Staff Picks November 2015!

Welcome back to Staff Picks! It has been a (long, long) while since the last Staff Picks update, so we hope that these amazing albums make up for it. Rococode – Panic Attack by Dylan Blankenship, News Reporter This is a quirky little something from the delightfully named Rococode, a boy/girl duo hailing from Vancouver BC. Produced in an isolated cabin somewhere in Canada this album definitely has some traces of that cabin fever vibe. A strange blend of synths, guitars, loop, and drums this album almost seems like it was written as a soundtrack for the next Sundance Film […]


Tech-Know Radio

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Happy Thanksgiving Nerds! This week we were joined on the show by Chef Naomi Everett, Assistant Professor in UAA’s Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Restaurant Management department. We did have a plan to talk about kitchen gadgets and useful technology cooking hacks but as always, the show went off the rails we ended up chatting about everything else. Keep those ear holes listening, The Boss

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Take a hike Hello Nerds, Its time to get tear your eyes away from the screen and get outside. Nov 17 is National Take a Hike Day and in honor of day we talked about hitting the great outdoors. Turns out that both the Boss and Josh the Intern like to go out geocaching. For those not listening, geocaching is basically going on a treasure hunt using a map and GPS coordinates to find a log book hidden at certain coordinates. In the Anchorage area alone there are over than 1,400 geocaching hidden. To get started we suggest We […]

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When the Boss is Away… Hello Nerds, The Boss was away so I have no idea what happened during the show. The focus was on social media. Catalina Myers, UAA’s social media queen, was in studio to tell us about ways to connect with UAA online. Be sure to check out the HOWL, UAA’s social media hub. Keep your ear holes listening. The Boss

UAA Athletics Student Fee Increase Request Withdrawn

Athletics Director Keith Hackett, his hair more salt than pepper, walks down the hall to his office in the Alaska Airlines Center. Along the way he stops to greet the office staff, he seems to know all their names. He pauses to discuss the lovely Alaskan art on the walls and explains that the long, lonely and plain wall without art is meant to showcase student art in the near feature. Reaching his office Keith, jovial and friendly, takes a seat ready to talk about why he withdrew his request for a $5 per credit increase in the Athletics student fee. […]

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Gadgets and Bond Hello Nerds, Today’s show focused on James Bond and the upcoming release of SPECTRE video. We spent some time talking about cool gadgets and answered some James Bond trivia. Josh the Intern wasn’t in studio with us, as he had an audition for the “Theatre.” Though, he did call in afterwards and performed the monologue on air –  to two raving reviews. But what to DeHoss and The Boss know? Tune in next weel when we talk about social media use at UAA. The Boss

Darkstar – Foam Island

I had no clue what to think when I put this album in and hit play. Darkstar, an electronic duo based in the UK, start their newest album “Foam Island” with looped statements, segments taken from interviews conducted and recorded by the artists themselves. “… kindness and honesty. Just… basic things.” says one of the interviewees, likely reflecting on relationships and the state of life in North Yorkshire, where the interviews took place. The melancholy vocals interact with the upbeat, almost poppy melodies and help Darkstar build a facade to mask all problems, a parody and commentary on the state […]

10 30 2015 Darkstar - Foam Island

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Consortium Library North Entrance Waited 12 Years

We recently brought you a story covering renovations to be done on the UAA/APU Consortium Library in Fall of 2016. After hearing that story Library Dean Steve Rollins contacted us with more pertinent information. He shared some of the history of the library as well as justifications for the Library north entrance project being done now. He said it was recognized in 2004 during widespread library renovations that the library would need a north entrance. An exit was placed where the future north entrance would be installed. Dean Rollins said a north entrance could not be justified at the time, but […]

Tech-Know Radio Episode 2   Recently updated!

Gaming Hey Nerds, We had a great show prepped for today and for our second time out of the gate I think it went about 100% better than the first episode. DeHass and I were much more fluid and ran the Board like champs. We talked all about gaming, both locally (AGC) and outside (GenCon) and learned there is an impending LEGO shortage. Due to mechanical difficulties our guest was unable to join us but The Boss’s alter ego, Dr. David R. Dannenberg, joined the show for a few minutes to talk about education games. There are plenty of professor’s […]

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10 24 2015 Lena Fayre - Is There Only One

Lena Fayre – Is There Only One?

Love can be beautiful like a cherry tree in full bloom, but if you’ve come here for an album review inspired by happiness and beauty, I’m afraid you’re in the wrong place. Lena Fayre’s new EP “Is There Only One?” brings up poignant feelings of longing and rejection, and eventually the serenity that can be found in the post-rejection recovery. “Is There Only One?” details Fayre’s struggle with today’s combination of social media and romance. The back of the album speaks to her experience and how it has shaped the album. “This led me to think about the structure of […]