Bowling Green, Ky – October 16th marks the 150th anniversary of a pivotal event in US history--John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry, Virgina. Dr. John Hardin of the WKU History Department says Brown's plan to raid an arsenal and help arm slaves led to increased tensions and more military training in the South. This is the first in a two-part series of stories about the impact the raid at Harper's Ferry had on the country. Dan Modlin reports.
Frankfort, Ky – A Kentucky teenager is helping launch a new state public awareness campaign on the dangers of distracted driving, particularly texting while driving. We get details from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Bowling Green, Ky – A noted astrophysicist is appearing at WKU as part of the Cultural Enhancement Series. Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson is the host of "NOVA Science Now" on PBS. Tyson tells WKU Public Radio he plans to talk about a "cosmic" perspective when he visits WKU on Monday, October 26th in the Garrett Ballroom.
Nashville, TN – As a special web exclusive, WKU Public Radio is offering the complete, half-hour conversation between Nashville Symphony conductor and music director Giancarlo Guerrero and Kevin Willis.
Nashville, TN – Giancarlo Guerrero is a man at the helm of one of the top up-and-coming orchestras in the country. As conductor and music director of the Nashville Symphony, Guerrero is in a unique position to address the many challenges facing orchestras and the American classical music industry. In this interview with WKU Public Radio's Kevin Willis, Guerrero talks about attracting audiences for new music, the threats posed by cutting musical education in schools, and his own favorite pieces of music.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky's economic woes continue. The current state budget deficit could be larger than anticipated and there may be even more red ink ahead. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh assesses the state's grim financial picture.
Bowling Green, Ky – Properly-trained canines are providing some much needed services for children with autism. In this report, Dan Modlin speaks with Dr. Jennifer Butler-Modaff. She believes her son would benefit greatly from an autism service dog.