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Arctic Paddling Trips

Arctic Paddling Trips

Rivers are the highways of the North. That’s been true since human beings first arrived in North America, and it is still true across a vast expanse of Alaska and Canada that is practical to cross in the summer by no other means. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’re talking about floating these long, remote rivers and the journeys you can make into solitude and into your own mind, as the banks slide quietly by.

KSKA: Thursday, Sept. 3, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

August 28, 2015
The Fiscal Gap

The Fiscal Gap

With the price of oil hovering around $40, Alaska’s state government faces a catastrophic loss of revenue that could cause loss of critical services and an economic crash. The day we’ve talked about for years is coming closer rapidly. Are there real solutions available? And what will Alaska look like without the free services we’ve become accustomed to for a generation?

KSKA: Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

August 28, 2015
Vice President Richard Nixon and his wife Pat Nixon stand with CEO of Northern Consolidated Airlines Ray Peterson in front of Northern Consolidated Airlines Fairchild U.S. Mail prop plane (later christened by Pat Nixon) during their visit to Alaska. Printed on airplane: "U.S. Mail AAM241." Dec. 17, 1958. Photographer: Ward W. Wells. When Nixon returned to Alaska as president, he famously welcomed Japanese Emperor Hirohito, the first Japanese emperor to set foot on foreign soil. Photo: Alaska Digital Archives.

Presidential Visits to The Last Frontier

The president is visiting Alaska, and it’s more than just a fuel stop this time. On the next Talk of Alaska, we’re taking a trip into the annals of presidential history in the Last Frontier. FDR and Jimmy Carter went fishing during their visits here. Reagan hosted the pope. And Clinton popped downtown for a sandwich. What will Obama’s visit be remembered for?

APRN: Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 10:00 a.m.

August 28, 2015
Expanding STEM education in Alaska

Expanding STEM education in Alaska

School is back in session across Alaska this week, but some programs never took a break. The University of Alaska Anchorage hosts ANSEP – the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program. It aims to get students from middle school through graduate school interested in science and math. It starts with hands-on, practical, and fun educational experiences.

KSKA: Friday, August 28, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 29, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, August 28, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 29, at 6:00 p.m.
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August 28, 2015
UAA Department of Theatre and Dance New Faculty

UAA Department of Theatre and Dance New Faculty

With long-time faculty members Tom Skore and David Edgcombe retired, UAA’s Department of Theatre and Dance has brought on three new professors. Join Chair Dan Anteau as he introduces the new faces of the department to Anchorage.

KSKA: Friday, August 28 at 2:45pm

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August 28, 2015
Resurrection Pass Trail

Resurrection Pass Trail

The Resurrection Pass Trail is a gem. Running from Hope to Cooper Landing, this 38 mile route is probably Alaska’s best backpacking trail, but it’s also great for mountain biking, snowmachining, skiing, snowshoeing and running. On our show, we’ll talk about a week-long hike with kids and a running event that does the whole thing in a single day. Along the way, we’ll provide the information you need to do the Resurrection yourself.

KSKA: Thursday, August 27, at 2 and 8 p.m.

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August 21, 2015
Climate Change in the Far North

Climate Change in the Far North

President Obama will be in Alaska soon, and he says climate change is the reason for the visit. On the next Talk of Alaska, scientists who’ve studied warming in Alaska for decades join us on the program to offer perspective from the front lines.

APRN: Tuesday, August 25, at 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
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August 21, 2015
Dr. Barbara Berner, director, UAA School of Nursing (photo by Theodore Kincaid/UAA)

The changing role of nursing

Health care is more complex than ever, chronic diseases are becoming a major problem, and cost, access and quality are increasingly scrutinized. Nursing has been changing and continues to change to adapt to these changes and needs. This program will discuss in depth the changing roles and opportunities for nurses in health care.

KSKA: Monday, August 24, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

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August 21, 2015
Sandy Harper of Cyrano’s Theatre Company

Sandy Harper of Cyrano’s Theatre Company

Sandy Harper, Artistic Director for Cyrano’s Theatre Company, drops by to give an update on the “Ten Decades, Ten Plays” event Cyrano’s has been holding this summer to celebrate Anchorage’s Centennial as well as to give us a preview of their 2016 season this week on Stage Talk.

