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Addressing Alaskans

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
What’s Next for the Post Meltdown Economy?

What’s Next for the Post Meltdown Economy?

“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

January 29, 2013 - 11:10 am
Alaskans on the Ground: Experiences in Afghanistan

Alaskans on the Ground: Experiences in Afghanistan

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

January 22, 2013 - 11:06 am
Writing Opinion in Alaska

Writing Opinion in Alaska

She’s written about gun control, domestic violence and most recently marijuana legalization for Alaska’s largest newspaper. This week on Addressing Alaskans, listen to Elise Patkotak talk about life as a nurse in Barrow, what led her to the Anchorage Daily News, her most controversial columns, and how the internet has changed what it means to be an opinion writer in Alaska.

KSKA: Thursday 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

January 17, 2013 - 10:54 am
Smart Travel in Avalanche-Prone Back Country

Smart Travel in Avalanche-Prone Back Country

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

January 8, 2013 - 5:04 pm
Encore 2012: Robert Reich

Encore 2012: Robert Reich

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.

December 27, 2012 - 2:15 pm

What You Need to Know About Wi-Fi Security

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

December 14, 2012 - 3:00 pm
From Triad to Dyad: Rationalizing U.S. Nuclear Weapons Delivery Systems

From Triad to Dyad: Rationalizing U.S. Nuclear Weapons Delivery Systems

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

December 12, 2012 - 11:42 am

Postcards from Tomorrow Square

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

November 30, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Straight Talk About the Future Salmon

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.

November 23, 2012 - 2:53 pm
The Future of Tradition

The Future of Tradition

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
Listen Now

November 16, 2012 - 3:00 pm
The EPA’s Critical Role in Alaska

The EPA’s Critical Role in Alaska

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

November 15, 2012 - 12:30 pm
The Company That Solved Health Care

The Company That Solved Health Care

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

November 7, 2012 - 4:32 pm