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T-rexes, minions and more at the ninth annual Polar Plunge

Last Saturday, over 1,000 people plunged into Goose Lake in Anchorage for Special Olympics Alaska. The event raised around $300,000 to support the team that will be going to the USA Games in Seattle next July. Listen now

Teapots, saucers and the perfect holiday gifts: UAA ceramics club hosts bi-annual sale

UAA ceramic students are getting ready to sell their pieces for the ceramic club's annual winter pottery sale. Listen now

UAA goes solar, panel by panel

The power generated by the solar panels go directly to the building. They'll provide around 3 to 7 percent of the building’s power in the summer. Listen now

49 Voices: Nile Morris of Anchorage

This week we’re hearing from Nile Morris of Anchorage. Morris is a UAA student and is involved in Black Student Union, Planned Parenthood and the Title IX board. Listen now

From octagon to hexagon: AFC embraces new ring, venue at Alaska Airlines Center

After 13 years at the Sullivan Arena, the Alaska Fighting Championship has packed its bags and moved to the Alaska Airlines Center. The center has newer amenities, and fans can be closer to the raw action that, figuratively and literally, packs a punch. Listen now

‘Re-establishing a sense of identity:’ RIVR gives indigenous people a voice on broadcast radio

RIVR, an acronym for Rising Indigenous Voices Radio, launched at the end of September, and streams 24/7 to provide a unique playlist, from top 40 hits to podcasts of Native American food bloggers. Listen now

Sweet Rivalry: The sweetest charity around

Chefs and bartenders from Anchorage and the Mat-Su area prepared plated desserts, dessert cocktails and edible centerpieces for judges and participants to sample and vote for. Anchorage residents put their sweet tooth to good use at the second annual Sweet Rivalry event, a baking competition that raised around $30,000 for Alaskans who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities.

‘I am proud to be Iñupiat’: Alaskans celebrate first official Indigenous Peoples Day

The second floor of the Atwood Center at Alaska Pacific University was packed shoulder to shoulder with dozens of Alaskans who gathered to celebrate the first official Indigenous People's Day in Alaska. Listen now

49 Voices: Joey Shugarts of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Joey Shugarts in Anchorage. Shugarts moved to Anchorage three years ago from Michigan. Download audio

49 Voices: Jay Stange of Anchorage

This week we’re hearing from Jay Stange of Anchorage. Stange is a math teacher at Dimond High School. Download audio