Bowling Green, Ky – Gloria Steinem, the feminist icon who made a name for herself in the 1960s, is coming to WKU. Steinem's presentation "The Longest Revolution: Where Are We Going?" will begin at 7:30pm April 1st at Van Meter Auditorium. Joe Corcoran spoke to Steinem in advance of her appearance here.
Frankfort, Ky – Time is running out on the 2008 Kentucky General Assembly, and that's intensifying the search for new sources of state revenue. To assess the situation, Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh began by attending a rally in the Capitol rotunda.
Bowling Green, Ky – The Distinguished Professor of Economics at WKU says one way for people to understand recent Federal Reserve activity is to think about the movie "It's a Wonderful Life." Dr. Brian Goff says the Fed has taken steps recently to assure that financial markets wouldn't experience a "run on the bank." Dr. Goff and WKU Economics Department Chairman Bill Davis spoke to our Dan Modlin about the state of the US economy.
Owensboro, Ky – The Boulware Mission in Owensboro may very well be one of the best kept secrets in Kentucky. The homeless shelter/substance abuse treatment center has gained a reputation for graduating clients--many of whom return to help at the mission. Boulware is in the process of renovating an abandoned nun convent where the mission will be able to house triple the number of clients it currently serves. Kevin Willis visited Boulware and has this report.
Bowling Green, Ky – There are currently several pieces of legislation before Congress that could help to expand broadband access across the US. Dr. Mark McElroy of the Bowling Green-based group, Connected Nation, says the state of Kentucky is serving as a role model for some plans to expand the technology. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Owensboro, Ky – With the Democratic presidential race coming down to the wire, there's a great deal of talk concerning delegates and superdelegates. Joe Corcoran recently went to Owensboro to meet Kentucky superdelegate Moretta Bosely. She says she's committed to Senator Hillary Clinton, but also thinks the race is so close Kentucky's primary in May could actually make a difference.
Frankfort, Ky – A new biennial state budget and the revenue package to fund it won approval Wednesday in the Kentucky House of Representatives. Keeping tabs on the five-hour debate was Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Frankfort, Ky – Legislation calling for treatment programs over prison time for some non-violent drug offenders is moving quickly through the Kentucky General Assembly. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the latest.
Bowling Green, Ky – Drug task forces across the US are predicting devastating consequences about an impending 67% reduction in federal funding. Tommy Loving of the Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force says he fears a rise in the number of meth dealers if the group's budget is cut. Lisa Autry has our report.
Frankfort, Ky – A 25-cent increase in Kentucky's cigarette tax may be on the horizon if a state revenue plan approved by the House budget committee makes it all the way through the 2008 General Assembly. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.