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11:54 am
Tue June 23, 2009

Former WKU Middle East expert says calm approach is needed in Iran

Bowling Green, Ky – A retired WKU Middle East expert says the political unrest in Iran is creating some important challenges for US and British diplomats. Dr. George Masannat says a calm approach is needed during this time. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.

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9:07 am
Tue June 23, 2009

Video slots bill dies in Senate committee

Frankfort, Ky – The slots bill is dead, but there are still matters to be resolved before the special session of the Kentucky General Assembly can end. For one thing, as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh explains, slots revenue is still in the House budget bill.

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9:29 am
Fri June 19, 2009

Ky House preparing to take up video slots bill

Frankfort, Ky – History will be made Friday morning when the Kentucky House of Representatives takes up legislation allowing video slot machines at horse tracks. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh explains.

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9:28 am
Fri June 19, 2009

Series of forums to address needs of small business in Ky

Bowling Green, Ky – Small businesses have been hit especially hard during the recession. In Kentucky, a series of forums is being held to help get would-be business owners the information they need to start up a successful enterprise. Joe Corcoran reports.

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4:02 pm
Thu June 18, 2009

Video slots bill passes committee, will likely get full House vote Friday

Frankfort, KY – The video slots bill easily cleared the budget committee of the Kentucky House of Representatives and is expected to receive a floor vote on Friday. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh watched the committee vote.

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10:33 am
Thu June 18, 2009

New program aims to boost reading skills of Ky's young students

Bowling Green, Ky – Selected teachers from across the Commonwealth are participating in special programs to improve reading skills among elementary students. Dr. Jennifer Montgomery is the Director of the WKU Kentucky Reading Project. She spoke to our Dan Modlin about the year-long graduate-level reading course for teachers.

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Regional
3:19 pm
Wed June 17, 2009

One good rally deserves another: gambling supporters at Ky Capitol

Frankfort, Ky – Hundreds of supporters of Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's expanded gambling bill rallied on the steps of the State Capitol. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.

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9:46 am
Wed June 17, 2009

Group wants lawmakers to fund more gambling addiction programs

Bowling Green, Ky – An organization that deals with problem gamblers hopes Kentucky lawmakers will consider an increase in funding for programs helping gambling addicts. Mike Stone is Executive Director of the Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling. He says research from other states such as Missouri and Iowa indicates that when gambling expands, the number of problem gamblers increases as well. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.

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9:39 am
Wed June 17, 2009

Hundreds of slots opponents rally at Capitol

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's bill to expand gambling in the commonwealth drew several hundred opponents to a rally in the rotunda of the State Capitol. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.

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9:37 am
Wed June 17, 2009

Beshear has two bills advancing in session

Frankfort, KY – Two of Gov. Steve Beshear's four special session bills have cleared their first hurdle in the Kentucky General Assembly. We get an update from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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