In an effort to drastically reduce air pollution created by international shipping and cruise ships within 200 miles of the U.S. and Canadian coastlines, the Environmental Protection Agency put the North American Emissions Control Area (ECA) into effect this August. According to the EPA's Alaska Regional Administrator, Dennis McLerran, the ECA zone which mandates cleaner fuel will prevent "as many as 30,000 deaths in the country by the year 2030." He discussed how the ECA came to be, the projected health benefits and economic impacts to Alaska at his talk on "The EPA's Critical Role in Alaska," recorded Tuesday at the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. KSKA: Thursday 11/15 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
October on Addressing Alaskans listen to a special 4-part series featuring talks from 2nd annual Arctic Imperative Summit hosted by the Alaska Dispatch in Girdwood. As the Arctic sea ice melts back to a new record, representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA, Alaska Native Corporations, foreign investment and oil companies, Alaska fisheries, local and international political leaders come together to discuss the many questions facing us regarding what's next in Arctic. KSKA: Thursdays in October at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm (10/18 at 8:00 pm)
While her story may be hidden from the history books, the first woman to run for President of the U.S. in 1872, Victoria Woodhull will finally be introduced to theater audiences when Anchorage Opera presents the world premiere of "Mrs. President" in October. In anticipation of the opera, "Mrs. President" composer Victoria Bond joined Alaskan trailblazers Arliss Sturgulewski, Senator Bettye Davis, Jane Angvik, Georgiana Lincoln and Cynthia Toohey for a panel discussion moderated by APRN's Lori Townsend on "Women in America: Changing Roles, Challenging Times, Defining the Future." KSKA: Thursday 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
In his 2006 novel The Order of Light where young Muslims light themselves on fire to protest the authoritarian reality of the Middle East, author Haroon Mohgul says he predicted the Arab Spring. At the Alaska World Affairs Council on April 6, Mohgul discussed the the Muslim world's relationship with the West over the years asking audiences to consider, "Can America and the Muslim World Be Friends?" Listen on Addressing Alaskans. KSKA: Thursday 4/12 at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Weeks before he presented oral arguments at the Supreme Court hearing on health care reform, author and filmmaker T.R. Reid visited to Alaska to help breakdown the 3000+ page Affordable Health Care Act. Reid explained the new rules for insurance providers, doctors and even fast food restaurants in his talk entitled "Affordable Health Care Act (Obama's Health Reform) in Plain English" recorded at UAA on March 22. KSKA: Thursday 4/4 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
This week on Addressing Alaskans, listen to the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce debate with Anchorage School Board candidates, Kathleen Plunkett and David Nees (Seat E) , Tam Agosti-Gisler (Seat F), Natasha Von Imhof and Starr Marsett (Seat G). Candidates discussed early childhood education, school bond propositions, Everyday Math, budget cuts, skilled trade education and past experience in the Anchorage School District at the Dena'ina Center on March 19. KSKA: Thursday 3/29 at 2:00 pm
We must love the cities we live in if we want them to truly thrive economically and socially, according to For the Love of Cities author Peter Kageyama. So what exactly makes a city lovable? Listen to Peter Kageyam on Addressing Alaskans and find out as he talks about the importance of creativity and culture. KSKA: Thursday 3/1 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Dr. Leslie Cornick from Alaska Pacific University studies beluga communication, diet, and travel patterns to report on the health of the Cook Inlet beluga population. She shared new information from recent studies at the Alaska Zoo's Wildlife Wednesday lecture series on December 14. KSKA: Thursday 1/26 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
A LNG pioneer, Shell will considerably increase production of Liquified Natural Gas in years to come. This week on Addressing Alaskans, Marta Jara from Shell Mexico discusses global markets for LNG, Shell's big picture priorities and the construction of a massive liquefied natural gas project in Australia that entails building the world's first floating LNG plant. KSKA: Thursday 1/12 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Ambassador Edward Peck atop the Hilton Anchorage for the Alaska World Affairs Council luncheon on Oct. 21. Photo and audio recording by Will Theurer, Alaska World Affairs Council. "Perception is everything," according to Edward Peck, former U.S. diplomat in Iraq, Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt . "In our country people are unable to understand the importance of trying to get a grasp on the perceptions of those people over there," said Peck at the Alaska World Affairs Council on October 21. Listen to his talk entitled, "The Arab Spring: Geography, History and Religion Shape a Vital Region" this week on Addressing Alaskans. KSKA: Thursday 10/27 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
This week on Addressing Alaskans, Jocelyn Young, curator of public art for the Municipality of Anchorage presents "A History of Public Art in Anchorage and Alaska." KSKA: Thursday, 10/6 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
In his "State of the City" address to the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce on Monday, Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan issued a report card for his administration, saying it's up to voters to decide the grade. From the Port of Anchorage project and homeless camps to Cook Inlet energy supplies and public parks, get Anchorage's progress report from the mayor this week on KSKA's Addressing Alaskans. KSKA: Thursday 9/22 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Whether it's the story itself, the environment in which we read or the simple touch and presence of books in our home, books impact our lives from a very young age. This week on Addressing Alaskans, listen to "Reading Matters: How Books Can Change Your Life" a talk given by book critic and author, Michael Dirda at the Loussac Library 25th anniversary celebration. KSKA: Thursday 9/8 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
KSKA: Thursday, 9/1 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm FCC Chairman, Julius Genachowski joined Senator Begich in Dillingham last week for a ceremony celebrating a large project to bring high speed broadband internet to southwest Alaska.
Thursday, August 25 @ 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm As trade and shipping routes open in the Arctic, oil exploration expands and questions of climate change arise, cooperation in the Arctic becomes increasingly more important. This week on Addressing Alaskans, learn more about the Arctic Council, the only intergovernmental forum devoted entirely to the Arctic.
Executive producer, Marsha Bemko gave a behind the scenes tour of the traveling set for the award winning PBS program, Antique Roadshow at the Wendy Williamson auditorium in Anchorage on March 25. Marsha traveled to Anchorage for the first season of the APRN Speaker Series, a fundraiser for the Alaska Public Radio Network.
Thursday, August 18 @ 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm This week on Addressing Alaska listen to the speech Anthony Romero, national executive director of the ACLU gave at UAA on July 14. As poverty and incarceration rates for minority groups continue to rise, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) attempts to shine light on the inequalities at the root of these cyclic problems facing the U.S.
Thursday, August 11 @ 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm Before retiring as host of Weekend Edition Sunday at the end of May, Liane Hansen paid a visit to her listeners in Alaska. After a skate at West Chester Lagoon and before watching the start of the Iditarod, Liane sat down with APTI's Pat Yack at the Wendy Williamson auditorium to reflect on her 22 years with NPR.
Thursday, August 4 at 2:00 pm Addressing Alaskans is back on KSKA and we’re kicking off season three with recordings from past APRN Speakers Series. This Thursday, listen to NPR foreign correspondent Peter Kenyon recorded at the Wendy Williamson on October 24th. Kenyon came to NPR from the Alaska Public Radio Network where he began his career as a reporte for KFSK in Petersburg.
Thursday, June 30 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm As Commonwealth North continues to tackle Health Care Reform in Alaska as one if its key policy issues, the group invited Rick Pollack of the American Hospital Association to speak on the "Future Health Care: Balancing Cost, Quality and Access" on June 15.