UK Perspectives

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. 

Race And Policing Focus Of Day-Long UK Symposium

Oct 13, 2016
UK Now

A mix of researchers, scholars, and other academics will broadly discuss the complex issues of race and policing at a special symposium this Friday at the University of Kentucky. 

UK Forum To Examine Race And Policing

Oct 6, 2016

Black and Blue: Critical Issues on Race and Policing in the US is a day-long forum at UK on Friday October 14. Our guests are Psychology Professor Dr. Christia Brown & Political Scientist Dr. Mark Peffley with a preview of the forum.

Competition Has Students Summarize For The Prize

Sep 21, 2016

This week we learn about the Three Minute Thesis, a fascinating project that encourages graduate students at UK and around the globe to condense their thesis into a three minute presentation for a lay audience. Our guests are Kaylynne Glover, a PhD student in biology, and last year’s Three Minute Thesis competition winner Sydney Crawley, an entomologist who studies bed bugs.

UK Perspectives: Constitution Day 2016

Sep 14, 2016

This week on UK Perspectives guest host Alan Lytle talks with Gammon Fain, director of government relations for the UK Student Government Association, Macario Butler, member of Minorities in Agriculture Natural Resources and Related Sciences, and Assistant Provost Randolph Hollingsworth about Constitution Day 2016 at the state's flagship university.  Every September 17th schools that receive federal funds are required to stage a program marking the adoption of our country's founding document.  Because Constitution Day falls on a Saturday this year, all activities are being moved to the following Monday, September 19th.


This week Singletary Center’s Matt Gibson previews the shows coming to the Singletary Center this fall, from Ragtime to blues to the Nutcracker.

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Julie Wrinn, Director of the annual Kentucky Women Writers Conference, speaks with Crystal Wilkinson about her new book The Birds of Opulence and her upcoming workshop on Friday September 16th.

UK Now

This weekend marks the ten year anniversary of the crash of Comair Flight 5191 in Lexington.  Many of the 49 people who perished that day had ties to the state's flagship university.  Larry Turner was the associate dean for extension in the UK College of Agriculture and the director of the cooperative extension service.  He was on his way to a conference in Puerto Rico that morning.  Dr. Jimmy Henning, who succeeded Dr. Turner in that position shares some of his fond memories of a life well-lived but tragically cut short.