Elizabethtown, Ky – A new study shows Kentucky with the fourth-highest number of children ages five and under who are at risk of hunger. The Feeding America study highlights the impact the ongoing recession is having on those who were struggling even in the best of times. We spoke with Tami Delaney, who works with the Elizabethtown-based America's Second Harvest of Kentucky's Heartland.
Bowling Green, KY – An Air Force surgeon from Warren County recently returned from a deployment in Afghanistan. Dr. Brian Moore is Chief of Surgery at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. He told WKU Public Radio that Afghanistan is a nation in desperate need of basic services following more than 30 years of war. Dr. Moore spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Bowling Green, Ky – The Sun Belt Conference Baseball tournament is underway in Alabama. The WKU Hilltoppers have won a share of the regular season conference championship. Dan Modlin spoke with play-by-play announcer Randy Lee about the Sun Belt tourney.
Bowling Green, Ky – President Obama is weighing possible nominees to fill the vacancy soon to be left by Justice David Souter. WKU historian Patty Minter says, as always, it won't be an easy decision given the politics involved. She spoke to our Joe Corcoran.
Bowling Green, Ky – An unscientific survey of Kentucky businesses and economists predicts the state economy will start turning around by early next year. In this report, we hear about the current and future state of the Commonwealth's coffers.
Frankfort, Ky – If you need further proof of how bad the recession is, numbers shared with a Kentucky panel of economic experts in Frankfort should provide the answers you seek. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.
Frankfort, Ky – Video slots at horse tracks was the main topic of discussion, as Governor Steve Beshear met with the top two leaders of the Kentucky House. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has more.
Bowling Green, Ky – A WKU Economics Professor says there's never been a better time than now to mount a defense of capitalism. Dr. Brian Strow was recently named the school's first BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism. He acknowledges that a recent survey shows more than 25% of Americans don't believe capitalism is the best way to organize a society. This is the complete, unedited version of Dr. Strow's recent interview with WKU Public Radio.