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Live Wire starts this Saturday at 11 a.m. on KUAC FM

Live WireLive Wire is radio variety for the attention span challenged. It’s music from up-and-coming bands, original comedy, performance and scintillating interviews with writers, filmmakers, comedians and people who think cool thoughts. Hosted by Luke Burbank (Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, Too Beautiful to Live), the show is taped in front of a live audience in Portland, Oregon and is aired on public radio stations around the country. FAQs about Live Wire on KUAC’s Saturday morning lineup are right here. Tune in this Saturday at 11 a.m. on KUAC FM, KUAC online, KUAC HD, and KUAC TV 9.5.

Replacing Live Wire on KUAC2 is Conversations from the World Café on Saturdays at noon. Conversations from the World Cafe is a weekly one-hour radio magazine that presents some interview and performances elements of the daily show while exploring issues and trends in contemporary music & culture.

Capitol Steps Takes a Holiday: July 4th Edition at 7 p.m. on KUAC FM

Capitol Steps Takes a Holiday: July 4th EditionThis Independence Day, celebrate our country by helping the Capitol Steps make fun of it! You don’t need to be your own publicist to proclaim laughter is exactly what this election needs!

So clap your big hands as the Capitol Steps take on The Donald, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and all the other newsmakers in this hour-long special. With this much material to work with, this special will be HUGE! Tune in July 4th at 7 on KUAC FM, KUAC online, KUAC HD, and KUAC TV 9.5.

Supernature-Wild Flyers: Defying Gravity, Tonight at 8 p.m. on KUAC TV

Supernature-Wild Flyers: Defying GravityExplore the basic principles of flight to see how animals become airborne in the first place. From leapers to gliders and those that effortlessly fly for hours, each creature has special techniques. But all must overcome a powerful force – gravity. Tune in tonight at 8 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

NOVA: Making North America: Origins, Tonight at 9 p.m. on KUAC TV

NOVA: Making North America: OriginsSee the epic 3-billion-year story of how our continent came to be. From palm trees that once flourished in Alaska to huge eruptions that nearly tore the Midwest in two, discover how forces of almost unimaginable power gave birth to North America. Tune in tonight at 9 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

9 Months That Made You: The First 8 Weeks, Tonight at 10 p.m. on KUAC TV

9 Months That Made You: The First 8 WeeksFollow the story of how, from a fertilized egg, you took on human form in the womb. Chart the metamorphosis from the lizard-like, mouse-like and monkey-like forms you once took on until the moment around 12 weeks when you became unmistakably human. Tune in tonight at 10 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

Don’t let your Community Rewards support for KUAC expire!

Don’t let your Community Rewards support for KUAC expire!Join more than 100 families who add to their support of KUAC every time they go shopping at Fred Meyer. It works in conjunction with your Rewards Program and means thousands of dollars a year to KUAC. If you’ve already signed up for the Community Rewards program, you must re-link your account to KUAC #84486 before June 30 every year.

Here’s what you do:

  1. Go to https://fredmeyer.com
  2. Click Sign In.
  3. Scroll down to Community Rewards on your account information page.
  4. Re-enroll and re-link to KUAC #84486
    1. You can type in KUAC or
    2. You can type in 84486
  5. Choose KUAC.
  6. Click the Enroll button.

Live Wire joins the KUAC FM schedule on Saturdays beginning July 2 at 11 a.m.

Live WireBeginning Saturday, July 2 KUAC will begin broadcasting Live Wire at 11 a.m. on KUAC
Live Wire is radio variety for the attention span challenged. It’s music from up-and-coming bands, original comedy, performance and scintillating interviews with writers, filmmakers, comedians and people who think cool thoughts. Hosted by Luke Burbank (Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, Too Beautiful to Live), the show is taped in front of a live audience in Portland, Oregon and is aired on public radio stations around the country. More information about Live Wire can be found online at livewireradio.org.

Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab, Sunday Mornings at 9 a.m. on KUAC TV

Thomas Edison’s Secret LabFeaturing adventure, comedy and interactive fun, Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab demonstrates that invention can foster creativity, imagination, can-do spirit and positive entrepreneurism. The animated 26-part series, targeted to children ages 5 to 8, seeks to tap into kids’ natural curiosity while encouraging them to push conventional scientific and technological boundaries through experimentation. Tune in Sunday mornings at 9 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.