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U.K.-Alaska Relations with Sir Peter Westmacott

U.K.-Alaska Relations with Sir Peter Westmacott

Join British ambassador to the United States, Sir Peter Westmacott, for a talk on U.K.-Alaska relations hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council. British tourists make up nearly a third of all foreign visitors to Alaska. “Brits are quite adventurous people, as they were back in Captain Cook’s time,” Westmacott says. They’re also among the world’s top consumers of canned Alaska salmon. Hear Westmacott’s perspective from across the pond on Alaska, the Arctic and more.

KSKA: Tuesday, June 10, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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June 6, 2014
Alaska’s Pursuit of a Natural Gas Pipeline

Alaska’s Pursuit of a Natural Gas Pipeline

The Alaska Constitution reads, “The Legislature shall provide for the utilization, development, and conservation of all natural resources belonging to the state, including land and waters, for the maximum benefit of its people.” Hear a panel of three experts organized by Commonwealth North discuss what it means to ensure “maximum benefit” as the state evaluates becoming a joint owner in a North Slope natural gas pipeline project. Panelists include Marty Rutherford, Dermot Cole and Gunnar Knapp.

KSKA: Tuesday, June 3, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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May 30, 2014
Old ‘N Bold Alaska Pilots

Old ‘N Bold Alaska Pilots

“There are old pilots, there are bold pilots, but you’ll never find an old, bold pilot.” Not true in Alaska. Old school bush pilots to tell their boldest stories about Alaska aviation during an evening of storytelling at the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum. Pilots include: Dick Reeve, Chuck Sassara, Warren Polski, Bill English and Ron Sheardown.

KSKA: Tuesday, May 27, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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May 23, 2014
A Salmon Cannery in Cook Inlet

A Salmon Cannery in Cook Inlet

Anchorage Museum history curator Katie Ringsmuth talks about the Snug Harbor salmon cannery. A mix of cultures and gender dynamics shaped Cook Inlet life while the cannery was in operation for sixty years. Join us for a rich journey into cannery life in early Alaska during this lecture, hosted by the Cook Inlet Historical Society and recorded at the Anchorage Museum.

KSKA: Tuesday, May 20, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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May 16, 2014
A Forum with Alaska’s Candidates for Lieutenant Governor

A Forum with Alaska’s Candidates for Lieutenant Governor

This week on Addressing Alaskans, Alaska lieutenant gubernatorial candidates Hollis French, Lesil McGuire, Dan Sullivan, and Bob Williams field questions in a forum discussing each candidate’s vision for the future of Alaska.

KSKA: Tuesday, May 13, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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May 9, 2014
Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Their Visions for Alaska

Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Their Visions for Alaska

This week on Addressing Alaskans, Alaska gubernatorial candidates Byron Mallott, Bill Walker and current Governor Sean Parnell field questions in a forum discussing each candidate’s vision for the future of Alaska.

KSKA: Tuesday, May 6, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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May 2, 2014
Marine Mammals in a Changing Sea: Sentinels or Sitting Targets?

Marine Mammals in a Changing Sea: Sentinels or Sitting Targets?

On the next Addressing Alaskans, hear UAA biology professor Dr. Jennifer Burns discuss her research on mammals in polar environments. What do marine mammals need to survive? How may climate change impact their ability to make a good living in the ocean? Does it matter if the mammals live in the Arctic or Antarctic? Burns’ talk, “Marine Mammals in a Changing Sea: Sentinels or Sitting Targets,” was recorded at a BLM Campbell Creek Science Center fireside chat in April.

KSKA: Tuesday, April 29, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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April 25, 2014
Generations At Risk: Zooming in on the Effects of Toxic Chemicals

Generations At Risk: Zooming in on the Effects of Toxic Chemicals

This week on Addressing Alaskans, director of the University of California at San Francisco’s Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, Dr. Tracey Woodruff talks about toxic chemicals, exposure and the effects on our health.

KSKA: Tuesday, April 22, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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April 18, 2014
Violence Against Women Act and Recent Developments Over Tradition

Violence Against Women Act and Recent Developments Over Tradition

This week on Addressing Alaskans, UAA Atwood Chair of Journalism Mark Trahant speaks as part of a series titled “Women and Agents of Violence.”

KSKA: Tuesday, April 15, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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April 11, 2014
Decoding the Gas Line Project

Decoding the Gas Line Project

KTOO and 360North in Juneau bring us a discussion on Alaska’s budding gas pipeline project in an hourlong program called “Decoding the Gas Line Project.” For years Alaskans have been talking about a natural gas pipeline. Now the Alaska LNG project has momentum and the state could become an owner.

