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.)
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......
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.
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.
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.
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....
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.
Frankfort, KY – Despite heavy lobbying from Governor Steve Beshear and first lady Jane Beshear, a bill to raise Kentucky's drop out age from 16 to 18 is still languishing in the Kentucky senate during their special session.
Bowling Green, KY – Dr. Richard Harknett of the University of Cincinnati will speak on the WKU campus tonight, as part of the Boyd-Lubker Visiting Scholar Program. Dr. Harknett says the emergence of nuclear technology and information technology have had a significant impact on international security in recent years. Dan Modlin spoke with him.... (The lecture will be held at seven pm in the auditorium of the Gary Ransdell building.)