Bowling Green, KY – Republican U-S Senator Mitch McConnell says he's optimistic that the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction can succeed in its mission of reducing the federal deficit. But the lawmaker from Louisville, who appointed three of the twelve members of the Joint Committee, says entitlement reform will have to be part of that deficit reduction process. McConnell says its essential that the Committee members meet their November deadline.
Bowling Green, Ky – WKU Political Science Professor Scott Lasley dropped by our studios to talk about Rick Perry's entrance into the GOP Presidential primary and the Kentucky Governor's race. Scott says Perry has been a prolific fundraiser in Texas, but election finance rules there are much different than those on the national level.
Bowling Green, KY – As public schools across Kentucky start the fall semester, accountability testing and preparing students for what comes after graduation are key areas of focus. Dan Modlin talks with Brad Hughes, Director of Member Services for the Kentucky School Boards Association.......
Bowling Green, Ky – With budgets tight and many educators feeling like they have to "teach to the test", when can a public school teacher focus on sustainability and environmental learning? Dan Modlin spoke to some sustainability educators, and has this story.
Bowling Green – Second district U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) says much more needs to be done, but feels some steps have been taken recently to put the nation on better financial footing. He talks with Lisa Autry about the recent debt ceiling compromise and the downgrade of the nation's credit rating.
Bowling Green, KY – Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King says new Common Core State Standards and the "Stronger by Degrees" program are keys to improving student performance in the Commonwealth. He says American students must be better prepared to compete in the global marketplace. He talks with Dan Modlin
Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Department of Education Spokesperson Lisa Gross has confirmed that Kentucky will apply for a waiver from student testing mandates in the Federal "No Child Left Behind" law. Officials with the U-S Department of Education have indicated that they plan to offer such waivers to all fifty states, as long as those states meet other school reform requirements. President Obama had requested the waiver process.
Bowling Green, Ky – Khaldoun Almousily is a busy man. When he's not teaching Arabic language classes at WKU, he's traveling the state, working as the only Arabic language interpreter and translator certified to appear in Kentucky's courtrooms. He spoke to WKU Public Radio's Kevin Willis about how he's received in small towns, and the many different dialects within the Arabic language.