KSKA: Tuesday, April 1, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

March 28, 2014
Working Dogs – From Arctic Racing to Bomb Detecting in the Afghan Desert

Working Dogs – From Arctic Racing to Bomb Detecting in the Afghan Desert

This week on Addressing Alaskans, professor of veterinary sports medicine at Oklahoma State University, Dr. Michael Davis. Dr. Davis explains in detail what makes dogs such incredible athletes, outperforming other mammals in extremes of altitude and temperature.

KSKA: Tuesday, March 18, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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March 14, 2014
Time to Legalize? A Panel on Marijuana Law and Policy

Time to Legalize? A Panel on Marijuana Law and Policy

This week on Addressing Alaskans, five panelists offering varying perspectives on marijuana law and policy discuss the implications of marijuana reform in Alaska, as well as nationwide.

KSKA: Tuesday, 3/11, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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March 7, 2014
Arabs & Muslims: What Alaskans Should Know

Arabs & Muslims: What Alaskans Should Know

This week on Addressing Alaskans, award-winning Egyptian-American playwright Yussef El Guindi will discuss perceptions of Arabs and Muslims in the media as seen through the lens of an Arab-American.

KSKA: Tuesday, 3/4 at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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February 28, 2014
From A to Z: Archaeologists, Zooarchaeology, and the Tales Bones Tell

From A to Z: Archaeologists, Zooarchaeology, and the Tales Bones Tell

This week on Addressing Alaskans, Associate Professor in the UAA Department of Anthropology and former president of the Alaska Consortium of Zooarchaeologists, Diane Hanson. Dr. Hanson speaks candidly about her many interesting experiences doing archaeological work in Alaska.

KSKA: Tuesday 2/25 at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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February 21, 2014
Art and the Environment

Art and the Environment

This week on Addressing Alaskans, hear from seven internationally recognized artists in Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition at the Anchorage Museum. Ocean trash collected from beaches all over the world takes center stage in all of their Gyre works. In this lecture recorded at the Anchorage Museum, the artists discuss their experiences collecting trash for art and the relationship between “Art and the Environment.”

KSKA: Tuesday 2/11 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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February 7, 2014
Senate Forum

Senate Forum

On the next Addressing Alaskans  – Former Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, Dan Sullivan and  Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell - two Republican candidates for U.S. Senate. Hosted by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, listen to this Senate Forum Tuesday on KSKA.

KSKA: Tuesday 2/4 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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January 31, 2014

Don’t Look Now, Your Behavior is Showing!

“What do you do when you’re mad?” education consultant, Jo Mascorro asked a room full of adults at the Stone Soup Group 2014 Parent Conference in Anchorage. Responses included: Exercise! Go shooting. Eat. Use my power tools. “Now how many of you go sit in an enclosed room, by yourself and think about why you’re mad?” Silence. Forcing listeners to step outside their role as parent or teacher, Jo Moscarro tells parents and teachers, “It’s not an adult thing, it’s not a kid thing, it’s a brain thing!”

KSKA: Tuesday 1/28 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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January 24, 2014

Escape from Communist Czechoslovakia

On the next Addressing Alaskans, local librarian Jarmilla Henderson talks about growing up in Czechoslovakia and her narrow escape of the communist country in 1982. “The communists based their power on fear because people were so afraid. The pressure was immense.” Her talk was recorded at the Experience Theater in Anchorage at an event hosted by the Alaska Veterans Museum.

KSKA: Tuesday 1/21 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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January 17, 2014
Everyone You Meet is Your Teacher

Everyone You Meet is Your Teacher

This week on Addressing Alaskans, Fairbanks grown Michael Carey reflects how newspapers and books have shaped his career as an Alaska news man. “Newspapers were my teachers.” Reporting on Alaska news and politics at the Anchorage Daily New and Alaska Public Media for over three decades, Carey recounts his most memorable communications with readers and unforgettable interviews with influential Alaskans in his talk “Everyone You Meet is Your Teacher: What the Buddha Taught and Alaska Newspaperman.”

KSKA: Tuesday 1/14 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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January 10, 2014
365 Days of Big Wildlife

365 Days of Big Wildlife

On the next Addressing Alaskans, take a month-by-month look at the year ahead through the eyes of area wildlife biologist, Jessy Coltrane. ”April is tax day and remove your bird feeder month!”  ”I like to call May, ‘Who’s poop is this?’”

Stories of hammock entangled moose, even swing set wearing moose are interwoven into Jessy’s talk entitled, “365 Days of Big Wildlife: Managing Wildlife Conflicts in Alaska’s Biggest City,” recorded at a BLM Campbell Creek Science Center Fireside Chat in December.

KSKA: Tuesday 1/7 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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January 3, 2014