Regional
11:25 am
Thu January 3, 2008

WKU analyst: 2nd choice Dems could benefit from Iowa caucus

Bowling Green, Ky – WKU Political Science Professor Scott Lasley knows something about the spectacle that is the Iowa caucus. He's a graduate of the University of Iowa, and saw the process first-hand. Dr. Lasley told WKU Public Radio how the complicated caucus procedure works, and what it all means for the top-tier candidates.

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11:29 am
Fri December 21, 2007

ID theft fastest growing crime in US

Bowling Green, Ky – With a new case occurring every 19 minutes, identity theft has become the fastest growing crime in America. But a security consultant who spoke to WKU Public Radio says consumers are still safer doing business online than in public. Jeff Danmeyer is with ADRS Consulting in Morgantown, Ky. He talked to our Lisa Autry.

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12:10 am
Thu December 20, 2007

Ky AG's office: Don't fall for fake email scams

Bowling Green, Ky – Consumer protection specialists in Kentucky are warning residents to beware scams involving phony email messages. In many cases, these fake emails contain company logos that appear to be real. We hear from Todd Leatherman, Director of the Consumer Protection Division of the Kentucky Attorney General's office.

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4:16 am
Wed December 19, 2007

New revenue forecast shows no budget surplus

Frankfort, Ky – The latest revenue forecast from economists who advise Governor Steve Beshear and lawmakers shows no projected state budget surplus. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.

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Regional
2:49 am
Tue December 18, 2007

Two area musicians back from "tour" in Iraq

Bowling Green, Ky – Two musicians from our listening area have recently returned from a two-week musical tour of Iraq. WKU guitar instructor John Martin and Nashville country-rock singer Michael Scott were part of a band that performed for US troops stationed throughout Iraq. Martin and Scott visited WKU Public Radio to share their experiences of performing music in a war zone.

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2:49 am
Tue December 18, 2007

Giver beware: many soliciters keep majority of charity gifts

Bowling Green, Ky – This is the time of year when many Americans make charitable contributions to their favorite causes. But charitable experts say in many cases, those who solicit funds for charities keep the vast majority of dollars given. Dan Modlin speaks with Sandra Miniutti of Charity Navigator, and Todd Leatherman with the Consumer Protection Division of the Kentucky Attorney General's office.

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Regional
9:21 am
Wed December 12, 2007

Beshear address focuses on ethics, merit system reform

Frankfort, Ky – Ethics was a major theme in the 16-minute inaugural address delivered by Governor Steve Beshear Tuesday in Frankfort. Here's an archive of Beshear's speech.

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9:16 am
Wed December 12, 2007

Plenty of pomp and pageantry at Inauguration Day

Frankfort, Ky – Tuesday was full of celebrations for Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, who took the oath of office as the Commonwealth's 61st governor. Among those who witnessed the historic day was Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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4:04 am
Wed December 12, 2007

WKU Prof details historic Mexican mapping effort

Bowling Green, Ky – The government of Mexico is privatizing land previously held communally by some of the most poor, indigenous peoples of that country. Dr. David Keeling is head of the WKU Geography/Geology Department, and a member of the American Geographical Society. The AGS is creating some of the first-ever maps of these areas in an effort to empower those who might lose their land. Dr. Keeling spoke to WKU Public Radio about the effort.

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3:52 am
Wed December 12, 2007

WKU expert: Venezuela's Chavez desperate for attention

Bowling Green, Ky – Venezuela's President, Hugo Chavez, has a reputation for outlandish behavior. After the recent embarrassment of losing a referendum that would have made him President-for-life, Chavez announced he was moving his country's clocks a half-hour behind neighboring nations. WKU Political Scientist John Petersen spoke to Dan Modlin about Chavez and his latest moves.

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