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A Red Breasted Nut Hatch, spotted in Anchorage.

Brace Yourselves, Bird Season is Coming

Today we’re gearing up for the birding season. Townsquare 49 contributor and bird enthusiast Zac Clark says Anchorage will see a big flux of birds in the next two to six weeks.

He calls this time of year the glory days, but it wasn’t long ago when Clark couldn’t have cared less about birds.

April 21, 2014 - 10:34 am
Planning Summer Trips With Kids

Planning Summer Trips With Kids

Taking kids on an outdoor vacation can be the most rewarding and memorable time of your life. And the most stressful. Ever been without a campsite with hungry, tired kids when its getting past bedtime? Now THAT’S an extreme sport. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’re talking about family trips. Host Charles Wohlforth wrote a book on the subject and he is joined by two other authors of advice on family travel in Alaska and taking kids outdoors.

KSKA: Thursday, April 24, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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April 18, 2014 - 3:00 pm
The Anchorage Daily News Changes Ownership

The Anchorage Daily News Changes Ownership

The Anchorage Daily News is changing hands, bought by the Alaska Dispatch website and its owner, Alice Rogoff. Tony Hopfinger, who left the Daily News as a reporter to start the Dispatch in his spare bedroom, returns as executive editor. The Daily News sale is the biggest change in Alaska media in more than two decades. Join host Charles Wohlforth as he hashes out the details of what this means for Anchorage with the Daily News’ new leaders.

KSKA: Wednesday, April 23, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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April 18, 2014 - 1:00 pm
Generations At Risk: Zooming in on the Effects of Toxic Chemicals

Generations At Risk: Zooming in on the Effects of Toxic Chemicals

This week on Addressing Alaskans, director of the University of California at San Francisco’s Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, Dr. Tracey Woodruff talks about toxic chemicals, exposure and the effects on our health.

KSKA: Tuesday, April 22, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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April 18, 2014 - 12:30 pm
Congressional Issues: U.S. Representative Don Young

Congressional Issues: U.S. Representative Don Young

Taking phone calls from all over the largest congressional district in the nation can be a challenge, but it also makes for quite a radio show. Alaska Congressman Don Young is back in his district for the spring recess, and ready to talk with you on the next Talk of Alaska.

APRN: Tuesday, 4/22 at 10:00am

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April 18, 2014 - 12:00 pm
Child Abuse & Neglect – Causes, Consequences and Prevention

Child Abuse & Neglect – Causes, Consequences and Prevention

According to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, nearly 2,000 Alaskan children were in out-of-home placement in January 2014. The vast majority of those cases were due to child abuse and neglect. Office of Children’s Services Director Christy Lawton puts it like this: “Unfortunately, child abuse is happening in Alaska every day, in every community, among every ethnicity, and every socioeconomic group.” Join host Prentiss Pemberton and guests to talk about child abuse – causes, consequences and prevention – on the next Line One.

KSKA: Monday, April 21, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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April 18, 2014 - 11:00 am
“Ready for my close-up Ms. Crystal!”

“Ready for my close-up Ms. Crystal!”

What is every “Any-town USA” actor’s dream? Why to have a famous actress come by to audition you for her repertory company. But there may be more than meets the eye in Dick Reichman’s new play, The Audition opening at Cyrano’s Theatre Company April 24th and running through May 18th. Join Dick and Julia Cossman who plays Simone Crystal this week on Stage Talk as they talk about this exiting new offering from one of Anchorage’s hometown playwrights.

KSKA: Friday, April 18, at 2:45 p.m.
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April 18, 2014 - 9:32 am

Alaska Edition: April 18, 2014

Patrick Flynn takes over as chair of the Anchorage Assembly. The Alaska Legislature is still addressing major capital projects in the final days of the session. The Loussac Library bond failed by 14 votes. Why? Legislation to raise the minimum wage becomes deeply controversial. Wasilla does a turnaround on regulating the drug spice. The cost of Gov. Parnell’s North Slope initiative is ballooning. Two inmates die in Alaska prisons in a week.

KSKA: Friday, April 18, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 19, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 19, at 4:30 p.m.

