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
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
“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
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
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
“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
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
“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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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