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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 BehindTheBlue@uky.edu 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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Feb 22, 2024

LEXINGTON, Ky. (February 22, 2024) Crystal Wilkinson is a Professor of English in the UK College of Arts & Sciences and one of 16 University Research Professors for 2023-24. As the first Black woman to hold the appointment of Poet Laureate of Kentucky from 2021-2023, Wilkinson serves as an inspiration to many in...


Feb 15, 2024

LEXINGTON, Ky. (February 15, 2024) – Science “happens” all around us, from the food we eat in the morning, to the light switch we turn off at night and everything in-between. For UK associate professor Vince Venditto, the idea of taking a large and intimidating topic and making it relatable and accessible in a...


Feb 8, 2024

LEXINGTON, Ky. (February 8, 2024) – This year marks the 75th anniversary of Lyman T. Johnson’s historic legal triumph against the University of Kentucky, a milestone that marked him as the first African American student to integrate the university. Johnson, a lifelong champion of education and its transformative...


Feb 1, 2024

LEXINGTON, Ky. (February 1, 2024) – “Every single one of them said, ‘My God, I had no idea something like this happened.’ I think they are learning something about their communities that they didn’t know before,” says Anastasia Curwood, director of the Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies, referring to...


Jan 25, 2024

LEXINGTON, Ky. (January 25, 2024) – UK HealthCare’s Gill Heart and Vascular Institute is a renowned center for cardiovascular care, research and education. Established with the aim of advancing cardiovascular health, Gill stands as a comprehensive facility offering a wide range of services.

One of the notable...