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April 18, 2014 - 7:39 am

I Am A Boogie Woogie Piano Man

Johnny B. travels throughout Alaska by bush plane to play his signature boogie woogie piano music to remote audiences.

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April 15, 2014 - 10:49 pm
Photo by Doug Lindstrand.

A Trip to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

When driving along Turnagain Arm, you might miss the modest sign for the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center near Portage Creek.

But if you do manage to find your way into the wildlife center, you’ll find some interesting animals with equally fascinating stories.

April 14, 2014 - 10:10 am
Volunteers hand craft Kincaid singletrack. (Photo by Janice Tower/Singletrack Advocates.)

The Potential of Trails in Alaska

With the snow melting back and the ground thawing out, Alaska’s trail builders will soon be back at work making the country more accessible. They’ll be out there with tools and crews, shaping paths for feet, paws and wheels. If you never heard of single tracks and pump tracks and especially if you have, you’ll learn what’s new in trails on the next Talk of Alaska.

APRN: Tuesday, 4/15 at 10:00am

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April 11, 2014 - 12:00 pm
A Different Kind of Sister

A Different Kind of Sister

Today we meet a pair of sisters. Nine years ago, Gracia O’Connell and Jesenia Peterson were matched in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska program.

Jesenia still remembers her response when asked what kind of Big Sister she wanted.

April 7, 2014 - 12:01 pm

We Are The Ionians

Ionia is a remote, and sometimes misunderstood intentional community located outside Kasilof, Alaska. The community was originally formed nearly 30 years ago by four families, each seeking a simpler, quieter life.

The group, now numbering around 30 full-time residents, continues to pursue their goals in the relative solitude of their 160 acre communal property.

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April 6, 2014 - 11:31 pm

The Business of Clean Energy

Alaska is becoming known as a testing ground for renewable energy. As more and more clean energy technology comes on the market, Alaska’s high fuel costs can make investments in things that reduce those costs pay off quickly – in fact it’s already happening.

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

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April 4, 2014 - 12:00 pm
Jane Angvik. (Alaska Women's Hall of Fame photo)

Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame: Jane Ruth Angvik

Jane Angvik has been involved in Alaska public life since 1973. She has served as an elected member of the Anchorage Assembly and the Anchorage Charter Commission and has taught many women how to conduct campaigns for public office.

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April 2, 2014 - 12:00 pm
A Dragon Inside The Loussac Library

A Dragon Inside The Loussac Library

Ryan Anderson and his team of artists were recruited by the Loussac Library to turn the building into a unique light show.

Their final product? The illusion of a dragon inside the Loussac Library.

March 31, 2014 - 10:41 am
Corporate Personhood

Corporate Personhood

The issue of corporate personhood has been brought up repeatedly by callers to the show, and the chance to talk about it now arises with the creation of an organization that is asking political candidates to take a pledge to oppose it. The legal implications are of course obvious with the current Hobby Lobby case and the Citizens United and Boy Scouts of America rulings that preceded it.

APRN: Tuesday, 4/1 at 10:00am

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March 28, 2014 - 12:00 pm
An Alaskan Art Critic at the Whitney

An Alaskan Art Critic at the Whitney

Townsquare 49 contributor and certified art critic Jean Bundy recently attended the Whitney Biennial art show in the big apple.

The Whitney museum boasts the finest collection of 20th century American art, and calls their Biennial the country’s leading survey of modern art.

March 24, 2014 - 11:27 am

Kendo’s Cuisine


The list of restaurants Kendo Shine has cooked in is staggering. From diners to Mongolian BBQ to fine dining, Kendo has been around the culinary world a few times, but he truly found a home when he bought a small trailer and started cooking, what he calls, Kendo-style food in Anchorage’s industrial area.

March 24, 2014 - 9:28 am
Grooming The Trails

Grooming The Trails

Today we’re grooming ski trails. The Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage has a long list of tasks from ski lessons, to biathlon training, to races.

But almost all of their focus is devoted to one thing; grooming trails.

March 17, 2014 - 12:10 pm