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. - Karen Czar is no stranger to radio news in Central Kentucky. Now, after a hiatus, the award-winning journalist is set to return to the airwaves in July on WUKY.

MOOCs Explained

Jun 17, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. - What’s a MOOC? It’s a Massive Open Online Course—and UK will begin offering its first MOOC (a free chemistry course) in January 2014. Here to explain how MOOCs work and how they fit into the UK curriculum is Dr. Vince Kellen, UK’s Senior Vice Provost.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The 35th annual Women Writers Conference will bring acclaimed writers from around the nation to Lexington’s Carnegie Center on September 20th & 21st. Tickets have just gone on sale and there’s a preview party on Saturday May 18th at the Morris Bookshop. Conference Director Julie Wrinn provides us with this preview.

Disaster Communication

May 2, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Dean Dan O’Hair of UK’s College of Communication and Information recently participated in a Congressional briefing on disaster communication. He provides us with a summary of his presentation and assesses the lessons learned from the recent events in Newtown, Boston and West, Texas.

The Kentucky BBQ Book

Apr 25, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. -  Where can you find the best barbeque in Kentucky? It’s all contained in a tasty new volume from University Press of Kentucky titled The Kentucky BBQ Book by Wes Berry. We meet the author and learn about some of the state’s most unusual barbeque restaurants.

Frank X Walker

Apr 16, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A conversation with Kentucky’s new Poet Laureate, Frank X Walker.

A Taste of Africa

Apr 9, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A Taste of Africa comes to the UK Student Center Ballroom on Friday April 12 at 6 pm. Here with a preview are Mirna Azer and Christian Sterling of the UK African Student Association.

A Visit To The Arboretum

Mar 29, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A visit to the UK Arboretum with UK Extension professor Dr. Richard E. Durham and answers to your questions about spring vegetable and flower gardening.

Climate Change Forum

Mar 26, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. - An unusual climate change forum has been scheduled for Thursday April 4th at 7 pm in the UK Student Center Ballroom. The focus will be on values, national security and free enterprise. UK Extension Professor Paul Vincelli provides us with a preview.

Presentation U

Mar 21, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Deanna Sellnow, co-chair of UK’s QEP (Quality Enhancement Plan) committee tells us of a new project at UK called Presentation U which will help students improve their communication skills. For an excellent example, watch the video at