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Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN - Anchorage

National Guard Problems Highlight Outdated Military Code

The way the military code is currently written, a member of the Alaska National Guard can be passed over for promotions or discharged from the service, but they can’t be court-martialed in the way Army troops or Air Force members can.

Liz Ruskin, APRN

Shell Says It Plans Offshore Arctic Drilling This Year

The CEO of Royal Dutch Shell says the company intends to return to the Chukchi Sea this summer to drill exploratory wells. But CEO Ben van Beurden says Shell still needs permits, among other challenges.
“So, will we go ahead? Yes, if we can,” he said at a press conference in London.

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage

Common Core Stirs Mat Su Debate

Common Core, the federally – sponsored education standards adopted by many states, has raised the hackles of some Alaska legislators and some Mat Su parents.

Matt Miller, KTOO - Juneau

Coast Guard Maps Out Marine Traffic Lanes To The Arctic

41 foot sailing vessel Altan Girl is towed out of the sea ice by USCGC Healy after getting stuck about 40 miles northeast of Barrow in July 2014. (Photo by Ensign Carolyn Mahoney, U.S. Coast Guard)

Anticipating increased traffic through the Bering Strait as retreating sea ice opens up the Arctic Ocean to more vessels, the U.S. Coast Guard is accepting public comments on proposed vessel routes off northwestern Alaska.

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Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage

Western Aleutian Steller Sea Lions Potentially Falling Prey To Sleeper Sharks

(Photo courtesy Bruce Wright, Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association)

There has been plenty of money spent trying to figure out why the sea lion population in the Western Aleutians is not recovering. But nobody has put much money into studying sharks. The latest data from a study that implanted high-tech tags in the animals suggests that maybe they should.

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ACT’s Crimes of the Heart

ACT’s Crimes of the Heart

Director Rebecca Casselman and Kimberly Allely who plays “Babe” from Anchorage Community Theatre’s presentation of the Pulitzer Prize winning play by Beth Henley, Crimes of the Heart drop by the studio this week to engage in a stimulating conversation about the production currently running until February 8th.

KSKA: Friday, Jan. 30, at 2:45pm

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.

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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 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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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.

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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.

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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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Alaska News Nightly: January 28, 2015

Lawmakers Scrap Bill Addressing Pot Legalization; Anchorage Assembly Bans Marijuana From Public Use; State To Appeal Education Funding Lawsuit Ruling; Murkowski Swings at Obama’s Arctic Wilderness Plan But Misses; With Greater Numbers, Democrats Hope For More Leverage Over Medicaid Expansion; Donlin Gold Closes Camp During Permitting; Sugar Creates Genetic Trouble For Coastal Alaska Natives; Project Homeless Connect Brings Services, Information To Anchorage’s Homeless; Scattered Services Make Homelessness In Haines Hard To Grasp

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