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
4:16 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Van Donated to Kelly Autism Program

New van for Kelly Autism Program

A fifteen passenger van has been donated to the Kelly Autism Program, which is part of the Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex at WKU.  Officals at the University say the vehicle was donated by Chevrolet and the GM Corvette Plant. Director Marty Boman says the vehicle has already been put to use for several special activities and field trips which give participants in the program a chance to experience new activities.

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Economy /"Troubling Signs"
11:30 am
Sun August 19, 2012

WKU Economics Professor says Economy is "Troubling"

Dr. Brian Strow in WKU Public Radio Studios
WKU Public Radio

WKU Economics Professor Brian Strow says the slow growth rate of the U.S. Economy is a troubling sign. The B.B.&T Chair for the Study of Capitalism at Western Kentucky University says the economy should be growing at a significantly higher rate at this point.

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Education
8:04 am
Sat August 18, 2012

International Students Set to Arrive at WKU

WKU Campus

About 140 new international students are expected to arrive at WKU by August 21st. University officials say a number of activities have been planned to help those students undergo an effective orientation plan, to help them adjust to campus life in the U.S.

Health /Salmonella
11:16 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Cantaloupes

Cantaloupe
North Carolina Cantaloupe Growers

The Department for Public Health says cantaloupes tested in the state public health laboratory  in Kentucky carry the same strain of salmonella associated with a statewide outbreak that health officials say is continuing.  At least fifty people have been sickened by the salmonella, and health officials say it has been associated with two deaths.

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Regional
6:40 am
Thu August 16, 2012

License Plate Helps to Support Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation

Fallen Officers Trust License Plate

The Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation maintains the only statewide monument listing the name of every known fallen law enforcement officer in the history of the Bluegrass State. That organization also helps to provide scholarship dollars for law enforcement officers and their families.

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