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Alaska’s Fiscal Future

Alaska has had an interesting fiscal ride through the decades. From a time when the purchase of the territory from Russia was called “Seward’s Folly” to the discovery of the rich oil resources of Prudhoe Bay — which made the state very cashy, fairly quickly. Alaskans have enjoyed the benefits of oil revenues for decades, but production is in decline and that means the state must ramp up production or slow down expenses. We’re in deficit spending now but the population and demand for services continues to ramp up. What should be done to help Alaska get out of deficit mode.

KSKA: Friday, October 10 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 11 at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 11 at 4:30 p.m.

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October 10, 2014
Cyrano’s presents Ibsen’s ‘Hedda Gabler’

Cyrano’s presents Ibsen’s ‘Hedda Gabler’

One of drama’s most complex and powerful women comes to the stage as Cyrano’s Theatre Company presents Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler in a new translation by Jon Robin Baitz opening October 10th and running through November 2nd. Annia Wyndam who plays the title character and Jamie Nelson who plays her husband, George Tesman join Stage Talk this week to talk about how they have approached these multi-faceted characters.

KSKA: Friday, Oct. 10, at 2:45 p.m.
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October 10, 2014
Winter Public Use Cabins

Winter Public Use Cabins

Visiting a remote cabin in the winter opens the backcountry as you can’t experience any other way. Climb out of your toasty sleeping bag to see a brilliant dome of stars far from city lights, maybe with the aurora. We’ll talk about winter time trips to Alaska’s public use cabins. It’s time to plan outings you’ll do on skis and snowshoes a couple of months from now.

KSKA: Thursday, Oct. 9, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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October 3, 2014
Considering Bike Fatalities

Considering Bike Fatalities

Too many bicyclists have been killed by drivers in Anchorage in the last year. Enough to make riders reconsider using our streets. We’ll host a community discussion on bike safety. As more people are using bicycles for transportation, are we taking the right steps to keep the roads safe for all travelers? Join us with your questions and comments.

KSKA: Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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October 3, 2014
A Guide to the Notorious Bars of Alaska

A Guide to the Notorious Bars of Alaska

In his new book “A Guide to the Notorious Bars of Alaska,” Douglas Vandegraft brings readers the full story behind Alaska’s most legendary bars – 135 of them – many of which have been around since the end of Prohibition in 1933. Vandegraft brings 14 years of research to the table in his new book, which hits the bookshelves last week.

KSKA: Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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October 3, 2014
Infectious Disease

Infectious Disease

What do Alaskans need to know about the first case of Ebola in America and the risk to children from Enterovirus 68? Neither disease is in Alaska, but public health officials are preparing just in case.

APRN: Tuesday, 10/7 at 10:00am

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October 3, 2014
Looking at the Health Effects of Marijuana Use

Looking at the Health Effects of Marijuana Use

Dr. Woodard and guest psychiatrist Dr Doris Gundersen will discuss the medical side of the marijuana legalization debate. What does the science say? What’s been the health impact of marijuana legalization in Colorado? How is marijuana used as a medicine?

KSKA: Monday, Oct. 6, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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October 3, 2014
Alaska Edition: October 3, 2014

Alaska Edition: October 3, 2014

An Alaska Supreme Court ruling in a tribal adoption case goes against the tribe’s position; what are the broader implications for ICWA cases? Governor Sean Parnell defends his response to the National Guard sexual assault issue. Alaska voters will decide on a number of ballot propositions on November 4, including: marijuana legalization, increasing the minimum wage, and an initiative that would effectively prohibit the Pebble Mine.

KSKA: Friday, August 15 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 16 at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, August 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 16 at 4:30 p.m.

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October 3, 2014
ACT presents ‘Bell, Book and Candle’

ACT presents ‘Bell, Book and Candle’

It’s that time of year when witches come out… on stage? Well they do if the play is John Van Druten’s Bell, Book and Candle being presented by Anchorage Community Theatre opening October 10th and running through November 2nd. Director David Flavin and the “human-wannabe-witch” Gillian, played by actress Kaichen McRae, drop by the studio this week on Stage Talk to give us all the details.

