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Lori Townsend, APRN - Anchorage

Alaska Democrats Vote To Support Independent Candidate for Governor

The Central Committee of the Alaska Democratic Party voted Monday evening to support an Independent party ticket for Governor and Lieutenant Governor comprised of Bill Walker and Byron Mallott. Mallot has been the Democratic nominee for Governor but would run as Lieutenant Governor with Walker on the Independent ticket. The vote was 89 to 2.

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage

Mallott, Walker Talk of Joining Forces

The deadline for making candidacy changes for the November general election ballot is tomorrow and talks have reportedly been going between Democrat Gubernatorial nominee Byron Mallott and independent candidate Bill Walker about a possible unity ticket. Just how that would be done and what would become of running mates Craig Fleener and Hollis French remains to be seen.

Daysha Eaton, KYUK - Bethel

Change Coming to Lower Kuskokwim School District

Lower Kuskokwim School District Superintendent Jacob Jensen says change is on the horizon for the district with the largest number of rural students in the state.

Anne Hillman, KSKA - Anchorage

Freedom Summer Marks 50th Anniversary

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, when civil rights activists from across the United States joined together to register black voters in the Deep South. It was a summer marred by violence and filled with hope for much of the country. But in Alaska,things were different.

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Haines Songwriter Dreams Big, Courts Her Inspiration’s Ear

Haines Songwriter Dreams Big, Courts Her Inspiration’s Ear

It’s hard not to dream big among the tall mountains and wild sea in Southeast Alaska – especially in Haines where Christy Tengs serves dreamers and misfits alike in her family’s downtown institution, the Pioneer Bar and Bamboo Room. Even she has a dream – to meet the famous person who has inspired her and propelled her to become a star in her hometown.

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Preserving Wild Food

Preserving Wild Food

Fall is in the air and it is time to put up the food you caught and gathered over the summer so it will last you till spring. On the show, we’ll roll up our sleeves and get down to the details about the best ways to butcher, smoke, can, and freeze what you caught and picked over the last few months, and the next few weeks, so that when the snow flies you can taste a little of the summer and make the most of your harvest.

KSKA: Thursday, Sept. 4, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

Cold War Secrets

Cold War Secrets

Anchorage played a major role in the Cold War with our large military installations and missile batteries, but did you know spies and counter-spies were working here, too? In advance on a major conference on Cold War history, including espionage, Hometown Alaska looks at what was going on under the surface in our city a generation ago.
KSKA: Wednesday, September 3, at 2 and 9PM

Ballot Measure 4 Debate: Bristol Bay Initiative

Ballot Measure 4 Debate: Bristol Bay Initiative

Ballot Measure 4 would require the Legislature’s approval for any large-scale, metallic sulfide mine plans in Bristol Bay. It’s being put to a vote in November. Alaska Common Ground brings four panelists together to debate what’s being called the “Bristol Bay Forever” initiative, two in favor and two opposed.

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

Alaska Maritime Workforce Needs

Kaila Del Rosario, 17, is one of three high school students participating in a new job training program at Vigor shipyard.

There are eight thousand fishing vessels registered in Alaska and not enough qualified Alaskans to fill the jobs aboard them or working on them. Everyone knows the state needs to beef up its vocational training resources, but how do we get there? Maritime work-force development is the subject on the next “Talk of Alaska.”

APRN: Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 10:00 a.m.


“Chinook salmon, Yukon Delta NWR.” (Photo: Craig Springer, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

Candidates for Alaska governor will be in Kodiak on August 28 to take part in a unique debate that focuses on a single topic: Alaska’s seafood industry. Airing live on KSKA and statewide from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 28. Hear gubernatorial candidates Sean Parnell, Byron Mallott and Bill Walker talk fish.

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Alaska Edition Friday August 29, 2014

Incumbent Senator Mark Begich and challenger Dan Sullivan resume campaigning. The Division of Elections has revised the election returns. The oil-tax referendum was decided by less than five percent of the vote. What now? The Libertarian candidate for the Senate drops out – the party gets a new candidate. Striking Enstar workers return to the job, Cook Inlet oil production is up. The price of a barrel of North Slope crude is down. The Kodiak Rocket facility launches a rocket in a launch that lasts seconds.

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Cyrano’s Brings “4000 Miles” To The Stage

Cyrano’s Brings “4000 Miles” To The Stage

Cyrano’s Theater Company starts its new season with “4000 Miles,” a story about a young man’s relationship with his grandmother Vera, jokingly dubbed the “token old lady” by actor Linda Benson. Director Krista Schwarting and actor Linda Benson join us in studio to talk more on “4000 Miles.”

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Alaska News Nightly: September 1, 2014

Mallott, Walker Talk Ticket; Change Coming to Kuskokwim Schools, Freedom Summer Anniversary; Forecasters Watch for El Nino; APOC Complaints Filed; Heat Pumps Tap Ocean’s Energy; New Citizens Ceremony