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Heather Carlton and 2-year-old son Theo were at home Thursday after Spunky Sprouts Too suddenly shut down. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)

55 Left Without Care After Juneau Daycare Abruptly Closes

Infant and toddler care facility Spunky Sprouts Too in Juneau shut down abruptly at the close of business Wednesday after key staff members quit. Its preschool, Spunky Sprouts Learning Center, is closing at the end of the month.

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October 6, 2014

Alaska News Nightly: October 6, 2014

HUD Grants Aimed at Alaska Native Housing Projects; Gwitch’in Translators Scramble to Ready Election Materials; Gov. Parnell Rescinds Termination Order for 2 Guard Officials; Conservation Group Sues to Block Controversial Southeast Timber Sale; Texas Police Chief Chosen To Lead In Fairbanks; 55 Left Without Care After Juneau Daycare Abruptly Closes; Alaska Book Week: ‘Pup & Pokey’ and A Journey Into Kid Lit

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October 6, 2014
Finding The Pumpkin King

Finding The Pumpkin King

October is here, and that means the reign of the pumpkin has begun. Many of us will be eating pumpkin pie in the coming months, or maybe seeds from our jack o lanterns. But there are some who desire more pumpkin, and they get it through beer.

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October 6, 2014

Dr. Ronald Tammen on “Will China Rule the World?”

Ron Tammen is a scholar and professor at the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government. Dr. Tammen specializes in world politics, with particular reference to power relationships among the great powers, present and future. His research currently centers on the emergence of China and then India as potentially dominant nations and the challenge this presents to U.S. foreign and national security policy.

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October 6, 2014
Winter Public Use Cabins

Winter Public Use Cabins

Visiting a remote cabin in the winter opens the backcountry as you can’t experience any other way. Climb out of your toasty sleeping bag to see a brilliant dome of stars far from city lights, maybe with the aurora. We’ll talk about winter time trips to Alaska’s public use cabins. It’s time to plan outings you’ll do on skis and snowshoes a couple of months from now.

KSKA: Thursday, Oct. 9, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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October 3, 2014

Algo Nuevo: September 28, 2014

Here’s the Sunday, September 28, 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

October 3, 2014

Algo Nuevo: September 21, 2014

Here’s the Sunday, September 21, 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

October 3, 2014
A Guide to the Notorious Bars of Alaska

A Guide to the Notorious Bars of Alaska

In his new book “A Guide to the Notorious Bars of Alaska,” Douglas Vandegraft brings readers the full story behind Alaska’s most legendary bars – 135 of them – many of which have been around since the end of Prohibition in 1933. Vandegraft brings 14 years of research to the table in his new book, which hits the bookshelves last week.

KSKA: Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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October 3, 2014
Looking at the Health Effects of Marijuana Use

Looking at the Health Effects of Marijuana Use

Dr. Woodard and guest psychiatrist Dr Doris Gundersen will discuss the medical side of the marijuana legalization debate. What does the science say? What’s been the health impact of marijuana legalization in Colorado? How is marijuana used as a medicine?

KSKA: Monday, Oct. 6, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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October 3, 2014

After Long Delay, Governor Denies Record Request Into National Guard Response

Alaska regulations give government bodies 10 working days to fulfill a records request, plus another 10 if they need an extension. It took Parnell’s office 86 full working days just to deny one concerning the executive branch’s response to sexual assault in the Alaska National Guard.

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September 30, 2014

Alaska News Nightly: September 30, 2014

Sullivan Allowed to Keep In-State Tax Credits in Maryland; After Long Delay, Governor Denies Record Request Into National Guard Response; Ebola Spreads to US, Risk to Alaska Deemed Low; How Should the US Lead in the Arctic?; Walrus Are Hauling Out On Alaska Shores In Record Numbers; Deciphering AO-37, Anchorage’s Labor Law; None Testify In Favor of Pot at Hearing in Bethel; Tlingit Woodcarver Revives An Old-World Tool: The Adze

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September 30, 2014

Tlingit Carver Revives an Old Woodworking Tool: The Adze

Sealaska Heritage Institute is incorporating a traditional Native carving method into the building of the Walter Soboleff Center in Juneau. Wayne Price is a Tlingit carver from Haines. He’s using an adze, a tool used by his ancestors thousands of years ago.

