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.
Bowling Green – Some key decisions on the future of the U.S. auto industry may come soon from Congress. At stake are several thousand jobs in Kentucky, home to a General Motors plant and two Ford plants. Dan Modlin has this report.
Lexington, KY – Hall of Fame Journalist Ken Kurtz says advocates of campaign finance reform need look no further to the Mitch McConnell, Bruce Lunsford race for evidence that the system needs changing...right now.
Bowling Green – Bowling Green is home to a new residential center for the terminally ill to live out their final days surrounded by a team of professionals including nurses, social workers, and clergy. Patients and their family members enjoy an atmosphere much like home. The non-profit Hospice is now seeking community support for its residential center, only the third in Kentucky. Lisa Autry reports.