In this 10-part series, Professor Gates continues the quest he began in AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES 1 and 2 and FACES OF AMERICA, delving into the genealogy and genetics of an all new group of famous Americans. The series combines history and science in a fascinating exploration of race, family, and identity in today’s America. Each hour features a different pair of celebrity guests, who are bound together by an intimate, sometimes hidden link, whether it be as old friends, through long-lost relatives, or even through a common ancestral past. Tune in Tuesday nights at 7 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.
In a new daily segment beginning today, NPR’s Morning Edition teams up with APM’s Marketplace to feature the Marketplace Morning Report, airing weekday mornings at 6:50 on KUAC FM. NPR will maintain robust business and economic coverage through its business desk and Planet Money while being complimented by the 25 year history of the Marketplace Morning Report which has a proven passion and expertise for comprehensive business reporting. Tune in weekdays at 6:50 am on KUAC FM, KUAC online, KUAC HD, and KUAC TV 9.5.
In a series of stories beginning today, NPR unveils Season Three of THE CITIES PROJECT, with part one addressing “Where We Live—Stories About Place”. The old adage is that there are three key factors that matter in real estate: “location, location, and location.” These reports focus on the larger implications of the locations we choose. Tune in for Managed Retreat, Staten Island Buyouts, Defend and Resist, The Built Environment vs. the Natural Environment and more through the end of the year on NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered and at NPR.org. Follow the project on Twitter @nprcities and tune in weekdays from 5 to 8 am and 4 to 6 pm on KUAC FM, KUAC online, KUAC HD, and KUAC TV 9.5.
Attention KUAC volunteers! We are still scheduling individual volunteers for the upcoming 2014 KUAC Fall Fundraiser running October 11-19. If you or you and a friend would like to answer phones while having a really great time, please consider booking a block of time! A few group blocks are still available as well.
Visit kuac.org and look for the Fall Fundraiser button to access VolunteerSpot for scheduling. We ask that individuals limit themselves to two shifts during the fundraiser. Have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 474-1890. Thank you!
This weekend’s story features Pippin Hum, who is combining his love for computers and games into school work. Spirit of Youth tells stories that allow adults around the state to hear positive and accurate portrayals of youth while counterbalancing negative stereotypes so often perpetuated by the media. Spirit of Youth’s radio series airs on virtually every public radio station in Alaska reaching nearly 100 communities and 94,000 listeners. Tune in this Sunday during Weekend Edition at 9:30 am on KUAC FM, KUAC online, KUAC HD, and KUAC TV 9.5.
The budget situation at KUAC has been resolved for this fiscal year (July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015). This was accomplished by one full time position being laid off, the previously mentioned Development position going to half time, and two positions becoming vacant with a mandatory 90 day hold imposed by the University.
There will be no programming changes in the future barring additional budget cuts. APRN programming will no longer be impacted by the budget gap.
Despite this, KUAC needs your support now more than ever. Please consider giving a gift today to help ensure KUAC’s programming in the future HERE.
Stay up to date on KUAC Budget Cuts here: www.kuac.org/budgetcuts
PBS KIDS new fall schedule premieres September 1st on KUAC TV with more kids series programmed just when kids want to see them! Preschool hits like CURIOUS GEORGE and DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD air back-to-back starting at 7 am on weekdays and don’t miss the new bonus ½ hour SESAME STREET M-F at 1 pm and Saturdays at 8 am. Early elementary kids will find top show WILD KRATTS before and after school each day and don’t miss the new show ODD SQUAD that joins the line-up in November. Tune in seven days a week on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.