Bowling Green, KY – Students at several Kentucky High Schools have been participating in mock elections, as part of an educational program facilitated by the Office of Kentucky's Secretary of State. The students are using real voting machines from their respective counties to cast mock votes for the candidates in Kentucky's U-S Senate race between Republican Rand Paul and Democrat Jack Conway.
Bowling Green, KY – An award-winning public television documentary about Mammoth Cave will be available to TV stations across the country, starting in October. "Mammoth Cave; A Way to Wonder" recently won four regional Emmy Awards. Dan Modlin talks with David Brinkley and Cheryl Beckley of WKYU-PBS.
Bowling Green, Ky – Each year, schools like WKU release new athletic schedules. Fans look forward to getting that information to know who, where, and when their favorite teams are playing. But collegiate athletic schedules aren't put together in the off-season. They often take years to complete, especially when it comes to football. We talked to WKU Athletics Director Ross Bjork about the business side of scheduling, and what it's like to work with other AD's around the nation.
Evansville, IN – Several national polls show Republicans could be set for big Congressional gains this November. One of the states analysts are looking at is Indiana, which went for Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential vote. Now, the GOP could be set to pick up a US Senate seat there, as well as several House seats. Kevin Willis spoke to University of Evansville Political Science Professor Robert Dion about Indiana's political climate.
Bowling Green, KY – Experts in the field say suicide prevention strategies can be effective, but a greater public awareness is needed. Leaders in the Kentucky Suicide Prevention group point to new educational programs in schools and inter-active projects that address cyber-bullying as positive steps taking place in the Commonwealth.
Bowling Green, Ky – With President Obama officially announcing the end of combat operations in Iraq, Lisa Autry speaks with Carey Cavanaugh, Director of the Patterson School of Diplomacy at the University of Kentucky. Professor Cavanaugh talks about the many financial, political, and cultural challenges that remain in Iraq.