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Delegation, Walker Irked By President’s ANWR Proposal

President Obama is proposing the largest ever wilderness designation in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which would forever put the coastal plain off-limits to oil and gas development.

Zach Hughes, KSKA - Anchorage

Alaska Military Bases Could Lose 11,100 Troops Amid National Drawdown

Municipal Manager George Vakalis briefed members of the Anchorage Assembly on news that Army downsizing, and ongoing efforts to coordinate with stakeholders.

Zach Hughes, KSKA - Anchorage

Joint Session to Address Marijuana Decriminalization As Municipalities Scramble to Regulate

Senate Bill 30 has a deadline of February 24th in order to meet the requirements of Ballot Measure 2.

Republican Senator Lesil McGuire of Anchorage has introduced the first large-scale bill regulating marijuana like alcohol in Alaska. The measure includes fine points that lawmakers, police, and the public need to adapt November’s Ballot Measure 2 into a legal framework.

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska - Juneau

Walker Names Transportation Commissioner

There’s a new boss at the state agency overseeing, roads, airports and ferries. Gov. Bill Walker on Friday named Marc Luiken as his commissioner of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.

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AK: Rescue Training

Alaska Air Guardsman Capt. Johh Romspert, a 212th Rescue Squadron combat rescue officer, prepares to be lowered via hoist out of an HH-60 Pave Hawk Helicopter during a training mission held near Mount Susitna Dec. 16. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Balinda O’Neal)

In 2014, Alaska’s Air National Guard rescued more than 90 people. They picked up individuals from downed aircrafts, snow machines that fell through ice, and lost hikers in the wilderness.

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Leaner Times In Store For Alaska’s Budget

Governor Bill Walker’s State of the Budget speech made clear that leaner times are ahead for Alaska. His address was a somber departure from the optimistic state of the state address. He noted almost right away that managing the state’s finances into better standing will not be easy.

KSKA: Friday, 1/23 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, 1/24 at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, 1/23 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 1/24 at 4:30 p.m.

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Arctic Warriors

Arctic Warriors

On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’re talking about Arctic Warriors and the skills they learn and practice. We have two officers in the studio whose military training has helped them make it through Alaska’s harshest weather. One was on a caribou hunt on North Slope when the weather took a dangerous turn. The other led a successful Denali ascent over the summer. What does the military teach about surviving outdoors? We’ll get into that question on this show.

KSKA: Thursday, Jan. 29, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

Details of Dying

Details of Dying

The end of life is not easy to talk about, and that’s one reason why it’s so confusing and scary to deal with the issues we all face when loved ones die. We’ll try to help, as we discuss the practical details of assisting a dying family member, the actual death and arrangements, and the grief that can last a long time.
KSKA: Wednesday, Jan 28, at 2 and 9 p.m.

How Viruses Jump from One Species to Another

How Viruses Jump from One Species to Another

Ebola. SARS. MERS. HIV. These are just a few diseases caused by viruses jumping from one species into another. How do viruses move from species to another? Why does this happen? University of Alaska Anchorage professor Meg Howard answers these and many other questions about host-jumping viruses and bats in Alaska.

KSKA: Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

Independent Generation of Electricity

Independent Generation of Electricity

It’s power politics of an electrifying kind.  What should the rules be for selling independently generated power to utilities, who have borrowed money and invested heavily to assure reliability for their customers?

APRN: Tuesday, 1/27 at 10:00 a.m.

West High and Anchorage Opera’s co-production of two Holocaust shows

West High and Anchorage Opera’s co-production of two Holocaust shows

West High School and Anchorage Opera have come together to produce two moving productions that have one thing in common: Theresienstadt Concentration Camp in Czechoslovakia during WWII. Join Director Dave Block and actors Suparat Prasannet and Luke Haneck as they give us the story about these extraordinary events: the one-act opera Brundibar, music by Hans Krasa with a new libretto by Tony Kushner and the one-act play I Never Saw Another Butterfly by Celeste Raspanti performing this weekend at West High School.

KSKA: Friday, Jan. 23 at 2:45pm

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High Conflict People: How to Live and Work with Challenging Personalities

High Conflict People: How to Live and Work with Challenging Personalities

Blaming others, extreme behaviors, all-or-nothing thinking and unmanaged emotions all characterize the “high conflict person.” Host Prentiss Pemberton and guest, Bill Eddy, explore the mind of high conflict people and what you can do to live with and manage them.

KSKA: Monday, Jan. 26, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.


Alaska News Nightly: January 23, 2015

McGuire Introduces Bill To Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol; Anchorage Assembly Addresses Potential Army Downsizing; Walker Names Transportation Commissioner; Walker Outlines Plans For Budget Cuts; Murkowski, Sullivan Agree Climate is Changing but Split on Naming Cause; XS Platinum Agent Doesn’t Appear at Arraignment; ARCTREX Tests Arctic Oil Spill Tracking Techniques; AK: Rescue Training; 300 Villages: Lower Kalskag

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