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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New Academic Year at WKU
1:55 pm
Mon August 22, 2011

WKU President Stresses "Retention" in Opening Remarks

Dr. Ransdell addresses faculty and staff
Clinton Lewis/WKU University Relations

Bowling Green, KY – WKU President Gary Ransdell says student retention is becoming an important measure of academic quality. Speaking to faculty and staff during his annual convocation address, Dr. Ransdell said WKU has a responsibility to help increase the number of college graduates in the state of Kentucky. During the speech, the University President also listed some key achievements and challenges facing the institution. Dan Modlin has more on the story.......

Civil War Series
5:37 pm
Mon February 7, 2011

Civil War Experts Reflect on the Issue of Slavery

Bowling Green, KY – Civil War Historians Dr. Jack Thacker and Dr. Glen LaFantasie say President Lincoln looked at the state of Kentucky as a key pivotal area as he tried to address slavery issues in the days leading up to the start of the Civil War. Lincoln considered Kentucky to be a key strategic location, in part because of its access to the Ohio River.Dan Modlin has more on the story.........

Proposed Interstate in Ky
11:03 am
Mon November 15, 2010

I-69 Study to be Discussed at Public Forum

Bowling Green, KY – A public meeting will be held in Mayfield to get public input on a new study regarding a proposed Western Kentucky corridor for Interstate 69. Officials in Kentucky are hoping that portions of existing roadways can be included in the corridor, to help manage costs. Public Information Officer Keith Todd of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says public comments will be accepted on the proposal until the end of November. Dan Modlin spoke with Todd.

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Rising Cost of Health Care
3:58 pm
Tue November 24, 2009

Kentucky Chamber Wants Public Workers to Kick in More for Health Coverage

Bowling Green, Ky – The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce wants state employees to start paying part of their health insurance premiums. The state-wide business group says these payments would help to offset revenue shortfalls that could threaten a number of state programs, including funding for education. But, the Kentucky Education Association says the Chamber's proposal is a step in the wrong direction.

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Health
8:57 am
Thu September 17, 2009

Bowling Green Hospital Using New Robotic Surgery System

Bowling Green, Ky – The use of robots in surgical procedures is increasing across the US, as more surgeons look for ways to perform less invasive procedures. Dr. Matthew Rutter is the leader of the Da Vinci Surgical Team at The Medical Center in Bowling Green. He spoke to our Dan Modlin about how the new system works.

Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland
7:42 am
Mon March 23, 2009

Elizabethtown Program Provides Needy Children with Weekend Food

Elizabethtown, Ky – More than 3,000 children in a 21 county region in Kentucky are now receiving backpacks full of food on the weekend. Through a program of the Elizabethtown-based group known as Second Harvest, school children are given food items to make sure they have something to eat when they aren't at school. Dan Modlin recently spoke with Tami Delaney about the program, and has this report.

Health
10:01 am
Fri May 19, 2006

In Owensboro, An Honest First-Person Account of Meth Addiction

Dan Modlin spoke to an Owensboro resident who described the life style of a meth addict. She includes first-person accounts of the danger and impact associated with the drug.

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