Emily Schwing

FM News Reporter

Emily Schwing started stuffing envelopes for KUER FM90 in Salt Lake City.  It was meant to be volunteer position, but it turned into a multi-year summer internship.  After developing her own radio show for Carleton College's KRLX, Emily was hooked.  She moved on to an internship with 'Radio Expeditions' at National Public Radio in Washington, DC in 2006.  She’s also worked for Deutsche Welle Radio in Bonn, Germany.  Emily has also filed stories for NPR, APM, CBC, Monocle Radio and National Native News.   Emily grew up between Denver, CO, Pittsburgh, PA and Salt Lake City, UT.  She's lived in Homer, Sitka and Petersburg but now calls Fairbanks home. She earned her BA in Geology and Environmental Studies from Carleton College in Minnesota, and is completing her MS in Natural Resources Management at UAF. In the winter, Emily is KUAC's "Mushing Correspondent," following all 1000 miles of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race

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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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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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Life in Alaska
6:26 am
Wed October 22, 2014

BLM Replaces Cabin in White Mountains Recreation Area

Fairbanks, AK - Hikers and bikers are taking advantage of a new cabin in the White Mountains Recreation Area.  The Bureau of Land Management built a replacement for the popular Moose Creek Cabin this summer.  Craig McCaa is the BLM’s Public Affairs Specialist in Fairbanks.  He says the old cabin was built nearly 30 years ago.

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Wildlife
6:52 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Public Meetings Begin On Proposed Park Service Sport Hunting Ban

Fairbanks, AK - The National Park Service will host 17 public hearings across the state beginning Tuesday, October 21 through November 20th to address the agency’s proposals to prohibit some sport hunting on National Park and Preserve lands.

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Politics
6:30 am
Tue October 21, 2014

In a Mid-Term Election Year, Are Ballot Measures, Candidates Enough to Draw Alaska Native Voters?

Fairbanks, AK - According to the Pew Research Center, voter turnout in mid-term election years is typically about 10 to 20 percent lower compared to years when there is a presidential election.  But November’s ballot in Alaska could draw voters even from rural native villages.

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Politics
6:30 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Alaska Native Vote Could Carry More Weight At The Polls

Fairbanks, AK - There are more than 87,000 eligible Alaska Native voters in the state, but it’s not clear how many of them are registered or plan to go to the polls this November.  Some Native leaders believe their demographic has the potential to influence election results.

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Wildlife
9:51 am
Fri October 17, 2014

After Two Years, Biologist is Still Trying to Count Alaska's Migratory Shorebirds

Fairbanks, AK - Two years ago, one biologist set out to try and count the number of shorebirds that migrate to and from Alaska each summer. The data collected in conjunction with the National Park Service the will help wildlife managers track bird reproduction and survival rates. It may also be useful as off shore oil and gas development moves ahead.

It’s not quite clear how many birds flew north to Alaska this summer, or any other summer prior.

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Politics
5:19 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Gubernatorial Candidates Spar on Interior, Statewide Issues During Fairbanks Debate

Fairbanks, AK - Two candidates running for Alaska Governor debated during a forum Tuesday in Fairbanks.  Both Bill Walker and Governor Sean Parnell touched on Fairbanks specific topics.  Mainly, Sean Parnell defended his administration when Bill Walker questioned what the current governor is doing about the high cost of energy in the Interior. "I am totally focused on reducing energy costs and fuel costs here in the Interior and across the state," Parnell said.

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Politics
5:06 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Walker, Candidate for Governor, Announces New Plan to Address Interior Energy Costs

Fairbanks, AK - Alaska Gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker says the cost of energy is his top priority.  During a candidate forum Tuesday, Walker announced his plans to address energy immediately if he is elected Governor in November.  “Governor Parnell has had six years to bring down the cost of energy we need an immediate plan a mid-term plan and along term plan," Walker told the crowd. "The first thing I’ll do as governor I will issue a declaration of disaster on the cost of energy in in Interior and rural Alaska.”

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Local News
6:39 am
Tue October 14, 2014

State Proposes New Eastern Tanana Area Management Plan

Fairbanks, AK - The State Department of Natural Resources hosts a meeting in Fairbanks Tuesday to present a draft of the proposed Eastern Tanana Area Plan.  When completed the plan will outline management of state land and water on roughly 6.8 million acres throughout the Tanana River Valley and surrounding uplands.  Some of that includes property within the Fairbanks North Star Borough north of the Tanana River.  Brandon McCutcheon is a state Land Use Planner.

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