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.

The Future Of UK Housing

Jun 17, 2015
Josh James / WUKY

The Board of Trustees will consider the next phase of UK’s student housing transformation at their June 19th board meeting. UK’s Vice President for Finance and Administration provides us with a preview of the project, a 771 bed facility which will be known as University Flats.

This week on UK Perspectives guest host Alan Lytle chats with Jeff and Jeanne Suchanek, authors of Star Spangled Hearts - American Women Veterans Of World War II.   The book shines the spotlight on the more than 250,000 American women who volunteered for military service during the war.

UK Tomorrow Corps

May 27, 2015
Tom Godell

The UK Appalachian Center will be sending interns to eastern Kentucky this summer to help kids improve their math and literacy skills. The program is called the UK Tomorrow Corps. Ann Kingsolver, director of the Appalachian Center, and assistant director Shane Barton are our guests.

Taking Don Giovanni Back To Prague

May 19, 2015

Special guest UK Symphony conductor John Nardolillo gives us a preview of his latest project: a performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni this summer in the theater where the work was given its world premiere in Prague.

Mapping Out UK's Future

May 13, 2015

An update on UK’s Strategic Plan ( from Provost Tim Tracy.

Capilouto Reflects On Record-Setting Year

May 6, 2015

This week on UK Perspectives University of Kentucky President Dr. Eli Capilouto talks about the end of the academic year, the graduation ceremonies taking place on Saturday and the continued transformation of the campus.

A Legacy Of Diversity

Apr 30, 2015

This week our guest is Dr. J.J. Jackson, UK’s first VP for Institutional Diversity. She leaves UK for Boston at the end of this semester. In this conversation she reflects on her tenure at the university and her efforts to increase diversity and inclusion on our campus.

Welcoming A New Poet Laureate

Apr 20, 2015
Bobbie Combs / Kentucky Arts Council

Frank X Walker reflects on his two years as Kentucky’s Poet Laureate and offers some advice to our newest Laureate, George Ella Lyon.

A Mozart Finale

Apr 17, 2015
Josh James / WUKY

A preview of the upcoming all-Mozart concert by the UK Symphony Orchestra and UK Choirs led by our guest on this broadcast, conductor John Nardolillo.

Excellence In Writing

Apr 14, 2015

Our topic is Excellence in Writing, the annual awards from UK’s Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & Digital Studies. Prof Jenny Rice is joined by award-winners Tom Eblen & Peter Brackney.