WUKY In Depth

WUKY In Depth
9:45 am
Sat April 20, 2013

Gala Event Celebrates Finale Of Community Reading Project

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Best-Selling Author Erin Morgenstern and a host of circus performers will be bringing her award winning novel, The Night Circus, to life at a gala event tonight from 7 to 11 at the Red Mile Round Barn.  The celebration will serve as the finale to this year’s One Book One Bluegrass, community reading program sponsored by seven Central Kentucky Library Systems.   WUKY's Alan Lytle got a preview from the author and the Lexington Public Library's Doug Tattershall.

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WUKY In Depth
12:47 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Kentucky Theatre To Screen, Hold Q & A On "Invisible War"

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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WUKY In Depth
8:40 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Mondays With The Mayors: Jim Barnes, Richmond

LEXINGTON, Ky. - This week we welcome back Richmond Mayor Jim Barnes.  The mayor discusses the latest developments in the I-75 connector project and speculates what budget cuts at Eastern Kentucky University might mean for his city.

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WUKY In Depth
8:40 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Mondays With The Mayors: Ed Burtner, Winchester

Winchester Mayor Ed Burtner

LEXINGTON, Ky. - This week on Mondays With The Mayors Winchester Mayor Ed Burtner discusses how the city plans to respond to a lawsuit filed by a gun rights group, the economic impact of the the new Amazon.com customer service center, and the mayor also responds to a listener's question about a recent increase in municipal water and sewer fees.

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WUKY In Depth
8:40 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Mondays With The Mayors - Jim Gray, Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Mondays With The Mayors returns with a visit with Lexington Mayor Jim Gray.  The mayor discusses the passage of House Bill 430 which alters the pension agreement between the city and the police and fire departments, and addresses a concern about downtown parking sent in from one of our listeners.

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WUKY In Depth
1:00 am
Sun March 10, 2013

Mondays With The Mayors - Fred Siegelman, Versailles

Versailles Mayor Fred Siegelman

Versailles Mayor Fred Siegelman chats with Josh James about his city's new privatized garbage collection as well as the challenges of attracting new businesses and urging citizens to shop local.

WUKY In Depth
1:52 am
Sat March 9, 2013

Outside Shot Author Offers A New Window Into The Sweet Sixteen

Keith O'Brien, author of Outside Shot

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Keith O'Brien, author of Outside Shot, the story of Scott County High School's 2009-2010 season, talks with WUKY's Josh James about how lives can be shaped  and transformed by basketball.

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WUKY In Depth
9:30 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Big Preschool Goals Face Tough Budget Realities

Lisa Mudd is a preschool teacher at Dixie Magnet Elementary in Lexington.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - In his State of the Union address last month, President Obama made the case for expanding early childhood education. Adding more pre-K opportunities is also one of Governor Steve Beshear's goals, but budget constraints at both the federal and state level present significant challenges.

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WUKY In Depth
8:30 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

CNN Journalist Peter Bergen Talks Terrorism And The Middle East

Journalist and author Peter Bergen
Credit peterbergen.com

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Journalist and bestselling author Peter Bergen spoke about the remaking of the Middle East in his address Wednesday at Transylvania University. In an exclusive interview with WUKY’s Josh James, Bergen weighed in on al-Qaeda, the use of drones, and the accuracy of Zero Dark Thirty.

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WUKY In Depth
8:40 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Transy President Outlines Pivotal 2020 Plan

Transylvania University President Owen Williams
Credit photo provided

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Normally on a Monday we would talk to one of Central Kentucky's mayors, but because it's Presidents' Day, we decided to spend the morning talking with a president.  Mr. Obama was a little busy so WUKY's Alan Lytle made the short trip over to the Transylvania University campus to talk with President Owen Williams about the school's newly released 2020 Strategic Plan.

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