2012 Election
9:19 am
Tue August 16, 2011

WKU Political Analyst Says Perry Faces Big Challenges Ahead in GOP Primary

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Bowling Green, Ky – WKU Political Science Professor Scott Lasley dropped by our studios to talk about Rick Perry's entrance into the GOP Presidential primary and the Kentucky Governor's race. Scott says Perry has been a prolific fundraiser in Texas, but election finance rules there are much different than those on the national level.

Regional
11:42 am
Mon August 15, 2011

Challenges Face School Administrators and Teachers as Students Return to the Classroom

Bowling Green, KY – As public schools across Kentucky start the fall semester, accountability testing and preparing students for what comes after graduation are key areas of focus. Dan Modlin talks with Brad Hughes, Director of Member Services for the Kentucky School Boards Association.......

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Regional
12:02 pm
Fri August 12, 2011

WKU sustainability educators hope Ky's schools will increase teaching on the subject

Bowling Green, Ky – With budgets tight and many educators feeling like they have to "teach to the test", when can a public school teacher focus on sustainability and environmental learning? Dan Modlin spoke to some sustainability educators, and has this story.

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Regional
7:24 pm
Tue August 9, 2011

KY Congrressman Brett Guthrie Defends Debt Ceiling Vote

Bowling Green – Second district U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) says much more needs to be done, but feels some steps have been taken recently to put the nation on better financial footing. He talks with Lisa Autry about the recent debt ceiling compromise and the downgrade of the nation's credit rating.

Regional
4:25 pm
Tue August 9, 2011

CPE President Stresses the Importance of Preparing Students for College

CPE President Bob King visits the studios at WKU Public Radio

Bowling Green, KY – Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King says new Common Core State Standards and the "Stronger by Degrees" program are keys to improving student performance in the Commonwealth. He says American students must be better prepared to compete in the global marketplace. He talks with Dan Modlin

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Regional
12:39 pm
Tue August 9, 2011

Fish Found in Kentucky and Tennessee is Listed as "Endangered"

Kentucky State Parks
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Regional
1:57 pm
Mon August 8, 2011

Kentucky Will Ask for a Waiver from "No Child Left Behind" Testing Mandates

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Department of Education Spokesperson Lisa Gross has confirmed that Kentucky will apply for a waiver from student testing mandates in the Federal "No Child Left Behind" law. Officials with the U-S Department of Education have indicated that they plan to offer such waivers to all fifty states, as long as those states meet other school reform requirements. President Obama had requested the waiver process.

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Arts & Culture
9:19 am
Mon August 8, 2011

Meet the Man who Interprets Arabic in Kentucky's Courtrooms

Bowling Green, Ky – Khaldoun Almousily is a busy man. When he's not teaching Arabic language classes at WKU, he's traveling the state, working as the only Arabic language interpreter and translator certified to appear in Kentucky's courtrooms. He spoke to WKU Public Radio's Kevin Willis about how he's received in small towns, and the many different dialects within the Arabic language.

Regional
3:10 pm
Fri August 5, 2011

"Map Branded" Program Available to Some Small Agribusiness Firms

Bowling Green, KY – Small Agribusiness firms in the Commonwealth are being encouraged to apply for a program designed to stimulate the export of agricultural products from Kentucky.
Kelly Ludwig, Marketing Director of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture says many people underestimate the impact global markets can have. Dan Modlin has this report..

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Regional
12:53 pm
Fri August 5, 2011

Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl to Stay in Bowling Green

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