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Looking ahead: the legislative session

Looking ahead: the legislative session

The Legislative session started this week, and battles are already brewing over the budget, several pre-filed bills ranging in relevance. This week's Alaska Edition explores what's ahead this session and how it stacks up to previous years.
January 22, 2016
Get some Momentum in your life

Get some Momentum in your life

Momentum Dance Collective is presenting their seventh annual Breaking Ground, a collection of various choreographers, dancers and new works, this Saturday January 23rd at the Alaska Dance Theatre's studio (curtain at 7:30pm). Artistic Director Becky Kendall and Company Director Ariel Graham drop by Stage Talk this week to talk about that concert as well as two future events they have lined up. KSKA: Friday, January 22 at 2:45pm LISTEN NOW
January 22, 2016
Winter: Are we catching up?

Winter: Are we catching up?

January started with ice-skating in the streets, after a mostly snowless Christmas. What's up with that? Can we recover? KSKA: Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 @ 2 pm and 8 pm LISTEN NOW
January 15, 2016
Rick Steves on "Connecting with the World Through Travel"

Rick Steves on “Connecting with the World Through Travel”

Guidebook author and travel TV host Rick Steves is America’s most respected authority on European travel. He advocates smart, affordable, perspective-broadening travel and is outspoken on the need for Americans to fit better into our planet by broadening our perspectives through travel. He helps American travelers connect much more intimately and authentically with Europe — and Europeans — for a fraction of what mainstream tourists pay. He entertained a sold out crowd, here in Alaska, to share his views on "Connecting with the World Through Travel." KSKA: Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 2:00 p.m. LISTEN HERE
January 15, 2016
The future of the University of Alaska

The future of the University of Alaska

University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen was direct in his recent comments about budget cuts the university system is facing. “We face terrible challenges, horrible challenges, tough challenges,” Johnsen said at the recent State of the University address. What does this mean for the future of higher education in Alaska? APRN: Tuesday, 1/19 at 10:00am Listen now
January 15, 2016
Glaucoma

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. The most common form of this disease has no warning signs so the loss of vision is so gradual that you may not notice it until it is at an advanced stage. This program will help listeners learn about glaucoma, determine if they are at risk, and learn about the pros and cons of various treatment options. Monday, January 18, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Listen Now
January 15, 2016

Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking tends to be closely associated with sex trafficking and prostitution, but this week's Alaska Edition includes guests who are taking initiative to expand how Alaskans understand the issue of people being exploited across an array of industries. Listen Now:
January 15, 2016
Dinner and a show, and maybe mo'

Dinner and a show, and maybe mo’

Anchorage is getting a new theatre and it's not like any other. Anchorage Dinner Theatre and Last Gap Productions will be presenting Lounge Lizards by Terry Earp opening in the Anchorage City Limits Lofts Hotel Friday, January 22 and running Fridays through Sundays through February 21st. Founder and Director Ron Holmstrom brings a couple of the actors (Julia Cossman and Art Braendel) to Stage Talk this week to give us an appetizer of what is to come. KSKA: Friday, January 15 at 2:45pm LISTEN NOW
January 15, 2016
Historic Alaska Expeditions

Historic Alaska Expeditions

This week we revisit a conversation from 2014. Alaska’s outdoors people may think they’re tough, but how about paddling 40 days in a dugout canoe in the rains of Southeast Alaska in October and November, dressed in wool, without modern gear? On the next Outdoor Explorer, join host Charles Wohlforth and guests to talk about historic expeditions. What these guys did will amaze you. KSKA: Thursday, Jan 14, at 2:00 and Thursday, Jan 21, at 8:00 p.m. LISTEN NOW
January 14, 2016
Anchorage Folk Fest

Anchorage Folk Fest

Over the last two weekends of January, the Anchorage Folk Festival presents an explosion of music and dance in many venues around town. It's a fun opportunity for families to get out of the house in the winter, hear music and dance. And if you play, there are few better times to carry your instrument around for the chance of an impromptu jam session. On this edition of Hometown Alaska, we'll try to capture the fun of the folk fest through conversation and live music from Cold Country in the studio. KSKA: Wednesday, January 13, at 2 and 8pm LISTEN HERE
January 8, 2016
Richard Nelson Speaks on Salmon

Richard Nelson Speaks on Salmon

Alaska anthropologist and radio producer Richard Nelson keynotes the 2015 Mat-Su Salmon Symposium. KSKA: Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 2:00 p.m. DOWNLOAD AUDIO
January 8, 2016
What's causing Alaska's sea bird die-off?

