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Liz Ruskin, APRN

Anchorage Mayor: Obama Visit to Cause ‘Minimal Disruption’ Downtown

Anchorage Mayor: Obama Visit to Cause ‘Minimal Disruption’ Downtown

Mayor Berkowitz today announced which street will close for security. He said residents should be flexible when visiting downtown for the first half of the week, but he says the event won’t shut down commerce.

Lisa Phu, KTOO - Juneau

Judge strikes down law restricting Medicaid-funded abortions

The Alaska Superior Court today struck down a state law that would have limited Medicaid coverage of abortions for low-income women. The judge found the law, which imposes a strict definition of “medically necessary abortion” violates the equal protection guarantees of Alaska’s constitution.

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Annie Feidt, APRN - Anchorage

Judge hears arguments in anti-Medicaid lawsuit; Plaintiff attorney joins by Skype

Judge hears arguments in anti-Medicaid lawsuit; Plaintiff attorney joins by Skype

Superior court judge Frank Pfiffner heard oral arguments this afternoon in Anchorage in the Legislative Council’s case against Gov. Bill Walker to stop Medicaid expansion. The Council filed suit Monday to stop the program from going forward as planned next week, saying the governor doesn’t have the authority to expand Medicaid on his own.

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Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska - Juneau

BC official says they’re open to more mine treaty talks

B.C. Mines Minister Bill Bennett discusses the week’s mine meetings as Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott and other state officials listen during a Wednesday press conference in Juneau. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News).

British Columbia’s top mining official says he’s open to involving his federal government in transboundary mine conflicts. That’s a change from earlier statements.

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Anne Hillman, Urban Affairs Desk

Cleaning Up to Be with His Kid — Stories from Brother Francis Shelter

The dorm room at Brother Francis Shelter. (Photo courtesy of Catholic Social Services.)

The morning at Brother Francis Shelter starts with a sleepy bustle. Guests wake up at 5 am, start gathering their belongings, drink some coffee and help clean the shelter. One morning in late July, in the back dormitory shelter guest William Teal wiped down the plastic sleeping mats with cleaning solution.

Shady Grove Oliver, KBBI - Homer

Farmers in Homer cultivate a north-hardy strain of garlic

Farmers in Homer cultivate a north-hardy strain of garlic

A local farming couple is trying to change the way the state grows garlic by developing special strains resilient in the northern climate.

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Resurrection Pass Trail

Resurrection Pass Trail

The Resurrection Pass Trail is a gem. Running from Hope to Cooper Landing, this 38 mile route is probably Alaska’s best backpacking trail, but it’s also great for mountain biking, snowmachining, skiing, snowshoeing and running. On our show, we’ll talk about a week-long hike with kids and a running event that does the whole thing in a single day. Along the way, we’ll provide the information you need to do the Resurrection yourself.

KSKA: Thursday, August 27, at 2 and 8 p.m.

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Climate Change in the Far North

Climate Change in the Far North

President Obama will be in Alaska soon, and he says climate change is the reason for the visit. On the next Talk of Alaska, scientists who’ve studied warming in Alaska for decades join us on the program to offer perspective from the front lines.

APRN: Tuesday, August 25, at 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
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The changing role of nursing

Dr. Barbara Berner, director, UAA School of Nursing (photo by Theodore Kincaid/UAA)

Health care is more complex than ever, chronic diseases are becoming a major problem, and cost, access and quality are increasingly scrutinized. Nursing has been changing and continues to change to adapt to these changes and needs. This program will discuss in depth the changing roles and opportunities for nurses in health care.

KSKA: Monday, August 24, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

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Sandy Harper of Cyrano’s Theatre Company

Sandy Harper of Cyrano’s Theatre Company

Sandy Harper, Artistic Director for Cyrano’s Theatre Company, drops by to give an update on the “Ten Decades, Ten Plays” event Cyrano’s has been holding this summer to celebrate Anchorage’s Centennial as well as to give us a preview of their 2016 season this week on Stage Talk.

KSKA: Friday, August 21, at 2:45 p.m.

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Solving Homelessness

Solving Homelessness

We know that homelessness is a problem in Anchorage and other parts of Alaska both for families and for individuals. And organizations and municipalities have been writing plans to deal with the issue for decades. So, are there workable solutions?

KSKA: Friday, August 21, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 22, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, August 21, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 22, at 6:00 p.m.
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Remapping Alaska

Remapping Alaska

Flying blind. No Alaska pilot wants to, but sometimes it happens. And sometimes it’s not on an established flight corridor. A new terrain mapping effort is underway, and it’s not just aviators who will benefit.

APRN: Tuesday, August 18, at 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
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Attention deficit disorder

Attention deficit disorder

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder manifests in early childhood with symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and/or inattention. The prevalence in school-age children is estimated to be about 10 percent, making it one of the most common disorders of childhood; and the disorder can persist into adulthood. Today’s program delves into this disorder, especially its origins, outcomes and treatment options.

KSKA: Monday, August 17, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, August 27, 2015

Judge strikes down law restricting Medicaid-funded abortions; Judge hears arguments in anti-Medicaid lawsuit; Plaintiff’s attorney joins by Skype; BC official says they’re open to more mine treaty talks; Anchorage prepares for a stately crew of visitors; Science takes center stage at USARC meeting in Nome; For hungry bears, it’s open season on garbage; Farmer in Homer tries to cultivate a north-hardy strain of garlic; Cleaning Up to Be with His Kid — Stories from Brother Francis

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