There have been more and more sanctions adopted on Iranians in the last few years. How are these sanctions affecting the Iranian economy and the United States diplomatic efforts with Iran? This week on Addressing Alaskans, hear from Dr. Trita Parsi, President of the National Iranian American Council and author of A Single Roll of the Dice – Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran.
KSKA: Thursday 2/16 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
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Before WAMCATS, Alaskans depended primarily on mail delivered by dog sled in order to communicate with the outside world. Oftentimes, awaiting a reply from Washington D.C. could take up to one year. Finally in the early 1900′s, spurred by Klondike Gold Rush, Congress sent members of the U.S. Army to build the Washington Alaska Military Cable and Telegraph System or “WAMCATS,” which proved to be no easy feat.
Many WAMCATS sites still exist in Alaska today and historical archaeologist, Dr. Morgan Blanchard has uncovered their history. Listen to his talk “Wires, Wireless and Wildnerness” this week on Addressing Alaskans.
KSKA: Thursday 2/9 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
A record 1500 Alaskans attended the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation‘s annual economic forecast luncheon this year with keynote speaker Steve Forbes. Best known as the man behind Forbes Magazine, his talk focused on global and national economies and the effects and opportunities they represent for Alaska in the coming year. Listen to Forbes this week on Addressing Alaskans.
KSKA: Thursday 2/2 at 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
Wind is Alaska’s fast growing renewable energy resource. This week on Addressing Alaskans, Darron Scott of Kodiak Electic and Suzanne Gibson of CIRI provide an update on Kodiak and Fire Island wind farms. Then Rich Stromberg from Alaska Energy Authority reviews potential wind projects around the state.
KSKA: Thursday 1/19 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
Despite six frost bite fingers, -60 F windchill weather, and a little sleep deprivation, Lonnie Dupre continues to make his was toward the Denali summit. Monday January 2, marked day 12 of the trip. A few days before he departed for Denali base camp, Lonnie talked about preparing for the solo ascent of Denali in winter and his 25 year career as a polar explorer at REI in Anchorage.
KSKA: Thursday 1/4 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
When Anchorage audiences gathered to hear Nelson speak at the Anchorage Museum for the APRN Speaker Series on November 2, “Encounter” radio host, Richard Nelson discussed what he considers to be three Alaskan miracles – salmon, grizzly bears and caribou.
KSKA: Thursday 12/15 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Wrongfully imprisoned for 20 years for murder and rape, Steves Barnes was finally set free in 2009 after a DNA test funded by a non-profit group, the Innocence Project ultimately proved his innocence. The nightmare began when Steve was just 19 years old. Steve Barnes shared his story at an event hosted by the Alaska Innocence Project and the UAA Justice Center on November 2 at UAA.
KSKA: Thursday 12/8 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Since inception, television has shaped our lives. Dr. Joy Maypae, journalism professor at UAA rewinds back to the invention of television to present day TV on your phone in her talk titled, “The Evolution of Television: How TV Shapes Our Lives in the New Digital Ecosystem.”
KSKA: Thursday 11/24 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Tim Meyers, Meyers Farm, Bethel, Alaska. Photo: Meyers Farm website
In what many would consider the least likely location for a farm, Meyers Farm in Bethel, Alaska is thriving and according to owner Tim Meyers, Bethel soil just might be “the last good fertile ground on our planet.” Meyers Farm now exports to Anchorage, and intends to expand to become a year round source of Bethel produce. Listen to Tim’s keynote address on “Sustainable Agriculture in Rural Alaska,” recorded at the Bioneers in Alaska conference on October 16, 2011.
KSKA: Thursday 11/10 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
This week on Addressing Alaskans listen to Karen Evanoff’s keynote address at the Bioneers in Alaska conference. Recorded October 16 at UAA, Karen describes Denaina traditions on place-naming, name meanings, and traditional ways of seeing and being of the Dena’ina (“the people”– one of 11 Alaskan Athabascan groups). The music and photos presented above are from Nondalton, the community located closest to proposed Pebble Mine.
KSKA: Thursday at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
“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, Halibut Cove’s Clem Tillion reflects on fisheries management, Alaska’s Permanent Fund, income tax, TAPS, climate change, Pebble Mine and being in love.
KSKA: Thursday at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Kevin Barnett and Lovin’ Dog Kennel Club take you on a Train Ride to Seward with songs off Kevin’s latest solo album including Hot Chocolate and Lead Dog, theme song to KSKA’s Hometown, Alaska. For the grand finale, the Anchorage Youth Symphony explodes with an montage of songs from the BJ Leiderman Public Radio Sampler promised to change how you hear the daily jingles of Morning Edition, Marketplace, Car Talk and many more.
KSKA: Thursday 10/13 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