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WHOSE READY FOR ANOTHER GREAT SEMESTER?! All of here at KRUA sure are! Or at least we’re doing a good job pretending to be… Anyways, this is what’s on our end-of-summer playlists 🏝️ Wright Franklin – Station Manager Jay Z – 4:44 Jay Z’s 13th studio album has proven to be a classic in my rotation already. Read more about Staff Picks: August ’17[…]
This week on the Edge Update, the KRUA news team discusses the financial hardships of the Alaska Dispatch News, the beginning of NAFTA talks, and Bhutan’s precarious position between China (a rock) and India (a hard place). Photo via blog.nus.edu.sg
Dark family memories on the big screen: Award-winning Anchorage filmmaker Levi Taylor recounts the tumultuous childhood that inspired his work, and his plans for the future. KRUA’s Max Jungreis reports.
This week on the Edge Update: Continuing closures of rural Alaskan schools, a contested election in Kenya, and radical new possibilities for organ transplants.
Episode 7 – 8.11.17 This week on “Edge Essentials,” James puts on a riot of a show, featuring a myriad of genres. He also plays an advance track from the National’s upcoming album Sleep Well Beast as well as talks about their frontman’s side project, EL VY. This episode is sponsored by The Foundation For Read more about Edge Essentials | 8.11.17 | Episode 7[…]
Episode 6 – 8.4.17 This week on “Edge Essentials,” James slows things down a little and plays more low-key and folk music after the past few weeks of bangers. He also reviews Arcade Fire’s Everything Now and plays advance tracks off of upcoming albums from Iron & Wine and Nick Mulvey. This episode is sponsored by Read more about Edge Essentials | 8.4.17 | Episode 6[…]
Episode 5 – 7.28.17 Featured Artist: Arcade Fire This week on “Edge Essentials,” James delivers the ultimate ear worm-filled experience to preface the feature on Arcade Fire’s new album, Everything Now (review coming next week!). He also talks about Arcade Fire’s history with David Bowie and plays advance tracks off of upcoming albums from Wolf Parade, Read more about Edge Essentials | 7.28.17 | Episode 5[…]
Sacred Hearts Club | Foster The People Album Review by James Kendall Returning with their third album, Foster The People continue to prove themselves as a powerhouse of indie-pop on Sacred Hearts Club, a fun, catchy follow-up to 2014’s Supermodel. Below is a brief audio review of the album taken from Edge Essentials Episode 4 (7.21.17). Tracks Read more about Sacred Hearts Club | Foster The People[…]
Episode 4 – 7.21.17 Featured Artist: Foster The People This week on “Edge Essentials,” James plays a show full of bangers! He also features Foster The People’s new album, Sacred Hearts Club, and reviews it. This episode is sponsored by the Anchorage Possum Shelter. Listen to the whole show below! Checkout our Spotify playlist below for Read more about Edge Essentials | 7.21.17 | Episode 4[…]
Hug Of Thunder | Broken Social Scene Review by James Kendall Here’s a short review of Broken Social Scene’s album Hug Of Thunder, taken from Edge Essentials Episode 3 (7.14.17). Tracks used in the review: “Stay Happy” & “Protest Song.”