Bowling Green, KY – Members of the WKU Forensics team will be hosting a major speech tournament at WKU this weekend. 29 university teams, including entrants from Ohio State, Clemson, and the University of Alabama will be competing. WKU Forensics Director Jace Lux says he has been impressed by what he has seen from the WKU team so far this year.
Bowling Green, KY – A local leader at the Hildreth Animal Adoption Center has been asked to go to Haiti to help establish an animal shelter in that country. Hannah Pepin says she expects to face a number of challenges in the Earthquake-damaged area. She talks with Dan Modlin.........
Bowling Green, Ky – The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing recently held its ninth annual Deaf Festival in Horse Cave. It attracted thousands of deaf Americans and their families to the south-central Kentucky region. Joe Corcoran reports.
Bowling Green, KY – Some WKU Historians say its very important for the American people to be familiar with the Fourteenth Amendment to the U-S Constitution. As immigration and citizenship issues become part of the political debate this year, they say its important to understand the history and purpose of the Amendment. Dan Modlin talks with Dr. John Hardin, Dr. Patty Minter, and Dr. Glenn Lafantasie.
Bowling Green, KY – Students at several Kentucky High Schools have been participating in mock elections, as part of an educational program facilitated by the Office of Kentucky's Secretary of State. The students are using real voting machines from their respective counties to cast mock votes for the candidates in Kentucky's U-S Senate race between Republican Rand Paul and Democrat Jack Conway.
Bowling Green, KY – An award-winning public television documentary about Mammoth Cave will be available to TV stations across the country, starting in October. "Mammoth Cave; A Way to Wonder" recently won four regional Emmy Awards. Dan Modlin talks with David Brinkley and Cheryl Beckley of WKYU-PBS.
Bowling Green, Ky – Each year, schools like WKU release new athletic schedules. Fans look forward to getting that information to know who, where, and when their favorite teams are playing. But collegiate athletic schedules aren't put together in the off-season. They often take years to complete, especially when it comes to football. We talked to WKU Athletics Director Ross Bjork about the business side of scheduling, and what it's like to work with other AD's around the nation.
Evansville, IN – Several national polls show Republicans could be set for big Congressional gains this November. One of the states analysts are looking at is Indiana, which went for Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential vote. Now, the GOP could be set to pick up a US Senate seat there, as well as several House seats. Kevin Willis spoke to University of Evansville Political Science Professor Robert Dion about Indiana's political climate.