Note: Wilhelm Furtwangler's last name is typically spelled with an umlaut over the 'a' character. The npr website does not support characters with umlauts over characters. A variation of Furtwangler's name without the umlaut is spelled Furtwaengler.
Wilhelm Furtwaengler's name may be hard for Americans to pronounce, but the reason this great conductor isn't so well-remembered here is that he chose to remain in Germany during WWII, though he was never a member of the Nazi Party, and was exonerated by a postwar tribunal.
Franklin – For horse tracks in Kentucky, racing is no longer enough. Horses are being lured away by tracks with higher purses thanks to electronic betting. As Lisa Autry reports, a track in Simpson County will starting reclaiming some of what it has lost.
Bowling Green, KY – Historians Jack Thacker and Glenn LaFantasie of the WKU History Department say the military conflict which took place in western portions of Virginia 150 years ago contributed to the formation of the state of West Virginia. They talk with Dan Modlin in the next in our series of interviews on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War...........
Nashville, TN – A groundbreaking Tennessee legal figure has passed away. Justice Adolpho Birch, Jr. was the first African-American elected to a Nashville judgeship and the first to lead the state Supreme Court. Kevin Willis has more on the life of Birch.
Bowling Green, KY – Several members of the Bowling Green Fire Department have been undergoing training this week, to learn techniques that can be used in school bus accidents. Captain Jason Sowders says the training can be very important as firefighters prepare for emergency situations they could face in the future. Dan Modlin has more on the story....
Bowling Green, KY – Twice a year, four inspectors from the Warren County Health Department inspect the more than 1,300 food establishments in Warren County making sure they're clean and safe for the public. Joe Corcoran went behind the scenes on a recent surprise inspection to find out what goes into their reports.
Franklin, Ky – Kentucky Downs will soon become the first horse track in the Commonwealth to offer what's known as instant racing. As Lisa Autry reports, the track is moving forward with expanding gaming despite a court challenge.
Bowling Green – About 100 people packed Hartford City Hall Tuesday to speak with Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul, his first town hall since taking office. Paul denounced the nation's debt while calling for the resignation of U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. Lisa Autry has this report.
Owensboro, Ky – The Riverpark Performing Arts Center in Owensboro is officially retiring its 19 year building debt. Riverpark has raised $1.1 million, holding up its end of a bargain with the city of Owensboro and Daviess County. Kevin Willis reports.