Lori Neufeld

FM Music Director, Volunteer Coordinator, and host and producer of Alaska Live

Lori’s love for public broadcasting runs deep. She was raised on Car Talk, Morning Edition, A Prairie Home Companion, and later while studying wildlife biology at Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas,  she realized that if she helped answer phones during the fund drive at KMUW, she could meet and chat with the hosts of locally produced shows.

After moving to Alaska in 1999, she became more directly involved with community radio as a volunteer host at KTNA in Talkeetna. Hitting the airwaves solo for her first show was nerve-wracking and exhilarating, and she says she relives those feelings through the energetic and nervous first-time volunteers she trains for KUAC’s volunteer shifts and local programs.

As producer and host for Alaska Live on KUAC FM, she now researches music and musicians from such a variety of backgrounds and genres, and wrangles these musicians into the studio while making them feel at ease so they can perform at their best.  Now in her eighth year at KUAC, Lori still marvels at the support public broadcasting gets from listeners and the community, and feels lucky to be a part of it.

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Alaska Live
4:51 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

African Guitar Summit

African Guitar Summit
John Perrault


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Arts & Culture
3:58 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

The Drums of Winter Interview

Credit der.org/films/drums-of-winter.html

Traditional dance and the importance of music and dance in Yup'ik culture is captured in the newly restored documentary "The Drums of Winter".  Find out more about the restoration and digitizing process, preserving and revitalizing the native dance culture and the significance of the dance.

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Alaska Live
12:28 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

TorQ Percussion Quartet

TorQ's Daniel Morphy, Jamie Drake, Richard Burrows, Adam Campbell with host Lori Neufeld

Making music with assorted percussion instruments, including 4 players on one vibraphone, kids toy bells and hand drums, is how TorQ Percussion brings vitality and joy to percussion performance and participation. Hear how this comes together plus stories from touring like having to perform a few impromptu sessions for TSA when questioned about mallets, brushes and bows in luggage.

Alaska Live
11:35 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Rachel Barton Pine

Rachel Barton Pine in the KUAC Studio
Brady Gross

Rachel Baron Pine joined Lori Neufeld in the KUAC studio for Alaska Live performing a few violin pieces and discussing her extensive career. Rachel, originally from Chicago, was in Fairbanks for just 24 hrs as the spotlight guest artist for the "Sitka Winter Classic" put on by the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra. Rachel showcased her elaborate range of music appreciation from classical violin work to her contribution towards heavy metal and modern violin compositions.

Arts & Culture
5:45 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

KUAC and FST talk MacBeth

KUAC’s Susie Hackett welcomed Bruce Rogers, Artistic Director of the Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre (FST), Sarah Mitchell, FST Educational Coordinator, and Gianna Drogheo, longtime FST collaborator, singer, vocal coach and opera fan to the studio.

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Arts & Culture
5:24 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre and Shakespeare Uncovered Event Audio

After a screening of a Season 2 Shakespeare Uncovered episode, Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre did their own uncovering of their upcoming production of Midsummer Night's Dream. Cast and crew from the Gwich'in-inspired local production were on hand to do readings and take audience members' questions.

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Arts & Culture
5:11 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Shakespeare Uncovered and WNET's Chris Czajka interview

KUAC and Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre partnered for events surrounding the Season 2 premiere of Shakespeare Uncovered on KUAC TV and FST's Midsummer Night's Dream. Chris Czajka from WNET in New York traveled to Fairbanks on behalf of Shakespeare Uncovered and the grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities. KUAC's Lori Neufeld had a chance to talk with Czajka about the grant and events.

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Yukon Quest
11:36 am
Sat February 7, 2015

Live Yukon Quest Update from start line in Whitehorse

Fairbanks, AK - Mushers lined out their dogs for the race start in downtown Whitehorse this (Saturday) morning. Right after musher Allen Moore wearing bib #1 left the start chute, KUAC's Emily Schwing in Whitehorse spoke with Lori Neufeld in the KUAC Fairbanks studios.

Fairbanks, AK - More than 20 out of the 26 Yukon Quest teams are out of the start chute in downtown Whitehorse and are making the 1000 mile journey to Fairbanks.

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Alaska Live
3:59 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Colin McAllister

Colin McAllister in the KUAC Studio
Brady Gross

Colin McAllister, a classical guitarist, along with Morris Palter, a UAF Music Professor, joined Lori Neufeld in the KUAC studio to discuss this weekend's Northern Exposure Festival of Modern Music here at UAF. Colin is a featured musician in the festival from Colorado and he gave a sneak peak into some of the pieces he will performing. Colin shined new light onto 12th century compositions with his unique guitar manipulation and original arrangements.

Alaska Live
12:23 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre

Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre in the KUAC Studio
Brady Gross

Tom Robenolt, Allan Hayton, Kat Wodtke and Sarah Mitchell joined Lori Neufeld in the KUAC studio to discuss their partnership on events revolving around the Shakespeare Uncovered Season 2 premiere. The Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre  members talked about the challenges of translating Shakespeare's work into Gwich'in. Mitchell and Wodtke even performed a scene on air from an upcoming performance. There were a few musical performances as well, including a gorgeous Gwich'in traditional and an original by Wodtke called "Corduroy Road."

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