WKU Public Radio would like to share with you some news we learned today regarding several NPR show hosts.
NPR Senior VP of News Margaret Low Smith notified members stations that Michele Norris will be returning to NPR in a new role of Host/Special Correspondent. According to Smith, Norris will produce “signature profiles of leaders in politics, pop culture, business and other fields.”
“While on sabbatical, Michele has spent a good deal of time traveling the country and developing two successful initiatives: The Race Card Project and NPR’s Backseat Book Club. Her new role will allow her to continue this work while producing in-depth segments for all NPR programs," said Smith.
Norris stepped down from her ATC hosting duties in the lead-up to the 2012 presidential campaign, due to the fact her husband took a job working with President Obama’s re-election efforts.
Smith says Audie Cornish will become a permanent co-anchor on All Things Considered, and Rachel Martin will stay on as host of Weekend Edition Sunday.
The National Weather Service reports that rain showers will change to a rain/snow mix and then all snow across southern Indiana. Accumulating snow appears likely by midnight and after, with around 2 to 4 inches of accumulation expected. Some portions of southern Indiana could see as much as 4 to 6 inches of snow.
North-central Kentucky over to the Bluegrass region should expect 1 to 4 inches of accumulation before the majority of precipitation ends around daybreak.
An intense winter storm system will continue to bring rain, snow and icy conditions to our region through Wednesday evening.
The Blizzard Warning for Owensboro, Henderson, and Evansville has been cancelled, though these areas can expect additional snow today. A Blizzard Warning remains in effect for portions of southern Indiana.
Much of the rest of our coverage area is under a Winter Weather Advisory through early evening Wednesday, with predictions of accumulations around 1", along with icy conditions as rain mixes with sleet.
A wind advisory is in effect across our coverage area through early Friday morning, with some wind gusts expected to reach 40-45 mph.
Those with loose outdoor objects including Christmas decorations, etc. should take precautions to secure them before Thursday. Drivers should exercise caution, especially when driving high-profile vehicles.
Much colder air will move into the area as the system passes, and may change rain to snow showers in the eastern parts of our coverage area. High temperatures on Friday will only reach the upper 30s.
Unseasonably strong storms are possible Monday afternoon and evening. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for parts of our coverage area until 8pm E.T.
Showers will continue off and on through the day as a low pressure system moves along the Ohio River. Thunderstorms will be possible as well, mainly in the afternoon. Some storms have the potential to become strong with hail and gusty winds.