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AEDC Economic Forecast Luncheon

AEDC Economic Forecast Luncheon

On January 27, AEDC President and CEO, Bill Popp, presented the 1-Year Economic Forecast for Anchorage and shared the results of the Anchorage Business Confidence Index. He gave an update on AEDC’s Live. Work. Play. initiative and discussed how Anchorage ranks for living, working and playing when compared to the largest city in each state, plus the District of Columbia. KSKA: Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 2:00 p.m
February 5, 2016
Rick Steves on "Connecting with the World Through Travel"

Rick Steves on “Connecting with the World Through Travel”

Guidebook author and travel TV host Rick Steves is America’s most respected authority on European travel. He advocates smart, affordable, perspective-broadening travel and is outspoken on the need for Americans to fit better into our planet by broadening our perspectives through travel. He helps American travelers connect much more intimately and authentically with Europe — and Europeans — for a fraction of what mainstream tourists pay. He entertained a sold out crowd, here in Alaska, to share his views on "Connecting with the World Through Travel." KSKA: Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 2:00 p.m. LISTEN HERE
January 15, 2016
Richard Nelson Speaks on Salmon

Richard Nelson Speaks on Salmon

Alaska anthropologist and radio producer Richard Nelson keynotes the 2015 Mat-Su Salmon Symposium. KSKA: Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 2:00 p.m. DOWNLOAD AUDIO
January 8, 2016
Community in Unity: Prisoner Re-Entry

Community in Unity: Prisoner Re-Entry

Every month about 1,000 people are released from prison in Alaska. Many of them end up returning to prison. Re-integrating into a community can be challenging. In this program, we bring together a diversity of perspectives to explore the topic of what makes prisoner re-entry successful. KSKA: Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 2:00 p.m. Download Audio:
January 1, 2016
Perspectives on Refugees in Alaska

Perspectives on Refugees in Alaska

The Alaska World Affairs Council hosted a panel on refugees in Alaska. Panelists included Jessica Kovarik and Margaret Stock. Download Audio
December 25, 2015

Alaska’s Changing Climate: Impacts, Policy and Action

Former Alaska DEC commissioner Bill Ross keynotes an all-day summit on climate change in the north, hosted by Alaska Common Ground. KSKA: Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 2:00 p.m. Download Audio:
November 27, 2015
International cooperation in the Arctic

International cooperation in the Arctic

Alaska's position as the only Arctic state amid U.S. chairmanship of the Arctic Council makes it an obvious destination for wide-ranging discussions. On the next Addressing Alaskans, join senior Arctic official Ambassador David Balton, Anders Oskal with the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, and the World Wildlife Fund's Margaret Williams for an engaging dialogue hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council. KSKA: Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 2:00 p.m. Listen now:
November 13, 2015
'State of Reform' — Medicaid in Alaska

‘State of Reform’ — Medicaid in Alaska

Many questions remain in the wake of Gov. Bill Walker's move to unilaterally expand Medicaid in the state of Alaska. How will the state coordinate funding for the program with the federal government? And how will Walker coordinate with a Legislature that is taking action to upend the expansion effort? Walker and DHSS Commissioner Valerie Davidson recently tackled these questions at an annual health policy conference in Anchorage. Hear what they had to say on the next Addressing Alaskans. KSKA: Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 2:00 p.m. Listen Now:
October 16, 2015
In the scheme of all matters Inupiaq

In the scheme of all matters Inupiaq

According to Inupiaq scholar Edna Ahgeak MacLean, Ph.D., "Courses of change to the Inupiaq people of the North Slope will require strong programs for the retention of our identity as Inupiat." In this lecture, part of the Anchorage Museum's Smithsonian Spotlight lecture series, she discusses how her recently published North Slope Inupiaq dictionary plays a part in this process. KSKA: Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 2:00 p.m. Listen Now:
September 18, 2015
Global interest in the Arctic

Global interest in the Arctic

In assuming chairmanship of the Arctic Council once again, the United States has upped its attention to Arctic issues. On the heels of the Department of State's GLACIER conference in Anchorage, the Alaska World Affairs Council invited representatives from nations one wouldn't necessarily assume would have an interest in the Arctic. Their discussion with U.S. Arctic Research Commission Chair Fran Ulmer helps to show how this global interest is taking shape. KSKA: Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Listen Now:
September 11, 2015
Anchorage in 1915: Its Founding and Significance to the World

Anchorage in 1915: Its Founding and Significance to the World

With the Anchorage centennial having arrived, the city is looking forward to what the next hundred years hold. Preston Jones, Ph.D., puts a century of growth and progress into perspective, and explores how Anchorage became the base of American power in the North. KSKA: Tuesday, July 28 at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen Now:
July 24, 2015
'Coffee with the Mayors'

‘Coffee with the Mayors’

Join former Anchorage mayors Jack Roderick, Tony Knowles, Tom Fink, Rick Mystrom and Dan Sullivan for "Coffee with the Mayors," a panel discussion looking at the city's past, present, and future, and presented as part of the Anchorage Centennial Symposium. KSKA: Tuesday, July 21, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen Now:
July 17, 2015
Herbalist Beverley Gray explores health and healing with wild plants of the north

Herbalist Beverley Gray explores health and healing with wild plants of the north

Herbalist and author Beverley Gray presents a journey through the Northern landscape using wild medicine plants of the boreal forest as the teachers of the sacred. Beverley shares her many years of experience gathering wild plants and weeds to use as food and medicines for the body, mind and spirit. KSKA: Tuesday, July 14, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen Now:
July 10, 2015
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. Listen Now:
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. Listen now:
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. Download Audio:
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. Download Audio:
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. Listen now:
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. Listen Now:
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. Listen Now:
March 20, 2015