The News Feed: Never Alone

Overcoming technical difficulties, this News Feed brings you your usual international, national, and local updates. Also, Mariah talks to mayoral candidate Dan Coffey as part of her new series where she’ll be interviewing as many candidates as possible before the election. She also produced a piece about Never Alone, an Alaska native based video game.

Searching for a New UA President

In December, University of Alaska President Pat Gamble announced that he will leave the University a year early, vacating his position by June 1st this year.  In the wake of this news, the University Board of Regents has formed a search committee, headed by Board of Regents member Mary K. Hughes.  The University is partnering Read more about Searching for a New UA President[…]

Vinyl Record Store Is A Labor Of Love

By Ammon Swenson, News Director In the age of smart phones, instant downloads, and the cloud, you might think that vinyl records have gone the way of the 8-track, but recent music trends have indicated otherwise. Last year vinyl sales rose 52 percent from 2013, while paid album downloads decreased by nine percent. Now, don’t Read more about Vinyl Record Store Is A Labor Of Love[…]

The News Feed: University of Alaska president search and new vinyl store in town

This week we talk about the situations in Yemen and Ukraine, Walmart wage increases, some healthcare.gov issues, as well as local and UAA updates. Mariah looks into the University of Alaska’s search for a new president and Ammon checks out Obsession Records, a new vinyl record store in town.

Vulnicura | Björk

In this world of cliches, predictable plots and simplistic, overused song structures, we can all rest easy knowing that there is at least one artist who is always ready and willing to break the mold. That artist is Björk, and with her ninth studio release, Vulnicura, she stays true to this and to herself. Returning Read more about Vulnicura | Björk[…]

Prioritization: What is It and What Does it Mean for You

Over the last 18 months, two University of Alaska prioritization task forces have combed through 313 academic programs and 178 support functions and have looked for the fatty tissue that they might trim off to save what has become in recent month a huge expected shortfall in funds.  Essentially, the university is looking through every Read more about Prioritization: What is It and What Does it Mean for You[…]

Archive Series Vol. 1 | Iron and Wine

If you’re going to be spending this Valentine’s Day alone, and feel like feeling sorry for yourself, Archive Series just may be the pity party soundtrack you’ve been looking for. This album of wonderfully depressing guitar ballads is a collection of abandoned tapes, home demos, covers and live sets recorded by the fantastically talented Sam Read more about Archive Series Vol. 1 | Iron and Wine[…]

The News Feed: Tanaina, prioritization, and sexual harassment on campus

Lots of UAA news for you this week. Updates on prioritization, Tanaina Child Develpopment Center, and alleged sexual harassment on campus. As usual we have updates from around the world including whats happened to the Islamic State hostages and world powers working towards ending the conflict in Ukraine. We also talk about what President Obama Read more about The News Feed: Tanaina, prioritization, and sexual harassment on campus[…]

UAA Ends Agreement With Tanaina Child Development Center

By: Ammon Swenson, News Reporter Last week, the Tanaina Child Development Center was given notice that their decades-long agreement with UAA would be ending soon. A memo from Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, Bill Spindle, said that Tanaina must be out of their current location no later than May 1st. Tanaina was already planning on Read more about UAA Ends Agreement With Tanaina Child Development Center[…]

Ghost Modern | Geographer

Treading the ever-blurring line between electronic and alternative music seems to be what Michael Deni, also known as Geographer, does best. The cleverly and relevantly named Ghost Modern only dives further into the ocean of ethereal pop tranquility explored on his last two records, Innocent Ghosts and Myth. Trying to place Geographer into one genre Read more about Ghost Modern | Geographer[…]