Regional
9:10 am
Wed June 4, 2008

State pension reform big issue in Frankfort

Frankfort, Ky – Soon after Kentucky's May 20th presidential primary, state pension reform started grabbing headlines in the commonwealth. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh explains what's behind the issue's recent rise to prominence.

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Regional
3:51 am
Tue June 3, 2008

Budget cuts could cost poor clients legal representation

Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky's Public Advocate says budget cuts in the Commonwealth could jeopardize the quality of legal representation some indigent defendants receive. Ernie Lewis says the state must begin investing more resources in its judicial system. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.

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Regional
3:11 am
Tue June 3, 2008

Lawmakers searching for ways to shore up pension system

Bowling Green, Ky – A panel that will search for long-range solutions to Kentucky's troubled state pension system has gotten down to work in Frankfort. Lisa Autry spoke to state Finance Commissioner Jonathan Miller about the possibility of a bipartisan breakthrough on the issue.

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Election 2008
11:24 am
Wed May 28, 2008

Interpreting Political Polls

Lexington, KY – How to sort out conflicting polls from Rasmussen Reports and Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign? Remember error margin and methodology.

Rasmussen's result was Lunsford 49, McConnell 44. Applying the 4.5-point error margin, Lunsford's number could be as low as 44.5 and McConnell's could be as high as 48.5.

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Regional
2:40 am
Wed May 28, 2008

Karst researchers want to save areas like Mammoth Cave

Bowling Green, Ky – The preservation of historic karst terrain in areas like southcentral Kentucky is one of the topics being discussed this week at WKU. A national gathering of karst researchers and government agency personnel is taking place at the school. Dan Modlin has more.

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Regional
11:33 am
Tue May 27, 2008

WKU expert: blind have struggled for years with paper money

Bowling Green, Ky – A recent appeals court decision found that the US Treasury Department discriminates by not providing paper currency which is readily accessible for those with poor sight. Dr. Ron Milliman of WKU is the chair of the public relations committee of the American Council of the Blind. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.

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Election 2008
3:17 am
Thu May 22, 2008

Obama Has Work to Do in Kentucky and West Virginia

Lexington, KY – Following Tuesday night's presidential primary in Kentucky, bluegrass state democrats have stated loudly and clearly their support for Hillary Clinton. Barack Obama's Tuesday night victory across the country in Oregon, however, has put the Illinois senator in the driver's seat in the final weeks of the primary season.

"He's obviously the odds-on favorite, but there are more primaries," said WUKY political reporter Ken Kurtz.

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Regional
12:56 am
Thu May 22, 2008

BG neurosurgeon says average brain injury treatment $4 million

Bowling Green, Ky – Despite warnings that safety equipment such as helmets should be worn when riding an ATV or motorcycle, thousands of Americans experience serious brain injuries each year. Dr. Charles Wood is a neurosurgeon from Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green who says the average lifetime cost of treating a brain injury patient is $4 million. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.

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Regional
12:24 am
Thu May 22, 2008

Col. North tells WKU Public Radio good in Iraq overlooked

Bowling Green, Ky – Bowling Green was one of the stops on a recent book tour by Ret. Lt. Col. Oliver North, the controversial TV personality who gained notoriety during the Iran-Contra scandal in the 80s. He spoke to our Lisa Autry about his new book "American Heros", which he says spotlights some of the good news coming from Iraq.

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Election 2008
5:07 am
Tue May 20, 2008

Kentucky Coal Remains Political Orphan

Louisville, KY – Both Democratic presidential candidates have offered their opinions on one of Kentucky's abundant resources: coal. Both champion clean coal. But, as Kentucky Public Radio's Kristin Espeland reports from partner-station WFPL in Louisville, there may not be much to champion, yet.

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