Regional
2:40 am
Mon October 1, 2007

Ky WWII vets recall a nation pulling together

Bowling Green, Ky – The PBS series on WWII is drawing a great deal of attention to the roles millions of American soldiers and citizens played during that time. Dan Modlin has spoken to several WWII veterans in our listening area who recounted how everyday people helped out in the war effort. This is the first of two-part series brought to you by WKU Public Radio.

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Regional
11:48 am
Wed September 26, 2007

New report details cost of being poor in Ky

Frankfort, Ky – A comprehensive new report titled "The High Price of Being Poor in Kentucky" is getting the attention of state lawmakers, who are now discussing possible solutions. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports from Frankfort.

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Regional
11:19 am
Wed September 26, 2007

WKU expert: Iranian leader earns points at home for US visit

Bowling Green, Ky – Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has caused great controversy this week during his visit to the US. While softening his tone during a speech at Colombia University, Ahmadinejad blasted away at America during a UN speech. This is an expanded interview with Soleiman Kiasatpour, Middle East expert with the WKU Political Science Department. He joined Kevin Willis to discuss the fallout of the Iranian's visit.

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Regional
3:26 am
Wed September 26, 2007

WKU prof questions study on college students' history knowledge

Bowling Green, Ky – A recent study by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute indicates that college freshmen and seniors are doing very poorly in the study of US history. But a WKU historian says the study should have focused on more than multiple choice questions. Dr. Robert Dietle spoke to our Dan Modlin.

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Regional
9:30 am
Tue September 25, 2007

Bowling Green GM workers join national strike

Bowling Green, Ky – Workers at Bowling Green's Corvette plant are joining thousands of other United Auto Workers this week on the picket lines. The union decision to strike raises the stakes for both workers, and GM. Lisa Autry reports on the possible impact the strike could have on our region.

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Regional
9:30 am
Tue September 25, 2007

Bowling Green GM workers join national strike

Bowling Green, Ky – Workers at Bowling Green's Corvette plant are joining thousands of other United Auto Workers this week on the picket lines. The union decision to strike raises the stakes for both workers, and GM. Lisa Autry reports on the possible impact the strike could have on our region.

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Regional
9:22 am
Tue September 25, 2007

Are efforts to improve Ky scores on college, work exams paying off?

Frankfort, Ky – Kentucky education officials will soon learn if their efforts to improve student scores on college and workplace readiness exams are paying off. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports from Frankfort.

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Regional
4:21 am
Mon September 24, 2007

Fletcher "in a whole lot of trouble": political analyst

Bowling Green, Ky – A political scientist from Northern Kentucky University says Governor Fletcher appears to "be in a whole lot of trouble" with six weeks to go before Election Day. Dr. Michael Baranowski points to multiple polls showing Democrat Steve Beshear with double-digit leads. Baranowski says while there can be inaccuracies with phone surveys, the margin of error is usually less than 5%. He spoke to our Lisa Autry.

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Regional
9:25 am
Fri September 21, 2007

Modeled after White House, Ky's faith-based initiative starts

Carrollton, Ky – The first-ever summit for faith-based and community social service agencies in Kentucky was held this week on the banks of the Ohio River in Carroll County. The new office is based on a similar effort underway at the White House. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.

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Regional
9:20 am
Fri September 21, 2007

At WKU, new technology changes the way library works

Bowling Green, Ky – Advances in technology are leading to important changes in libraries across the country--and WKU is a case in point. A new research database called "Top-Scholar" and a new visual and performing arts library are quickly becoming important tools for the WKU campus community. In this interview, we hear more from the directors of those two projects.

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