Tag: UAA

Writer and activist Winona LaDuke speaking at the University of Alaska Anchorage

The Next Energy Economy: Grassroots Strategies to Mitigate Global Climate Change, and How We Move Ahead

This week’s show is "The Next Energy Economy: Grassroots Strategies to Mitigate Global Climate Change, and How We Move Ahead" with Native American writer and activist Winona LaDuke. Thanks for listening!
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Healthcare workforce

Alaska’s health care work force is aging into retirement. What attracts young adults to careers in health care? How is the new generation of health care professionals changing the face of health care? Thanks for listening!

University of Alaska Anchorage launches first Alaska chapter of National Academy of Inventors

The University of Alaska Anchorage launched Alaska’s first chapter of the National Academy of Inventors last month. They held an inauguration celebration that included speakers, a panel discussion and an induction ceremony of the chapter's first members.

AK: Hockey Homecoming

Anchorage has a close knit hockey community, but if players want to continue on to college hockey or eventually play professionally, they have to move away from Alaska at a fairly young age - leaving friendships behind. They use their short breaks back home to re-live some of those childhood memories on the ice. And, the 5th Annual Christmas Classic gives them that opportunity. Download Audio

Alaska Harnesses Power of Tides, Rivers, and Waves

While Alaska is known for its oil, it’s also home to another energy source: Hydrokinetic power, which uses turbines to harness energy from tides, rivers, and waves. Four separate test projects are underway this summer, and many more could be just around the corner. Why does Alaska lead the way in hydrokinetic power? And what’s driving growth in the industry? Download Audio

Why Curiosity? What Are We Discovering?

This week on Addressing Alaskans hear from John P. Grotzinger, project scientist  for the NASA Mars Science Laboratory rover “Curiosity” mission. Recorded on April 16, he gave the keynote address at the 2013 Undergraduate Research and Discovery Symposium at the University of Alaska Anchorage on "Why Curiosity? What Are We Discovering?" KSKA: Tuesday 5/7 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm Listen Now

Architecture, Public Space & Urban Design

This week on Addressing Alaskans, we'll feature one of three panel discussions recorded at the Urban in Alaska conference hosted by UAA. First Dr. Shelia Selkregg speaks on "Community Vision and Genius Loci," followed by architect Klaus Mayer on "Lost Anchorage: Architecture in the Wild," then Dr. Sharon Chamard on "Conflict Over Public Spaces: Responses to Chronic Public Inebriates in Anchorage" and finally Bruce Farnsworth of MTS Gallery on "A State in Time." KSKA: Tuesday 4/16 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Truth and Trust: Alaska’s News Media in the 21st Century

The media landscape has dramatically changed in the last decade alone. How have Alaska's journalists adapted to these changes? And what do they predict for the future of journalism in Alaska? This week on Addressing Alaskans listen to a panel discussion on "Truth and Trust: Alaska's News Media in the 21st Century" with reporters from the Alaska Dispatch, Anchorage Daily News, KTUU Channel 2, National Public Radio and UAA's journalism school. KSKA: Tuesday 4/9 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Being Diagnosed with PTSD

As part of the Active Minds Speaker Bureau, former combat veteran Bryan Adams visited Alaska in late February. He spoke about his personal journey as Iraq War combat veteran being diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome in the University of Alaska Anchorage student union. Listen to Bryan's talk hosted by the UAA Integrated Suicide Prevention Initiative this week on Addressing Alaskans. KSKA: Tuesday 3/26 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

What You Need to Know About Wi-Fi Security

How can you make your online passwords stronger? What happens if a hacker breaks in to your portion of The Cloud? What are the best practices to keep your computer happy and healthy? Find out this week Addressing Alaskans with Rex plunkett and Jeffrey Liford from UAA's Department of Computer Networking and Office Technology. Their talk on "What You Need to Know About Wi-Fi Security" was recorded at the UAA Bookstore on November 20. KSKA: Thursday 12/20 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Postcards from Tomorrow Square

