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'The Science of the Art of Medicine' by Dr. John Brush

‘The Science of the Art of Medicine’ by Dr. John Brush

On Line One this week Dr. John Brush, professor of cardiology at the University of Eastern Virginia School of Medicine discusses his book "The Science of the Art of Medicine" written to get doctors thinking about their own thinking in order to make better medical decisions and to get teachers and policymakers thinking about how to assure good medical reasoning. There is a lot to learn about making decisions for all of us to learn from the discussion. KSKA; Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Download Audio
January 1, 2016
Perspectives on Refugees in Alaska

Perspectives on Refugees in Alaska

The Alaska World Affairs Council hosted a panel on refugees in Alaska. Panelists included Jessica Kovarik and Margaret Stock. Download Audio
December 25, 2015
Correcting the Department of Corrections

Correcting the Department of Corrections

Prisoner treatment has been a national topic of discussion and a recent report on the Alaska Department of Corrections found numerous problems in the state's system. Governor Bill Walker called the system broken, fired the commissioner and put long time Alaska law man Walt Monegan in charge of making changes at DOC. APRN: Tuesday, 12/29 at 10:00am Listen now
December 25, 2015
NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts open for beats! Jan. 12-Feb. 2

NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts open for beats! Jan. 12-Feb. 2

That's right... it's back again. NPR's Tiny Desk Concert is looking for the best undiscovered music talent. Last year, NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts received thousands of entries from every state in the U.S. In NPR's words: "You put desks in places we never imagined; you rapped with professional agility; you wrote lyrics that inspired them; you sang folk songs that sounded timeless. You melted our faces and our hearts."
December 18, 2015
Arctic Entries: Going Home - Traditions, Reunions, and Rivalries

Arctic Entries: Going Home – Traditions, Reunions, and Rivalries

Every community has a place, where people gather and stories are told. The East Coast has stoops, the South has porches, and in Alaska we have Arctic Entries. Here, Alaskans share their personal stories — funny, sad and sweet. Originally told at the Arctic Entries monthly storytelling event in Anchorage, listen to seven people tell a 7-minute-long true story related to the show’s theme. This week, the theme is “Going Home: Stories of Traditions, Reunions, and Rivalries” KSKA Tuesday, December. 22. 2015, at 2:00 p.m. KAKM: Saturday, January 2. 2016. 10:00 p.m. Download Audio
December 18, 2015
Annual statewide holiday greetings show

Annual statewide holiday greetings show

It’s a unique moment in broadcasting, and it only happens once a year in Alaska. If you ever doubted that Alaska is the world’s biggest small town, you’ll hear proof on the annual two-hour holiday edition of Talk of Alaska. APRN: Tuesday, 12/22 at 10:00am Listen now
December 18, 2015
The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health

The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health

Much of the extended life span of humans today can be attributed to the control of pathogenic microbes. As a result the promotion of health and attention on chronic disease is becoming the focus of health care. However, along the way we are discovering a new appreciation of the health benefits provided by much more abundant non-pathogenic microbes that evolved with us and make up about 2 % of our weight. December 21, 2015 Download Audio
December 18, 2015
Revisiting one of the year's biggest stories

Revisiting one of the year’s biggest stories

This summer Alaskans dealt with some of the most aggressive wildfires in the state's history--right under the 2004 fires. For the last Alaska Edition of 2015, Ellen Lockyer revisits this major news event to discuss key elements that added fuel to this fire and takes a look at the aftermath.
December 18, 2015
There is a season...

