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Pluck! Poets: Ricardo Nazario y Colón, February 6th 2014

On February 6, 2014, the UK Student Activities Board hosted a reading featuring the Affrilachian Poets as part of a celebration of Black History Month. The poets, representing their publication Pluck! the Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture, each read a selection of their work individually.

Ricardo Nazario y Colón is a founding member of the Affrilachian Poets, a former US Marine, and an appointed member of the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission. In this podcast, he shares a selection of new poems based on the Greek figure Orpheus.

This podcast was produced by David Cole.

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Pluck! Poets: Frank X Walker, February 6th 2014

On February 6, 2014, the UK Student Activities Board hosted a reading featuring the Affrilachian Poets as part of a celebration of Black History Month. The poets, representing their publication Pluck! the Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture, each read a selection of their work individually.

Frank X Walker is a founding member of the Affrilachian Poets, a professor at UK, and Kentucky's Poet Laureate. He has published six volumes of poetry, the most recent of which (Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers) won a NAACP Image Award. Here, he shares poems from a new collection he is currently working on.

This podcast was produced by David Cole.

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Pluck! Poets: Makalani Bandele, February 6th 2014

On February 6, 2014, the UK Student Activities Board hosted a reading featuring the Affrilachian Poets as part of a celebration of Black History Month. The poets, representing their publication Pluck! the Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture, each read a selection of their work individually.

Makalani Bandele is an Affrilachian Poet and proud Louisville native. His work has been featured in publication all across the United States, including Pluck!, and he is currently a guest editor for Toe Good Poetry. Here, he shares a selection of new poems.

This podcast was produced by David Cole.

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Pluck! Poets: Joy Priest, February 6th 2014

On February 6, 2014, the UK Student Activities Board hosted a reading featuring the Affrilachian Poets as part of a celebration of Black History Month. The poets, representing their publication Pluck! the Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture, each read a selection of their work individually.

Joy Priest is an Affrilachian Poet and UK graduate. She is copy editory for Pluck! and has had her work featured in publications all over the United States. Here, she shares all new poetry.

This podcast was produced by David Cole.

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Pluck! Poets: Bianca Spriggs, February 6th 2014

On February 6, 2014, the UK Student Activities Board hosted a reading featuring the Affrilachian Poets as part of a celebration of Black History Month. The poets, representing their publication Pluck! the Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture, each read a selection of their work individually.

Bianca Spriggs is not only an Affrilachian Poet and Managing Editor for Pluck!, but also plays a part in The Lexington Tattoo Project, The SwallowTale Project, and the annual Wild Women of Poetry Slam, which she founded. Her reading featured all new material, including pieces from a stylistic collection she calls 'Reverie'.

This podcast was produced by David Cole.

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Experimenting in Psychology: Loretta Williams

University of Kentucky alumni make names for themselves all across the world. Loretta Williams is now employed at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, which has been consistently ranked the number one cancer care hospital by U.S. News & World Report. Dr. Williams believes in making the most of the opportunities presented to you, and credits taking a chance on an experimental psych course at UK with teaching her this lesson. In this podcast, Dr. Williams discusses her time in Lexington before and during her study at UK, the psych course that put her on the path to where she is now, and the importance of taking advantage of those opportunities.
 
This podcast was produced by David Cole and recorded by Laura Sutton.
 

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The Shape of Success: Carl Lee

In 2014, UK mathematics professor Carl Lee received the Mathematical Association of America’s Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics. This prestigious award is given by the MAA to honor instructors who have shown extreme success in their teaching and reached out to students in a way that goes beyond their own institution. Here, Lee talks about the different programs he has started and been involved with that helped him earn such an honor.
 
This podcast was produced by David Cole.
 

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Passport to the World: Celebrating Community with Cecilia Amador

The College of Arts and Sciences' Passport to the World program has taken students all over the world. This year it’s stopping by our neighbor to the south: Mexico.
 
One of the ambassadors of the program is English major and A&S Spanish Social Media Coordinator Cecilia Amador. We sat down with Amador to discuss events that the program has been hosting around campus and the broader Lexington community celebrating different facets of Mexican culture and identity. 
 
If you would like more information about the Passport to the World program or to see photos from previous events, please visit mexico.as.uky.edu.
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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Law's Not-So-Dirty Little Secret — A Liberal Arts Education: Don Puckett & Paul Skiermont

University of Kentucky alumni Don Puckett and Paul Skiermont are not engineers and don't have science backgrounds (unless their Political Science degrees count). That, however, has not stopped them from joining together as lawyers specializing in highly technical patent litigation. 
 
According to Puckett and Skiermont, the secret to their success was a liberal arts education from UK's College of Arts & Sciences.
 
In this podcast, Puckett and Skiermont discuss their time at UK, their work together as lawyers, and how their time on the competitive debate team prepared them for future fights. 
 

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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Decoding Disasters: the Psychology of Calamity with Melody Carswell

Chernobyl, the Deepwater Horizon, the Titanic... each name is associated with disaster - and human error - and UK psychologist Melody Carswell wants to examine each accident from a unique investigative perspective. In her class, A&S 300-003, "Disaster: The Human Factor," students will learn how principles of cognitive psychology can be used to identify and reduce both extraordinary and everyday errors. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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