Voices of UAA: Kenneth Clarke

This week’s victim, uhr, student, was business major was Kenneth Clarke. Kenneth Clarke (KC) is the jack of all trades in Anchorage’s nightlife. He is a stand-up comedian, bass guitarist for his bands Thunderfish and Ships Without Harbors, and works as a bartender at Gaslight Bar. In this segment, KC regales KRUA with a story about using his notoriety as a musician to successfully pick up girls, the demands of being a bartender, and how he was introduced to stand-up comedy. Also, KC gives KRUA an exclusive listen to one of his comedic bits!  Word of caution:  the segment is about mothers, not mine but maybe yours. Welcome to our weekly segment, […]

A picture of Kenneth Clarke

A picture of four wood bison, one of them a calf

Reintroducing Wood Bison to Alaska

After a century-long absence, wood bison were reintroduced to Alaska in March this year. The wood bison are the largest land mammal in North America, at approximately 2,000 lbs and 6 feet height at the shoulder. The KRUA studios welcomed Scott Michaelis, Director of Marketing at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, to inform our listeners about the current state of the Wood Bison. Difficult environment Despite nine wood bison perishing in ice this May, Michaelis is confident the wood bison will be able to survive the treacherous Alaskan environment. “We have every expectation that we will see ten percent mortality […]


So… What does USUAA actually do?

On June 19th, KRUA’s Anna Lande met with USUAA president John Taylor to join him in his morning routine. Lande and President Taylor discussed what policies he would like to enforce, his opinion of past USUAA policies, and what USUAA actually provides for students. If you would like to voice your opinion or just watch your student representatives in action, visit the USUAA assembly meeting on June 24th at the USUAA office.  

John Taylor, President of USUAA

Ben Voss works as a butcher during the summer.

Voices of UAA: Ben Voss   Recently updated!

The recesses within the KRUA news room have produced a new segment; Voices of UAA (VOU). The VOU is hosted by reporter Anna Lande, in which Anna brings, sometimes drags, students into the KRUA studios and forces them to answer her intrusive question, “What is your other life?” This premier segment focuses on business-major Ben Voss, who when not studying at UAA lives the gruesome and (literally) bloody life as butcher for Costco. In this segment, Ben talks about workplace injuries and the pools of blood that are part of his everyday life. I’m not going to say this is the […]


Meet the new Provost

UAA officially declared Samuel Gingerich as Vice Chancellor and Provost for the university on March 17. This is the highest academic administrative position at the university. Our news reporter Anna Lande here interviews the provost to help our listeners understand what he does and his plans for UAA’s future.   The interview goes over topics such as: the suspension of admissions to the chemistry program, the services a Provost can provide to a university, and the upcoming financial trials UAA has to endure.    

Provost Samuel Gingerich