The Bailout Bill and Renewable Energy
The so-called “bail out” bill may not seem to be having major effects on the financial markets. But it is stirring excitement among renewable energy advocates. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland has the story.
A Frankfort judge says the Commonwealth of Kentucky may continue to seek forfeiture of the domain names of 141 Internet gambling sites. Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh is tracking the lawsuit’s progress.
Schools that teach kids about the environment—especially through programs that take them out doors—see improved test scores and fewer disciplinary problems. But schools often lack not only the time to teach environmental topics…they lack the money. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland reports.
- Kentucky Environmental Education Council
- Environmental Education in Kentucky –one-stop shopping resource for information about EE throughout the state
- Text of H.R. 3036, No Child Left Inside Act
- Jefferson County Public Schools Center for Environmental Education
I Choose to be Happy
December 1, 1997: Freshman Michael Carneal walked into the Heath High School lobby in West Paducah and started shooting. He killed three students and injured five. One of the injured students was 15-year-old Missy Jenkins, who was left paralyzed from the chest down. She’s the author of a new book I Choose to be Happy, A School Shooting Survivor’s Triumph Over Tragedy. Missy Jenkins Smith recently spoke with Kentucky Public Radio’s Mark Welch.
- 1997 Heath High School Shooting
- Michael Carneal
- Missy Jenkins Smith
- I Choose to be Happy, A School Shooting Survivor’s Triumph Over Tragedy
Giant Ham Biscuit
For one weekend in October, Cadiz Kentucky is ham central for the Trigg County Ham Festival. Officials block off the entire downtown for booths and up to sixty-thousand people pack the streets for the three day event. This year, after 32 festivals, Cadiz has trademarked themselves Hamtown, USA. Kentucky Public Radio’s Angela Hatton has one story from this year’s fest.
Pot luck dinners come in all sizes, from the small group of friends to the large “church supper”. But the one question everyone has is, “what should I bring?” Cookbook author Anne Byrn wants to help us answer that question with her “What Can I Bring? Cookbook.” Robin Fisher talked with Byrn about pot lucks, cookbooks and where all those recipes come from.