Josh James (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now known as Revolution 91.7). After working as a DJ and Program Director, he knew he wanted to come home to Lexington and try his hand in public radio.

In 2003, he joined WUKY as a part-time reporter and weekend announcer. He's earned several awards from the Kentucky Associated Press, including Best Radio Documentary in 2005. An avid music fan raised on The Beatles and British Invasion rock, James also enjoyed a stint in the programming department, hosting WUKY's Rock & Roots from 11-1 pm weekdays.  He currently works as a reporter and webmaster for the station. When he's off duty, James enjoys songwriting, philosophy, and kicking back with his cat, Brooklyn.


4:43 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Governor's School for the Arts Cuts New Media Program

Musical theater is one of the programs Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts puts on each summer.

To help close a $50,000 budget gap created by state spending cuts, the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts is suspending its new media discipline. That area is comprised of film production, still photography, Claymation, and other digital arts.

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3:23 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Beshear Appoints Team to Evaluate Veteran Health Policies

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Over the past three years, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has reported a dramatic jump in the number of veterans in search of mental health services. In Kentucky, the outbreak of prescription drug abuse is also taking a toll. To better coordinate local, state, and federal agencies that deal with veteran’s health, Governor Beshear has appointed a team of health and military specialists to reevaluate the state’s policies. Retired Col. David Thompson heads up the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs.

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10:45 am
Thu July 19, 2012

KY Chamber of Commerce Report Evaluates Business Climate

Dave Adkisson

Kentucky's business climate is consistently dragged down by low incomes, high poverty, and poor health. That's one of the conclusions of the comprehensive report released this week by the state's Chamber of Commerce.

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10:03 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Statewide Horse Count

A new survey aims to provide an estimate of how many horses live in the self-proclaimed "Horse Capitol of the World." Professor Jill Stowe, who is leading the portion of the project delegated to the University of Kentucky, is careful to distinguish it from a census.

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Human Trafficking Awareness
11:52 am
Fri March 23, 2012

Conference Organizers Say Kentucky Vulnerable To Human Trafficking

Kentucky may seem like an unlikely breeding ground for human traffickers, but the problem is growing nationally and one area college is hoping a conference will shine a light on the issue.

Jury selection began Thursday in the trial of Anthony and Kathy Hart, a Madison County couple accused of trafficking their young daughters in Richmond, KY. It’s cases like these that Regan Lookadoo, organizer of a conference on human trafficking at Georgetown College, hopes will show Kentuckians it’s not just a problem overseas.

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4:04 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Full Body Scanners Coming to Louisville, Lexington Airports

Full body scanners will soon be arriving at Lexington’s Bluegrass Airport and Louisville International Airport. Jim Fotenos, a spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration, says the biggest change for passengers will be requests that they remove all items, metallic and non-metallic, from their pockets before passing through. Fotenos says the worries about radiation exposure that surfaced when full body scanners began being widely used two years ago have been addressed with newer scanners.

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