Kathleen McCoy, KSKA - Anchorage

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COVID-19: How artists and a housing agency collaborated to reduce loneliness for isolated seniors

Spenard Jazz Fest Messengers played tunes in a parking lot in front of a Cook Inlet Housing Authority residence on Spenard RoadJune 3, 2020 as a way to mitigate the...

Why being civil matters: Heather Lende on surviving small-town politics

Heather Lende Book number four, from Heather Lende, is about why and how people in small towns find a way—usually—to remain civil to one another.

Foragers share their passion for finding wild foods

Spruce tips photographed on a foraging walk through Jeanne Osnas's lower Hillside neighborhood. (Photo by Kathleen McCoy) In this time of COVID-19, I am spending a lot of...

Advocate and police union president discuss community policing

Police Chief Justin Doll, center, speaking about the Anchorage Police Department’s new crime supression strategy at APD headquarters next to Capt. Ken McCoy, left, and Lt. Kevin Vandegriff, right. This image...

Anchorage Public Library Director Mary Jo Torgeson on navigating COVID-19 while serving the public

Loussac Library's bright, newly remodeled facade. The library closed its doors during COVID-19, but served customers via online services. Beginning June 4 it began curbside service. What's next for our public...

Where does hydroponics fit into Alaska’s food system? Hear perspectives from three year-round farmers.

Photo courtesy of Anchorage Greens website. Alaskans take to growing flowers and food with vigor in our short growing season. And this year, with physical distancing thanks to...

Alaska musicians: How are they surviving without audiences?

Kevin Worrell of Parlor in the Round had a music performance event planned March 12, 2020. As he recalls, his team spent the morning wiring Bear Tooth...

Jobs, family brought many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to Alaska. Will they stay?

Photo taken by Fhoki Kayamori. Kayamori was born in Tokyo in 1877. He arrived in Yakutat in 1912 and lived a quiet life as a seasonal worker at the Libby McNeil...

Buying a slice of The Greatland: How to buy state-owned land in Alaska

Screenshot from the home page of Alaska Land Sales, Division of Mining, Land and Water under the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. The parcels pictured are located three miles NE of...

Making good decisions about screen time with your kids

From the Joint Media Engagement Project, shared through Creative Commons License. No, this is not a report detailing what a bad parent you are because you let your...

How Alaska courts wrestle with COVID-19 constraints

Every American institution and most aspects of everyday life are impacted by efforts to quell the spread of the coronavirus. Public schools are closed. Working parents share...

Alaska’s state arts council: Coming back from the shutdown

When Gov. Mike Dunleavy signed the state budget on April 7, it included funding vetoes for the university system, ferry service, Medicaid, school bond reimbursement and public...

Tackling homelessness, 2.0: Investing private $ for public good

Image used from givingcompass.org, highlighting an article on the Pay for Success model as a vehicle for systems change. It is fair to say that before the coronavirus...

New study on Arctic warming: Was 2017 a tipping point?

Sea-ice changes in recent years. A true-colour MODIS satellite image showing northern Bering and Chukchi sea-ice conditions on 2 June 2017. The red dotted lines denote the...

RUNNING: Hear from Assembly candidates for East and South Anchorage

UPDATE: All candidates will participate by phone rather than gathering at Alaska Public Media studios, in response to social distancing requirements. Alaska Public...

RUNNING: Hear from Assembly candidates for West Anchorage and Midtown

UPDATE: All candidates will participate by phone rather than gathering at the Alaska Public Media studios, in response to social distancing requirements. Alaska...

RUNNING: Hear from Assembly candidates for Downtown and Eagle River/Chugiak

Alaska Public Media’s RUNNING series featuring candidates for the April 7 Anchorage municipal election will air on Hometown Alaska over four episodes. School board candidates appeared on...

RUNNING: Hear from the Anchorage School Board candidates

Alaska Public Media's RUNNING series featuring candidates for the April 7 Anchorage municipal election will air on Hometown Alaska over four episodes. Monday...

Magistrates strive for justice in rural, urban Alaska courts

Alaska's legal system can seem complex and confusing from the outside looking in. The purpose of today's show is to make one sliver of the system more...

APU’s journey toward becoming a tribal college

Current image from APU's website. APU is a small liberal arts and sciences college located in the U-Med District, just east of UAA and north of the Alaska...