Anchorage Edition: May 7, 2010

Each week, KAKM gathers commentators for a review of the week’s news, politics and public affairs in Anchorage and Alaska. Topics for this week are expected to include:

  • Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill – the oil is still flowing and the pressure is mounting to squash any drilling hopes this summer in Alaska.
  • Climate change has some communities in Alaska exploring new ways to deal with unwelcome city invaders – polar bears..
  • Village of Bethel residents vote to keep liberal alcohol law.
  • Alaskans, especially those is rural communities have joined in a class action lawsuit saying the U.S. Census is not quite what it seems. What are they unhappy about, and do the claims have merit?
  • Problematic side effects of keeping the wings of planes free from ice at the Anchorage International airport. Ice-free wings seem like a good thing. What’s the issue?
  • Troopers are working on a the mysterious death of woman, discovered when a dog came home with her skull.
  • New movie in production about 1988 great whale rescue near Barrow. Is this Alaska’s version of Moby Dick?

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HOST: Jill Burke, Reporter, Alaska Dispatch


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