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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
Will The Shrinking Eklutna Glacier Dry Up My Hot Tub?

Will The Shrinking Eklutna Glacier Dry Up My Hot Tub?

80 percent of Anchorage’s water supply comes from Eklutna Lake, which is fed by the Eklutna Glacier. Unlike other glaciers in Alaska, the melting of the Eklutna glacier is expected to continue regardless of climate conditions. So what does a shrinking Eklutna glacier mean for Anchorage residents who depend on it? Read More.

KSKA: Tuesday 12/17 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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December 13, 2013
The Power of Educating Girls

The Power of Educating Girls

Educate girls and you will change the world. This is the message of Girl Rising, a film that tells the stories of nine different girls around the world. Following a screening of Girl Rising, the Alaska World Affairs Council hosted a panel discussion on the power of educating girls with members of Anchorage’s academic community and Brian Callahan from the Global Campaign for Education.

KSKA: Tuesday 12/10 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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December 6, 2013
Photo by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage

Alaskan Author Eowyn Ivey on the Importance of Books and Libraries

Since it was published in 2012, The Snow Child by Alaska’s own Eowyn Ivey from Chickaloon has been published in many different languages and nominated for the Pulitzer prize. Following a international book tour, Eowyn returned home and met with the Anchorage Friends of the Library. This week on Addressing Alaskans, listen to her talk about how books and libraries shaped her life as a writer.

KSKA: Tuesday 12/3 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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November 29, 2013

Healthy Economies, Healthy Communities

How do you measure the economic value of an ecosystem? “The choice about how to match built capital and natural capital is the most fundamental question of the 20th century,” according to David Batker, co-founder of Earth Economics.  Batker’s been working with FEMA to help answer this question. He discussed how he studies earth economics at the 2013 Mat-Su Salmon Science and Conservation Symposium in Palmer. Listen to  his keynote address on “Healthy Communities, Healthy Salmon” this week on Addressing Alaskans.

KSKA: Tuesday 11/26 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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November 22, 2013

Alaska’s Major Energy Projects

This week on Addressing Alaskans, listen to a panel discussion hosted by Commonwealth North on five major Alaska energy projects.  Panelists Tim Bradner, Mark Foster, Scott Goldsmith and Harry Noah address how the different projects complement or complete with each other, challenges ahead for each, how state deficits and declining revenue impact the projects, and finally how to navigate the future and decide which one is best.  All five of the potential projects discussed have received state funding.

KSKA: Tuesday 11/19 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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November 15, 2013
The Importance of Salmon for the Dena’ina

The Importance of Salmon for the Dena’ina

On the next Addressing Alaskans, historian and Professor of Anthropology, Dr. Alan Boraas explores the Dena’ina people’s strong relationship to salmon. The original settlers in Southcentral Alaska largely built their lives around these fish. Dr. Borass reviews a variety of methods used by the Dena’ina to catch and harvest salmon at this lecture hosted by the Cook Inlet Historical Society.

KSKA: Tuesday 11/12 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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November 8, 2013
Dena’ina Songs

Dena’ina Songs

In 1954, a schoolteacher in the village of Nondalton in Southwest Alaska made the first audio record ever of Dena’ina songs and speech. Years later, his son, Craig Coray wrote a book to accompany the recordings. Today Craig is an ethnomusicologist, composer and music teacher. On the next Addressing Alaskans, he plays the songs his father recorded and shares the stories behind some very rare songs associated with old rituals.

KSKA: Tuesday 11/5 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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November 1, 2013

The Future of Alaska Energy

On the next Addressing Alaskans, learn more about Alaska Grid – The All Alaska Energy Project from Brent Petrie, formerly of the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative. The proposed project would use High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) technology to send power all over the state from a natural gas-fueled power plant on Alaska’s North Slope. Brent provides comparisons of similar HDVC projects worldwide and responds to a wide array of questions at this luncheon hosted SMPS Alaska.

KSKA: Tuesday 10/29 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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October 25, 2013
The Commerce of Diversity

The Commerce of Diversity

“Some people maybe not get black or white or gay or straight, but everybody gets the green. It is the one universal color, that we all understand,” says Justin Nelson, President of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Listen to his talk recorded at the Anchorage Chamber on the “Commerce of Diversity,” this week on Addressing Alaskans.

