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A Closer Look: Dr. Ted Mala

A Closer Look: Dr. Ted Mala

Tuesday afternoon on KSKA, A Closer Look features an Alaska Native physician who specializes in bridge building. First Dr. Ted Mala surmounted national borders with an organization devoted to studies in circumpolar health. Now, as a director of South Central Foundation, he’s bridging the western … Read More

July 6, 2010

A Closer Look: Alaskan Authors

Alaskan writers have been busy this year and two local favorites have new books out. On Tuesday, June 15’s A Closer Look, Haines Author Heather Lende writes about her horrific bike accident and long recovery in, “Take Good Care of the Garden and the DogsRead More

June 16, 2010

A Closer Look: Anchorage Spring Ballot Propositions

On this edition of KSKA’s A Closer Look, we examine the major propositions on the April 6th, Anchorage municipal ballot. Four involve capital projects and purchases totaling around 40 million dollars, plus operation and maintenance costs. The fifth proposes a west Anchorage land exchange.… Read More

March 23, 2010
A Closer Look: Rod Perry

A Closer Look: Rod Perry

As this year’s Iditarod draws to a close, top dog drivers are moving as fast as they can to Nome. But Rod Perry remembers the first Iditarod race in 1973. On A Closer Look, KSKA’s Ellen Lockyer talks with author and old time musher, … Read More

March 16, 2010
A Closer Look: Social Security Commissioner, Michael Astrue

A Closer Look: Social Security Commissioner, Michael Astrue

The Social Security administrative appeals process represents one of the largest judicial systems in the world. Most of the millions of disability benefits claims filed annually are decided at the state level, but about three quarters of a million claims are heard by an administrative … Read More

March 2, 2010

A Closer Look: Anchorage Economic Forecast for 2010

A Closer Look is a half hour program on KSKA that gives us the opportunity to explore beyond our news stories and offer you additional insights into the events and people helping shape our community. This week’s A Closer Look focuses on Anchorage’s economic forecast.… Read More

January 12, 2010

A Closer Look: Hanukkah celebration

A Closer Look is a half hour program on KSKA that gives us the opportunity to explore beyond our news stories and offer you additional insights into the events and people helping shape our community. This week’s A Closer Look focuses on the first ever … Read More

December 15, 2009
A Closer Look: Dr. Jane Lubchenco, NOAA

A Closer Look: Dr. Jane Lubchenco, NOAA

Dr. Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, spent a week in Alaska recently to gather information and input on the health of the nation’s oceans. In a news story aired on Alaska News Nightly a couple weeks ago, she … Read More

September 1, 2009
A Closer Look: Macon Roberts

A Closer Look: Macon Roberts


Photo by Zen Naylor, The Northern Light

On this week’s A Closer Look, we present the story of an Anchorage School Board member Macon Roberts whose 1940s boyhood in the Mississippi Delta cotton fields instilled a life long belief in the power of education to … Read More

May 12, 2009
A Closer Look: Debtor's Rights

A Closer Look: Debtor's Rights

Today KSKA introduces A Closer Look, a half hour program that allows us to present in more depth either that background of our news stories or to profile often unrecognized people performing special work in our community.

On the first Closer Look, we … Read More

May 5, 2009