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Hands On Crafts for Kids, Sundays at 9:30 am on KUAC TV

Hands On Crafts for KidsHands on Crafts for Kids is packed with fun craft projects and ideas for kids 7-12 plus parents, teachers, grandparents and group leaders.   Want to make crafting a part of everyday life?  Projects are perfect for crafting at home, in the classroom, after school programs and even home schooling, and of course just to have fun! Tune in Sunday mornings at 9:30 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

KUAC FM Clock Change Info

KUAC FM Clock ChangeDid you know that every public radio program has a clock? Broadcast clocks are set templates that stations like ours use to track the timing of a show’s stories and interviews, newscasts, and funding credits each day.

This fall NPR is making some changes to its newsmagazine clocks, in partnership with member stations across the country. This will help align programs with the way people listen to radio today, and provide stations with more flexibility to include the local news and info that’s important to their audiences.

So how will you notice the changes? Starting today, November 17, you’re likely to hear slight changes during Morning Edition and All Things Considered. In both program clocks, music breaks are longer, giving KUAC more opportunities to share details on upcoming stories while still having time to insert our local material. Regular Morning Edition features like StoryCorps and the sports commentaries by Frank DeFord will continue, though you may hear them in different parts of the program.

We’re sharing feedback with NPR about these changes as they roll out. If you have questions or comments, please send them to us at comments-kuac@alaska.edu.

50 Great Teachers Project on Morning Edition, Weekday Mornings on KUAC FM

50 Great Teachers Project on Morning Edition50 Great Teachers, an ambitious year-long series from NPR’s Education Desk has begun! Throughout the school year the NPR reporting team will celebrate great teachers past and present — and report on what makes teaching great. Look for a mix of stories to air on NPR’s newsmagazines, as well as online profiles with explanatory reporting and personal stories at NPR Ed. The NPR Team will use their Facebook page and Twitter account for audience callouts on what makes great teaching. Be sure to follow @npr_ed to tell NPR Ed about the great teachers you’ve known. Or email your own story — 500 to 1,000 words — about a great teacher in your life, to npred@npr.org. Tune in weekdays from 5 to 8 am on KUAC FM, KUAC online, KUAC HD, and KUAC TV 9.5.

Jazz Night in America Comes to KUAC FM

Jazz Night in AmericaLast month, 23-year running JazzSet signed off the air (listen to finale HERE). JazzSet had been aired at 9 pm Thursday nights and has since been replaced by Jazz Night in America.

Jazz Night in America showcases today’s vital jazz scene while also underscoring the genre’s storied history. The weekly one-hour radio show hosted by multiple Grammy Award-winning musician Christian McBride, serves as the initiative’s centerpiece. The program features hand-picked performances from across the country, woven with the colorful stories of the artists behind them. Learn more about Jazz Night in America HERE.

Science is Fun, Sundays at 9:30 am on KUAC TV

Science is FunThe sights and sounds of science come alive in these selections from the 43rd Annual Lecture by renowned science communicator, Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, Chemistry Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prof. Shakhashiri and special guests display fascinating phenomena, color-changing liquids, fog and smoke, both loud and melodious sounds. The 43rd element, Technetium, is also featured, and some of its unique secrets are revealed. Dazzling demonstrations will entertain and edify as you watch science in action. Tune in Sunday mornings at 9:30 thru 11/16 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

Art in the Twenty-First Century, Thursdays at 10 pm on KUAC TV

Art in the Twenty-First CenturyFocusing on contemporary visual art and artists in the United States, each episode of Art21 profiles three to four artists. In short segments, these artists speak directly to the audience in their own words, reflecting on their lives, sources of inspiration, and working processes. Filmed in their studios, homes, and exhibition spaces, these artists demonstrate the full breadth of artistic practice across the country and reveal the depth of inter-generational and multicultural talent. Tune in Thursday nights at 10 thru 11/20 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

Changing Lives of Women on Morning Edition and All Things Considered, Weekdays on KUAC FM

Changing Lives of WomenAround the world, changes in demographics and technology are dramatically reshaping how women live, work and age. NPR continues with their Changing Lives of Women series to take a look at how the image of women has changed as they’ve gained financial and political autonomy. This special series continues to air through the week of November 17. 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.