Regional
8:07 am
Mon December 11, 2006

Kentucky and national lawmakers look to raise minimum wage: Part 1 of series

Bowling Green, Ky – Congressional lawmakers and Kentucky legislators say they will take steps to raise the minimum wage. It's a politically popular move, but many economists warn of unintended negative consequences. In the first of a two-part series, Dan Modlin takes a look at what impact such a wage hike would have on Kentucky and the nation.

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Regional
1:04 am
Fri December 8, 2006

WKU undergoing major "internationalization effort"

Bowling Green, Ky – WKU is undergoing a major effort to increase Study Abroad and other international programs for students and faculty. Dan Modlin recently sat down with the interim head of the WKU Internationalization Office, John Peterson.

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Regional
12:56 am
Fri December 8, 2006

Former Gov Jones not running again in 07

Bowling Green, Ky – Former Kentucky Governor Brereton Jones says he will not make another run at the office next year. Kevin Willis has this story.

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Regional
11:24 am
Thu December 7, 2006

WKU Econ Prof says raising minimum wage won't help most poor people

Bowling Green, Ky – The Kentucky General Assembly and US Congress are taking up the issue of a minimum wage increase next year. WKU Economics Professor Bill Davis stopped by the studio's of Western's Public Radio to discuss how such a move would impact the working poor, and the overall US economy.

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Regional
11:48 am
Wed December 6, 2006

Ky Budget Director says state may be looking at big surplus

Bowling Green, KY – Kentucky Budget Director Brad Cowgill tells Western's Public Radio the state could be looking at a big budget surplus at the end of the fiscal year. He spoke in our studio with Dan Modlin.

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Regional
2:59 am
Wed December 6, 2006

Ky Board of Education takes 1st step toward requiring ACT

Frankfort, Ky – The Kentucky Board of Education has taken the first step toward requiring college entrance exams for all high school students in the commonwealth. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports.

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Regional
2:50 am
Wed December 6, 2006

Bunning not willing to endorse Fletcher for second term

Senator Jim Bunning

Bowling Green, Ky – During a conference call with reporters, Senator Jim Bunning refused to endorse Governor Fletcher for a second term. Senator Bunning says he wants to see the entire 2007 field before making a decision. Kevin Willis has this story.

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Regional
11:00 am
Tue December 5, 2006

When it comes to charitable giving, Americans are tops

Bowling Green, Ky – An author from Syracuse University says Americans give more to charitable causes than any other country in the world. Arthur Brooks also told Western's Public Radio that the working poor in the US give more--as a percentage of their income--than the wealthy. In this interview, Brooks talks about how--any why--America gives.

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Regional
9:59 am
Wed November 29, 2006

Efforts underway to increase adoptions in KY

Bowling Green, Ky – The number of adoptions in Kentucky is on the rise. Yet thousands of children in the Commonwealth are still waiting to be adopted. In this interview, Dan Modlin speaks with Tiffany Sago, adoption resource coordinator for the Family Enrichment Center.

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Regional
3:27 am
Wed November 29, 2006

Ky lawmakers want restored voting rights for felons

Frankfort, Ky – Two Kentucky Democratic lawmakers say they will offer legislation next year designed to make it easier for ex-felons to get their voting rights restored. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports from Frankfort.

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