Bowling Green, Ky – WKU officials say they plan to move quickly with a new initiative to help train math and science teachers. The University has received a $2.4 million grant from the National Math and Science Initiative. Dan Modlin speaks to WKU President Gary Ransdell, WKU College of Education and Behavioral Science Dean Sam Evans, and Blaine Ferrell, dean of the Ogden College of Science and Engineering at WKU.
Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky's ability to fund its six-year highway project is in serious doubt. The federal Highway Trust Fund is about to go broke. Kentucky Senate President David Williams says the Commonwealth needs to pass a bill that would create state and local infrastructure authorities that could issue bonds to pay for things like highways and bridges. Williams spoke to WKU Public Radio over the phone from Frankfort.
Bowling Green, Ky – There are only four living American World War I veterans. One of them is 106-year-old Robley Rex, who lives in Louisville. Lisa Autry met Mr. Rex at the nursing home he just recently checked into. In this interview, we get the rare chance to hear first-hand accounts of life during "The Great War."
Bowling Green, Ky – Trumpeter Marshall Scott and guitarist John Martin recently stopped by the studios of WKU Public Radio to share their music and thoughts about the current and future state of jazz in the US. Marshall is director of the WKU Jazz Band, and John teaches guitar studies at WKU. In this special one-hour program, we hear live and studio recordings of John and Marshall performing as a duo and a quintet.
Frankfort, Ky – Arguments challenging the conventional wisdom surrounding global warming before a committee of the Kentucky General Assembly have drawn both praise and strong criticism from lawmakers and those in the audience. Tony McVeigh of Kentucky Public Radio reports.
Radcliff, Ky – WKU President Gary Ransdell has announced plans to open a Center for Regional Development in Radcliff. The Hardin County city sits next door to Fort Knox, which is expanding at a rapid pace thanks to the recent Base Realignment and Closure moves. The WKU Center is designed to offer degree programs that will benefit those in and around the military community. Dan Modlin has our report.
Owensboro, Ky – In northwestern Kentucky, a group of 12 Chambers of Commerce are banding together to lobby for the region's business interests. The effort is called "C-LINK", for "Chamber Leadership Initiative of Northwestern Kentucky." The group's first goal is to lobby lawmakers to fund Kentucky's portion of I-69, which will run through Henderson, Webster, Hopkins, and Christian counties. Kevin Willis went to Owensboro and Henderson to learn more about C-LINK.
Bowling Green, Ky – Kentucky has the dubious distinction of having the highest ATV-related death rate in the US. The state Department of Agriculture says something can--and must--be done about it. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.
Bowling Green, Ky – As the college basketball season gets underway, WKU coaches Darrin Horn and Mary Taylor Cowles face increasing expectations to make the NCAA tournament. Dan Modlin has this preview of both the mens' and womens' seasons.