China experts James and Deborah Fallows visited the University of Alaska Anchorage on November 12th. This week on Addressing Alaskans, listening to their evening presentation at the Wendy Williamson. Deborah offers opening remarks on learning the Chinese language and the meaning of love, followed by her husband, national correspondent for The Atlantic, James Fallows. His talk focuses on his book Postcards from Tomorrow Square, Reports from China. KSKA: Thursday 12/6 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Monty Python’s Spamalot at UAA

It's getting dark in Alaska but you can "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" by tuning in to Stage Talk to hear UAA actors Scott Heverling and Paige Langit converse about the craziness which is the musical comedy Spamalot "lovingly ripped off from" the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Presented by UAA's Department of Theatre of Dance Spamalot opens Friday, November 16. View more backstage photos... KSKA: Friday 11/9 at 2:45 pm

Exercise Performance

Monday on Line One: Your Health Connection we'll have two guests in the studio from the UAA Human Performance Lab to take your questions. Join us as host Dr. Woodard and guests discuss the importance of staying active for health, how to get started, and advice for those who are trying to reach peak performance. KSKA: Monday 10/8 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Hot ‘N’ Throbbing by Paula Vogel

Paula Vogel has been called one of the most important American playwrights writing today. Her works often examine controversial subjects in ways that humanize them for the audience. The University of Alaska Anchorage Department of Theatre and Dance's production of her play Hot 'N' Throbbing is no different. Join actors Kalli Randall and Scott Herverling as they talk about how they have worked to bring this exciting drama to life this week on Stage Talk. KSKA: Friday 10/5 at 2:45 pm

UAA Theatre and Dance 2012 – 2013 Productions

Summer is over, schools are back in session and Stage Talk's series of highlighting upcoming theatre seasons comes to a close with an offering that showcases academic theatre at its best. Join faculty member and director David Edgecombe along with publicist Stephanie Wonchala as they talk about upcoming productions and some of the exciting changes that have been happening with Fine Arts at the University. KSKA: Friday 8/31 at 2:45 pm

Gary Snyder Presents Poems, Old and New

World renowned, Pulitzer prize-winning poet and naturalist, Gary Snyder returned to Alaska in early July. As part of the Evening Author Readings at UAA, Snyder read poems he wrote in the early years while living in Japan. He also shared some of his new work which has yet to be published and read from "Mountains and Rivers Without End," a book of poems partly inspired by his time spent in Alaska. Listen to Gary Snyder this week on Addressing Alaskans. KSKA: Thursday 7/19 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

APRN Speaker Series: Neal Conan

Recorded in April at UAA, listen to the APRN Speaker Series event with NPR's Neal Conan, host of Talk of the Nation. Neal joined APTI's Pat Yack for an on-stage conversation and responded to audience questions on bicycles, baseball, election experiences and more. KSKA: Thursday 7/5 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Surveying My Life: Journeys from Alaska and the Southern Sky

Bartlett High School graduate, Brian Schmidt received the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe through observations of distant supernovae. In June Brian stopped by the UAA Bookstore to talk about the importance of his Alaska education and his current projects, including building a new telescope to map the Southern Sky. Today Brian is an astronomer at  the Australian National University's Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics. KSKA: Thursday 6/28 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Letter of Intent Moves UAA, Seattle University School of Law Partnership Forward

A letter of intent recently signed by UAA and the Seattle University School of Law moves Alaskans one step closer to a new law program. The effort of cooperation is a move to expand a decade-long partnership already existing between the two universities called the "Summer Law in Alaska" program.

Youthfulness and Usefulness: What’s Age Got To Do With It?

Age, nothing but a number? Or a telling fact on how we live our lives? This week on Addressing Alaskans listen to a panel discussion with World Class snowboarder, Casey Smith; Alaska legislator Arliss Sturgulewski; Alaska Native Leader, Willie Hensley; founder of Total Health Clinic Anchorage, Dr. Richard Newman and Dr. Ann Jache of UAA. "Youthfulness and Usefulness: What's Age Got to Do With It?" was recorded at the UAA bookstore in April. KSKA: Thursday, 5/24 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm