Bowling Green, Ky – Lisa Autry has this report on the story of Kentucky seniors who have resorted to selling drugs in order to make ends meet. This story won an honorable mention award for Best Enterprise/Investigative report from the Kentucky Associated Press.
Somerset, Ky – In Pulaski County, a new railpark is ready to open. Development officials believe the new service will be a big boost to the region's economy. We hear from Susan Clark of Norfolk Southern, Greg Jones of Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation, and others.
Bowling Green, Ky – We've all heard stories about China's growing economic, cultural, and political clout. But China also faces major environmental problems. In this interview, we meet Dr. Jennifer Turner, Director of the Woodrow Wilson Center's China Environment Forum. She works with researchers at WKU and other institutions to help China develop strategies for dealing with its environmental problems.
Bowling Green, Ky – The capture and release of 15 British sailors and marines has drawn attention to the disputed boundaries off the coasts of Iran and Iraq. Dan Modlin spoke with the head of the WKU Department of Geography and Geology, David Keeling, about the conflict and other similar international boundary disputes.
Bowling Green, Ky – A WKU Sociology class is taking place in a must unusual setting: the Barren County women's jail. Dan Modlin spoke with Dr. Holli Drummond about the class she teaches that includes as students female inmates.
Bowling Green, Ky – Gail Minger lost her son in a 1998 dorm fire at Murray State University. Since then, she's worked to increase the overall campus safety at schools in Kentucky. Lisa Autry attended a forum on WKU campus safety held in Bowling Green.
Bowling Green, Ky – Iran has a noted history in taking hostages. The latest episode is the capture of 15 British sailors and Marines in disputed waters off the coast of Iran and Iraq. Dan Modlin recently spoke to WKU Political Science Professor Soleiman Kiasatpour, an expert on Iranian affairs, on what might be behind this provocative move.
Bowling Green – New mortgage foreclosures shot to a record high at the end of last year as borrowers with poor credit had troubled keeping up with their monthly payments. The nationwide wave of foreclosures is blamed on risky subprime lending. Lisa Autry speaks with Jim Meyer of Meyer Mortgage Corporation in Bowling Green.