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Vaneet Arora, a ssociate professor and a ssociate director - clinical microbiology in the UK College of Medicine, is back for an in depth conversation with Dr. Greg about where Kentucky stands with the COVID-19 pandemic as we head toward the halfway point of 2021. They talk about ongoing vaccine efforts, new cornonavirus variants that could affect …
 
This week on Dr. Greg Davis we talk with Dr. Chris Simmons, faculty member in Medicine and Pediatrics in the UK College of Medicine, about UK's participation in PreventCovidU, a new study evaluating COVID-19 infection and transmission among post-secondary students vaccinated with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.…
 
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and in this latest episode of Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine we talk with Ann Bassoni; a mental health therapist with UK Work-Life. She talks about the growing importance of self-care in maintaining mental health, especially while we continue to work our way through the ups and downs of the COVID-19 pandemic.…
 
This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine we dip into the archives for a previously unaired interview with College of Nursing professor and Director of the UK Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences (UK-CARES) Ellen Hahn. UK-CARES, Kentucky Homeplace and the USA Drone Port have joined forces to explore the use of drones to deliver P…
 
The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC) recently hosted a virtual discussion of trends and patterns in drug overdose deaths that occurred in 2020. The Kentucky Overdose Data 2 Action (OD2A) Community Summit had a special emphasis on the types of drugs involved in overdose deaths and the age groups that experienced the greatest in…
 
We've got a special Kentucky Derby themed edition of WUKY's award winning history series Saving Stories. Doug Boyd, director of the UK Libraries' Nunn Center for Oral History shares audio from a recent interview with Stone Farm's Arthur B. Hancock about a strange but true tale surrounding their 1982 Derby win with Gato Del Sol.…
 
The Field is set for the 147 th running of the Kentucky Derby and Essential Quality, has been installed as the morning line, 2 to 1 favorite. It’s been thirty years since a Bluegrass Stakes winner (Strike the Gold 1991) has triumphed on the First Saturday in May but could it happen this year? Joining us to talk all things Derby are two representati…
 
The Kentucky Historical Society and WUKY are back with another episode of 120: Common Threads of Kentucky History. This week we discover and discuss a number of unique stories tied to Kentucky's role in the Civil War. We talk with Amy Murrell Taylor, associate professor of history at the University of Kentucky about her book, Embattled Freedom; Jou…
 
As we continue to inch toward that 2.5 million vaccine goal in Kentucky, which will bring about a loosening of COVID restrictions, spring is usually a time when we see ramped up social activity, with that thought in mind WUKY's Alan Lytle recently spoke with Mary Quinn Ramer, the president of VisitLex about lessons learned from 2020 and what to exp…
 
The University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science kicked off its annual Spring Research Days with a keynote panel featuring acclaimed historian and author John M. Barry. His 2004 book “The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History” was a New York Times bestseller and named by the National Academies of Sc…
 
Over the years it’s had many names: “Gunntown,” “Kinkeadtown,” and “Goodloetown,” and thanks to the talented and driven Black professionals in Lexington’s East End neighborhood, it was also a center for creation and growth for the horse racing industry in Kentucky. Now, Keeneland and the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation are teaming up on …
 
New findings from the University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Wellness, Health & You (WHY) program reveal changes in Kentuckian’s COVID-19 prevention behaviors and attitudes about vaccination over the first year of the pandemic. More than 1,500 people have completed brief surveys designed to understand how Kentuc…
 
Last week on Capitol Chat WUKY's Alan Lytle and Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock discussed 3 major accomplishments, mainly bipartisan, of the recently concluded Legislative Session. Today they look at the flip side of that coin, the partisan battles between GOP lawmakers and constitutional officers versus the gubernatori…
 
As more people get their COVID-19 vaccines, we’re starting to see more of them dip their proverbial toes back into the social waters – while also maintaining the necessary masking and social distancing protocols. Such was the case recently for me and five of my friends who, as it turned out like dozens of others, teamed up to ramble through the str…
 
If you or someone you know is dealing with dementia issues you're invited to sign up for a special online screening of Spark - a documentary about comedian Robin Williams and his undiagnosed Lewy body dementia. Dr. Greg speaks with Gregory Jicha with the Sanders-Brown Center On Aging which is co-sponsoring the event on Thursday April 8th at 6 p.m.…
 
In 1880, forty-three women walked into the president's office at the University of Kentucky and signed the student register, becoming the first female students at a public college in the commonwealth. But gaining admittance was only the beginning. WUKY wraps up our salute to Women's History Month with a conversation with Terry L. Birdwhistell and D…
 
March 2021 marks the 60th anniversary of the start of the Peace Corps and in this latest edition of WUKY's award winning history series Saving Stories, Doug Boyd with the Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries shares audio from a Kentuckian who was one of the program's earliest participants. Angene Hopkins Wilson and her then fiancee Jack…
 
This week Dr. Greg talks with Melody Ryan , professor, director of International Professional Student Education, and assistant provost for Global Health Intiatives, about and upcoming conference; No One Is Safe Until Everyone Is Safe - The Interconnectedness Of The World In The COVID Vaccination Era. The conference will be conducted over zoom and i…
 
The GOP dominated Kentucky General Assembly is now in recess after passing a flurry of bills last week, some will earn the Democrat governor’s signature, while others will garner his veto. And lawmakers certainly aren’t done yet with this year’s session with several pieces of legislation still in play. For some analysis on Capitol Chat we turn once…
 
