• The World12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Menu Schedule Links

Signal Status

There are currently no events to display.

APRN Logo Header

Featured Story

Leila Kheiry, KRBD - Ketchikan

Why Does Southeast Alaska Have A Daycare Crisis?

(Photo by Leila Kheiry/KRBD)

Mention daycare to pretty much any parent in Southeast Alaska, and you’ll get an earful. It’s never been easy to find daycare in the region, but just recently, it’s gotten much worse.

Download Audio

APRN Stories Features

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage

Borough Could Be First To Allow Lifetime Auto Registration

The Matanuska Susitna Borough could be the first government to give the nod to lifetime vehicle registration. That’s if legislation aimed at supporting a new state law is accepted by the Borough Assembly.

Download Audio

Shaylon Cochran, KDLL - Kenai

Parnell Introduces Tax Cuts for In-State Refineries

Parnell Introduces Tax Cuts for In-State Refineries

After getting through all of the security clearances and checks, guests were ushered into the fire station at the Tesoro refinery where Governor Parnell put his signature on the dotted line.

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska - Juneau

KSM Mine Wins Environmental Approval From British Columbia Government

A controversial mine planned for an area northeast of Ketchikan just won environmental approval from the British Columbia government.

Download Audio

Lisa Phu, KTOO - Juneau

SEARHC to Receive $53 Million Settlement from Federal Government

Insurance will give SEARHC members more flexibility in health care and generate revenue for the Native medical organization. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)

The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium will receive a $53 million settlement from Indian Health Service for about fifteen years of unpaid contract costs.

Now SEARHC president and CEO Charles Clement hopes the federal agency will continue to pay its bills.

Download Audio

The Associated Press

Food Bank Seeks Donations After Spike in Users

The Food Bank of Alaska is asking for donations after seeing a spike in users.

Download Audio

Tim Ellis, APRN Contributor

In Tok, Some Grumbling Over Electricity Rate Hikes vs. Energy Sustainability

In Tok, Some Grumbling Over Electricity Rate Hikes vs. Energy Sustainability

Alaska Power Company customers in Tok and elsewhere in the Interior are unhappy that their electricity bills went up earlier this year. Some are frustrated that they’re being charged more partly because they’re conserving electricity – and generating it themselves.

Download Audio

Anne Hillman, KSKA - Anchorage

Anchorage economic outlook slow to moderate

Consumers in Anchorage are feeling positive. The city’s Consumer Optimism Index has reached a four-year high — 63 out of 100. The score is based on random phone surveys of at least 350 households. But the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation says that doesn’t mean everything is looking up. The three-year outlook for Anchorage shows only slow to moderate economic growth.

Emily Schwing, KUAC - Fairbanks

2015 Yukon Quest Purse Over $127,000

The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog race organization announced the 2015 race purse Wednesday. The first 15 mushers to cross the finish line next February stand to win a percentage of more than $127,000.

Download Audio

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska - Juneau

Meetings To Highlight Southeast Transportation Projects

Southeast Alaskans can learn more about regional transportation projects at a series of meetings starting next week.

Download Audio

Jeremy Hsieh, KTOO - Juneau

As Budget Deficit Looms, Juneau Assembly Eyes Tax Breaks

Gladi Kulp shows her senior tax exemption card at IGA. She says she normally doesn’t use it for small purchases, but her cashier knows her and prompted her for the card number. She saved about 85 cents this trip. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO)

With another year of multimillion dollar budget deficits on the horizon for the City and Borough of Juneau, an Assembly committee is reviewing the city’s 37 sales and property tax exemptions.

Download Audio

The Associated Press

Parnell Signs Bill Honoring Late Walter Soboleff

Gov. Sean Parnell has signed legislation honoring the late Tlingit elder Walter Soboleff.

Download Audio

Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO - Juneau

Juneau Turns Out For Downtown Cleanup

Bruce Denton, right, leads the downtown cleanup. (Photo courtesy Brent Fischer/CBJ Parks & Recreation)

More than 100 Juneau volunteers recently joined City and Borough crews to pull weeds, sweep, hose, scrub and pick up what some estimate to be thousands of cigarette butts.

It was the first event organized by an informal Downtown Improvement Group.

Download Audio

Annie Ropeik, KUCB - Unalaska

Research Team Sets Out For Islands of Four Mountains

The Islands of the Four Mountains as seen from the International Space Station in 2013. Cleveland Volcano is at center. (Courtesy: NASA)

A group of researchers set out from Unalaska this week to a remote part of the central Aleutians: the Islands of the Four Mountains. The 16 scientists are beginning a three-year mission in territory that’s unpredictable – and largely unexplored.

Download Audio

The Associated Press

UA President Offered Bonus at Time of Budget Cuts

The president of the University of Alaska has been offered a $320,000 bonus if he stays on the job until 2016.

Download Audio

Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

ConocoPhillips to Operate New Doyon Drill Rig

Doyon is building a new North Slope oil drilling rig, the Interior Regional Native Corporation will operate for Conoco Phillips.

Download Audio

APRN Programs

APRN Programs

TOA

Primary Election: Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Joe Miller

It will soon be decision time for Alaska voters on which of three Republican should face incumbent U.S. Senator Mark Begich in November. The statewide public radio forum, Talk of Alaska has offered each of the three an hour-long live opportunity to answer phone calls from public radio listeners statewide. Mead Treadwell and Dan Sullivan have had their turn, and next up is Joe Miller.

APRN: Tuesday, 7/29 at 10:00am

Download Audio

AK

AK: Welding

There are more than 100 people employed at Ketchikan’s Vigor Industrial Shipyard. Out of all of them, Cat Wong might have the most unusual story about how she got there. The 25-year-old is a pipe fitter and welder. She was born in the U.S., but grew up with her family in Singapore. When she was 21, Cat made an unusual choice, and moved to Ketchikan.

Download Audio

300 Villages

300 Villages: Thorne Bay

This week we’re heading to Thorne Bay, on Prince of Wales Island. Rochelle Huddleston Lorton is the district ranger for the U.S. Forest Service in Thorne Bay.

Download Audio

ANN

Alaska News Nightly: July 30, 2014

KSM Mine Wins Environmental Approval From British Columbia Government; SEARHC to Receive $53 Million Settlement from Federal Government; Food Bank Seeks Donations After Spike in Users; In Tok, Some Grumbling Over Electricity Rate Hikes vs. Energy Sustainability; 2015 Yukon Quest Purse Over $127,000; Meetings To Highlight Southeast Transportation Projects; As Budget Deficit Looms, Juneau Assembly Eyes Tax Breaks; Parnell Signs Bill Honoring Late Walter Soboleff; Juneau Turns Out For Downtown Cleanup; Why Does Southeast Alaska Have A Daycare Crisis?

Download Audio

APRN Member Stations Header

APRN Station Headlines

Alaska Headlines header

Alaska Headlines