Barbara Deeb

All Things Considered Host

Barbara was named local All Things Considered host in October, 2016.  One of the original voices hired when WKYU-FM began, Barbara has pursued an award-winning career in public broadcasting for over three decades.  She lends her voice to public radio and still gets tingles when she walks into the production room.  Barb is active in the community, loves to walk, has  two television Emmys for her weekly PBS program OUTLOOK, but considers her greatest accomplishment to be her three children: Nina, Lexie, and John. 

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Scott Hamilton, LLC

In a society obsessed with winning, we sometimes hand out trophies simply for participating.  Olympic Figure Skater Scott Hamilton says participation trophies set a bad precedent and lead to mediocrity. 

In his third book Finish First: Winning Changes Everything, the 1984 Olympic gold medalist talks about identifying, pursuing, and achieving your finish first moment. 

In this interview, he talks about why he kept his gold medal in a brown paper bag in his underwear drawer for almost a decade.  Hamilton recently spoke in Bowling Green as a guest of the Warren County Public Library’s Local Inspiration series.

Western Kentucky University

Each April the Academy of American Poets recognizes National Poetry Month as a way to increase awareness of and appreciation for poetry in the United States.  Western Kentucky University Poet Laureate, Dr. Mary Ellen Miller, believes that anyone can learn to appreciate poetry.

"I think a lot of people have been taught to like the wrong kind of poetry or they’ve been taught  good poetry the wrong way.”

Miller said a good poem touches the head and the heart.

"A poem says something fresh. It’s something that’s human and real and that gladdens the heart of people who can understand it,” said Miller.

Darius Barati

A survivor of the 1990s wars in the Balkans is visiting Bowling Green to say he believes forgiveness has it's place, as long as people don't forget what happened in the former Yugoslavia.

Kenin Trebincevic returned to his former home in Bosnia 20 years after the war ended.

His post-war visit resulted in the bestselling book, The Bosnia List.