Dan Modlin (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

News Director Dan Modlin is 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.   

Connecticut Shootings
2:20 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

WKU Psychologist Weighs in on Connecticut Shootings

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As the investigation into today's elementary school shooting in Connecticut continues, a psychology professor from Western Kentucky University is offering some advice for reporters at the scene.

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Business
2:21 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Hobby Lobby Files Lawsuit Over "Morning After" Pill

jackbook.com

The Hobby Lobby retail chain has filed suit against the federal government over a provision of the new healthcare law that requires companies to provide coverage for the morning after pill. Company founders say they base their business on biblical principles and maintain the Obama administration shouldn't be able to force them to provide coverage that "violates their own faith."

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Crime
3:55 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

KY and TN Utility Companies Warn Customers of New Scam

Some utility companies in the region are warning customers to beware of a new scam that has emerged in Kentucky and Tennessee. 

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Environment
11:43 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Water shortages could threaten drinking water supply

A water shortage watch has been issued today for 27 counties spread across Kentucky.  Environmental scientist Bill Caldwell of the Kentucky Division of Water says residents of those counties should pay attention to possible calls for water conservation.

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Science
3:21 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Venus Transit

Wikimedia Commons

The planet Venus will pass in front of the sun Tuesday. Its an event that won’t happen again for another 105 years. 

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Government
3:00 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Kentucky State Penitentiary Warden Retiring

Dept of Corrections

The  man who has led  the Kentucky State Penitentiary for the past two and a half years is leaving his post at the end of the week. This will be the second time Philip W. Parker  has retired from the position.     

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Agriculture
12:32 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

170 KY Beef Producers Win Restitution from Eastern Livestock

Derek Balsley-Wikimedia Commons

Four executives of Eastern Livestock have entered guilty pleas in court, and will be ordered to pay restitution to 170 beef producers they de-frauded. Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says the pleas were entered in Barren-Metcalfe Circuit Court.

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