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Fishing Charters

Fishing Charters

Taking a fishing charter from a small boat harbor is a classic Alaska experience. It’s a time to bond with friends and family, to enjoy the thrill of excellent fishing, and it’s a way for many Alaskans to stock their freezers for the winter. This week on Outdoor Explorer, we’re taking our show on board a fishing charter outside of Homer. Host Charles Wohlforth gets the rundown on new halibut regulations in effect this year and an insider’s perspective on what makes a fishing charter fun and successful.

KSKA: Thursday, August 14, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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August 8, 2014 - 2:00 pm
Wild edibles in Alaska: Seek and ye shall find

Wild edibles in Alaska: Seek and ye shall find

Late August draws out the berry pickers. Wonderful as those jewels are, wild edibles include more than berries and mushrooms. So join local gathering experts to hear about the wild abundance Alaska offers, and best ways to school yourself in identification, sustainable selection and delicious eating! And if you’ve got a great wild edible recipe, we want to hear it.

KSKA: Wednesday, August 13 at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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August 8, 2014 - 1:00 pm
Republican U.S. Senate Debate

Republican U.S. Senate Debate

As Republicans try to regain control of the U.S. Senate, Alaska’s race is attracting new levels of national attention and an unprecedented volume of Outside money. Three Republicans are running for the chance to take on Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Begich in the November election. One is Alaska Lt. Governor and entrepreneur, Mead Treadwell. Ex-DNR commissioner and former Alaska attorney general Dan Sullivan is also vying for the job. And third, Joe Miller, a combat veteran and Yale Law School grad who calls his rivals too moderate. Hear all three at a debate hosted by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.

KSKA: Tuesday, August 12, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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August 8, 2014 - 12:30 pm
Lieutenant Governor Primary Election

Lieutenant Governor Primary Election

He’s been a prosecutor and a state Senator, and now Hollis French is running for Lieutenant Governor. His opponent, Bob Williams, is campaigning on the issue of education. French on justice and taxation issues. And what else?

APRN: Tuesday, 8/8 at 10:00am

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August 8, 2014 - 12:00 pm
The Brain, Emotion and Social Behavior

The Brain, Emotion and Social Behavior

What is the source of emotions in the brain? How do emotions affect behavior? Why do humans even have emotions? We will discuss these questions and learn more about the brain, emotion, and social behavior on the next Line One program with guest Anchorage neuropsychologist Dr Deborah Gideon.

KSKA: Monday, August 11, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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August 8, 2014 - 11:00 am
Perseverance’s Anchorage Season

Perseverance’s Anchorage Season

Josh Lowman from Perseverance Theatre of Juneau drops by Stage Talk this week to talk about all five shows that the company is bringing to Anchorage this year. From a one-man play to a play about one man who made huge a difference in our lives and from “bah humbug” to the oddest of best friends, Perseverance promises to to bring quality theatre to the Anchorage audience.

KSKA: Friday, August 8, at 2:45 p.m.
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August 8, 2014 - 8:00 am

Alaska Edition: Friday, August 8

The Anchorage Assembly okays a compromise labor law. The three major candidates for the GOP Senate nomination debate in Fairbanks. Shell and North Slope Native groups reach a drilling agreement. The bridge across the Tanana opens, the bridge to somewhere. Alaska LNG project buying land. Fishermen complaining about Gov. Parnell’s choice of fisheries adviser. Gov. Parnell is disturbed the federal government sent five refugee children to Alaska. Forty years ago, Richard Nixon resigned as president.

KSKA: Friday, August 8 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 9 at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, August 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 9 at 4:30 p.m.
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August 8, 2014 - 7:03 am
Hiking the Chugach

Hiking the Chugach

The next time your head gets filled with the clutter of life, take off for the mountains. Anchorage is unique because you can spend the day stressing out in traffic or at the office, and find yourself de-stressing in the alpine high country an hour later. This week we’re revisiting one of our favorite shows from last summer. Tune in while we put together a Chugach trail guide on the air.

KSKA: Thursday, August 7, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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August 1, 2014 - 3:00 pm
Minimum Wage Initiative Debate

Minimum Wage Initiative Debate

Alaska voters have the opportunity to say ‘yay’ or ‘nay’ on a higher minimum wage. Ballot Measure 3 would raise the state’s minimum wage from $7.75 per hour to $9.75 over the next two years, and then adjust the minimum wage for inflation each year after 2016. What are the potential effects to Alaska’s economy? Is this a win for businesses and for workers, or does one side benefit at the other’s expense? Hear the minimum wage initiative debated at a public forum hosted by Alaska Common Ground.

KSKA: Tuesday, August 5, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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August 1, 2014 - 12:30 pm
Ballot Measure 1

Ballot Measure 1

It’s a serious matter for the voters to overturn an action by the state Legislature, but that’s what’s on the Aug. 19 ballot. Should favorable tax terms for the oil and gas industry be given a chance to work toward raising production or should the Legislature be told it gave too much away, at the expense of future revenues?

