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New Anchorage Museum “lab” sparks innovation

A student plays at the new Spark!Lab. Feidt/APRN

What do buckets, disco balls, circuits, and marbles have in common? They’re all part of the Anchorage Museum’s attempt to spark innovation in their new interactive exhibit.

Anne Hillman, KSKA - Anchorage

APD releases ID of man killed by car in midtown

51-year-old Russell Place was struck and killed by a vehicle near Benson and the New Seward Highway on Wednesday afternoon.

Liz Ruskin, APRN

L48 Senators See Arctic Irony in Alaskan Views

Lawmakers fled Washington, D.C. ahead of a snow storm that closed government offices today. But scores of Alaskans packed into Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s hearing on Arctic opportunity. Sen. Al Franken used it as his opportunity to highlight what he sees as an Arctic paradox.

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Rep. Young’s Wolf Comments Raises Eyebrows

Alaska Congressman Don Young attended the only U.S. House hearing on this snowy day in Washington, and he created a stir with a comment about homeless people.

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I Run a Custom Knife Shop

For Virgil and Dawn Campbell, making and selling knives is a way of life. The I.R.B.I. (“I’d Rather Be Independent”) knife shop on the Seward highway has been in the family for three generations and serves as workshop and a landmark for passerbys from near and far.

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ACT’s The Trip to Bountiful

ACT’s The Trip to Bountiful

Horton Foote’s touching drama of a woman who just wants to go home, The Trip to Bountiful is currently playing at Anchorage Community Theatre through March 22nd. Nancy Pearson, who plays Carrie Watts and Tom Lucido, who plays The Sheriff, drop by Stage Talk this week to tell us all about it.

KSKA: Friday, March 6th at 2:45pm

The winter that wasn’t

It's a low-snow winter, both in the mountains around Anchorage and in the flats. (Photo by Brian Brettschneider, taken Jan. 25, 2015)

Climatologist Brian Brettschneider visits Hometown Alaska to help put our current very weird weather patterns into perspective. Is Anchorage becoming the banana belt?

KSKA: Wednesday, March 4, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

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Making the Musher

Making the Musher

Rookie mushers come and go. It takes countless hours and training to become an Iditarod great. On the next episode of Outdoor Explorer, we’re talking to a handful of mushers who are on that journey. They scoop poop. They cut up a lot of raw meat. It’s not glamorous work, but they’re chasing down a dream as Iditarod sled dogs gun it for Nome.

KSKA: Thursday, March 5, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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Valley Performing Arts’ South Pacific

Valley Performing Arts’ South Pacific

It’s winter and the thoughts of all Alaskans go to visiting the tropics, and Valley Performing Arts is bringing to the stage Rogers and Hammerstein’s classic musical South Pacific. But not all is as simple as “washing that man right outta my hair”. Listen in to Stage Talk this week to hear Tanya Hegg (Nellie Forbush) and Ed Gilmore (The Professor) engage in a stimulating discussion of some of the deeper aspects of the play. South Pacific runs March 20th-April 19th in Wasilla.

KSKA: Friday, Feb. 27, at 2:45pm

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The State’s Operating Budget: Critical Crossroads, Choices, and Opportunities

The State’s Operating Budget: Critical Crossroads, Choices, and Opportunities

As Alaska tightens its belt, identifying where cuts should be made requires an all-hands-on-deck approach. On the next Addressing Alaskans, hear the results and recommendations of policy group Commonwealth North’s 2015 fiscal report — a critical examination of the sate’s operating budget, as well as a call for greater citizen engagement.

KSKA: Tuesday, March 3, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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Alaska News Nightly: March 5, 2015

Arctic Opportunities Hearing Continues Despite Widespread Closures In DC; Rep. Don Young’s Homeless Comments Draw Public Ire; Feds Turning Tongass Land Over To Sealaska; Lawmakers Discuss Federal Issues With Pot Legalization; How Will Retreating Glaciers Affect Whales, Seals?; Church, Non-Profit Cooperation Working To Provide Low-Income Housing; Anchorage Police Identify Man Killed At Busy Intersection; Anchorage Museum Exhibit Works To Spark Innovation; Robotics, Spelling, Poetry: Skagway School Expands Academic Extracurriculars

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