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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.