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.

Gatton College of Business

Put on your hard hats, we’re about to get a tour of the newly renovated Gatton College of Business. Our guide is Dean David Blackwell.

Envisioning The Future Of UK Research

Aug 5, 2015

Dr. Lisa Cassis, UK’s new Vice President for Research, gives us an overview of research at UK and shares her vision for the future.

Hall Of Fame Journalist Previews Fancy Farm 2015

Jul 30, 2015
Associated Press

The first Saturday in August marks the unofficial start of the political campaign season in the commonwealth with the Fancy Farm Picnic at Saint Jerome's Parish in Graves County in far Western Kentucky.  WUKY Political blogger and Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame member Ken Kurtz provides a preview of the event on this week's UK Perspectives.

The Sounds Of Haiti

Jul 28, 2015
Everett McCorvey

Everett McCorvey describes his experience in Haiti this summer and his work with the youth of the Alltech Haitian Harmony Choir.

Josh James / WUKY

Eric Monday returns this week to discuss UK’s new partnership with Lextran, which enables students, faculty and staff to ride free beginning on July 1. We also talk about the university’s transportation master plan, cycling on campus, and coming improvements to the UK bus system.

The Future Of UK Housing

Jun 17, 2015
Josh James / WUKY

The Board of Trustees will consider the next phase of UK’s student housing transformation at their June 19th board meeting. UK’s Vice President for Finance and Administration provides us with a preview of the project, a 771 bed facility which will be known as University Flats.

This week on UK Perspectives guest host Alan Lytle chats with Jeff and Jeanne Suchanek, authors of Star Spangled Hearts - American Women Veterans Of World War II.   The book shines the spotlight on the more than 250,000 American women who volunteered for military service during the war.

UK Tomorrow Corps

May 27, 2015
Tom Godell

The UK Appalachian Center will be sending interns to eastern Kentucky this summer to help kids improve their math and literacy skills. The program is called the UK Tomorrow Corps. Ann Kingsolver, director of the Appalachian Center, and assistant director Shane Barton are our guests.

Taking Don Giovanni Back To Prague

May 19, 2015

Special guest UK Symphony conductor John Nardolillo gives us a preview of his latest project: a performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni this summer in the theater where the work was given its world premiere in Prague.

Mapping Out UK's Future

May 13, 2015

An update on UK’s Strategic Plan ( from Provost Tim Tracy.