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
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
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
“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
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
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
After becoming the first person to summit and ski down all Seven Summits, Kit DesLauriers headed to Alaska’s Arctic Refuge to hike and ski the highest peaks of the Brooks Range. If she could repeat any of her most noteworthy adventures, which one would it be? Alaska’s Arctic Refuge. “It was the wildest deepest most complete silence I have ever felt” she told people at the Anchorage Museum.
KSKA: Thursday 6/21 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
No where else but Alaska do you get the opportunity to catch world class salmon. Eight of the ten top ten world class salmon that are caught on rod and reel come from the Kenai River. This week on Addressing Alaskans listen to Ricky Gease, executive director Kenai River Sportfishing Association talk about the economic impacts, management and future of sport fishing in Alaska.
KSKA: Thursday 6/14 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
In Kodiak birds began falling from the sky, roofs collapsed under the weight of more than one foot of ash, buildings were wrecked by ash avalanches and other structures burned after being struck by lightning from the ash cloud during the June 6 – 9 Novarupta – Katmai eruption of 1912. This week on Addressing Alaskans, 100 years after what would have been the second day of the eruption (June 7) listen to USGS Katmai volcanologist, Judy Fierstein’s talk, “Novarupta – Katmai Eruption of 1912, Largest Eruption of the 20th Century: A Centennial Perspective” recorded at the Anchorage Museum in April. More Photos
KSKA: Thursday 6/7 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Initially set aside in case of a national energy emergency, today the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) is the largest piece of undeveloped federal land owned in the U.S. This week on Addressing Alaskans, Stacie McIntosh, supervisor of the Bureau of Land Management Arctic Field Office provides a tour of the NPR-A and details how the BLM manages the “People, Land and Resources” in the vast 22.8 million acre area stretching from the Brooks Range to the Arctic Coast.
KSKA: Thursday 5/31 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Age, nothing but a number? Or a telling fact on how we live our lives? This week on Addressing Alaskans listen to a panel discussion with World Class snowboarder, Casey Smith; Alaska legislator Arliss Sturgulewski; Alaska Native Leader, Willie Hensley; founder of Total Health Clinic Anchorage, Dr. Richard Newman and Dr. Ann Jache of UAA. “Youthfulness and Usefulness: What’s Age Got to Do With It?” was recorded at the UAA bookstore in April.
KSKA: Thursday, 5/24 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
2012 marks the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Homestead Act, one of the most influential pieces of legislation in development of the American west. This week on Addressing Alaskans, learn more about the history of homesteading in the United States, Alaska and Anchorage.
KSKA: Thursday 5/17 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Gardening season is upon us in Alaska and according to Eliot Coleman, owner of Four Season Farm in Maine, it doesn’t ever have to end. This week on Addressing Alaskans, Coleman shares vegetable and fruit-growing techniques to extend our season here in the far north. His talk entitled, “If We Can Do It In Maine, You Can Do It in Alaska,” was recorded at the Alaska Botanical Garden conference.
KSKA: Thursday 5/10 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
The Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority “KABATA” project connecting Anchorage to the Mat-Su Borough was established in 2003. At an Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Make-it-Monday Forum last week, chair of the KABATA board of directors, Michael Foster said construction on the bridge is expected to finally begin in 2014. Built to accommodate “tomorrow’s traffic,” the bridge should be fully operational by 2017 or 2018. Listen to Foster’s complete update on the KABATA project on Addressing Alaskans.
KSKA: Thursday 5/3 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
In his 20th term as Congressman to Alaska, Don Young returned home last week to update Alaskans on what’s happening in Washington D.C. At the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce ‘Make-It-Monday’ forum on April 9, Congressman Young discussed, military budget cuts, repealing the health bill, regulation impeding economic recovery and making Alaska the “power center” for America.
KSKA: Thursday 4/19 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
In his 2006 novel The Order of Light where young Muslims light themselves on fire to protest the authoritarian reality of the Middle East, author Haroon Mohgul says he predicted the Arab Spring. At the Alaska World Affairs Council on April 6, Mohgul discussed the the Muslim world’s relationship with the West over the years asking audiences to consider, “Can America and the Muslim World Be Friends?” Listen on Addressing Alaskans.
KSKA: Thursday 4/12 at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Weeks before he presented oral arguments at the Supreme Court hearing on health care reform, author and filmmaker T.R. Reid visited to Alaska to help breakdown the 3000+ page Affordable Health Care Act. Reid explained the new rules for insurance providers, doctors and even fast food restaurants in his talk entitled “Affordable Health Care Act (Obama’s Health Reform) in Plain English” recorded at UAA on March 22.
KSKA: Thursday 4/4 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
This week on Addressing Alaskans, listen to the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce debate with Anchorage School Board candidates, Kathleen Plunkett and David Nees (Seat E) , Tam Agosti-Gisler (Seat F), Natasha Von Imhof and Starr Marsett (Seat G). Candidates discussed early childhood education, school bond propositions, Everyday Math, budget cuts, skilled trade education and past experience in the Anchorage School District at the Dena’ina Center on March 19.
KSKA: Thursday 3/29 at 2:00 pm