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Healthy Economies, Healthy Communities

How do you measure the economic value of an ecosystem? “The choice about how to match built capital and natural capital is the most fundamental question of the 20th century,” according to David Batker, co-founder of Earth Economics.  Batker’s been working with FEMA to help answer this question. He discussed how he studies earth economics at the 2013 Mat-Su Salmon Science and Conservation Symposium in Palmer. Listen to  his keynote address on “Healthy Communities, Healthy Salmon” this week on Addressing Alaskans.

KSKA: Tuesday 11/26 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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November 22, 2013

Parenting the Modern Teen – Smart Phones, The Internet, and Social Media

On the next Line One we will look at the impact that the smartphone and the internet explosion has had on our children and families and the challenges they present to us as parents. Returning as guests will be adolescent therapists Robert Rhodes, Whitney Whitman, and Dr. Ebony McLain-Owens. This will be the second program in a four part monthly series about Parenting the Modern Teen, hosted by Prentiss Pemberton.

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November 22, 2013
Not Your Mother’s Girl Scouts

Not Your Mother’s Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts still teach leadership skills and cooperation with others, but today’s Girl Scouts also encourage young girls to excel and be interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Girl Scouts’ exciting programming still also includes the arts with opportunities for Scouts to hone their skills with badges in playwriting and the theatre. On the next Alaska Radio Reader Rambler,  meet Sue Perles, CEO of Girls Scouts of Alaska and an extraordinary role model to inspire the youth of Alaska.

KSKA: Monday 11/25 at 1:30 pm
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November 22, 2013
Public Use Cabins

Public Use Cabins

On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’re talking about public use cabins. Why now? Well, they’re open in the winter, and perfect for a ski or snowshoeing weekend. Perhaps more importantly, the season for reserving cabins for summer will soon be upon us. Believe it or not, it’s time to start planning your cabin trips for 2014. We learn about remote cabins you can rent, how to do it, and personal favorites across the region.

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KSKA: Thursday 11/21 at 2:00 and 9:00 pm

November 15, 2013

Alaska’s Major Energy Projects

This week on Addressing Alaskans, listen to a panel discussion hosted by Commonwealth North on five major Alaska energy projects.  Panelists Tim Bradner, Mark Foster, Scott Goldsmith and Harry Noah address how the different projects complement or complete with each other, challenges ahead for each, how state deficits and declining revenue impact the projects, and finally how to navigate the future and decide which one is best.  All five of the potential projects discussed have received state funding.

KSKA: Tuesday 11/19 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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November 15, 2013
World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day

The next Line One focuses on HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome), including the current risk factors, the natural history of HIV infection, the symptoms of infection and AIDS, and the evolving treatment.

KSKA: Monday 11/18 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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November 15, 2013
Elder Athletes

Elder Athletes

They’re some of our most inspiring Alaskans, the outdoor athletes who remain active and even competitive in their 70′s and 80′s. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll be talking to elder athletes, finding out what keeps them going, and what advice they have to the rest of us to be where they are when we hit that age. It’s a community inspired show, with guests pulled from listener nominations.

KSKA: Thursday, 11/14 at 2:00 and 9:00 pm
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November 8, 2013
The Importance of Salmon for the Dena’ina

The Importance of Salmon for the Dena’ina

On the next Addressing Alaskans, historian and Professor of Anthropology, Dr. Alan Boraas explores the Dena’ina people’s strong relationship to salmon. The original settlers in Southcentral Alaska largely built their lives around these fish. Dr. Borass reviews a variety of methods used by the Dena’ina to catch and harvest salmon at this lecture hosted by the Cook Inlet Historical Society.

KSKA: Tuesday 11/12 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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November 8, 2013
Pap Smear Recommendations and Human Papilloma Virus

Pap Smear Recommendations and Human Papilloma Virus

The next Line One will focus on current recommendations for pap smears in an era when a vaccine exists that has the potential to prevent up to 70% of cervical cancer. In addition we will discuss the cause of cervical cancer and the human papilloma virus (HPV) with Dr. Tina Tomsen from the Anchorage Women’s Clinic.

KSKA: Monday 11/11 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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November 8, 2013

I Can See Russia From Here

“I Can See Russia From Here: A Celebration of the Friendship Flight & 25 Years of an Open Border Between Two World Superpowers” a panel discussion with Steve Cowper, Willie Hensley and Med Treadwell was recorded at the Alaska World Affairs Council on November 1, 2013.

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November 1, 2013
Crow Pass History

Crow Pass History

The Crow Pass trail leads from the Girdwood Valley to Eagle River. It’s a great backpacking route, and also a historic portion of the Iditarod Trail that led from Seward to mines in the Interior. What you might not know is that the trail was rebuilt in the 1970s with girl scout labor.We’ll learn about the Crow Pass trail in history and meet a former girl scout who helped remake the trail 40 years ago.

KSKA: Thursday 11/7 at 2:00 and 9:00 pm
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November 1, 2013
Dena’ina Songs

Dena’ina Songs

In 1954, a schoolteacher in the village of Nondalton in Southwest Alaska made the first audio record ever of Dena’ina songs and speech. Years later, his son, Craig Coray wrote a book to accompany the recordings. Today Craig is an ethnomusicologist, composer and music teacher. On the next Addressing Alaskans, he plays the songs his father recorded and shares the stories behind some very rare songs associated with old rituals.

KSKA: Tuesday 11/5 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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November 1, 2013
Atherosclerosis and Heart Disease

Atherosclerosis and Heart Disease

This edition of Line One will focus on how and why atherosclerosis occurs, and the diagnosis, complications and treatment of heart disease caused by atherosclerosis. Our guest is Dr. Stanley Watkins of the Alaska Heart and Vascular Institute. The discussion will also highlight newer diagnostic and treatment options for heart disease now available in Alaska.

KSKA: Monday 11/4 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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November 1, 2013

Algo Nuevo: October 27, 2013

Here’s the Sunday, October 27, 2013 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 e-mail to algonuevo [at] alaskapublic [dot] org or post your comment at the… Read More

October 29, 2013

Algo Nuevo: October 20, 2013

Here’s the Sunday, October 20, 2013 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 e-mail to algonuevo [at] alaskapublic [dot] org or post your comment at the… Read More

October 29, 2013

Algo Nuevo: October 13, 2013

Here’s the Sunday, October 13, 2013 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 e-mail to algonuevo [at] alaskapublic [dot] org or post your comment at the… Read More

October 29, 2013

Algo Nuevo: October 6, 2013

Here’s the Sunday, October 6, 2013 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 e-mail to algonuevo [at] alaskapublic [dot] org or post your comment at the… Read More

October 29, 2013

Algo Nuevo: September 29, 2013

Here’s the Sunday, September 29, 2013 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 e-mail to algonuevo [at] alaskapublic [dot] org or post your comment at the… Read More

October 29, 2013

Algo Nuevo: September 22, 2013

Here’s the Sunday, September 22, 2013 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 e-mail to algonuevo [at] alaskapublic [dot] org or post your comment at the… Read More

October 29, 2013
Snow show

Snow show

It’s the time of year when skiers and snowmachiners obsess about snow, waiting anxiously for that first good blanket that will stick and get us out on the trails and slopes again. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’re going to appease the snow gods by learning everything we can about the topic with a trio of experts: the weather patterns of our first snow, the physics of snow crystals, and the technology of sliding surfaces over snow.

KSKA: Thursday 10/31 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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October 25, 2013