Bowling Green, Ky – WKU has seen a big spike in the number of students enrolled in its Honors program. In response, the school is creating a new Honors College that will offer greater research opportunities as well as the chance to study abroad.
Bowling Green, Ky – The National Transportation Safety Board has released its findings on last year's crash of Comair flight 5191 in Lexington. Forty-nine of the 50 people aboard the flight were killed when the plane took off from the wrong runway. Bowling Green pilot and aviation attorney Steve Hixson spoke to Western's Public Radio about the board's finding of fault with the flight's pilot and co-pilot.
Bowling Green, Ky – Recent cases of botulism in Indiana and Texas have raised concerns over the danger of foodborne illnesses. Dr. Craig Humbaugh is the state epidemiologist at the Kentucky Department for Public Health. He spoke to Dan Modlin over the phone from his office.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky lawmakers have received an update on the progress being made by a blue ribbon panel seeking ways to reduce huge deficits in state pension plans. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports from Frankfort.
Bowling Green, Ky – WKU recently received a major gift to help establish a program of business ethics. Several recent high-profile cases of corporate wrongdoing have encouraged US universities to deal with ethical issues. Dan Modlin talks with Dr. William Tallon, the Dean of the Gordon Ford College of Business at WKU.
Louisville, Ky – On Wednesday morning, Governor Fletcher is joining Kentucky House and Senate leaders for a meeting with the head of Peabody Energy. As Tony McVeigh reports, Peabody is considering building a new coal gasification plant in the Commonwealth.
Frankfort, Ky – Is America's current presidential primary system in need of an overhaul? Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson believes it is. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports that Grayson is backing a plan to fix it.
Bowling Green, Ky – Small college athletics doesn't get the credit it deserves for its role in promoting racial integration during the 1970s. That's a major theme of a new book called "All Guts and No Glory", written by retired basketball coach Bill Elder, who later worked at Lindsey Wilson College in Colombia, Ky. In this interview with Dan Modlin, Elder recalls some of his experiences as a 22 year old head coach of an integrated basketball team in the south.
Bowling Green, KY – Parents should be concerned about the disturbing rates of prescription drug abuse among Kentucky teens. That's the assessment of Drew Wollin, a prevention specialist with the Warren County based Lifeskills organization. Part of the problem, according to Wollin, is the number of TV commericials kids see about drug products.
Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky House and Senate leaders have tried--but failed--to find a way to end an ongoing dispute over legislative pay for the governor's special session. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.