Cabin Fever Debates 2010: Round 6

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Round 6 will feature the teams of: 1st Proposition “Killer Bees” of Kyle Benson (junior anthropology) and Amy Ray (air traffic control); 1st Opposition “Singularity” of Victoria Yancey (freshman biology) and Ben Nilsson (sophomore, computer science); 2nd Proposition “Boats & Hose” of Alexa Buchl (freshman, undeclared) and Natalie Hurly (freshman, pre-nursing); and 2nd Opposition “Arbitrary” of Catherine Helle (sophomore, English) and Peter Finn (senior, economics). They will debate the motion “The U.S. should explicitly endorse the opposition movement in Iran” at 8:30 p.m.

This podcast was recorded on Feb. 16, 2010.



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"Biocomplexity in the High Arctic" presented by Jeff Welker

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The UAA Complex Systems Group presents “Biocomplexity in the High Arctic” with Dr. Jeff Welker, Director of UAA’s Environmental and Natural Resources Institute (ENRI).

Biocomplexity in the Arctic is a research program funded by the National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs, which is intended to build an understanding of the linearity, interactions and emergent properties of terrestrial ecosystems in the high latitudes with a focus on biological, physical, and chemical dynamics. Dr. Welker’s presentation will highlight the development of this program and the research findings from a set of field studies in northwest Greenland.

This podcast was recorded on Feb. 12, 2010.



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Cabin Fever Debates 2010: Round 5

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Round 5 will address the motion “The U.S. should impose a sin tax on unhealthful foods.” Defending the motion in the role of 1st Proposition will be the team “Magnanimity” of Allison Murrell (senior, philosophy) and Tracey Alexander (junior, political science). Closing the debate for the proposition will be team “Franny & Zooey” of Kelly Messick (sophomore, business management) and Quoc Duong (freshman, English). Opening the opposition debate will be “Team Doofkin” of Brittany Bennett (sophomore, chemistry) and Leland Miller (junior, chemistry). The 2nd Opposition team will be “Dasvidanya” of Jake Courreges (freshman, international studies) and Joseph Posey (junior, economics).


This podcast was recorded on Feb. 16, 2010.



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Dan Savage presents "Savage Love Live"

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NOTE: This podcast contains sexual themes and language.

Dan Savage delivers his unique brand of sex advice in the wildly popular “Savage Love,” an internationally syndicated column read by millions of people every week. “Savage Love” is a cultural force that, over the years, has brought LGBT relationships into the mainstream. Savage has written the column for 15 years and it runs in more than 70 newspapers in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. Savage is also the editorial director of The Stranger, Seattle’s weekly newspaper.

This podcast was recorded on Feb. 11, 2010.



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Follow the Stars, Traditional Hawaiian navigating

2010-02-24 by

Meet Chadd Paishon from Na Kalai Wa’a (The Canoe Carvers) organization and Pua Kamaka. Listen to information about their traditional and contemporary culture and their experience revitalizing boat building, open ocean sailing and celestial navigation among Hawaiian people.

This podcast was recorded on Feb. 11, 2010.



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