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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
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
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
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
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

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
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

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

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