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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Regional
12:06 am
Tue May 1, 2007

Drug agents in Ky say they're working around federal cuts

Frankfort, Ky – Drug enforcement authorities in Kentucky say despite drastic cuts in federal funding, statewide drug interdiction efforts are still netting impressive results. Tony McVeigh has this story from Frankfort.

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Regional
12:00 am
Tue May 1, 2007

First Lady holds first celebration of hope for Ky cancer survivors

Frankfort, Ky – Hundreds of breast cancer survivors in Kentucky traveled to Frankfort this week, to attend the First Lady's annual Celebration of Hope. From Kentucky Public Radio, Tony McVeigh reports from Frankfort.

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Regional
4:14 am
Mon April 30, 2007

Ky's Mr. Basketball coming to WKU

Elizabethtown, Ky – Elizabethtown High School star Stephon Pettigrew is coming to WKU. The Mr. Basketball winner chose the Hilltoppers after UK didn't offer a scholarship.

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Regional
3:50 am
Mon April 30, 2007

Beshear backs expanded gaming for Ky

Bowling Green, Ky – In our ongoing series of gubanatorial candidate profiles, Dan Modlin talked with former Lt. Gov. Steve Beshear.

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Regional
12:55 am
Thu April 26, 2007

WKU Russian expert says Yeltsin unlike any other Russian leader

Bowling Green, Ky – The recent death of former Russian President Boris Yeltsin reveals a mixed record for the country's first post-Soviet leader. Dr. Hugh Phillips is a Russian expert with the WKU History Department. He says much of Yeltsin's early success came from his ability to relate to the average Russian citizen.

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Regional
9:54 am
Wed April 25, 2007

Bowling Green Police dealing with a series of high-profile cases

Bowling Green, Ky – The Bowling Green Police Department is coping with three recent high-profile incidents involving fatalities. Joe Corcoran talked with Bowling Green Police Chief Doug Hawkins about how the department is handling the cases.

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