It’s Outdoor Explorer. I’m Charles Wohlforth. Our topic is one of my favorites: long-distance cross-country ski racing. Monica wanted to call it Competitive Ski Racing for Muggles, and I think that’s about right, because Nordic skiing is a great sport for non-athletes and truly… Read More
Small game can be an entry for young people into hunting, but it’s also is a tradition for sportsmen going back centuries and shows up in classic literature from all over the world. On the next Outdoor Explorer, the topic is hunting upland game birds and small mammals.
KSKA: Thursday, Dec. 4, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Alaska’s position in the far north makes it a strategic location for U.S. military operations. At a luncheon hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council, former Alaskan Command head Gen. Joe Ralston and current Alaskan Command head Lt. Gen. Russell Handy talk about the strategic importance of Alaska – then and now.
KSKA: Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Dr. Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928 and received the Nobel Prize in 1945, along with Dr. Howard Florey and Dr. Ernst Chain, “for the discovery of penicillin and its curative effect in various infectious diseases.” In his Noble Prize lecture he warned of the development of antibiotic resistance. On this Line One program, host Dr. Woodard discusses the ominous and growing problem of antibiotic resistance 70 years later. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Jay Butler and infectious disease pharmacist Dr. Thaddus Wilkerson join the show.
KSKA: Monday, Dec. 1, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
William J. Dobson is the politics & foreign affairs editor for Slate. Previously, he served as the managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine. Dobson is the author of The Dictator’s Learning Curve: Inside the Global Battle for Democracy. Mr. Dobson’s first book, it was selected as one of the “best books of 2012” by Foreign Affairs, the Atlantic, The Sunday Telegraph, and Prospect magazine. The New York Times called it “intelligent and absorbing” and wrote, “Mr. Dobson’s book, with luck, will find its way into the hands of people who aspire to be free.”
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. Originally told at the Arctic Entries monthly storytelling event in Anchorage, listen to seven people tell a 7-minute-long true story related to the show’s theme.
KSKA: Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
JBER archaeologist Karlene Leeper speaks about the history of Air Force radar infrastructure in Alaska – how they were distributed across the landscape and how they have changed.
KSKA: Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Anchorage mayor Dan Sullivan delivers his annual State of the City address at an Anchorage Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Hear about public safety, retail expansion, the city’s waterfront plans and more.
KSKA: Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Premature birth increases an infant’s risk of several dangerous and costly medical problems. It can also be emotionally difficult for families. On the next Line One, we’ll discuss premature birth – its causes, treatment, prevention and emotional and economic costs with Samantha and Rob Oslund and Dr. Matt Hirschfeld of March of Dimes.
KSKA: Monday, Nov. 17, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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.