Fri June 17, 2011
Business and the Economy

Organizations Lose Non-Profit Status

Several local organizations are included in more than 3,000 entities in Kentucky which have not filed necessary information with the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS posted a 101 page list of Kentucky organizations on its website, including Maysville Younger Women's Club, Mason County Little League, Lions International in Maysville, and the Maysville Mason County Humane Society. MMCHS is not The Humane Society of Buffalo Trace; HSBT is not on the revoked list.


Fri June 17, 2011
Music Interviews

'Yo Gabba Gabba!': TV For Kids And Music Lovers

The dance-rock duo Chromeo goofs around on the set of Yo Gabba Gabba! with host DJ Lance Rock (center).
Courtesy of Nick Jr.

Yo Gabba Gabba! began on the Nick Jr. TV network as a show to entertain and educate the pre-kindergarten set. But now, with its fourth season in production, the show's popularity is stretching demographic boundaries, in part because of its musical content.

Read more


Fri June 17, 2011

Is There Life After Political Death?

Chris Lee
David Duprey AP

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner may be gone, but his three-quarters apologetic and one-quarter "I'll be back" resignation speech hinted that he believes a future in elective politics may not be out of the question.

History clearly suggests otherwise.

While plenty of politicians who have misbehaved --even criminally-- weathered their scandals and remain in office, the comeback prospects for those who resign or abandon reelection dreams are decidedly dim.

Read more


Fri June 17, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Finding A Second Career

Dennis Eads, 60, had no idea what he’d do for a living when Frankfort’s Bendix plant closed its doors a few years ago. He’d worked there for 33 years and assumed it’s where he’d retire. But Bendix decided it’d be cheaper to send his manufacturing job to Mexico. The shuttered doors started a long journey for Eads, who at 56 years old had to pick up his dreams of job security and retirement that vanished when he was left jobless in December of 2007.


Fri June 17, 2011
All Politics are Local

McConnell Discussed Arrests of Iraqi Men

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was expected to be in Bowling Green today to discuss with local officials the recent arrests of residents on terrorism allegations, hours after Gov. Steve Beshear joined several state politicians in endorsing McConnell’s call to send the men to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for a military trial.


Fri June 17, 2011
The Record

In Modern Rap, Echoes Of Marvin Gaye's Deep, Damaged Soul

Originally published on Tue February 26, 2013 5:37 pm

Marvin Gaye (at left), pictured here circa 1964, at the age of 25. At right, the 24-year-old rapper Drake. Gaye died in 1984, two years before Drake was born.
Charlie Gillett Collection (left) / Frederick M. Brown Getty Images

This week may have seen the 40th anniversary of Tupac Shakur's birth, but another soulful revenant has materialized on pop's horizon. Marvin Gaye, whose What's Going On just had it's own 40th anniversary, celebrated with a beautiful new deluxe edition, has revisited us often since his untimely death in 1984.

Read more


Fri June 17, 2011

Can "Stem Cell" Treatments Help Athletes?

Yankees pitcher Bartolo Colon reportedly received a novel stem cell remedy to treat his ailing shoulder and elbow, and has since returned to pitching. Ira Flatow and guests discuss the use of such treatments, and the controversy over using untested therapies in pro athletes.


Fri June 17, 2011

In A Flash Of Gamma-Rays A Star Is Gone

Two teams of astronomers reporting in the journal Science this week say they've observed tell-tale gamma ray signals indicating that a distant star had been gobbled up by a supermassive black hole. Ira Flatow and guests talk about the finding and other news on black holes.


Fri June 17, 2011
National Security

Money May Change U.S. Calculations Abroad

Darryl St. George, a Navy Corpsman with Weapons Co. 2/8 Marines out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, walks along a mud compound wall with Afghan National Army soldiers while on a foot patrol in Northern Marja, Helmand Provence, southern Afghanistan.
David Gilkey NPR/Redux

As budget concerns multiply, money worries have entered the debate over foreign policy strategy.

Some policymakers cite fiscal savings as one compelling reason to begin a serious withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan next month.

And the Obama administration has had to be fairly modest in its diplomatic efforts regarding the emerging democracies of the Middle East and North Africa. Its proposed $2 billion aid package for Tunisia and Egypt falls far short of being a new Marshall Plan.

Read more


Fri June 17, 2011
Tell Me More

Films For Father's Day

Gregory Peck embraces Mary Badham, 9, a Birmingham Alabama acting discovery who plays his daughter in "To Kill a Mockingbird" March 1963.

Jimi Izrael is the author of The Denzel Principle: Why Black Women Can't Find Good Black Men and a regular contributor to Tell Me More.

Father's Day is a great day to fix a big meal and share a movie with the family. Why brave the throngs at the theater when you could rent or Netflix a selection and enjoy the company of your family? To be certain, there are traditional Father's Day movies, but there are other films you probably have not seen in a while or forgotten about that would be perfect to share.

Read more