Bowling Green, Ky – With Americans being bombarded with news coverage about a proposed multi-billion dollar financial market bailout, it's easy to become overwhelmed. In this special documentary by Dan Modlin, WKU Public Radio takes a measured, in-depth look at the package being considered by Congress, and the possible positive and negative ramifications of its passage. We hear from a variety of experts in economics and political science, including WKU Professors Ed Yager, Brian Goff, and Dennis Wilson.
Bowling Green, Ky – The FDA says the proper use of medicines is critical if patients are to gain the full benefit of the product. In Bowling Green, Greenview Regional Hospital Director of Pharmacy Jim Morris says expiration dates cannot be ignored. He says aspirin, in particular, should not be used after it has reached its expiration date. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Bowling Green, Ky – A new mobile health unit is now helping to provide expanded health care services in the WKU region. Unveiled recently at a special ceremony, the unit will help provide flu and pneumonia immunizations. WKU President Gary Ransdell says the second mobile health unit will also provide a number of services such as heart disease prevention efforts.
Bowling Green, Ky – The WKU Teacher Education program recently earned national recognition from the Christa McAuliffe awards program. In fact, WKU was one of just two universities nationwide to receive the award this year. Dr. Tony Norman is the Associate Dean for Accountability and Research at the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences. He says helping student teachers address deficiencies is a key part of the program.
Bowling Green, Ky – The move to digital television is scheduled to be completed in February. But some individuals who hope to view those signals "off-air" may need to check on their current antenna systems. Jack Hanes, Director of Educational Telecommunications at WKU, says digital signals differ from the analog signals of the past. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Bowling Green, Ky – Fans of NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday have come to love the weekly segment featuring New York Time's puzzle and crossword editor Will Shortz. WKU Public Radio's Joe Corcoran recently spoke to Shortz about the creation of the crossword puzzles, and whether or not Shortz holds one puzzle in particular as his favorite.
Franklin, Ky – California-based Zero Air Pollution, or ZAP, broke ground last month on a 1-million square-foot facility in Simpson County, Kentucky. ZAP has promised thousands of new jobs and the production of gas-free electric cars. Automotive analyst Aaron Bragman of Detroit says ZAP has a poor reputation in the auto industry. For example, he says the company has failed to deliver some vehicle models. The ZAP CEO says such glitches will be alleviated once the company moves production from overseas.
Bowling Green, Ky – Governor Steve Beshear says he will stay far removed from the leadership contest in the Kentucky House. State Rep. Greg Stumbo recently announced he would challenge House Speaker Jody Richards of Bowling Green. Richards has held the title of House Speaker longer than any other Kentuckian in history. Beshear spoke to our Lisa Autry.
Frankfort, Ky – The national mortgage crisis is driving foreclosure rates skyward in some states, but so far, that has not been the case in Kentucky. And as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, proactive steps taken by state leaders may be part of the reason why.
Bowling Green, KY – A Louisville TV station has pulled an ad by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee attacking the business that employs Republican candidate Brett Guthrie. A lawyer representing the company has threatened to sue over the ad, saying it's "demonstrably false." Kevin Willis reports.