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Addressing Alaskans

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
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
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November 16, 2012
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
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
Alaska’s Food Culture

Alaska’s Food Culture

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

October 31, 2012
Sustainable Development in the Arctic

Sustainable Development in the Arctic

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

October 23, 2012
The Eskimo & The Oil Man

The Eskimo & The Oil Man

“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

October 16, 2012
Alaska’s Fisheries / U.S. Presidential Election 2012

Alaska’s Fisheries / U.S. Presidential Election 2012

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

October 8, 2012
Marine Exchange of Alaska tracking systems for vessels along Alaska's coast.

Arctic Shipping: Not If, But How Much?

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

October 2, 2012
Arctic Imperative Summit

Arctic Imperative Summit

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)

September 28, 2012
Women in America: Changing Roles, Challenging Times, Defining the Future

Women in America: Changing Roles, Challenging Times, Defining the Future

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

September 25, 2012
Anchorage Creeks 101

Anchorage Creeks 101

Most of us are  aware of the beaver, salmon and birds species that live in Anchorage creeks. But did you know everything that goes through city storm drains also flows into our creeks? This week on Addressing Alaskans, Dr. Thomas Eley from the Anchorage Waterways Council talks about how many everyday activities like cleaning, gardening and walking the dog are impacting the health of Anchorage creeks and what local volunteers are doing to protect them.

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

September 19, 2012
Connecting With Nature in a Virtual Age

Connecting With Nature in a Virtual Age

We’ve all heard of Attention Deficit Disorder. What about Nature Deficit Disorder? Does one have anything to do with the other? And could our lack of contact with nature really become a health problem? According to author Richard Louv, the answer is yes, which is why he’s encouraging pediatricians to write “park prescriptions” and get families back outside. Thursday on “Addressing Alaskans” listen to his talk entitled “Connecting with Nature in a Virtual Age” recorded at the Get Outdoors Share Fair in Anchorage on September 6.

KSKA: Thursday 9/13 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

September 7, 2012
Sandra Day O’Connor

Sandra Day O’Connor

The first woman justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, Sandra Day O’Connor paid her second visit to Alaska yesterday. While she was unable to visit with Anchorage students, the public reception at the Dena’ina Center continued as planned. Joined on stage by Alaska Supreme Court Justices Dana Fabe and Walter Carpeneti, O’Connor talked about her interactive online civic education program, called iCivics and the power of teaching kids about government.

KSKA: Thursday 9/6 at 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm

September 6, 2012
Past, Present & Future of Cancer Treatment

Past, Present & Future of Cancer Treatment

Most recently known for leading the medical team that saved Lance Armstrong’s life, Dr. Larry Einhorn pioneered the development of a life-saving treatment for testicular cancer in 1974, improving survival rates from 10% to 95%. As part of the Carol Treadwell Visiting Fellow Lectureship hosted by the Providence Cancer Center on August 1st, listen to Dr. Einhorn’s talk on the “Past, Present & Future of Cancer Treatment” this week on Addressing Alaskans.

KSKA: Thursday 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm

August 24, 2012
State of the City

State of the City

Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan gave his annual ‘State of the City’ address at the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce on Monday, saying Anchorage faces a $30 million budget shortfall . He also gave an update on the Port of Anchorage expansion project, Ship Creek development, Title 21 and the Mayor’s Education Summit that took place last spring. Listen to his full speech including questions from the audience on ballot measures 1 and 2 this week on Addressing Alaskans.

KSKA: Thursday 8/23 at 2:00 pm

August 22, 2012
Robert Reich: Economic Outlook

Robert Reich: Economic Outlook

“If you think the bailout of Wall Street won’t happen again, check your wallets,” Professor Robert Reich cautioned Alaskans at Dena’ina Center in Anchorage on Wednesday. Professor at U.C. Berkeley, Former Secretary of Labor and NPR commentator, Reich gave the keynote address at the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation 2012 annual outlook luncheon on Wednesday. Listen to his talk followed questions from the audience on Addressing Alaskans.

KSKA: Thursday 7/26 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

July 25, 2012
Gary Snyder Presents Poems, Old and New

Gary Snyder Presents Poems, Old and New

World renowned, Pulitzer prize-winning poet and naturalist, Gary Snyder returned to Alaska in early July. As part of the Evening Author Readings at UAA, Snyder read poems he wrote in the early years while living in Japan. He also shared some of his new work which has yet to be published and read from “Mountains and Rivers Without End,” a book of poems partly inspired by his time spent in Alaska. Listen to Gary Snyder this week on Addressing Alaskans.

KSKA: Thursday 7/19 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

July 13, 2012
APRN Speaker Series: Corey Flintoff

APRN Speaker Series: Corey Flintoff

Corey Flintoff’s public radio journey began at KYUK in Bethel, Alaska where he developed a fundamental cross-cultural understanding that would soon lead him around the world as foreign correspondent for NPR. Traveling to over 50 countries, Flintoff has covered the civil war in Libya, the revolution in Egypt and the war in Afghanistan. Recorded at the Anchorage Museum as part of the APRN Speaker Series, listen to Corey talk with APRN’s Lori Townsend about his time at KYUK – Bethel, KSKA – Anchorage and NPR international this week on Addressing Alaskans.

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

July 6, 2012

APRN Speaker Series: Neal Conan

Recorded in April at UAA, listen to the APRN Speaker Series event with NPR’s Neal Conan, host of Talk of the Nation. Neal joined APTI’s Pat Yack for an on-stage conversation and responded to audience questions on bicycles, baseball, election experiences and more.

KSKA: Thursday 7/5 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

June 29, 2012