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Anne Hillman, KSKA - Anchorage

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49 Voices: Diane Timberlake of Anchorage

49 Voices: Diane Timberlake of Anchorage

This week we’re hearing from Diane Timberlake of Fairbanks.

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July 3, 2015

Challenges and successes for Alaska’s LGBTQ community

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision and legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. But in the same week, the rainbow flag was burned outside of Identity, Anchorage’s LGBT community center. In these fast changing times, what challenges and successes are the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities facing here in Alaska?

KSKA: Friday, 7/3, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, 7/4, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, 7/3, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 7/4, at 4:30 p.m.
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July 3, 2015
Uncle Leroy's Coffee parked at the Muldoon Farmers Market. Hillman/KSKA

Psychologist Follows Slow-Roasted, Highly Caffeinated Dream

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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July 1, 2015
Participants at the Mt. View Street Fair watch performers. Hillman/KSKA

Mt. View Neighborhood Plan pulls together community ideas for a better place to live

The Mountain View Community Council is putting the finishing touches on their neighborhood plan. It’s a targeted vision for making the city’s most diverse neighborhood a place people want to stay for the long-term.

June 29, 2015
Muldoon Farmers Market highlights need for community space

Muldoon Farmers Market highlights need for community space

Muldoon’s first farmers market unites community in quest for more gathering spaces.

June 29, 2015

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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June 26, 2015
Debra Burt shows off her latest collage. Hillman/KSKA

Sparc! Gives Artists A Way to Communicate When They May Otherwise Be Silent

Sparc! studio blends in with the line of shops and galleries in downtown Anchorage, but behind the displays of vivid paintings and sculptures, artists are learning more than just creative expression.

June 25, 2015
Diane Timberlake says testing for HIV is a healthy choice. Photo courtesy of family.

HIV Testing Opens Doors, Disease Still A Problem in Alaska

After being diagnosed HIV while serving in prison, Diane Timberlake overcame stigmas to teach others about the importance of testing and living life with HIV.

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June 24, 2015
Innovative Summer School Class Helps Students Succeed, Together

Innovative Summer School Class Helps Students Succeed, Together

What happens when you throw a mix of middle school kids who all learn at different levels into one class then hand them a couple of college-level texts? An innovative, collaborative approach to teaching that gets students to pay attention.

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June 23, 2015

Fighting Alaska’s wildfires

Fires ripped through Southcentral Alaska and the Kenai Peninsula this week, destroying structures and triggering evacuations. As the fires calm down, people are starting to head home. This week on Alaska Edition we’ll talk about fighting fires and taking the next steps toward recovery.

KSKA: Friday, 6/19, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, 6/20, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, 6/19, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 6/20, at 4:30 p.m.

June 19, 2015
Allison Warden models the beginnings of her whaling suit. Hillman/KSKA

Zip Tie Polar Bears Adorn The Place of the Future-Ancient

How do you connect with the past and the future at the same time? For one artist, the start is through polar bear hides made of zip ties and an ancient Inupiaq whaling suit made of flexible plastic mesh. Allison Warden speaks about her newest project, The Place of the Future-Ancient.

June 18, 2015
Lightning Thought to Cause Cooper Landing Fires

Lightning Thought to Cause Cooper Landing Fires

Update: Wednesday, June 17. 5:45 pm.

Lightning strikes are thought to be the cause of two new fires that started Tuesday near the Kenai Peninsula community of Cooper Landing. Both fires are at zero percent containment and power lines have been shut off near the larger fire.

June 17, 2015
Sockeye Fire Holds Steady on Tuesday, Little New Acreage

Sockeye Fire Holds Steady on Tuesday, Little New Acreage

Lack of wind helped the Sockeye Fire hold steady on Tuesday with little new acreage added, but the fire is still not contained.

June 17, 2015
Alaska's revenue and savings forecast if no new income is added.

Crowd-Sourcing Alaska’s Fiscal Future

Most models show all of the state’s reserves will be used up by 2021, if not sooner. The solution? You decide. The governor is crowd-sourcing possible answers through an interactive budget model that turns the problem into a game.

June 15, 2015
Funny River fire rages in the Kenai Keys area of the Kenai Peninsula May 25, 2014

Wildfire Season in Alaska

It’s wildfire season in Alaska and this year more than 50,000 acres have already burned. Is this the new normal? It’s been a hot and dry spring and climate conditions are changing. Even the tundra is burning. How will these changes impact wildfires and how we fight them?

APRN: Tuesday, June 16 at 10:00am

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June 12, 2015
Youth decision-making and healthy choices

Youth decision-making and healthy choices

Think back to being a high school student and navigating the social world. What made you happy or lonely? How did you decide if you wanted to play sports or study hard or drink alcohol? Nowadays fewer kids are drinking and making risky decisions than many people think. And we have data showing why. This week’s Alaska Edition focuses on youth decision making and how the community is supporting healthy choices.

KSKA: Friday, 6/12, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, 6/13, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, 6/12, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 6/13, at 4:30 p.m.
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June 12, 2015
John Will and his sculpture, "One Man's Trash..." Hillman/KSKA

Kinetic Energy, A Ball and An Unlikely Path to Art

An Eagle River man started with a pile of junk, a roll of wire, and an obsession, and ten years later, ended up with art. The ball obstacle course is on display in downtown Anchorage.

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June 9, 2015
Map from the BLM. The patents on the red area have expired. The "for school purposes only" patents on the blue and yellow areas have not. The orange line indicates the location of the proposed road.

U-Med Road Developers Need Permission from BLM Because of Land Patents

The original land patents for some of UAA’s land restrict its use “for school purposes only” and could impact the U-Med District Access Road.

June 5, 2015
Mike Bonito poses with his donuts at The Kobuk. Hillman/KSKA

National Donut Day brings wide attention to local baker

The Kobuk’s old fashioned donuts were highlighted by Huffington Post as one of the best in the nation.

June 5, 2015
Repsol announces significant oil find on North Slope — nearly 6,700 barrels per day

Repsol announces significant oil find on North Slope — nearly 6,700 barrels per day

The Spanish oil company Repsol has confirmed that two of their North Slope test wells could produce up to 2.4 million barrels of oil per year. The prospect is near the Colville Delta, north of Nuiqsut.

June 3, 2015