5M Acres Burned Puts This Fire Season in the Record Books; FBI Charges Wasilla Man In Abduction of 2 North Pole Kids; Governor Meets with Tribes in Advance of Land Trust Deadline; Cruise Lines Cited for Violating Air Regulations; ‘Stop the Violence’ Walk Demands Community Pay Attention; Federal Agency Launches Website to Help Universities, Colleges Deal with Campus Violence; Alaska Joins Lawsuit Asking Judge to Block New Federal Water Rule; Miller Energy Charged with Inflating Company’s Value; Commercial Fishing on the Kuskokwim Opens Monday; Norton Sound Sees Bumper Salmon, Crab Season; Government to Buy $30M of Canned Sockeye; Humpback Researchers See ‘Old Timer’ Again After 44 Years
Newtok Tribal Governance Dispute Settled By Federal Panel; Budget Cuts Tighten Local Law Departments in Southeast; 3-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Himself In Anchorage Home; Troopers Puzzle Over Plane Found On Knik Mudflats Sans Pilot, Passengers; Juneau Swimmers Bring Home Gold From Special Olympics World Games; Special Olympics Athlete Returns Home in Kodiak to Fanfare; Unified Voice Needed for Federal Response to BC Mines; AIDEA Shares Info On 16 Interior Energy Project Proposals; SEC Charges Miller Energy Execs With Cooking the Books; AK: Like A Seafaring Santa, Kachemak’s Mailman Always Hits His Route; 49 Voices: Brandon Hall From Resolution Brewing Company in Anchorage
32 Hospitalized After Smoking Spice In Anchorage; Choice Improvement Act Helps Close VA Funding Gap; Coast Guard Boss: Ahoy! Icebreakers on Budget Horizon; No More Kicking the Can Down the Road: Talkeetna Starts Recycling; In Price William Sound, AEA Hears Input On Regional Energy Plans; Open Call for Gas Supply Proposals Closes; Harnessing the Fizz of A Ferment: Homer Gets A Lesson From A Pro; Ishmael Hope Recrafts A Family Tale in ‘Never Alone’ Follow-Up
Shell’s Arctic Icebreaker Returns to Unalaska; Gov. Walker Meets with Kuskokwim Tribes on Trust Lands; University of Alaska-Fairbanks Cuts Means $200k Bite to Nome’s Northwest Campus; ‘Expedited Partner Therapy’ Lowers Gonorrhea Cases in the YK Delta; The Elasmosaur: A Nessie-Like Dino Unearthed Near Talkeetna; Bering Straits Native Corp. Buys Alaska Industrial Hardware; Kodiak’s Alutiiq Museum Releases Book On Karluk Archaeological Site; A New Totem Pole Graces Ketchikan Shipyard; Drums of Hazardous Waste Dumped Near Kodiak
Happy 225th Birthday, Coast Guard!; Bird Death Reports Are Up In Homer, Food Sources Possibly To Blame; Atchak Arraigned For Murder Charge In Death of Roxanne Smart; Murkowski’s Planned Parenthood Vote Has the Left Seething, the Right Unmoved; Legislative Special Session Cost Nearly $1M; Artist Casts Bodies in Bethel to Highlight Mental Health; Suspected Capitol Flag Thieves Caught on Tape; Construction to start at Brucejack Mine in British Columbia; A Year After Mine Disaster, Wrangellites Protest BC Mines; Cantwell Hydro Projects Draw Skepticism
3,000 In Anchorage to Lose Food Stamps After Work Requirement Change; Alaska Exempt From New Federal Clean Power Rules; Murkowski Votes to Move Planned Parenthood Defunding Bill; Summer Work Underway at Red Devil Mine in Advance of Big Cleanup; Pregnant Kotlik Woman Loses Child After Assault; Former NICU Parent Helps Others Navigate A Stressful Time; With Subsistence Foods Running Short, Bering Strait Villages Receive A Donation of Halibut; Gambell Basketball Player Chooses Between Hometown Team and Seattle Offer
Shell Begins Exploratory Drilling in the Chukchi Sea; Attorney General Says Tribal Protection Orders Deserve Equal Recognition; At Least 7 Vehicles Involved In Fatal Seward Highway Wreck; 15-Year-Old Plane Crash Survivor Honored By Coast Guard; Yukon King Run Stronger Than Expected; Strange Orange Robots Sail Into Dutch Harbor… Just What Are They Up To?; AK: At A Lonely Lighthouse, Cruise Tourists Bring A Welcome Dose of Noise, And Cash; 49 Voices: Albert Gamboa of Anchorage
Starting August 1, KSKA is rolling out a new program schedule, complete with new programs and some of your favorite old programs at new times.
This week we’re talking to Albert Gamboa, who was fishing on the banks of Ship Creek in downtown Anchorage. He’s originally from the Philippines and has lived in Anchorage on and off since 1989.
