Top of the Week

Top of the Week

By Herald News
A weekly rundown podcast featuring the top stories from the College Heights Herald and interviews with reporters, public figures, and members of the Bowling Green and WKU communities. This program is a joint production of Revolution 91.7 and the College Heights Herald, hosted by Laurel Deppen and Rebekah Alvey.
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Dahmer lawsuit, strategic initiatives and more: 3/20
Laurel Deppen and Rebekah Alvey highlight the top stories from the College Heights Herald this week. They also discuss their pre-journalism careers.
04:24
March 20, 2019
Greek housing and language: 3/13
Laurel Deppen and Rebekah Alvey highlight the top stories from the College Heights Herald this week. Rebekah interviews Kaleigh Ringo, a French major, about the recent cuts to the program.
05:22
March 13, 2019
Debt, Lawsuit and a President's Aide: 2/27
Laurel Deppen and Rebekah Alvey highlight the top stories from the College Heights Herald this week. They discuss Laurel's recent story on Evan Sisley, a WKU student who served as former President George H. W. Bush's personal aide for the last four years of his life.
06:17
February 27, 2019
Campus dead space, fake abductions and Best of the Hill: 2/20
Laurel Deppen and Rebekah Alvey highlight the top stories from the College Heights Herald this week. They discuss reports of fake abductions and Cherry Creative's Best of the Hill 2019.
08:43
February 20, 2019
Tuition, Faculty and Valentine's Day: 2/13
Laurel Deppen and Rebekah Alvey highlight the top stories from the College Heights Herald this week. Rebekah interviews news reporter Lily Burris.
07:36
February 13, 2019
Enrollment, Paul and Lyfting with Larry: 2/6
Laurel Deppen and Rebekah Alvey highlight the biggest stories from Western Kentucky University. This week, Laurel interviews Larry Duncan, a local Lyft and Uber driver, about how he is connecting with his passengers one ride at a time. 
12:47
February 6, 2019
Retention, Library and Press Freedom: 1/30
Laurel Deppen and Rebekah Alvey highlight the top stories from Western Kentucky University this week. In honor of Student Press Freedom Day and the Herald's birthday, Laurel and Rebekah discuss the state of college media.
07:12
January 30, 2019
More mold, VeoRide and Government Shutdown: 1/23
In the first episode for the spring semester, Laurel Deppen and Rebekah Alvey discuss WKU's ongoing stories including the government shutdown and Minton mold issue.
05:27
January 23, 2019
Budget, Waco Bell and Winter Break: 12/4
On the final episode of the semester, Laurel Deppen and Rebekah Alvey share the top stories from Western Kentucky University. Laurel interviews College Heights Herald reporter Griffin Fletcher about his interactions with local band Waco Bell. Print managing editor Emma Austin joins them to discuss how to get the most out of WKU's long winter break.
11:06
December 5, 2018
Sanford, Honors Enrollment and Parking: 11/28
Laurel Deppen and Rebekah Alvey highlight the biggest stories of the week. Laurel interviews College Heights Herald sports editor Jeremy Chisenhall about the firing of football head coach Mike Sanford and what it means for football, finances and appointee Tyson Helton.
10:09
November 28, 2018
Let's Talk About Mold: 11/14
After the news of Minton Hall's closure broke last Wednesday, the staff of the College Heights Herald combed through over 27,000 maintenance requests to discover that there were 524 reports of mold in WKU buildings-- a majority of these were dorms. In this episode, Herald Editor-in-Chief Evan Heichelbech joins Laurel Deppen and Rebekah Alvey to discuss the Herald's research. Laurel interviews reporter Emily DeLetter and freshman Sophie Austin, a student affected by Minton's closure.
14:54
November 14, 2018
Preston, Opportunity Funds and Lawsuit: 11/7
This week, Laurel Deppen and Rebekah Alvey share the top stories from Western Kentucky University. Laurel interviews College Heights Herald print managing editor Emma Austin about the latest updates in WKU's ongoing lawsuit with the Herald.
08:40
November 7, 2018
Disability Awareness, Midterms and Delta Tau Delta: 10/31
This week, Laurel Deppen and Rebekah Alvey share the top stories from Western Kentucky University. Rebekah interviews Brendan Ward, a WKU senior, about his thoughts on Disability Awareness Month. Laurel interviews College Heights Herald social media manager Taylor Huff about the upcoming midterms.
12:28
October 31, 2018
Sigma Chi, Provost Emerita and Title IX: 10/24
Laurel Deppen and Rebekah Alvey highlight the biggest stories of the week. Laurel interviews College Heights Herald reporter Matt Stahl about his research into a Title IX investigation related to WKU baseball and softball.
05:18
October 24, 2018
WKU Fees, Student Seats and Faculty Morale: 10/17
Laurel Deppen and Rebekah Alvey highlight the biggest stories of the week. Laurel interviews College Heights Herald reporter Nicole Ziege on her in-depth look into the fees many Western Kentucky University students pay in addition to tuition.
04:32
October 16, 2018
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