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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Wildlife
6:01 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Canadian Biologist Says Few Management Options Are Left Despite High Chinook Escapement This Year

Fairbanks, AK - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game reports this summer’s run of Chinook salmon on the Yukon River is complete, but across the border, the fish are still swimming upstream, headed for their spawning grounds.  Canadian management strategies are also aimed at conserving a dwindling king salmon population.

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Politics
11:14 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

New to AK Politics, Murakami to Run Against Long-Time Republican, Former Fairbanks Mayor Thompson

Fairbanks, AK - Democrat Larry Murakami  won Tuesday night’s primary election against Uriah  Nalikak  for a spot on the ballot for House District 2 in East Fairbanks.  Murikami is a rookie to Alaska politics, but he says he’s not nervous about continuing the campaign season into November. “I know I’m new, but I also think to some degree, that’s an advantage," he says.  "There are definitely some people that are ok with somebody who is absolutely not a career politician.”

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Politics
11:10 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Newcomer Bringhurst to Run Against Veteran Democrat In November for House District 1

Fairbanks, AK - Newcomer and Republican candidate Greg Bringhurst won the primary election for house District one Tuesday night.  Bringhurst is the communications manager for the Tanana Chiefs Conference.  He says he tried not to get too excited before the elections results came in. “You know we weren’t speculating on anything," he laughs. "We were just staying kind of humble and we were hoping for the best, but you never know.”

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Politics
6:00 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Two Moderate Republicans Vie For Race Against Longtime Democrat In House District 1 Primary Race

Fairbanks, AK - There are two new names on this year’s primary ballot for state Representative in Fairbanks District 1. Greg Bringhurst and Jomo Stewart are both vying for an opportunity to face Representative Scott Kawasaki in November.

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Life in Alaska
1:52 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Alaska Native Crews Head South To Fight Wildfires in California, Oregon and Elsewhere

Fire crews from villages across Interior Alaska are briefed on safety and conditions at Alaska Fire Service Headquarters.
Credit Emily Schwing / KUAC

Fairbanks, AK - More than 300 firefighters from across are Alaska are in California battling wildfires for at least the next two weeks.  Most of them traveled from Interior Alaska villages for the Alaska Fire Service and the Alaska Division of Forestry.  The crews came through Fairbanks before they left for the lower 48.  For some, it’s a respite from village life. For others it will be the first time they’ve left the state.

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Life in Alaska
6:11 am
Thu August 14, 2014

FNSB Assembly Members Could Take First Step Toward a New Bike Path in Salcha

Fairbanks, AK - The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly will introduce a resolution Thursday during their regular meeting in support of a new bike path along the Richardson Highway. The project to connect Salcha and Eielson Air Force Base is in the very early stages of development.

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Business
6:07 am
Wed August 13, 2014

New Student Facilities Fee to Cover Fairbanks Campus Power Plant, Other Upgrades

Fairbanks, AK - In June, Governor Sean Parnell signed Senate Bill 218 into law, paving the way for a $245 million dollar renovation and upgrade to the power plant at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.  But the project is funded in part by revenue bonds that have to be paid back to the state.

According to a memorandum sent last week by University of Alaska System President Pat Gamble, the Board of Regents plans to implement a student fee to cover costs associated with the project.

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Wildlife
6:46 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Alaska Exceeds Canadian Chinook Escapement Goal, Decline Remains a Mystery

Fairbanks, AK - The Yukon River Chinook salmon run is nearly complete according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. It's only the third time in eight years escapement goals lined out in a treaty between Alaska and Canada have been met.

This year, managers up and down the Yukon River set restrictions on both commercial and subsistence harvest of King salmon. They were hoping to see up 55,000 fish to pass into Canada.  

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KUAC Newscasts
11:08 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Newscast: Wednesday 8/6/14

KUAC Newscasts
11:04 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Newscast: Tuesday 8/5/14

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