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Babies in the Elements

Babies in the Elements

Little ones love recreation with their parents, and love playing in the snow. But a baby can also be a burden on a winter outing, and keeping them safe and warm is any parent’s biggest concern. Join us for a talk on babies in the elements – we’ve got two parents in the studio who are experts on keeping kids safe and happy in the outdoors.

KSKA: Thursday, Oct. 23, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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October 17, 2014
Parnell, Walker Square Off In Gubernatorial Debate

Parnell, Walker Square Off In Gubernatorial Debate

Candidates for Alaska governor Sean Parnell and Bill Walker square off in a debate hosted by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.

KSKA: Tuesday, Oct. 16, at noon
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October 17, 2014
Experiments: Stories of Fiascoes, Odd Couples and New Discoveries

Experiments: Stories of Fiascoes, Odd Couples and New Discoveries

Every community has a place, where people gather and stories are told. The east coast has stoops, the south has porches and in Alaska we have Arctic Entries. This hour of Arctic Entries will feature stories based on the theme, “Experiments.” This includes stories of fiascoes, odd couples, and new discoveries.

KSKA: Tuesday, October 21, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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October 17, 2014
Breast Surgery

Breast Surgery

On the next Line One, Dr. Woodard and guest surgeon Dr. Karen Barbosa will delve into surgical treatment of both benign and malignant disorders of the breast, including reconstruction.

KSKA: Monday, Oct. 20, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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October 17, 2014

Small Game Hunting

HOST: Charles Wohlforth

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BROADCAST: Thursday, December 4, 2014, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. AKDT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, December 4, 2014, 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. AKDT

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October 15, 2014

Stargazing

HOST: Charles Wohlforth

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BROADCAST: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. AKDT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, November 20, 2014, 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. AKDT

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October 15, 2014

Subsistence and Climate Change

HOST: Charles Wohlforth

GUESTS: 

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BROADCAST: Thursday, November 13, 2014, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. AKDT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, November 13, 2014, 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. AKDT

SUBSCRIBE: Receive Outdoor Explorer automatically every week via

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October 15, 2014
We've got a bootfitter from Powder Hound Ski Shop joining us on air on the next Outdoor Explorer.

Sifting Through The Goods: Ski Swaps

Ski swap time is upon us. It’s become a season in Anchorage, when used gear comes out of the garage and goes on sale in these giant rummage sales, which can be as competitive as a Walmart on Thanksgiving. But is this really a good way to get quality gear?

KSKA: Thursday, Oct. 16, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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October 10, 2014
C. Hart Merriam photo album at the Bancroft Library, Berkeley, 
photograph of Yakutat sealing camp in 1899. Photo courtesy Aron Crowell, Anchorage Museum.

Yakutat Seal Camps

The Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center’s Yakutat Seal Camps project is a multidisciplinary study of 900 years of interaction between people, seals and glaciers at Yakutat Bay, Alaska. Join us for a journey into Yakutat’s history in one of the Smithsonian Spotlight events hosted by the Anchorage Museum.

KSKA: Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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October 10, 2014
Screening for Colon Cancer

Screening for Colon Cancer

There is controversy regarding breast and prostate cancer screening. Is this true about colon cancer screening as well? On our next program we will discuss the symptoms, screening tests, and treatment of colon cancer with Anchorage gastroenterologist Dr. Saket Ambasht.

KSKA: Monday, Oct. 13, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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October 10, 2014

Alaska News Nightly: October 8, 2014

Retired Colonel Implicated In Guard Scandal; Troopers Investigate 2 Deaths in Shageluk; KSKA DJ Shot, Killed In Home – 16-Year-Old Foster Son Charged With Murder; Parnell, Walker Spar At Soldotna Gubernatorial Debate; It’s Cold Out, But Bethel Shelter Won’t Open Until December; Ordinance to Add Prayer In Ketchikan Schools Passes First Vote; UAF Exhibit to Feature Work from Autistic Artist; New Exhibit Puts An Alaska Twist on A Familiar Building Block

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October 8, 2014
Glacier Trekking

Glacier Trekking

A huge proportion of Alaska is covered with ice. A lot more than has towns and cities or anything man made on it. That’s a lot of country to explore, and its truly beautiful, like another world.

KSKA: Thursday, Oct. 30, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

October 8, 2014

Federal Court Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban in Idaho, Nevada

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down gay marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada on Tuesday. The federal court also has jurisdiction over Alaska, where five same sex couples are suing to overturn the state’s ban on same sex marriage.

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October 7, 2014

Alaska News Nightly: October 7, 2014

Federal Court Striks Down Gay Marriage Ban in Idaho, Nevada; Arctic Summit Tackles A Diverse Spread of Issues; Kuskokwim River May Meet Chinook Escapement Goal; In New Ad, Begich Embraces His Vote on Obamacare; Southeast Ballot Issues Cover Taxes, Infrastructure and More; ‘Blood Moon’ Forecast Strong in Alaska Tonight; At UAA, New Trees Sprout Alongside New Construction; National Geographic Photographer Paul Nicklen Talks On Arctic Environments

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October 7, 2014
Heather Carlton and 2-year-old son Theo were at home Thursday after Spunky Sprouts Too suddenly shut down. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)

55 Left Without Care After Juneau Daycare Abruptly Closes

Infant and toddler care facility Spunky Sprouts Too in Juneau shut down abruptly at the close of business Wednesday after key staff members quit. Its preschool, Spunky Sprouts Learning Center, is closing at the end of the month.

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October 6, 2014

Alaska News Nightly: October 6, 2014

HUD Grants Aimed at Alaska Native Housing Projects; Gwitch’in Translators Scramble to Ready Election Materials; Gov. Parnell Rescinds Termination Order for 2 Guard Officials; Conservation Group Sues to Block Controversial Southeast Timber Sale; Texas Police Chief Chosen To Lead In Fairbanks; 55 Left Without Care After Juneau Daycare Abruptly Closes; Alaska Book Week: ‘Pup & Pokey’ and A Journey Into Kid Lit

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October 6, 2014
Finding The Pumpkin King

Finding The Pumpkin King

October is here, and that means the reign of the pumpkin has begun. Many of us will be eating pumpkin pie in the coming months, or maybe seeds from our jack o lanterns. But there are some who desire more pumpkin, and they get it through beer.

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October 6, 2014

Dr. Ronald Tammen on “Will China Rule the World?”

Ron Tammen is a scholar and professor at the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government. Dr. Tammen specializes in world politics, with particular reference to power relationships among the great powers, present and future. His research currently centers on the emergence of China and then India as potentially dominant nations and the challenge this presents to U.S. foreign and national security policy.

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October 6, 2014
Winter Public Use Cabins

Winter Public Use Cabins

Visiting a remote cabin in the winter opens the backcountry as you can’t experience any other way. Climb out of your toasty sleeping bag to see a brilliant dome of stars far from city lights, maybe with the aurora. We’ll talk about winter time trips to Alaska’s public use cabins. It’s time to plan outings you’ll do on skis and snowshoes a couple of months from now.

KSKA: Thursday, Oct. 9, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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October 3, 2014

Algo Nuevo: September 28, 2014

Here’s the Sunday, September 28, 2014 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 email to algonuevo [at] alaskapublic [dot] org or post your comment at the… Read More

October 3, 2014