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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Agriculture
8:28 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Workshop to Focus on "Connecting Farms to Local Markets"

National Corvette Museum, the site for the "Connecting Farms to Local Markets" Workshop
WKU Public Radio

Direct marketing to consumers has become an increasingly important part of many farm operations in Kentucky. Roadside stands, local farmer's markets, and the development of value-added products have helped to boost farm income. On Friday September 14th, a workshop will be held at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green to discuss opportunities for expanding such marketing activity along Interstate 65.

Business /Consumer Protection
7:20 am
Sun September 9, 2012

Better Business Bureau Warns Consumers about Fake Offers for Federal Grants

Some scam artists are using phony grant offers to get money or personal information from consumers. The Better Business Bureau of Louisville, southern Indiana and Western Kentucky says they’ve received several complaints about fake offers for free federal grants. Some consumers have been offered “free” grants for education purposes, but were later  asked to wire a $7,000 fee.

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Health
6:15 am
Sat September 8, 2012

Bone Marrow Drive Scheduled in Hardin County

A bone marrow drive is being held in honor of a former junior-high football player in Vine Grove, Kentucky. Tyler Hendrieth was diagonsed with leukemia after his seventh grade year and needs a a bone marrow transplant from a perfect match donor.

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Regional
4:55 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Governor Orders Flags to Half Staff for September 8th

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half staff on September 8th, in honor of a Fort Campbell soldier who died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The Defense Department says Pfc.Partricia L. Horne of Greenwood, Mississippi died August 24th in Bagram, Afghanistan. The 20 year old soldier was assigned to the 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Sports
8:52 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Gaynor Leads Team to Playoff Championship

Former WKU Third Baseman Wade Gaynor
Lakeland Flying Tigers

Former WKU baseball standout Wade Gaynor hit the game winning home run this week in the Florida State League North Division Championship. Gaynor’s team, the Lakeland Flying Tigers, will  now advance to the Florida State League Minor League Championship.

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Civil War Series
11:54 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Historians Reflect on the Effectiveness of the 37th Congress

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

As Congress has struggled to move ahead with a variety of legislative packages in recent years, some WKU historians have drawn a contrast between contemporary lawmakers and those who made up the 37th Congress. That Civil War-era group of legislators were successful in passing several significant pieces of legislation at the same time the nation was split by the war between the Union and Confederacy.

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Agriculture
1:34 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Japan May Lift Some Restrictions on Beef Imports

Kentucky beef cattle
WKU Public Radio

In a move that could be good news for beef producers in Kentucky and surrounding states, leaders in Japan are reportedly interested in relaxing some  restrictions on U.S. beef imports. 

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Health
6:41 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Seminar Scheduled

James Graham Brown Cancer Center

Researchers say ovarian cancer can be difficult to detect and treat. However, Dr. Daniel Metzinger of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center in Louisville believes the medical field is finding more effective ways to prolong the lives of those with the disease. He believes new strategies need to be developed to help with early diagnosis.   A number of public awareness activities are scheduled in the region during the month of September, and an ovarian cancer awareness seminar will be held in Bowling Green on September 15th. Dr.

Regional
4:16 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Louisville Woman Sentenced for Little Sisters of the Poor Embezzlement

Little Sisters of the Poor

A woman from Louisville is heading to prison for embezzling money from the Little Sisters of the Poor. Investigators say the woman stole more than $364,000 from the charity. Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley sentenced 53-year-old Mary K. Montfort to 27 months in federal prison. She also must pay restitution of the money she was accused of stealing from the national charity.

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Regional
3:58 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Bowling Green Police Arrest Bank Robbery Suspect

The Bowling Green Police have arrested 31 year old Carlos Garcia-Hernandez in connection with the August 3rd, 2012 robbery of the BB&T Bank branch on Nashville Road. Authorities say several Crime Stoppers tips assisted detectives in the capture of the suspect. The robbery took place shortly after 11:00 am on August 3rd.

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