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Chuck Sassara on Propellers, Politics and People

Chuck Sassara first arrived in Alaska in a VW bus in 1955. He and his wife Ann built a life that encompassed a career in aviation, government and business. Sassara witnessed the beginnings of statehood and the growth of the Alaskan community. His new book is “Chuck Sassara’s Alaska – Propellers, Politics and People.”

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APRN: Tuesday, July 14, at 10:00 a.m.

July 10, 2015
Alaska Edition: Little Towns, Big Events

Alaska Edition: Little Towns, Big Events

For small towns like Seward and Girdwood, events like Mount Marathon and the Forest Fair bring an influx of cash into small communities. Tourism is a major pillar of Alaska’s economy, and on the next Alaska Edition, we’ll talk about what big events mean to small towns.

KSKA: Friday, July 10, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 11, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, July 10, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 7July 11, at 4:30 p.m.
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July 10, 2015
Western Civilization… a musical?

Western Civilization… a musical?

Midnight Sun Theatre in association with Anchorage Community Theatre presents another show from the repertoire of the always hilarious and sometimes enlightening Reduced Shakespeare Company. This time it’s Western Civilization, the Complete Musical (abridged) running July 10th through August 1st at ACT. Director David Block and actor Alex Albrecht drop by the studio this week to let us know all about it.

KSKA: Friday, July 10, at 2:45pm

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July 10, 2015
Homefield Advantage: Baseball In The Far North

Homefield Advantage: Baseball In The Far North

Alaskans carved diamonds from wilderness, transformed ice and snow into fields, and played ball under the midnight sun. Join Anchorage historian Katie Ringsmuth for an hour of baseball talk.

KSKA: Tuesday, July 7, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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July 3, 2015
Former Anchorage mayor and author Rick Myrstrom joins us on the next Line One to talk about living with Type I diabetes.

Former City Mayor Rick Mystrom & 50 Years of Experience Living With Type 1 Diabetes

Former Anchorage mayor Rick Myrstrom has lived with Type 1 diabetes for more than 50 years. He believes he’s actually healthier than he would have been had he not developed diabetes. Learn what he means by that on the next Line One.

KSKA: Monday, July 6, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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July 3, 2015
Polar Bear Recovery Plan

Polar Bear Recovery Plan

New reports are painting a grim picture for the future of polar bears. Studies looking at climate change impacts clarify that without ice, polar bears will have difficulty surviving. Polar bears in Alaska are particularly vulnerable and at risk of disappearing. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have just released a polar bear conservation management plan that identifies arctic warming as the largest threat to the bear’s survival.

KSKA: Tuesday, July 7, at 10:00 a.m.
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July 3, 2015

Challenges and successes for Alaska’s LGBTQ community

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision and legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. But in the same week, the rainbow flag was burned outside of Identity, Anchorage’s LGBT community center. In these fast changing times, what challenges and successes are the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities facing here in Alaska?

KSKA: Friday, 7/3, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, 7/4, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, 7/3, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 7/4, at 4:30 p.m.
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July 3, 2015
Cemetery Tours are back

Cemetery Tours are back

One of Anchorage’s favorite summer ventures is returning with Stories at the Cemetery (at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery) July 12th at 6:00pm. Bruce Kelly, historian and actor, along with actor Gigi Lynch drop by Stage Talk this week to tell us who we’ll “meet” this year.

KSKA: Friday, July 3, at 2:45 p.m.
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July 3, 2015
Andrew didn’t intend to make a radio story–he just wanted to listen to people. Photo: Transom/PRX.

Walking Across America: Advice for a Young Man

Andrew Forsthoefel set out at age 23 to walk across America, East to West, 4000 miles, with a sign on him that said, “Walking to Listen.” This hour, co-produced with Jay Allison, tracks his epic journey. It’s a coming of age story, and a portrait of this country — big-hearted, wild, innocent, and wise. Outdoor Explorer returns next week.

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

June 26, 2015

Alaska: On the Cusp of Recession?

With oil prices stuck in the gutter, Alaska is staring down the possibility of economic recession. Combine that with declining federal dollars and jobs, military reductions and a weakened fishing industry and it all adds up to a perfect storm. It’s an uncomfortable question: what will our economy look like without a booming oil sector?

