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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.

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
Military In Alaska: Strategic Importance Then And Now

Military In Alaska: Strategic Importance Then And Now

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.
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November 26, 2014
Searching The Skies: Remote Alaska During the Cold War

Searching The Skies: Remote Alaska During the Cold War

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.
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November 21, 2014
Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan: State of the City Address

Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan: State of the City Address

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.
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November 14, 2014

U.S. Foreign Policy and Alaska

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.
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November 7, 2014
He Who Holds Alaska

He Who Holds Alaska

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.
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October 31, 2014

Debate with Candidates for US Senate

Single-term incumbent Mark Begich hits the debate floor alongside Libertarian candidate Mark Fish in a debate hosted by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.

KSKA: Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 2:00 p.m.
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October 24, 2014
Parnell, Walker Square Off In Gubernatorial Debate

Parnell, Walker Square Off In Gubernatorial Debate

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
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October 17, 2014
C. Hart Merriam photo album at the Bancroft Library, Berkeley, 
photograph of Yakutat sealing camp in 1899. Photo courtesy Aron Crowell, Anchorage Museum.

Yakutat Seal Camps

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.
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October 10, 2014
A Guide to the Notorious Bars of Alaska

A Guide to the Notorious Bars of Alaska

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.
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October 3, 2014