When the National Endowment for the Arts informed Kenny Barron that he'd been named a Jazz Master — that's the highest honor in jazz that the nation bestows — "I was elated and surprised," Barron says. "And then I kept thinking, 'Damn, am I really this old?' "
Bowling Green – Kentucky lawmakers return to Frankfort Tuesday, January 5 for the start of the 2010 legislative session. The overriding issue will be overcoming a 1.5 billion dollar budget deficit over the next two years. Governor Steve Beshear talked about his legislative priorities in a phone interview with Lisa Autry.
Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. is worried about the impact budget cuts could have on the state's court system. He also spoke to WKU Public Radio about efforts to increase transparency in state financial matters.
Bowling Green – The down economy has more Americans tapping their retirement savings. One business group says nearly half of those changing or losing jobs last year took cash out of their 401k accounts. In this report, Lisa Autry speaks with Bowling Green financial adviser Tony Walker who says it can be risky and expensive to tap retirement funds early.
Bowling Green, Ky – Many older workers are hoping to stay on the job longer, in light of recent losses in retirement plan or longer life expectancy. Dan Modlin recently spoke with Howard Eglit of the Chicago-Kent School of Law about a recent study on older workers conducted by the Pew Foundation.
Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has issued an executive order banning state employees from text messaging while driving government-owned vehicles. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Bowling Green, Ky – December 16th marks the 65th anniversary of a pivotal World War Two battle. The Battle of the Bulge began when German troops went on the offensive against Allied forces in western Europe. Dan Modlin spoke with WKU military historian Dr. Jack Thacker about the battle, and it's impact on WWII.