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Annual Statewide Holiday Greetings Show

It’s not to be missed! The annual state-wide holiday greeting edition of Talk of Alaska is on its way. Good wishes will be flying across the great state of Alaska, re-connecting friends and families and extended families in a two-hour wave of greetings. So make your list and get ready to call on the next Talk of Alaska.

APRN: Tuesday, 12/23 at 10:00am

December 19, 2014
On Immunity and Inoculation

On Immunity and Inoculation

On the next Line One, we revisit the “immunization question.” Dr. Woodard is joined on the program by author Eula Biss, whose recent book “On Immunity: An Inoculation,” was selected as one of the New York Times’ top 10 books of 2014.

KSKA: Monday, Dec. 22, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

December 19, 2014
Perseverance’s A Christmas Carol

Perseverance’s A Christmas Carol

Local playwright Arlitia Jones working in collaboration with director Michael Haney has come up with a new and exciting version of Dickens’ classic holiday tale A Christmas Carol. Actor Jamie Nelson, who plays Bob Cratchit and Josh Lowman of Perseverance Theatre join Jean and Steve this week to bring some holiday cheer. A Christmas Carol runs through December 28th at the Discovery Theatre in the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.

KSKA: Friday, Dec. 19, at 2:45 p.m.
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December 19, 2014
O'Malley Peak Star Trails: Canis Minor Rising -- Oct 22, 2014: Canis Minor is the smallest constellation: the white star at the horizon is Procyon (Alpha Canis Minoris), the Little Dog Star, and the blue star above that is Gomeisa (Beta Canis Minoris), Arabic meaning "the bleary-eyed (woman)" -- photographed with a Nikon DSLR camera. Copyright 2014 Jane E Gnass.

Stargazing

The night sky is infinitely interesting, and, like any experience in nature, knowledge only makes the experience deeper. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’re going to learn about the stars and watching them as an outdoor Alaskan activity.

KSKA: Thursday, Dec. 18, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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December 12, 2014
Winter Solstice: ‘Follow the Light’ at Elderberry Park

Winter Solstice: ‘Follow the Light’ at Elderberry Park

Recipe: Take vintage municipal holiday street decorations. Save them in storage for years. When the right moment comes, strip, weld, attach LED lights, compose music. Install. Happy birthday, Anchorage, and here’s to the next 100 years.

KSKA: Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 2 pm and 9 pm
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December 12, 2014
Governor Walker on the Future of Alaska

Governor Walker on the Future of Alaska

Newly elected Alaska governor Bill Walker addresses the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce with his vision for the state budget and the opportunities ahead for Alaska.

KSKA: Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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December 12, 2014
Invasive Species in a Human Modified World

Invasive Species in a Human Modified World

These days agencies in charge of public lands and wildlife are trying to consider the whole eco-system in their management decisions, and how natural diversity can be harmed by invasive species. But it turns out that eco-systems sometimes have ideas of their own.

APRN: Tuesday, 12/16 at 10:00am

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December 12, 2014
Your Amazing Brain: ‘An Owners Guide for Maintenance and Performance’

Your Amazing Brain: ‘An Owners Guide for Maintenance and Performance’

Ever wonder how we know what we know, and if we really know it at all? What about the question of certainty and the significance of perception? How do fear and anxiety get stuck in our brains and how do we break free of them? Line One host Prentiss Pemberton and Anchorage neuropsychologist, Dr. Paul Craig, tackle these questions and more as they dive into a discussion about the amazing organs we call our brains.

KSKA: Monday, Dec. 15, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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December 12, 2014
ACT’s Christmas Belles

ACT’s Christmas Belles

Join Director Don Gomes and Actor Sarah Weaver as they talk about Anchorage Community Theatre putting on a play about a group trying their “bless their little hearts” best to put on a Christmas pageant. The results are almost disasterous. For the poor souls in Jones, Hope and Wootens’ Christmas Belles, that is. Tune in to Stage Talk this week to hear details about ACT’s latest offering running until December 21st.

KSKA: Friday, Dec. 12, at 2:45 p.m.
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December 12, 2014
Outdoor Filmmakers

Outdoor Filmmakers

If you really love what you do outdoors, its natural to want to document that with pictures or video. Outdoor filmmaking is exploding as young people deploy equipment that is much less expensive than it used to be. This week on Outdoor Explorer we talk to adventure filmmakers. It goes beyond strapping a GoPro to your helmet.

