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Live In-Studio: Ukulele Russ on KNBA

Jun 23, 2017
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation

Live music this Friday morning on KNBA - 

Ukulele Russ is from Maine, originally, but now calls Fairbanks home - when not on tour.  Certain elements of the experience of living in one of the coldest cites in America influences his music, whether it's the timing of gigs around moose hunting season, wardrobe choices that reflect a less stuffy attitude, or some of the lyrics and witticisms included in his show.  

Since 2012, a group of scholars forming the Alaska Native Studies Council hosts an Alaska Native Studies Conference.  Colleges involved include Ilisagvik College, University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Alaska Fairbanks and University of Alaska Southeast.  This year's theme is "Sustaining Indigenous Livelihoods"  This year's keynote speech is open to the public, April 8th, the speaker is celebrated leader in Canadian education and human rights Sheila Watt-Cloutier, author of "The Right to be Cold," which is also the title of the keynote address.  The Young Leaders Keynote Panel, Olivi

Open North American Sled Dog Races start today.

Mar 16, 2017
Alaska Dog Musher's Association

As heard on Morning Line today: 

The Iditarod finisher’s list keeps growing today, with more than 30 teams crossing the line…

Iditarod isn’t the only dog race occurring in Alaska today, Open North American Championship (ONAC) is just getting started in Fairbanks at the Musher’s Hall at 8am today.

It’s a 72-year-old dog racing tradition and last three days.  

Over the years the annual race draws mushers from around the world, including Korea, Germany, and Canada.

In a forum hosted by the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, two candidates running for Alaska Governor debated local and statewide issues. Gov. Sean Parnell defended his administration when candidate Bill Walker questioned what he's doing about the high cost of energy in Interior Alaska. Parnell said he's totally focused on reducing energy and fuel costs in the Interior and across the state. He cited gas-line negotiations and agreements in which he says he made sure Fairbanks would pay the lowest costs for gas.

BP Alaska announces layoffs of 275 employees

6/3/14 KNBA News -

Jun 2, 2014

The University of Alaska develops plans for employee furloughs in case it temporarily and unexpectedly runs out of money.

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation began handing out pink slips due to an $11.7 million budget shortfall.

In Fairbanks, new emission control requirements will lead to a rate hike for Golden Valley Electric  Association customers.

The state Senate passed an Omnibus Education Bill yesterday that's headed to Conference Committee, where House and Senate members will hammer out differences between their two versions of the bill. In addition to the education bill, Legislators have the Capital budget to wrap up, and several bills to consider.

Fairbanks is celebrating Earth Day.