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Homefield Advantage: Baseball In The Far North

Homefield Advantage: Baseball In The Far North

Alaskans carved diamonds from wilderness, transformed ice and snow into fields, and played ball under the midnight sun. Join Anchorage historian Katie Ringsmuth for an hour of baseball talk.

KSKA: Tuesday, July 7, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

July 3, 2015
King Harald V of Norway

King Harald V of Norway

King Harald V of Norway addresses the Alaska World Affairs Council alongside a panel of Arctic experts, including Craig Fleener, Fran Ulmer and Borge Ousland.

KSKA: Tuesday, June 2, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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May 29, 2015
Healthcare Costs in Alaska

Healthcare Costs in Alaska

Heathcare costs are rising, and things here are already more expensive in Alaska than they are in the Lower 48. How does the cost of healthcare affect the state’s fiscal future? That’s up for debate at a forum hosted by Alaska Common Ground.

KSKA: Tuesday, May 26, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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May 22, 2015

‘State of the Force’ with Anchorage Police Chief Mark Mew

Anchorage Police Chief Mark Mew addresses the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. Hear the police chief’s take on the status of the city’s police force and on what you’ve been hearing about police in the media.

KSKA: Tuesday, May 19, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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May 15, 2015

Cyberthreats: A New Strategic Battleground

Is cyberspace the battleground of the 21st century? Technology consultant Lawrence Husick discusses technology’s importance in international relations, war fighting and terrorism with the Alaska World Affairs Council.

KSKA: Tuesday, May 12, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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May 8, 2015
Alaska Refugee Needs Assessment

Alaska Refugee Needs Assessment

For displaced people from areas as different as Somalia, Iraq, Sudan and Myanmar, building a new life in Alaska depends on an understanding and supportive community. On the next Addressing Alaskans, hear preliminary findings of the Alaska Refugee Needs Assessment project, a partnership between the University of Alaska Anchorage psychology department and Catholic Social Services’ Refugee Assistance and Immigration Services.

KSKA: Tuesday, April 7, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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April 3, 2015
Anchorage mayoral debate

Anchorage mayoral debate

“When the burdens of the presidency seem unusually heavy, I always remind myself it could be worse. I could be a mayor,” President Lyndon Johnson once said.
With Anchorage facing what many are calling lean times ahead, the city’s next leader has their work cut out for them. On the next Addressing Alaskans, hear candidates Andrew Halcro, Amy Demboski, Ethan Berkowitz and Dan Coffey make their cases for why they deserve your vote in the April 7 elections, at a debate hosted by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.

KSKA: Tuesday, March 24, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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March 20, 2015
The role UAF plays in Alaska

The role UAF plays in Alaska

With the University of Alaska system anticipating a shortfall of at least $40 million, assessing the importance of its myriad programs and functions has become a key concern. On the next Addressing Alaskans, University of Alaska Fairbanks Chancellor Brian Rogers talks about the role UAF plays in helping to grow Alaska’s economy and educate Alaska’s workforce amid staggering budget cuts.

KSKA: Tuesday, March 17, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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March 13, 2015
Autism and the Path to Independence

Autism and the Path to Independence

The Centers for Disease Control estimate that, as of 2014, 1 in every 68 children in the U.S. has some form of autism — a 30 percent increase from 2012. These alarmingly high figures underscore the importance of helping those with special needs to lead fulfilling and productive lives. On the next Addressing Alaskans, author and founder of the Autism Independence Project, Amalia Starr, speaks through her own experiences about the potential for children with autism to achieve independence into adulthood.

KSKA: Tuesday, March 10, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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March 6, 2015
The State’s Operating Budget: Critical Crossroads, Choices, and Opportunities

The State’s Operating Budget: Critical Crossroads, Choices, and Opportunities

As Alaska tightens its belt, identifying where cuts should be made requires an all-hands-on-deck approach. On the next Addressing Alaskans, hear the results and recommendations of policy group Commonwealth North’s 2015 fiscal report — a critical examination of the sate’s operating budget, as well as a call for greater citizen engagement.

