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Addressing Alaskans

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 - 12:30 pm
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 - 12:10 pm
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 - 12:30 pm
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 - 12:30 pm
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 - 1:01 pm

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 - 12:30 pm
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 - 12:29 pm
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 - 12:30 pm
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 - 1:17 pm
The Betrayal of American Prosperity

The Betrayal of American Prosperity

This week on Addressing Alaskans, hear from Clyde Prestowitz, President of the Economic Strategy Institute. Hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council, his talk entitled “The Betrayal of American Prosperity: Free Market Delusions, America’s Decline, and How We Must Compete in the Post-Dollar Era” was recorded in Anchorage on May 3.

KSKA: Tuesday 6/11 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
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June 7, 2013 - 12:25 pm

UAA vs. Harvard Debate: Repealing the 2nd Amendment

“Should this House Repeal the Second Amendment?” The University of Alaska of Anchorage Seawolf debate team argues in support and Harvard opposes the repeal at this sell out event recorded at the Beat Tooth theater pub in Anchorage on May 2nd.

KSKA: Tuesday 6/4 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
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May 31, 2013 - 12:30 pm
Wrangell Mountain Sky Boys

Wrangell Mountain Sky Boys

“What is it about Alaska’s bush pilots?” asked Katie Ringsmuth Historian with National Park Service in Anchorage. This week on Addressing Alaskans listen to her talk on “Wrangell Mountain Skyboys: How Buffalo Bill, Buck Taylor and Bob Reeve Created Alaska’s Skyboy Narrative.” As part of The Centennial Flight of Alaska lecture series hosted by the Cook Inlet Historical Society, Ringsmuth was recorded speaking at the Anchorage Museum on April 18.

KSKA: Tueasday 5/28 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

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May 24, 2013 - 12:30 pm
Writer Talk: Kris Farmen and Dan Bigley

Writer Talk: Kris Farmen and Dan Bigley

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

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May 17, 2013 - 12:30 pm
Northern Limits: A 4,000 Mile Human Powered Journey

Northern Limits: A 4,000 Mile Human Powered Journey

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
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May 10, 2013 - 12:30 pm
Why Curiosity? What Are We Discovering?

Why Curiosity? What Are We Discovering?

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
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May 3, 2013 - 12:30 pm
Exorbitant Privilege: The Decline of the Dollar and the Future of the International Monetary System

Exorbitant Privilege: The Decline of the Dollar and the Future of the International Monetary System

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

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April 26, 2013 - 12:30 pm
Architecture, Public Space & Urban Design

Architecture, Public Space & Urban Design

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

April 12, 2013 - 1:53 pm

Truth and Trust: Alaska’s News Media in the 21st Century

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

April 5, 2013 - 12:30 pm
Traditional Foods At Risk in Salmon Nation

Traditional Foods At Risk in Salmon Nation

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

March 29, 2013 - 12:30 pm
Being Diagnosed with PTSD

Being Diagnosed with PTSD

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

March 22, 2013 - 12:37 pm