Kentucky

Focus on Technology
2:14 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Jumpstarting car battery research

Electric cars at a charging station

By 2015 President Obama has said he wants to have one-million plug-in electric vehicles on the road. It’s unclear if that’s going to happen. But slowly researchers are making progress in building a better battery and states are realizing the battery market is a very lucrative one.

This month Ohio State's Buckeye Bullet is trying to break the 400 mph barrier in the salt flats of Utah. It runs on lithium-ion batteries. This is an earlier video when the futuristic car was hitting speeds in the 300s.

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear
Credit Office of the Governor of Kentucky

Howard Wilkinson and Jay Hanselman talk with Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear about the state of Kentucky, the Brent Spence, pension reform, legalized gambling and more.

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Political Junkie Ken Rudin
Credit NPR

  US Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky now faces challenges to his 2014 re-election from both a Democrat and a Tea Party candidate. Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins us to discuss the effort to un-seat the long-serving Republican Senator, and talk about other races that will affect our region, and the country.

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Maysville Road
1:32 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Book review: "Kentucky's Frontier Highway"

Roberta Schultz has a review of the new book Kentucky’s Frontier Highway: Historical Landscapes Along the Maysville Road, by Karl Raitz and Nancy O’Malley and released by University Press of Kentucky.

Author James Nicholson
1:32 am
Fri May 24, 2013

The story of the historic Kentucky-bred colt Never Say Die

If you don’t know the story of a Kentucky-bred colt that upset the racing world in 1954, then you are going to want to hear about Never Say Die at the famed Epsom Derby in England. Author James Nicholson weaves a fascinating story of this international upset and how it impacted the thoroughbred racing industry in the Bluegrass State. James Nicholson is on the phone with our Stuart Holman to discuss Never Say Die: A Kentucky Colt, the Epsom Derby, and the Rise of the Modern Thoroughbred Industry.

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