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Best BehindTheBlue podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
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Updated August 2020
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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 new weekly podcast created by UK Public Relations and Marketing. 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.
 
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (August 6, 2020) – The discussions over removal of Confederate memorials in the United States have been some of the more prominent ones in our current cultural landscape. Gaining momentum from other recent social movements that are happening concurrently, from Black Lives Matter to #MeToo and beyond, the focus of these discussions no…
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 30, 2020) – This summer, the United States has seen nationwide demonstrations and protests in light of, among other things, the killing of George Floyd during an arrest in Minneapolis on may 25th. Local protests quickly spread across the country, and the New York Times cited polls that estimated, as of July 3rd, between 15 and …
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 23, 2020) – The University of Kentucky has announced detailed plans for testing up to 30,000 students for COVID-19 as part of its plan to restart in-class instruction on August 17. The testing details are the first in a series of announcements UK will be making over the next few weeks regarding steps being taken to protect the …
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 9, 2020) – In spending nearly 30 years at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Sonja Feist-Price has worn many hats. From a faculty member in the College of Education to a member of the Provost’s leadership team advocating for students and faculty. Most recently, Feist-Price has served as UK’s Vice President for Institutional Divers…
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 25, 2020) – More than 1,000 people in Kentucky are on the waiting list for a lifesaving organ. More than 22 people die each day awaiting a transplant, and someone is added to the national waiting list every ten minutes. Second chances start at the University of Kentucky HealthCare Transplant Center. Since 1964, more than 2,600 …
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 19, 2020) – Tracy Campbell is the E. Vernon Smith and Eloise C. Smith Professor of American History at UK. He has written well-received accounts of voter fraud in the country, a biography of the Gateway Arch and a compelling biography of Ed Prichard, a legendary name in Kentucky politics whose life was a story of tragedy and re…
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 11, 2020) – This week, the University of Kentucky will unveil plans for a fall 2020 restart. The plan is based on concept plans developed by three teams of faculty, staff and students, and refined with input from the full university community. On the previous episode of Behind the Blue, we spoke with three students who shared t…
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 5, 2020) – Like so many other colleges and universities around the country and world, the University of Kentucky was forced to close their campus and move classes to an online format in order to finish the spring-2020 semester, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Students living both on-campus and off were resigned to f…
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 29, 2020) – We are in the eleventh week of the social distancing measures put in place to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic at the University of Kentucky. During that time, we’ve produced a great deal of video, audio and written content to communicate with our students, faculty, staff, and community, and we’ve taken major steps in…
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 14, 2020) – The distinctive residential educational experience provided by the University of Kentucky has attracted thousands of students from across Kentucky, the country and the globe. That experience is critical for the future. This differentiated education will be more necessary than ever to help UK and students meet the ong…
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 7, 2020) – Over the past several weeks, we’ve spoken with several people who have provided leadership and guidance to our University community during the coronavirus pandemic. From medical personnel like Dr. Rebecca Dutch, to University administrative members like Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration Eric Mond…
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 30, 2020) –John Thelin is widely considered one of the pre-eminent historians of higher education in America. His work – A History of Higher Education in America – is considered a seminal work regarding the evolution of colleges and universities in this country. He is a prolific writer and author, having explored topics as far…
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 23, 2020) –Among his many duties, UK’s Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration Dr. Eric N. Monday has helped lead the crisis response of the university to COVID-19. It’s something he has a great deal of experience in, having helped lead responses to two major hurricanes while serving in senior positions at Loui…
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 16, 2020) – In 1918, as the United States sent troops to the Western Front for the final months of World War I, an influenza pandemic raged across the globe, infecting nearly a quarter of the world’s population of around 500 million at that time. The death toll was immense, with estimates anywhere from 17-50 million, and some …
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 9, 2020) – Kentucky is currently one of 14 states that has postponed its election primary. The voting day in the Commonwealth has been changed from May 19 to June 23. As states around the country weigh the costs of postponing vs. the potential risks of keeping schedules in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are beg…
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 3, 2020) – Rebecca Dutch has been at the University of Kentucky for nearly 20 years. She is considered a leader in the field of virology – the study of viruses -- and now serves as chair of UK’s Department of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry. But her newest field of exploration is unlike anything she has done in her storied c…
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 1, 2020) – Kentucky is a wonderful place to be involved with horses, whether for breeding, racing, showing, pleasure riding, you name it. And the University of Kentucky’s Sports Medicine Research Institute is a terrific place to be involved with athletes, studying various aspects of performance. On this week’s edition of the “…
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 29, 2020) – The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new illness that was first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, with patients reporting cases of fever and acute respiratory illness. Since that time, other countries, including the U.S., have seen cases of the illness. As a diverse and globally engaged research i…
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 25, 2020) – 2019-20 has been quite a year for the University of Kentucky’s J. David Rosenberg College of Law, including a first-place finish for a pair of its students at a prestigious national championship competition. On this week’s edition of the “Behind the Blue” podcast, Carl Nathe of UK Public Relations and Strategic Com…
