The sweet strumming of the ukulele invokes a feeling of island bliss. But one minute of listening to The United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra will make you realize this isn’t flip-flops music. Punk rock, rock and roll, pop music and oldies – you name it, this octet will play it on their ukuleles. Peter Moss and all the musicians of the United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra are delighted to be supporters of the children’s project in Israel “Ukeleles for Peace,” which was founded and realized by the music lecturer Paul Moore several years ago together with both Israeli and Palestinian children. A part of the wages of the orchestra will be donated every evening to this award winning reconciliation project, in which kids with the help of music and inexpensive musical instruments discover, together with parents and schools, a way forward throughout this war-torn region.
The changing climate is shifting seasons and wildlife habitat in Alaska, altering the plants, trees and berries on the landscape, and creating unfamiliar patterns in the ocean, with the location and abundance of fish and marine mammals. We’ll talk about how these changes are affecting the subsistence way of life practiced by Alaska Natives, whose traditions developed in a more stable ecosystem.
KSKA: Thursday, Nov. 13, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Chickenpox, shingles, herpes, mononucleosis, and more: If you have questions about these diseases, or perhaps even Ebola or the illness spreading in the Caribbean caused by the Chikungunya virus, then the next program is for you. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Ben Westley joins the next Line One.
KSKA: Monday, Nov. 10, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Mark Hamilton, retired U. S. Army major general and former University of Alaska president, presents this year’s Alaska Day lecture, “‘He Who Holds Alaska: The Role of Alaska in American Strategy,” at a talk jointly hosted by the Cook Inlet Historical Society and the University of Alaska Anchorage Honors College.
KSKA: Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
About 23 percent of Alaskans are listed as having a disability. Additionally, people with disabilities have more chronic health issues and less access to health care than those without. On the next Line One, we’ll discuss the reasons for these findings, barriers to change and what is being done to improve these problems.
KSKA: Monday, Nov. 3, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
U.S. House candidates took the stage Thursday night for one of the last live debates of the election season. They were followed by U.S. Senate candidates Mark Begich, D, and Dan Sullivan, R, on the second night of Alaska Public Media’s Debate for the State program. Click here to watch Debate for the State.
Taking an angry, defiant, and depressed adolescent into the wilderness can have a profound effect on that young persons emotional development and can alter their lives forever. Join host Prentiss Pemberton and his guests from the Alaska Crossings Wilderness Program as they discuss using the power of the Wilderness to treat kids with emotional and behavioral problems.
KSKA: Monday, Oct. 27, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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.
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
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.
One of the best things about winter in Alaska is the inky black sky away from the city with a dome of stars so deep and bright it gives you a sense of vertigo. For some folks, those amazing starscapes are the best reason to get into the backcountry, or just away from town. 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.
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.
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.