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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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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