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Anne Hillman, KSKA - Anchorage

Uber stops free rides, pauses operations in Anchorage

Uber is pausing operations in Anchorage and stopped offering free rides on Friday afternoon. But negotiations with the city are not over.

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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Liz Ruskin, APRN

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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Eric Keto, Alaska Public Media

What is the Iditarod?

Whether you’ve lived in Alaska for decades or you’re a newcomer to the state, you’re probably still curious about the “Last Great Race on Earth.” How long does the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race take to finish? Where does it go? What’s with all those dogs? Alaska Public Media answers all of your questions about the most popular sporting event in Alaska.

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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Making Your Own Equipment

Making Your Own Equipment

A theme encountered on Outdoor Explorer is that Alaskans invent a lot of stuff to do what they want outdoors. On this show, three guests who build their own gear, whether it be skis, bike accessories or mountaineering equipment, explain why they find it to be so rewarding and the benefits of stuff Alaskans have invented.

KSKA: Thursday, March 12, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Residential and onsite innovations for rural Alaska education

A Voyage to Excellence short term residential program introduces students to the engineering process during a February Tsunami Shelter Challenge. (Photo courtesy Voyage to Excellence)

Educating rural Alaskans is challenging, given financial constraints and remote settings. Nonetheless, a 20-year-old short term residential program in Anchorage, and an onsite and online tutoring program in a rural setting are yielding promising to excellent results.

KSKA: Wednesday, March 11, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Autism and the Path to Independence

Autism and the Path to Independence

The Centers for Disease Control estimate that, as of 2014, 1 in every 68 children in the U.S. has some form of autism — a 30 percent increase from 2012. These alarmingly high figures underscore the importance of helping those with special needs to lead fulfilling and productive lives. On the next Addressing Alaskans, author and founder of the Autism Independence Project, Amalia Starr, speaks through her own experiences about the potential for children with autism to achieve independence into adulthood.

KSKA: Tuesday, March 10, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

Steve Heimel and Historical Context for APRN

Steve Heimel and Historical Context for APRN

Steve Heimel has been a fixture of the APRN system since its inception. After more than three decades of dedicated service to news, Steve is leaving the network for other challenges. From covering the Exxon Valdez oil spill to helping Alaskans understand the breaking news on September 11th, Steve has been a steadfast, credible and authoritative voice. Steve Heimel
is our guest on the next Talk of Alaska.

APRN: Tuesday 3/6 at 10:00am

Medicare for Alaskans

Medicare for Alaskans

According to the Alaska Commission on Aging, seniors are the fastest growing population and comprise the largest percentage of all ages in Alaska. On the next Line One, Judith Bendersky, program manager for the State of Alaska Medicare Information Office, will provide an overview of Medicare and answer common questions as well as offer the opportunity for listeners to ask their own questions about Medicare.

KSKA: Monday, March 9, 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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