Kevin Willis

News Director

Kevin is the News Director at WKU Public Radio.  He has been with the station since 1999, and was previously the Assistant News Director, and also served as local host of Morning Edition.  He is a broadcast journalism graduate of WKU, and has won numerous awards for his reporting and feature production.  Kevin grew up in Radcliff, Kentucky and currently lives in Glasgow.

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Health
3:09 am
Wed April 18, 2007

In Daviess County Jail, a Free HIV Program Helps Inmates

Owensboro, Ky – Inmates at the Daviess County Detention Center are being offered free HIV testing. The program is a new effort to identify the virus and educate those who are infected. Research shows that those who know they are HIV positive are much more likely to curtail or stop their risky behaviors. Kevin Willis recently traveled to Owensboro to learn more about the program.

Documentary
5:04 am
Tue April 10, 2007

Deployment: A Look Back at a Year in the Life of the 623rd

Glasgow, Ky – This special documentary takes a behind-the-scenes look at the deployment of the 623rd National Guard unit, based in Glasgow and several other towns in the region. This program recently won First Place for Best Series/Documentary from the Kentucky Associated Press awards.

Health
8:13 am
Fri September 22, 2006

Innovative Program Gives At-Risk Kids in Kentucky the Skills to Succeed

Fort Mitchell, Ky – A unique public-private partnership in Kentucky and Ohio is being credited with changing the lives of at-risk mothers. The "Every Child Succeeds" program provides intensive home visits for moms who are pregnant with--or who have just had--their first child. Kevin Willis of Western's Public Radio visited one Kentucky town where the program works.

Saddam Hussein on Trial
4:29 am
Tue August 22, 2006

Tennessee Kurds at Long Last See Saddam on Trial for Genocide

Saddam Hussein in 1993

Nashville, TN – Saddam Hussein is standing trial for the gassing deaths of thousands of Kurdish civilians in the late 1980s. In Nashville, this country's largest Kurdish community is hoping the ex-dictator finally sees justice for the genocide. We hear from Tahir Hussein, head of the Nashville Kurdish Forum. This is taken from a 2005 award-winning documentary called "Saddam On Trial", produced by Western's Public Radio.

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Autism in Kentucky
10:22 am
Wed July 19, 2006

Autism Project at WKU Gives Teens Hope for Future

Bowling Green, KY – This is the second of a special two-part series of reports on autism. In this story, Kevin Willis explains how a one-of-a-kind program at WKU known as the Kelly Autism Project is providing teens with autism the skills they need to get jobs and college admission.

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