WUKY In Depth

In depth stories from the WUKY news team.

Associated Press

Public TV viewers this week got their first look at Ken Burns's documentary on Jackie Robinson.  Ben Chandler's grandfather, A.B. "Happy" Chandler was MLB Commissioner when Jackie broke the color barrier.  On the anniversary of his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers (April 15, 1947) we speak with Ben and hear the historic tale from Happy himself; audio courtesy of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries.

Spoonbread Loss Will Hurt Berea But What About Ky. Tourism Overall?

Apr 4, 2016
Kentucky Tourism Cabinet

This week on the Business Side Alan Lytle and Lane Report executive editor Mark Green discuss Kentucky's $13B tourism industry that shows no sign of slowing down.

Hemp 3.0 This Week On The Business Side

Mar 28, 2016
catherine Nichols

Alan Lytle and Business Lexington's David Nichols discuss the goals and expectations going into the third year of Kentucky's Hemp Pilot Project.

Adios, Macho Nacho, Hot Chicken, And Ale 8-One This Week On The Business Side

Mar 21, 2016
bizlex.com

This week Business Lexington's David Nichols and WUKY's Alan Lytle do the post mortem on the Macho Nacho Mexican Restaurant in Chevy Chase which closed down after only 3 months.   They also discuss the hot chicken phenomenon and Ale 8-1's new distribution deal with Cracker Barrel Restaurants.

In Depth: Madeline McDowell Breckinridge

Mar 18, 2016
UK Special Collections

We continue our Women's History Month series by looking at the life and legacy of Henry Clay's granddaughter Madeline McDowell Breckinridge who championed women's suffrage, racial equality, and various civic projects throughout Lexington.  Alan Lytle talks about this extraordinary woman with Eric Brooks, curator at Ashland The Henry Clay Estate.

Mary Todd Lincoln House

To mark Women's History Month Alan Lytle continues his look at some notable Central Kentucky women and their place in history.  He talks with Mary Todd Lincoln House Executive Director Gwen Thompson about the former First Lady and the controversy that continues to swirl around her as a historical figure.

Alan Lytle

As part of Women's History Month, Alan Lytle talks with Lexington Historian Yvonne Giles and actress Elizabeth Lawson about the little known story of Charlotte Dupuy, a slave in the household of Henry Clay who sued her owner for her freedom in 1829.

Ahead of Tuesday's pivotal House elections we talk with Frankfort insider Laura Cullen Glasscock, editor of the Kentucky Gazette about the matchups. Polls will be open in Kentucky from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

CentrePointe Frustrations This Week On The Business Side

Mar 7, 2016
Business Lexington

This week we talk with Business Lexington managing editor David Nichols about Developer Dudley Webb's scathing letter to the city and the media concerning the long-delayed CentrePointe Project in downtown Lexington.  Last week, after numerous delays and threatened legal action, work on the three story parking garage resumed.

Chase Cavanaugh

Academics and gaming don’t often mix, but that’s exactly what happened when two University of Kentucky linguists contributed to a major AAA release. 

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