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
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.
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.
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..
Bowling Green, KY – The Krystal restaurant chain is well-known in many southern states for their square-shaped, small hamburgers. Officials with the Chattanooga-based company have announced that they are seeking new ownership, and have hired the Piper Jaffray firm to assist in that search. Krystal currently operates more than 360 company-owned and franchise restaurants in eleven states, and employs more than seven thousand people.
Bowling Green – Hardin County residents are being asked to consider unifying their county and city governments. A consultant's study finds merging would create Kentucky's third largest community while streamlining government services and adding new clout in Frankfort and Washington. In this report, Lisa Autry takes a closer look at the proposal.
Bowling Green, KY – With the repercussions from Great Britain's "News Of The World" phone hacking scandal continuing, many are worried about their own personal privacy. WKU Public Radio's Joe Corcoran looks at the ethics of phone hacking and what to do to prevent it.