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.

Lexington, KY – With only about 60,000 speakers left in the world, the language known as "Shughni" is considered endangered. But, as WUKY general manager Tom Godell reports, some at the University of Kentucky are working to save the little-known Language.

Lexington, KY – A Shughni poem entitled "Mother Tongue" (with translation).

Lexington, KY – Hear a recitation of a Shughni love poem (with translation).

Lexington, KY – WUKY general manager Tom Godell speaks with members of UK's linguistics program, as well as three native Shughni speakers, about their efforts to understand a little known language.

Lexington, KY – UK Entomology Professor Stephen Dobson recently received a $5.3M grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to reduce the mosquito population. He discusses this project with UK President Lee Todd.

Lexington, KY – Dr. Todd interviews Corinne Keel, only the 13th student in UK history to be awarded the distinguished Truman Scholarship.

Lexington, KY – Dr. Todd interviews Mira Ball, the first woman to serve as the Chair of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees.

Lexington, KY – Dr. Todd discusses Kentucky's signature industry with Scott Smith, Dean of UK's College of Agriculture.

Lexington, KY – This week Dr. John Cody Birdwell of the UK School of Music discusses the Wind Ensemble's upcoming tour of China in conjunction with the summer Olympic Games.

Lexington, KY – This time, Professor Don Colliver discusses UK's plans for the Solar Decathlon Competition coming to Washington DC in 2009.