APRN: Tuesday, 6/30 at 10:00am

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June 26, 2015
Internet Safety for Parents & Kids

Internet Safety for Parents & Kids

“The Internet is a rewarding place for both kids and teens, but the potential risks to privacy and personal safety are real,” according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. On the next Line One, we’ll discuss these warnings with the officers of the APD cybercrimes division.

KSKA: Monday, June 29, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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June 26, 2015

Hip-hop bringing positive change to Anchorage

Hip hop is more than just music and dance. It’s a culture. And for some people in Alaska it’s a way to bring positive change to the community.

KSKA: Friday, 6/26, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, 6/27, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, 6/26, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 6/27, at 4:30 p.m.
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June 26, 2015
Celebrate the Centennial with Cyrano’s Summer Season

Celebrate the Centennial with Cyrano’s Summer Season

Ten decades of a Centennial and a show for each decade. That’s Sandy Harper of Cyrano’s Theatre Company’s plan for the summer and she drops by the studio today to let us in on how she came up with the idea and how it’s going to work.

KSKA: Friday, June 26, at 2:45 p.m.
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June 26, 2015
Mayor-elect Ethan Berkowitz

Mayor-elect Ethan Berkowitz

Mayor-elect Ethan Berkowitz talks about his plans for the city, and takes your questions. Berkowitz is one week away from inauguration to his three-year term. The campaign focused on public safety and character, but not much else. What are his plans for transportation, quality of life, economic development, taxes? And what do you want to know, as Anchorage begins a new era of leadership?

KSKA: Wednesday, June 24, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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June 19, 2015
Arctic Entries: Wisdom of Our Elders

Arctic Entries: Wisdom of Our Elders

Every community has a place, where people gather and stories are told. In Alaska we have Arctic Entries. This week: the wisdom of our elders.

KSKA: Tuesday, June 23, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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June 19, 2015
Holly Brooks hugs fellow competitor Charlotte Edmondson before the 2014 Mount Marathon race. (Photo by Alexandra Guitierrez, APRN - Seward)

Running Alaska’s Mount Marathon Race

The Mount Marathon race in Seward is the Super Bowl of Alaskan sports. Each July 4th, racers charge up Mount Marathon – a climb of more than 3,000 feet, and then descend in a matter of minutes in a burst of speed that can look like a controlled fall. A new documentary tells the story of the race through the perspective of several Mount Marathon legends.

APRN: Tuesday, 6/23 at 10:00am

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June 19, 2015
What everyone needs to know today about HIV/AIDS

What everyone needs to know today about HIV/AIDS

Many individuals treated for HIV infection are now living to a near normal life expectancy, an enormous change since this illness was first coming to awareness in the 1980’s. Who becomes infected, when, and how has changed as well. This program will discuss what we all need to know today about HIV/AIDS.

KSKA: Monday, June 22, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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June 19, 2015
Salvation Army Lt. Christin Fankhauser - Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

Alaska Theatre of Youth’s new Executive Director

This week on Stage Talk we meet the new Executive Director of Alaska Theatre of Youth, Max Aronson. And along with Max, we talk with Amanda Boger, ATY’s Musical Director and find out what’s happening with this year’s Summer Conservatory. ATY‘s Summer Conservatory Festival of Plays runs June 26th and 27th at UAA’s Fine Arts Building Main Stage.

KSKA: Friday, June 19, at 2:45 p.m.
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June 19, 2015

Fighting Alaska’s wildfires

Fires ripped through Southcentral Alaska and the Kenai Peninsula this week, destroying structures and triggering evacuations. As the fires calm down, people are starting to head home. This week on Alaska Edition we’ll talk about fighting fires and taking the next steps toward recovery.

KSKA: Friday, 6/19, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, 6/20, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, 6/19, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 6/20, at 4:30 p.m.

June 19, 2015
Happy 100th, Anchorage!

Happy 100th, Anchorage!

What was Anchorage like in 1915? 1935? 1960? Aren’t you curious? This is the time to find out, as the city prepares to celebrate its Big 10-0.

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June 12, 2015