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.

Poet Greg Collins, a student of Nikky Finney at UK, discusses his work and reads two of his poems. Please note that the second poem contains adult language and may not be suitable for all listeners.

Shawn Cecil, another student of Nikky Finney, talks about her studies at UK and reads two of her poems as we continue our celebration of National Poetry Month.

National Poetry Month continues with Wesley Brown a DJ at WRFL and a UK English Major who studies poetry with Nikky Finney. 

National Poetry Month

Apr 2, 2012

We celebrate National Poetry month via a conversation and poetry reading by two students of Frank X Walker, Hope Johnson and Emily Strange. 

LEXINGTON, Ky. - This week on UK Perspectives, President Capilouto discusses an innovative public/private partnership that promises to change the way student housing is financed and constructed on our campus.

Take Back The Night

Mar 20, 2012

This week, the Director of UK’s VIP (Violence Intervention & Prevention) Center gives us a preview of the Take Back the Night rally, which has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 28th in downtown Lexington. 

Dr. Capilouto Reflects

Mar 13, 2012

This week, UK President Eli Capilouto reflects on his first eight months on campus and provides an update on the current legislative session in Frankfort and proposed cuts to the university’s budget. 

UK’s Institute for Workplace Innovation (or iWin) recently compiled a report on what 23 Kentucky organizations do to contribute to the establishment of a healthy workforce. We discuss the report with iWin’s Executive Director Dr. Jennifer Swanberg.


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Kentucky Literacy Celebration Week begins on March 5. Here with a preview are First Lady Jane Beshear and UK Professor George Hruby from the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development.

UK Opera Theatre’s production of Verdi’s Falstaff opens on Friday, February 24 at the Lexington Opera House. We have a conversation with director Richard Kagey, Reginald Smith Jr. (Falstaff), and Elizabeth Maury.