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Lori Townsend, APRN - Anchorage

Southcentral Foundation Reaches Historic Settlement With IHS

Anchorage based Southcentral Foundation announced a settlement with the Indian Health Service over contract payments that at $96 million represents the largest IHS settlement in history.

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Lauren Rosenthal, KUCB - Unalaska

Investigation Attributes USCG Death To Faulty Equipment, Work Practices

Investigation Attributes USCG Death To Faulty Equipment, Work Practices

The Coast Guard has finished investigating a Bering Sea rescue that left a 28-year-old crewman with fatal head injuries late last year. According to a review board, faulty equipment and work practices developed by the crew of the cutter Waesche put Petty Officer Travis Obendorf in harm’s way.

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Anna Rose MacArthur, KNOM - Nome

NOAA Investigating Rare Whale Beachings

NOAA Investigating Rare Whale Beachings

Three rarely seen whales beached on Alaska’s coast last year, and NOAA Fisheries is investigating whether human activity contributed to the strandings.

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Shane Iverson, KYUK - Bethel

Customers Suing GCI For Poor Cell And Data Performance

GCI is facing a lawsuit filed by customers in Bethel and along the Kuskokwim. The suit alleges that the communications company has been ripping off customers in the YK Delta.

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Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO - Juneau

Ferry Dock In Skagway Sinks

The AMHS dock in Skagway sank overnight. (Photo courtesy Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities)

The Skagway ferry terminal dock is fully submerged, according to state transportation officials. DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow says an engineer is on his way to Skagway to find out what happened. Apparently the dock started to sink overnight and by early this morning it was totally underwater.

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Brace Yourselves, Bird Season is Coming

A Red Breasted Nut Hatch, spotted in Anchorage.

Today we’re gearing up for the birding season. Townsquare 49 contributor and bird enthusiast Zac Clark says Anchorage will see a big flux of birds in the next two to six weeks.

He calls this time of year the glory days, but it wasn’t long ago when Clark couldn’t have cared less about birds.

Planning Summer Trips With Kids

Planning Summer Trips With Kids

Taking kids on an outdoor vacation can be the most rewarding and memorable time of your life. And the most stressful. Ever been without a campsite with hungry, tired kids when its getting past bedtime? Now THAT’S an extreme sport. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’re talking about family trips. Host Charles Wohlforth wrote a book on the subject and he is joined by two other authors of advice on family travel in Alaska and taking kids outdoors.

KSKA: Thursday, April 24, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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The Anchorage Daily News Changes Ownership

The Anchorage Daily News Changes Ownership

The Anchorage Daily News is changing hands, bought by the Alaska Dispatch website and its owner, Alice Rogoff. Tony Hopfinger, who left the Daily News as a reporter to start the Dispatch in his spare bedroom, returns as executive editor. The Daily News sale is the biggest change in Alaska media in more than two decades. Join host Charles Wohlforth as he hashes out the details of what this means for Anchorage with the Daily News’ new leaders.

KSKA: Wednesday, April 23, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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Generations At Risk: Zooming in on the Effects of Toxic Chemicals

Generations At Risk: Zooming in on the Effects of Toxic Chemicals

This week on Addressing Alaskans, director of the University of California at San Francisco’s Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, Dr. Tracey Woodruff talks about toxic chemicals, exposure and the effects on our health.

KSKA: Tuesday, April 22, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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Congressional Issues: U.S. Representative Don Young

Congressional Issues: U.S. Representative Don Young

Taking phone calls from all over the largest congressional district in the nation can be a challenge, but it also makes for quite a radio show. Alaska Congressman Don Young is back in his district for the spring recess, and ready to talk with you on the next Talk of Alaska.

APRN: Tuesday, 4/22 at 10:00am

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Child Abuse & Neglect – Causes, Consequences and Prevention

Child Abuse & Neglect – Causes, Consequences and Prevention

According to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, nearly 2,000 Alaskan children were in out-of-home placement in January 2014. The vast majority of those cases were due to child abuse and neglect. Office of Children’s Services Director Christy Lawton puts it like this: “Unfortunately, child abuse is happening in Alaska every day, in every community, among every ethnicity, and every socioeconomic group.” Join host Prentiss Pemberton and guests to talk about child abuse – causes, consequences and prevention – on the next Line One.

KSKA: Monday, April 21, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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“Ready for my close-up Ms. Crystal!”

“Ready for my close-up Ms. Crystal!”

What is every “Any-town USA” actor’s dream? Why to have a famous actress come by to audition you for her repertory company. But there may be more than meets the eye in Dick Reichman’s new play, The Audition opening at Cyrano’s Theatre Company April 24th and running through May 18th. Join Dick and Julia Cossman who plays Simone Crystal this week on Stage Talk as they talk about this exiting new offering from one of Anchorage’s hometown playwrights.

KSKA: Friday, April 18, at 2:45 p.m.
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Alaska Edition: April 18, 2014

Patrick Flynn takes over as chair of the Anchorage Assembly. The Alaska Legislature is still addressing major capital projects in the final days of the session. The Loussac Library bond failed by 14 votes. Why? Legislation to raise the minimum wage becomes deeply controversial. Wasilla does a turnaround on regulating the drug spice. The cost of Gov. Parnell’s North Slope initiative is ballooning. Two inmates die in Alaska prisons in a week.

KSKA: Friday, April 18, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 19, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 19, at 4:30 p.m.

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I Am A Boogie Woogie Piano Man

Johnny B. travels throughout Alaska by bush plane to play his signature boogie woogie piano music to remote audiences.

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Alaska News Nightly: April 24, 2014

Ferry Dock In Skagway Sinks; Southcentral Foundation Reaches Historic With IHS; Lawmakers Make Tentative Deal On Education Bill; As Legislature Make Progress On Adjourning, KABATA Bill Falls Apart; Investigation Attributes USCG Death To Faulty Equipment, Work Practices; Customers Suing GCI For Poor Cell And Data Performance; Alaska Food Policy Council Hosts Bethel Town Hall Meeting; NOAA Investigating Rare Whale Beachings; More Tourists Expected In Petersburg This Year

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