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September 30, 2014
Chum salmon leaping near Cold Bay, AK. (Photo: K. Mueller, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on August 28, 2011)

Congressional Candidates Debate Alaska Fisheries

On Wednesday, candidates vying for a seat in U.S. Congress will debate one of Alaska’s biggest industries: fisheries. Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Mark Begich squares off against Republican challenger Dan Sullivan, followed by U.S. House Rep. Don Young and his challenger Forrest Dunbar. The debate happens live in Kodiak, and will be streamed live on KSKA.

KSKA: Wednesday, Oct. 1, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
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September 30, 2014
Dr. Radwan Ziadeh on “Syria: From Struggle for Freedom to Humanitarian Crisis”

Dr. Radwan Ziadeh on “Syria: From Struggle for Freedom to Humanitarian Crisis”

Dr. Radwan Ziadeh is the founder and director of the Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies in Syria and co-founder and executive director of the Syrian Center for Political and Strategic Studies in Washington, D.C. He is the managing editor of the Transitional Justice in the Arab World Project. He is also a member of the Syrian National Preparatory committee for Transitional Justice.

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September 30, 2014

Alaska News Nightly: September 29, 2014

Begich Touts Positive Relationship with Murkowski in Campaign Ad; Aleutian Towns Struggle To Retain Safety Officers; Insurer: Affordable Care Act Needs A Fix In Alaska; ‘No Means No’ – UAS Includes Sexual Assault Ed In Freshmen Orientation; Warm Spell Helps Growers Salvage Harvest After Cool, Soggy Summer; Proposed Film/Photo Regs in Wilderness Areas Come Under Fire; Black Bear Party-Crashes A Ketchikan XC Meet

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September 29, 2014
Literary Alaska: Seth Kantner, Sherry Simpson, Joan Kane

Literary Alaska: Seth Kantner, Sherry Simpson, Joan Kane

Three Alaska writers join us on Hometown Alaska this week. Please welcome Joan Kane, Sherry Simpson and Seth Kantner. We’ll talk about getting your literary arms around a place as amazing as the one we live in.

KSKA: Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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September 26, 2014
A Preview of the 2014 Arctic Human Development Report

A Preview of the 2014 Arctic Human Development Report

The second Arctic Human Development Report is an assessment of trends that affect sustainable human development among residents of the circumpolar world. The first report came out in 2004. In the forthcoming report, authors from around the world compare and contrast cultural, economic, political and social conditions among the eight Arctic countries and in the world at large, and contribute to the knowledge and understanding of the consequences and interplay of physical and social global change processes for human living conditions and adaptability.

KSKA: Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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September 26, 2014
Dave’s Heart Attack – A Personal Health Crisis

Dave’s Heart Attack – A Personal Health Crisis

Line One host Prentiss Pemberton talks to one couple about how a sudden heath crisis changed their lives.

KSKA: Monday, Sept. 26, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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September 26, 2014

Alaska News Nightly: September 25, 2014

Seismologist: Quake’s Depth Helped Minimize Damage; Quake Shakes Anchorage-ites and Visitors Alike; Poll Shows Sullivan With An Edge; State To Defend Merged Gubernatorial Ticket; US Jets Scramble to Meet Russian Aircraft Near Alaska Airspace; Landslide Destroys Restoration Projects Near Sitka; College Student Wants To Make Voting Easier For Cellphone-Using Peers; Juneau Police Officer Takes on Justice Reform

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September 25, 2014

Alaska News Nightly: September 24, 2014

Forrest Dunbar: The Millennial Who Aims to Unseat Don Young; Studies Predict Peril for Alaska’s Feathered Migrants; Pilot Program Helps Bethel Farm Ship Produce to Cordova Schools; Petersburg Considers Changes to Senior Sales Tax Exemption; Alaska Power & Telephone Buys Gustavus Electric Co.; Downtown Stores Called Upon to Keep Juneau Attractive Year-Round; Rethinking The Asphalt Parking Spot

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September 24, 2014