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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Business
9:04 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Tennessee Officials Warn Consumers about Health Insurance Fraud

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance

Officials in Tennessee say asking hard questions, reading all materials, and scrutinizing websites are important steps to be certain a health insurance offer is legitimate. The Department of Commerce and Insurance says unlicensed companies have been defrauding consumers by collecting premiums for bogus insurance policies, with no intention of paying claims.

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Regional
7:45 am
Mon May 28, 2012

Port Oliver Recreation Area to be Dedicated

A ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony will be held tomorrow afternoon for the Port Oliver Recreation Area on Barren River Lake. Local tourism officials say the area is needed to help serve the two million visitors who come to the region each year.

 
 Located off highway 252, Port Oliver is on the Allen County side of the Barren River Dam. The ribbon cutting and dedication mark the completion of the project, which includes a state of the art amphitheatre.  Barren River Lake Park Manager Carlos Lopez says the new recreation area will help to draw more visitors to the area.

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Regional
6:29 am
Sun May 27, 2012

Public Comment Period Underway for Cumberland Darter Proposals

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released estimates on the economic impact of its designation for an endangered fish in southern Kentucky and northern Tennessee. Members of the public have through June 25th to comment on that analysis.

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Possible Traffic Delays
7:23 am
Sat May 26, 2012

I-65 Construction Continues over Holiday Weekend in Louisville Area

Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet say construction work will continue through this holiday weekend on the pavement replacement project in the Louisville area. Crews will be paving the right lane of southbound I-65 between the Chestnut Street overpass and the Watterson Expressway.

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Regional
8:12 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Holiday Boaters Warned about Low Water Levels

Kentucky State Parks

The U.S  Army Corps of Engineers says low water conditions this holiday weekend are leading to increased hazards for some boaters and swimmers in the region. Boaters are advised to stay within marked navigation channels.

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Business
9:56 am
Thu May 24, 2012

TeleTech to Create 500 to 700 Jobs in Hopkinsville

TeleTech will invest more than $12 million in a new delivery center in Hopkinsville.  State officials say the investment will include a 45,000 square foot facility. Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp says the company has been considering the area for several years, and this week’s announcement is a reflection of the quality of the workforce in  Hopkinsville and Christian County.

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Sun Belt Tournament Underway
8:55 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Hilltoppers Drop Close Contest to Top-Seeded Florida Atlantic

Bowling Green Ballpark
WKU Public Radio

The WKU Hilltopper baseball team dropped a close game to Florida Atlantic Wednesday night in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference tournament. The  4 to 3 loss marked the first time WKU has lost a game at Bowling Green Ballpark, after winning four previous contests there.

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Agriculture
8:19 am
Thu May 24, 2012

New Zealand Takes Additional Steps to Reduce Smoking

Although many communities in the U.S. have taken steps to curb smoking, Kentucky tobacco growers continue to benefit from export sales. However, the government in New Zealand today is taking some very strong steps to discourage tobacco use.

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Regional
11:46 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Federal Judge in Kentucky Says Prosecutors Can't Use Evidence Gained through GPS

A federal judge has ruled that investigators illegally placed a GPS tracking device on a Kentucky man's car. As a result, prosecutors won't be allowed to use 150 pounds of marijuana as evidence against the man.

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Sports
8:03 am
Wed May 23, 2012

WKU to Start Sun Belt Conference Play Tonight

Hilltopper Baseball Coach Matt Myers

The WKU baseball team will face top-seeded Florida Atlantic tonight at the Bowling Green Ballpark, as the Sun Belt Conference tournament gets underway in the home of the Bowling Green Hot Rods.  WKU has played four games in that minor league park in the past, winning all four.

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