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Addressing Alaskans

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

UAA Seawolf Debate: Oil Taxes

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

March 15, 2013 - 12:30 pm
Pink Brain, Blue Brain – Beware the Myths

Pink Brain, Blue Brain – Beware the Myths

“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

March 8, 2013 - 12:30 pm
The Rise of the Creative Class

The Rise of the Creative Class

“We’re living through the greatest economic transformation in all of human history”, Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class told audience members at the AEDC Economic Forecast luncheon in January. “Every single human being is creative and your success turns on developing a community which harnesses the creativity of everyone.” Recorded at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage, listen to Richard Florida’s keynote address this week on Addressing Alaskans.

KSKA: Tuesday 3/7 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

March 1, 2013 - 12:30 pm
Korea, YouTube, and the Marketing of Culture in the 21st Century

Korea, YouTube, and the Marketing of Culture in the 21st Century

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

February 22, 2013 - 12:30 pm
Addiction: From Heroin to Workaholism

Addiction: From Heroin to Workaholism

“The first question in addiction is not why the addiction, but why the pain? And if you understand a human being’s pain, you cannot look at their genes”  Dr. Gabor Maté explained to members of Alaska’s medical community at the Alaska Health Summit in January. Based on his bestselling book ”The Hungry Ghost: A Biospsychosocial Perspective on Addiction, from Heroin to Workaholism” listen to Dr. Dr. Maté’s talk recorded in Anchorage  this week on Addressing Alaskans.

KSKA: Thursday 2/19 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

February 15, 2013 - 12:30 pm
Alaska Forum on the Environment

Alaska Forum on the Environment

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

February 8, 2013 - 3:00 pm
Dall Sheep on the Decline

Dall Sheep on the Decline

Dall’s Sheep Research in the Chugach Range: Lamb Capture from ADF&G on Vimeo.

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

February 1, 2013 - 3:00 pm