Chugach National Forest, and especially Prince William Sound, takes in some of the most extraordinary scenery and protected wilderness in Alaska. Charles Wohlforth shares what he learned when he attended a public meeting on changing management of the Sound, and you'll hear from people who think that’s both a good and a bad idea.
This week Hometown Alaska visits with Anchorage School District personnel: a principal, a teacher and a counselor/coordinator, (and if we are lucky, a few students) to hear about programs that work, how and why.
KSKA: Wednesday, Feb. 17 @ 2:00 pm and 8 pm.
How safe is your drinking water? Most communities can be confident that their supply is fine, but Flint Michigan showed the nation that bad things can happen.
APRN: Tuesday, 2/16 at 10:00am
Those who are familiar with Anne of Green Gables
may or may not be surprised that author L. M. Montgomery wrote several more books about the character of Anne Shirley, and some of those have been tuned into stage plays as well. Valley Performing Arts
is presenting the second episode in the life of Anne in the play, Anne of Avonlea
opening February 19th and running through March 13th. The mother/daughter actress team of Laura and Kayla Horning along with VPA Executive Director Garry Forrester drop by the studio this week to tell us all about it.
KSKA: Friday, February 12 at 2:45pm LISTEN NOW
The number of nonresident workers in Alaska surpassed the number of residential workers in 2014. What's causing this statistic and what can be done to encourage local hiring within the state? This week's Alaska Edition tackles these questions and looks at the legality of policies aiming to increase the number of Alaskan workers.
Alaskan’s like to do crazy things, and few are as crazy as the ultra-marathon races across the wilderness by bike, ski or foot that are happening over the next few weeks. We’ll be talking to organizers of the 1000-mile Iditarod Trail Invitational and the 100-mile Susitna 100, to races that pioneered this kind of adventure, and inspired the new technology of fat bikes. Join us for the next Outdoor Explorer and get inspired! KSKA: Thursday, Feb 11, at 2:00 and Thursday, Feb 18, at 8:00 p.m.
Literature helps us understand our world, ourselves and each other and Alaska is full of great authors. Tlingit author Ernestine Hayes will discuss her book Blonde Indian and the deeper understanding that can come from reading about lives that are different from our own.
APRN: Tuesday, 2/9 at 10:00am
We are back with both hosts sharing the mic this week, getting program ideas and feedback from Hometown Alaska listeners. Join us! LISTEN NOW
On January 27, AEDC President and CEO, Bill Popp, presented the 1-Year Economic Forecast for Anchorage and shared the results of the Anchorage Business Confidence Index. He gave an update on AEDC’s Live. Work. Play. initiative and discussed how Anchorage ranks for living, working and playing when compared to the largest city in each state, plus the District of Columbia. KSKA: Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 2:00 p.m LISTEN NOW
The examples most commonly associated with Historical Trauma include, Slavery, the Holocaust, and the systematic annihilation of the way of life for American Indians and Alaska Natives during and after European colonization. The impacts of Historical Trauma are inter-generational and can include; the attachment relationship with caregivers; the impact on parenting and family functioning; the association with parental physical and mental illness, and the disconnection and alienation from extended family, culture and society. Join us for a discussion on the causes, consequences, and treatment of Historical Trauma. KSKA: Monday, February 8, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. LISTEN NOW
Governor Walker recently announced Dean Williams as the new commissioner of the Department of Corrections. This week on Alaska Edition we will talk about the future of the Department of Corrections and the steps the new commissioner plans to take to better the system.
It's "to grandmother's house" we go this week on Stage Talk
as Anchorage Community Theatre's
Executive Director Sara Athans and actor Carl Bright take us on a trip to visit Joe DiPietro's comedy, Over The River and Through The Woods
currently being performed at ACT
through February 14th.
KSKA: Friday, February 5 at 2:45pm LISTEN NOW
In rural Alaska, you don’t usually see a lot of skiers, but that doesn’t really make sense, because snow is something the Arctic has plenty of. On the next Outdoor explorer, we’ll be talking to Lars Flora, a former olympian who has dedicated himself to spreading skiing across Alaska like a Nordic Johnny Appleseed, Elizabeth Rexford, who is one of his volunteers, and Jim Vordestrasse, who started skiing in Barrow in 1973.
KSKA: Thursday, Feb 4, at 2:00 and Thursday, Feb 11, at 8:00 p.m. LISTEN NOW
APD Chief Chris Tolley joins Hometown Alaska to share experiences from his first months on the job and what's ahead.
KSKA: Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 2 pm and 8 pm
Former United States Ambassador to Sweden Mark Brzezinski spoke to the Alaska World Affairs Council at the Dena'ina Center to provide an update on President Obama's Executive Order to enhance coordination of national efforts in the Arctic. The presentation was called "Arctic Executive Steering Committee - One Year On: Report from the Executive Director." KSKA: Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 2:00 p.m. LISTEN NOW
Scientists have been waiting for a decade for a large earthquake in Southcentral to test an array of seismic sensors in Anchorage. What did seismologists learn from the 7.1 temblor that struck Cook Inlet, rattling the Kenai and Alaska's largest city and how might that inform building codes in the future?
APRN: Tuesday, 2/2 at 10:00am
TCOYD is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization dedicated to educating and motivating people with diabetes and their loved ones to take a more active role in their own health and to provide continuing diabetes education to medical professionals to better care for their patients. KSKA: Monday, Feb. 1, at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. LISTEN NOW
On this week's Alaska Edition, we discuss emergency preparedness in the state.
The University of Alaska Anchorage student-run theatre company, Wolfpack Theatre Club
is presenting the exciting two-man play, A Steady Rain
by Keith Huff this January 29-31 in the Harper Studio Theatre in the Fine Arts Building on the campus of UAA. Both actors come by Stage Talk
this week to talk about both the play as well as their exciting club. Join Josh Evans and Isaac Kumpula as they drop by the studio. KSKA: Friday, January 29 at 2:45pm LISTEN NOW
Change is in the air, listeners. And it's an exciting time to be a public radio station! Programs like Reveal and Freakonomics that were once only available sporadically are now available weekly. KSKA-Anchorage is adding those programs to its weeknight line-up along with fresh storytelling from The Moth Radio Hour. Find a complete updated schedule online here.