WUKY In Depth

In depth stories from the WUKY news team.

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Our continued fascination with the American Civil War will be the theme for this year’s Bale Boone Symposium.  The series of public lectures, sponsored by UK’s Gaines Center for the Humanities, represents the university’s longest-running Town/Gown event.  Center Director Phil Harling says the 150th anniversary of the end of formal North/South hostilities is a timely conversation starter.

This week we discuss with Lane Report editor Mark Green the new Kroger Store on Euclid Avenue and an equine-related effort to boost tourism throughout the Bluegrass.

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06/27/2013  

LOUISVILLE, Ky- A record number of women are currently serving in the U-S Congress, and while most people think that’s a good thing, a Kentucky–based film maker says even more young ladies could follow in their political footsteps if only they were encouraged to do so.  Reporter Chase Cavanaugh has the details.

On a recent field trip to our nation’s capital, a volunteer from Running Start, a group emphasizing female empowerment, asked a busful of young girls a rather compelling question. 

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02/09/2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky’s rifle team is on a historic roll.  Last week it defeated No. 1 West Virginia to cap off a perfect 6-0 conference season and take the Great American Rifle Conference Regular Season Championship, Kentucky's sixth GARC regular season title in program history and third in as many years.  WUKY Student Reporter Chase Cavanaugh has this behind the scenes profile.

4/8/2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. - In 2011, the Department of Defense reported about 28,000 violent sex crimes in the military.  But why do outside estimates put the numbers much higher?  And why do most service members choose not to report their assault?  WUKY Reporter Chase Cavanaugh has the details on an upcoming local screening of an Oscar Nominated film that hopes to answer these questions.

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In case you missed it, NPR recently did a story on an effort to recover the text contained on 2,000 year old carbonized scrolls unearthed from Herculaneum which was buried under tons of ash following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D.   After working more than 10 years on the project, University of Kentucky Department of Computer Science Chair Brent Seales’s next task is to build software that will visualize the writings as they would be if unrolled.  He talked with WUKY's Alan Lytle  to explain a bit more fully what that will entail.

Economic Priorities Differ Greatly Between Ky. House & Senate

Jan 19, 2015
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With the clock already ticking on the short thirty day legislative session, what can we reasonably expect in the way of compromise on major bills, especially given the different economic priorities between the Democratically-controlled House and the Republican-dominated Senate?   We put that question to Mark Green, editor of the Lane Report Business Magazine.

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Prior to her keynote speech at this year's Martin Luther King Day Celebration in Lexington, WUKY talks with Susan Taylor, editor emeritus of Essence Magazine and the founder of the National CARES Mentoring Program.

This week we visit with Mary Quinn Ramer, the new president of VisitLEX, formerly the Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau.  She talks about her goals for 2015, as well as preparations for the Breeder's Cup Classic coming to Keeneland this fall.

A new documentary being aired in Kentucky will introduce viewers to the colorful characters who craft bourbon.  "Kentucky Bourbon Tales:  Distilling the Family Business"  draws from oral history interviews conducted by the University of Kentucky's Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History.  The program's director Joanna Hay and Nunn Center Director Doug Boyd recently stopped by our studios to talk about the special project.

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