Northern Soundings: Alaska in Conversation

Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

This thoughtful program explores Alaska and the world through conversations with writers, artists, scientists, historians, and the people who live in the North. Each episode touches on the guest’s creative works and background, and discussions frequently branch out in unexpected directions. Northern Soundings is made possible by KUAC and the following supporters: Foundation Health Partners * the University of Alaska Fairbanks Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station *  College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics * College of Rural and Community Development * College of Liberal Arts * Geophysical Institute * Institute of Arctic Biology * Institute of Northern Engineering * International Arctic Research Center * Office of the Provost * School of Education * School of Management * Vice Chancellor for Research.

Credit Robert Hannon

Pandemic Politics

6 hours ago

When we say we’re Americans or Alaskans we affirm our identity with a group. But increasingly, some people in America see themselves primarily as individuals with no real allegiance to anything larger. KUAC Commentators Alexander Hirsch and Nate Bauer reflect on that trend  

Pandemic Politics

Feb 26, 2021

Donald Trump is set to address CPAC Sunday. KUAC analyst Nate Bauer discusses the former president's strategy and the Republican Party.

Pandemic Politics

Feb 19, 2021

Conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh passed away earlier this week. KUAC’s political analysts Alexander Hirsch professor of political science at UAF, and UA Press Director Nate Bauer say Limbaugh helped shape the Republican landscape today.

Pandemic Politics

Feb 11, 2021

This week Alaska opened COVID-19 vaccines to teachers and educators, but across the nation tensions remain between stakeholders on how to safely open schools.

Creamer's Sounds and Sights

Feb 8, 2021
Mark Ross

While Groundhog Day for the U.S. takes place in February, in Alaska it is a different matter. Creamer's Field Migratory Water Fowl Refuge biologist and educator Mark Ross takes us for a listen.

Pandemic Politics

Feb 4, 2021

Fault lines have developed within the Republican Party. In with analysis are Nate Bauer, director of the University of Alaska Press and UAF political scientist Alexander Hirsch.

Pandemic Politics

Feb 4, 2021

Fault lines have developed within the Republican Party. In with analysis are Nate Bauer, director of the University of Alaska Press and UAF political scientist Alexander Hirsch.

Pandemic Politics

Jan 29, 2021

Last November Alaska voters gave the nod to ranked-choice voting. KUAC political  analysts UAF political scientist Alexander Hirsch and UA Press director Nate Bauer examine how that system may already be shaping future races.

 

New Year Announcements

Jan 25, 2021
Mark Ross

Growing light is the traditional signal for advancing spring. Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge’s Mark Ross suggests you also open your ears to the chickadees.  

Pandemic Politics

Jan 22, 2021
State of Michigan

This Wednesday’s inauguration was historic. While many applaud President Biden’s call for unity, KUAC political commentators UA Press Director Nate Bauer and UAF Political Scientist Alexander Hirsch reflect on what that means. 

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