KSKA: Friday, August 21, at 2:45 p.m.

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August 21, 2015
Solving Homelessness

Solving Homelessness

We know that homelessness is a problem in Anchorage and other parts of Alaska both for families and for individuals. And organizations and municipalities have been writing plans to deal with the issue for decades. So, are there workable solutions?

KSKA: Friday, August 21, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 22, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, August 21, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 22, at 6:00 p.m.
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August 21, 2015
Remapping Alaska

Remapping Alaska

Flying blind. No Alaska pilot wants to, but sometimes it happens. And sometimes it’s not on an established flight corridor. A new terrain mapping effort is underway, and it’s not just aviators who will benefit.

APRN: Tuesday, August 18, at 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
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August 14, 2015
Attention deficit disorder

Attention deficit disorder

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder manifests in early childhood with symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and/or inattention. The prevalence in school-age children is estimated to be about 10 percent, making it one of the most common disorders of childhood; and the disorder can persist into adulthood. Today’s program delves into this disorder, especially its origins, outcomes and treatment options.

KSKA: Monday, August 17, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

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August 14, 2015
Anchorage Chamber Music Festival

Anchorage Chamber Music Festival

Co-founders and directors of the Anchorage Chamber Music Festival (currently in residence at Alaska Pacific UniversityChristine Harada Li and Nathaniel Pierce take time from their busy teaching and performing schedule to drop by the studio to let us know about this exciting and relatively new music fest.

KSKA: Friday, August 14, at 2:45 p.m.

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August 14, 2015
Wild food and its role in Alaska culture

Wild food and its role in Alaska culture

Berry picking, salmon fishing and preparations for fall hunting are in full swing and Alaskans are putting up food for winter. Whether canned, dried, fermented or smoked – wild foods go hand in hand with the culture and traditions of the north.

APRN: Tuesday, 8/11 at 10:00am

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August 7, 2015

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Any quantity of alcohol during pregnancy has been associated with a host of lifelong effects on the developing fetus. On this program we will look at the evidence for this, describe the effects, discuss how the diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is made, and enumerate efforts for prevention. There is no treatment that reverses these effects of alcohol.

KSKA: Monday, August 10, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

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August 7, 2015
The changing role of Alaska’s military

The changing role of Alaska’s military

Today we’ll be discussing the changing role of the military in Alaska. The state has unique training grounds and conditions, and that’s no small part of why it hosts the kind of large-scale exercises we’ve seen this summer. But recently announced reductions in Army personnel at Joint-Base Elmendorf-Richardson in the years ahead, as well as a growing focus on the Pacific theater are complicating Alaska’s place in the military.

KSKA: Friday, August 7, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 8, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, August 7, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 8, at 6:00 p.m.

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August 7, 2015
Alaska Fine Arts Academy

Alaska Fine Arts Academy

Holly Lindsay from Eagle River’s Alaska Fine Arts Academy drops by the studio to talk about all the exciting shows their Theatre Program has for the upcoming year.

KSKA: Friday, August 7, at 2:45pm

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August 7, 2015
KSKA Program Schedule: A Fresh Line Up

KSKA Program Schedule: A Fresh Line Up

Starting August 1, KSKA is rolling out a new program schedule, complete with new programs and some of your favorite old programs at new times.

July 31, 2015

The future of Alaska’s megaprojects

The six so called megaprojects that Governor Walker put on hold soon after taking office have already received millions in state and federal funds but would take billions to actually complete. Where would the money come from? If the state stops them completely will the federal money have to be repaid?

APRN: Tuesday, 8/4 at 10:00am

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July 31, 2015
From National Institute on Aging via Wikimedia Commons

The Origins of Dementia

The dementia first described by Dr. Alois Alzheimer in 1906 remains the most common but not the only form of dementia. Dr. Woodard and guests discuss the common dementias, their causes and symptoms, and the newest information that may help prevent their occurrence.

KSKA: Monday, August 3, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

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July 31, 2015