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Some stories require a little more – a little more discussion, more context, more depth and breadth. 

That’s the idea behind “Behind the Blue” – a weekly podcast created by UK Strategic Communications. It is designed to explore through probing interviews the in-depth the stories that make UK the university for Kentucky and that have impact across the institution, the Commonwealth and, in some cases, the world. 

"Behind the Blue" is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify. Become a subscriber to receive new episodes of “Behind the Blue” each week. UK’s latest medical breakthroughs, research, artists and writers will be featured, along with the most important news impacting the university.

For questions or comments about this or any other episode of "Behind the Blue," email or tweet your question with #BehindTheBlue. Transcripts for this or other episodes of Behind the Blue can be downloaded from the show’s blog page.

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Oct 31, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 31, 2018) – On Tuesday, November 6th 2018, Kentuckians will head to the polls along with their fellow Americans for the 2018 mid-term elections. Federal, state, and local offices are up for grabs across the nation, including all 435 seats in the US House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats...

Oct 22, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 22, 2018) – Drug addiction is rampant in the nation, with estimates of more than 70,000 people dying from drug overdoses in 2017, much of that fueled by opioid abuse.

To put it in relatable numbers, the United States suffered more deaths to drug abuse last year than the total number of...

Oct 15, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 15, 2018) – The University of Kentucky College of Engineering is answering the call to train and develop more engineers for the Commonwealth and beyond.

On this week’s episode of “Behind the Blue,” UKPR‘s Carl Nathe talks with one of the newest members of the UK family, Rudolph ‘Rudy’...

Oct 5, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 5, 2018) – A person who earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree here at the University of Kentucky in the 1970’s is this year’s president of the UK Alumni Association.

On this week’s episode of “Behind the Blue,” UKPR‘s Carl Nathe talks with Fritz Skeen about his passion for...