Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Republicans held a post-primary rally at state GOP headquarters in Frankfort Saturday to show a united front for the fall's general election. But Kentucky Public Radio's Frankfort bureau chief Tony McVeigh reports it appears there may be a few chinks in their armor.
Bowling Green, KY – The grand opening ceremony for the Chinese Learning Center at WKU will be held Friday May 20th. The new facility will be located in the Helm Library and will contain artwork, reading materials, and videos of Chinese culture. Dan Modlin talks with Cheryl Kirby-Stokes of The Confucius Institute.........
Bowling Green, KY – For years sports journalist Frank Deford has let his feelings be known with his commentaries every Wednesday morning on NPR's "Morning Edition". Joe Corcoran spoke with Deford about sports, sports writing and his new novel "Bliss, Remembered".
Bowling Green, Ky – Election officials in several parts of the Commonwealth say voter turnout has been very light in today's Primary Election in Kentucky. We'll have updates on the returns tonight, starting at six pm Central time... on WKU Public Radio
Bowling Green< KY – Accident statistics indicate that May is a very deadly time period for teenagers driving cars or riding in automobiles driven by other teens. Safety experts say parental involvement and seat belt usage can be key factors in reducing the number of teen fatalities on the roadways. Dan Modlin has this report...
Bowling Green, Ky – Officials with the Department of Financial Institutions are speaking with medical professionals about ways to help identify senior citizens who might be vulnerable to scam artists selling questionable investment products. Department spokesperson Kelly May says people in the medical field are often the first to detect confusion and difficulty in making decisions.
Louisville, Ky – Some Kentucky researchers are taking part in a study looking into the effectiveness of a new combination vaccine for children. The University of Louisville Pediatrics Department is participating in the nationwide effort to find out more about a shot that combines vaccines for six different infectious diseases: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, Hepatitis B, and a form of meningitis. Kevin Willis spoke to the lead researcher at U of L.
Bowling Green, Ky – May 3rd marked the 40th anniversary of the NPR flagship news program, All Things Considered. The show's creator, Bill Siemering, recently came to WKU Public Radio to speak with staff and listeners about the origins of NPR, how All Things Considered got off the ground, and what set and still sets the show apart from other network news programs.
Bowling Green, Ky – As the US war on drugs continues in Latin America, those who raise the crops used to make drugs are adapting to law enforcement. That's the conclusion of a university researcher who specializes in the study of the subject. Dr. William Aviles of the University of Nebraska-Kearney says people in rural areas of Colombia, for example, quickly adapt when authorities try to stop drug production. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.