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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.