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I Am The Chena Hot Springs Imagineer

Bernie Karl is an entrepreneur, an innovator, and an Alaskan original.

And, amongst other things, Karl is the owner and chief Imagineer at Chena Hot Springs, 60 miles northeast of Fairbanks.


March 16, 2014 - 8:03 pm
25 Years After Exxon Valdez: What Would Effective Regulation Look Like?

25 Years After Exxon Valdez: What Would Effective Regulation Look Like?

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

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March 14, 2014 - 12:00 pm
Soandso is a blogger with the Anchorage Food Mosaic project.

An Alaskan Abroad (in Spain)

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.

March 13, 2014 - 4:09 pm

I am a Craftsman


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.

March 11, 2014 - 1:23 pm
Picking Up the Poop in Anchorage

Picking Up the Poop in Anchorage

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.

March 3, 2014 - 10:22 am

We Are An Iditarod Checkpoint Oasis

Winterlake Lodge on Finger Lake is an official Iditarod Trail checkpoint, 153 miles down the trail from Anchorage.

The Dixon family owns and operates the lodge, hosting mushers, their dogs and paying guests alike.


March 1, 2014 - 12:44 pm
Touring an Iconic Anchorage Bar

Touring an Iconic Anchorage Bar

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.”

February 24, 2014 - 2:44 pm

I Am A 98-Year-Old Bowler

Bettie Upright is a bowler. She picked up the game nearly 30 years ago, at the age of 70.

Now at 98 (and a half), Bettie continues to live an active lifestyle, both physically and socially.


February 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Cook Inlet Fishing Rule Changes

The state’s fish board has passed some new rules for commercial salmon fishers in Cook Inlet, but will the rules help salmon conservation in times of declining runs?

APRN: Tuesday, 2/18 at 10:00am

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February 14, 2014 - 12:00 pm
DJ Spencer Lee (aka Spencer Shroyer) rocking the Valentine's Day color palette.

Fine-tuning your Valentine’s Day Mix

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.

February 10, 2014 - 11:46 am

We Are A Goth Band

Cliff and Ivy have been performing as a goth band for over 30 years. For them, identifying as goth is empowering to people who are perceived as being different.


February 10, 2014 - 12:44 am

The Saturday Market on the Tundra

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.

February 2, 2014 - 7:19 pm
Senate Forum

Senate Forum

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
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January 31, 2014 - 12:30 pm
Gyre expedition crew members and National Park Service staff prepare to load marine debris onto a boat during an intensive cleanup of Hallo Bay in Alaska’s Katmai National Park, June 2013. Like most of Alaska’s 6,640 miles of coastline, Hallo Bay is off the road system, so beach cleanup can only be done by boat charter. This is often prohibitively expensive. Photo by Kip Evans.

Art Enters the Dialogue about Marine Conservation

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

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January 31, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Alaska Edition January 31, 2014

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

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January 31, 2014 - 7:32 am
A New Year’s Resolution That Sticks

A New Year’s Resolution That Sticks

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.

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January 27, 2014 - 10:40 am

I Make Wearable Art

From dresses made of horse hair, swan feathers, and red roses, Enzina Marrari creates garments that bridge fashion design and sculptural art.


January 27, 2014 - 1:50 am
Ice fishing on Silver Lake. Photo by BLM.

Ice Fishing

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
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January 24, 2014 - 3:00 pm
Olympic stadium planned for Anchorage's 1992 bid to host the games.

Anchorage’s Olympic Dream

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
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January 24, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Don’t Look Now, Your Behavior is Showing!

“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
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January 24, 2014 - 12:30 pm