What’s causing Alaska’s sea bird die-off?

Sea birds are having a tough time in Alaska. Thousands of dead murres have been washing up on beaches in coastal communities and even found inland. biologists are working to pinpoint what's causing this massive die off. Is it El Nino? The warm water blob? Or something else entirely? APRN: Tuesday, 1/12 at 10:00am Listen now
January 8, 2016
Gynecologic Cancer

Gynecologic Cancer

Each year, approximately 71,500 women in the United States are diagnosed with a cancer of the reproductive organs. One cancer, cervical cancer, can now be significantly prevented with the use of a vaccine against infection with HPV, the human papilloma virus. This program will discuss gynecologic cancers, the cause of cervical cancer and its prevention, and cutting edge immunotherapy of cervical cancer. Monday, January 11, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. DOWNLOAD AUDIO
January 8, 2016

Viral videos and the role of citizen reporters

Whether it’s viral videos about kayak-eating bears, or footage of alleged police brutality--some of Alaska’s biggest stories in the last year started as clips on social media. This week's Alaska Edition looks at how video and new media are shaping the way we get our news. Listen Now:
January 8, 2016

Cyrano’s Happy Birthday Wanda June

Cyrano's Theatre Company starts off the new year with Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s Happy Birthday Wanda June and director Dick Reichman, along with actors Krista Schwarting and Mark Stoneburner, drop by the studio this week to talk about it. Happy Birthday Wanda June opens January 15th and runs through February 7th. KSKA: Friday, January 8 at 2:45pm DOWNLOAD AUDIO
January 8, 2016
Reprise: Babies in the Elements

Reprise: Babies in the Elements

Little ones love recreation with their parents, and love playing in the snow. But a baby can also be a burden on a winter outing, and keeping them safe and warm is any parent’s biggest concern. Join us for a talk on babies in the elements - we've got two parents in the studio who are experts on keeping kids safe and happy in the outdoors. KSKA: Thursday, Jan 7, at 2:00 and Thursday, Jan 14, at 8:00 p.m. Listen now:
January 1, 2016
Orthodox starring on January 7

Orthodox starring on January 7

While many of us are packing away our Christmas memories, Orthodox Christians around Alaska are preparing for Russian Christmas on January 7, complete with "starring ceremonies." Find the origins and variations on our next Hometown Alaska. KSKA: Wednesday, Jan. 7, at 2:00 pm and 8 pm. Download Audio
January 1, 2016
Community in Unity: Prisoner Re-Entry

Community in Unity: Prisoner Re-Entry

Every month about 1,000 people are released from prison in Alaska. Many of them end up returning to prison. Re-integrating into a community can be challenging. In this program, we bring together a diversity of perspectives to explore the topic of what makes prisoner re-entry successful. KSKA: Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 2:00 p.m. Download Audio:
January 1, 2016
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan (left) and Alaska Arctic Adviser Craig Fleener in the Talk of Alaska studios. (Photo by Josh Edge/APRN)

U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan and the nation’s Arctic policy

U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan has been on the job for one year and has focused on military and veterans issues. He's also been highly critical of the Obama Administration's Arctic strategy, saying a more comprehensive policy is required. In a time of state and federal budget restraints, how will Arctic needs be addressed? APRN: Tuesday, 1/5 at 10:00am Listen now
January 1, 2016
'The Science of the Art of Medicine' by Dr. John Brush

‘The Science of the Art of Medicine’ by Dr. John Brush

On Line One this week Dr. John Brush, professor of cardiology at the University of Eastern Virginia School of Medicine discusses his book "The Science of the Art of Medicine" written to get doctors thinking about their own thinking in order to make better medical decisions and to get teachers and policymakers thinking about how to assure good medical reasoning. There is a lot to learn about making decisions for all of us to learn from the discussion. KSKA; Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Download Audio
January 1, 2016