UK Perspectives

Tom Godell interviews leading faculty, staff and students at the University of Kentucky. Topics range from the fine arts, to cutting edge scientific research, medicine, and sports. New UK President Dr. Eli Capilouto is a regular guest on the program.

UK Perspectives: Life After The Presidency

Jan 18, 2017
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This week on UK Perspectives guest host Alan Lytle talks with Cody J. Foster, Historian and Presidential Fellow at the University of Kentucky about some notable accomplishments of ex U.S. Presidents and what steps Barack Obama might take to shape and secure his legacy.

Reliving The Dream: City, University Mark MLK Day

Jan 12, 2017

A preview of UK & Lexington’s plans for celebrating Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January 16 with Chester Grundy, co-chair of the Martin Luther King Holiday Planning Committee and Carl Nathe. Complete details about the annual celebration are available at

Child Development Center of the Bluegrass

For nearly 60 years, the Child Development Center of the Bluegrass has served children across the region, with an emphasis on special needs. This week, we go inside the center with executive director Erica Tipton.

Our guest is Craig Borie with UK’s Shoulder to Shoulder Global, a little known UK unit within the University’s International Center that operates a year round health clinic in Santo Domingo Ecuador. Shoulder to Shoulder is one of this year’s beneficiaries of the ongoing Good Giving Challenge. This year’s Challenge supports 119 non-profits across Central Kentucky. Learn more at

UK Vice President of Philanthropy Mike Richey discusses the ways that individual donors can make a difference at the University of Kentucky.

This week on UK Perspectives we hear from Rebecca Wallace from God's Pantry Food Bank.  She talks about a special aspect of WUKY's upcoming winter fund drive involving the agency and Stewart Perry State Farm Insurance to feed hungry children over the holiday season.

UK Perspectives: New Leadership At VIP Center

Nov 16, 2016

This week on UK Perspectives guest host Alan Lytle talks with Ashley Rouster Rigby, who was just named interim director of the University of Kentucky's Violence Intervention and Prevention Center.

This week we chat with a University of Kentucky law professor about the school's Election Analysis Blog, which will track the vote casting and counting process and answer questions from the public. In addition to teaching law at UK, Prof. Joshua Douglas is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Politico, CNN, and other media outlets. 

It's Story Time...

Oct 24, 2016

Jenny Rice discussed the Storytelling Horse's Mouth Storytelling Night at The Parachute Factory at 7 pm this Sunday. The event features 6 storytellers, telling 10-minute TRUE stories. It's very much like The Moth Story Hour. The theme this month is "Woulda Coulda Shoulda."

UK Perspectives: CAFE Intercultural Awareness Day

Oct 19, 2016

This week on UK Perspectives guest host Alan Lytle talks with Quentin Tyler, assistant dean and director for diversity in the UK College of Agriculture Food and Environment.  The two discuss the college's Intercultural Awareness event next week in the Boone Center.