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.
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.
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.
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.
Alaska’s position in the far north makes it a strategic location for U.S. military operations. At a luncheon hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council, former Alaskan Command head Gen. Joe Ralston and current Alaskan Command head Lt. Gen. Russell Handy talk about the strategic importance of Alaska – then and now.
KSKA: Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
JBER archaeologist Karlene Leeper speaks about the history of Air Force radar infrastructure in Alaska – how they were distributed across the landscape and how they have changed.
KSKA: Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Anchorage mayor Dan Sullivan delivers his annual State of the City address at an Anchorage Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Hear about public safety, retail expansion, the city’s waterfront plans and more.
KSKA: Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski introduces Sen. Bob Corker, Tenn., for a talk on U.S. foreign policy and Alaska. Sen. Corker served on the Senate Energy Committee with Sen. Murkowski for four years. Their talk on U.S. foreign policy and Alaska was hosted by Commonwealth North.
KSKA: Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Mark Hamilton, retired U. S. Army major general and former University of Alaska president, presents this year’s Alaska Day lecture, “‘He Who Holds Alaska: The Role of Alaska in American Strategy,” at a talk jointly hosted by the Cook Inlet Historical Society and the University of Alaska Anchorage Honors College.
KSKA: Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Candidates for Alaska governor Sean Parnell and Bill Walker square off in a debate hosted by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.
KSKA: Tuesday, Oct. 16, at noon
The Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center’s Yakutat Seal Camps project is a multidisciplinary study of 900 years of interaction between people, seals and glaciers at Yakutat Bay, Alaska. Join us for a journey into Yakutat’s history in one of the Smithsonian Spotlight events hosted by the Anchorage Museum.
KSKA: Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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.
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.
Farah Killidar has extensive experience in the Middle East, and once served as executive director of the Alaska World Affairs Council. She talks about how global and regional events have shaped the Iraq of today. Her talk, “Iraq: The Beginning of the End,” was hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council.
KSKA: Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Alaska historian and speaker Laurel Downing Bill shares stories from Alaska’s colorful past. Bill, author of the award-winning Aunt Phil’s Trunk history series, has entertained audiences across the country with little-known tales from the Last Frontier.
KSKA: Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Ballot Measure 4 would require the Legislature’s approval for any large-scale, metallic sulfide mine plans in Bristol Bay. It’s being put to a vote in November. Alaska Common Ground brings four panelists together to debate what’s being called the “Bristol Bay Forever” initiative, two in favor and two opposed.
KSKA: Tuesday, September 2, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.