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.

How UK Plans To Navigate Tight Budget Times

May 10, 2016

We quiz Eric Monday, UK’s Executive VP for Finance and Administration, about the university’s budget in light of the recent 4.5% reduction in state funding for higher education.

UK Now

The University of Kentucky's 149th May Commencement ceremonies take place this Sunday.  UK Perspectives guest host Alan Lytle talks with Christina Walker, a former soldier who will be donning the cap and gown and walking the aisle with more than a thousand other graduates.  When she and her husband enrolled at UK they set out on another important mission; one that would lead Christina to receiving her degree in communications, and acceptance to law school. 

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The University of Kentucky's 149th May Commencement ceremonies take place this Sunday, Mother's Day at Rupp Arena.  Guest host Alan Lytle talks with Shalara Wells, who'll be graduating with an animal science degree.  Her achievement is exceptional considering she worked full time, raised a child and took care of her dying mother during her four years at UK.

Arboretum Branching Out For Arbor Day

Apr 26, 2016

We visit the Arboretum and talk with director Molly Davis about plans for their annual Arbor Day celebration on Saturday April 30, 2016. (This interview was recorded in advance, so when we say “tomorrow” we are referring to Saturday April 30.) More information is available here.

A preview of the next concert by the UK Symphony Orchestra featuring Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.

University of Kentucky

This week on UK Perspectives guest host Alan Lytle talks with Diane Snow, director of Undergraduate Research at UK.

Deep Roots: A Conversation With Tom Kimmerer

Apr 5, 2016
Tom Kimmerer

Venerable Trees is the latest book from scientist, photographer & former UK faculty member Tom Kimmerer. We caught up with the author at Lexington’s Castlewood Park where he talked to us about the book, the unique trees surrounding the Loudon House, and what the future holds for the oldest trees in the Bluegrass.

Joe Conkwright

This week on UK Perspectives guest host Alan Lytle talks with equine journalist Samantha Lederman who will soon begin her new assignment covering the horse industry for WUKY.  It's a return for Samantha as she previously anchored local news for UK's public radio flagship station in the late '90's and early 00's.

We talk bugs with UK entomologist Jennie Condra (who also serves as the state’s nursery inspector) and graduate student Bernie Mach. Advice on how to keep your trees safe from ash borers and ways to attract beneficial insects like bees to your yard.

On this edition of UK Perspectives we discuss “They Came Before: The Legacy of African-American Pioneers at Trailblazers at the University of Kentucky”.