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Ask NKU

A podcast of NKU Magazine, Ask NKU invites the finest academic minds at Northern Kentucky University to share their insights and knowledge with you, for free. On almost any topic you can imagine, our professors and guests share a wealth of insights and information with you through fun, candid, and engaging interviews.

Dec 15, 2016

For a lot of college students, participating in a study abroad program completely changes their perspective. It can influence their selection of a major, alter their career path, or change their outlook on life in general. When a student spends a semester in another country—or when students from other countries here...


Nov 1, 2016

Northern Kentucky University’s Nurse Advocacy Center for the Underserved, or NACU, actually does more than its name implies. The program not only advocates for poor and underserved populations throughout Cincinnati and northern Kentucky, but each year it also provides vaccines, direct aid, and nursing care to hundreds...


Aug 24, 2016

Last September, a toxic bloom of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, covered a 636-mile stretch of the Ohio River like a rancid, reeking green carpet.

With toxic blue-green algae seeming to appear with greater and greater frequency both regionally and across the country, we invited Dr. Miriam Kannan, Regents professor...


Jun 22, 2016

Episode Four: Stress and Leadership

George Manning - Psychological Science Faculty

We work long hours, take short vacations, and yield to never-ending obligations as well as constant notifications from our smartphones. All along the way, stress is piling up around us like so much toxic trash. We need the tools to...


Apr 6, 2016

For this episode we’re breaking from our usual format to bring you an interview with reporter and author Sam Quinones, whose latest book, Dreamland, the True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic, lays out the entire history of modern heroin addiction. From the pharmaceutical marketing techniques and increased...