Bowling Green, Ky – Mammoth Cave is in the process of building a new, environmentally-friendly visitor's center. Park Superintendent Patrick Reed says the staff at Mammoth Cave has a strong tradition of protecting the environment. Reed recently came to WKU Public Radio and spoke with Dan Modlin.
Bowling Green, Ky – Although Iranian authorities hope recent political unrest will fade, the Middle East expert at Western Kentucky University believes that is unlikely to happen. Dr. Soleimon Kiasatpour says the recent post-election turmoil has created a challenge Iranian leaders weren't expecting. He talked about the longer term outlook for Iran with Dan Modlin.
Bowling Green, Ky – Officials in Iran say their election process is over, and that the incumbent president has been re-elected. But the Middle East expert in the WKU Political Science Department says the way the election was handled is raising questions about whether Iran is a republic. Dr. Soleimon Kiasatpour spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson says he has raised more than $600,000 for a possible run for the US Senate seat currently held by Republican Jim Bunning. One political scientist says time and money are two factors important for Grayson right now. Lisa Autry explains.
Bowling Green, Ky – The Fourth of July holiday weekend is a time when many people head to the lakes and rivers for fun. For law enforcement, it's also a time to step up policing efforts to stop drunk boaters. Lisa Autry recently went on a ride-a-long with officers on the Barren River Lake.
Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky's US Senate candidates will soon submit second-quarter fundraising reports to the federal election commission. Attorney General Jack Conway is expected to lead over Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo in the Democratic field, but closer attention is expected on how much money Republican incumbent Senator Jim Bunning raises. WKU Political Science Professor Scott Lasley spoke to our Lisa Autry about the race.
Bowling Green, Ky – As state and local organizations face tough budgetary times, some advocates for afterschool educational programs are calling for more federal help. Ursula Helminski is the Vice President of External Affairs for the Afterschool Alliance. She spoke to our Dan Modlin about the issue.
Louisville, Ky – Researchers at the University of Louisville recently got word their innovative studies into autism treatments are being rewarded with a grant from the National Institutes of Health. Lead researcher Manual Cassanova says the study involves pulsing a low-frequency magnetic field around the brain of a child with autism. Kevin Willis reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – Before adjourning the special session, Kentucky lawmakers plugged a budget gap mostly by using federal stimulus money. A University of Tennessee economist is warning states the economy will still be weak when stimulus funding runs out in two years. Dr. Bill Fox says recessions are never one or two year events. Lisa Autry reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – The recent special session in Frankfort is now over, but coming to light are the tactics used by some supporters of video slots machines at racetracks. The measure ultimately failed in a Senate committee. Before that, House Speaker Greg Stumbo tried to use public school funding as an enticement to get votes for the plan. Dan Modlin reports.