Improving Relations Between India & Pakistan, Bureaucracy in Higher Education, Film Compares Coal Shortage in 1980s Wales to Modern Appalachia: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: Today Pakistan agreed to normalize trade relations with India when Pakistan’s cabinet granted ‘Most Favored Nation’ status to its neighbor. Indian granted MFN status to Pakistan in the 90’s, but Pakistan did not reciprocate.

1:12pm: From 1975 to 2005, the costs of attending public universities in the U.S. have tripled. Benjamin Ginsberg argues that much of the cause is administrative bloat. Ginsberg writes that since the 1970s the number of administrative staffers has risen by 235%, while the number of faculty and students has increased by about 50%.

1:35pm: The coalfields of Appalachia are running out of coal, and there’s not a large-scale effort to diversify the region’s economy. But there are lessons to be learned from a similar transition in an unlikely place: the small United Kingdom country of Wales. Now, a documentary filmmaker is exploring parallels between 1980s Wales and modern-day Appalachia. WFPL’s Erica Peterson spoke with Tom Hansell and joins us with a report.

Producer Of Education Film To Speak At Chamber Summit

One of Wednesday’s speakers at the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Summit in Louisville will be entrepreneur and venture capitalist Robert Compton. He has produced a documentary comparing high school education in the U.S., India and China. It’s called Two Million Minutes, referring to the four years most young people attend high school. “What the […]

What Should We Know about India?

India has 1/5th of the world’s population. While English is the language used most for business and politics, Hindi is the national language and there are 14 additional official languages. The religions are as varied as the languages with Hindus and Muslims comprising the majority. With so much variety, how do we get a handle on India and its role on the world stage? And what are the challenges for US businesses in a country as varied, and sometimes as volatile, as India? Listen to the Show