Bowling Green, Ky – The mid-June National Hot Road Association reunion is Bowling Green's biggest single tourism event of the year. The group recently signed a 5 year contract for their annual event to be held in south-central Kentucky. Dan Modlin spoke to members of the group and has this report.
Evansville, IN – Professor Robert Dion's phone has been ringing off the hook lately. When you're a political science instructor in Indiana that's what happens these days. With Hoosier State voters ready to go to the polls, Dr. Dion spoke to WKU Public Radio about how Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have been courting Indiana residents.
Bowling Green, Ky – As the cost of producing beef goes up, some farmers in Kentucky are concerned about whether they can raise cattle profitably this year. Dan Modlin recently spoke with WKU Agriculture Professor Nevil Speer, and WKU Farm assistant manager David Newsome.
Frankfort, Ky – A two-day hearing on proposed tuition increases at Kentucky colleges and universities has wrapped up in Frankfort. WKU President Gary Ransdell is one of those who testified. As Tony McVeigh reports, Dr. Ransdell says schools are scrambling to figure out how they'll cut their budgets.
Bowling Green, Ky – Recent aftershocks of an April 18th quake centered in Illinois continue to be felt in the region. Last month's earthquake provided a jolt to many residents in Kentucky and Indiana. WKU Geologist Mike May says researchers are hoping to learn more about why some people felt the 5.2 magnitude quake more than others. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Bowling Green, Ky – WKU Psychology Professor Sam McFarland recently returned from a trip to Rwanda and Kenya. He came to WKU Public Radio to discuss the lingering impact of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, which led to the deaths of an estimated 800,000 people in a few months. Dr. McFarland was in Africa as part of trip with a group called Church World Service.