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KUAC Newscasts
10:20 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Newscast: Friday 10/24/14

Local News
8:03 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Fairbanks City Mayor Touts Diversity at Annual AFN Convention

Anchroage, AK - Fairbanks City Mayor John Eberhart addressed close to 3000 people Thursday during the opening remarks at this year’s Alaska Federation of Natives Convention.

 

This year’s theme is ‘Rise as One.’ Eberhart offered his opinion on what that might mean.

 

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Alaska Live
4:16 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Nate Montgomery

Songwriter Nate Montgomery plays guitar during sound check for Alaska Live on KUAC Wednesday, October 22, 2014.
Credit Lori Neufeld

Guitarist and songwriter Nate Montgomery shared an hour of stories and Appalaskan Folkgrass on Alaska Live on Wednesday, October 22.  Played on a guitar borrowed from friend Pete Bowers, this  solo set was Montgomery's last performance in Fairbanks before leaving on a plane to the Lower 48 later that night.

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Alaska Live
1:44 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

UAF Music Department Vocalists Fall Fundraiser

Raleigh Bartholomew, Erin Heisel and Jazlyn Luust awaiting their appearance on KUAC's Alaska Live
Credit KUAC

During Friday's Fall Fundraiser Afternoon Concert, UAF Music Department vocalists filled the studio with gorgeous songs on Alaska Live. This 2-hour special includes the excitement of pledge drive and Alaska Live.

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Local News
1:12 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

3rd Minto Earthquake Rocks Interior

There was another strong earthquake, followed by dozens of aftershocks, in the interior today (Thurs). A magnitude 5 earthquake at 8:30 am was centered in the Minto area northwest of Fairbanks. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports there have been no reports of damage, but the quake, the latest in series in the same area, has drawn concern from seismologists.

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Local News
1:06 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Skiland Threatened

Skiland as advertised on its website
Credit Skiland

A proposed lease expansion could put an end to a popular Fairbanks ski area.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, most of the trails at Mt. Aurora Skiland could fall victim to a mineral exploration project.

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KUAC Newscasts
10:17 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Newscast: Thursday 10/23/14

Science
3:23 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

NIH Awards UAF $23.8 Million For New Diversity Program in Biomedical Research

Fairbanks, AK - The University of Alaska Fairbanks has received a $23.8 million award from the National Institutes of Health for a new ‘Biomedical Learning and Student Training program,’ or BLAST. The new undergraduate program is part of a national effort by NIH to enhance diversity in the biomedical workforce.

In a teleconference, NIH Director Francis Collins said diversity in biomedical research is critical.

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Energy & Environment
2:05 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

High Energy Prices Driving Builders, Homebuyers to More Efficient Housing

UAF Professor Tom Marsik, who now teaches at the Bristol Bay Campus, at his home in Dillingham. The 600-square-foot, extremely energy-efficient house has been certified as the world's most airtight house.
Credit KDLG

As energy prices continue to rise, Alaskan engineers and builders are pushing the envelope in the quest to build ever-more energy-efficient housing. Some of those innovations are making their way into residential construction, as builders look to meet homebuyers' demand.


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Local News
1:06 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

FNSB School District Declines to Prohibit Access to Military Recruiters

Anchorage and Mat Su school districts  decided this week to suspend military recruiter access to schools, but Fairbanks is not following suit. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

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