Bowling Green, Ky – Experts in the field of head injuries say student and professional athletes need to take the risk of concussions seriously. Researchers believe there is a significant risk of suffering more serious damage if an athlete continues to play in a game in which he or she has suffered a concussion. Dan Modlin spoke with Dr. Charles Wood, a Bowling Green neurosurgeon who is concerned too many athletes continue to play shortly after receiving seriously head injuries.
Bowling Green, Ky – WKU Photojournalism Coordinator James Kenney joins Lee Stott to talk about a gallery exhibition celebrating the program's success in the Hearst journalism awards. The exhibition opens Saturday, Feb. 6th.
Owensboro, Ky – The high-profile criminal case involving US missionaries in Haiti is putting the spotlight on the issue of international adoption. Ten Americans are being criminally charged for trying to take a group of Haitian children across the border to the Dominican Republic, where they would be eligible for adoption. Kevin Willis spoke with Lucy Armistead, with Kentucky Adoption Services, an Owensboro based organization that helps US couples adopt children from other countries.
Bowling Green, Ky – Officials at WKU are revising the "Challenging the Spirit" strategic plan to better deal with economic realities impacting the nation. President Gary Ransdell says it's important for the school to maintain academic quality in the face of the uncertain economy.
Bowling Green, Ky – The US Census Bureau is still looking for part-time workers in Kentucky. Federal officials say filling census-taker positions has been harder than expected, especially in southern and eastern Kentucky. Lisa Autry speaks with Lanny Brannock in the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.
Bowling Green, Ky – In a wide-ranging interview with WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry, Governor Beshear said it's now up to lawmakers to come up with ways to fill the state's massive budget deficit. The Governor said talk of tax reform is likely just that--talk. This interview originally aired during Morning Edition on Wednesday, January 27.
Bowling Green – The federal government needs more census takers on the ground in Kentucky. Recruiting workers has been especially difficult in the eastern half of the state. Lisa Autry has this interview with Wayne Hatcher, a regional director for the U.S. Census Bureau.
Bowling Green – Kentucky Congressman Brett Guthrie of Bowling Green will have a challenger in this year's election. Owensboro realtor Ed Marksberry has filed to run for the second district seat. Lisa Autry reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – This week marks the deadlines for those who would like to submit written comments on postal service professionals to consolidate services. This issue has led to some controversy in the state, as the postal service looks for ways to reduce costs. Dan Modlin reports on how the proposed changes could impact postal facilities in Bowling Green and London, Ky.