In graduate school at the University of Montana, Emily Wendler focused on Environmental Science and Natural Resource reporting with an emphasis on agriculture. About halfway through her Master’s program a professor introduced her to radio and she fell in love. She has since reported for KBGA, the University of Montana’s college radio station and Montana’s PBS Newsbrief. She was a finalist in a national in-depth radio reporting competition for an investigatory piece she produced on campus rape. She also produced in-depth reports on wind energy and local food for Montana Public Radio. She is very excited to be working in Oklahoma City, and you can hear her work on all things from education to agriculture right here on KOSU.

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  Fresh Water is an exploratory and experimental album from life-long friends Arlo Hannigan and Bryan Muktoyuk. From Nome, Alaska the group combines Hannigan’s melodies, lyrics, and guitar with Muktoyuk’s native vocables and Iñupiaq drum. Muktoyuk has a history of drumming and singing with the King Island Eskimo Dancers while Hannigan brings experience having worked on various projects as a singer/songwriter. Their separate backgrounds come together in Fresh Water, harnessing a unique musical voice.

With Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller, Hanna Rosin co-hosts Invisibilia, a show from NPR about the unseen forces that control human behavior—our ideas, beliefs, assumptions, and thoughts. Invisibilia interweaves personal stories with fascinating psychological and brain science, in a way that ultimately makes you see your own life differently. Excerpts of the show are featured on the NPR News programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered. The program is also available as a podcast.

2016 Salmonfest

Jun 17, 2016
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The final lineup for Salmonfest 2016To celebrate, Salmonfest is giving away a pair of 2-day tickets to the festival. Now it's time to grab your best friends and make plans to head to Ninilchik August 5-7, 2016! 

Enter at the Salmonfest Facebook page

Contest will run until 12:00 pm on June 22nd, 2016. Tehy'll announce the winner on Friday, June 24th. 

Tasneem Raja is a Senior Digital Editor for NPR's Code Switch, where she works with the team to tell deeply important, messy, urgent stories about how race and identity collide with everything else in our lives—whether we realize it or not. In this role, Raja is an editor of the upcoming Code Switch podcast, as well as editor of long-form essays on race, culture, and identity for Code Switch online.

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Jun 17, 2016

Former Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan Drops Out of U.S. Senate Race

By Associated Press

Alaska won't have two U.S. senators with the same name. Former Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan says he’s dropping out of the Republican primary race challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Sullivan tells KTUU he can best serve Alaskans by working on local and statewide issues. Alaska's junior U.S. Senator and former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan was elected in 2014.

The Native Village of Eklutna is hosting an intertribal powwow this weekend [June 18-19, 2016] at mile 26.5 on the Glenn Highway. Eklutna First Chief and President Lee Stephan says people will be able to enjoy singing and dancing by several Alaska Native cultures.

“Dance groups: We’ll have Inupiat, Yup’ik, Athabascan, Aleut and Tlingit,” said Stephan.

Stephan invites people to bring side dishes for a potluck meal at 2:30 p.m.both days where people can get a taste of Native subsistence foods.

The “White House Champions of Change” program is scheduled Friday to present Cook Inlet Tribal Council, or CITC, with an award for an innovative educational program that teaches kids about advanced technology. In a prepared statement, the tribe said its fabrication laboratory, or “Fab Lab,” gives students access to tools such as high-tech design programs, industrial grade manufacturing machines and sophisticated electronics and programming.  

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