Brooke Gladstone talks about "The Influencing Machine"

2014-02-26 by News, Sports, and Art

UAA/APU Books of the Year and Anchorage Reads present NPR “On the Media” co-host Brooke Gladstone, discussing the media landscape as analyzed in her 2011 book, “The Influencing Machine.”

This podcast was recorded at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2014.



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Pulitzer Prize winner David Shipler Books of the Year Keynote Address: 'Understanding poverty by connecting the dots'

2012-09-28 by

David Shipler, author of “The Working Poor: Invisible in America,” delivers the keynote address for the 2012-13 UAA/APU Books of the Year Program, which featured his book. Shipler is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow who spent one week at UAA visiting with students, faculty and the community and sharing perspectives on how to view poverty in America, based on the research he did for his book.

This podcast was recorded Sept. 27, 2012.



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UAA/APU Books of the Year: Panel on Affordable Childcare for the Working Poor

2011-10-14 by

The theme for 2011-13 is Money and Morality, and the two books are Michael Lewis’ ‘The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine’ and David K. Shipler’s ‘The Working Poor: Invisible in America.’ Readers guides to both books are available at the Books of the Year website (see links below).

Together these books capture people in the economic extremes of our society – the rich and the poor. In America, where “everything has its price,” money and morality define our incomes, lifestyles and personal responsibilities. These Books of the Year help us understand our assumptions, and the role money plays in the decisions each of us make.

Books of the Year hosted a Community Forum with a panel of experts on Oct. 6, 2011. Their topic: “Challenges of Affordable Childcare for the Working Poor in Alaska.” Bonny Headley of UAA Early Childhood Education faculty, will moderate the panel, including:

* Stephanie Berglund, CEO of Thread * Connie Wirz, Executive Director of Cook Inlet Native Head Start * Virgene Hanna, UAA Institute of Social and Economic Research

This podcast was recorded on Oct. 6, 2011.



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UAA/APU Books of the Year presents Robert Rosenberg, author of 'This is Not Civilization: A Novel'

2010-10-10 by News, Sports, and Art

UAA/APU Books of the Year program invites you to the fall keynote lecture by Robert Rosenberg, author of “This is Not, Civilization: A Novel.” Highlighting this year’s theme, “Service in a Foreign Land,” Rosenberg will address the many dimensions of service: motivations, disillusionments and joys.

This podcast was recorded on Oct. 5, 2010.



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Author Seth Kantner reads from Shopping for Porcupine

2010-01-19 by News, Sports, and Art

The UAA/APU Books of the Year presented author Seth Kantner on Nov. 12. His two books, Shopping for Porcupine and Ordinary Wolves, mark him as one of the most interesting and dynamic Alaskan writers. He discussed the Books of the Year theme “Responding to Climate Change in Alaska,” illustrated by his own photos and commentary.

This podcast was recorded on Nov. 12, 2009.



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