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Three Sitka Artists, Three Grants – One Last Name

Three Sitka Artists, Three Grants – One Last Name

Last month, the Rasmuson Foundation announced the recipients of this year’s individual artist awards and grants. Several Sitka artists were on that list, and three of them share the same last name.

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June 18, 2014 - 5:23 pm

Alaska News Nightly: June 17, 2014

Alaska Communities To Be Compensated $28.5M for Tax-Exempt Lands; Obama to Expand Pacific Marine Sanctuary; Kodiak Fishermen Find a Niche Consumer Market; Steel Creek Fire Near Fairbanks Draws Air Response; Ferry Workers Reach Tentative Labor Agreement; GCI Celebrates Launch of 3G Service with 6,000 Cheeseburgers; Right-Wing Lt. Gov. Candidate Vies for Ballot Slot; Plans for a Skatepark Get Rolling in Kwethluk; Loo Dedication Draws Small Crowd in Ketchikan.

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June 17, 2014 - 5:15 pm
Mayor’s Marathon and other marathons

Mayor’s Marathon and other marathons

The marathon is the pinnacle of physical challenges, an event that few are able to finish, much less excel in. But more and more people are taking the challenge to train and to run 26.2 miles, and this weekend Anchorage’s oldest marathon is taking place, the Mayor’s Marathon, which also includes a half-marathon. Join host Charles Wohlforth and guests to discuss tips and training advice, and also the philosophy of the race. Why do something that is so hard?

KSKA: Thursday, June 19, 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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June 13, 2014 - 3:00 pm
“Last Letters From Attu” with author Mary Breu

“Last Letters From Attu” with author Mary Breu

Join author Mary Breu as she tells the story of her great aunt Etta Jones. Breu is the author of “Last Letters From Attu: The True Story of Etta Jones, Alaska Pioneer and Japanese P.O.W.” Etta Jones was working as a schoolteacher on the Aleutians when the Japanese invaded Attu. She spent more than three years as a prisoner of war in Japan. Breu recounts Etta’s stories of Alaska, the frontier and of P.O.W. camp.

KSKA: Tuesday, June 17, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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June 13, 2014 - 12:30 pm
The Immune Response to Infection

The Immune Response to Infection

How much do you know about your immune system? If you’ve ever wondered how your body’s defenses spring into action drop of a hat, this is the program for you. Host Dr. Thad Woodard and guests Dr. Jeff Demain and Dr. Ben Westley will talk about one of the human body’s most remarkable systems.

KSKA: Monday, June 16, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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June 13, 2014 - 11:00 am

Algo Nuevo: June 8, 2014

Here’s the Sunday, June 8, 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

June 12, 2014 - 12:43 pm
British Ambassador Speaks on U.K.-Alaska Relations

British Ambassador Speaks on U.K.-Alaska Relations

Join British ambassador to the United States, Sir Peter Westmacott, for a talk on U.K.-Alaska relations hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council. British tourists make up nearly a third of all foreign visitors to Alaska. “Brits are quite adventurous people, as they were back in Captain Cook’s time,” Westmacott says. They’re also among the world’s top consumers of canned Alaska salmon. Hear Westmacott’s perspective from across the pond on Alaska, the Arctic and more.

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June 10, 2014 - 2:00 pm
Maternal Mental Health

Maternal Mental Health

The birth of a new child to is usually an exciting and rewarding time for a family. In addition to the joy a baby brings, it is also likely the biggest adjustment a person or a couple will experience in their lifetimes. Maternal mental health is rapidly being recognized as one of the most critical, complex, and underdiagnosed components of child development, bonding, and intimate partner relationship health. Join Line One host Prentiss Pemberton and experts to learn more.

KSKA: Monday, June 9, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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June 6, 2014 - 11:00 am
An Evening of Storytelling with Alan Rachins for Cyrano’s

An Evening of Storytelling with Alan Rachins for Cyrano’s

Cyrano’s Theater Company brings two L.A. performers to Anchorage for an evening of storytelling and songs. Join host Jean Paal and guests, actor Alan Rachins and composer Shelly Markham, on Stage Talk for a sneak peek at what Rachins and Markham will talk about at tonight’s benefit for Cyrano’s. Rachins is best know for his role as Dharma’s wacky dad on the hit TV sitcom “Dharma and Gregg.” He also starred in “LA Law.” Markham is a Broadway composer and will be playing piano tunes during the Cyrano’s benefit. The event happens June 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.

KSKA: Friday, June 6, at 2:45 p.m.
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June 6, 2014 - 8:00 am
Baby Jams

Baby Jams

Today we’re surviving children’s music. While some children’s music is better than others, most of it can drive you crazy after multiple listens. To find out how to keep our musical sanity after children, we turn to Townsquare 49 contributor, local DJ, and brand new father Spencer Shroyer.

June 3, 2014 - 9:51 am
Combating Rural Poverty Through ‘Last Mile’ Solutions

Combating Rural Poverty Through ‘Last Mile’ Solutions

Alex Counts founded Grameen Foundation and became its President and CEO in 1997, after having worked in microfinance and poverty reduction for 10 years. A Cornell University graduate, Counts’ commitment to poverty eradication deepened as a Fulbright scholar in Bangladesh, where he witnessed innovative poverty solutions being developed by Grameen Bank. His talk, hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council, was recorded May 16.

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June 2, 2014 - 12:18 pm

Algo Nuevo: June 1, 2014

Here’s the Sunday, June 1, 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

June 2, 2014 - 12:02 pm
Orienteering and Wilderness Navigation

Orienteering and Wilderness Navigation

Navigating and avoiding getting lost is a bottom-line requirement for spending time in the wilderness. It’s also a sport and a source of competition. We’ll learn about orienteering, and along the way get tips about how to know where you are when you’re traveling in the backcountry. Navigation can be an interesting puzzle, and it can also save your life.

KSKA: Thursday, June 5, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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May 30, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Fishing Charters

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BROADCAST: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. AKDT

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May 30, 2014 - 1:37 pm
Alaska’s Pursuit of a Natural Gas Pipeline

Alaska’s Pursuit of a Natural Gas Pipeline

The Alaska Constitution reads, “The Legislature shall provide for the utilization, development, and conservation of all natural resources belonging to the state, including land and waters, for the maximum benefit of its people.” Hear a panel of three experts organized by Commonwealth North discuss what it means to ensure “maximum benefit” as the state evaluates becoming a joint owner in a North Slope natural gas pipeline project. Panelists include Marty Rutherford, Dermot Cole and Gunnar Knapp.

KSKA: Tuesday, June 3, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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May 30, 2014 - 12:30 pm
Neurosurgery of the Spine

Neurosurgery of the Spine

Host Dr. Thad Woodard and Anchorage neurosurgeon Dr. Marius Maxwell discuss new developments in neurosurgery of the spine.

KSKA: Monday, June 2, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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May 30, 2014 - 11:00 am
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Visits JBER

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Visits JBER

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel stopped by Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Wednesday at the outset of a 12-day tour abroad. Hagel talked with army and air force personnel about the changes ahead as the U.S. transitions out of 13 years of war.

May 29, 2014 - 5:14 pm

Algo Nuevo: May 25, 2014

Here’s the Sunday, May 25, 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

May 29, 2014 - 2:59 pm

Algo Nuevo: May 18, 2014

Here’s the Sunday, May 18, 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

May 29, 2014 - 2:53 pm

Algo Nuevo: May 11, 2014

Here’s the Sunday, May 11, 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

May 29, 2014 - 2:52 pm