Bowling Green, Ky – An expert in the field of interrogating terrorism suspects is speaking out against the use of torture. The man who led the interrogation team that uncovered information which led to the death of one of the most wanted terrorists in the world, Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, says other techniques helped uncover the information needed to find and kill the Jordanian. For security purposes, our guest goes by a pseudonym. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Frankfort, Ky – It's D-Day for state agencies in Kentucky, which must report how they intend to reduce their budgets by four-percent. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh looks at how proposed cuts could affect the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Frankfort, Ky – He's finishing up his first year as Kentucky's governor, and despite the lousy economy, Steve Beshear remains optimistic. For more on the governor's thoughts, here's Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh, who spent a half-hour with Beshear.
Bowling Green, Ky – This year marks the 70th anniversary of events that many historians call a turning point in the worst genocide ever. WKU History Professor and WWII scholar Jack Thacker says anti-semitic attitudes in many parts of Germany contributed to the atmosphere that made the death of millions of people possible. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Bowling Green, Ky – Some WKU students will travel to Kenya during the holiday break to help provide medical services for people in rural villages. Our interview guest, Dr. Nancy Rice of the WKU Biology Department, is helping to coordinate the Partners in Caring program. Dr. Rice says the students will be working in conjunction with three Warren and Barren County doctors and WKU faculty members to meet the medical needs of the villagers.
Bowling Green, Ky – The President of Western Kentucky University thinks future construction projects on campus will have to have increased funding from the private sector. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is asking universities to cut 4% from their budgets this fiscal year to offset a state budget deficit. WKU President Gary Ransdell spoke with our Lisa Autry about the challenging budget situation.
Owensboro, Ky – As the Big Three Automakers prepare to talk with Congress about a financial aid package, the treasurer of the Kentucky Automobile Dealers Association says a lack of credit has been the most significant problem facing the US auto industry. Dan Modlin reports.
Ft. Campbell, Ky – President Bush was in Fort Campbell to thank 101st Airborne members who had returned home from the war in Iraq. Joe Corcoran was there, and has this report featuring comments from the President, as well as returning soldiers.
Bowling Green, Ky – It's become a familiar story: the Kentucky Governor is warning of painful budget cuts in the face of declining revenue intakes. Steve Beshear is calling on lawmakers to find ways to make cuts that don't impact essential services. Lisa Autry has this report on what the budget outlook will be in 2009.
Bowling Green – Western Kentucky University is experimenting with ways to cut energy costs. The school is planning a one-week shutdown in December and again in July. Lisa Autry speaks with W-K-U Provost Dr. Barbara Burch.