Regional
4:09 pm
Mon October 12, 2009

Nunn moved for psychiatric evaluation

Frankfort, Ky – Accused murderer Steve Nunn of Glasgow, Kentucky, has been moved from the Fayette County Jail for psychiatric evaluation. We get an update from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
4:07 pm
Mon October 12, 2009

Specially trained canines are providing services for kids with autism

Bowling Green, Ky – Properly-trained canines are providing some much needed services for children with autism. In this report, Dan Modlin speaks with Dr. Jennifer Butler-Modaff. She believes her son would benefit greatly from an autism service dog.

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Regional
3:58 pm
Wed October 7, 2009

Number of Kentucky school districts closing because of flu

Bowling Green, Ky – Some school districts in Kentucky are closing their doors because of high absenteeism related to the flu. Lisa Autry speaks with Megan Broadbent of the Barren River District Health Department, and Kentucky Education Department spokeswoman Lisa Gross.

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Regional
2:35 pm
Wed October 7, 2009

Mental health counselors in region learning to QPR: question, persuade, refer

Bowling Green, Ky – Many suicide prevention specialists in the region are participating in the training program called "QPR". Dr. Karl Laves of the WKU Counseling and Testing Center says the program is designed for family members, friends, and members of the community. QPR stands for "question, persuade, and refer." Dan Modlin has this story.

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Regional
2:30 pm
Wed October 7, 2009

WKU military historian says casualties in Iraq may increase as troops draw down

Bowling Green, Ky – Although policy decisions regarding the war in Afghanistan have drawn more headlines recently, it's been a very deadly week for US troops in Iraq. The US military says 13 soldiers were killed in Baghdad in just three days. Dr. Jack Thacker studies military history in the WKU History Department. He says casualties sometimes increase as troop numbers are drawn down. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.

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Regional
2:26 pm
Wed October 7, 2009

Annual Governor's Arts Awards handed out

Frankfort, KY – The 2009 Governor's Awards in the Arts were handed out Tuesday at a public ceremony in the rotunda of the Kentucky State Capitol. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh was there.

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Regional
9:12 am
Tue October 6, 2009

New toll free hotline open in Ky for flu questions

Frankfort, KY – Kentuckians seeking information on H1N1, or swine flu, can now call a toll free hotline. We get details from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Health
9:29 am
Mon October 5, 2009

HIV Researcher in Owensboro More Positive than Ever a Vaccine is Possible

Louisville, Ky – Kentucky's most innovative HIV researcher says he's excited about the news concerning a recent clinical trial involving 16,000 adults in Thailand. Dr. Kenneth Palmer is a Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Louisville. He says many in the field of HIV prevention had given up hope that a vaccine was possible. The Thailand study showed those who took a combination of vaccines had a 31% decreased risk of contracting the virus that causes AIDS.

Regional
9:19 am
Mon October 5, 2009

Debate emerges over quality of food served in state prisons

Bowling Green, Ky – A state lawmakers from Greenville wants the legislature to end a food service contract between Aramark and Kentucky prisons. Brent Yonts says the food being served by the company is substandard. However, Aramark spokeswoman Sarah Jarvis says the charges are baseless, and that the food served to prisoners is more than adequate. Dan Modlin reports.

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Health of Tennessee Women
12:40 pm
Fri October 2, 2009

Tennessee Women's Health Report Card has Several Ugly Grades

Nashville, TN – One researcher who contributed to the 2009 Tennessee Women's Health Report Card says the results show the state is paying for unhealthy lifestyles. The first-of-its-kind effort in Tennessee gives the state failing or near-failing grades in categories such as obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. We spoke with Dr. Katherine Hartmann, Director of Women's Health Research at Vanderbilt University, and Tennessee Health Commissioner Susan Collins.

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