Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky lawmakers have received an update on the progress being made by a blue ribbon panel seeking ways to reduce huge deficits in state pension plans. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports from Frankfort.
Bowling Green, Ky – WKU recently received a major gift to help establish a program of business ethics. Several recent high-profile cases of corporate wrongdoing have encouraged US universities to deal with ethical issues. Dan Modlin talks with Dr. William Tallon, the Dean of the Gordon Ford College of Business at WKU.
Louisville, Ky – On Wednesday morning, Governor Fletcher is joining Kentucky House and Senate leaders for a meeting with the head of Peabody Energy. As Tony McVeigh reports, Peabody is considering building a new coal gasification plant in the Commonwealth.
Frankfort, Ky – Is America's current presidential primary system in need of an overhaul? Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson believes it is. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports that Grayson is backing a plan to fix it.
Bowling Green, Ky – Small college athletics doesn't get the credit it deserves for its role in promoting racial integration during the 1970s. That's a major theme of a new book called "All Guts and No Glory", written by retired basketball coach Bill Elder, who later worked at Lindsey Wilson College in Colombia, Ky. In this interview with Dan Modlin, Elder recalls some of his experiences as a 22 year old head coach of an integrated basketball team in the south.
Bowling Green, KY – Parents should be concerned about the disturbing rates of prescription drug abuse among Kentucky teens. That's the assessment of Drew Wollin, a prevention specialist with the Warren County based Lifeskills organization. Part of the problem, according to Wollin, is the number of TV commericials kids see about drug products.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky House and Senate leaders have tried--but failed--to find a way to end an ongoing dispute over legislative pay for the governor's special session. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.
Washington DC – America's relations with Iran have been strained lately, to say the least. The US has accused Tehran of aiding terrorists in Iraq and trying to create a nuclear weapons program. Despite the hard feelings, a new poll shows a majority of the Iranian public favors normalized diplomatic relations with the US. Also, the same polls show most Iranians disfavor their theocratic form of government. Kevin Willis speaks with the president of the group that conducted the rare survey.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky House Speaker Jody Richards won't have to fly to St. Louis to see the head of Peabody Energy. It turns out Peabody is coming to the Commonwealth. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.
Bowling Green, Ky – The fiscal year that ended in June saw more fundraising records broken at WKU. Cash gifts given to the University increased by 21% over the previous year. WKU Vice President for Institutional Advancement Tom Hiles recently spoke to us about why so many people are contributing gifts to the school.