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.

Credit Robert Hannon

Wise Fools

Mar 31, 2021
George Frederick Bensell

On this April Fools Day, Shakespeare scholar Janis Lull discusses the fools in the Bard's plays.

Pandemic Politics

Mar 25, 2021

All too often mass shootings in the United States set off rounds of speeches decrying the actions but no legislation to address the problem. Analyists Alexander Hirsch, political scientist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Nate Bauer, Director of the University of Alaska Press discuss the statistics and politics surrounding the issue.

Pandemic Politics

Mar 19, 2021

Polarized political discourse is common enough these days.  It is also no stranger among philosophers. UA Press Director Nate Bauer and UAF political scientist Alexander Hirsch discuss two towering twentieth century moral theorists.

Pandemic Politics

Mar 5, 2021

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.

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