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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Lawsuit, Tobacco and Homecoming: 10/16
Laurel Deppen and Rebekah Alvey highlight the top stories from the College Heights Herald this week. They also learn which decade they belong in after taking a Herald Homecoming personality quiz.
09:57
October 16, 2019
Bus routes, Pride and coverage of racial slurs: 10/9
Laurel Deppen and Rebekah Alvey highlight the top stories from the Herald this week, including new bus routes and the Bowling Green Pride Festival. Editor-In-Chief Jeremy Chisenhall speaks about the Herald's coverage of racial slur usage on campus.
05:14
October 9, 2019
AXiD, Scholarships and Voting: 10/2
Laurel Deppen and Rebekah Alvey discuss the top stories from the College Heights Herald this week, including a controversial sorority video, scholarship requirements changing and registering to vote.
02:28
October 2, 2019
Mold, police in dorms and Survivor: 9/24
Laurel Deppen and Rebekah Alvey highlight the top stories of the College Heights Herald this week. Laurel interviews Features Editor Griffin Fletcher about his experience auditioning for reality TV series "Survivor."
12:57
September 25, 2019
Fiestaval, faith in Caboni and parking rates: 9/18
Laurel Deppen and Rebekah Alvey highlight the top stories from the Herald this week, including an interview with reporter Lily Burris, who spoke to students, faculty and staff about their faith in WKU president Tim Caboni.
04:42
September 18, 2019
Greek houses, Bemis and Generation Action: 9/11
Laurel Deppen and Rebekah Alvey highlight the top stories from the College Heights Herald this week, including construction projects for Greek houses, the demolition of Bemis Lawrence Hall and a Generation Action chapter at WKU.
03:26
September 11, 2019
Got 2 minutes? We've got the news: 9/4
Laurel Deppen and Rebekah Alvey highlight the top stories form the College Heights Herald this week, including renovations to the police department and reusable water bottles.
01:54
September 4, 2019
Welcome back to WKU: 8/28
Laurel Deppen and Rebekah Alvey discuss the top stories from the College Heights Herald this week, including what to know as you start the semester. 
07:23
August 28, 2019
Semester wrap-up: 5/1
Laurel Deppen and Rebekah Alvey highlight the important stories of the semester and the most recent updates to them.
07:43
May 1, 2019
Confucius Institute , Student/Faculty relationships and fairness ordinance: 4/24
Laurel Deppen and Rebekah Alvey highlight the Herald's top stories for the week, including information on the Bowling Green City Commission's vote against a city fairness ordinance. 
03:21
April 24, 2019
Dean update, what CAPE means and SGA elections: 4/17
Laurel Deppen and Rebekah Alvey highlight the Herald's top stories for the week. They break down Dean Snyder's return and what the former provost's resignation means for CAPE. They also announce the new student body president, vice president and administrative vice president.
05:34
April 17, 2019
Resignation, CAPE and SAPM: 4/10
Laurel Deppen and Rebekah Alvey highlight the top stories from the College Heights Herald this week. Laurel interviews Tori Henninger about Sexual  Assault Prevention Month.
04:50
April 10, 2019
Special edition: "Tell us why:" Students respond to Dean Snyder's resignation
In the week following Larry Snyder's resignation as the dean of the Potter College of Arts and Letters, students have worked to make their voices heard. Listen to learn more about the situation, the provost's response and what students are doing.
07:30
April 3, 2019
Bikes, free speech and Muslim Student Alliance: 3/27
Laurel Deppen and Rebekah Alvey highlight the top stories from the College Heights Herald this week.  They interview students about their reactions to the recent attacks in New Zealand and a vigil held on campus.
14:22
March 27, 2019
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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