In 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.
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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This summer, 25 films guaranteed to amaze, move and excite you, have been competing in the PBS Online Film Festival. KUAC has been featuring many of them on its Facebook and Twitter feeds over the summer. Ranging in length from three to 20 minutes, and co-curated by PBS, Independent Lens, and POV, this collection of stories appeals to a wide array of diverse and social audiences. Voting ended yesterday. Now is the time to go see the winners and settle in for some incredible entries from all across the country HERE.
Twice as Good stars adorable twin sisters Delaney and Hadley as they show kids and parents that cooking with kids is fun. With creative and tasty dishes, the girls show other children how they can cook in their own home (with adult supervision, of course!). Twice as Good also contains colorful pop-ups and recipes on screen to help follow along at home. Tune in Sunday mornings at 9:30 thru 10/26 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.
Come along as Ken Burns takes you on a journey through Sam Clemens’ early days on the Mississippi River, to the small river town of Hannibal, Missouri. Clemens grows up, stumbling from adventure to adventure until he begins to evolve into Mark Twain, the humorist and writer who would revolutionize the way Americans viewed themselves and their language. At the same time, explore the other side of the writer – an American icon who, through tragedy and bad financial decisions, falls hard with failure. In contrast to the wildly successful Twain, Clemens is an inept businessman who squanders his fortunes on pipe dream patents and bad investments. Tune in Tuesday nights at 7 thru 8/5, on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.
As anyone who was there knows, this year’s KUAC Red Green Regatta will go down in history as the Regatta that did not launch! High water river conditions forced a “safety first” grounding of the annual flotilla-of-fun. But those floats and spectators that did come out were not disappointed by the ingenuity, spirit, and of course duct tape. Special thanks to the sponsors, volunteers and participants who made it all possible! See all the photos and award winners HERE.
We need your help! We have plenty of the now collectable 2014 RGR shirts available here at the station because of the “grounded” Regatta. Give us a call at 474-7491 to reserve yours today or visit HERE. See you next year, on the water!
ROSEMARY & THYME is a charming, contemporary crime series with a unique twist, as two gardening enthusiasts find themselves caught up in a series of murder mysteries. Combining beautiful British countryside and estate locations, gripping stories and strong performances, the storyline features two mature women looking for a new direction after major changes in their lives. Brought together by the sudden death of a mutual friend, lecturer Rosemary Boxer and newly-divorced former policewoman Laura Thyme discover a shared passion for horticulture and a talent for investigation. Tune in Friday nights at 7 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.