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.

Pandemic Politics

Fewer than 100 days remain before the November Presidential election and still fewer days before municipal contests are decided. In this Pandemic Politics, commentator Nate Bauer, Director of the UA press, says in national polls presumptive Democratic candidate Joe Biden remains in the lead, but in certain Red States, including Alaska President Trump is on top. 

Memory Lane: Dennis Stephens

Dennis Stephens

On this episode of Memory Lane, I visit with Dennis Stephens, professor Emeritus of Library Sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. I have been looking forward to talking with Dennis. First, I love libraries, with a special fondness for the Elmer E. Rasmuson, but Dennis is also a piper in the Fairbanks Red Hackle Pipe Band, a group that has brought a lot of stirring music to local events over the years. 

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

Pandemic Politics

How far to trust polls in divining what the presidential election will look like in November is murkier than most years. But some interesting trends, particularly in Alaska have caught the attention of KUAC’s two political commentators: Nate Bauer, Director of the UA Press  and Alexander Hirsch, University of Alaska Fairbanks political science professor.

Pandemic Politics

Earlier this month the Supreme Court decided states can pass laws requiring electoral college delegates to vote for their party’s presidential candidate. The ruling set off a fresh wave of discussion about the value of the electoral college. In with analysis are UAF political scientist Alexander Hirsch and UA Press director Nate Bauer.

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.