Regional
12:54 pm
Thu June 16, 2011

Hundreds of Kids Gather for Stand for Children's Day

Bowling Green, Ky – Games and educational activities drew a large number of youngsters to "Stand for Children" Day activities at Western Kentucky University today. The event is coordinated by Community Ed in Bowling Green, and this year's theme was "Go Green."
Dan Modlin has more.......

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Regional
2:42 pm
Wed June 15, 2011

U-S Senator Mitch McConnell Wants Terrror Trial Moved to Guantanamo Bay

Bowling Green, Ky – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wants the Justice Department to use Guantanamo Bay for the two Iraqi Nationals recently arrested on terrorism charges in Bowling Green. However, an attorney for one of the defendants says the two men were in the U-S legally, and should be given the same rights as anyone else. Dan Modlin spoke with Senator McConnell about the issue......

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Regional
11:54 am
Mon June 13, 2011

Technology Plays Increasing Role in Inappropriate Student, Teacher Relationships

Bowling Green – Of the 36 teachers in Kentucky who lost their licenses last year, half were involved in inappropriate relationships with students. Cell phones and social media are making it easier for teachers and students to engage in sexually charged communication. Technology, however, makes it easier to get caught. Lisa Autry has this report.

Regional
11:36 am
Mon June 13, 2011

KY Attorney General, Lawmakers at Odds Over For-Profit Colleges

Frankfort – Complaints about for-profit colleges in Kentucky continue to raise eyebrows in Frankfort. However, the schools have many legislative defenders. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.

Regional
2:07 pm
Wed June 8, 2011

Two Iraqis in Ky charged with terrorism waive right to detention hearing

Iraqi refugees Waad Alwan (left) and Mohanad Hammadi (right) were arrested May 25 in Kentucky for allegedly conspiring to aid al-Qaida. If convicted on all charges, each could face life in prison.

Bowling Green, Ky – The two Iraqi nationals being held on federal terrorism charges are waiving their rights to a detention hearing. Dan Modlin covered activities in federal court in Bowling Green Wednesday morning and has our report.

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Regional
10:11 am
Tue June 7, 2011

Iranian President Faces Political Challenges

Bowling Green, KY – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has suffered some significant political setbacks in recent weeks. His attempt to take control of the Iranian Oil Ministry was rejected and led to highly critical coverage in Iranian media. Middle East Expert in the WKU Political Science Department, Dr. Soleiman Kiasatpour, talks with Dan Modlin about the situation.......

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Regional
9:52 am
Tue June 7, 2011

Detention Hearing Scheduled in Terrorism Case

Ky Bluegrass in DC
1:59 pm
Mon June 6, 2011

National Mall Renovation Will Feature Lots of Kentucky Bluegrass

Bowling Green, Ky – Later this summer, the National Mall in Washington begins a multi-year renovation. A big part of the changes will be new grass along the mall to replace the turf that has been worn down by years of heavy foot traffic. Experts have chosen the Kentucky bluegrass seed for the effort. In this report, we hear from Caroline Cunnigham, President of the Trust for the National Mall, and turf expert Murray Cook.

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Arts & Culture
11:10 am
Mon June 6, 2011

Gospel Singer John Edmonds

John Edmonds (photo by Marvin Young)

Bowling Green's John Edmonds has had a long and varied career, and is an important part of the regional gospel music scene. WKU Folk Studies graduate student Rachel Hopkin produced this documentary about the internationally-recognized musician.

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Regional
4:00 pm
Fri June 3, 2011

The "Freedom Riders" 50th anniversary

Bowling Green, KY – Fifty years ago nearly four hundred black and white non-violent demonstrators gathered in the deep south to fight Jim Crow segregation laws by riding previously restricted buses together. They became known as "The Freedom Riders". A PBS film about that summer of 1961 is airing on WKYU-PBS this weekend and Joe Corcoran has a report on the part some area residents played during that fateful summer and how it changed their lives.

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