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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Regional
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.)

Regional
10:33 am
Fri April 1, 2011

WKU Baseball to Host Two Games in Bowling Green Ballpark

WKU Athletics Director Ross Bjork (L)talks with Hot Rods President Brad Taylor about the games to be played at Bowling Green ballpark.

Bowling Green, KY – April 5th and April 19th are very important dates on the WKU baseball team's schedule this year. On those days the Hilltoppers will host the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky, respectively, in the home of the Bowling Green Hot Rods. University and team officials say its a good opportunity for area fans to see some outstanding college baseball in a professional setting. Dan Modlin has more on the story......

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Regional
10:13 am
Thu March 31, 2011

Sustainable Agriculture Gives Area Farmers A New Way To Raise Crops

Bowling Green, KY – Sustainable agriculture is just catching on in Kentucky. It's so new many ag experts with the state don't know much about it and are learning from the farmers themselves. Joe Corcoran recently visited a farmer in Warren County using the method to grow his fruits and vegetables all year around.

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Regional
5:22 pm
Tue March 29, 2011

The "Blue Bridge" in Owensboro will Close this Summer

Bowling Green, KY – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials say the Kentucky 2155 bridge over the Ohio River will close later this year, for a deck rehabilitation project. Public Information Officer Keith Todd says the project has been planned for some time, but has been moved up because a hole developed in the roadway on March 12th. Todd says construction on the structure, which is also called the Glover Cary Bridge, is expected to start in June. The bridge will be closed for about four months.

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Regional
3:31 pm
Tue March 29, 2011

Fort Knox Leader Offers Afghanistan Update

Bowling Green – The Third Infantry Brigade Combat Team, First Division based at Fort Knox has suffered its first casualty since deploying to Afghanistan last December. The unit is engaging in combat operations and training the Afghan police and army. WKU Public Radio has been following the mission and gets this update from Lieutenant Colonel James Vizzard, a battalion commander from Fort Knox.

Regional
2:45 pm
Fri March 25, 2011

Statewide Summit Calls Attention to the Need for Health Literacy

Bowling Green, KY – Educators, government officials, and Health professionals have been meeting in Bowling Green to discuss ways to address the lack of health literacy in Kentucky and across the nation. Organizers of the event estimate that ninety million Americans lack a basic understanding of health terminology. The issue is drawing increasing concern in the Commonwealth. Dan Modlin has this report....

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JazzSet
3:26 pm
Thu March 24, 2011

'Two Skirts And A Shirt' On JazzSet

Left to right: Rene Marie, Allan Harris and Carla Cook.
Courtesy of Pat Harris

Originally published on Wed July 9, 2014 8:39 am

After a sweetly harmonized "Tryin' Times" from 1970 by Donny Hathaway and a rocking version of "Compared to What" by Gene McDaniels ("The president, he got his war / Folks don't know just what it's for"), Rene Marie pauses to ask two questions: "Do you remember when it was not unusual for jazz composers to write about social issues? What happened?" There's a pause, and then Carla Cook says off-mic, "The '80s." The audience hears her and laughs.

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