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The 2015 KUAC Spring Fundraiser is a Wrap!

The 2015 KUAC Spring Fundraiser is a Wrap!During the KUAC Spring Fundraiser, we focused on bringing new donors and new sustaining donors into the KUAC family. Over three days of sustaining fundraising to support Interior Alaska’s public broadcasting station, we were again amazed by the generosity and enthusiasm that our supporters exhibited. The 2015 spring grand total added up to a preliminary $72,500 (which doesn’t include the challenge dollars)!

More than 385 gifts were made to KUAC between April 10-12, including 49 new donors & 103 sustaining, monthly gifts. The 2015 spring fundraiser average pledge was an incredible $188. Read the entire spring drive update HERE.

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, available for streaming at www.pbs.org

Cancer: The Emperor of All MaladiesDid you miss any of this three-part film that tells the comprehensive story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions? Stream this groundbreaking series HERE! The six-hour film interweaves a sweeping historical narrative with intimate stories about contemporary patients, and an investigation into the latest scientific breakthroughs that may have brought us, at long last, within sight of lasting cures. Streaming available through 4/29/15.

2015 Volunteer Appreciation Event Wrap-up & Spirit of KUAC award!

Congratulations to the long-time FM volunteer Steve Hormann, the 2015 Spirit of KUAC award winner.What an amazing and inspiring event!  KUAC celebrated the over 4000 volunteer hours given this past year in great form.  Live music from Swing Dogs, ice cream from Hot Licks and an well-deserved presentation of the Spirit of KUAC award to longtime FM volunteer Steve Hormann.  Read all about the event and see photos HERE.  Thank you again volunteers!

Share Your Story: How Has Cancer Impacted Your Life?

Share Your Story: How Has Cancer Impacted Your Life? Visit the story wall associated with Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, and read, listen, and watch stories of others across the world whose lives have been impacted by cancer HERE. Then, think about how this disease has impacted your life. Want to share that story? Now is your chance! Stay engaged with KUAC, the upcoming film series, and this outreach initiative at kuac.org/cancerfilm.

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Local outreach, stories, and film on KUAC FM & TV

Cancer: The Emperor of All MaladiesJoin KUAC and Fairbanks Memorial Hospital as we explore cancer with discussions, screenings, radio stories and a place for you to share a story of your own, all leading up to the premiere of Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, March 30, 31, & April 1 on KUAC TV. Visit kuac.org/cancerfilm to learn more about this Ken Burns produced series which “matches the epic scale of the disease, reshaping the way the public sees cancer and stripping away some of the fear and misunderstanding that has long surrounded it.”

Join KUAC for an early sneak-peek from the series and a discussion on cancer March 24th, at 5:30 pm in the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital McGown Room.

Share your story or the story of a loved one on the project’s story wall HERE.

If you would like to have KUAC FM or TV share your story, or if your organization would like to be involved in this effort please email Emily at emilyb.kuac@alaska.edu.

2015 Yukon Quest: It’s a Wrap

KUAC’s Coverage of the Yukon QuestAnother incredible race is behind us and KUAC is proud to have been there every mile of the way. Miss today’s race wrap-up report? For an archive of full Yukon Quest stories visit our news page here.

Special thanks to these KUAC Yukon Quest coverage sponsors: Radiology Consultants, Golden Heart Emergency Physicians, Kinross Fort Knox, North Pole Veterinary Hospital, Simard Automotive, Dr. Daniel Johnson Orthopedic Surgery, Sourdough Fuel, Water Wagon and Metropolitan Garage. We could not have done this without you!

Special thanks to these KUAC Yukon Quest coverage sponsors

Living Cancer Series on Morning Edition & All Things Considered, Weekdays on KUAC FM

Living Cancer Series on Morning Edition & All Things ConsideredIn a series of stories beginning Monday, February 9th, NPR explores the latest developments in cancer and continuing controversies in the field. Working with member station WNYC, NPR presents the LIVING CANCER SERIES the weeks of February 9th and March 23rd, produced in conjunction with CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES, a three-part documentary from filmmaker Ken Burns, airing on KUAC TV March 30th and 31st and April 1st. Tune in for Advances in Immune Therapy Of Cancer, Fighting For The Latest Treatment, What’s The Prognosis?, Pregnant With Cancer, and Environmental Exposures and Cancer on NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered and at NPR.org. Follow the project on Twitter @nprhealth 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.

KUAC 2015 Poster Artist is Jennifer Moss with “Caribou Night”

KUAC 2015 Poster Artist is Jennifer Moss with “Caribou Night”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!