KSKA: Tuesday 10/22 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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October 18, 2013

Not My Life: Slavery in Anchorage

The first human trafficking case prosecuted in the United States happened right here in Anchorage, Alaska. Not My Life is a documentary depicting the dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery worldwide. The film was shown at Bear Tooth Theatrepub in Anchorage and followed by panel discussion on slavery in Alaska with Robin Bronen from the Alaska Institute for Justice, Michelle DeWitt from Tundra Women’s Coalition, Jolene Goeden from the FBI and First Lady of Alaska, Sandy Parnell.

KSKA: Tuesday 10/15 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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October 11, 2013
Melissa Block

Melissa Block

This week on Addressing Alaskans, listen to host to NPR’s All Things Considered, Melissa Block on-stage with APRN’s Lori Townsend at the Anchorage Museum.Recorded on June 25,  Block shares audio clips of memorable stories she’s done for NPR over her 28-year career, as well as fond memories of her time spent in Alaska.

KSKA: Tuesday 10/8 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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October 4, 2013
Recent Developments in Dena’ina Recognition in Southcentral Alaska

Recent Developments in Dena’ina Recognition in Southcentral Alaska

It’s one of the most visited places in Anchorage, but how many visitors to Point Woronzof know it was once an important Dena’ina fish camp? This week on Addressing Alaskans, listen to a presentation given at the Cook Inlet Historical Society about ”Recent Developments in Dena’ina Recognition in Southcentral Alaska.” Learn what Potter Marsh, Fire Island, Campbell Creek and Glen Alps meant to Anchorage’s original residents and how those stories are being recognized today.

KSKA: Tuesday 10/1 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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September 27, 2013
The First Stars in the Universe

The First Stars in the Universe

2011 Nobel Laureate, Brian P. Schmidt graduated from Bartlett High School in Anchorage in 1985. Today he is an astrophysicist and professor at The Australian National University Mount Stromlo Observatory where he is known for his research in using supernovae as cosmological probes. Recently, Dr. Schmidt returned to Anchorage to discuss his most recent discoveries related to “The First Stars in the Universe.”

KSKA: Tuesday 9/24 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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September 20, 2013
State of the City

State of the City

This week Addressing Alaskans, listen to Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan’s annual State of the City address to the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, recorded on Monday. He reviews projects nearing completion including a new fire station and coastal trail improvements. He also previews future plans for Ship Creek and the former Anchorage armory site

KSKA: Tuesday 9/16 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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September 13, 2013

Making Sense of the Affordable Care Act

“It’s no longer about pre-existing conditions and health forms, it’s now about getting educated about the Affordable Care Act” says Josh Weinstein of Northrim Benefits Group. This week on Addressing Alaskans listen to his talk entitled,  ”Making Sense of the Affordable Care Act” recorded at the Healthcare Education Series hosted by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.  His group will launch Enroll Alaska on October 1.

KSKA: Tuesday 9/10 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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September 6, 2013
The Coming Jobs War

The Coming Jobs War

CEO of Gallup International and author of “The Coming Jobs War, “ Jim Clifton was the featured keynote speaker at the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation‘s (AEDC) 2013 Economic Forecast luncheon at the end of July. This week on Addressing Alaskans, listen to Clifton’s talk on what leaders need to know about the future of job creation.

KSKA: Tuesday 9/3 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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August 30, 2013
Discovering Our Native Voice

Discovering Our Native Voice

Season 5 of Addressing Alaskans on KSKA wraps up with Shyanne Beatty of Native Voice 1 and KNBA FM 90.3. Hosted by the Anchorage Museum as part of the Alaska Native Culture  Smithsonian Spotlight lectures series, Shyanne talks about relying upon radio for communication and survival as a child growing up in Eagle, Alaska and what led her to a career in radio. “Discovering Our Native Voice” was recorded on May 2.

KSKA: Tuesday 6/25 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
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June 21, 2013
Better Thinking About Thinking

Better Thinking About Thinking

“Knowledge is not a matter of getting reality right. But rather a matter of acquiring habits of action for coping with reality,”  says Michael Lissack, executive director of the Institute for the Study of Coherence and Emergence. This week on Addressing Alaskans listen to his talk on “Better Thinking About Thinking – Coherence, Complexity and Context” hosted by Alaska Pacific University.

KSKA: Tuesday 6/18 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
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June 14, 2013