Recovery for Non-profits

Even as congress examines how federal pandemic dollars for businesses were allocated, Alaska funders and groups are assessing the impact the pandemic has had on non-profits. Ron Inouye, who serves on the Golden Heart Community Foundation board, discusses the challenges facing many not-for-profit agencies and services.

Pandemic Politics

As our nation prepares to celebrate its independence, its history is sparking fierce debates. Protests about police brutality towards African-Americans has expanded to include the racial legacy of the Civil War and the celebration in monuments of Confederate leaders. That, in turn, has led to a deeper examination of our founding fathers who were slave holders. In with analysis are Alexander Hirsch, political science professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Nate Bauer, director of University of Alaska Press.

Pandemic Politics

When it comes to analyzing candidates, is it better to look at favorability or preferability? Our political mavens, Alexander Hirsch, political science professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Nate Bauer, director of the University of Alaska Press tackle that question.

Stricken Arts and Artists

Kesler Woodward with poet Peggy Shumaker

As the country and state lurch towards reopening amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a segment of our society that is particularly hard hit, but often overlooked. Although roughly two hundred million dollars of CARES funds were directed to museums and arts groups, the bill largely ignored individual artists. Discussing the implications is painter, art historian, and former museum curator Kesler Woodward. He currently serves as Vice-President of the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation.  

Memory Lane: Charley Basham

Dr. Charley Basham

Welcome to the third Memory Lane discussion. This week we visit with Charley Basham, Professor Emerita of Anthropology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, though as you will hear, Charley’s work lies between linguistics and anthropology. She is especially keen about the restoration of indigenous languages.

These Memory Lane conversations are part of University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Summer Sessions programs.