Regional
9:36 am
Tue March 15, 2011

Ken McDonald is keeping job as WKU men's basketball coach

WKU Men's Basketball Coach Ken McDonald (left), and Athletics Director Ross Bjork

Bowling Green, Ky – Speculation has been swirling about the job security of WKU men's basketball coach Ken McDonald. The Hilltoppers had a disappointing season and have missed making a postseason tournament for the second straight year. Kevin Willis has more about McDonald's job status.

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Regional
9:27 am
Tue March 15, 2011

Hardin County agency says region's need for food aid little changed from last year

Elizabethtown, Ky – While there is evidence of a slow economic recovery in parts of the country, there is still a huge number of Kentuckians who need help getting enough food. Tami Delaney is Development Director with the Elizabethtown-based Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland, which serves 42 southern, central, and western Kentucky counties. She spoke to WKU Public Radio about efforts to get food aid to the needy.

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Regional
9:55 am
Mon March 14, 2011

Leaders in the Industry Tout Agriculture Day Activities

Bowling Green, KY – The U-S Department of Agriculture estimates that farmers receive less than sixteen percent of the food dollar in the U-S. Leaders in the agricultural industry say the March 15th Agriculture Day celebration is a good time to recognize the contributions farmers make to the nation's diet and economy. Dan Modlin has more on the story.....

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Regional
10:04 am
Fri March 11, 2011

WKU Professor Develops Comic Book Series to Teach Math

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Bowling Green, KY – When he was in elementary school, Dr. Bruce Kessler loved comic books. The Assistant Dean of WKU's Ogden College of Science and Engineering believes that carefully written comic books can now be used to teach some basic math principles to students in the fourth through sixth grades. Dan Modlin has this report.......

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Regional
10:46 am
Thu March 10, 2011

Kentucky Legislature Called Into Special Session

Frankfort, KY – After a successful maneuver led by Kentucky Senate Republican to end the general assembly session early, Democratic governor Steve Beshear has called a special session to deal with the multi-million dollar gap in the Medicaid budget. Kentucky Public Radio's Frankfort bureau chief Tony McVeigh reports.

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Regional
1:46 pm
Fri March 4, 2011

WKU Instructor Melinda Hill Says She's Ready for the Job of Being a City Commissioner

Bowling Green, KY – WKU Instructor Melinda Hill says she's spending her first full day as a City Commissioner studying the issues. She was sworn in by the Bowling Green City Commission to fill the spot left vacant when Joe Denning became Mayor. Joe Corcoran interviewed her during Morning Edition on WKU Public Radio....

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Health
9:26 am
Fri March 4, 2011

Author Offers Support to Kentuckiana Parents Raising Children with Autism

Mark Osteen

Louisville, Ky – Raising a child with severe autism requires the strength and combined efforts of every family member. That's a key message author Mark Osteen brought to Kentucky. Osteen spoke in Louisville about his book "One of Us: A Family's Life with Autism." His visit was sponsored by the Kentucky Autism Training Center at the University of Louisville. Osteen implores parents not to blame themselves for their child's condition. Kevin Willis has our story.

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Regional
11:13 am
Thu March 3, 2011

Colon Cancer Prevention Organizations Call on the Public to Wear Blue

Bowling Green, KY – Experts in the field say colon cancer is one of the most deadly....and one of the most preventable forms of cancer. Regular colon cancer screenings can frequently
catch the disease while it is still in a treatable state, according to WKU Professors of Nursing Eve Main and Cathy Abell. They are urging people to wear blue on March 4th to show support for colon cancer awareness. Dan Modlin has more on the story.........

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12:48 pm
Wed March 2, 2011

Historians Say Lincoln's Inaugural Address is Still Timely

Bowling Green, KY – Two WKU historians say the remarks Abraham Lincoln delivered in his first inaugural address "resonate" today. Friday March 4th marks the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln's first inaugural address, which dealt with the theme of "civility." Dr. Glen LaFantasie and Dr. Jack Thacker of the WKU History Department say many of the remarks Lincoln made in an attempt to hold the country together are especially interesting in the context of today's political dialogue. Dan Modlin has more on the story

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Health
10:57 am
Tue March 1, 2011

Vanderbilt Researcher Wonders about Impact of Personal Choices on Nation's Poor Health

Nashville, TN – David Penson is a man who spends a lot of time thinking about the health of the country. The Professor of Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt University in Nashville served as co-chair of the advisory panel that authored the recent "Tennessee Men's Health Report Card." Dr. Penson said he was amazed to see in how many instances poor personal choices lead to nationwide health problems. He spoke to WKU Public Radio's Kevin Willis.

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