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Screening for Colon Cancer

Screening for Colon Cancer

There is controversy regarding breast and prostate cancer screening. Is this true about colon cancer screening as well? On our next program we will discuss the symptoms, screening tests, and treatment of colon cancer with Anchorage gastroenterologist Dr. Saket Ambasht.

KSKA: Monday, Oct. 13, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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October 10, 2014

Alaska News Nightly: October 8, 2014

Retired Colonel Implicated In Guard Scandal; Troopers Investigate 2 Deaths in Shageluk; KSKA DJ Shot, Killed In Home – 16-Year-Old Foster Son Charged With Murder; Parnell, Walker Spar At Soldotna Gubernatorial Debate; It’s Cold Out, But Bethel Shelter Won’t Open Until December; Ordinance to Add Prayer In Ketchikan Schools Passes First Vote; UAF Exhibit to Feature Work from Autistic Artist; New Exhibit Puts An Alaska Twist on A Familiar Building Block

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October 8, 2014

Federal Court Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban in Idaho, Nevada

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down gay marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada on Tuesday. The federal court also has jurisdiction over Alaska, where five same sex couples are suing to overturn the state’s ban on same sex marriage.

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October 7, 2014

Alaska News Nightly: October 7, 2014

Federal Court Striks Down Gay Marriage Ban in Idaho, Nevada; Arctic Summit Tackles A Diverse Spread of Issues; Kuskokwim River May Meet Chinook Escapement Goal; In New Ad, Begich Embraces His Vote on Obamacare; Southeast Ballot Issues Cover Taxes, Infrastructure and More; ‘Blood Moon’ Forecast Strong in Alaska Tonight; At UAA, New Trees Sprout Alongside New Construction; National Geographic Photographer Paul Nicklen Talks On Arctic Environments

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October 7, 2014
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