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
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
“Alaska is the third most dependent on fluctuations in the global economy” Senior economist, Gary Schlossberg reported at the Statewide Economic Forecast Luncheon hosted by the World Trade Center of Alaska on January 15. Schlossberg describes what’s changed for international and national economies going into 2013, followed by a Statewide Economic Review and 2013 Forecast presented by Pat Burden of Northern Economics this week on Addressing Alaskans.
KSKA: Thursday 1/31 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
This week on Addressing Alaskans, four Alaskan service men and women join in a panel discussion about their overseas duty in Afghanistan. From 124 degree heat to understanding local culture, hear about the experiences that challenged, scared, surprised, and taught them the most while serving as a members of the United States Army and Air Force during the War in Afghanistan.
KSKA: Thursday 1/24 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
This week on Addressing Alaskans, world champion skier turned heli ski guide in Valdez, Dean Cummings shares his safety checklist for avoiding avalanche danger in the back country. “Steep Life Protocols for Smart Travel in Avalanche-Prone Back Country Terrain” was recorded last week at The Sitmark in Girdwood.
KSKA: Thursday 1/10 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
This week on Addressing Alaskans we’re reflecting on all of the community events featured on the show in 2012. Selected for the encore presentation of 2012, listen to Professor Robert Reich recorded at the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation back in July. What did he have to say about the fiscal cliff? And Alaska’s economic future? Read More and listen here.
How can you make your online passwords stronger? What happens if a hacker breaks in to your portion of The Cloud? What are the best practices to keep your computer happy and healthy? Find out this week Addressing Alaskans with Rex plunkett and Jeffrey Liford from UAA’s Department of Computer Networking and Office Technology. Their talk on “What You Need to Know About Wi-Fi Security” was recorded at the UAA Bookstore on November 20.
KSKA: Thursday 12/20 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
More weapons make the United States less safe, according to Christopher Preble, vice president for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute. This week on Addressing Alaskans, hear Preble explain why the United States must reduce it’s number of nuclear weapons delivery systems in order to increase security and save close to $1 trillion. His talk, “From Triad to Dyad: Rationalizing U.S. Nuclear Weapons Delivery Systems” was recorded at the Alaska World Affairs Council on December 6.
KSKA: Thursday 12/13 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
China experts James and Deborah Fallows visited the University of Alaska Anchorage on November 12th. This week on Addressing Alaskans, listening to their evening presentation at the Wendy Williamson. Deborah offers opening remarks on learning the Chinese language and the meaning of love, followed by her husband, national correspondent for The Atlantic, James Fallows. His talk focuses on his book Postcards from Tomorrow Square, Reports from China.
KSKA: Thursday 12/6 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
How can we predict the future of salmon runs in Alaska and worldwide? This week on Addressing Alaskans, Dr. Robert Lackey discusses his Salmon 2100 Project and what he considers when making a salmon forecast. Dr. Lackey’s keynote address entitled “Straight Talk About the Future of Salmon” was recorded at the 5th annual Mat-Su Salmon Science and Conservation Symposium in Wasilla.
Bethel born Jack Dalton has toured the world with his stories and plays rooted in Alaska Native culture. This week on Addressing Alaskans, Jack talks about the time he’s recently spent in Alaska’s villages teaching kids how to write stories. At this Smithsonian Spotlight lecture recorded on November 1st, Jack shared his thoughts on “The Future Tradition” and some stories such as “The Drunk Caribou” written by students in the upper Tanana village of Northway.
KSKA: Thursday 11/22 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
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
In his book, The Company That Solved Health Care John Torinus shares how his Wisconsin company designed a health care plan that costs one-third less than the national average. Meanwhile it also increases accessibility, advances online navigation and has improved the overall health of his employees. How did they do it? Listen to the talk John Torinus gave at a Commonwealth North forum in Anchorage this week on Addressing Alaskans.
KSKA: Thursday 11/8 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Last year Alaska imported 95% of it’s food. Former chef at Seven Glaciers in Girdwood, The Crow’s Nest in Anchorage and Emeril Lagasse’s NOLA restaurant in New Orleans, Tlingit Chef Rob Kineen is on a mission to bring more local foods to Alaskan dinner tables and restaurants. In his talk on “Alaska’s Food Culture” recorded at the Anchorage Museum, Chef Kineen talked about many Alaska upstarts producing flour, spices, sprouts, even oysters. He also shared some of his recipes for modern dishes made from traditional ingredients like muktuk sushi.
KSKA: Thursday 11/1 at 2:00 pm
What does sustainable development in the Arctic look like from the perspective of the U.S. Coast Guard? A North Slope resident? A foreign investor? Whether or not the ideas coordinate or collide Rear Admiral Ostebo of the U.S. Coast Guard says, “Read or not America, here we come Arctic.”
KSKA: Thursday 10/25 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
“Iñupiat Eskimos cannot live without the land or the sea. We are the Arctic,” Edward Itta declared at the Arctic Imperative Summit. Former Mayor of the North Slope Borough, Itta is one of the main characters in a new book by Bob Reiss, The Eskimo and The Oil Man: The Battle at the Top of the World for America’s Future. Listen Edward Itta and Bob Reiss’ on-stage conversation on The Eskimo and the Oil Man recorded at the Arctic Imperative Summit.
KSKA: Thursday 10/18 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Over sixty percent of the United States’ fisheries are in Alaska. In a melting Arctic new markets for Alaska seafood will become more easily accessible. How will a changing environment impact how we manage fisheries in Alaska? This week on Addressing Alaskans our month-long series of Arctic Imperative Summit talks continues with Morgen Crow and Clem Tillion discussing ”Alaska’s Fisheries: The Bering Sea and the Arctic.” In the second half of the program, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews talks about the role of the upcoming U.S. Presidential election.
KSKA: Thursday 10/11 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Originally titled “Arctic Shipping: Not If, But When?” the panel discussion was appropriately renamed to reflect increasing activity and the current presence of almost 100 vessels in the Arctic. “Over 95 vessels are operating in the U.S. Arctic right now”, Margaret Spring of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration reported at the Arctic Imperative Summit. Are we ready? Listen to representatives from NOAA, Alyeska Pipeline and Marine Exchange of Alaska discuss “Arctic Shipping: Not If, But How Much?” on first of four Addressing Alaskans programs recorded at the Arctic Imperative Summit .
KSKA: Thursday at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm