Bowling Green, Ky – The Carol Martin Gatton Academy for Math and Science in Kentucky is now in its third year on the campus of WKU. Some of the best high school juniors and seniors take classes alongside WKU undergraduates, and engage in research projects with school faculty. After they graduate from Gatton, students can attend college anywhere. Kevin Willis has this report on the decision facing Gatton graduates: should they stay on at WKU, or pursue higher education elsewhere?
Bowling Green, Ky – Erich Kunzel's recordings have been played thousands of times at WKU Public Radio. The prolific conductor of the Cincinnati Pops passed away recently at the age of 74. WKU Public Radio Music Director Lee Stott has this remembrance of the man and his musical legend.
Hopkinsville, Ky – The annual Trail of Tears Pow-Wow is being held in Hopkinsville this weekend. In this report, Dan Modlin tells us about the event in western Kentucky, and we hear from retired WKU History Professor Robert Haynes, who talks about the history behind the Trail of Tears and forced Native American resettlement.
Bowling Green, Ky – President Obama addressed many of the nation's elementary and high school students Tuesday, in something billed as a sort of back-to-school pep talk for young people. Some conservative parents say they're worried the President wants to push a political agenda during the address. Joe Corcoran reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – The WKU Hilltoppers football team will face many challenges this season--possibly none bigger than opening up on the road at the University of Tennessee. Dan Modlin has this preview of the team, and coach and player comments about the season opener.
Bowling Green, Ky – Dan Modlin brings us a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a minor-league baseball play-by-play announcer. We meet Tom Gauthier, the announcer for the Bowling Green Hot Rods, and Keith Elkins of the Lexington Legends. According to them, one of the hardest things to do is identify the different types of pitches being thrown during the game.
Bowling Green, Ky – The Symphony at WKU has a new executive director who is hoping to expand the group's reach throughout the region. Jennifer Bryant recently came to the studios of WKU Public Radio to talk about the challenges facing non-profit arts groups, and The Symphony's upcoming concert season.
Bowling Green, Ky – In part two of our series on health care reform, Dan Modlin trys to find out the definitions of many of the terms being thrown around as Americans debate the issue. Phrases like "single-payer", "socialized medicine" and others are being used by supporters, critics, and media. But what do these terms actually mean?
Nashville, TN – One of the most famous pianists in the world is coming to Tennessee to perform music by one of the most famous composers ever. Chinese soloist Lang Lang will open the Nashville Symphony's latest concert series Friday, September 11th, with a performance of the Beethoven Piano Concerto #3. Lee Stott has this look at the music, and the man who will perform it.
Frankfort, KY – In comments to reporters at the State Capitol, the president of the Kentucky Senate is accusing Gov. Steve Beshear of poisoning the political atmosphere in Frankfort. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.