Regional
8:53 am
Tue May 15, 2007

Cancer consortium underway in KY

Bowling Green, Ky – Dan Modlin recently attended a summit meeting of the Kentucky Cancer Consortium. Despite years of education efforts, Kentuckians remain the heaviest smokers in the US, which puts those in the state at greater risk for lung cancer. Dan has more on some of the information discussed at the summit.

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Regional
9:19 am
Fri May 11, 2007

KY's new Ed Commissioner faces big hurdles

Bowling Green, Ky – The Kentucky Board of Education met in Bowling Green to finalize their offer to the next Education Commissioner. Dr. Barbara Erwin comes to Kentucky from Illinois. She survived questions over her leadership style and problems with her resume.

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Regional
11:45 am
Wed May 9, 2007

As cheaters become more savvy, so do those trying to prevent them

Bowling Green, Ky – Across the country, college and university faculty members are using new tactics to prevent classroom cheating. In this report, Dan Modlin talked to professors at WKU about some of techniques they use to combat cheaters.

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Regional
11:41 am
Wed May 9, 2007

Expanded gambling up for debate in KY Gov race

Frankfort, Ky – With the primary election less than two weeks away, expanded gambling has become a key issue in the Kentucky governor's race. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh examines the issue and where the candidates stand.

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Regional
11:18 am
Fri May 4, 2007

KY Governor's race won't be won on TV, says WKU expert

Bowling Green, Ky – In just a few weeks Kentucky primary voters will have a chance to pick candidates for several races, including the state's top job. Lisa Autry sat down with WKU Political Science Professor Scott Lasley, who gave us his impressions on how the Republican and Democratic primaries are shaping up.

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Regional
11:31 am
Thu May 3, 2007

In Frankfort, it's time to get ready for Governor's Derby breakfast

Louisville, Ky – Times are busy at Louisville's Churchill Downs. The Derby is right around the corner, and the Queen of England is in attendance. But in Frankfort, workers are preparing for the annual Governor's Derby Breakfast. Tony McVeigh has this story.

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Regional
11:23 am
Thu May 3, 2007

WKU expert says British election will be different than those in US

Bowling Green, KY – British Prime Minister Tony Blair has announced he'll be stepping down from his post in the coming weeks. His longtime friend and rival Gordon Brown will become the next PM. But will the Labor Party hold on to power following the next elections? Dan Modlin spoke with WKU Political Science Professor Roger Murphy, who studies European politics.

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Regional
9:09 am
Wed May 2, 2007

WPR takes a behind-the-scenes look at Ky Derby preperations

Louisville, Ky – With the Bluegrass State preparing for the annual Run for the Roses, Joe Corcoran recently took a behind-the-scenes look at the preperations taking place at Churchill Downs. Joe talked with the Derby's executive chef, Gil Logan, about the challenge of preparing gourmet food for 20,000 people--including Her Majesty, the Queen of England.

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Regional
2:53 am
Tue May 1, 2007

Suicide prevention advocates want more awarness in Ky schools

Bowling Green, Ky – In Kentucky, a group of advocates dedicated to educating the public about suicide prevention is trying to draw attention to counseling that's available to depressed high school and college students. Dan Modlin talks with Jan Ulrich, who works for Kentucky's official suicide prevention agency. She also lost a son to suicide.

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Regional
12:08 am
Tue May 1, 2007

Henderson, Evansville bridge will not be shut down

Henderson, Ky – The state is responding to the concerns of many western Kentucky residents by not shutting down a critical bridge linking Henderson to Evansville, Indiana. Kevin Willis has this story.

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