Joe Corcoran

Morning Edition host; Reporter/Producer

Joe Corcoran has been WKU Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” host and news anchor since 2003. Joe’s received numerous awards for his on-air work including the Associated Press’s “Best Radio News Anchor in Kentucky” twice. Several of his stories have aired on NPR’s “All Things Considered”.

A graduate of Syracuse University, Joe spent most of his career in television journalism both on-air and in management at stations in North Carolina, Iowa and Illinois.

In Bowling Green, Joe is active in his church as well as with the Bowling Green Area of Commerce. He is on the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Associated Press.

He and his wife Patricia are the proud parents of three children and the “extremely” proud grandparents of two granddaughters, Claire and Vivian.

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Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee have been granted a waiver from federal No Child Left Behind education standards. NCLB has been criticized for setting unreachable goals for education. Kentucky was one of 11 states that applied for the waiver last fall and promised to make other commitments to school reform.

Kentucky transportation crews will have traffic pushed down to one lane of traffic from 7:00 p.m. until 12:00 midnight (Central time) Wednesday February 8 for the northbound lanes of I-65 between the Cumberland Parkway and Park City. Also, the northbound exit ramp for Park City will be closed during this time as well. The southbound exit ramp will be open.

More than 600 local business leaders and guests filled the Sloan Convention Center Thursday night for the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner to see D. Gaines Penn officially officially sworn in as the 2012 chairman. Penn is the managing partner of the English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley law firm in Bowling Green.

Bowling Green resident Lauren Moore saw first-hand the chaos aboard the Costa Concordia cruise liner after it slammed into the reef Friday off the tiny island of Giglio.

Speaking to WKU Public Radio's Morning Edition host Joe Corcoran, Moore said passengers received no safety instructions, and had no idea where lifeboats or safety jackets were located. As of Wednesday morning, the death toll was at 11.

Bowling Green, KY – Twice a year, four inspectors from the Warren County Health Department inspect the more than 1,300 food establishments in Warren County making sure they're clean and safe for the public. Joe Corcoran went behind the scenes on a recent surprise inspection to find out what goes into their reports.

Bowling Green, KY – Fifty years ago nearly four hundred black and white non-violent demonstrators gathered in the deep south to fight Jim Crow segregation laws by riding previously restricted buses together. They became known as "The Freedom Riders". A PBS film about that summer of 1961 is airing on WKYU-PBS this weekend and Joe Corcoran has a report on the part some area residents played during that fateful summer and how it changed their lives.

Bowling Green, Ky – Most high school students wanting to study a foreign language choose from Spanish, German, and French. But Bowling Green High School students have the chance to take the only Arabic language class in Kentucky. Joe Corcoran spoke to teacher Touria Meyers and her pupils about the one-of-a-kind class.

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