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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 - 6:01 pm
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 - 2:22 pm
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 - 2:39 am
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 - 5:18 pm
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 - 6:22 pm
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 - 3:00 pm
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 - 11:33 am
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 - 3:00 pm
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 - 12:02 pm
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 - 5:35 pm
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 - 3:00 pm
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 - 3:00 pm

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 - 3:00 pm
Surveying My Life: Journeys from Alaska and the Southern Sky

Surveying My Life: Journeys from Alaska and the Southern Sky

Bartlett High School graduate, Brian Schmidt received the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe through observations of distant supernovae. In June Brian stopped by the UAA Bookstore to talk about the importance of his Alaska education and his current projects, including building a new telescope to map the Southern Sky. Today Brian is an astronomer at  the Australian National University’s Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

KSKA: Thursday 6/28 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

June 27, 2012 - 4:30 pm
Journey through the Arctic Refuge, Northeast Alaska

Journey through the Arctic Refuge, Northeast Alaska

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

June 15, 2012 - 4:27 pm
Angling for Controversy

Angling for Controversy

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

June 11, 2012 - 4:01 pm
ash drifts around Katmai village barabaras (sod houses) after the June 1912 eruption of Novarupta. Katmai's then-new Russian Orthodox church is visible in the background. Photo taken by G.C. Martin, U.S. Geological Survey.

Novarupta – Katmai Eruption of 1912, Largest Eruption of the 20th Century

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

June 6, 2012 - 4:29 pm
Map of northern Alaska showing location of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPRA). Source USGS

People, Land and Resources in the National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska

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

May 30, 2012 - 5:37 pm

Youthfulness and Usefulness: What’s Age Got To Do With It?

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

May 21, 2012 - 5:42 pm
History of Alaska Homesteading

History of Alaska Homesteading

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

May 11, 2012 - 6:01 pm