KUAC Newscasts

Fairbanks, AK – Today many of us know about the Bering Land Bridge, the expanse of land that connected Asia with North America during the ice ages. But what many don't know is that one scientist above all others is credited with puzzling out the mystery of how North America originally was settled in prehistory. Now Fairbanks writer Dan O'Neill has a new book that corrects that lapse. Robert Hannon talked with Dan about The Last Giant of Beringia. Here's Dan reading from the book.

Fairbanks, AK – Most seniors want to live in their own home versus an institution, but the house they moved into thirty or forty years ago probably wasn't built with the elderly and frail in mind.

KUAC's Kate Ripley recently spoke with Karla Zervos, owner of Lifespan Home Modifications in Fairbanks, about renovations that allow seniors to live independently for as long as possible.

Fairbanks, AK – The Fairbanks School Board unanimously supported a handful of bond proposals Tuesday night that total more than 33 million dollars. The five bond questions address maintenance needs and the creation of a new district kitchen. As KUAC's Robert Hannon reports the bonds now go before the Borough Assembly where they will likely receive sharp scrutiny.

Fairbanks, AK – Top Stories for Tuesday, June 8th.

Fairbanks, AK – Governor Murkowski announced the dates for a special session of the legislature Friday evening. KUAC's Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock has more:

Fairbanks, AK – Top Stories for Monday, June 7th.

Fairbanks, AK – One of the state's biggest health insurance companies is looking to become a for-profit business. As KUAC's Robert Hannon reports, Premera Blue Cross' efforts to become publicly traded could pump millions of dollars into an account to aid Alaskans without insurance, but critics say the conversion could drive up health care costs.

Fairbanks, AK – Top Stories for Friday, June 4th.

Fairbanks, AK – Alaska's wild salmon runs are some of the largest in the world. For years, Alaska fishermen had no problem selling their bumper catches to a hungry world market willing to pay a premium price. But lately the world has been awash in farmed and wild salmon. That's driven salmon prices down and hurt everyone from fishermen and processors to coastal communities across the state. Now, as Arctic Science Journey's Doug Schneider reports, one Alaskan is trying to help the industry reinvent itself.

Fairbanks, AK – Top Stories for Thursday, June 3rd.