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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Terror Suspects
1:26 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Terror Suspects

This is a continuing coverage compilation of the indictment, arrest, and court appearances of two Iraqi men facing federal terrorism charges in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Terror Suspects
1:25 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Terror Suspects

This is a continuing coverage compilation of the indictment, arrest, and court appearances of two Iraqi men facing federal terrorism charges in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Terror Arrests
1:22 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Terror Arrests in Bowling Green

Two Iraqi nationals living in Bowling Green have been arrested after being indicted on federal terrorism charges. The men are charged with trying to send weapons, bomb making instructions, and cash to Al Qaida in Iraq.

 

Grayson Resigns
1:17 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Grayson Resigns

Secretary of State Trey Grayson shocked many people in Kentucky politics when he announced he would resign his position to take a job at Harvard. The choice of his replacement is also sending shock waves through city government in Bowling Green.

Labor Union History
1:11 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Labor Union History

As state legislatures across the nation debate the roles of public employee unions, Dan Modlin takes a look at the history of labor unions in the United State..........

Civil War Series
6:40 am
Mon February 6, 2012

Historians Mark the 150th Anniversary of the Battles of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson

Military Historian Jack Thacker and Civil War Historian Glenn LaFantasie
Clinton Lewis WKU University Relations

WKU Civil War Historian Glenn La Fantasie and WKU Military Historian Jack Thacker say the signficance of these battles in Northern Tennessee may have been more important than some people have thought in the past.

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Sports
10:39 am
Fri February 3, 2012

WKU Will Host the Sun Belt Conference Baseball Tournament at Bowling Green Ballpark

WKU Public Radio

Officials from the Bowling Green Hot Rods and WKU have announced that the Sun Belt Conference Baseball Tournament will be held at Bowling Green Ballpark May 23rd through 27th. WKU will play host to the top eight teams in the Sun Belt Conference, with each team guaranteed to play three games in the round robin format.

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Science
7:58 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Study Says Air Quality in Bowling Green has Improved

TSI Sidepak, used to monitor indoor air quality
WKU Public Radio

A new study indicates that air quality in Bowling Green Hospitality venues has improved since a smoke-free ordinance took effect last spring. The new study, which was funded by the Kentucky Cancer Consortium and the Barren River Area Health Department, found an 83 percent decline in indoor air pollution since the smoke-free ordinance was established.

Ten hospitality venues were monitored in the study, using a device called a TSI Sidepak. That device monitored air quality every sixty seconds in the venues included in the report.

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Health
2:03 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

USDA Grant Clears the Way for "Telemedicine" in Leitchfield

A US Department of Agriculture grant will make it possible to expand telemedicine services to Grayson County. Through the use of this technology, some medical specialists at Norton Healthcare in Louisville will be able to provide diagnosis to patients at Twin Lake Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield.  Twin Lakes CEO Steve Meredith believes the program can help to control some medical costs, by avoiding duplication in testing, and by reducing the number of trips to Louisville for some patients.

Business
9:01 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Construction Workers Return to the Job at Cincinnati Casino Site

Crews have returned to work today at the Cincinnati casino site where more than a dozen workers were injured last week. Just five days after a floor collapsed while concrete was being poured, about one hundred people are working at the site, according to Jennifer Kulczycki of Rock Gaming.

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