Bowling Green, KY – An Air Force surgeon from Warren County recently returned from a deployment in Afghanistan. Dr. Brian Moore is Chief of Surgery at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. He told WKU Public Radio that Afghanistan is a nation in desperate need of basic services following more than 30 years of war. Dr. Moore spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Bowling Green, Ky – The Sun Belt Conference Baseball tournament is underway in Alabama. The WKU Hilltoppers have won a share of the regular season conference championship. Dan Modlin spoke with play-by-play announcer Randy Lee about the Sun Belt tourney.
Bowling Green, Ky – President Obama is weighing possible nominees to fill the vacancy soon to be left by Justice David Souter. WKU historian Patty Minter says, as always, it won't be an easy decision given the politics involved. She spoke to our Joe Corcoran.
Bowling Green, Ky – An unscientific survey of Kentucky businesses and economists predicts the state economy will start turning around by early next year. In this report, we hear about the current and future state of the Commonwealth's coffers.
Frankfort, Ky – If you need further proof of how bad the recession is, numbers shared with a Kentucky panel of economic experts in Frankfort should provide the answers you seek. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.
Frankfort, Ky – Video slots at horse tracks was the main topic of discussion, as Governor Steve Beshear met with the top two leaders of the Kentucky House. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has more.
Bowling Green, Ky – A WKU Economics Professor says there's never been a better time than now to mount a defense of capitalism. Dr. Brian Strow was recently named the school's first BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism. He acknowledges that a recent survey shows more than 25% of Americans don't believe capitalism is the best way to organize a society. This is the complete, unedited version of Dr. Strow's recent interview with WKU Public Radio.
Bowling Green, Ky – Defense lawyers are asking a jury in Paducah to spare the life of Steven Green. The former Ft. Campbell soldier was convicted last week of capital murder, making him eligible for the death penalty. Green is accused of raping an Iraqi teenager, then murdering her and three family members. Professor Robert Holland teaches at South Texas College of Law in Houston. As a former military lawyer and trial judge, he says there is strong evidence of premeditation in the case.
Bowling Green, Ky – As the nation comes to grips with some tough economic problems, some financial experts say it's clear that more people need to get serious about savings plans. Dr. Ed Wolfe of the WKU Department of Finance says young people are often surprised at how savings can grow over time. Professor Wolfe spoke to WKU Public Radio about the need to educate the public on the importance of saving for the future.