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Twenty-five years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill nearly all damaged wildlife populations have been declared “recovered,” but the spill’s impact left lasting marks on people. With another major spill taking place just four years ago, it’s time to talk about loss of trust, and how to restore it.
APRN: Tuesday, March 18 at 10:00am
Today we’re exploring Spanish cuisine. Meneka Thiru is a food blogger for the group Anchorage Food Mosaic, and she’s been living is Spain for the past several months.
She says most of her culture shock has been food related.
Mark Gould is one of the last coopers. The craft of barrel-building is quickly fading, but Gould has pursued it as a full-time job for the last 15 years. Through coopering and promoting Alaskan resources, Gould has found a passion and a guiding philosophy.
Today we’re picking up after our dogs. Yes, today’s topic is dog poop. Not the most glamorous subject, but one that inspires a lot of angst that Cherie Northon hears about all the time.
Northon is the Executive Director of the Anchorage Waterways Council.
Today we’re looking back at the 40 plus years of the iconic Anchorage bar Chilkoot Charlie’s.
Mike Gordon has owned Koots since its humble beginning in 1970, and he says the experience has been a roller coaster. So much so, that the bar itself touts the title “World Famous Chilkoot Charlies.”
Today we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with music.
And what better gift than the gift of music? It’s highly customizable, and can be deeply personal.
Now, obviously the days of making your sweetheart a mix tape are long gone, but DJ Spencer Lee says you can go digital just as easily.
Reyne Athanas runs the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center, which is home to a successful Saturday Market modeled after those found in major cities around the country.
She is also a working artist.
On the next Addressing Alaskans – Former Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, Dan Sullivan and Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell - two Republican candidates for U.S. Senate. Hosted by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, listen to this Senate Forum Tuesday on KSKA.
KSKA: Tuesday 2/4 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
An exhibition of art made from trash that washed up on beaches is about to open, offering a creative perspective on a growing environmental problem. It’s part of a thrust by the Anchorage Museum to refresh the dialogue about the Arctic. And it opens in the nation’s only Arctic state.
APRN: Tuesday, 2/4 at 10:00am
The Sullivan Administration labor law revision will be on the November ballot. The Richardson Highway avalanche continues to block road access to Valdez. HAARP may be history. Shell cancels its 2014 arctic drilling program. The Big Timber Motel in Anchorage may close. Gov. Parnell’s gas-line proposal draws support and criticism. The emergency room is primary care for at least 6,500 Medicaid patients. Fairbanks expects to lay off up to 70 teachers during cuts to education funding.
KSKA: Friday, 1/31 at 2PM & Saturday, 2/1 at 6PM.
KAKM: Friday 1/31 at 7:30PM & Saturday. 2/1 at 4:30PM
Today we’re sticking with our New Year’s Resolutions. This is the time of year in which many us, despite our best intentions, are already falling short on our resolutions.
But food and wine blogger Carolyn Kinneen picked an attainable New Year’s Resolution for 2014: To expand her wine knowledge.
What goes on inside those tents you see on the frozen lakes around town? On the next Outdoor Explorer,we’ll find out. The topic is ice fishing. Folks do it on stocked lakes all through the city–that’s another unique thing about Anchorage–and in the backcountry they catch great big fish through the ice. We’ll find out how to do it and why. What’s the attraction of fishing in the middle of winter when the water is frozen?
KSKA: Thursday 1/30 at 2:00 and 9:00 pm
In the 1980s, Anchorage made bids to host the winter Olympics. Remember Salt Lake City? That could have been us. Now the idea is back. On the next Hometown Alaska, we’ll talk about whether Anchorage should be an Olympic city, and what was learned last time we tried. Join us with your questions, memories and opinions. Should we bid for 2026?
KSKA: Wednesday, 1/29 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
“What do you do when you’re mad?” education consultant, Jo Mascorro asked a room full of adults at the Stone Soup Group 2014 Parent Conference in Anchorage. Responses included: Exercise! Go shooting. Eat. Use my power tools. “Now how many of you go sit in an enclosed room, by yourself and think about why you’re mad?” Silence. Forcing listeners to step outside their role as parent or teacher, Jo Moscarro tells parents and teachers, “It’s not an adult thing, it’s not a kid thing, it’s a brain thing!”
KSKA: Tuesday 1/28 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm