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Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN - Anchorage

With Little Opposition, Minimum Wage Campaign Seeks Mandate

Even though the few polls that have been done on the measure show it clearing 60 percent of the vote, the campaign wants to guarantee as wide a margin as possible to discourage lawmakers from tampering with the minimum wage or the inflation indexing component in the future.

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Annie Ropeik, KUCB - Unalaska

Federal Grants Boost Services at Aleutian-Pribilof Clinics

Community health centers in the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands will get at least $600,000 in federal grant money for new services this year. The grants are aimed in part at helping new patients who enrolled in health plans under the Affordable Care Act. But there aren’t many of those in the Aleutian Islands. Instead, providers will use the money for the patients they already have.

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No Confirmed Cases Of Unusual Respiratory Illness In Alaska

The manager of Alaska’s infectious disease program says it wouldn’t be surprising if an unusual respiratory illness that has affected children in the Lower 48 is detected soon in Alaska.

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Federal Agency Expresses Concern With Dam Studies

A federal fisheries agency has raised concerns about the accuracy of some studies being conducted for a massive proposed dam in Southcentral Alaska.

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Congressional Candidates Debate Alaska Fisheries

Chum salmon leaping near Cold Bay, AK. (Photo: K. Mueller, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on August 28, 2011)

On Wednesday, candidates vying for a seat in U.S. Congress will debate one of Alaska’s biggest industries: fisheries. Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Mark Begich squares off against Republican challenger Dan Sullivan, followed by U.S. House Rep. Don Young and his challenger Forrest Dunbar. The debate happens live in Kodiak, and will be streamed live on KSKA.

KSKA: Wednesday, Oct. 1, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

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Backcountry Gourmet

Backcountry Gourmet

You don’t have to be a genius chef if the people you are cooking for are hungry enough, which is one reason why freeze dried food tastes so good at the end of a day backpacking. But there’s so much more you can do.On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll hear from two backcountry cooking experts to talk about ideas, tools, and the yummiest stuff you’ve ever tasted out under the sky.

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

Literary Alaska: Seth Kantner, Sherry Simpson, Joan Kane

Literary Alaska: Seth Kantner, Sherry Simpson, Joan Kane

Three Alaska writers join us on Hometown Alaska this week. Please welcome Joan Kane, Sherry Simpson and Seth Kantner. We’ll talk about getting your literary arms around a place as amazing as the one we live in.

KSKA: Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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A Preview of the 2014 Arctic Human Development Report

A Preview of the 2014 Arctic Human Development Report

The second Arctic Human Development Report is an assessment of trends that affect sustainable human development among residents of the circumpolar world. The first report came out in 2004. In the forthcoming report, authors from around the world compare and contrast cultural, economic, political and social conditions among the eight Arctic countries and in the world at large, and contribute to the knowledge and understanding of the consequences and interplay of physical and social global change processes for human living conditions and adaptability.

KSKA: Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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Medicaid Reform

Alaska will spend more than $700 million on Medicaid this year. State officials say Medicaid costs are increasing at an unsustainable rate. What would reforming the program look like to keep costs under control?

APRN: Tuesday, 9/30 at 10:00am

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Dave’s Heart Attack – A Personal Health Crisis

Dave’s Heart Attack – A Personal Health Crisis

Line One host Prentiss Pemberton talks to one couple about how a sudden heath crisis changed their lives.

KSKA: Monday, Sept. 26, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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UAA Presents ‘The Fantasticks’

UAA Presents ‘The Fantasticks’

The world’s longest running musical is coming to the University of Alaska Department of Theatre and Dance when Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones’ The Fantasticks opens October 3rd in the Jerry Harper Studio Theatre. Part of UAA’s season of Shakespeare-related shows, The Fantasticks stands on its own with its story of love, struggle and maturity with a little magic thrown in as well.

KSKA: Friday, Sept. 26, at 2:45 p.m.
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Charles Wohlforth

Surfing & The Turnagain Bore Tide

Surfing & The Turnagain Bore Tide

The bore tide in Turnagain Arm is an amazing phenomenon that is seen few places in the world, a wall of water that rushes in on a clockwork schedule, vast and intimidating. So… why not surf it? On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll meet some of the hearty folks who ride that big wave, and talk about surfing the remote shores and big waves found all over Alaska’s coast.

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Alaska News Nightly: October 1, 2014

Minimum Wage Campaign Running Without Organized Opposition; Federal Grants Boost Services at Aleutian-Pribilof Clinics; No Confirmed Cases Of Unusual Respiratory Illness In Alaska; Federal Agency Expresses Concern With Dam Studies; Frontier Airlines Pulling Out Of Fairbanks Market; Cruise Traffic Level, But Could Grow Soon; ‘Targeted Hunting’ Permits Considered In Fairbanks Area; Health Policy Innovators Gather In Anchorage

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