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.

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.

Capilouto Reflects On Record-Setting Year

May 6, 2015

This week on UK Perspectives University of Kentucky President Dr. Eli Capilouto talks about the end of the academic year, the graduation ceremonies taking place on Saturday and the continued transformation of the campus.

A Legacy Of Diversity

Apr 30, 2015

This week our guest is Dr. J.J. Jackson, UK’s first VP for Institutional Diversity. She leaves UK for Boston at the end of this semester. In this conversation she reflects on her tenure at the university and her efforts to increase diversity and inclusion on our campus.

Welcoming A New Poet Laureate

Apr 20, 2015
Bobbie Combs / Kentucky Arts Council

Frank X Walker reflects on his two years as Kentucky’s Poet Laureate and offers some advice to our newest Laureate, George Ella Lyon.

A Mozart Finale

Apr 17, 2015
Josh James / WUKY

A preview of the upcoming all-Mozart concert by the UK Symphony Orchestra and UK Choirs led by our guest on this broadcast, conductor John Nardolillo.

Excellence In Writing

Apr 14, 2015

Our topic is Excellence in Writing, the annual awards from UK’s Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & Digital Studies. Prof Jenny Rice is joined by award-winners Tom Eblen & Peter Brackney.

Earth Days in the Bluegrass at UK celebrates sustainability, responsible global citizenship & the power of local action. UK Sustainability Coordinator Shane Tedder gives us a preview of the events schedule for next week & talks about the economic impact of sustainability on campus.

Meet Joshua Bell

Mar 24, 2015
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This time, a conversation with violin virtuoso Joshua Bell, who performs with the UK Symphony on Friday April 3rd. We discuss the Violin Concerto by Max Bruch, which Bell will play on that concert, and we hear about some of the highlights of his career.

Digitizing the Past

Mar 20, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. - William Endres, a professor in UK’s Division of Writing, Rhetoric & Digital Media and Noah Adler, director of Research Computation and Application Development at UK discuss their effort to preserve and make accessible digital images of two rare manuscripts from the 8th and 15th centuries: the St. Chad Gospels and the Wycliffe New Testament. The project website is