Bowling Green, Ky – The opening of a special photography exhibit is scheduled this week at WKU. The "Eyes On the World" exhibit includes some of the top student and professional work in the world. The exhibit will be on display through Feb. 27. Dan Modlin spoke to WKU Photojournalism Professor James Kenney.
Bowling Green, Ky – The recent upheaval in world stock markets is a good indication of how virtually all economic activity is now global. WKU Economics Professor Dick Cantrell believes most investors should take a long-term approach to equity markets, and not overreact to sudden swings in the stock markets. Dan Modlin talked with Prof. Cantrell about the US economy, and the proposed stimulus package coming out of Washington.
Frankfort, Ky – A Louisville lawmaker who for years has been trying to give Kentucky's working poor some tax relief is making a new effort in the current legislative session. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.
Bowling Green, Ky – Nationally, the MBA is one of the most increasingly popular degree programs for students to pursue. Still, many businesses are worried they won't have enough MBA candidates to choose from when they set about hiring new employees. WKU MBA coordinator Bob Hatfield recently spoke to WKU Public Radio about the revamped offerings available to students in the fall. Students can choose from three different options.
Bowling Green, Ky – A Warren County lawmaker believes more openness would make state government more efficient and hold legislators more accountable. Republican Jim DeCesare is sponsoring House Bill 105, known as the Taxpayer Transparency Act of 2008. It would create a website listing all state spending of $5,000 or more. Lisa Autry spoke to Rep. DeCesare and Jim Waters of the Bluegrass Policy Institute.
Bowling Green, Ky – A group of Louisville 8th graders are lobbying for a resolution that would create a curriculum on the Holocaust to be used in Kentucky classrooms. Fred Whittaker, the students' teacher at St. Francis of Assisi, spoke to WKU Public Radio about why he teaches a Holocaust/genocide component in his classes.
Frankfort, Ky – There's some debate in Frankfort over how much money casino gaming could generate for Kentucky, if voters eventually say yes to expanded gambling. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.
Bowling Green, Ky – A husband-and-wife legal team is giving the WKU School of Journalism and Broadcasting a $250,000 gift to create new classes that will focus on First Amendment media freedoms. The Louisville couple didn't attend WKU, but say they wanted to contribute something powerful to their native state. Kevin Willis reports on how the gift will be used.
Frankfort, Ky – In Frankfort, there's more gloomy news about Kentucky's financial situation from a panel of economic experts that advises lawmakers and the governor. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.