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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UK President Interviewed
6:04 am
Mon February 27, 2012

UK President Comments on Budget

Dr. Eli Capilouto visits the studios of WKU Public Radio
WKU Public Radio

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto says looming budget cuts are a serious concern for higher education across Kentucky. He says a large percentage of college students in Kentucky are already borrowing money to attend classes, and he says higher tuition rates aren't the answer for funding problems. He spoke with Dan Modlin.

Concerns over High Fuel Prices
7:23 am
Sun February 26, 2012

Congressman Guthrie Says Consumers are Concerned about the Impact of Higher Fuel Prices

Second District Congressman Brett Guthrie of Kentucky says he's heard plenty of constituents expressing concern about higher gasoline prices in recent days. The Republican from Bowling Green says the higher prices at the pump are difficult for consumers to accept in an already troubled economy.

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Concerns over High Fuel Prices
6:09 am
Sun February 26, 2012

Congressman Guthrie Says Consumers are Concerned about the Impact of Higher Fuel Prices

Second District Congressman Brett Guthrie of Kentucky says he's heard plenty of constituents expressing concern about higher gasoline prices in recent days. The Republican from Bowling Green says the higher prices at the pump are difficult for consumers to accept in an already troubled economy. He says the higher fuel prices are also being felt in the trucking industry, and he warns that increases in shipping costs  could lead to higher costs for numerous products, from manufactured goods to groceries. 

Economy
12:30 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

US Postal Service Plans to Close Eight Processing Centers in the Bluegrass State

In a statement released today the US Postal Service says it will close eight mail processing centers in Kentucky, including locations in Bowling Green, Elizabethtown, London, and Somerset. The processing work currently done at those centers will be processed at facilities in other cities in the future.

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Politics
11:21 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Kentucky Supreme Court to Hear Redistricting Case Friday

The Kentucky Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Kentucky has announced that it will hear oral arguments in the legislative re-districting case in the state Friday morning, February 24th,  starting at ten a.m., Eastern time. Oral aruments will be presented about the constitutionality of the General Assembly's redrawing of state legislative districts.

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Gasoline Prices Jump
2:08 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Petroleum Analysts Say Gas Prices Could Move Higher in Upcoming Days

Some petroleum industry analysts say the higher prices on gas pumps in the region may not have hit their peak yet. Upward movement was reported during the day yesterday, with retail prices hitting $3.75 per gallon at several stations in Bowling Green. Gasbuddy.com analyst Patrick DeHaan predicts the upward pressure could continue through the end of the week.

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Body Found on WKU Campus
4:50 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Man's Body Found Near WKU Parking Structure

The body of a man described by officials as "middle-aged" was found this afternoon inside an electrical substation at the WKU Parking Structure at the corner of University and College Heights Blvd.  Warren County Coroner Kevin Kirby told WKU Public Radio that foul play is not suspected in the man's death.

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Tobacco Settlement Lawsuit
1:14 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Appeals Court Upholds Tobacco Deal

A Federal Appeals Court has ruled that the 1998 National Settlement between 46 states and 19 tobacco companies is valid and doesn't amount to a conspiracy or anti-competitive behavior by the government. The U-S 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati rejected claims from General Tobacco, a now-closed company based in North Carolina. The company had claimed the agreement it was misled into taking part in the agreement, causing it to effectively shut down five years later.

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Amber Alert
11:07 am
Wed February 22, 2012

Tennessee Siblings Found by Law Enforcement; Amber Alert Cancelled

Update: An Amber Alert issued in Tennessee has been called off, following the discovery of two abducted children. The brother and sister were found in Maryland.

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New Scholarship for Summer School
12:13 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

New Summer Scholarship Program Established at WKU

The Administrative Council at Western Kentucky University has approved a scholarship program that is expected to help more than seven hundred students reduce their costs for summer school this year. The program applies to undergraduate students with a 3.0 GPA or higher, who take at least six hours during Summer Sessions 2012.

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