11:55 am
Mon April 18, 2011

Kentucky pediatrician says public should be outraged at impact of child abuse

Bowling Green, Ky – A child abuse pediatrician in Kentucky wants the public to know more about the impact of abuse on young people. Dr. Andrea Taroli, with the University of Louisville, says there should be outrage at the number of children who die annually due to violence at the hands of a parental figure. Kevin Willis has our story.

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2:09 pm
Thu April 14, 2011

Renee Rosnes Quartet On JazzSet

Renee Rosnes performs at the Village Vanguard.
John Rogers for NPR

In her 20s, Vancouver's Renee Rosnes received a Canada Council of the Arts grant to study jazz in the U.S. High-profile artists such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Joe Henderson (to name a few) gave her high-powered support. Blue Note Records signed and kept her on the label for more than a decade.

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12:04 pm
Tue April 12, 2011

New Survey Indicates a Drop in Small Business Optimism

10:54 am
Fri April 8, 2011

University Community Mourns the Loss of Dero G. Downing

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Bowling Green, KY – Funeral Services are being held in Bowling Green today for Dr. Dero G. Downing, the fourth President of Western Kentucky University. Dr. Downing's contributions to the University span many decades. He served as President from 1969 until 1979 and led the College Heights Foundation for many years. Dan Modlin has this report on the life of Dero G. Downing........

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9:21 am
Fri April 8, 2011

"Butterflies" Campaign in Barren County Raises Money to Fight Rare Pulmonary Disease

Maddie Morgan
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Glasgow, Ky – Donna and Tony Morgan of Barren County have been on a mission ever since tragedy struck their family in 2005. That's the year their 6 year old daughter, Maddie, died suddenly of Pulmonary Veno Occlusive Disease, or "PVOD". Since then, the Morgans have set out to educate the public--and just as importantly, the medical community--about the rare disease. Kevin Willis reports from Glasgow about the Butterflies for Maddie Foundation.

10:55 am
Thu April 7, 2011

Kentucky Legislature's Special Session Finally Ends

Frankfort, KY – After nearly a month in session and a two week recess after members of the House adjourned, the Kentucky Senate has ended their special session on the Medicare bill. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh takes a look back at the ins and outs of the complicated session.

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10:43 am
Thu April 7, 2011

Historians Reflect on the Role a Kentucky Officer Played at Fort Sumter

Bowling Green, Ky – A Union Officer from the State of Kentucky played a key role when Confederate troops opened fire on Fort Sumter. He had decided to move his forces into the modern fort shortly before the attack started. Dr. Glen LaFantasie and Dr. Jack Thacker of the WKU History Department talk with Dan Modlin, in the latest in our series of reports on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War......

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Arts & Culture
3:17 pm
Wed April 6, 2011

Basket Making in Kentucky

Basket maker Leona Waddell
Photo by Amanda Hardeman

South Central Kentucky has a rich and unique basket making tradition. WKU Folk Studies graduate student Rachel Hopkin explores this heritage in an hour-long documentary produced for WKU Public Radio.

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3:51 pm
Fri April 1, 2011

Basket Making in South Central Kentucky

Bowling Green, KY – WKU Folk Studies graduate student Rachel Hopkin explores the rich tradition of basket making in South Central Kentucky (join us for the full hour-long documentary on Saturday, April 2, at 2pm C.T./3pm E.T.)