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Arctic Warriors

Arctic Warriors

On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’re talking about Arctic Warriors and the skills they learn and practice. We have two officers in the studio whose military training has helped them make it through Alaska’s harshest weather. One was on a caribou hunt on North Slope when the weather took a dangerous turn. The other led a successful Denali ascent over the summer. What does the military teach about surviving outdoors? We’ll get into that question on this show.

KSKA: Thursday, Jan. 29, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

January 23, 2015
Winter Sports and Climate Change

Winter Sports and Climate Change

If winter defines us as Alaskans, as skiers and outdoor enthusiasts, what happens when we start to lose winter? Strange weather is becoming the new normal and we’re forced to adapt to climate change, because we don’t have a choice. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll look at what that means from scientific and a practical perspective.

KSKA: Thursday, Jan. 22, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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January 16, 2015
Assessing the Situation: Alaska’s Fiscal Future

Assessing the Situation: Alaska’s Fiscal Future

A cocktail of plummeting oil prices and declining production on the North Slope means some tough challenges ahead for the state of Alaska. Hear economist Gunnar Knapp review the numbers — revenue, expenditures and more — at a talk jointly hosted by UAA’s Institute of Social and Economic Research and Alaska Common Ground.

KSKA: Tuesday, Jan. 13, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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January 9, 2015
Are Narcotics Overused for Noncancer Pain?

Are Narcotics Overused for Noncancer Pain?

It appears we are in the midst of an epidemic of mortality and morbidity related to the overuse of narcotic medications for noncancer pain in this country. Our guest, Dr. Gary Franklin, has written a position statement for the American Academy of Neurology on the issue. This program will discuss the possible reasons for the problem and suggested remedies.

KSKA: Monday, Jan. 12, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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January 9, 2015
Going the Distance With Your Nordic Skiing

Going the Distance With Your Nordic Skiing

Nordic skiing is a great sport for non-athletes and truly a life-long activity that you don’t have to give up as you get older. Although it provides a total workout, it doesn’t put much strain on joints and muscles. And in the endurance events, middle-agers can do quite well. Our topic today is training for distance races, including our famous Tour of Anchorage, not because you ever expect to win, but because you want to go the distance and share a big accomplishment with many friends and neighbors.

KSKA: Thursday, Jan. 8, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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January 2, 2015
All Aboard the R/V Sikuliaq

All Aboard the R/V Sikuliaq

This week on Addressing Alaskans, we’re headed aboard the R/V Sikuliaq for a tour with the vessel’s operations director, Dan Oliver. It’s the only ice-capable oceanographic research ship in the entire U.S. research fleet, and its home port is in Alaska.

KSKA: Tuesday, Jan. 6, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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January 2, 2015
Aches, Pains and Aging

Aches, Pains and Aging

Musculoskeletal pain with aging is common and associated with many disorders. On the next Line One, we’ll discuss the general recommendations for prevention and treatment of this common issue. The goal is to help prevent disability with aging.

KSKA: Monday, Jan. 5, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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January 2, 2015
Getaways: Stories of Going Undercover, Finding Paradise, and Gettin’ the Hell Outta Dodge

Getaways: Stories of Going Undercover, Finding Paradise, and Gettin’ the Hell Outta Dodge

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. Here, Alaskans share their personal stories – funny, sad and sweet. This week, the theme is “getaways” – stories of going undercover, finding paradise and getting the hell outta Dodge.

KSKA: Tuesday, Dec. 30, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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December 26, 2014
Alaska’s Homeless Youth

Alaska’s Homeless Youth

How does a young person come to be homeless in Alaska? In the first of a three-part series on teen homelessness in Alaska, Line One host Prentiss Pemberton and guests will delve in to what it’s like to live on the streets. In the first of three parts, we’ll hear from the Covenant House, a group that serves hundreds of homeless youth in Alaska each year.

KSKA: Monday, Dec. 29, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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December 26, 2014

Alaska News Nightly: December 22, 2014

FEC Report Sheds New Light On Campaign Contributions; Canada Approves Controversial Mine Plan in Southeast; Anchorage Forms New Committee To Navigate Pot Legalization; Doctors Aim to Reset Alaska Heathcare Model; Orphaned Bear Cubs To Head South; Bethel Receives An Unusual Winter Visitor – A Robin; Do I Need to Rinse This? The Inner Workings of City Recycling

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December 22, 2014
O'Malley Peak Star Trails: Canis Minor Rising -- Oct 22, 2014: Canis Minor is the smallest constellation: the white star at the horizon is Procyon (Alpha Canis Minoris), the Little Dog Star, and the blue star above that is Gomeisa (Beta Canis Minoris), Arabic meaning "the bleary-eyed (woman)" -- photographed with a Nikon DSLR camera. Copyright 2014 Jane E Gnass.

Stargazing

The night sky is infinitely interesting, and, like any experience in nature, knowledge only makes the experience deeper. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’re going to learn about the stars and watching them as an outdoor Alaskan activity.

KSKA: Thursday, Dec. 18, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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December 12, 2014
Governor Walker on the Future of Alaska

Governor Walker on the Future of Alaska

Newly elected Alaska governor Bill Walker addresses the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce with his vision for the state budget and the opportunities ahead for Alaska.

KSKA: Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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December 12, 2014
Your Amazing Brain: ‘An Owners Guide for Maintenance and Performance’

Your Amazing Brain: ‘An Owners Guide for Maintenance and Performance’

Ever wonder how we know what we know, and if we really know it at all? What about the question of certainty and the significance of perception? How do fear and anxiety get stuck in our brains and how do we break free of them? Line One host Prentiss Pemberton and Anchorage neuropsychologist, Dr. Paul Craig, tackle these questions and more as they dive into a discussion about the amazing organs we call our brains.

KSKA: Monday, Dec. 15, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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December 12, 2014

Iron Dog

HOST: Charles Wohlforth

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BROADCAST: Thursday, February 12, 2014, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. AKDT

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December 6, 2014
Outdoor Filmmakers

Outdoor Filmmakers

If you really love what you do outdoors, its natural to want to document that with pictures or video. Outdoor filmmaking is exploding as young people deploy equipment that is much less expensive than it used to be. This week on Outdoor Explorer we talk to adventure filmmakers. It goes beyond strapping a GoPro to your helmet.

KSKA: Thursday, Dec. 11, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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December 5, 2014
Judicial Selection in Alaska

Judicial Selection in Alaska

Alaska Supreme Court chief justice Dana Fabe moderates a panel on judicial selection in Alaska at a luncheon hosted by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.

KSKA: Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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December 5, 2014
Podiatrist Dr. Kenneth Swayman joins us on the next Line One program on Monday, Dec. 8.

Disorders of the Foot and Ankle

On the next program we’re swan-diving into common problems of the foot and ankle — think plantar faciitis, bunions and more. The phone lines will be open for listener questions and comments. Line One host Dr. Thad Woodard is joined by Anchorage podiatrist Dr. Ken Swayman.

KSKA: Monday, Dec. 8, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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December 5, 2014

Algo Nuevo: November 30, 2014

Here’s the Sunday, November 30, 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

December 3, 2014

Algo Nuevo: November 23, 2014

Here’s the Sunday, November 23, 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

December 3, 2014

Algo Nuevo: November 16, 2014

Here’s the Sunday, November 16, 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

December 3, 2014