UK Perspectives

Arboretum Branching Out For Arbor Day

Apr 26, 2016

We visit the Arboretum and talk with director Molly Davis about plans for their annual Arbor Day celebration on Saturday April 30, 2016. (This interview was recorded in advance, so when we say “tomorrow” we are referring to Saturday April 30.) More information is available here.

University of Kentucky

This week on UK Perspectives guest host Alan Lytle talks with Diane Snow, director of Undergraduate Research at UK.

Deep Roots: A Conversation With Tom Kimmerer

Apr 5, 2016
Tom Kimmerer

Venerable Trees is the latest book from scientist, photographer & former UK faculty member Tom Kimmerer. We caught up with the author at Lexington’s Castlewood Park where he talked to us about the book, the unique trees surrounding the Loudon House, and what the future holds for the oldest trees in the Bluegrass.

Joe Conkwright

This week on UK Perspectives guest host Alan Lytle talks with equine journalist Samantha Lederman who will soon begin her new assignment covering the horse industry for WUKY.  It's a return for Samantha as she previously anchored local news for UK's public radio flagship station in the late '90's and early 00's.

We talk bugs with UK entomologist Jennie Condra (who also serves as the state’s nursery inspector) and graduate student Bernie Mach. Advice on how to keep your trees safe from ash borers and ways to attract beneficial insects like bees to your yard.

Our guest is Terry Allen, Interim Vice President for Institutional Diversity at UK. He reacts to Monday’s (2/29) “A Call to Action” forum on race and discusses the diversity component of the university’s new strategic plan.

Plotting UK's Research Future

Feb 25, 2016

We explore the role of research in the new UK strategic plan with Dr. Lisa Cassis, Vice President for Research at the University of Kentucky.

Central Music Academy Students To Perform At UK

Feb 18, 2016

UK Art Museum Director Stuart Horodner discusses the upcoming performance by students of the Central Music Academy (on Friday February 26) at the UK Art Museum.

This week on UK Perspectives guest host Alan Lytle talks with Doug Boyd, director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries.  Doug talks about the recent increase in interest in oral history, due in part to the wildly popular storycorps project.  Thanks to the Nunn Center's OHMS system, researching oral history interviews is getting easier.

UK Commemorates 50 Years Of Kentucky's Civil Rights Law

Jan 27, 2016
Chase Cavanaugh

The University of Kentucky observed the 50th anniversary of the state's civil rights law with a day-long symposium in the College of Law.  Dean David Brennen told WUKY it was an opportunity to simultaneously look back and ahead.