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International cooperation in the Arctic

International cooperation in the Arctic

Alaska's position as the only Arctic state amid U.S. chairmanship of the Arctic Council makes it an obvious destination for wide-ranging discussions. On the next Addressing Alaskans, join senior Arctic official Ambassador David Balton, Anders Oskal with the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, and the World Wildlife Fund's Margaret Williams for an engaging dialogue hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council. KSKA: Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 2:00 p.m. Listen now:
November 13, 2015
Screening for lung cancer

Screening for lung cancer

Cigarette smoking is the most well-known risk factor associated with lung cancer, but this cancer occurs in those who have never smoked. What are the other risk factors? Who is at risk? Who should you be screened for this particularly dangerous type of cancer and how should those at risk be screened?  Listen now: KSKA: Monday, Nov. 16, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
November 13, 2015

Algo Nuevo: November 8, 2015

Here’s the Sunday, November 8, 2015 edition of Algo Nuevo con Dave Luera — Something New with Dave Luera. If you have questions, comments or music requests for host Dave Luera, send email to algonuevo [at] alaskapublic [dot] org or post your comment at the … Read More

November 9, 2015
Concierge medicine in Anchorage

Concierge medicine in Anchorage

In the U.S. we are struggling to improve health care access, quality and affordability. Numerous models are being tried. One that you may not have heard of is newly available in Anchorage. On this program we will discuss the practice experience of local physician Dr. Dale Trombley with concierge medicine. KSKA: Monday, Nov. 9, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Listen Now:
November 6, 2015

Algo Nuevo: November 1, 2015

Here’s the Sunday, November 1, 2015 edition of Algo Nuevo con Dave Luera — Something New with Dave Luera. If you have questions, comments or music requests for host Dave Luera, send email to algonuevo [at] alaskapublic [dot] org or post your comment at the … Read More

November 2, 2015
Diabetes prevention

Diabetes prevention

Diabetes Awareness Month each November is designed to focus attention on preventing and controlling diabetes. Since nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes, this effort seems warranted. This program will focus on improving understanding of the causes and prevention of diabetes, particularly Type 2 diabetes. KSKA: Monday, Nov. 2, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Listen Now:
October 30, 2015

Algo Nuevo: October 25, 2015

Here’s the Sunday, October 25, 2015 edition of Algo Nuevo con Dave Luera — Something New with Dave Luera. If you have questions, comments or music requests for host Dave Luera, send email to algonuevo [at] alaskapublic [dot] org or post your comment at the … Read More

October 27, 2015
It takes a village: Stories of teaming up, hashing it out, and raising ‘em up

It takes a village: Stories of teaming up, hashing it out, and raising ‘em up

Every community has a place, where people gather and stories are told. The East Coast has stoops, the South has porches, and in Alaska we have Arctic Entries. Here, Alaskans share their personal stories — funny, sad and sweet. Listen to seven people tell a 7-minute-long true story related to the show’s theme. This week, the theme is: “It Takes a Village: Stories of Teaming Up, Hashing It Out, and Raising ‘Em Up” KSKA: Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 2:00 p.m. Listen Now:
October 23, 2015
'Head up, heart strong' — Determination, hope and healing

‘Head up, heart strong’ — Determination, hope and healing

In the spring of 2013, Dr. Matthew Dudley was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Only 37 years old, with two boys under the age of 6, and in excellent physical condition, Dr. Dudley suddenly found himself in a life or death struggle with a silent killer. Please Join host Prentiss Pemberton and Anchorage physician, Dr. Matthew Dudley, as they discuss his ongoing struggle to overcome this devastating disease and how he manages to keep his head up and his heart strong. KSKA: Monday, Oct. 26, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.  Listen Now:
October 23, 2015

Algo Nuevo: October 18, 2015

Here’s the Sunday, October 18, 2015 edition of Algo Nuevo con Dave Luera — Something New with Dave Luera. If you have questions, comments or music requests for host Dave Luera, send email to algonuevo [at] alaskapublic [dot] org or post your comment at the … Read More

October 19, 2015
'State of Reform' — Medicaid in Alaska

‘State of Reform’ — Medicaid in Alaska

Many questions remain in the wake of Gov. Bill Walker's move to unilaterally expand Medicaid in the state of Alaska. How will the state coordinate funding for the program with the federal government? And how will Walker coordinate with a Legislature that is taking action to upend the expansion effort? Walker and DHSS Commissioner Valerie Davidson recently tackled these questions at an annual health policy conference in Anchorage. Hear what they had to say on the next Addressing Alaskans. KSKA: Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 2:00 p.m. Listen Now:
October 16, 2015
What's new in epilepsy