KSKA: Thursday, Dec. 11, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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December 5, 2014
Parlor in the Round

Parlor in the Round

Parlor in the Round is a fun way to experience local music, with performers taking the stage together to joke, swap songs, and even write them on the spot based on audience ideas. We’ll capture some of that fun in the studio with musicians Nellie Clay, Michael Howard and Kevin Worrell, and learn about the challenges of creating and presenting original music in Anchorage.

KSKA: Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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December 5, 2014
Judicial Selection in Alaska

Judicial Selection in Alaska

Alaska Supreme Court chief justice Dana Fabe moderates a panel on judicial selection in Alaska at a luncheon hosted by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.

KSKA: Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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December 5, 2014
Unrest in Ferguson, MO in August 2014.(Photo via Loavesofbread/Wikimedia Creative Commons)

Police and Deadly Force

If you live in a high-crime neighborhood, even if you’re just visiting, you’re under increased risk of encountering a scared police officer if your skin is dark. Does urban Alaska have a chance to avoid the problems other cities are having that involve police and deadly force?

APRN: Tuesday, 12/9 at 10:00am

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December 5, 2014
Podiatrist Dr. Kenneth Swayman joins us on the next Line One program on Monday, Dec. 8.

Disorders of the Foot and Ankle

On the next program we’re swan-diving into common problems of the foot and ankle — think plantar faciitis, bunions and more. The phone lines will be open for listener questions and comments. Line One host Dr. Thad Woodard is joined by Anchorage podiatrist Dr. Ken Swayman.

KSKA: Monday, Dec. 8, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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December 5, 2014
AFAA’s The Little Town of Christmas

AFAA’s The Little Town of Christmas

Let’s go on a trip to… oh say, The Little Town of Christmas as produced by The Alaska Fine Arts Academy. But first, let’s hear from out trip advisors, Director Renee Chumley and Actor Betty Burke this week on Stage Talk.

December 5, 2014
Photo of a willow ptarmigan in transitional plumage. Photo by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Small Game Hunting

Small game can be an entry for young people into hunting, but it’s also is a tradition for sportsmen going back centuries and shows up in classic literature from all over the world. On the next Outdoor Explorer, the topic is hunting upland game birds and small mammals.

KSKA: Thursday, Dec. 4, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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November 26, 2014
Annual Salute to Community Volunteers

Annual Salute to Community Volunteers

This week, Hometown Alaska is all about volunteer service. If you rely on volunteers, or you give your time and energy to causes you believe in, share your story today on Hometown Alaska.

KSKA: Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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November 26, 2014
Military In Alaska: Strategic Importance Then And Now

Military In Alaska: Strategic Importance Then And Now

Alaska’s position in the far north makes it a strategic location for U.S. military operations. At a luncheon hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council, former Alaskan Command head Gen. Joe Ralston and current Alaskan Command head Lt. Gen. Russell Handy talk about the strategic importance of Alaska – then and now.

KSKA: Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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November 26, 2014
Unrest in Ferguson, MO in August 2014.(Photo via Loavesofbread/Wikimedia Creative Commons)

What Does Ferguson Mean to Alaska?

Even before the announcement was made about the Grand Jury in Ferguson, Missouri, the Governor had declared an emergency for the area, buildings were boarded up and schools were closed in anticipation of a violent reaction. Police were ready in full military gear. In the aftermath, protests continue and questions arise. What do Alaskans think about Ferguson and the militarization of the police?

APRN: Tuesday, 12/2 at 10:00am

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November 26, 2014
Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic Resistance

Dr. Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928 and received the Nobel Prize in 1945, along with Dr. Howard Florey and Dr. Ernst Chain, “for the discovery of penicillin and its curative effect in various infectious diseases.” In his Noble Prize lecture he warned of the development of antibiotic resistance. On this Line One program, host Dr. Woodard discusses the ominous and growing problem of antibiotic resistance 70 years later. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Jay Butler and infectious disease pharmacist Dr. Thaddus Wilkerson join the show.

KSKA: Monday, Dec. 1, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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November 26, 2014