Join author Mary Breu as she tells the story of her great aunt Etta Jones. Breu is the author of “Last Letters From Attu: The True Story of Etta Jones, Alaska Pioneer and Japanese P.O.W.” Etta Jones was working as a schoolteacher on the Aleutians when the Japanese invaded Attu. She spent more than three years as a prisoner of war in Japan. Breu recounts Etta’s stories of Alaska, the frontier and of P.O.W. camp.
KSKA: Tuesday, June 17, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
“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
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
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