The Spill: Personal stories from the Exxon Valdez Disaster

2009-04-09 by

Sharon Bushell and Stan Jones present the stories of 62 people who recall the happenings of that desperate day, March 24, 1989, when the oil tanker ran aground on Bligh Reef. Learn how oil-spill prevention and emergency response planning has changed since the spill, and hear about what role the Prince William Sound Regional Citizen’s Advisory Council plays as a watchdog group.

This podcast was recorded March 25, 2009.



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20 years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill

2009-04-09 by

Leading this panel discussion are two members of the Alaska Sea Grant Exxon Valdez legal research team, Zygmunt Plater, an environmental law professor at Boston College Law School and Harry Bader, J.D., former UAG professor of resource management and current CEO of the Betula Group, an international environmental consulting firm. They discuss the Alaska Sea Grant-supported legal research they conducted with two other legal scholars in 1989-1990.

Their work provided the State of Alaska with recommendations on legal tools to bolster state oversight of the oil transport industry. The team’s findings were incorporated into the 1990 final report to the governor by the Alaska Oil Spill Commission, chaired by Walt Parker. Their recommendations also contributed to the formulation of the federal Oil Spill Act of 1990. That report is available at the Sea Grant Web site. Read about more oil spill anniversary activities at the Sea Grant Web site.

This podcast was recorded March 25, 2009.



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Alaska Sea Grant Exxon Spill Anniversary site
Details on events surrounding the 20th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill

PART 2: Alaska poet and writer laureates consider the Alaska literary landscape

2009-04-09 by

Alaska State Writer and Poet Laureates Richard Dauenhauer, John Haines, Anne Hanley and Nancy Lord come together to discuss Alaska’s literary heritage.

Topics include how living in Alaska formed their creative work, Alaska’s changing literary landscape and what comes to mind when they speak of Alaska today. Kathleen Tarr (CWLA/MFA Program) will act as moderator.

This podcast was recorded April 1, 2009.



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Alaska State Council on the Arts
More on the state writer program
Creative Writing Literary Arts
CWLA Dept. Web site

PART 1: Alaska poet and writer laureates consider the Alaska literary landscape

2009-04-09 by

Alaska State Writer and Poet Laureates Richard Dauenhauer, John Haines, Anne Hanley and Nancy Lord come together to discuss Alaska’s literary heritage.

Topics include how living in Alaska formed their creative work, Alaska’s changing literary landscape and what comes to mind when they speak of Alaska today. Kathleen Tarr (CWLA/MFA Program) will act as moderator.

This podcast was recorded on April 1, 2009



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Alaska State Council on the Arts
More on the state writer program
Creative Writing Literary Arts
UAA's CWLA Dept. Web site

2009 Sophist Salmon Debate

2009-04-09 by

The College of Business and Public Policy Seminar Committee presents the “Sophist Salmon” Debate. “This house resolves that the U.S. system is poorly equipped to face the current crisis.”

Returning champions are Dr. Gunnar Knapp and Dr. Steve Colt from the Institute of Economic and Social Research (ISER). They will be challenged by Dr. Frank Jeffries and Dr. Rashmi Prasad. UAA Professor Emeritus Dr. Omer Carey will be on hand to serve as the official coin tosser, deciding which position each team will have to argue. The winner will be decided by audience vote. Please join us and see what will happen when economists and behaviorists square off.

This podcast was recorded April 3, 2009.



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