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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Regional
8:48 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Iraqi Terror Suspect Wants Home Detention

William H. Natcher Federal Courthouse in Bowling Green

An Iraqi man arrested last year in Bowling Green on terrorism charges is asking a federal judge to release him to home detention until his trial starts in August. 24 year old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi is facing a  lengthy list of charges in the case.

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Too Good to be True
2:10 pm
Sun June 10, 2012

BBB Warns Students about Job Scams

The Better Business Bureau says students seeking summer jobs should beware of newspaper or internet ads that promise extremely high pay and then tell the worker he or she must purchase expensive software or equipment for the job. Once the student sends money for the purchases, they may never hear from the company again, according BBB officials.

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Health
8:45 am
Sun June 10, 2012

Farm Bureau Leader Stresses ATV Safety

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says Kentucky currently ranks second in the nation in terms of fatal All Terrain Vehicle accidents. Randy Chrisman of the Kentucky Farm Bureau's Safety and Rural Health Advisory Committee says residents of the state need to remember that ATVs are "powerful machines that can cause serious injuries" if they aren't used properly.

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Business
8:05 am
Sat June 9, 2012

Deadline for Bond Fund Claims Approaches

The Department of Financial Institutions in Kentucky says the deadline to file a claim to participate in the Morgan Keegan Bond Fund Claims Process is June 16th. Potentially eligible claimants had lost money in proprietary bond funds from Morgan Keegan that were investgated by the Department and securities regulators from four other states.

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Regional
1:15 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Court of Appeals Says A.G. Office has Limited Powers to Initiate Investigations

In a ruling today based on a Powell County drug case, the Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that the state Attorney General's office has limited powers to initiate investigations. In addition, the Court threw out an eastern Kentucky drug conviction, saying the Attorney General's office overstepped its bounds.

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Regional
7:41 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Hangar Party to Recognize Tuskegee Airmen

Aviation Heritage Park

The annual Hangar Party of the Aviation Heritage Park will include educational materials and an authentic P-51C like the ones flown in World War II by the Tuskegee Airmen. That group of African-American pilots flew combat missions against the Germans in the war in Europe.

Education
11:25 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Ground Broken for New Campus Building in Leitchfield

Walter T. Kelley Campus Building Rendering
Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center

A ground-breaking ceremony was held today in Grayson County, for the Walter T. Kelley Campus Building. The 11,500 square foot facility will be used to expand postsecondary education opportunities for students in the area.

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Business
10:29 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Less Coal Used in Electricity Generation

U.S. Energy Information Administration

Federal officials now say coal accounts for slightly more than one-third of the electricity generated in the United States. Coal's percentage of the market hasn't been that low in decades.

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Politics
10:16 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Somerset Voters to Determine Alcohol Issue

Somerset, Kentucky is currently the largest city in the Commonwealth without any kind of legal alcohol sales. A vote to be held on June 26th could change that situation.

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Science /Environment
7:02 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Recycling Program to Start Tuesday at Paradise Fossil Plant

TVA is unveiling a new program, designed to encourage paper and aluminum recycling at the Paradise Fossil Plant in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. The facility in the bluegrass state is the first of  four in the Southeast starting such programs.

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