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9:35 am
Tue June 30, 2009

Ky Senate candidates to release fundraising info

Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky's US Senate candidates will soon submit second-quarter fundraising reports to the federal election commission. Attorney General Jack Conway is expected to lead over Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo in the Democratic field, but closer attention is expected on how much money Republican incumbent Senator Jim Bunning raises. WKU Political Science Professor Scott Lasley spoke to our Lisa Autry about the race.

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9:32 am
Tue June 30, 2009

Advocates fear cuts to afterschool programs

Bowling Green, Ky – As state and local organizations face tough budgetary times, some advocates for afterschool educational programs are calling for more federal help. Ursula Helminski is the Vice President of External Affairs for the Afterschool Alliance. She spoke to our Dan Modlin about the issue.

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10:54 am
Fri June 26, 2009

Autism research at U of L creates magnetic field around brain

Louisville, Ky – Researchers at the University of Louisville recently got word their innovative studies into autism treatments are being rewarded with a grant from the National Institutes of Health. Lead researcher Manual Cassanova says the study involves pulsing a low-frequency magnetic field around the brain of a child with autism. Kevin Willis reports.

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Regional
10:49 am
Fri June 26, 2009

Economist warns states not to balance budgets with stimulus cash

Bowling Green, Ky – Before adjourning the special session, Kentucky lawmakers plugged a budget gap mostly by using federal stimulus money. A University of Tennessee economist is warning states the economy will still be weak when stimulus funding runs out in two years. Dr. Bill Fox says recessions are never one or two year events. Lisa Autry reports.

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Regional
10:45 am
Fri June 26, 2009

Gambling supporters used school funding to arm-twist undecideds

Bowling Green, Ky – The recent special session in Frankfort is now over, but coming to light are the tactics used by some supporters of video slots machines at racetracks. The measure ultimately failed in a Senate committee. Before that, House Speaker Greg Stumbo tried to use public school funding as an enticement to get votes for the plan. Dan Modlin reports.

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Regional
12:41 pm
Thu June 25, 2009

Tony McVeigh looks back on special session

Frankfort, Ky – An eight-day, special session of the Kentucky General Assembly dominated by the issue of video slots at horse tracks is history. Watching it all unfold was Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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12:40 pm
Thu June 25, 2009

Beshear still positive on session, despite slots failure

Frankfort, Ky – Despite the failure of the slots bill, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says the special session produced many significant accomplishments. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.

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4:00 pm
Wed June 24, 2009

Special session over; economic incentives, bridge funding pass

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky lawmakers are heading home, after finishing their work in the special session called by Gov. Steve Beshear. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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9:49 am
Wed June 24, 2009

Wednesday could be final day for Ky special session

Frankfort, Ky – The current special session of the Kentucky General Assembly is expected to wrap up today in Frankfort. We get the latest from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
3:51 pm
Tue June 23, 2009

Beshear considering another special session?

Frankfort, Ky – One day after defeat of the slots bill, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear spoke briefly with the House Democratic Caucus. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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