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KUAC Kids & KUAC Kids Club

KUAC Kids & KUAC Kids ClubDo you know any KUAC Kids? Maybe you were a KUAC Kid once? KUAC has one place to go for all the fun, games, videos and educational resources public broadcasting can bring!

Visit www.kuac.org/kuackids or look for the Kids tab at the top of kuac.org to learn about PBS Parents, PBS LearningMedia, PBS Kids/PBS Kids Go!, and the PBS Kids Super Vison app! Questions? Call 474-7279.

Janis Joplin: American Masters, Tonight at 7 p.m. on KUAC TV

Janis Joplin: American MastersObserve Janis Joplin’s life through intimate letters and rare footage in the first in-depth celebration of the iconic rock singer. Director Amy Berg presents a portrait of a complicated, driven, often beleaguered artist. Chan Marshall narrates. Tune in tonight at 7 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

Frontline: Benghazi In Crisis, Tonight at 9 p.m. on KUAC TV

Frontline: Benghazi In CrisisFollow journalist Feras Kilani on the ground in war-torn Benghazi, birthplace of Libya’s uprising and now besieged by ISIS and warring militias. Also this hour, Safa Al-Ahmad makes a dangerous trip to report on the fighting in Yemen. Tune in tonight at 9 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

Seized: Inside The Mystery of Epilepsy, Tonight at 10 p.m. on KUAC TV

Seized: Inside The Mystery of EpilepsyFollow the personal struggles of four individuals and their families as they face the challenges of living with epilepsy and courageously search for new treatments. The documentary also features leaders in epilepsy research. Tune in tonight at 10 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

Nature: The Last Orangutan Eden, Wednesday at 8 p.m. on KUAC TV

Nature: The Last Orangutan EdenEcologist Chris Morgan travels to the jungles of Northern Sumatra to document the work being done to save its population of wild orangutans. Asia’s most intelligent ape once roamed across the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java, but today, fewer than 7,000 Sumatran orangutans remain in the wild. The film cites rapid deforestation as the chief reason for the species’ declining population. Tune in Wednesday night at 8 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

Nova: Operation Lighthouse Rescue, Wednesday at 9 p.m. on KUAC TV

Nova: Operation Lighthouse RescueThe Gay Head Lighthouse, a historic landmark perched high on the cliffs of Martha’s Vineyard, is soon to become the next victim of the ocean’s relentless erosion of the island’s cliffs. Join engineers as they race to rescue this national treasure. Tune in Wednesday night at 9 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

Spirit of KUAC and THANKS to our Volunteers

Trudy HeffernanKUAC thanked our volunteers during our annual Volunteer Appreciation Event yesterday evening with ice cream, music, special treats and awarded the Spirit of KUAC Award to longtime Banjo Signal host, Trudy Heffernan.

KUAC volunteer Trudy Heffernan is the recipient of the 2016 “Spirit of KUAC” award. Trudy demonstrates commitment to the organization with consistently making new shows even when she knows she will be out of town. She doesn’t rely on the extensive archive of shows she has from making Banjo Signal for years, nay decades. Trudy always comes up with fresh shows. In the past year, she has started to format her shows around a particular band or artist each show. This requires extensive research and pawing through the vast amount of music from disc and digital library in the Heffernan collection. Trudy has passed on her love of public broadcasting. When they were on Alaska Live, Molly her daughter came and sat in on a set with her saxophone. Molly has gone from the baby that was breastfed in the KUAC studio between Banjo Signal mic breaks to playing on air during KUAC fundraisers and hosting her own show at KSUA during semesters at UAF. Here’s an excerpt of the nomination from KUAC listener Ronnie Rosenberg: “I have zero interest in music–really don’t like it and turn the radio off when it comes on. BUT Trudy makes it enjoyable. I never turn off Banjo Signal. And if someone can have that effect on me, I say give her an award!”

KUAC Mini-Spring Fundraiser a Success…all because of YOU!

KUAC Mini-Spring Fundraiser a Success…all because of YOU!Thanks to hundreds of donors, volunteers on the phones and in the studio, KUAC’s 2nd Annual Mini-Spring Fundraiser was a fabulous success! Thanks to new Sustaining Donors, New Donors and Renewing Donors, KUAC raised $74,000 in support of our public broadcasting mission in Interior Alaska and beyond. Pat yourselves on the back for a job well done and know that we are grateful for your generosity to and confidence in KUAC.