3:00pm

Fri June 10, 2011
National Security

Justice Department Agrees To Plea In Drake Case

The Justice Department has agreed to a plea deal with Thomas Drake, a former National Security Agency employee originally charged with 10 felonies, including violating the Espionage Act. Jane Mayer, staff writer for The New Yorker, joins Melissa Block to talk about how Thomas Drake became accused of being an enemy of the state.

3:00pm

Fri June 10, 2011
Commentary

Week In Politics: Weiner; GOP Presidential Field

Melissa Block speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times.

3:00pm

Fri June 10, 2011
Monkey See

Tragedy And Comic Structure In The Tony-Nominated 'The Normal Heart'

The Normal Heart is almost comic, which is one reason it's so devastating.

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2:51pm

Fri June 10, 2011
The Commonwealth

State Revenues Increase, Again

Frankfort - For the 13th consecutive month, Kentucky's General Fund tax receipts grew in May. The state budget director Friday reported that May’s receipts grew 17.8 percent compared to May of last year, an increase of $113.6 million. Total revenues for the month were $750.3 million, compared to $636.7 million during May 2010. Receipts have now grown 6.7 percent for the first 11 months of fiscal year 2011.

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2:49pm

Fri June 10, 2011
The Commonwealth

Hard Winter Prompts Road Repairs

FRANKFORT – Gov. Steve Beshear has directed the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to undertake 19 emergency maintenance projects to repair sections of highway pavement damaged by severe weather last winter. The cabinet will use $13.6 million of contingency funds for the projects, most of which are on interstate highways and Kentucky parkways. The projects are being added to the cabinet’s 2011 highway maintenance schedule.

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2:48pm

Fri June 10, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Lake Cumberland Exceeds Desired Depth

While the past few days have been hot and humid the Lake Cumberland area has had a wet spring overall, causing the lake level to rise over 720 feet above sea level, 40-plus feet more than what the Corps of Engineers would like while work continues on Wolf Creek Dam. The Corps is currently drawing the level down about a foot a day.

2:45pm

Fri June 10, 2011
The Picture Show

Behind The Scenes And 'Back To The Future' With Photographer Irina Werning

Photos from the series "Back To The Future" by Irina Werning
Irina Werning

There's no DeLorean involved, no "Doc." Irina Werning's time machine is her camera — and her travelers could be just about anyone. Odds are, you've seen her photos; "Back To The Future," as Werning calls her project, has become an internet meme, if not an overnight sensation.

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2:44pm

Fri June 10, 2011
Environmental Watchdog

Killer Bat Disease goes Untested

Wildlife management officials say they can’t test bats again for white nose syndrome until November. In April, officials confirmed the first cases of the fungus at a cave in Trigg County.  Right now, Wildlife Diversity Program Coordinator Sunny Carr says bats are mating and raising young, and they can’t be studied. However, Carr says it is possible they can spread the spores that cause white nose.

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2:43pm

Fri June 10, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

In Joplin's Tornado Emergency, Electronic Health Records Were Key

In the days following last month's devastating tornado in Joplin, Mo., one of the reports widely shared locally was news of X-rays having been blown all the way to Springfield, some 70 miles away.

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2:41pm

Fri June 10, 2011
Deceptive Cadence

Around The Classical Internet: June 10, 2011

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  • Now that the Van Cliburn amateur competition has concluded with a Maryland doctor taking the top prize, a member of the press jury reflects on the participants and their performances.
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