Dan Modlin

Producer/Host

Dan Modlin served as News Director at WKU Public Radio for 23 years, and retired in early 2013. He's a native of Indiana who grew up in a broadcasting family.  A graduate of Ball State University, he worked for several years in the news network business in the Midwest, specializing in agricultural and political coverage, before coming to WKU Public Radio. His reports have earned numerous national  and state  awards for documentary production, public affairs reporting, and enterprise reporting. 

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Education
6:40 am
Sat June 16, 2012

Diversity Conference Underway at WKU

The Kentucky Department of Education and the Council on Postsendary Education are co-sponsoring a Conference promoting successful transitions to college for students of diverse backgrounds. About 120 academically proficient students and parents  are attending sessions on the WKU campus.

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Economy
3:49 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Kentucky Launches Program to Encourage Hiring Veterans

Governor Steve Beshear is announcing a statewide plan to connect returning members of the Reserve, the National Guard, and other veterans with job openings in Kentucky. The program is called "Hiring Kentucky Heroes."

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Motorcycle Safety
11:40 am
Thu June 14, 2012

NHTSA Issues Warning about Unsafe Helmets

Safety experts usually urge motorcycle riders to wear helmets, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is urging motorcyclists not to wear the 5x5 brand, SA-08 model helmet. That product fails to meet federal head protection requirements.

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Health
8:18 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Drinking Water Violations Down

A report released by the Kentucky Division of Water says violations involving contaminants and treatment dropped from 2010 to 2011 in the Commonwealth. The Annual Compliance Report is required by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.

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Health
3:42 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Ground Broken for Health Sciences Complex

Dignitaries pose for photograph at site of Health Sciences Complex groundbreaking

Groundbreaking ceremonies took place in Bowling Green Wednesday for a Health Sciences Complex that will be constructed on the campus of the Medical Center. Those speaking at the ceremony stress that  the new structure will help to provide instruction for nursing and physical therapy students at WKU.

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Business
3:18 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Incentives Approved for Amusement Park

Rollercoaster at Holiday World

The state of Kentucky has approved incentives up to $3.9 million over ten years for the company that wants to reopen the former Kentucky Kingdom amusement park in Louisville.

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Agriculture
2:24 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Three Sentenced in Eastern Livestock Case

Kentucky beef cattle

Three former executives of a failed livestock firm based in  New Albany, Indiana have been sentenced for their roles in swindling Kentucky farmers. Authorities say farmers should receive restitution as part of the sentences.

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Regional Emmys
1:10 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Regional Emmy Nominees Announced

Emmy nominations announced at WKYU-PBS
WKU Public Radio

WKYU-PBS today hosted the Ohio Valley Regional Emmy nominations. Finalists were announced in fifty categories for the awards that recognize excellence in television.

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200th Anniversary of the Start of the War of 1812
8:07 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Historians Reflect on Causes of the War of 1812

Perry Victory and International Peace Memorial, South Bass Island, Lake Erie
Jon Wright National Park Service

As the nation approaches the June 18th anniversary of the start of the War of 1812, WKU Historians Jack Thacker and Glenn LaFantasie say a combination of issues led to the outbreak of that war. The issues ranged from European conflicts to the impressment of sailors and westward expansion.

 

 

 

 

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