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Does your beat box lack pizazz? Is your scary alien impression missing a certain gravitas? Help is on the way! Join me, Peter Dunlap-Shohl for the next Hometown Alaska when I’ll attempt to interview Fred Newman, sound effects guy for A Prairie Home Companion.
KSKA: Wednesday, 3/21 at 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Alaska writer Andromeda Romano-Lax is once again disturbing the Universe with her buzz-generating second novel, The Detour. Join host Peter Dunlap-Shohl, on the next Hometown, Alaska for a conversation about writing, art, ethics, love and war with one of Alaska’s brightest literary lights.
KSKA: Wednesday, 2/22 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Alaska is still a place where one person can make a difference. If you know someone or some group who deserve thanks for their efforts as volunteers, you can show your appreciation by calling into the next Hometown Alaska and thanking them live on the air.
KSKA: Wednesday 12/28 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Alaskans love animals, from dinky wiener dogs to exotic tropical birds to mighty draft horses. Join host Peter Dunlap- Shohl on Hometown, Alaska for another in our occasional series of chats with local veterinarians, when we talk with Chugiak large animal vet Julie Grohs. Call-in with your pet questions.
KSKA: Wednesday 11/16 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
How should the Anchorage School District resolve questions over its math curriculum? Some love Everyday Mathematics, some despise it, and the program recently had a near-death experience in the Anchorage School District. How did 2=2+4 get so complicated and controversial?
Wednesday 10/19 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
The legislature came up with an incentive program to bring filmmakers North to make their next Blockbuster. What has that money bought us? What has it meant to Alaskans with and without film connections? How does the average Alaskan become a carpenter or an extra?
KSKA: Wednesday 9/21 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
The Bartok of Car Talk: Composer Leiderman’s Music Sets the Stage from Morning Edition to Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me
On a special edition of Hometown, Alaska this Friday, NPR theme composer BJ Leiderman talks about what make music for radio programs work. And even better, he will have a keyboard in the KSKA studios and plans to play live, illuminating choices he makes while devising his stubbornly unforgettable and amazingly durable themes. Call-in with your questions and requests for BJ.
KSKA: Friday 9/16 at 2:00 pm
Wednesday, August 24 @ 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Exotic and remote, Alaska isn’t for everyone. Many people come, discover this, and leave. What does this mean for our friendships, families and communities at large? Join host Peter Dunlap-Shohl and his guests as Hometown, Alaska looks at temporary Alaskans and their effects on our state.
Wednesday August 3 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Farmers Markets are the biggest thing since Matanuska cabbages. And if you want to buy local there’s more than just produce popping up around town. Join host Peter Dunlap-Shohl and his guests as they explore the differences in Anchorage Saturday Markets on Hometown, Alaska.
Wednesday, July 13 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
There’s an information and interaction party going on worldwide. Why should Alaskans care? What does social media mean to you? Should you dive in or can you ignore it?