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1:59 pm
Mon June 6, 2011

National Mall Renovation Will Feature Lots of Kentucky Bluegrass

Bowling Green, Ky – Later this summer, the National Mall in Washington begins a multi-year renovation. A big part of the changes will be new grass along the mall to replace the turf that has been worn down by years of heavy foot traffic. Experts have chosen the Kentucky bluegrass seed for the effort. In this report, we hear from Caroline Cunnigham, President of the Trust for the National Mall, and turf expert Murray Cook.

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Arts & Culture
11:10 am
Mon June 6, 2011

Gospel Singer John Edmonds

John Edmonds (photo by Marvin Young)

Bowling Green's John Edmonds has had a long and varied career, and is an important part of the regional gospel music scene. WKU Folk Studies graduate student Rachel Hopkin produced this documentary about the internationally-recognized musician.

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Regional
4:00 pm
Fri June 3, 2011

The "Freedom Riders" 50th anniversary

Bowling Green, KY – Fifty years ago nearly four hundred black and white non-violent demonstrators gathered in the deep south to fight Jim Crow segregation laws by riding previously restricted buses together. They became known as "The Freedom Riders". A PBS film about that summer of 1961 is airing on WKYU-PBS this weekend and Joe Corcoran has a report on the part some area residents played during that fateful summer and how it changed their lives.

Regional
1:58 pm
Fri June 3, 2011

Sen. Rand Paul to ask for hearings on Iraqi men arrested in Bowling Green

Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky Senator Rand Paul wants to know how two Iraqi men arrested on terrorism charges got into the US. The two Iraqis had been living in Bowling Green when they were arrested and charged with trying to send weapons and funds to Al-Qaida in Iraq. Kevin Willis reports.

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Regional
1:05 pm
Thu June 2, 2011

Bowling Green's Celebrated Gospel Singer John Edmonds

John Edmonds (photo by Marvin Young)

Bowling Green, KY – Bowling Green's John Edmonds has had a long and varied career, and is an important part of the regional gospel music scene. WKU Folk Studies graduate student Rachel Hopkin produced this preview of her upcoming radio documentary about this internationally-recognized musician.

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Regional
11:41 am
Wed June 1, 2011

New Study will Examine Opportunities for Owensboro

Bowling Green, Ky – The Public Life Foundation in Owensboro is funding an in-depth analysis of the Owensboro-Daviess County area. Its an update of a 1991 Citistates Group report on the area, but primary researcher Keith Schneider says the new document will be "data rich" and will examine a variety of factors, including education and health services. Dan Modlin has more on the story...

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Regional
2:44 pm
Tue May 31, 2011

Two Terror Suspects Arrested in Bowling Green

Bowling Green, KY – Federal authorities say Waad Ramadan Alwan and Mohaned Shareef Hammadi were arrested in Bowling Green on May 25th. Alwan had allegedly been involved in the manufacture of IEDs in Iraq and had distributed information on how to make the explosive devices. Hammadi is charged with trying to provide material support to Al Qaeda in Iraq and trying to export Stinger missiles.

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Regional
9:42 am
Tue May 31, 2011

Two Iraqi men living in Bowling Green arrested on federal terrorism charges

Waad Ramadan Alawan and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi.

Bowling Green, Ky – Two Iraqis have been indicted in Kentucky on federal terrorism charges, including allegations that they provided support to Al-Qaeda in Iraq and conspired to transport Stinger missiles overseas. Thirty-year-old Waad Ramadan Alwan and 23-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, both former residents of Iraq who currently live in Bowling Green, were charged in a 23-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Bowling Green. Dan Modlin has this report.

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Regional
9:41 am
Tue May 31, 2011

Two Iraqi men living in Bowling Green arrested on federal terrorism charges

Bowling Green, Ky – Two Iraqis have been indicted in Kentucky on federal terrorism charges, including allegations that they provided support to Al-Qaeda in Iraq and conspired to transport Stinger missiles overseas. Thirty-year-old Waad Ramadan Alwan and 23-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, both former residents of Iraq who currently live in Bowling Green, were charged in a 23-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Bowling Green. Dan Modlin has this report.

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Regional
11:49 am
Thu May 26, 2011

Power Outages are Reported Across Kentucky

Bowling Green, KY – Andrew Melnykovych of the Kentucky Public Service Commission says outages have been reported from one end of Kentucky to the other. However, he says the total number of people without power statewide is lower than in several other storm events that have occurred in recent years. High winds toppled many trees and falling branches have contributed to power outages in several areas.

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