Fed Judge Slaps Greenpeace Protesters With $2,500/Hr. Fine; ‘Shell No’ Protesters Turn Back the Fennica; A Tale of 2 Murkowski Bills – One Partisan, One Not; Instrument Data ‘Another Piece of the Puzzle’ in Fatal Plane Crash; Under Alaska Management, the Mosquito River is Open for Business; Bethel Advances The Possibility of A City-Run Liquor Store; Ketchikan Borough To Vote on Tobacco Tax; BC tribal protest stops mine exploration, for now; Wrangell Opens A New Cultural Center, Carving Shed
Alaska Senators No Fans of Iran Deal; Psychiatric Facility For Vets Opens In Anchorage; In Blow To the State, Court Strikes Down Roadless Rule Exemption in the Tongass; Jim Johnsen Named New University of Alaska President; Wrangell Doc Found Guilty of Sharing Child Porn; Saxman Regains Rural Status; Dalton Highway Gets A Post-Flood Facelift; Report: Alaska Falls Short on Curbing LBGT Discrimination In The Workplace; On Love, Adoption and Raising 3 Kids With FASD
Sockeye Fire Defendants Plead Not Guilty; Matanuska River Erosion Continues to Threaten Homes; Without Troopers, Girdwood Looks For New Law Enforcement; Anchorage’s Homeless Community Endures 6th Death in 2 Weeks; Murkowski Fends Off Thorny Add-Ons To Energy Bill; Wet Weather Gives Firefighters The Edge; As Subsistence Foods Become More Scarce, Kivalina Welcomes A New Store; Teachers’ Field Trip: Lessons from the Mendenhall Glacier; Watzituya: Naknek’s One-Stop Shop for Nets, Coffee, Counseling
Elections Director Resigns Abruptly at Lt. Gov’s Request; Berkowitz Transition Report Draws on Community, Corporate Solutions Alike; Erosion Along the Matanuska Continues to Imperil Homes; Dead Fish, Wildlife In Aleutians May Be Victims Of Toxic Algae Outbreak; Forgiving Without Forgetting: A Tlingit Village Up in Smoke; Denali Wolf Hunt Nears Opening, Despite Low Population Numbers; Groups Seek Halt to POW Wolf Hunting, Logging
Matanuska River Claims A Home Plus 3 Other Structures; Mallott: US-Canada Commission Won’t Take Up BC Mines; Despite Stiff Competition, Alaska Airlines Logs Record Profits; Fairbanks Voters To Decide on 5% Pot Tax; Bethel Appeals ABC Rejection of Liquor License Protest, Could Bring Decision To A Vote; In Remote Alaska, High-Speed Internet Comes By Land – Not Satellite; Village of Wales Starts Polar Bear Patrol to Protect Community; 49 Voices: Verna Haynes of Anchorage; AK: An 80-Year Love Affair With Flowers Still Blossoms
Verna Haynes runs the Anchorage store Obsession Records with her husband Steve. The born-and-raised Alaska couple had almost 20,000 LPs at one point — that’s when they decided they should share their love of vinyl with everyone.
Young Votes Yes, Meant No, On Bill Gutting GMO Labeling Laws; 2nd Murkowski Energy Bill Has Controversies Lacking in 1st; Gov. Walker Travels to Pentagon to Make Case for Alaska Troops; 5 Fires Threaten Tanana On the Yukon; Anchorage To ‘Revisit’ Knik Arm Bridge; Suspect Arrested for Threatening Calls To Arizona Schools, Which Were Similar to Alaska’s; 4 Charged with Theft of Oysters from Kachemak Bay Farm; With Ever-Changing Restrictions, 2015 Marks a Summer of Flexibility on the Kuskokwim; Pains of Trooper Cuts Felt At Small Community Jails; Haines Climbers Likely First Women to Summit Cathedral Peaks
Interior Dept. OKs Arctic Drilling—With Limits; Murkowski Unveils Her National Energy Policy Bill; Southeast Village Brings Its Subsistence Designation Battle To Capitol Hill; Murkowski Balks At Proposed Funding Source for Highway Plan; Dozens Testify Against Megaprojects In Anchorage; AMHS Looks To Dwindling Coffers As Southeast Leaders Plea for Restored Ferry Service; Chum Salmon Flood Western Alaska Waters As Buyers Struggle to Keep Up; As Chinook Cross Into Canada, Fall Chum Begin Running on the Yukon; BC Withholds Key Permit from Transboundary Mine
General Says Decision on JBER Cuts Not Final Without An Arctic Plan; Government Attorneys Seek Dismissal In Guards Records Case; Bush Carriers Keep A Close Eye on Aviation Safety; City Puts Its Chips On Providing Housing For Those Most In Need; Explosion Shakes Aleutians’ Cleveland Volcano; Fairbanks Police Launch Website to Crowdsource Tips On Cold Cases; UAF Removes Mississippi Flag; State Funding Advances St. Mary’s Wind Farm Plan; Marine Debris Barge to Skip Southeast; No Second King Opening for Southeast Trollers; King Salmon Sees a Unique, And Invasive, Visitor From Afar
NTSB Investigates ‘Man, Machine, Environment’ in Friday’s Plane Crash Near Juneau; Trapper Creek Man Dies When Plane Strikes Tree; Shell Ship ‘Fennica’ Heads to Oregon for Repairs; Rain Helps Slow A Vigorous Fire Season In the Interior; Legislative Committee Won’t Take Up Medicaid Expansion Wednesday; Fire Destroys Oyster Company Boat, Dock, Equipment in Little Jakolof Bay; Alaska Supreme Court Upholds Ruling Against ‘Save Our Salmon’ Initiative; Senate Ed Bill Bolsters the Role of Alaska Tribes; State Lifts Spending Freeze on Susitna-Watana Hydro Project; Need for Food Assistance Rises as Alaskans Struggle To Make Ends Meet; Ketchikan Pastor Goes Barefoot to Raise Money For Those Who Need Shoes
For 49 voices this week, AK visits with a feisty long time Alaskan. Chuck Sassara came to Alaska in 1955 from California with his wife Ann. Sassara served in the state legislature in the ’60s and ’70s, he’s been a pilot, a sailor and business owner. He says he got a job the very first day he arrived in Anchorage.