Frankfort, Ky – The debate over expanded gambling in Kentucky is again front and center, with the planned introduction of gaming amendments by two, high-profile Senate Republicans. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky advocates of a smoking cessation program approved in 2007 are calling for funding for the program, which has yet to receive a single state dollar. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Frankfort, Ky – The year-long legal battle over Kentucky's attempts to seize the domain names of Internet gambling sites resumes this week in Frankfort. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has details.
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.