There is a season…

Cyrano's Theatre Company is closing out 2015 with Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some) by Michael Carleton, Jim Fitzgerald and John K. Alvarez (running through December 22nd) but another part of Cyrano's is coming to an end--or at least to a transition. Tune in this week to Stage Talk and find out all about the play as well as the important news about the company. KSKA: Friday, December 18 at 2:45pm Download Audio
December 17, 2015
Snowmachines: Not just for motorheads

Snowmachines: Not just for motorheads

What if you’re new to Alaska or you were born here but you were raised by skiing purists and you want to know what riding a snowmachine is all about? This week's show is for you. We’re going to talk about why snowmobiling is fun, where you can go in this vast state, and how you can get into the sport as a beginner. The new machines are reliable and easy to use--it's not just for motorheads. Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, 2:00 Download Audio
December 13, 2015
KISKA

Born in Sleetmute, raised in Anchorage

Alaska has a rich and romantic dog mushing legacy. But with a lack of rural veterinarians, many dogs need homes. Advocates have created connections to bring those dogs to the state's pet-hungry urban areas. KSKA: Wednesday, December 16 @ 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Download Audio
December 11, 2015
The business of marijuana

The business of marijuana

What will it mean to have legal marijuana in Alaska? State and local governments are working right now on regulations for licensing marijuana retail businesses and growers. What kind of shops will be allowed? Who will be able to grow for commercial sales and where? What are the security implications? APRN: Tuesday, 12/10 at 10:00am Listen now
December 11, 2015
Foot and ankle problems

Foot and ankle problems

Dr Ken Swayman will be taking your questions about any problems you might be having with your feet or ankles. He is a consultant and speaker to many groups and organizations in Alaska, and is an Affiliate Professor and Consultant Team Physician for the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Monday, December 14, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. Download Audio:
December 11, 2015
Reporter's roundtable: the permanent fund protection plan

Reporter’s roundtable: the permanent fund protection plan

On Wednesday, Governor Bill Walker introduced a budget proposal. It includes taxes, changing the structure of the Permanent Fund, and further cuts to services across the state. And all of this just a few weeks ahead of the next session.
December 11, 2015
A different Hansel and Gretel for Alaska

A different Hansel and Gretel for Alaska

UAA Department of Music Professor Mari Hahn had an idea of creating an all-new version of the classic tale Hansel and Gretel using Englebert Humperdinck's music with a new libretto that set the story in Alaska. Her efforts have come to fruition with the production of Aklaq and Nayak, An Alaskan Native Adaptation of Hansel and Gretel performing this weekend at the UAA Fine Arts Building Recital Hall. Aklaq and Nayak is a co-production between the UAA Department of Music and Anchorage Opera. Mari and Edward Washington II (who plays "Goblin Witch") come by Stage Talk this week to talk about the production. KSKA: Friday, December 11 at 2:45pm Download Audio 
December 11, 2015
Community in Unity: Prisoner Re-Entry

Community in Unity: Prisoner Re-Entry

Every month about 1,000 people are released from prison in Alaska. Many of them end up returning to prison. Re-integrating into a community can be challenging. In this program, we bring together a diversity of perspectives to explore the topic of what makes prisoner re-entry successful. KSKA: Monday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. KAKM: Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 7:00 p.m. on KAKM Channel 7 Download Audio:
December 7, 2015
Locally Made Snow Gear

Locally Made Snow Gear

Alaskans are making winter gear here in Alaska that you can buy, tuned for local conditions, often made of Alaskan materials, and decorated with Alaskan artwork. We’ll meet outdoors people who have turned their passion for snow into businesses manufacturing products you can use. We’ll learn about their wares, and the inspiration and struggles of making snow gear locally. KSKA: Thus Dec 10pm at 2 and Thus Dec 17 at 8pm Download Audio
December 4, 2015
Classroom

What price for education?

We all want bright, young students to emerge from our public school system and become contributing citizens. But what is the right price tag for that goal? KSKA: Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 2 pm. and 8 pm. Download Audio
December 4, 2015
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The 2015 Anchorage International Film Festival

It's the dead of winter, and that means it's time to light up the movie screens of Alaska for the Anchorage International Film Festival, followed by the "best of the fest" tour state-wide. Will that include your community? APRN: Tuesday, 12/8 at 10:00am Listen Now
December 4, 2015

Palliative Care and Cancer

Each year roughly 3,700 Alaskans hear the words: “You have cancer.” Managing the physical and emotional symptoms of a cancer diagnosis can be challenging for patients and their families. Palliative care provides a team-based approach that improves quality of life by addressing these symptoms and treating the whole person, not just their disease. KSKA: Monday, Dec. 7, at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. Download Audio
December 4, 2015