Join New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristoff, Malin Ackerman, Mia Farrow, Jennifer Garner, Ashley Judd, Blake Lively, Eva Longoria and Alfre Woodard to uncover gender oppression and human rights violations in the U.S. and around the world. From the team behind HALF THE SKY, A PATH APPEARS uncovers the harshest forms of gender-based oppression and human rights violations, and solutions being implemented to combat them. Tune in this tonight at 9 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.
At Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute, a team of genealogists uncovers fascinating family histories. A man learns that the event that drove his family to the City of Brotherly Love changed the course of history; another man may be a Viking descendant; one family could have part of one of history’s biggest scams; a young man hopes to confirm his relation to a signer of the Declaration of Independence; and two sisters learn their ancestors were part of the great Irish migration. Tune in Tuesday nights at 7 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.
The holder of 1,093 patents, Thomas Alva Edison’s name was nearly synonymous with invention. Driven, intensely competitive and never more at home than he was at work, Edison is remembered as the genius that created the modern world. Tune in Tuesday night at 8 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.
Don’t miss three hours of primetime nature, science and technology this Wednesday night starting with NATURE’S PENGUIN POST OFFICE where in the heart of the Antarctic Peninsula there’s a post office surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery and 3,000 gentoo penguins. Then at 9, NOVA’S SINKHOLES—BURIED ALIVE investigate the worldwide hazard that lurks wherever limestone bedrock is found. At 10, SECRETS OF THE DEAD: BEN FRANKLIN’S BONES delves into the discovery of skeletal remains in the basement of Benjamin Franklin’s British residence. Tune in Wednesday night from 8 to 11 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.
Join KUAC’s Lori Neufeld as she welcomes Tom Robenolt, Director of the Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Educational Tour, Allan Hayton, Gwich’in translator and playing Oberon, and guest artist Kat Wodtke playing Hermia and a Fairy. Kat is joining FST from Minneapolis for the fourth time. She has taught FST drama camps and performed in three other FST productions. Enjoy the Gwich’in and original Shakespearean inspired songs, performance of a scene from the upcoming “Midsummer” production, and discussion on the project and how FST has incorporated live music in most performances. This event is part of the Shakespeare Uncovered initiative and Alaska Live is made possible by a generous grant from Design Alaska. Tune in Wednesday night at 10 on KUAC FM, KUAC online, KUAC HD, and KUAC TV 9.5.
Shakespeare Uncovered with KUAC & the Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, Saturday January 31st from 4-6 pm
Mark your calendar for a very special early film screening of Shakespeare Uncovered and a performance from the Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre’s upcoming Gwich’in inspired A Midsummer Night’s Dream, this Saturday January 31st at 4 pm in the Davis Concert Hall. kuac.org/shakespeare to see all the local events inspired by the series.
Shakespeare Uncovered continues with a second season on PBS and KUAC beginning Thursday, February 5 at 9 p.m. and continuing on Thursdays, through February 19. Like the first series, the second installment of Shakespeare Uncovered combines history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis, and the personal passions and experiences of its celebrated hosts – Hugh Bonneville, Kim Cattrall, Joseph Fiennes, Morgan Freeman, David Harewood, and Christopher Plummer – to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, investigating A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, and The Taming of the Shrew.
KUAC is pleased to announce that after submissions from over 40 Alaskan artists, three finalists, and nearly 750 public online votes, Jennifer Moss’s “Caribou Night” will become the 2015 KUAC poster.
Mark your calendars to meet Jennifer and have your own poster signed at KUAC’s spring fundraiser and poster signing, Saturday, March 7th at Well Street Art Gallery from noon to 4 pm.
Jennifer’s original art piece is gouache and graphite on Yupo paper. She is “…deeply inspired by the long dark winters in Alaska, as they provide a blank canvas for the imagination where anything can lurk. Color in this landscape, although subtle, is alive and takes on great importance, an invigorating reminder of the immediacy of living.” Congratulations Jennifer!