Regional
9:22 am
Tue June 15, 2010

Going For a Ride with the BGPD: Sgt. Edwards Bridges Gaps With Immigrants

Bowling Green, Ky – In the second of our two-part series of reports, we take a ride with Bowling Green Police Sgt. Matt Edwards, who patrols some of the city's most ethnically diverse neighborhoods. Sgt. Edwards tells us how he tries to build trust between law enforcement and immigrant communities who are often suspicious of the police. He says a technique known as "community policing" plays a major role in the effort.

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Bowling Green Police and Immigrants
2:29 pm
Mon June 14, 2010

Bowling Green Police Reaching Out to City's Many International Communities

Bowling Green, Ky – The Bowling Green Police Department faces considerable challenges in reaching out to the city's many immigrant communities. Bowling Green has a growing Hispanic population, as well as recent arrivals from Bosnia, Albania, Vietnam, Burma, Liberia, Iraq, and Burundi. Many of these immigrants are naturally suspicious of engaging with law enforcement. In this report, we hear from BGPD Chief Doug Hawkins and Officer Monica Woods, International Communities Liaison.

Regional
2:23 pm
Mon June 14, 2010

Kentucky manufacturers facing increased energy costs

Bowling Green, Ky – The Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center is encouraging manufacturers in the state to look for safe ways to save energy. Executive Director Cam Metcalf says relatively cheap energy costs drew many manufacturers to the region in the past, but those costs have been increasing in recent years. A workshop to address the issue is being held in Bowling Green on Wednesday, June 16th. Dan Modlin has our story.

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Regional
9:12 am
Tue June 1, 2010

Kentucky lawmakers pass budget after six-day special session

Frankfort, Ky – In Frankfort late last night, Kentucky lawmakers wrapped up their work in what turned out to be a six-day special session on the budget. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh was at the State Capitol when the final gavels fell.

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JazzSet
9:54 am
Thu May 27, 2010

Christian McBride And Inside Straight On JazzSet

Rhonda Hamilton, guest-hosting for Dee Dee Bridgewater, is onstage at the 30th annual Detroit International Jazz Festival. She introduces Christian McBride as "the premier bass player of his generation." All in the huge Motor City crowd cheer for that.

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Regional
9:49 am
Mon May 24, 2010

Part 2: Pulaski County prosecutor says some drug dealers use disability money

Somerset, Ky – In the second of his two-part series on drug abuse in the Pulaski County region, Dan Modlin tells us about a unique concern to law enforcement in Southeastern Kentucky. Commonwealth's Attorney Eddy Montgomery says some drug dealers are able to draw disability checks, which provides them with the materials needed to make and distribute illegal drugs.

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Regional
9:30 am
Mon May 24, 2010

Part 1: Pulaski County groups looking for ways to fight prescription drug abuse

Somerset, Ky – In the Pulaski County region, prescription drug abuse is proving to be a major concern, with a number of overdose deaths reported. "Operation Unite" is coordinating a new effort in the area to develop some strategies for dealing with drug abuse problems. This is the first of a two-part series of reports by Dan Modlin about strategies to combat prescription drug abuse.

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Regional
9:24 am
Mon May 24, 2010

GOP Unity rally aims to bring party together after primary

Frankfort, Ky – A Republican Party of Kentucky unity rally Saturday drew several hundred party faithful to Frankfort, but it also attracted a small group of protestors. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh was there.

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Regional
11:30 am
Fri May 21, 2010

Bowling Green 14 year old is building quite a musical resume

Bowling Green, KY – When 14 year old Mary Rachel Nalley of Bowling Green started picking out tunes on her fiddle in the 5th grade, even she didn't think it would land her on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry just four years later. Mary recently came to the studios of WKU Public Radio and shared some of her music with our listeners.

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Regional
3:20 pm
Wed May 19, 2010

Rand Paul wins GOP Senate nomination

Rand Paul

Bowling Green, Ky – Bowling Green's Rand Paul will represent the Republican Party in November's US Senate race. Paul won a decisive victory Tuesday over Secretary of State Trey Grayson, and will now face Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway, who won the Democratic primary. WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry was at the Rand Paul election party when it was announced he secured the GOP nomination.

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