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Minimum Wage Initiative Debate

Minimum Wage Initiative Debate

Alaska voters have the opportunity to say ‘yay’ or ‘nay’ on a higher minimum wage. Ballot Measure 3 would raise the state’s minimum wage from $7.75 per hour to $9.75 over the next two years, and then adjust the minimum wage for inflation each year after 2016. What are the potential effects to Alaska’s economy? Is this a win for businesses and for workers, or does one side benefit at the other’s expense? Hear the minimum wage initiative debated at a public forum hosted by Alaska Common Ground.

KSKA: Tuesday, August 5, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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August 1, 2014
Forum On the Oil Tax Referendum

Forum On the Oil Tax Referendum

Taxes from oil production pay for a hefty chunk of Alaska’s state government. Last year the Legislature narrowly passed Senate Bill 21, which offers tax cuts to encourage more drilling in the wake of declining oil production statewide. On August 19, voters will have the chance to repeal those cuts. Alaska Common Ground brings panelists from both sides of the debate to hash out the details of the oil tax referendum on the table.

KSKA: Tuesday, July 29, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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July 25, 2014
Legalizing Marijuana

Legalizing Marijuana

Alaska could follow in the footsteps of Colorado and Washington if voters choose to legalize marijuana in November. Ballot Measure 2 would tax and regulate the production, sale and use of marijuana in Alaska. Hear Kristina Woolston and Taylor Bickford debate what that means for the state in a debate hosted by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.

KSKA: Tuesday, July 22, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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July 18, 2014
A Forum with Alaska’s Candidates for Lieutenant Governor

A Forum with Alaska’s Candidates for Lieutenant Governor

This week on Addressing Alaskans, Alaska lieutenant gubernatorial candidates Hollis French, Lesil McGuire, Dan Sullivan, and Bob Williams field questions in a forum discussing each candidate’s vision for the future of Alaska.

KSKA: Tuesday, May 13, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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May 9, 2014
Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Their Visions for Alaska

Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Their Visions for Alaska

This week on Addressing Alaskans, Alaska gubernatorial candidates Byron Mallott, Bill Walker and current Governor Sean Parnell field questions in a forum discussing each candidate’s vision for the future of Alaska.

KSKA: Tuesday, May 6, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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May 2, 2014
Generations At Risk: Zooming in on the Effects of Toxic Chemicals

Generations At Risk: Zooming in on the Effects of Toxic Chemicals

This week on Addressing Alaskans, director of the University of California at San Francisco’s Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, Dr. Tracey Woodruff talks about toxic chemicals, exposure and the effects on our health.

KSKA: Tuesday, April 22, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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April 18, 2014
Violence Against Women Act and Recent Developments Over Tradition

Violence Against Women Act and Recent Developments Over Tradition

This week on Addressing Alaskans, UAA Atwood Chair of Journalism Mark Trahant speaks as part of a series titled “Women and Agents of Violence.”

KSKA: Tuesday, April 15, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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April 11, 2014
Working Dogs – From Arctic Racing to Bomb Detecting in the Afghan Desert

Working Dogs – From Arctic Racing to Bomb Detecting in the Afghan Desert

This week on Addressing Alaskans, professor of veterinary sports medicine at Oklahoma State University, Dr. Michael Davis. Dr. Davis explains in detail what makes dogs such incredible athletes, outperforming other mammals in extremes of altitude and temperature.

KSKA: Tuesday, March 18, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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March 14, 2014
Time to Legalize? A Panel on Marijuana Law and Policy

Time to Legalize? A Panel on Marijuana Law and Policy

This week on Addressing Alaskans, five panelists offering varying perspectives on marijuana law and policy discuss the implications of marijuana reform in Alaska, as well as nationwide.

KSKA: Tuesday, 3/11, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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March 7, 2014
Arabs & Muslims: What Alaskans Should Know

Arabs & Muslims: What Alaskans Should Know

This week on Addressing Alaskans, award-winning Egyptian-American playwright Yussef El Guindi will discuss perceptions of Arabs and Muslims in the media as seen through the lens of an Arab-American.

