Regional
11:47 am
Thu December 18, 2008

Ky's Postal Service facing economic downturn as well

Bowling Green, Ky – The US Postal Service, including offices in our listening area, is facing big challenges this holiday season. It's not so much the volume of mail; in fact, there are fewer letters and packages being sent this holiday season. But lower volume means less dollars coming into the Postal Service. Lisa Autry reports.

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Regional
2:38 am
Wed December 17, 2008

Ky airman shot down in Vietnam buried at Arlington

Bowling Green, Ky – A Kentucky Airman who had been missing since his plane crashed in the Vietnam War will be buried at Arlington National Ceremony. His three children are planning to attend the service. One of them is Russell McElroy of Bowling Green. He spoke to our Dan Modlin about what it means to finally know his Father will receive the proper burial he earned.

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Regional
2:16 am
Wed December 17, 2008

Guthrie readies to become Ky's latest US Rep.

Bowling Green, Ky – Brett Guthrie will soon go from the Kentucky Senate to the US House of Representatives. He recently came to WKU Public Radio to speak with Lisa Autry about the outlook for his first term as the state's 2nd District Congressman.

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Regional
2:12 am
Wed December 17, 2008

Alleged charity for veterans actually pocketing donations

Bowling Green, Ky – It's the time of year when many Americans give to charities. Dan Modlin has this story about one group that claimed it was seeking donations on behalf of military veterans. As it turns out, the group was actually keeping the financial gifts for themselves.

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Regional
9:16 am
Fri December 12, 2008

Mennonite sisters graduating from WKU

Bowling Green, Ky – Two sisters from south-central Kentucky will graduate from WKU soon. Their journey to the commencement ceremony has been anything but usual. Kris and Sharon Schmucker are Mennonites, living in a community where formal education often ends in the 8th grade. They spoke to WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry about their experience at WKU and their future plans.

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Regional
3:28 am
Thu December 11, 2008

Beshear releases budget plan; cost of cigarettes would go up

Frankfort, Ky – Gov. Steve Beshear is proposing raising Kentucky's cigarette tax by 70 cents to generate $81 million over the next year to help offset a $456 million revenue shortfall. Tony McVeigh has details of the Governor's plan.

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Regional
4:38 am
Tue December 9, 2008

Kentucky's next CPE chief from NY

Frankfort, Ky – The former chancellor of the New York State University System is the new president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Regional
4:32 am
Tue December 9, 2008

WKU journalism prof says papers can survive cuts

Bowling Green, Ky – Many newspapers across the country, including the Louisville Courier-Journal and Lexington Herald-Leader, have been reducing their work forces. Leaders in the newspaper industry point to declining ad revenues, but WKU Photojournalism Program Coordinator James Kenney says lower circulations have hurt some papers, as well. He spoke to our Dan Modlin about the current health of the newspaper business.

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Regional
11:55 am
Fri December 5, 2008

Man who cracked Al-Zarqawi case speaks to WKU Public Radio

Bowling Green, Ky – An expert in the field of interrogating terrorism suspects is speaking out against the use of torture. The man who led the interrogation team that uncovered information which led to the death of one of the most wanted terrorists in the world, Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, says other techniques helped uncover the information needed to find and kill the Jordanian. For security purposes, our guest goes by a pseudonym. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.

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Regional
11:49 am
Fri December 5, 2008

It's D-Day: deadline arrives for budget cut proposals

Frankfort, Ky – It's D-Day for state agencies in Kentucky, which must report how they intend to reduce their budgets by four-percent. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh looks at how proposed cuts could affect the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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