Bowling Green, Ky – Venezuela's President, Hugo Chavez, has a reputation for outlandish behavior. After the recent embarrassment of losing a referendum that would have made him President-for-life, Chavez announced he was moving his country's clocks a half-hour behind neighboring nations. WKU Political Scientist John Petersen spoke to Dan Modlin about Chavez and his latest moves.
Frankfort, Ky – Steve Beshear has been officially sworn-in as Kentucky's 61st Governor. Tuesday saw the traditional inaugural parade in Frankfort. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh was there, and sent us this report.
Bowling Green, Ky – Credit experts say the holiday season can be one of the most important times of year in managing debt effectively. John Stanford is the Assistant Vice-President for Asset Protection at Service One Credit Union. He spoke to our Dan Modlin about how to distinguish between "good debt" and "bad debt", and about the need to get help early when debt is becoming a burden.
Frankfort, Ky – Testimony from a legislative committee in Frankfort indicates Kentucky is making progress in the battle against meth production, but still faces challenges in cleaning up property contaminated by meth labs. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.
Paducah, Ky – Lisa Autry brings us part two of her series on the 10th anniversary of the Heath High School shootings in Paducah, Ky. Today's report focuses on how school security changed in the aftermath of this, and other shootings around the nation. We hear from current Heath principal Russ Tilford, who was a teacher at the school in 1997, and Jon Akers, with the Kentucky Center for School Safety.
Paducah, Ky – It's been ten years since the Heath High School shootings in Paducah, Ky. Missy Jenkins-Smith was paralyzed by bullets shot from the gun of Michael Carneal. Jenkins-Smith spoke to WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry about her life since the shooting spree that left three classmates dead. The 25-year-old is now a wife, mother, and school safety advocate. This is the first of a two-part series of reports on the anniversary of the Heath shootings.
Bowling Green, Ky – A new report says the number of US students taking part in studying abroad programs is on the rise. Increasing the number of WKU students who take part in such programs is a goal of the school's administration. Lisa Autry recently spoke to Reed Vesey, Director of the Office of Internationalization at WKU.
Bowling Green, Ky – Bowling Green Mayor Elaine Walker is just back from a meeting called by the US Conference of Mayors. The main topic of the summit was the potential financial impact of foreclosures throughout the country. Kevin Willis spoke to Mayor Walker, and has our report.
Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky's colleges and universities are banding together in an effort to get former students to return to campus and finish their degrees. In this interview, we hear more about "Project Graduate" and "WKU Finish"--a similar program taking place at Western Kentucky University. Lisa Autry speaks with WKU VP of Enrollment Management Dean Kahler and Council on Postsecondary Education President Brad Cowgill.
Bowling Green, Ky – Those watching TV "off air" instead of through a cable or satellite system need to be aware of the upcoming move to digital television. In February of 2009, analog TV signals will cease to exist. WKU Director of Educational Telecommunications Jack Hanes talks to Dan Modlin about the impending move to digital.