Bowling Green, Ky – On the day of September 11, 2001, NPR relied heavily on the reporting of member station WNYC in Manhattan. Reporters Andrea Bernstein and Beth Fertig covered the attacks on the World Trade Center live from the scene that day. They recently spoke to WKU Public Radio about how the attacks changed them as people and reporters, and how New York City has moved on in the six years following the collapse of the Twin Towers.
Frankfort, Ky – A memorial service in honor of those killed six years ago in the 9/11 attacks was held at the Kentucky capitol. Governor Fletcher recalled meeting a New York City firefighter almost one year after the attacks. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports on the ceremony.
Bowling Green, Ky – Members of the State Nurses Association will meet in Bowling Green soon, to address several health issues which relate to meth addiction. Susan Jones of the WKU Department of Nursing is the state president of the group. She says it's clear that meth abuse has become a serious problem for the whole community.
Bowling Green, Ky – Two public forums on the future of Kentucky law enforcement will held in upcoming days. Barren County Sheriff Chris Eaton says local law enforcement has become much more professional since new standards were approved by the General Assembly in 1998. However, he says it's unclear whether the general public knows about the changes. Sheriff Eaton spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Owensboro, Ky – Governor Fletcher has announced a $500,000 study that will look at upgrading the William H. Natcher and Audubon parkways in western Kentucky. Government and business leaders in the region want the parkways to serve as connectors to the future interstates 66 and 69.
Bowling Green, Ky – WKU Geography and Geology Department Head David Keeling recently led an expedition to Siberian Russia, the Arctic Circle, and Western Alaska. He joins us on The Midday Edition to talk about what he learned concerning global climate change, and the impacts of oil extracts from the Arctic region.
Bowling Green, Ky – Public meetings on renewable energy will soon be held in Somserset and Princeton, Ky. The forums are being conducted by Kentucky's Rural Energy Consortium. The Somerset meeting will be held Sept. 18, with the Princeton gathering on Oct. 16.
Bowling Green, Ky – A new study has found a much higher than average incidence of a cancer pre-cursor in patients in Pulaski, Laurel, and Whitley counties. University of Kentucky researchers say they are determined to find out why these southern Kentucky counties have a relatively high rate of cancer of the esophogus. Our guest is Dr. Nicholas Nickl, a researcher with the UK College of Medicine.
Bowling Green, Ky – Experts on drug addiction prevention are worried that TV ads make prescription drugs seem like "cure-alls" to many teenagers. The number of teens in Kentucky and the US who are addicted to prescription drugs is skyrocketing. Dan Modlin brings us part two of our special series on the issue.