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Kristin Spack

The Future of Alaska Energy

On the next Addressing Alaskans, learn more about Alaska Grid – The All Alaska Energy Project from Brent Petrie, formerly of the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative. The proposed project would use High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) technology to send power all over the state from a natural gas-fueled power plant on Alaska’s North Slope. Brent provides comparisons of similar HDVC projects worldwide and responds to a wide array of questions at this luncheon hosted SMPS Alaska.

KSKA: Tuesday 10/29 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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October 25, 2013 - 12:30 pm
The PAC Turns 25

The PAC Turns 25

The Performing Arts Center (PAC) is celebrating 25 years in Anchorage. This month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, meet arts champion an PAC president Nancy Harbour who has been there since day one. Nancy shares inside stories including some ghost stories.

KSKA: Monday 10/28 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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October 25, 2013 - 11:30 am
Health Care Coordination

Health Care Coordination

We in the U.S. spend more on health care than any other developed country and by many measures have less quality care. In addition many Americans have no health care coverage. The Affordable Care Act attempts to provide access to health care to more Americans but does little to address costs and quality. In this program we discuss efforts to address the two other problems with our health care system – cost and quality with Dr. Richard Antonelli of Children’s Hospital, Boston and Harvard Medical School.

KSKA: Monday 10/28 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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October 25, 2013 - 11:00 am

Canoeing 5,000 Miles in 5 Months

Starting in Washington, going over the Chilkoot Pass, down the Yukon, through the Bering Sea, up river to Lake Iliamna, finally ending up in Anchorage’s Westchester Lagoon, Bob Vollhaber paddled a canoe five thousand miles in five months. He’d never done anything like the before. On the next Outdoor Explorer, listen to an interview with Bob recorded on September 17th, just days after he completed the extraordinary journey.

KSKA: Thursday 10/24 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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October 18, 2013 - 3:00 pm
The Commerce of Diversity

The Commerce of Diversity

“Some people maybe not get black or white or gay or straight, but everybody gets the green. It is the one universal color, that we all understand,” says Justin Nelson, President of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Listen to his talk recorded at the Anchorage Chamber on the “Commerce of Diversity,” this week on Addressing Alaskans.

KSKA: Tuesday 10/22 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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October 18, 2013 - 12:30 pm

Thyroid Disease

One of only two pediatric endocrinologists in Alaska, Dr. Matthew Benson specializes in the treatment of pediatric hormone disorders.  Pediatric hormone disorders affect growth and development during all stages of childhood and adolescence. Dr. Benson is skilled in treating thyroid gland problems, growth disorders, early or delayed puberty, diabetes, obesity, low blood sugar, and disorders associated with Vitamin D deficiency. He joins Dr.  Woodard on the next Line One: Your Health Connection.

KSKA: Monday 10/21 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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October 18, 2013 - 11:00 am
Energy and Security: Strategies for a World in Transition

Energy and Security: Strategies for a World in Transition

President & Founder, Goldwyn Global Strategies, David Goldwyn was recorded speaking on “Energy and Security: Strategies for a World in Transition” at the Alaska World Affairs Council on October 18, 2013.

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October 18, 2013 - 9:32 am
Getting Tweens Outdoors

Getting Tweens Outdoors

For outdoor families, it can be tough when children leave elementary school and suddenly don’t want to go outside anymore. There are plenty of exceptions, but middle school coaches and parents of tweens know that this is a critical age to keep young people going outside and active. We’ll be talking with parents and educators about how the outdoors can compete with the screen or the couch in the lives of tweens as we struggle to help them build independent lives that are healthy and active.

KSKA: Thursday 10/17 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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October 11, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Not My Life: Slavery in Anchorage

The first human trafficking case prosecuted in the United States happened right here in Anchorage, Alaska. Not My Life is a documentary depicting the dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery worldwide. The film was shown at Bear Tooth Theatrepub in Anchorage and followed by panel discussion on slavery in Alaska with Robin Bronen from the Alaska Institute for Justice, Michelle DeWitt from Tundra Women’s Coalition, Jolene Goeden from the FBI and First Lady of Alaska, Sandy Parnell.

KSKA: Tuesday 10/15 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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October 11, 2013 - 12:30 pm

Parenting the Modern Teen

The chances high are that you or someone close to you will travel some difficult roads with an adolescent child. Drugs, alcohol, peers, social media, sex, bullying, and defiant behavior are only some of the threats to your teen’s health and emotional wellness. How do we navigate the tangled web of information and mass socialization that has changed the landscape of the adolescent world? How do we find balance between regulation and trust, and how should we respond when our child is not behaving rationally or safely?

