WUKY In Depth

WUKY In Depth
10:02 am
Fri January 11, 2013

So Long, Film: Movie Theaters Struggle to Keep Up With Digital Conversion

The historic Kentucky Theatre is seeking donations to help buy new digitial projectors and fund other renovations.
photo by Brenna Angel

LEXINGTON, Ky. - It's a busy time of year for the movie industry. Oscar nominations were announced Thursday and the Golden Globes award show is set for Sunday.

Because of an ongoing shift behind the scenes, many theaters across the country may soon be unable to show movies.  Hollywood studios are expected to fully switch from 35 mm film to digital distribution sometime this year, and that’s putting a strain on local movie houses.

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WUKY In Depth
8:45 am
Tue January 8, 2013

UK Business Profs Tackle Tax Reform

LEXINGTON, Ky. - This week Gatton College Dean Dave Blackwell talks with Dr. Bill Hoyt, professor of economics at the University of Kentucky.  Dr. Hoyt served on Governor Beshear's Blue Ribbon Panel examining tax reform.

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WUKY In Depth
8:40 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Mondays With The Mayors: Jim Gray, Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Mondays With The Mayors returns this week with a new chat with Lexington Mayor Jim Gray.  He discusses his top priorities for the the New Year, working with the new Urban County Council, and the upcoming State of the Merged Government address coming up later this month.

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WUKY In Depth
8:45 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Old Discs Yield New Appreciation For Niles' Radio Legacy

John Jacob Niles, seated, leads his cast of characters during an early radio performance at the University of Kentucky.
Credit www.exploreuk@uky.edu

LEXINGTON, Ky. -  Ron Pen, the director of UK's John Jacob Niles Center for American Music recently turned over some old oversized discs to engineers at WUKY.  Turns out the records were of a Kentucky Nativity Play radio program written and produced by Niles in 1938.  Listen along as we resurrect some ghosts of Christmas past.

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WUKY In Depth
8:11 am
Fri December 21, 2012

UK Healthcare Reviewing Pediatric Heart Surgeries, Sending Patients to Other Hospitals

Waylon Rainey was born with a congenital heart defect. After receiving treatment at Kentucky Children's Hospital, he was referred to Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Photo courtesy Rainey family.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky Children’s Hospital treats some of the sickest and smallest patients from across central and eastern Kentucky. But for the past several weeks, pediatric heart surgeries have been referred to other hospitals. As Brenna Angel reports, UK Healthcare is reviewing its program, but the reasons why are unclear.

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WUKY In Depth
8:40 am
Tue December 18, 2012

UK Marketview Tackles The Fiscal Cliff

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Dave Blackwell, Dean of the UK Gatton College of Business, chats with Ken Troske, Sturgill Professor of Economics and Senior Associate Dean at the Gatton College of Business and Economics to try to separate truth from fiction regarding a possible plunge over the fiscal cliff.

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WUKY In Depth
8:45 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Mondays With The Mayors: Jim Gray, Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. - In our final 2012 installment of Mondays With The Mayors, we visit with Lexington Mayor Jim Gray.  The top administrator of Kentucky's second largest city discusses his decision to seek re-election, Lexington's rebounding economy, and the lingering problem of the city's police and fire pension program.  Mondays With The Mayors will return from hiatus in January 2013.

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WUKY In Depth
9:45 am
Sat November 17, 2012

New Book Explores Unique Coupling Of Bill & Hillary

LEXINGTON, Ky. - William Chafe is the Mary Alice Baldwin Professor of History Emeritus at Duke University and the author of 13 books including Civilities and Civil Rights which dealt with the Greensboro sit-ins and other aspects of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s and 70’s.  His new book Bill and Hillary:  The Politics of the Personal, examines the unique and fascinating qualities of the famous power couple.   During a recent visit to the UK campus, he spoke with WUKY's Alan Lytle about it.

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WUKY In Depth
6:00 am
Mon November 5, 2012

In-Depth: Recapping The Contentious 6th District Congressional Race

Congressman Ben Chandler, Lexington attorney Andy Barr, and Indepedent Randolph Vance

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Tuesday voters will weigh in one of the most hotly contested congressional races in the state, the 6th District contest with Congressman Ben Chandler, GOP challenger Andy Barr, and independent Randolph Vance.

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WUKY In Depth
12:50 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Al Cross Discusses The 6th District Congressional Race

Al Cross

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues and former Courier Journal political columnist Al Cross sat down on Wednesday with WUKY's Josh James to discuss the race.

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