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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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Jun 15, 2023


Dynamic and innovative, the University of Kentucky Department of Arts Administration leads national and international initiatives in teaching, research, professional and community service to educate and inspire responsible arts leaders, artists,...

Jun 8, 2023

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 8, 2023) – Housed in the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. The Center for Innovation in Population Health helps people manage human serving systems such as health care, child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health, education and more by utilizing the Transformational...

May 25, 2023

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 25, 2023) – This week’s episode of ‘Behind the Blue’ features an episode of ‘From the Blue: The UK Alumni Association Podcast’. For more information about ‘From the Blue’ or the UK Alumni Association, click here.

 As the UK Alumni Association recognizes the impact women have...

May 18, 2023

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 18, 2023) – With over 60 employees, UK’s Purchasing Division handles around $1.4 billion worth of transactions for the entire University community. Barry Swanson, UK’s Chief Procurement Officer, says that number grows as the University grows, and he expects it to surpass $2 billion in just a...

May 11, 2023

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 11, 2023) – Since the end of World War II, the United States, China and Russia have held a position as the three biggest players on the international stage. The relationships between these three countries dictated events on a global level through the end of the Cold War, according to many...