Today we'll be talking to some Alaskans who make the business world their beat and we'll find out how minorities can get some assistance in starting and maintaining a business. KSKA: Friday, 4/24 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 4/25 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 4/24 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 4/25 at 4:30pm Download Audio

This week on Alaska Edition: The North Pacific Fisheries Management Council takes action on Chinook salmon bycatch in Alaska’s pollock fishery. How could the veto of HB132 affect the Mat-Su Valley? Where does Medicaid expansion stand in the legislature? KSKA: Friday, 4/17 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 4/18 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 4/17 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 4/18 at 4:30pm Download Audio

Today, we'll be talking about he aftermath of this week's Anchorage municipal election - results that were surprising to some. KSKA: Friday, 4/10 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 4/11 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 4/10 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 4/11 at 4:30pm Download Audio
KSKA's Anne Hillman and KTUU's Austin Baird join Ellen Lockyer on Alaska Edition. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Today we’ll be checking in with the Legislative session in Juneau, and the impacts the latest school funding developments on schools statewide and how it may affect school bonds in Anchorage’s upcoming Municipal Election. And, we’ll take a look at how a group of Sudanese refugees are moving forward after a recent vandalism incident in Anchorage. Download Audio KSKA: Friday, 4/3 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 4/4 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 4/3 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 4/4 at 4:30pm

Erin's Law was recently introduced again in the state legislature. It would mandate all public schools to teach sexual abuse prevention curriculum to all students grades K-12. It also requires education and awareness for teachers. KSKA: Friday, 3/27 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 3/28 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 3/27 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 3/28 at 4:30pm Download Audio

Today’s topic is diversity in Anchorage. We’ll start with how the community and the state became home to so many people from different cultures then dive into what that means for Anchorage today – how do we maintain our cultural diversity while also building a healthy, unified community. KSKA: Friday, 3/20 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 3/21 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 3/20 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 3/21 at 4:30pm Download Audio

Today we’re discussing the race for mayor in Alaska’s largest city. Anchorage’s city politics have ripples across the state, whether in terms of funding coming from the Legislature, or launching political careers into higher office. The election is on April 7th, but recently we’ve seen the race start to take off. It’s a crowded field, with 11 candidates, hundreds of thousands of dollars pouring in from donations, and expectations of an eventual run off. KSKA: Friday, 2/27 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 2/28 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 2/27 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 2/28 at 4:30pm Download Audio

First, we're discussing what the legalization of marijuana  coming up next Tuesday means for state residents in real terms. And also a rare visit from Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to Kotzebue in the Northwest Arctic Borough and the large group of lawmakers who were also in the Arctic. Download Audio

Today we’re discussing possible troop drawdowns in Alaska, part of the military’s broader reduction in overall size. Later this month, officials from the Defense Department and U.S. Army are visiting Anchorage and Fairbanks for listening sessions, to get a sense of what Forts Richardson and Wainwright mean to nearby communities. As well as how they fit into the broader mission of the American Armed Forces. KSKA: Friday, 2/13 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 2/14 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 2/13 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 2/14 at 4:30pm Download Audio

A recent uptick in deadly shooting incidents and assaults in Anchorage have police and public safety advocates sprinting to organize a response to curb the violent trend. The Anchorage Police Department is organizing a task-force to tackle the problem, but what can communities do to help remedy the problem? KSKA: Friday, 2/6 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 2/7 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 2/6 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 2/7 at 4:30pm Download Audio

The Obama Administration has proposed designating more than 20 million acres of both on and offshore federal areas be made off limits to development such as oil and gas exploration. The announcement was described as a gut punch by Senator Lisa Murkowski and had the entire delegation and the governor so steamed, they said it was a "war on Alaska." KSKA: Friday, 1/30 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, 1/31 at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, 1/30 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 1/31 at 4:30 p.m. Download Audio

Governor Bill Walker’s State of the Budget speech made clear that leaner times are ahead for Alaska. His address was a somber departure from the optimistic state of the state address. He noted almost right away that managing the state’s finances into better standing will not be easy. KSKA: Friday, 1/23 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, 1/24 at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, 1/23 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 1/24 at 4:30 p.m. Download Audio

As the 29th legislative session looms closer, legislators are busy prefiling legislation they hope will become law over the course of the session. From the legalization of pot, to the proposed LNG pipeline, to the state’s uncertain budgetary future, legislators have a lot to address this session. KSKA: Friday, 1/16 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, 1/17 at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, 1/16 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 1/17 at 4:30 p.m. Download Audio

As the Federal Coordinator’s office for an Alaska North Slope LNG pipeline prepares to close its doors, we take a look at the history of the office, the current state of proposed Alaska LNG pipelines and the outlook on the future of the project. KSKA: Friday, 1/9 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, 1/9 at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, 1/9 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 1/9 at 4:30 p.m. Download Audio

Two recent reports highlight the tragically high rate of violence in Alaska. One from the FBI is a revision of how rape is defined in the state. The new definitions have resulted in much higher numbers in a state that already suffers from being the worst in the nation for sexual violence. The second report looks at the impact on Native children from exposure to violence in their homes and communities. KSKA: Friday, 11/21 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, 11/22 at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, 11/21 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 11/22 at 4:30 p.m. Download Audio

The Division of Elections will continue counting ballots today - Friday - 8 business days after the November 4th election. As Alaskans wait for final counts in especially the Governor and U.S. Senate race, the presumptive winners, Bill Walker and Dan Sullivan, are planning their way forward. However, it's important to note that as of today, Friday—neither Governor Sean Parnell or Senator Mark Begich have yet conceded, that of course could change later today based on ballot counting that will take place later today. KSKA: Friday, November 14 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 15 at 4:30 p.m. Download Audio

The elections are finally over, although in Alaska, there is still uncertainty over the U.S. Senate and Gubernatorial race outcomes. Those race results will not be clear until more than 20,000 early, absentee and questioned ballots are counted next week. KSKA: Friday, November 7 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 8 at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 8 at 4:30 p.m. Download Audio

One of your duties as a voter is to select judges for retention. Toward the back of your voter guide, you will find considerable information about those judges. Their basic biography-everything from their age to what communities in the state that they have been residents of. Their education, the political and government positions they have held, their interests and a statement from the judges themselves. KSKA: Friday, October 31 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 1 at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 1 at 4:30 p.m. Download Audio

From Southeast to the Northwest Alaska and many places in between, some interesting races and ballot issues top voter concerns. Also, the annual Alaska Federation of Natives convention is happening in Anchorage, covering a variety of rural issues. KSKA: Friday, October 24 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 25 at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 25 at 4:30 p.m. Download Audio

A series of reports that seek to define the potential changes to public health in rural Alaska communities based on the impacts of Alaska's rapidly changing climate. But, why are the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and the North Slope Borough looking at the issue through the lens of climate change? KSKA: Friday, October 17 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 18 at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 18 at 4:30 p.m. Download Audio