Bowling Green, Ky – Some 60,000 Kentucky military veterans and senior citizens have yet to file the necessary tax forms to receive their economic stimulus checks. IRS spokeswoman Jodie Reynolds spoke to Dan Modlin about what these Kentuckians need to do.
Nashville, TN – Belmont University in Nashville is basking in the spotlight as the site of the second presidential debate between John McCain and Barack Obama. WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry went to Belmont and spoke with administrators and students to learn about the intense preparation that has gone into the event.
Bowling Green, Ky – The Kentucky Attorney General, Jack Conway, has gone to court in an effort to block the early release of some state inmates. The President of the Commonwealth's Attorney Association, Chris Cohron, explains why the public should be concerned. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Bowling Green, Ky – With Americans being bombarded with news coverage about a proposed multi-billion dollar financial market bailout, it's easy to become overwhelmed. In this special documentary by Dan Modlin, WKU Public Radio takes a measured, in-depth look at the package being considered by Congress, and the possible positive and negative ramifications of its passage. We hear from a variety of experts in economics and political science, including WKU Professors Ed Yager, Brian Goff, and Dennis Wilson.
Bowling Green, Ky – The FDA says the proper use of medicines is critical if patients are to gain the full benefit of the product. In Bowling Green, Greenview Regional Hospital Director of Pharmacy Jim Morris says expiration dates cannot be ignored. He says aspirin, in particular, should not be used after it has reached its expiration date. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Bowling Green, Ky – A new mobile health unit is now helping to provide expanded health care services in the WKU region. Unveiled recently at a special ceremony, the unit will help provide flu and pneumonia immunizations. WKU President Gary Ransdell says the second mobile health unit will also provide a number of services such as heart disease prevention efforts.
Bowling Green, Ky – The WKU Teacher Education program recently earned national recognition from the Christa McAuliffe awards program. In fact, WKU was one of just two universities nationwide to receive the award this year. Dr. Tony Norman is the Associate Dean for Accountability and Research at the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences. He says helping student teachers address deficiencies is a key part of the program.
Bowling Green, Ky – The move to digital television is scheduled to be completed in February. But some individuals who hope to view those signals "off-air" may need to check on their current antenna systems. Jack Hanes, Director of Educational Telecommunications at WKU, says digital signals differ from the analog signals of the past. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Bowling Green, Ky – Fans of NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday have come to love the weekly segment featuring New York Time's puzzle and crossword editor Will Shortz. WKU Public Radio's Joe Corcoran recently spoke to Shortz about the creation of the crossword puzzles, and whether or not Shortz holds one puzzle in particular as his favorite.