Frankfort, Ky – Governor Beshear has delivered his first budget address to lawmakers. His plan contains some tough medicine for Kentucky's higher education institutions. Here's an audio archive of the Governor's speech.
Frankfort, Ky – There was some drama in Frankfort as the filing deadline passed to run for public office in Kentucky this year. Second District Rep. Ron Lewis of Hardin County is not running for re-election. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.
Frankfort, Ky – The Kentucky Medical Association says there's a serious doctor shortage in the commonwealth and hopes lawmakers will help remedy the situation. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Bowling Green, Ky – The opening of a special photography exhibit is scheduled this week at WKU. The "Eyes On the World" exhibit includes some of the top student and professional work in the world. The exhibit will be on display through Feb. 27. Dan Modlin spoke to WKU Photojournalism Professor James Kenney.
Bowling Green, Ky – The recent upheaval in world stock markets is a good indication of how virtually all economic activity is now global. WKU Economics Professor Dick Cantrell believes most investors should take a long-term approach to equity markets, and not overreact to sudden swings in the stock markets. Dan Modlin talked with Prof. Cantrell about the US economy, and the proposed stimulus package coming out of Washington.
Frankfort, Ky – A Louisville lawmaker who for years has been trying to give Kentucky's working poor some tax relief is making a new effort in the current legislative session. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.
Bowling Green, Ky – Nationally, the MBA is one of the most increasingly popular degree programs for students to pursue. Still, many businesses are worried they won't have enough MBA candidates to choose from when they set about hiring new employees. WKU MBA coordinator Bob Hatfield recently spoke to WKU Public Radio about the revamped offerings available to students in the fall. Students can choose from three different options.
Bowling Green, Ky – A Warren County lawmaker believes more openness would make state government more efficient and hold legislators more accountable. Republican Jim DeCesare is sponsoring House Bill 105, known as the Taxpayer Transparency Act of 2008. It would create a website listing all state spending of $5,000 or more. Lisa Autry spoke to Rep. DeCesare and Jim Waters of the Bluegrass Policy Institute.