APRN: Tuesday, 8/1 at 10:00am

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August 1, 2014 - 12:00 pm
Anchorage Community Theatre’s 2014-15 season

Anchorage Community Theatre’s 2014-15 season

Hold on tight — ACT will be taking everyone on a comedy, drama and musical tour from New York to Texas with points in between for their 2014-15 season. Join executive director Don Gomes as he plays “tour director” and tells all about what’s coming up — including an added show to their regular season and plans for a “second” season.

KSKA: Friday, August 1, at 2:45 p.m.
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August 1, 2014 - 8:00 am

Alaska Edition: Friday, August 1, 2014

The University of Alaska Board of Regents offers university president Patrick Gamble a $320,000 bonus. The state supreme court weighs in on same-sex marriage benefits. Magnuson-Stevens act up for re-authorization. Minimum wage on ballot and under debate. Commercial salmon season in full swing. Battle over SB 21 – and the oil-tax referendum – continues to heat up. The Donlin mining project shows progress toward development. APOC gets a complaint against the anti-marijuana advocates. Dan Sullivan goes negative on Mead Treadwell in the Senate race.

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August 1, 2014 - 6:20 am
Wildflowers

Wildflowers

One of the great joys of hiking in Alaska is seeing the plants and flowers, watching how they change as you pass through different ecosystems and elevations, and learning the names and characteristics of the species you see. The mountains and woods where we hike are always beautiful, but when you understand what you are seeing the pleasure is greatly increased. Join host Charles Wohlforth and guests to learn more about Alaska wildflowers.

KSKA: Thursday, July 31, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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July 25, 2014 - 3:00 pm
Forum On the Oil Tax Referendum

Forum On the Oil Tax Referendum

Taxes from oil production pay for a hefty chunk of Alaska’s state government. Last year the Legislature narrowly passed Senate Bill 21, which offers tax cuts to encourage more drilling in the wake of declining oil production statewide. On August 19, voters will have the chance to repeal those cuts. Alaska Common Ground brings panelists from both sides of the debate to hash out the details of the oil tax referendum on the table.

KSKA: Tuesday, July 29, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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July 25, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Primary Election: Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Joe Miller

It will soon be decision time for Alaska voters on which of three Republican should face incumbent U.S. Senator Mark Begich in November. The statewide public radio forum, Talk of Alaska has offered each of the three an hour-long live opportunity to answer phone calls from public radio listeners statewide. Mead Treadwell and Dan Sullivan have had their turn, and next up is Joe Miller.

APRN: Tuesday, 7/29 at 10:00am

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July 25, 2014 - 12:00 pm
Health Literacy

Health Literacy

In the United States, two-thirds of the population read at an eight-grade level or below. When it comes to health information, most Americans have the ability to read and write at the fifth-grade level. What are the consequences and costs of poor health care literacy and what is being done to improve this problem?

KSKA: Monday, July 28, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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July 25, 2014 - 11:00 am
The Music Machine this week on Stage Talk

The Music Machine this week on Stage Talk

They’ve been singing for thirty-three years and dancing for almost that long and now The Music Machine comes to Stage Talk. Hear co-founder Janet Carr-Campbell sing the praises of all those she has worked with over the years and listen to ten-year old singer and dancer phenom Abby Sorum talk about what she loves most about performing. The Music Machine’s annual musical revue starring sixty-five children aged six to eighteen opens July 30th and runs through August 2nd at the Performing Arts Center’s Discovery Theatre.

KSKA: Friday, July 25 at 2:45pm

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July 25, 2014 - 9:32 am
15,000 people participated in Anchorage's first Color Run on June 15, 2013. The run is a 5k race where colored powder is thrown on participants every kilometer.

From Photojournalism to Fine Art

Today we’re going on a ride along with a photojournalist. Loren Holmes works for the newly rebranded Alaska Dispatch News.

Both Holmes’ father and grandfather were photographers.

July 21, 2014 - 10:33 am
Chilkoot Pass

Chilkoot Pass

This week’s Outdoor Explorer comes to you from the Chilkoot Trail, the infamous route used by Klondike gold rushers during the late 1800s. As you walk the trail, signs of that crazy gold rush period are evident, but even more impressive is how a century has erased much of the gold rush’s footprint. Host Charles Wohlforth and friends take on the 33-mile trail over five days of hiking.

KSKA: Thursday, July 24, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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July 18, 2014 - 3:00 pm

We Are Mountain Bikers


When you’re biking in Alaska, you can expect things to be a little more intense. Riders in the 49th state deal with constantly changing weather, rough terrain, and unexpected animal encounters. The men and women of Alaska’s Downhill Brigade wouldn’t have it any other way.

July 18, 2014 - 1:26 pm