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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.