The Aviation Museum of Kentucky in Lexington is home to the Kentucky Aviation Hall Of Fame where more than a dozen women have been enshrined. WUKY's Alan Lytle recently took a trip to the museum and talked with long-time board secretary Marty Schadler. Special thanks to Marty and operations manager Hunter Moore for the museum tour.…
 
Moral Distress occurs when one knows the ethically correct action to take but feels powerless to take that action. This week Dr. Greg talks with Abigail Latimer, UK HealthCare social worker and researcher in the University of Kentucky College of Social Work , about her dissertation work charting a rise in moral distress in healthcare workers during…
 
March is Women’s History Month and in this latest edition of WUKY's award winning history program Saving Stories, Dr. Doug Boyd with the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries shares audio from a 1989 interview with Betty Tevis; one of the first female sports journalists in Kentucky. Betty came to UK to study journalism in the 19…
 
If you listen closely you can almost hear the clock ticking down on this year's legislative session. This week on Capitol Chat WUKY's Alan Lytle and Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock discuss several bills that are on the fast track to the governor's desk and others that are still languishing in committee.…
 
As part of our salute to Women’s History Month WUKY's Alan Lytle recently spoke with UK History Professor Melanie Beals Goan about her new book, “A Simple Justice – Kentucky Women Fight for the Vote," which chronicles the many high profile and unsung heroes of the suffrage movement. Not surprisingly much of that discussion centered around the compl…
 
This week another name synonymous with the Civil Rights Movement passed away. Former National Urban League President and Clinton Administration advisor Vernon Jordan died at his home in Georgia at the age of 85. In this special edition of WUKY's award winning history program Saving Stories, Dr. Doug Boyd with the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral Histo…
 
In this latest edition of WUKY's award winning history series Saving Stories we conclude Black History Month by featuring a 1985 UK Nunn Center oral history interview with Lexington educator and Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame member Audrey Grevious . She talks about her involvement in demonstrations and lunch counter sit-in's in downtown Lexing…
 
For years, people from all over the world have been coming to Ashland the Henry Clay Estate to learn more about the 19 th century politician known to history as the Great Compromiser. But starting in 2020 they’ve also been exposed to the not so virtuous side of this famous Kentuckian. Henry Clay – Popular Statesman AND Slaveholder. Traces is the on…
 
It’s Black History Month, and in this edition of WUKY's award winning history program Saving Stories Alan Lytle and Nunn Center for Oral History Director Doug Boyd revisit what it was like for African American students shortly after Lyman T. Johnson successfully desegregated the state’s flagship university; particularly the classroom dynamic for th…
 
WUKY's award winning history program Saving Stories highlights the accomplishments of prominent African Americans in Lexington. This week we feature an oral history interview with noted educator Edythe J. Hayes, the first African American to serve as Deputy Superintendent of Fayette County Public Schools, and the first African American female appoi…
 
In 2018 the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park opened Black Horsemen of the Kentucky Turf , a permanent exhibit to celebrate the forgotten contributions of African Americans to the horse industry in Kentucky. Some three years later a companion interactive website, Chronicle of African Americans in the Horse Industry , has …
 
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on the mental health of children. This week Dr. Greg talks with Dr. Alissa Briggs, assistant professor in the department of pediatrics and in the division of adolescent medicine, about a potential rise in suicide ideation among youngsters.By Greg Davis
 
In this Black History Month edition of WUKY's award winning series Saving Stories we hear how Harry Sykes became Lexington's first African American to be elected to the city council. Wait until you hear how the one-time Harlem Globetrotter accomplished that feat. Doug Boyd is the director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libra…
 
This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine we highlight UK PATHways, a comprehensive opioid maintenance treatment program for pregnant women recovering from addiction and how it has managed to adapt through the COVID-19 pandemic. Director Jason Joy says the program was born out of a necessity to serve a large population of prenatal patients coming to …
 
The Kentucky General Assembly resumes its 30 day session Tuesday with a very long to-do list. Last month the GOP controlled legislature passed a flurry of bills, some of which have already been vetoed by Democrat Governor Andy Beshear. So what can we expect in the coming weeks even as the state continues to grapple with vaccine shortages, case coun…
 
This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine we talk with Lexington pediatrician Elizabeth Hawes about the unique needs and challenges of children and their caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic that still shows no sign of abating, even while vaccines are being distributed. Dr. Hawes is with Commonwealth Pediatrics and was recently interviewed by NPR'…
 
This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine we talk with Amy Rodquist-Kodet with UK Health and Wellness about the physiological and psychological benefits to bundling up and heading out in the great outdoors, yes, even in winter. Amy is now based in Minnesota so she knows of what she speaks.By Greg Davis
 
We are now a week into the 2021 Session and as expected Republican lawmakers have wasted no time in crafting legislation that would have a profound effect on how the state’s governor could navigate the commonwealth through an emergency like the COVID-19 pandemic. Democrat Governor Andy Beshear has also outlined his proposed spending plan for the co…
 
The Kentucky General Assembly gavels into session this Tuesday. Republicans hold super majorities in both the House and Senate and have promised to look at curbing Democratic Governor Andy Beshear's emergency powers. Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock joins WUKY News Director Alan Lytle for some pre-session analysis.…
 
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