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Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage

Anchorage’s 2014-15 snowfall levels lowest on record

As July begins and the National Weather Service resets their annual snowfall totals to zero, it’s official — Anchorage’s snowfall levels last winter are the lowest on record.

Elizabeth Jenkins, KTOO - Juneau

East Coast theology school selling off Alaska Native art, feds to investigate

East Coast theology school selling off Alaska Native art, feds to investigate

The country’s oldest theological school is selling off its Native art collection, and Sealaska Heritage Institute is asking the feds to investigate. Tlingit and Haida pieces are among the works–some of which might be sacred.

Lori Townsend, APRN - Anchorage

Alaska’s shoreline erosion rate among highest worldwide

Alaska has some of the most aggressive rates of shoreline erosion in the world. These findings are part of a new study released Wednesday by the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Alaska officially drops lawsuit challenging gay marriage

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed the appeal of a court case that struck down Alaska’s ban on same-sex marriage.

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Anne Hillman, Community Affairs Desk

Psychologist Follows Slow-Roasted, Highly Caffeinated Dream

Uncle Leroy's Coffee parked at the Muldoon Farmers Market. Hillman/KSKA

Austin Schwartz pours green coffee beans into a pan and sets a timer. For the next 8 minutes, he slowly shuffles them around. The inside of the bus is open and simple. A few of the original 1960s era benches flank the sides of a coffee counter where a teakettle sits on one corner. A two-burner propane stove stands against a wall.

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Annie Bartholomew, KTOO - Juneau

Flying Karamazovs and friends bring Chautauqua spirit to Juneau

“School Children’s ‘Chautauqua’ Demonstration” in Juneau, Sept. 21, 1921. (Alaska State Library, David & Mary Waggoner Photographs & Papers, 1900-1940, Winter & Pond, ASL-PCA-492)

When the New Old Time Chautauqua marched into a TEDx talk in Seattle in 2012, there were jugglers, marching band musicians with mismatched uniforms, a saxophonist with a fez and a mustachioed ringmaster in a kilt. Now, the motley troupe of almost 60 performers and educators is in Juneau for three days of workshops, shows and activities that start Thursday.

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Walking Across America: Advice for a Young Man

Andrew didn’t intend to make a radio story–he just wanted to listen to people. Photo: Transom/PRX.

Andrew Forsthoefel set out at age 23 to walk across America, East to West, 4000 miles, with a sign on him that said, “Walking to Listen.” This hour, co-produced with Jay Allison, tracks his epic journey. It’s a coming of age story, and a portrait of this country — big-hearted, wild, innocent, and wise. Outdoor Explorer returns next week.

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

Alaska: On the Cusp of Recession?

With oil prices stuck in the gutter, Alaska is staring down the possibility of economic recession. Combine that with declining federal dollars and jobs, military reductions and a weakened fishing industry and it all adds up to a perfect storm. It’s an uncomfortable question: what will our economy look like without a booming oil sector?

APRN: Tuesday, 6/30 at 10:00am

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Internet Safety for Parents & Kids

Internet Safety for Parents & Kids

“The Internet is a rewarding place for both kids and teens, but the potential risks to privacy and personal safety are real,” according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. On the next Line One, we’ll discuss these warnings with the officers of the APD cybercrimes division.

KSKA: Monday, June 29, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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Hip-hop bringing positive change to Anchorage

Hip hop is more than just music and dance. It’s a culture. And for some people in Alaska it’s a way to bring positive change to the community.

KSKA: Friday, 6/26, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, 6/27, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, 6/26, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 6/27, at 4:30 p.m.
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Celebrate the Centennial with Cyrano’s Summer Season

Celebrate the Centennial with Cyrano’s Summer Season

Ten decades of a Centennial and a show for each decade. That’s Sandy Harper of Cyrano’s Theatre Company’s plan for the summer and she drops by the studio today to let us in on how she came up with the idea and how it’s going to work.

KSKA: Friday, June 26, at 2:45 p.m.
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Raising an Outdoorsy Family

The play group at Point Woronzof in Anchorage.

On the next Outdoor Explorer we explore a different kind of lifestyle – one in which families orient their lives to their outdoor interests rather than to school and community. We’ll talk to folks who have made that leap, and weigh the pros and cons of a radical family investment in your outdoor passions.

KSKA: Thursday, June 25, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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Mayor-elect Ethan Berkowitz

Mayor-elect Ethan Berkowitz

Mayor-elect Ethan Berkowitz talks about his plans for the city, and takes your questions. Berkowitz is one week away from inauguration to his three-year term. The campaign focused on public safety and character, but not much else. What are his plans for transportation, quality of life, economic development, taxes? And what do you want to know, as Anchorage begins a new era of leadership?

KSKA: Wednesday, June 24, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Walker Delays Payment on Oil Tax Credits; $8.5M In Cuts to Troopers Spread a Thin Force Even Thinner; Shell Gets Federal Approval to Head North, With Some Stipulations; Sand Point Post Office Burglars Sentenced; Citizens Asked To Weigh In On A Proposed Liquor Store in Bethel; Marriage Equality and Mourning: Mildred Boesser Fought Until the End; A Psychologist Follows His Slow-Roasted, Highly Caffeinated Dream; Flying Karamazovs and Friends Bring Chautauqua Spirit to Juneau

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