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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.