Leslie Guttman, WEKU News http://weku.fm en Track Tech: Medical Marvels Not Always Affordable http://weku.fm/post/track-tech-medical-marvels-not-always-affordable <p><em>Over the last three years, The New York Times reports, some 36-hundred race horses have died at the nation&rsquo;s tracks.&nbsp; Modern technology might have saved some of those animals, but, in an industry that must worry about the bottom line, healing a horse is often too expensive.&nbsp;</em></p><p> Thu, 03 May 2012 04:01:00 +0000 Leslie Guttman, WEKU News 25395 at http://weku.fm Track Tech: Medical Marvels Not Always Affordable Education's Debate over High School Dissections http://weku.fm/post/educations-debate-over-high-school-dissections <p><em>High school anatomy class has nearly always meant dissecting frogs, pigs and cats. But times are changing. More students in Lexington want an alternative that doesn&rsquo;t involve the use of once-living animals.</em></p><p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Leslie Guttman, WEKU News 25465 at http://weku.fm Education's Debate over High School Dissections Buying Quiet in a Noisy World http://weku.fm/post/buying-quiet-noisy-world <p>Walking through the mall during the holidays makes you long for noise-canceling headphones. But the soundtrack of our everyday lives is far from quiet with ringing cell phones, pinging email notifications, and a workday that, for many of us, never ends.&nbsp;Quiet is no longer experienced after dinner or on the weekends. For many people, quiet is a rarity, even a luxury item.</p><p> Thu, 29 Dec 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Leslie Guttman, WEKU News 18748 at http://weku.fm Buying Quiet in a Noisy World "Like Lightning in the Dark" http://weku.fm/post/lightning-dark <p>The spirit of giving infuses the holiday season. But essayist Leslie Guttman found some giving comes unscheduled, prompted by unusual and unforeseen events.&nbsp;This is a story about a star and a bolt of lightning, and what happened after they met.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 19 Dec 2011 12:00:00 +0000 Leslie Guttman, WEKU News 17308 at http://weku.fm "Like Lightning in the Dark" 'Going Straight' into the Kitchen http://weku.fm/post/going-straight-kitchen <p>For most of us, Thanksgiving means food and gratitude. One culinary student here in the Commonwealth believes his life has been defined by both.&nbsp;Jackson Hodges gently places chicken breasts in a frying pan of oil in his tidy kitchen in Louisville. His white T-shirt is as spotless as his floor. Today he is a culinary student at Louisville&rsquo;s Sullivan University on a scholarship worth over $40,000. He is on the honor roll. At 45, he is late bloomer, but he doesn&rsquo;t mind.</p><p> Tue, 22 Nov 2011 12:00:00 +0000 Leslie Guttman, WEKU News 16527 at http://weku.fm 'Going Straight' into the Kitchen