As the roiling markets and sky-high unemployment jostle for attention in popular media, the positions of the two presumptive party presidential candidates are shifting as well. In with analysis are our political mavens, UA Press Director Nate Bauer and UAF political scientist Alexander Hirsch.
An erratic, autocratic and vindictive leader in a time when death is all too present: as familiar as that sounds, author and reviewer Frank Soos says it is part of the settings in Hilary Mantel’s trio of books about Henry VIII’s fixer Thomas Cromwell. Here is Frank reading from the first book, Wolf Hall.
Many people drive down to the state migratory waterfowl refuge at Creamer’s Field to scope out the swans, cranes and ducks that pass through town in their migration. On this Northern Soundbite, biologist-educator Mark Ross, suggests the pandemic offers us an opportunity to open our ears as well.
Earlier this month was supposed to see a big party at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Rasmuson Library. The building turned 50 years old. But the pandemic squashed that bash. This edition of Northern Soundings we hear from former director Paul McCarthy who discusses his long career at the Rasmuson. First, we begin with a conversation via Skype with current director Karen Jensen.
And bibliophiles won’t want to miss Chris Lott’s exploration of the many ways the love of books can veer off in unexpected directions on Katexic Clippings.
My conversation with Alexander Hirsch, political scientist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Nate Bauer, Director of the University of Alaska Press continues. Coming off of South Korea’s elections last month many pundits saw the landslide results for the ruling government as an endorsement of its policies towards the pandemic. What, I wondered, would the United State’s response to COVID-19 bode for Republicans in November?
Thursday a new podcast, Alaska Voices, premiers that highlights the people and research taking place in Alaska. On this Northern Soundbites we hear from two of the researchers behind the venture, Jessie Young-Robertson, research assistant professor andBob Bolton research associate professor, both at University of Alaska Fairbanks.
COVID-19 has prompted dramatic changes around the world. Beyond the isolation and economic shock there is a growing awareness of some of the science behind pandemics, including modeling. Almost daily we hear about the need for more data to fine-tune predictions and response. But what do epidemiologists mean by a model. To answer that, I turned to KUAC’s “Math-Guy” John Gimbel, mathematics professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
On this Northern Soundbite I continue a series with political observers Nate Bauer, director of the University of Alaska Press and Alexander Hirsch, political scientist at UAF. Though it seems decades ago, early April saw two crucial primaries amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.