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Expanding Local Programming on KSKA

Expanding Local Programming on KSKA

KSKA is kicking off September 2009 with a fresh start for many of our local produced programs, including Line One: Your Health Connection, Community Forum and one new program called Addressing Alaskans. During the all Alaska hour, weekdays at 2:00… Read More

September 2, 2009

Community Forum: the ARC of Anchorage

The ARC of Anchorage has been helping the developmentally disabled, the deaf and others with physical challenges for more than fifty years. Find out how this organization has grown from its start with a group of committed families to it’s present day place as a… Read More

August 26, 2009

Community Forum: Anchorage's Community Councils

Anchorage’s community councils are gearing up for fall meetings, after taking a summer break. Find out more about the role of these grass roots citizens panels, why they get the attention of the city’s elected officials, and how you can get involved on Read More

August 18, 2009
Community Forum: Early Learning and Literacy

Community Forum: Early Learning and Literacy

Alaska schools are getting ready to open later this month, but are all children ready to start learning? Two Anchorage area organizations are helping families prepare the youngest students for early learning and literacy. Find out more about programs aimed at… Read More

August 5, 2009
Community Forum: Anchorage Census

Community Forum: Anchorage Census

What’s going on with the 2010 census? Officials got started early this year in Anchorage on a new plan to find every address possible. How did they do and what’s coming up as the next census unfolds? Join us on Read More

July 29, 2009
Community Forum: Talk with KSKA

Community Forum: Talk with KSKA

Programming on public radio is always changing. Faced with the loss of some good shows earlier this year, we took to the air in January and asked you to tell us what you want to hear on KSKA. In March, we… Read More

July 21, 2009

Community Forum: Alaska Native Young Professionals

Young Alaska Natives are gaining their place in the community, with the help of leadership programs provided by organizations like the Alaska Native Professional Association. Find out more about summer internships and development opportunities for young Native professionals on the next Read More

July 15, 2009
Community Forum: Alaska's Treasures

Community Forum: Alaska's Treasures


Gold Rush Centennial Photographs 1893 – 1916, Skagway, Alaska. Photo from Alaska State Library, History Collections.

About a thousand important historical archives are estimated to be held by museums, libraries and tribal organizations. The Archives Rescue Corps wants to locate and… Read More

July 8, 2009

Community Forum: Youth Employment in Parks Program

Anchorage teens are joining the effort to make city parks fun and safe places to play. The city’s Youth Employment in Parks crew starts work on trails in University Lake Park this week and they will work in the other parks all summer.

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June 16, 2009
Community Forum: PrideFest 2009

Community Forum: PrideFest 2009


Anchorage PrideFest 2008

Anchorage’s PrideFest 2009 kicks off next weekend with a Celebration of Change for the gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual community. How far have they come in claiming their place in the community, especially in light of the proposed… Read More

June 10, 2009
Community Forum: Wildfire Mitigation in the Anchorage bowl

Community Forum: Wildfire Mitigation in the Anchorage bowl


Kenai wildfire last month, May 2009. Photo by Casey Kelly, KBBI – Homer.

A wildfire near Homer last month charred 1100 acres and completely destroyed three homes. What are the chances of a calamity like that in Anchorage, and what is the role of… Read More

June 3, 2009
Community Forum: Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Community Forum: Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Teen pregnancies are on the rise again in Alaska, after a two year drop. May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, and, on this week’s Community Forum, we’ll take a look at programs aimed at preventing unplanned pregnancies among high school students. Join us… Read More

May 27, 2009
Community Forum: New Matanuska Susitna Borough Zoning Code

Community Forum: New Matanuska Susitna Borough Zoning Code

Alaska turns a nifty – fifty this year, and so does the Matanuska Susitna Borough’s zoning code. Borough officials say it’s time for a re-write, and they want the public to get involved. Join us on the next Community Forum to discuss… Read More

May 20, 2009
Community Forum: Gardening

Community Forum: Gardening

Anchorage’s chart topping spring temperatures are prompting local gardeners to get out and dig early this year. A move toward growing your own is spurring backyard farmers to experiment with new kinds of produce, while flower lovers may want to find out how rain… Read More

May 13, 2009
Community Forum: College Graduates Look to the Future

Community Forum: College Graduates Look to the Future

University of Alaska graduates are facing challenging economic times as they prepare for life outside of academia. What are their plans and what kind of innovative ideas are they using in meeting their career goals? Join us for a discussion on college grads and the… Read More

May 6, 2009
Community Forum: State Crime Lab

Community Forum: State Crime Lab

State budget restrictions have put construction of a new state crime laboratory on hold. But advocates say the old lab is inefficient and overwhelmed with a backload of cases, and that a new lab could be an effective tool in solving violent crimes. Join us… Read More

April 29, 2009

Community Forum: Anchorage Runoff Election

Anchorage voters face a showdown for mayor on May 5. Both former city assemblyman Dan Sullivan and former state representative Eric Croft want the job.  We’ve invited both candidates to join us on today’s community forum to answer your questions about taxes, the budget and… Read More

April 22, 2009
Community Forum: Municipal Parks and Recreation

Community Forum: Municipal Parks and Recreation

Last week, city voters turned down a ballot initiative that would have provided about a million dollars for parks. To discuss how the funding rejection will affect the Parks and Recreation Department in Anchorage and the city wide program… Read More

April 15, 2009

Community Forum: Muni Ballot Propositions 3 – 8

Everyone’s watching their dollars these days, especially Anchorage’s Budget Advisory Committee. The committee is working on a strategy to use millions in federal funding unrelated to the stimulus package. How will this help our city, and how will the fate of bond proposals on the… Read More

April 1, 2009

Community Forum: Propositions 1 and 2, School Bonds

Anchorage voters will be asked to decide on two bonds for school additions and renovations when they go to the polls on April 7th. Join us for an in depth look at Propositions one and two today on Community Forum.

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March 25, 2009