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.

Pandemic Politics

Tuesday saw Alaska’s primary election, but several races will have to wait for absentee ballots to be counted before declaring a winner. In with analysis are UA Press’ director Nate Bauer and UAF Political Scientist Alexander Hirsch.

Pandemic Politics

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced this week his choice of a running mate: California US Senator Kamala Harris. In with analysis are UAF political scientist Alexander Hirsch and Nate Bauer, director of the University of Alaska Press. 

Pandemic Politics

Is the Republican Party fracturing? The Lincoln Project has released a series of blistering ads against President Trump. In with analysis are UAF Political Science professor Alexander Hirsh and Nate Bauer, who directs the University of Alaska Press.

Memory Lane: Dorothy Jones

Welcome to the final episode of this summer’s Memory Lane discussions. I’m pleased Dorothy Jones agreed to sit down with me. She doesn’t like talking about herself, but her passion for her family, the power of education to improve lives and the importance of social justice makes this conversation a wonderful cap to the series.