What’s new in epilepsy

Recurrent seizures, or epilepsy, can be a frustrating and occasionally debilitating problem, but newer diagnostic techniques and treatments are leading to improved outcomes. Today's program will provide new information about seizures and epilepsy pertinent to listeners in Alaska. KSKA: Monday, Oct. 19, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Listen Now:
October 16, 2015

Algo Nuevo: October 11, 2015

Here’s the Sunday, October 11, 2015 edition of Algo Nuevo con Dave Luera — Something New with Dave Luera. If you have questions, comments or music requests for host Dave Luera, send email to algonuevo [at] alaskapublic [dot] org or post your comment at the … Read More

October 12, 2015
Heroin addiction in Alaska

Heroin addiction in Alaska

In July 2015 the state Division of Public Health, in response to a dramatic rise in the number of people using, abusing and dying from heroin throughout the United States, released a report describing the health impacts of heroin use in Alaska. On today's show, Jennifer Stukey and Dr. Jay Caldwell with the Narcotic Drug Treatment Center in Anchorage and Dr. Jay Butler, director of the Division of Public Health will discuss heroin abuse and the public health consequences that ensue. KSKA: Monday, Oct. 12, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Listen Now:
October 9, 2015
Disorders of speech, hearing and balance

Disorders of speech, hearing and balance

Ear, nose and throat physicians are trained in disorders of speech, hearing and balance. In today's program we'll be joined by Drs. Mark Lorenz and Stephen Schaffer with the Alaska Center for Ear, Nose & Throat to talk about these disorders. KSKA: Monday, Oct. 5, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Listen Now:
October 2, 2015

Algo Nuevo: September 27, 2015

Here’s the Sunday, September 27, 2015 edition of Algo Nuevo con Dave Luera — Something New with Dave Luera. If you have questions, comments or music requests for host Dave Luera, send email to algonuevo [at] alaskapublic [dot] org or post your comment at the … Read More

September 28, 2015
YOLO: Stories of risk, reward and reckless abandon

YOLO: Stories of risk, reward and reckless abandon

Every community has a place, where people gather and stories are told. The East Coast has stoops, the South has porches, and in Alaska we have Arctic Entries. Here, Alaskans share their personal stories — funny, sad and sweet. Originally told at the Arctic Entries monthly storytelling event in Anchorage, listen to seven people tell a 7-minute-long true story related to the show’s theme. This week, the theme is “YOLO: Stories of Risk, Reward and Reckless Abandon.” KSKA: Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 2:00 p.m. Listen Now:
September 25, 2015
'After divorce' — Parental alienation

‘After divorce’ — Parental alienation

There are few things worse than the rejection and hatred a parent feels from a child who has been turned against them. Parental alienation occurs when a child turns against a loving parent for reasons that are irrational and based primarily on the feelings the “alienating parent” has for the targeted parent. Please join host Prentiss Pemberton and his guest, Dr. Matthew Sullivan, for a discussion about divorce and the devastation that occurs when children are caught in the crossfire of a high-conflict divorce. KSKA: Monday, Sept. 28, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Listen Now:
September 25, 2015
Friendly Dictators: Should America Embrace or Shun Them? – featuring Dr. Ted Galen Carpenter

Friendly Dictators: Should America Embrace or Shun Them? – featuring Dr. Ted Galen Carpenter

Ted Galen Carpenter is senior fellow for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute. Dr. Carpenter served as Cato’s director of foreign policy studies from 1986 to 1995 and as vice president for defense and foreign policy studies from 1995 to 2011. He is the author of nine and the editor of 10 books on international affairs. He is a frequent guest on radio and television programs in the United States, Latin America, Europe, East Asia and other regions. Carpenter received his Ph.D. in U.S. diplomatic history from the University of Texas. Listen Now:
September 22, 2015
UAE’s Emergence on the World’s Stage: Overview of UAE-US Relations

UAE’s Emergence on the World’s Stage: Overview of UAE-US Relations

The Honorable Abdulla Alsaboosi has been appointed consul general of the United Arab Emirates in Los Angeles covering the West Coast in July 2013. Prior to this assignment, he was the director of the American and Pacific Affairs Department with the title of ambassador at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Listen Now:
September 22, 2015