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KUAC Newscasts
10:35 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Newscast: Tuesday 9/30/14

Local News
10:35 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Police Chief Candidates Questioned

Fairbanks Police Lieutenant Eric Jewkes (L), and La Marque, Texas Police Chief Randall Aragon (R)
Credit Dan Bross / KUAC

The 2 finalists vying to be the city of Fairbanks next Police Chief answered questions during a public forum last (Mon 9-29) night.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the emphasis was on police interaction with the public in a diverse community.

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Local News
12:33 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Warm Spell Helps Growers Salvage Harvests After Cool, Soggy Summer

Better days: Onions harvested back in 2011 at Rosie Creek Farm await processing. A cool, soggy summer and insect pests reduced the yield of this year's harvest of onions and other crops.
Credit wecangrowit.blogspot.com

Gardeners and farmers around the Interior have pretty much shut down for the winter after a cool, rainy, and for many, disappointing growing season. Some growers salvaged a decent yield by diversifying their crops – and taking advantage of a late-season warm spell to do some last-minute harvesting.


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Local News
10:51 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Cubs Caught

Three orphaned bear cubs are safely in captivity after being captured by state biologists over the weekend in Galena. Alaska Department of Fish and Game spokeswoman Cathie Harms says the biologists caught the black bears using baited live traps.

“Friday evening, about 8:30, they were able to capture 2 of the 3 cubs, knowing that if they hadn’t caught all 3, the 3rd one would be more difficult, and it was, the 3rd one was very trap shy, so they watched him on Saturday and they tried on Saturday, and finally on Sunday at 3:30 in the morning, they caught the 3rd cub.”  

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KUAC Newscasts
10:15 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Newscast: Monday 9/29/14

Local News
11:35 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Orphaned Bear Cubs Object of State Rescue

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Credit State of Alaska / Department of Fish and Game

State Fish and Game biologists are in Galena trying to capture 3 orphaned bear cubs.  The state initiated the effort after the cubs mother was reported killed by a local resident.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the state is also working to find the animals a new home.

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KUAC Newscasts
10:10 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Newscast: Friday 9/26/14

Alaska Live
2:40 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Peter Mulvey and Matt "The Suitcase Junket" Lorenz

Sound check time for Peter Mulvey and Matt "The Suitcase Junket" Lorenz
Credit Lori Neufeld

Both Mulvey and Lorenz are seasoned modern day troubadours who both have recently crowd-funded their latest releases. Singer/songwriter Peter Mulvey is no stranger to Alaska and makes his second appearance on KUAC's Alaska Live. This time he's joined by an incredibly innovative singer/songwriter, Matt "The Suitcase Junket", who taught himself a form of throat-singing that has to be heard to be believed. Performing together, they layer great two-part harmonies and guitar skills, and percussion on a suitcase full of found objects. Listen how it all comes together!

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KUAC Newscasts
1:42 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Newscast: Thursday 9/25/14

Science
6:51 am
Thu September 25, 2014

After Nearly a Decade, North Slope Site Still Turns Out Details on Polar Dinosaurs

Silhouettes showing approximate sizes of representative theropods. A, Nanuqsaurus hoglundi, B, Tyrannosaurus rex. C, Tyrannosaurus rex. D, Daspletosaurus torosus. E, Albertosaurus sarcophagus, based on TMP 81.10.1; F, Troodon formosus, lower latitude individual based on multiple sources and size estimates; G, Troodon sp., North Slope individual based on extrapolation from measurements of multiple dental specimens. Scale bar equals 1 m
Credit Anthony R. Fiorillo and Ron Tykoski / Fiorillo AR, Tykoski RS (2014) A Diminutive New Tyrannosaur from the Top of the World. PLoS ONE 9(3): e91287. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0091287

Fairbanks, AK - Most of the field work that will happen in Alaska this summer has wrapped up and scientists are now hard at work preparing samples for study and analyzing data.  Some of those field-collected samples include the remains of dinosaurs from the North Slope.

Somewhere between 100 and 70 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed a region of Alaska stretching from Denali to the North Slope. “In 2006, we worked on a quarry…" s ays Anthony Fiorillo.  He's the Curator of Earth Sciences at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas Texas.

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