This week on Addressing Alaskans, author and bear attack survivor Dan Bigley joins author Kris Farmen on stage for a conversation about their unique stories and writing processes. Bigley’s recent memoir, Beyond the Bear, is an incredible story of survival and Kris Farmen is the author of two novels, most recently, Turn Again.
KSKA: Tuesday 5/21 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Choosing a road-less and trail-less route, they followed the caribou trails for much of their journey from Bellingham, Washington to Kotzebue Alaska. Recorded at the Snow Goose theater in Anchorage, listen to Caroline Van Hemert and Pat Farrel talk about their 2012 adventure traveling by rowboat, ski, packraft, foot, and canoe along the Inside Passage, the Coast Mountains, the length of the Yukon Territory, the Arctic Coast, and the Brooks Range, this week on Addressing Alaskans.
KSKA: Tuesday 5/14 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
This week on Addressing Alaskans hear from John P. Grotzinger, project scientist for the NASA Mars Science Laboratory rover “Curiosity” mission. Recorded on April 16, he gave the keynote address at the 2013 Undergraduate Research and Discovery Symposium at the University of Alaska Anchorage on “Why Curiosity? What Are We Discovering?”
KSKA: Tuesday 5/7 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
This week on Addressing Alaskans, Professor Barry Eichengreen reviews the past, present and future of the United States dollar contending the gradual decline of the dollar and rise of other currencies will ultimately strengthen the world economy. Recorded last week at the Alaska World Affairs Council listen to Eichengreen’s talk based on his book Exorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar and the Future of the International Monetary System Tuesday on Addressing Alaskans.
KSKA: Tuesday 4/30 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
This week on Addressing Alaskans, we’ll feature one of three panel discussions recorded at the Urban in Alaska conference hosted by UAA. First Dr. Shelia Selkregg speaks on “Community Vision and Genius Loci,” followed by architect Klaus Mayer on “Lost Anchorage: Architecture in the Wild,” then Dr. Sharon Chamard on “Conflict Over Public Spaces: Responses to Chronic Public Inebriates in Anchorage” and finally Bruce Farnsworth of MTS Gallery on “A State in Time.”
KSKA: Tuesday 4/16 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
The media landscape has dramatically changed in the last decade alone. How have Alaska’s journalists adapted to these changes? And what do they predict for the future of journalism in Alaska? This week on Addressing Alaskans listen to a panel discussion on “Truth and Trust: Alaska’s News Media in the 21st Century” with reporters from the Alaska Dispatch, Anchorage Daily News, KTUU Channel 2, National Public Radio and UAA’s journalism school.
KSKA: Tuesday 4/9 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
This week on Addressing Alaskans, listen to nature writer, Gary Paul Nabhan‘s keynote address recorded at the 2013 Alaska Botanical Garden annual spring conference. In his talk entitled, “Traditional Foods at Risk in Salmon Nation: Threatened Wild & Cultivated Plants,” Nabhan details how we can save at risk plants, underlining the important of diverse food systems.
KSKA: Tuesday 4/2 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
As part of the Active Minds Speaker Bureau, former combat veteran Bryan Adams visited Alaska in late February. He spoke about his personal journey as Iraq War combat veteran being diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome in the University of Alaska Anchorage student union. Listen to Bryan’s talk hosted by the UAA Integrated Suicide Prevention Initiative this week on Addressing Alaskans.
KSKA: Tuesday 3/26 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
It’s a reoccurring debate in Alaska, but particularly significant right now as the Alaska legislature considers Governor Parnell’s bill to lower taxes on the oil industry. ”Should the State of Alaska lower taxes on the oil industry to encourage new exploration and development in the state?” Listen to the international award-winning UAA Seawolf debate team argue this question on the next Addressing Alaskans.
KSKA: Tuesday 3/19 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
“We talk to them differently. We dress them differently. We have very different role models for them and of course the toys are different.” In her book, Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow Into Troublesome Gaps – And What We Can Do About it neuroscientist Dr. Lise Eliot warns that culturally promoted gender differences are having negative effects on the brain development of our young girls and boys. This week on Addressing Alaskans, listen to Dr. Eliot’s talk hosted by Best Beginnings at the Wilda Marston Theater in Anchorage.
KSKA: Tuesday 3/14 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Recorded at the Alaska World Affairs Council this week on Addressing Alaskans, Juneau-native and professor of International Studies at Pai Chai University in S. Korea, Dr. Jocelyn Clark explores the “the Korean Wave,” national branding, and the idea of soft power. What does the success of Psy’s “Gangnam Style” say about the globalization of culture?
KSKA: Tuesday 2/26 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
This week on Addressing Alaskans, listen to two keynote speeches for this year’s Alaska Forum on the Environment conference in Anchorage. In the first half of the show, hear Annie Leonard, author of “The Story of Stuff.” Then Dennis McLerran from the Environmental Protection Agency talks about a variety of EPA projects happening right now in Alaska with the latest development in the Bristol Bay assessment.
KSKA: Thursday 2/14 at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
NOTE: Addressing Alaskans moves to Tuesdays (same time) next week 2/19
Shooting net guns from helicopters and chasing newborn lambs down cliffs, Dr. Tom Lohuis and his team have been capturing and collaring dall sheep in the Chugach range since 2009. Their research shows a significant decrease in dall sheep pregnancy rates for 2012. From predation to disease to weather conditions, what could be causing the projected population drop? This week on Addressing Alaskans, hear Dr. Lohuis’ talk on “Dall Sheep on the Decline: Understanding Sheep Population Dynamics,” recorded at the Alaska Zoo Wildlife Wednesday Lecture Series.
KSKA: Thursday 2/7 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
“Alaska is the third most dependent on fluctuations in the global economy” Senior economist, Gary Schlossberg reported at the Statewide Economic Forecast Luncheon hosted by the World Trade Center of Alaska on January 15. Schlossberg describes what’s changed for international and national economies going into 2013, followed by a Statewide Economic Review and 2013 Forecast presented by Pat Burden of Northern Economics this week on Addressing Alaskans.
KSKA: Thursday 1/31 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
This week on Addressing Alaskans, four Alaskan service men and women join in a panel discussion about their overseas duty in Afghanistan. From 124 degree heat to understanding local culture, hear about the experiences that challenged, scared, surprised, and taught them the most while serving as a members of the United States Army and Air Force during the War in Afghanistan.
KSKA: Thursday 1/24 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
This week on Addressing Alaskans, world champion skier turned heli ski guide in Valdez, Dean Cummings shares his safety checklist for avoiding avalanche danger in the back country. “Steep Life Protocols for Smart Travel in Avalanche-Prone Back Country Terrain” was recorded last week at The Sitmark in Girdwood.
KSKA: Thursday 1/10 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
This week on Addressing Alaskans we’re reflecting on all of the community events featured on the show in 2012. Selected for the encore presentation of 2012, listen to Professor Robert Reich recorded at the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation back in July. What did he have to say about the fiscal cliff? And Alaska’s economic future? Read More and listen here.