Bowling Green, Ky – Most Kentuckians had probably assumed that the state's May primary election would have little impact on this year's Presidential election. But WKU Political Scientist Joel Turner says that could be changing. Dr. Turner says the close nature of the Democratic contest could give Kentucky added significance this May.
Bowling Green, Ky – The US Department of Agriculture has ordered the biggest beef recall in American history after videos surfaced of sick cattle being mistreated at a meatpacking facility. Dr. Nevil Speer is an animal scientist in the WKU Agriculture Department. He says the video clearly depicts clear violations of established standards. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Frankfort, Ky – An advisory panel of the Kentucky House is proposing some major changes to the constitutional amendment on casino gambling offered last week by Governor Steve Beshear. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has details.
Bowling Green, Ky – The close nature of the Democratic primary could make some of the later primary states like Kentucky and North Carolina more important than in previous elections. Dr. Joel Turner of the WKU History Department says, ironically, states like Florida and Michigan might have had more impact on the outcome if they had left their primaries at their previously-scheduled times. He spoke to our Dan Modlin.
Frankfort, Ky – Now that Kentucky lawmakers have had some time to study Governor Steve Beshear's casino gambling legislation, many questions and concerns are being bandied about. We get the latest from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Frankfort, Ky – Anxiously-awaited legislation being proposed by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear would allow 12 casinos to operate in the commonwealth. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.
Bowling Green, Ky – GM plans to trim 20% of its hourly US workforce by July 1st. Earlier, GM announced a new round of buyouts and early retirement incentives aimed at returning to profitability. GM also posted the worst annual loss of any US automaker in history. Lisa Autry spoke with national spokesman Dan Flores and the president of Bowling Green area UAW chapter Eldon Renaud.
Frankfort, Ky – Bad weather forced cancellation of ceremonies in Hodgenville Tuesday that were to launch a 2 year celebration of President Lincoln's birth. But as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, state lawmakers in Frankfort moved ahead with their own tribute to a native son in Kentucky.
Bowling Green, Ky – US leaders recently have openly called on European countries to send more fighting troops to southern Afghanistan, where the toughest Taliban-related fighting is taking place. WKU Political Science Professor Roger Murphy says the US and Europe have differing views over what role NATO forces should be playing in Afghanistan. He spoke with our Kevin Willis.