west kentucky journal http://wkms.org en Futurist Explains Concern Over Kentucky Legislative Issues http://wkms.org/post/futurist-explains-concern-over-kentucky-legislative-issues <div>Planner and futurist Ivan Potter worries about the impact on Western Kentucky of certain 2014 KY General Assembly bills, including those involving eminent domain, the public service commission, the budget and nuclear waste. He discusses the Kentucky political outlook with Kate Lochte on <em>Sounds Good</em>.</div><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:09:09 +0000 Kate Lochte 38767 at http://wkms.org Futurist Explains Concern Over Kentucky Legislative Issues Futurist Ivan Potter on Purchase's Frontier Future http://wkms.org/post/futurist-ivan-potter-purchases-frontier-future <p>You could say that the Jackson Purchase hasn’t been frontier territory since, well, since Andrew Jackson was President.&nbsp; But now, in the 21<sup>st</sup> century, the federal government is proposing a new system that would classify the Purchase as Frontier and Remote, or FAR.&nbsp; Researchers and policymakers with the U.S. departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services say the new FAR area codes will help such regions improve access to public services as well as food and household goods. Futurist Ivan Potter is also the publisher of West Kentucky Journal, an online publication, and in a <a href="http://www.westkyjournal.com/news.php?viewStory=4748">recent article</a>,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he writes that even though this possible reclassification has slipped under most people’s radar, it could have far-ranging effects. Todd Hatton speaks with Potter to get a sense of what the pros and cons of living on the frontier.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:07:09 +0000 Todd Hatton 27057 at http://wkms.org Futurist Ivan Potter on Purchase's Frontier Future