APD Chief Chris Tolley joins Hometown Alaska to share experiences from his first months on the job and what's ahead.
KSKA: Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 2 pm and 8 pm
January started with ice-skating in the streets, after a mostly snowless Christmas. What's up with that? Can we recover?
KSKA: Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 @ 2 pm and 8 pm LISTEN NOW
While many of us are packing away our Christmas memories, Orthodox Christians around Alaska are preparing for Russian Christmas on January 7, complete with "starring ceremonies." Find the origins and variations on our next Hometown Alaska.
KSKA: Wednesday, Jan. 7, at 2:00 pm and 8 pm. Download Audio
Alaska has a rich and romantic dog mushing legacy. But with a lack of rural veterinarians, many dogs need homes. Advocates have created connections to bring those dogs to the state's pet-hungry urban areas. KSKA: Wednesday, December 16 @ 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
We all want bright, young students to emerge from our public school system and become contributing citizens. But what is the right price tag for that goal? KSKA: Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 2 pm. and 8 pm. Download Audio
A new city-state task force on human trafficking convenes local law enforcement and FBI, Alaska Native groups, NGOs, the state’s wage and hour section in the Division of Labor Standards and Safety, among others. Where do we go from here?
KSKA: Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Most people recognize Vern Halter as an Iditarod musher with plenty of top 10 finishes in the Last Great Race and a first place victory in the Yukon Quest. He’s also a lawyer born, raised and educated in South Dakota, and he's been an Alaskan since 1977. He’s served six years on the Mat-Su Borough Assembly. Now he’s the mayor of the fast-growing Mat-Su. On the next Hometown Alaska, we’ll get to ask him all kinds of questions about the challenges ahead.
KSKA: Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Our nation has set a goal to cut food waste in half by 2030. How is Anchorage doing? What can you do to help? Join us for this listener-requested topic on the next Hometown Alaska.
KSKA: Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Can we ever truly wrap our arms around the Arctic? A recent conference with speakers from across the globe gave it a try. We harvest the takeaways from two who were there.
KSKA: Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 2 :00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
What makes a charter school tick? How does it differ from a traditional public school? How well do charter schools perform? How is their funding handled? Listen in, bring your questions.
KSKA: Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m
On the next Hometown Alaska, we hope you'll give hosts Charles Wohlforth and Kathleen McCoy an earful! They are taking your suggestions for shows! Get in the line up.
KSKA: Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
What was Anchorage like in 1915? 1935? 1960? Aren't you curious? This is the time to find out, as the city prepares to celebrate its Big 10-0.
Ever had a rotten day turn around once you got home and caught a dose of unconditional love from your pet? Those health benefits are tangible. Medical experts support bringing warm, fuzzy and calm animals into hospital settings to share that benefit with patients. Meet Mike Lewis and his therapy dog, Jillie, along with Laure MacConnell and Remy. MacConnell coordinates a local canine-visiting program.
KSKA: Wednesday, June 10, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Come visit the world-famous Coyote Garden in Willow with Les Brake as your guide.
Learn how to protect yourself Wednesday on the next Hometown Alaska. Ask questions, tell your own story, hear from the experts.
KSKA: Wednesday, May 20, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
School kids from four elementary schools located along Chester Creek have been learning all about that watershed this year, including plenty of science. Join us to hear what they learned about everything from water temperature and pH to microinvertebrates and salmon, as well as the many community partners who made it happen.
KSKA: Wednesday, April 29, at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
In this week's Hometown Alaska, we aim to offer School Budgeting 101, a foundational look at how schools are financed. Learn the basics of school finance so that news stories make sense to you, so that you feel equipped to ask your principal or legislator useful questions and ultimately make well-informed votes.
KSKA: Wednesday, April 18, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
What was Anchorage like for black Americans in the 1950s and '60s. Find out through the stories of three who lived it, as they talk about community, opportunity and why they made Anchorage their home.
KSKA: Wednesday, April 1, at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
Educating rural Alaskans is challenging, given financial constraints and remote settings. Nonetheless, a 20-year-old short term residential program in Anchorage, and an onsite and online tutoring program in a rural setting are yielding promising to excellent results.
KSKA: Wednesday, March 11, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Climatologist Brian Brettschneider visits Hometown Alaska to help put our current very weird weather patterns into perspective. Is Anchorage becoming the banana belt?
KSKA: Wednesday, March 4, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.