The 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.
Focusing 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.
Around 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.
Wow. Just wow. KUAC listeners and viewers raised over $465,000, setting an unbelievable new record of over $83,000 more than 2013! Thank you to all our supporters who called in their pledges, went online to donate, or walked in their sustaining gifts. Thank you to our tireless phone bank and on-air volunteers (all 600 of you!), and thank you to each and every food & beverage donor who fed those 600, plus KUAC staff, for 9 straight days. Forgot to pledge? Click HERE to support your public broadcasting station now! Keep reading for an in-depth wrap up with final numbers, highlights, photos and more—we can’t wait to share everything with you!
The New Boom: NPR’s Millennials Series on Morning Edition & All Things Considered, Weekdays on KUAC FM
Have you heard about the “M” word? By 2030, the generation known as Millennials — people who are now between the ages of 18 and 33 — will outnumber Baby Boomers. Currently there are just as many Millennials as Boomers, and they’re making some huge changes in our economy, communication tools, culture and politics. Listen for this special series through the month as Morning Edition and All Things Considered explore the Millennials’ influence at present and in the future in a multi-platform series directed by the youngest people on NPR’s staff. 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.
Our annual Fall Fundraiser would be nowhere near such a success without the generous donations from all of our food and beverage donors! Please help us thank the following companies: Alaska Coffee Roasting Company, Bobby’s Downtown, The Cookie Jar, Coldstone Creamery, The Donut Shoppe, The Double Eagle, Fairbanks Bottled Water Company, Fairbanks Distributors, Fred Meyer, Great Harvest Bread Company, Hot Licks Homemade Ice Cream, Lane’s Quickie Tacos, LUNCH, LuLu’s Bread & Bagels, Odom Corporation, Pagoda, Pike’s Landing, River City Café & Espresso, Sam’s Club, Sourdough Fuel & Food Marts, UAF Catering Services. Thank you all!
After decades of decline and the loss of millions of jobs — many of them well-paid, specialized vocations that fueled post-War and Cold War housing booms, and educated generations of young people — a new kind of American manufacturing has emerged. It’s leaner, meaner and putting into practice what economists are saying is the recipe for industrial resurgence: use technology to control costs and boost production, rely on risk-taking investors to back the boldest ideas, and, yes, employ fewer workers — but arm them with better education and modern skill sets. Listen for this special series over the next month as Morning Edition explores the new American manufacturing landscape. Tune in weekday mornings from 5 to 8 on KUAC FM, KUAC online, KUAC HD, and KUAC TV 9.5.