KSKA: Tuesday, March 3, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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February 27, 2015
Closing the gender pay gap: Alaska’s path to equality

Closing the gender pay gap: Alaska’s path to equality

Closing the gender pay gap will change what it means to be a working woman in Alaska, but it will only happen with community support and participation. Learn about the YWCA Alaska’s initiative to take on this inequality and close the gap by 2025.

KSKA: Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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February 20, 2015
Arctic Council 101 — What’s the Big Deal, Anyway?

Arctic Council 101 — What’s the Big Deal, Anyway?

In many ways, the future of the Arctic is the future of Alaska, and with the U.S. assuming chairmanship of the intergovernmental Arctic Council in April, now is the time to ensure Alaska’s voice is heard on the international level. Listen to an overview of what the Arctic Council does and what some of the priorities for the U.S. will be.

KSKA: Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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February 13, 2015
Where Have All The Whales Gone? The Cook Inlet Beluga Story

Where Have All The Whales Gone? The Cook Inlet Beluga Story

With fewer than 350 known individuals left, scientists aren’t sure why the critically endangered Cook Inlet belugas are in decline. The National Marine Fisheries service says that with an annual average decline rate of 0.6 percent, the population remains at risk of extinction in the foreseeable future. Hear two biologists familiar with Cook Inlet belugas try to answer the question, “Where have all the whales gone?”

KSKA: Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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February 6, 2015
2015 Statewide Economic Forecast Luncheon

2015 Statewide Economic Forecast Luncheon

Everywhere you turn, there is plenty of debate on the gravity of the fiscal crisis facing the state. The governor has urged Alaskans not to panic, but pull together to find solutions to multibillion-dollar budget deficits made worse by falling oil prices. Hear three experts present their takes on Alaska’s fiscal climate at a luncheon hosted by the World Trade Center Anchorage.

KSKA: Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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January 30, 2015
How Viruses Jump from One Species to Another

How Viruses Jump from One Species to Another

Ebola. SARS. MERS. HIV. These are just a few diseases caused by viruses jumping from one species into another. How do viruses move from species to another? Why does this happen? University of Alaska Anchorage professor Meg Howard answers these and many other questions about host-jumping viruses and bats in Alaska.

KSKA: Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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January 23, 2015
The Business of News

The Business of News

Alaska has a small media market, but one that covers a huge geographical area. Hear from leaders of three of the state’s largest news organizations about the news industry and the challenges and opportunities that Alaska yields for the radio, TV, online and print aspects of journalism.

KSKA: Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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January 16, 2015
Assessing the Situation: Alaska’s Fiscal Future

Assessing the Situation: Alaska’s Fiscal Future

A cocktail of plummeting oil prices and declining production on the North Slope means some tough challenges ahead for the state of Alaska. Hear economist Gunnar Knapp review the numbers — revenue, expenditures and more — at a talk jointly hosted by UAA’s Institute of Social and Economic Research and Alaska Common Ground.

KSKA: Tuesday, Jan. 13, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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January 9, 2015
All Aboard the R/V Sikuliaq

All Aboard the R/V Sikuliaq

This week on Addressing Alaskans, we’re headed aboard the R/V Sikuliaq for a tour with the vessel’s operations director, Dan Oliver. It’s the only ice-capable oceanographic research ship in the entire U.S. research fleet, and its home port is in Alaska.

KSKA: Tuesday, Jan. 6, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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January 2, 2015
Governor Walker on the Future of Alaska

Governor Walker on the Future of Alaska

Newly elected Alaska governor Bill Walker addresses the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce with his vision for the state budget and the opportunities ahead for Alaska.

KSKA: Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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December 12, 2014
Judicial Selection in Alaska

Judicial Selection in Alaska

Alaska Supreme Court chief justice Dana Fabe moderates a panel on judicial selection in Alaska at a luncheon hosted by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.

KSKA: Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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December 5, 2014