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Space Racers, Saturdays at 7:30 am on KUAC TV

Space RacersNew half-hour animated series SPACE RACERS focuses on the adventures of five spaceships – Eagle, Robyn, Hawk, Starling and Raven – each with unique abilities and skills that help them explore the Solar System and accomplish scientific missions. These characters, along with their fellow cadets and teachers at the Stardust Space Academy, comprise a super elite space-bound task force known as the Space Racers. SPACE RACERS introduces preschoolers to meaningful science and technology concepts from the early childhood STEM curriculum. From investigating asteroids to applying scientific teamwork to discovering the effects of the moon’s gravitational pull, the stories tap into children’s curiosity and excitement about space and discovery. Tune in Saturday mornings at 7:30 thru February on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

Science Friday, Fridays at 10 am on KUAC FM

Science FridayBrought to KUAC by PRX, Science Friday is your trusted source for news and entertaining stories about science that started as a radio show in 1991 by host and executive producer Ira Flatow. Since then, it has grown into much more: production of award-winning digital videos and publishing of original web content covering everything from octopus camouflage to cooking on Mars. SciFri is brain fun, for curious people and is just one of the many weekly programs available on KUAC 89.9 FM. Tune in Friday mornings at 10 on KUAC FM, KUAC online, KUAC HD, and KUAC TV 9.5.

Curiosity Quest, Sundays at 9 am on KUAC TV

Curiosity QuestCURIOSITY QUEST is an upbeat family program that explores what kids are curious about. In each episode, host Joel Greene, takes viewers on an unscripted hands-on exploration to answer letters of curiosity. CURIOSITY QUEST provides entertaining and educational programming for the entire family to enjoy. Tune in Sunday mornings at 9 thru 10/19 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

APRN Programming to Continue on KUAC Temporarily

APRN Programming to Continue on KUAC TemporarilyIn the spirit of collaboration, KUAC and Alaska Public Media have reached an understanding that will allow KUAC to continue broadcasting APRN programming for an additional three months past the announced end date of August 31. 

The extension is intended to afford KUAC time to continue discussions with APRN about possible solutions in order to continue broadcasting the statewide news programs.  If a solution can be found, KUAC intends to pay the APRN membership in full. “KUAC values APRN programming and we are very appreciative of the step taken by APRN as we work our way through some very trying times,” said KUAC general manager, Keith Martin. 

Steve Lindbeck, CEO and general manager of Alaska Public Media, parent company of APRN stated, “We understand the difficulties KUAC faces in reconciling tough university budget cuts, and KUAC isn’t the first APRN member station to face a hardship. APRN will suspend KUAC dues payments for three months to give time for other options to be considered.”

KUAC continues to look for long-term solutions that minimize impact to our listeners and viewers as additional budget cuts are anticipated for the next several years.

Stay up to date on KUAC Budget Cuts here: www.kuac.org/budgetcuts

KUAC Budget Cuts Q & A Now Available

KUAC Budget Cuts Q & A Now AvailableDue to unanticipated events, information regarding upcoming budget related issues was released to the public, prematurely. Please visit this LINK for more information regarding KUAC’s budget, proposed cuts and more. This page will be updated as more information becomes available. We thank you for your patience and support.

Playing to Learn Series on Morning Edition & All Things Considered, Weekdays on KUAC FM

Playing to Learn SeriesIn a series of stories beginning today, NPR’s Education Team explores the concept of play and how it relates to learning. What is play? How does it help us learn? What kinds of play are most effective? The stories air through August 10 on NPR’s newsmagazines and on the NPR Ed blog. Listen in on Free and Wild Playgrounds, Playing to Win, Science of Play, Grownup Play and more. 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.

Live Wire!, Saturdays at Noon on KUAC2

Live Wire!KUAC2 now carries Live Wire! A weekly one-hour radio show with a modern twist, airing Saturdays from 12-1 pm. Live Wire is radio variety for the attention span challenged. It features 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), the show is taped in front of a live audience in Portland, Oregon, and is aired on public radio stations around the country including KUAC. It is just one of the many weekly programs available on KUAC2 online, KUAC HD2 or KUAC TV 9.6.

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