KSKA: Monday 10/14 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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October 11, 2013 - 11:00 am

Transition Season Biking

Even as fall weather gets colder, biking is not over. The sport of cyclocross is nearing its peak of competition. Mountain biking trails are firm and fast in cool weather. And yearround bikers are preparing for winter. We are talking about biking when its cold out, on the cyclocross course or on the street, getting to work, and the equipment and attitude it takes to make sub-arctic bicycling full.

KSKA: Thursday 10/10 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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October 4, 2013 - 12:30 pm
Melissa Block

Melissa Block

This week on Addressing Alaskans, listen to host to NPR’s All Things Considered, Melissa Block on-stage with APRN’s Lori Townsend at the Anchorage Museum.Recorded on June 25,  Block shares audio clips of memorable stories she’s done for NPR over her 28-year career, as well as fond memories of her time spent in Alaska.

KSKA: Tuesday 10/8 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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October 4, 2013 - 12:10 pm

The Affordable Care Act in Alaska, Part 2

Discussion on the Affordable Care Act continues this week on Line One with particular focus on how these programs affect Alaska Natives, individuals with Veteran’s benefits or Medicare, and how the first week of the Exchanged fared.

KSKA: Monday 10/7 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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October 4, 2013 - 11:00 am
Getting Alaska Back on the Global Energy Map

Getting Alaska Back on the Global Energy Map

President, ConocoPhillips Alaska, Trond-Erik Johansen was recorded speaking on “Getting Alaska Back on the Global Energy Map” at the Alaska World Affairs Council in Anchorage on September 27, 2013.

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September 27, 2013 - 3:32 pm
Disc Golf

Disc Golf

The thrown disc, otherwise known as a frisbee, transferred a generation ago from a beach toy to a serious piece of sporting equipment, both in ultimate frisbee leagues and in disc golf. Even if you haven’t played, you’ve noticed disc golf players, usually young adults, walking through the forest from hole to hole. On this edition of Outdoor Explorer, we’ll learn how the sport has grown in Anchorage to be a major feature of our wooded parks.

KSKA: Thursday 10/3 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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September 27, 2013 - 3:00 pm
Recent Developments in Dena’ina Recognition in Southcentral Alaska

Recent Developments in Dena’ina Recognition in Southcentral Alaska

It’s one of the most visited places in Anchorage, but how many visitors to Point Woronzof know it was once an important Dena’ina fish camp? This week on Addressing Alaskans, listen to a presentation given at the Cook Inlet Historical Society about ”Recent Developments in Dena’ina Recognition in Southcentral Alaska.” Learn what Potter Marsh, Fire Island, Campbell Creek and Glen Alps meant to Anchorage’s original residents and how those stories are being recognized today.

KSKA: Tuesday 10/1 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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September 27, 2013 - 12:30 pm
The Affordable Care Act and Health Insurance Exchange for Alaskans

The Affordable Care Act and Health Insurance Exchange for Alaskans

Alaskans can apply for health insurance through the Federal Government administered Health Insurance Exchange starting October 1 for coverage beginning January 1, 2014. On the next Line One, host Dr. Woodard and his guests from United Way Anchorage and Alaska Primary Care Association will review what Alaskans need to know about the Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Exchange.

KSKA FM: Monday 9/30 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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September 27, 2013 - 11:00 am

The Cost Of Living…Revisited

The original play “The Cost of Living” was based on the experiences of women in our community who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Originally written and produced at Cyrano’s 21 years ago, it is returning as “The Cost of Living … Revisited” with new material. This month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, hosts Sandy and Dick talk with Catherine Stadem, co-author of the original script. Read More…

KSKA: Monday 9/30 at 1:30 pm
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September 27, 2013 - 10:30 am
Biking Without Borders: Two Wheels, Six Continents & the Neglected Tropical Diseases

Biking Without Borders: Two Wheels, Six Continents & the Neglected Tropical Diseases

Dr. Steven Fabes was recorded speaking on “Biking Without Borders: Two Wheels, Six Continents & the Neglected Tropical Diseases” at the Alaska World Affairs Council on September 20, 2013.

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September 20, 2013 - 3:05 pm
Trap Shooting

Trap Shooting

Trap shooting is a sport at which Alaskans excel, having produced a national champion and Olympian in Cory Cogdell, formerly of Eagle River, and other top competitors. On today’s show we learn about the community of trap shooters in Anchorage, how shooters learn to hit the fast-moving targets, and what it takes to get into the sport. Watch Video

KSKA: Thursday 9/26 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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September 20, 2013 - 2:00 pm