KSKA: Friday, Oct. 3, at 2:45 p.m.
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October 3, 2014
Backcountry Gourmet

Backcountry Gourmet

You don’t have to be a genius chef if the people you are cooking for are hungry enough, which is one reason why freeze dried food tastes so good at the end of a day backpacking. But there’s so much more you can do.On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll hear from two backcountry cooking experts to talk about ideas, tools, and the yummiest stuff you’ve ever tasted out under the sky.

KSKA: Thursday, Oct. 2, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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September 26, 2014
Literary Alaska: Seth Kantner, Sherry Simpson, Joan Kane

Literary Alaska: Seth Kantner, Sherry Simpson, Joan Kane

Three Alaska writers join us on Hometown Alaska this week. Please welcome Joan Kane, Sherry Simpson and Seth Kantner. We’ll talk about getting your literary arms around a place as amazing as the one we live in.

KSKA: Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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September 26, 2014
A Preview of the 2014 Arctic Human Development Report

A Preview of the 2014 Arctic Human Development Report

The second Arctic Human Development Report is an assessment of trends that affect sustainable human development among residents of the circumpolar world. The first report came out in 2004. In the forthcoming report, authors from around the world compare and contrast cultural, economic, political and social conditions among the eight Arctic countries and in the world at large, and contribute to the knowledge and understanding of the consequences and interplay of physical and social global change processes for human living conditions and adaptability.

KSKA: Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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September 26, 2014
Medicaid Reform

Medicaid Reform

Alaska will spend more than $700 million on Medicaid this year. State officials say Medicaid costs are increasing at an unsustainable rate. What would reforming the program look like to keep costs under control?

APRN: Tuesday, 9/30 at 10:00am

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September 26, 2014
Dave’s Heart Attack – A Personal Health Crisis

Dave’s Heart Attack – A Personal Health Crisis

Line One host Prentiss Pemberton talks to one couple about how a sudden heath crisis changed their lives.

KSKA: Monday, Sept. 26, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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September 26, 2014
UAA Presents ‘The Fantasticks’

UAA Presents ‘The Fantasticks’

The world’s longest running musical is coming to the University of Alaska Department of Theatre and Dance when Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones’ The Fantasticks opens October 3rd in the Jerry Harper Studio Theatre. Part of UAA’s season of Shakespeare-related shows, The Fantasticks stands on its own with its story of love, struggle and maturity with a little magic thrown in as well.

KSKA: Friday, Sept. 26, at 2:45 p.m.
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September 26, 2014
Surfing & The Turnagain Bore Tide

Surfing & The Turnagain Bore Tide

The bore tide in Turnagain Arm is an amazing phenomenon that is seen few places in the world, a wall of water that rushes in on a clockwork schedule, vast and intimidating. So… why not surf it? On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll meet some of the hearty folks who ride that big wave, and talk about surfing the remote shores and big waves found all over Alaska’s coast.

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September 19, 2014
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Kids and computing

Just because your child can text, tweet and enjoy video games does not mean she knows how to boss around her laptop. What are the essential skills that translate into digital literacy? Is your child acquiring them?

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September 19, 2014
Farah Killidar on “Iraq: The Beginning of the End”

Farah Killidar on “Iraq: The Beginning of the End”

Farah Killidar has extensive experience in the Middle East, and once served as executive director of the Alaska World Affairs Council. She talks about how global and regional events have shaped the Iraq of today. Her talk, “Iraq: The Beginning of the End,” was hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council.

KSKA: Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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September 19, 2014
What Should Alaska’s Fiscal Plan Be?

What Should Alaska’s Fiscal Plan Be?

The level of spending by Alaska’s state government cannot be sustained. In the coming years as reserves are spent down, what are the choices that will have to be made? And when will they have to be made? Early next month, there will be a public forum to try to get some clarity about the state’s fiscal future.

APRN: Tuesday, 9/23 at 10:00am

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September 19, 2014
Long-Term Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Long-Term Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Line One host Dr. Woodard and his guest, health journalist Jane Stevens discuss research on the consequences of adverse experiences in childhood.

KSKA: Monday, Sept. 17, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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September 19, 2014