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Libby Casey

Trip:
Fellows Fall 2007
Affiliation:
KUAC-FM, Fairbanks, AK
Country:
Iceland
Year:
2007

Libby Casey is a Washington correspondent for the Alaska Public Radio Network. Previously, she was a reporter at public radio station KUAC in Fairbanks, Alaska. Her stories have appeared on “All Things Considered,” “Morning Edition,” “The World,” the CBC, and in the Anchorage Daily News. In 2007, she won three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for feature reporting, continuing coverage, and sports. Her profiles of soldiers killed in Iraq garnered the Alaska Press Club’s Public Service Award. Casey has interviewed gubernatorial candidates during televised statewide debates, and teaches radio production at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. For the past seven winters, she has been the voice of KUAC from the trails of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, which spans 1,000 miles through Alaska and Canada. Her coverage of the sport won a Silver Reel from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. Casey is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and studied in India.

Stories

  • Imagine Peace Tower

    Photo by Libby Casey Today's Geo Quiz sent us to an island near Reykjavik, Iceland. Videy Island: Videy Island (Viðey Island) is the tip of a long extinct volcano.There...

  • Iceland shows Alaska the ways of geothermal

    Photo by Libby Casey Nesjavellir Power Plant outside Reykjavik, Iceland. Reykjavik, ICELAND - Chena Hot Springs Resort near Fairbanks is the first place in Alaska where geothermal energy is being used for...

  • Dogs fight for their rights in Reykjavik

    Gunnhildur Thordardottir and her son Olafur marched with their dogs Skuggi and Bjartur in Reykjavik's pro-dog rally. Photo courtesy of Fall 2007 IRP Fellow Libby Casey. REYKJAVIK, Iceland -- Fairbanks has one of...

  • Iceland’s hydrogen revolution stalled

    Photo by Libby Casey Thorsteinn Hilmarsson works for Iceland's national power company Landsvirkjun and drives Iceland's first hydrogen car as a promotional demonstration. Hydrogen-powered vehicles play a critical role in Iceland's plan...

  • Many Icelanders believe in elves

    Many in Iceland believe human-sized elves may dwell in the lava rocks and hillsides. This belief is so persistent that Icelanders halt construction projects or divert roads to avoid disturbing the mythical...

  • Iceland’s Geothermal University

    Photo by Libby Casey Graduating class of the United Nations University Geothermal Training Programme (UNU-GTP) in Reykjavik. Iceland is a leader when it comes to tapping the energy potential of underground hot...

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