Before you sink into your couch, before you flip through channels tonight when you get home, take a minute to think about the guy who made being a couch potato possible:
Back in 1955, Eugene J. Polley invented the "Flash-Matic," or the world's first wireless TV remote control. Back then, you held it like a gun and it acted like a flashlight using visible light to trigger photo cells on the TV to change channels.
Polley, whose engineering career with Zenith spanned 47 years, died on Sunday. He was 96.
There was a "security issue" aboard a US Airways flight from Paris to Charlotte, N.C., earlier today, and the plane was diverted to Maine's Bangor International Airport, where it landed around noon ET.
Scott Miller was kind enough to stop by WNKU's studio to play a few tunes. Though he left behind the rest of the Commonwealth, he managed to bring along a past member of the Commonwealth, Rayna Gellert. Miller and Gellert met at West Virginia's Mountain Stage last year, and have been friends and performing buddies ever since. Together they have a brand new EP entitled, "CoDEPENDENTS". It's a five-song collection of Miller's story-telling songwriting, polished with the talented musical abilities of Rayna Gellert.
An online auction of a vial said to contain blood drawn from President Reagan on the day he was shot in 1981 is "a craven act and we will use every legal means to stop its sale or purchase," says a spokesman for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation.
Chuck Prophet stopped by WNKU's Studio to share some jams with Elaine Diehl. "The Man With the Sexy Voice" brought along wife, Stephanie Finch, to discuss Chuck's latest album, "Temple Beautiful". We were able to squeeze in a couple laughs with this care-free personality.
On Monday, Dharun Ravi was sentenced to a 30-day jail term for using a webcam to spy on his roommate Tyler Clementi. Clementi was having an intimate encounter with another man in their dorm room, and a few days later, he committed suicide. Host Michel Martin discusses the sentence with Paul Butler, a law professor and former federal prosecutor.
Everyone knows it's tough to get a job these days. The task is that much harder if you have any kind of blemish on your past.
The use of background checks to screen potential employees has become a billion-dollar business. More than 90 percent of employers in the U.S. conduct criminal background checks, at least on some potential hires, according to a recent study by the National Consumer Law Center.