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 18, 2020) – Hundreds of veterans are enrolled in classes at the University of Kentucky. Since its founding nearly 12 years ago, the UK Veterans Resource Center has been a central source of help and comfort for these vets who are pursuing everything from bachelor’s degrees to advanced graduate and professional degrees. On this …
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 10, 2019) – The University of Kentucky strives to provide a caring community which provides its students with a sense of belonging. One of the ways UK accomplishes this is through the services offered through the University Counseling Center. Mary Chandler Bolin, director of the center, is widely respected across campus and aro…
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 3, 2019) – University of Kentucky alumnus Dr. Aaron Thompson, the President of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, has conducted listening tours across the Commonwealth over the past year. The goal is to learn what students, parents, community leaders and employers think on key issues in education. In short, Thomps…
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 26, 2019) – This week in the United States we celebrate the national holiday of Thanksgiving, so we thought it would be a good time to take stock of the things we may have in our lives to be thankful for. To that end, we spent an afternoon in the Gatton Student Center on campus talking with students and staff about that, and al…
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 19, 2019) – The University of Kentucky is tackling many of Kentucky’s toughest health issues through research aimed at making documented, measured progress. Among the many ongoing examples of UK’s faculty researchers focusing their skills to combat a major health challenge is Jennifer Havens. In this edition of the Behind the B…
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 12, 2019) – The new dean of the University of Kentucky College of Communication & Information came to UK a few months ago from another Southeastern Conference school, the University of Alabama. Her name is Jennifer Greer and she is feeling right at home as a member of the Wildcat family. Greer is impressed by the strong and com…
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 5, 2019) – The University of Kentucky is recognizing multiple anniversaries this academic year, including 70 years of integration on campus, 50 years of black studies at UK and 10 years of the UK Office for Institutional Diversity. UK's diversity efforts have also been recognized nationally in recent years by publications like …
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 29, 2019) – The University of Kentucky recently welcomed Julian Vasquez (pronounced Vas-Kez) Heilig (pronounced High-ligg) to its family as the new dean of the College of Education. Heilig brings a strong research background to the post together with a zest for improving educational opportunities for all students, regardless of…
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 22, 2019) –University of Kentucky researcher April Young and her team have spent the last two years in Eastern Kentucky communities, working to assess and gather information on substance use in those areas for a project known as Kentucky Communities and Researchers Engaging to Halt the Opioid Epidemic, or CARE2HOPE. Now with an…
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 15, 2019) – The University of Kentucky College of Social Work prepares its students for careers of service across a spectrum of important areas touching virtually every segment of our society. Earlier this year, faculty member Jay Miller was named as the college’s new dean. On this week’s edition of “Behind the Blue,” UKPR’s Ca…
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 8, 2019) – The University of Kentucky Alumni Association is fortunate to have consistently strong leadership from volunteers year in and year out. This 2019-20 academic year is no different as Danville native and proud UK graduate Taunya Phillips brings her passion and dedication to the role of president of the association. Thi…
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 1, 2019) – The University of Kentucky recently received an $8.8 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, to establish a Clinical Research Center as part of the Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) to support research on quality addiction treatment …
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 24, 2019) – For the first time since it was founded more than 40 years ago as a graduate program offering master’s and doctoral degrees, the University of Kentucky’s Martin School of Public Policy and Administration is launching an exciting undergraduate program in the next academic year, 2020-21. Several of the Martin School’…
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 17, 2019) – Educated at the University of Florida and Yale University, Richard Ausness joined the faculty of the University of Kentucky College of Law 46 years ago, in 1973. Ausness is the Stites and Harbison Professor of Law in the college and is still very active teaching classes and doing legal research. Lately, Ausness is …
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 10, 2019) – The world of pediatric cancer treatment has seen huge advancements in treatments over the past 60 years – in the 1950s, less than 10 percent of children were cured of their cancer. Today, the number of survivors is nearly 80 percent. However, that still means that one in five children diagnosed with cancer will not…
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 3, 2019) – Ed Berry became a member of the University of Kentucky football team after graduating from Eminence High School in Henry County, Kentucky just over a decade ago. He earned undergraduate degrees in management and marketing from the Gatton College of Business and Economics in 2013, followed by his MBA from Gatton in 2…
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (August 27, 2019) – For the last several months, hundreds of University of Kentucky students, faculty, staff, alums and prospective students and families have been on a process of discovery. They’ve taken part in interviews and focus groups around the question of what makes the University of Kentucky distinctive? Some of the results …
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 13, 2019) - THIS EPISODE IS AN ENCORE EDITION. John Thelin is widely regarded as one of the country’s experts on higher education. The long-time University of Kentucky professor of higher education and public policy has written what many consider to be the definitive history of American higher education – A History of American …
 
LEXINGTON, KY. (Aug. 6, 2019) – THIS EPISODE IS AN ENCORE EDITION. 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, th…
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 31, 2019) – The University of Kentucky is constantly trying to make itself better. An ongoing example is the team effort being applied to enhance sustainability and recycling efforts across the entire campus. On this episode of ‘Behind the Blue’, Carl Nathe of UK Public Relations and Strategic Communications sits down with thre…
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 23, 2019) – Experts advise that one of the best ways to stay young at heart is to remain curious about the world around you, to keep learning new things. The University of Kentucky’s commitment to this concept is demonstrated by its Office of Lifelong Learning, under the very capable direction of Diana Lockridge. Thanks to a pr…
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 16, 2019) – Regeneration is one of the most enticing areas of biological research. How are some animals able to regrow body parts? Is it possible that humans could do the same? If scientists could unlock the secrets that confer those animals with this remarkable ability, the knowledge could have profound significance in clinica…
 
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