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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.

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Dec 27, 2018

LEXINGTON, KY (Dec. 27, 2018) - The world of human genome editing was turned on its head last month when a scientist from China claimed – on YouTube, no less – to have created the first gene-edited babies. He Jiankui, an assistant professor at the Southern University of Science and Technology in the southern...

Dec 25, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 25, 2018) – (THIS EPISODE IS AN ENCORE EDITION) 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...

Dec 19, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 19, 2018) – (THIS EPISODE IS AN ENCORE EDITION) The holidays offer the opportunity to reunite with seldom-seen relatives. Family gatherings often bring people together over traditional foods, activities, and recollections of the past. If you notice memory changes in your older family members, how...

Dec 17, 2018

LEXINGTON, KY. (Dec. 17, 2018) - One of the biggest barriers to accessing treatment for substance use disorders can be the time it takes to find an open space in a treatment facility. By the time a clinician, family member or patient can find the right facility for their needs and navigate the insurance process, the bed...

Dec 10, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 11, 2018) –In case someone asks you, what do the arts have to do with the sciences, just tell them to spend a few minutes with University of Kentucky senior biology and neuroscience major Esther Putman. She will tell you, plenty.

Raised by parents with a strong commitment to making sure...