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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Julie Wrinn, Director of the annual Kentucky Women Writers Conference, speaks with Crystal Wilkinson about her new book The Birds of Opulence and her upcoming workshop on Friday September 16th.

UK Now

This weekend marks the ten year anniversary of the crash of Comair Flight 5191 in Lexington.  Many of the 49 people who perished that day had ties to the state's flagship university.  Larry Turner was the associate dean for extension in the UK College of Agriculture and the director of the cooperative extension service.  He was on his way to a conference in Puerto Rico that morning.  Dr. Jimmy Henning, who succeeded Dr. Turner in that position shares some of his fond memories of a life well-lived but tragically cut short.

There’s new leadership at the University Press of Kentucky. Leila Salisbury became the Director of University Press on August 1st. In this conversation she discusses the role of university presses in today’s publishing environment and her plans for the future.

James Baker Hall Trades Words For Images

Aug 9, 2016
James Baker Hall

A new exhibit has opened at the UK Art Museum devoted to the photography of one of Kentucky’s most beloved authors: “James Baker Hall: The Poet's Eye”. Curator Janie Welker joins us for a preview.

What To Expect On Big Blue Move Day

Aug 4, 2016

Over 5,000 new and returning students will move in to campus between August 13th and 20th. Supervising the Big Blue Move will be UK’s Executive Director for Auxiliary Services, Sarah Nikirk. On this edition of UK Perspectives, she gives us a preview.

UK Perspectives: GEAR UP Summer Academy

Jul 20, 2016

This week on UK Perspectives guest host Alan Lytle talks with Assistant Provost Randolph Hollingsworth and Matthew Deffendall, director of UK First Generation Initiatives about the GEAR UP Summer Academy; a three week program that helps Kentucky high school students experience total immersion as college enrollees.


UK Freshman Beau Revlett recently received a Clinton Global Initiative grant to maintain a garden at Arbor Youth Services in Lexington. Produce from the garden will help feed and raise money for the homeless children of Arbor Youth Services. Our guests are Beau and AYS Director Ginny Vicini.

This week on UK Perspectives Tom Godell talks with Tim Tracy, university provost about the proposed 2016-17 spending plan which is expected to be approved by the board of trustees next week.

UK Now

This week on UK Perspectives guest host Alan Lytle talks with associate professor of sociology Edward Morris about a new study he and a colleague from Indiana University conducted examining a particular aspect of the achievement gap between black and white students; a measurable difference in the meting out of punishment.

UK Health Care

This week on UK Perspectives guest host Alan Lytle talks with Dr. Mark Evers, director of the UK Markey Cancer Center, about his annual state of the cancer center address.