Kentucky http://wmub.org en Kentucky General Assembly in Session http://wmub.org/post/kentucky-general-assembly-session <p>The <a href="http://www.lrc.ky.gov/" target="_blank">Kentucky General Assembly</a> began its 2014 session on Tuesday. Legislators will be looking at issues ranging from funding infrastructure projects such as the Brent Spence Bridge replacement to raising the state’s minimum wage. Political Writer and Frankfort Bureau Chief for the <a href="http://bluegrasspolitics.bloginky.com/?s=Jack+Brammer+&amp;x=0&amp;y=0" target="_blank">Lexington Herald-Leader</a>, Jack Brammer, joins us for a look at what’s in store during the current session.</p><p></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Jay Hanselman 21628 at http://wmub.org Kentucky General Assembly in Session New book helps you navigate Kentucky's famous bourbon country http://wmub.org/post/new-book-helps-you-navigate-kentuckys-famous-bourbon-country <p>If you are looking to explore Kentucky bourbon in the New Year, then our David Delegator has the information you need. He’s joined on the phone by travel writer and bourbon author <strong>Susan Reigler</strong> who talks about her book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Kentucky-Bourbon-Country-Essential-Travel/dp/0813142482/ref=sr_1_1?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387293524&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=susan+reigler"><strong>Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide</strong></a>.</p><p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 05:00:20 +0000 David Delegator 21185 at http://wmub.org New book helps you navigate Kentucky's famous bourbon country Book review: "Kentucky Agate: State Rock and Mineral Treasure of the Commonwealth" http://wmub.org/post/book-review-kentucky-agate-state-rock-and-mineral-treasure-commonwealth <p>Roberta Shultz has a review of <strong>Roland McIntosh</strong> and <strong>Warren Anderson</strong>’s latest book from the University Press of Kentucky, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Kentucky-Agate-Mineral-Treasure-Commonwealth/dp/0813142458/ref=sr_1_1?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1387311887&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=roland+mcintosh"><strong>Kentucky Agate: State Rock and Mineral Treasure of the Commonwealth.</strong></a></p><p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Roberta Schultz 21189 at http://wmub.org Book review: "Kentucky Agate: State Rock and Mineral Treasure of the Commonwealth" Frank X. Walker will appear at NKU on November 6 http://wmub.org/post/frank-x-walker-will-appear-nku-november-6 <p>A poem from Kentucky’s current poet laureate, <a href="http://www.frankxwalker.com/"><strong>Frank X. Walker</strong></a>, who will be a featured speaker on November 6 at <a href="http://artscience.nku.edu/viva.html"><strong>Northern Kentucky University</strong>’s <strong>Viva Humanities</strong></a> continuing celebration of the arts.</p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 05:00:35 +0000 Lee Hay 18911 at http://wmub.org Frank X. Walker will appear at NKU on November 6 Jumpstarting car battery research http://wmub.org/post/jumpstarting-car-battery-research <p>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&nbsp;are realizing <strong>the battery market is a very lucrative one.</strong></p><p>This month <a href="http://www.buckeyebullet.com/">Ohio State's Buckeye Bullet&nbsp;</a>is trying&nbsp;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.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 18:14:17 +0000 Ann Thompson 17476 at http://wmub.org Jumpstarting car battery research