Ashley Westerman

Ashley, born in Manila, Philippines, was adopted and raised in Western Kentucky. She is a 2010 University of Kentucky graduate with a B.A. in Journalism and Political Science. She also attended the University of Maryland for graduate studies in Journalism for one year. Ashley interned with Morning Edition at NPR Headquarters in Washington, DC, in 2011 and was hired afterward as a temp production assistant. In March 2012, Ashley started her reporting and hosting career at WRKF. She is also a member of the Center for International Journalists 2013 International Reporting Fellowship Program. In addition to public radio, Ashley also loves UK basketball, her Fantasy Football team, traveling and cats.

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WRKF
5:10 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

'OFW': In the Philippines, Working Overseas is Big

Originally published on Mon September 30, 2013 3:19 pm

In the Philippines, if you're not an OFW -- Overseas Filipino Worker -- it's like you're missing out.

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WRKF
5:44 am
Fri June 21, 2013

The Philippines: The World's Employment Agency

Originally published on Mon September 30, 2013 3:20 pm

As you may remember, an explosion on an oil rig about 20 miles off the coast of Louisiana killed three Filipino nationals and injured a handful of others in November. The incident put Filipino guest worker programs under intense scrutiny by the local media and advocacy groups.

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NPR Story
11:32 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Crime Still A Major Concern For EBR Parish Residents

A widespread fear of crime remains among the residents of East Baton Rouge Parish. That’s according to the Baton Rouge Area Foundation’s latest City Stats report released Monday.

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WRKF
12:11 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Baton Rouge Area Foundation Releases City Stats 2013

Originally published on Mon June 10, 2013 3:26 pm

The Baton Rouge Area Foundation released its annual City Stats report Monday. The survey, which looks at over 70 indicators, revealed some surprising answers this year.

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WRKF
12:14 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Bill Seeking Reduced Marijuana Possession Sentences Advances In State Senate

Originally published on Tue June 4, 2013 2:31 pm

A bill aiming to reduce the sentences of marijuana possession in Louisiana advanced Tuesday in the Senate.

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WRKF
12:35 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Officials Assure Lawmakers University Medical Center Is Fully Funded

Originally published on Wed May 29, 2013 5:13 am

Facility planning officials say the construction of University Medical Center in New Orleans is on time and on budget.

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WRKF
11:38 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Firearms Manufacturing Bill Advances In State Senate

A bill that would allow gun buyers and sellers to circumvent any federal firearm ban if a gun is manufactured in-state has advanced in the Senate.

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NPR Story
6:02 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Lake Officials Say Cooperative Endeavor Agreement About Education

Originally published on Sun May 12, 2013 2:33 pm

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center says the reasons why the hospital agreed to take over Earl K. Long charity hospital’s patient load begin with Hurricane Katrina.

OLOL Vice President of Mission Coletta Barrett said immediately post-Katrina there were 325 residents, fellows, medical students that showed up at Our Lady of the Lake looking for a place to practice. She and Vice President of Operations Stephanie Mason tell WRKF’s Ashley Westerman that from that point forward, OLOL decided to assume an active role in solidifying the pipeline of physicians for Louisiana.

Taking over EKL, they said, is a step in that direction. 


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WRKF
12:48 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Gun Legislation To Protect Concealed Permit Holders' Information Advances

Originally published on Wed May 8, 2013 9:01 am

A law seeking to criminalize the release of any information about concealed handgun permit holders was advanced in the Senate on Tuesday.

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NPR Story
12:51 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Bill to Ban Social Network Updating While Driving Advances

A bill seeking to expand the state's ban on texting-while-driving to include posting statuses on social networks has advanced in the legislature.

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