Regional
11:20 am
Fri July 2, 2010

Hospice program allows prisoners to help fellow inmates

Lagrange, Ky – At the Kentucky State Reformatory in Oldham County, a volunteer Hospice program is allowing inmates to help others and themselves. WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry recently visited the prison in LaGrange to see the program firsthand.

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Regional
11:22 am
Thu June 24, 2010

Rand Paul in DC to raise cash for US Senate campaign

Rand Paul

Bowling Green, KY – Kentucky's anti-establishment US Senate candidate is in Washington DC Thursday night, raising money in the city he often criticizes. Bowling Green Republican Rand Paul will get a campaign boost from the effort, but Democrats are critical about Paul's new friends in high places. Lisa Autry has more.

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Regional
2:25 pm
Mon June 21, 2010

Warren County veteran remembers Korean War ahead of 60th anniversary on conflict

Bowling Green, Ky – Friday, June 25th, will mark the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. More than 30,000 Americans died fighting the communists in the North. In this report, Dan Modlin speaks with a Warren County veteran of the war, and Dr. Jack Thacker, WKU Military Historian

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Senator Wendell Ford
2:20 pm
Mon June 21, 2010

Wendell Ford Talks to WKU Public Radio About His Life in Kentucky Politics

Wendell Ford

Owensboro, Ky – Wendell Hampton Ford surely stands as one of Kentucky's most consequential politicians of the 20th century. The Owensboro native represented Kentucky for 24 years in the US Senate after serving as Governor. Kevin Willis recently visited Senator Ford at his office at the Owensboro Museum of Science and History, which houses the Wendell Ford Government Center. Ford discussed a life in politics, as well as his thoughts on the current state of political affairs.

Agriculture
3:08 pm
Fri June 18, 2010

For one Barren County Couple, Their Home is Where the Buffalo Roam

Glasgow, Ky – Shoppers at a Glasgow farmer's market have an unusual meat option: locally raised buffalo. Kim and Bev Braun run Buffalo Nickel Ranch, their 20 acre farm in Glasgow. Currently home to 26 bison, the ranch provides several cuts of buffalo meat, which is popular with some consumers because it's much healthier than beef. Kevin Willis visited the Barren County buffalo ranch, and brings us this report.

Regional
2:57 pm
Fri June 18, 2010

Warren County veteran remembers Korean War ahead of 60th anniversary on conflict

Bowling Green, Ky – Friday, June 25th, will mark the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. More than 30,000 Americans died fighting the communists in the North. In this report, Dan Modlin speaks with a Warren County veteran of the war, and Dr. Jack Thacker, WKU Military Historian.

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Regional
4:54 pm
Tue June 15, 2010

Kentucky Democratic Party to get new leader

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Public Radio has learned the Kentucky Democratic Party will soon have a new chairman. We get exclusive details from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
9:22 am
Tue June 15, 2010

Going For a Ride with the BGPD: Sgt. Edwards Bridges Gaps With Immigrants

Bowling Green, Ky – In the second of our two-part series of reports, we take a ride with Bowling Green Police Sgt. Matt Edwards, who patrols some of the city's most ethnically diverse neighborhoods. Sgt. Edwards tells us how he tries to build trust between law enforcement and immigrant communities who are often suspicious of the police. He says a technique known as "community policing" plays a major role in the effort.

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Bowling Green Police and Immigrants
2:29 pm
Mon June 14, 2010

Bowling Green Police Reaching Out to City's Many International Communities

Bowling Green, Ky – The Bowling Green Police Department faces considerable challenges in reaching out to the city's many immigrant communities. Bowling Green has a growing Hispanic population, as well as recent arrivals from Bosnia, Albania, Vietnam, Burma, Liberia, Iraq, and Burundi. Many of these immigrants are naturally suspicious of engaging with law enforcement. In this report, we hear from BGPD Chief Doug Hawkins and Officer Monica Woods, International Communities Liaison.

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