Pandemic Politics

Tuesday saw municipal elections in Fairbanks. UAF Political Scientist Alexander Hirsch points to several factors that aided right-leaning candidates, and UA Press Director Nate Bauer looks at the actual pandemic’s role in the presidential contest.

Pandemic Politics

The passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last week pushed the 2020 presidential race into new directions; and a Federal judge has barred the Trump administration’s plans to end the 2020 census a month early. That ruling is bound to be challenged, but it represents another twist in this year’s fraught count. In with analysis are UAF Political Scientist Alexander Hirsch Alaska and Nate Bauer, who directs the University of Alaska Press.

Pandemic Politics

Understandably, most political commentators are focused on November’s general election, but our own analysts, Nate Bauer who directs the University of Alaska Press and UAF Political Scientist Alexander Hirsch are also tracking Fairbanks’ municipal contests, October 6th.

Grassroots Stewardship

This episode may be about hope. UAF ecologist emeritus Terry Chapin is a widely respected scientist. He is also highly regarded for his engagement on the social implications of climate change. In 2019 he garnered the prestigious Volvo Environment Prize. This year Oxford University Press is out with a new book by Terry, Grassroots Stewardship: Sustainability within our Reach. I’ve been asked to moderate a UAF on-line discussion of the book’s themes this Thursday.

Pandemic Politics

It’s been said America has a two-party political system. But lately the number of those who refuse to identify with either party is on the rise, especially in Alaska. In with analysis are UA Press Director Nate Bauer and UAF Political Scientist Alexander Hirsch.

Poetry Parley

Poet John Morgan

Over the centuries, poetry has offered insights and comfort to many during times of stress. A group in Anchorage has adapted traditional poetry readings into a Zoom event with its Poetry Parley. Local poet John Morgan is featured this month and he’s celebrating the works of William Stafford, as well as reading from his own work.