Nancy Tarnai

What goes into becoming a conductor? Mahler wrote verses to his Symphony No. 4, mvmt 4 and they are delightful. What is the context of those verses? Malcom Arnold composed an overture and put "Grand Grand" in the title. What household machines make it on the concert stage for this overture? Answers to all these questions and insights into the chosen music selections on this Afternoon Concert.

Pacific Air Forces

Alaskans should expect more military aircraft operations over the next two weeks, as another round of Red Flag military training exercises begins.

Eielson Air Force Base officials say the latest Red Flag-Alaska exercise began today and will continue through Aug. 11. The training will involve U.S. and Canadian pilots, and it’s intended to improve their readiness for combat and ability to operate with both U.S. and allied forces.

Alaska State Troopers are investigating a wreck just south of Moose Creek that claimed the life of a North Pole man early this morning.

Troopers say they got a report at 3:25 a.m. of a wreck with injuries at mile 342 of the Richardson Highway, about 20 miles south of Fairbanks. When Troopers and emergency personnel arrived, they found the driver, 31-year-old Patrick Smith, had been ejected from the vehicle.

Medics attempted CPR before declaring Smith had died.

An online Trooper news release says investigators are looking into the wreck

In this Alaska Live segment, three performers join host Lori Neufeld.  For the first half hour, Jamie Maschler brings her extensive knowledge and experience with the accordion to the studios.  And for the second half, guitarist Manuel Perez presents diverse pieces of music, from flamenco to rock 'n' roll.  He is also joined by flamenco dancer Lucia Artacho.

Pakalolo Supply Co

Alaska’s fist to be licensed marijuana business is having a good year. Pakalolo Supply in Fairbanks made Alaska’s first legal cannabis sale last fall, and as KUAC’s Dan Bross and reports, the family run business reports robust first year sales, despite limited raw product availability.

07-27-17 8:30 AM newscast


15 hours ago

07-26-17 5:45 PM newscast:

Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

Work began this week on a project to widen a stretch of the Richardson at the South Gate of Eielson Air Force Base. The project also will add turn lanes for the gate. The work will slow traffic through the area for the next two months.

Brian Dykens/U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guard personnel based out of Kotzebue helped rescue six people Monday in two emergency operations in northwest Alaska.

07-26-17  8:30 AM newscast


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