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.

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This week we sit down with Dr. Greg Hall, a newcomer at the University of Kentucky's Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, to survey the changing landscape of US-Russia relations.

For over 40 years the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries has been the go-to source for scholars and researchers.  It is recognized around the world as a leader and innovator in the collection of oral history with thousands of interviews on topics ranging from politics and public policy, education and literature, coal communities and life in Appalachia, as well as African American History.  It’s this latter topic we take up with center director Dr. Doug Boyd.

A preview of the next UK Symphony Orchestra concert, at the Singletary Center on Friday, February 17 at 7:30 pm. We meet composer/conductor/bassoonist Logan Blackman, clarinetist Michael Robinson, and conductor John Nardolillo.

For the third year in a row UK’s Family Center is offering free relationship checkups, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Family Center Director Tracey Werner-Wilson joins us to talk about this program and the work of the Center. Checkup appointments are available February 9-17 and can be scheduled at


This week a conversation with StoryCorps Associate Director Jordan Bullard, who along with WUKY is bringing the StoryCorps MobileBooth to Lexington in March.

UK Perspectives: Life After The Presidency

Jan 18, 2017
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This week on UK Perspectives guest host Alan Lytle talks with Cody J. Foster, Historian and Presidential Fellow at the University of Kentucky about some notable accomplishments of ex U.S. Presidents and what steps Barack Obama might take to shape and secure his legacy.

Reliving The Dream: City, University Mark MLK Day

Jan 12, 2017

A preview of UK & Lexington’s plans for celebrating Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January 16 with Chester Grundy, co-chair of the Martin Luther King Holiday Planning Committee and Carl Nathe. Complete details about the annual celebration are available at

Child Development Center of the Bluegrass

For nearly 60 years, the Child Development Center of the Bluegrass has served children across the region, with an emphasis on special needs. This week, we go inside the center with executive director Erica Tipton.

Our guest is Craig Borie with UK’s Shoulder to Shoulder Global, a little known UK unit within the University’s International Center that operates a year round health clinic in Santo Domingo Ecuador. Shoulder to Shoulder is one of this year’s beneficiaries of the ongoing Good Giving Challenge. This year’s Challenge supports 119 non-profits across Central Kentucky. Learn more at

UK Vice President of Philanthropy Mike Richey discusses the ways that individual donors can make a difference at the University of Kentucky.