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Two Anchorage mayors tackle two recessions

Two Anchorage mayors tackle two recessions

This week, we’ll be talking with two Anchorage mayors about two recessions. With us are Tom Fink, who took over the reigns of Anchorage in 1987, not long after a collapse in the price of oil, and by Ethan Berkowitz, who’s been in office just about a month now.

KSKA: Friday, July 31, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 1, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, July 31, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 1, at 6:00 p.m.
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July 31, 2015
The Music Machine

The Music Machine

Seventy-five local young singers and dancers come together in The Music Machine’s 34th anniversary show this August 5-8th at the Discovery Theatre and co-Founder Janet Carr-Campbell along with performer Morgan Cruz drop by the studio this week to talk about all the hard work it takes to put on such an extravaganza.

KSKA: Friday, July 31, at 2:45pm

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July 31, 2015
Anchorage in 1915: Its Founding and Significance to the World

Anchorage in 1915: Its Founding and Significance to the World

With the Anchorage centennial having arrived, the city is looking forward to what the next hundred years hold. Preston Jones, Ph.D., puts a century of growth and progress into perspective, and explores how Anchorage became the base of American power in the North.

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

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July 24, 2015

Alaska’s budget woes and the effects on public safety

Budget cuts are creating stress for communities trying to keep their citizens safe with fewer dollars for law enforcement. In a state with staggering statistics for violence and sexual assault, how can municipalities, cities, and villages keep the peace amid jail closures, fewer troopers and local police.

APRN: Tuesday, 7/28 at 10:00am

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July 24, 2015
‘The Hijacked Brain’ — Addiction and Recovery

‘The Hijacked Brain’ — Addiction and Recovery

Addiction costs society millions in productivity, is one of the major contributing factors to incarceration, and takes a devastating toll on individuals and families from every socioeconomic background. Why do millions of people struggle daily to maintain a sober lifestyle despite the fact that the consequences are so severe? Join host Prentiss Pemberton and his guests as they explore what can be done to treat this devastating condition.

KSKA: Monday, July 27, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

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July 24, 2015
Non-profits and their role in Alaska

Non-profits and their role in Alaska

Alaska has somewhere between 5,000 and 6,000 non-profits, and their important role in supporting community needs throughout the state is undeniable. Today we’ll be examining that role, and how it has grown over the past half century.

KSKA: Friday, July 24, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 25, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, July 24, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 25, at 4:30 p.m.

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July 24, 2015
Pulse Dance Company

Pulse Dance Company

Stephanie Wonchala, Artistic Director for Pulse Dance Company drops by the studio this week to let us know what’s happening with the company and also what’s coming up next season.

KSKA: Friday, July 24. at 2:45 p.m.
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July 24, 2015
Paragliding

Paragliding

The dream of personal flight is pretty basic. Paragliding makes soaring up in the sky into a regular weekend activity. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’re going to learn about what paragliding feels like, how you do it safely, and ways to gain entry into the sport.

KSKA: Thursday, July 23, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

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July 17, 2015
Former Anchorage mayors Tony Knowles (left) and Jack Roderick

‘Coffee with the Mayors’

Join former Anchorage mayors Jack Roderick, Tony Knowles, Tom Fink, Rick Mystrom and Dan Sullivan for “Coffee with the Mayors,” a panel discussion looking at the city’s past, present, and future, and presented as part of the Anchorage Centennial Symposium.

KSKA: Tuesday, July 21, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

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July 17, 2015
Variability of Alaska’s salmon runs

Variability of Alaska’s salmon runs

Salmon runs in Alaska have been defying expectations this season, in both good and bad ways. Why has it been so difficult to meet escapement for some runs while seeing bounty in others? From closures on the Kuskokwim to a puny run on the Yukon, salmon fishing in Alaska is changing and the reasons why remain elusive.

APRN: Tuesday, July 21 at 10:00am

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July 17, 2015
Colon Cancer

Colon Cancer

We have discussed colon cancer before but it’s been awhile since we looked at it from the surgeon’s point of view. On this program, join Anchorage colorectal surgeons Drs. Kerrie Bossard and Dan Rossi in a discussion about colon cancer and the role of surgeons in this and other colorectal diseases.

KSKA: Monday, July 20, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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July 17, 2015
Valley Performing Arts 2015-16 season

Valley Performing Arts 2015-16 season

Dave Nufer, VPA’s new Artistic Director comes on the show today to talk about his new role with the company as well as to give us a sneak preview at Valley Performing Arts’  2015-16 season.

KSKA: Friday, July 17, at 2:45 p.m.
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July 17, 2015

Big-Name Brands Arrive in Anchorage

On Thursday, Anchorage fashionistas lined up to be the first inside the new H&M men’s and women’s apparel store in Anchorage. We’ll be viewing some footage of that exciting event in a moment. Today, we are taking a look at how and why national brands, and in H&M’s case, international brands, are locating in Anchorage.

KSKA: Friday, July 17, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 18, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, July 17, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 18, at 4:30 p.m.

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July 17, 2015
Rowing

Rowing

Have you ever been to a regatta? On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll be in the field with the Anchorage Rowing Association as they put a crop of beginners through the basics in time for the Dave Thorsness Challenge — a newbie-friendly regatta. Join host Charles Wohlforth on his fun foray into competitive rowing.

KSKA: Thursday, July 16, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

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July 10, 2015
Herbalist Beverley Gray explores health and healing with wild plants of the north

Herbalist Beverley Gray explores health and healing with wild plants of the north

Herbalist and author Beverley Gray presents a journey through the Northern landscape using wild medicine plants of the boreal forest as the teachers of the sacred. Beverley shares her many years of experience gathering wild plants and weeds to use as food and medicines for the body, mind and spirit.

KSKA: Tuesday, July 14, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

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July 10, 2015

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
Little Towns, Big Events

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