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.

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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.

On this edition of UK Perspectives we discuss “They Came Before: The Legacy of African-American Pioneers at Trailblazers at the University of Kentucky”.

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.

This week, guest host Chase Cavanaugh speaks with Huajing Maske, Director of the University of Kentucky's Confucius Institute, which offers programs on Chinese language and culture.