Bowling Green, Ky – Young children in five area school systems are taking part in a new grant program designed to boost reading performance. The grant involves students in Allen, Breckinridge, Logan, and Warren Counties. Joining us to talk about the program is Johnna Rogers, grant writer for the Green River Regional Cooperative.
Bowling Green, Ky – WKU is partnering with a group of other universities and organizations to create a new cyber defense program. At the WKU Cyber Defense Lab, faculty and students are studying the ways computers react to certain virus attacks. Cyber defense is a growing concern for many in the areas of homeland security, the military, and computer network service providers. Our interview guest is Dr. Phillip Womble, diretor of the WKU Applied Physics Institute.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson testified in Washington Wednesday in favor of legislation that would change the way we elect our presidents. The issue is gaining the attention of US Senators because several states have moved their presidential primary dates to January and February. Tony McVeigh has this report.
Bowling Green, Ky – A new PBS series on WWII is spurring discussion about the social and cultural impacts the event had on the US and the world. WKU History Professor Anthony Harkins says the war had a significant influence on race relations in many parts of the world. He joined Dan Modlin in the studios of WKU Public Radio to discuss the subject.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky Attorney General Greg Stumbo and Secretary of State Trey Grayson appear to have buried the hatchet in their dispute over electronic voting machines. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has this report.
Bowling Green, Ky – WKU President Gary Ransdell has officially unveiled a campaign called the "New Century of Spirit." As part of the effort, WKU expects to take in $200 million in gifts and establish a $200 million endowment by the year 2012.
Frankfort, Ky – More Kentucky community and technical college students are transferring to four-year colleges and universities. In fact, as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, they set an all-time state record for transfers last academic year.
Bowling Green, Ky – The annual rivalry between the top high school basketball players from Kentucky and Indiana is moving to Louisville. Bowling Green had hosted the last three games. The news isn't all bad for Bowling Green: the city could be landing a new all-star football game.
Frankfort, Ky – Adult, juvenile and family Drug Courts appear to be having a positive effect on Kentuckians with substance abuse problems who participate in court-ordered treatment programs. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has this report.
Bowling Green, Ky – In honor of Suicide Prevention Month in Kentucky, specialists in the field want the public to understand that many suicides are preventable. Our interview guest is Jan Ulrich, with the State Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services.