Bowling Green, KY – In a major victory for the nation's largest tobacco companies, the Florida Supreme Court Thursday upheld a decision tossing out a $145 billion award against the industry. Kevin Willis has this story.
Bowling Green, KY – With a vote recount showing the conservative candidate narrowly finishing first in Mexico's Presidential election, observers say the nation could be in for some contentious times. WKU Political Science Professor John Peterson speaks with Dan Modlin about the campaign, and how its results could impact US-Mexico relations.
Bowling Green – Research by the University of Kentucky shows Kentucky has the highest number of obese children while public schools offer the least amount of physical education. The findings are in a report that examines the health behaviors of Kentucky students in grades 6-12 between 1997 and 2003. Lisa Autry talks will Professor Jeff Jones in the U-K College of Public Health.
Owensboro, KY – Vice President Cheney is scheduled to appear in Owensboro Monday, July 10, at a fundraising event for Rep. Ron Lewis. Not many details have been released about the VP's visit. Kevin Willis has this story.
Bowling Green, KY – Kentucky students in middle and high school are smoking less and doing fewer drugs, yet most admit to having sex before graduating from high school. The numbers come from a University of Kentucky study that examined students from 1997 to 2003. Lisa Autry speaks with one of the study's authors, Dr. Jeff Jones of the UK College of Public Health.
Bowling Green, KY – With summer in full swing, many people in the listening area will be hiking, camping, and having fun outdoors. But Doctor Mark Ryan of Louisiana State University says you should be aware of dangerous snakes while outside. Dr. Ryan says there are instances of people releasing their exotic pet snakes into the wild. Dan Modlin has this interview.
Frankfort, KY – Kentucky's Adjutant General is confident sending troops to help secure the US border with Mexico will have no adverse effects on the safety of the Commonwealth. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports from Frankfort.
Bowling Green, KY – Tennessee Senator Bill Frist is pushing a bill that would expand funding for embryonic stem cell research. The legislation is controversial, especially with conservative religious groups. Kevin Willis has this story.