KSKA: Tuesday, 3/4 at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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February 28, 2014
From A to Z: Archaeologists, Zooarchaeology, and the Tales Bones Tell

From A to Z: Archaeologists, Zooarchaeology, and the Tales Bones Tell

This week on Addressing Alaskans, Associate Professor in the UAA Department of Anthropology and former president of the Alaska Consortium of Zooarchaeologists, Diane Hanson. Dr. Hanson speaks candidly about her many interesting experiences doing archaeological work in Alaska.

KSKA: Tuesday 2/25 at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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February 21, 2014
The Dust Bowl: Reaping the Whirlwind

The Dust Bowl: Reaping the Whirlwind

Conclusion. How many families sought refuge from the Great Plains in California; and how government-led conservation efforts worked in conjunction with a break in the drought in 1939 to stabilize the soil and inject new life into farms.

TV: Tuesday, April 30 @ 7:00 p.m.

April 29, 2013
Independent Lens: The Undocumented

Independent Lens: The Undocumented

Undocumented immigrants who died while crossing the border between Mexico and Arizona are the focus of this documentary, which features the Pima County, Ariz., medical examiners who work to identify their remains; and Border Patrol agents.

TV: Monday, April 29 @ 9:00 p.m.

April 28, 2013
Call The Midwife- Season 2- Episode 5

Call The Midwife- Season 2- Episode 5

The community prepares for the annual summer fête, which is slated to feature a baby show with a celebrity judge. In other events, Jenny meets an impoverished mother of eight who fears that she may soon have another mouth to feed.

TV: Sunday, April 28 @ 7:00 p.m.

April 27, 2013
Still On The Road

Still On The Road

Twelve actors with the Acting Company travel on a cramped bus to communities where theatre and theatre-arts education is limited or non-existent to perform classical productions. Included: remarks from Acting Company alums Kevin Kline, Rainn Wilson and Harriet Sansom Harris

TV: Saturday, April 27 @ 9:00 p.m.

April 26, 2013
Live From Lincoln Center: Rogers & Hammerstein’s Carousel

Live From Lincoln Center: Rogers & Hammerstein’s Carousel

A production of the Rodgers-Hammerstein musical “Carousel,” about an ill-fated romance between a millworker (Kelli O’Hara) and carousel barker (Nathan Gunn). Songs include “If I Loved You,” “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”

TV: Friday, April 26 @ 9:30 p.m.

April 25, 2013
Service: When Women Come Marching Home

Service: When Women Come Marching Home

Service: When WOMEN Come Marching Home 3 minute promo from Rock Stotter on Vimeo.

A look at female military veterans as they struggle with PTSD, sexual assault and inadequate medical care.

TV: Thursday, April 25 @ 8:00 p.m.

April 24, 2013

NOVA- Australia’s First 4 Billion Years: Monsters

Watch Australia: Monsters Preview on PBS. See more from NOVA.

Part 3 of 4. The creatures of the Mesozoic Era are recalled. Many were large. Fossil evidence, for instance, shows long-necked plesiosaurs snacked on shelled cephalopods that were the size of truck tires. There was also the Kronosaurus.

TV: Wednesday, April 24 @ 8:00 p.m.

April 23, 2013

The Dust Bowl: The Great Plow Up

Watch The Dust Bowl Preview on PBS. See more from The Dust Bowl.

Part 1 of a two-part documentary detailing the environmental catastrophe that destroyed the farmlands of the Great Plains and caused massive dust storms during the 1930s. Firsthand stories of survivors, photos and film footage chronicle the era.

TV: Tuesday, April 23 @ 7:00 p.m.

April 22, 2013

Independent Lens: The Island President

Watch Coming to Independent Lens: The Island President on PBS. See more from Independent Lens.

A chronicle of the first year in office of Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed, who undertakes a campaign to raise awareness about the catastrophic consequences of global warming, culminating in a trip to the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Summit.

TV: Monday, April 22 @ 9:00 p.m.

April 21, 2013