The Business Side

Spotlighting issues affecting the bottom line in Central Kentucky.

Bolstering the Central Kentucky Workforce

Jan 11, 2021
UK Alumni Association

What better way to ring in the new year on the Business Side than to chat with the folks at the Central Kentucky Job Club, who have charged head first into the pandemic to combat unemployment in Central Kentucky.

Fighting Mosquitos with Mosquitos

Dec 21, 2020
Joaquim Alves Gaspar

This week we talk with the owner of a business that breeds and releases mosquitos in their customers' yards. That might sound ludicrous, but the company MosquitoMate was recently celebrated by the U.S. Department of Commerce for their innovative approach to pest control.

Business Side: The Post-Election Economy

Nov 30, 2020
Ahmad Ardity

Almost a month ago, we spoke with Dr. Kenneth Troske about the status of the economy approaching the election. He's back on the program today to give us an update now that the election appears to be over.

The Revitalization of Greyline Station

Nov 23, 2020
Chad Needham

Despite the economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, several businesses in Lexington have opened in recent months, a sign of optimism and determination to bounce back and rejuvenate commerce in the community. One of the biggest projects to cut the ribbon this year is Lexington's historic Greyline Station.

Kentucky's Economic Road to Recovery

Nov 16, 2020
Josh James / WUKY

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has published its recommendations for the 2021 legislative priorities, titled Road to Recovery. We spoke with President and CEO Ashli Watts about how Kentucky's economy might bounce back from the pandemic.

The Business Side: A Tale of Two Economies

Nov 2, 2020

Tomorrow is election day and both candidates have vastly different strategies for managing the economy. On the Business Side this week, we talk about some of these economic points with Dr. Kenneth Troske, the Richard W. and Janis H. Furst Endowed Chair of Economics at UK's Gatton College of Business and Economics. 

Feeding the Community During a Pandemic

Oct 26, 2020

Millions of Americans are struggling to pay their bills as a result of the pandemic. Worse yet, a growing number are unable to put enough food on the table to feed themselves and their families. Fortunately, organizations like Nourish Lexington are consolidating resources to fight hunger right here in the local community.

Business Side: The Costly Nature of Climate Change

Oct 19, 2020
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The word 'business' can sometimes assume a narrow definition, but scientists have suggested the cost of climate change may be much higher than we realize, especially in less developed parts of the world, where rising temperatures threaten the food supply.

This week on the Business Side: we check in with Mark Green, Editorial Director of The Lane Report to talk about Kentucky's hospitality industry, luxury resorts in Eastern Kentucky, NASCAR and fresh tomatoes.

The Business Side: Household Production

Sep 14, 2020

In this segment, we get a lesson in economics and uncover some of the hidden costs of the pandemic. We’ll talk about the value of household production with Dr. Kenneth Troske, the Richard W. and Janis H Furst Endowed Chair of Economics at UK’s Gatton College of Business and Economics.