Louisville, Ky – Times are busy at Louisville's Churchill Downs. The Derby is right around the corner, and the Queen of England is in attendance. But in Frankfort, workers are preparing for the annual Governor's Derby Breakfast. Tony McVeigh has this story.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.