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Minimizing Your Impact

Minimizing Your Impact

“Leave only footprints” — it’s an ambitious philosophy. Most of us who recreate outdoors like to think we do a good job of this. We pack out our trash. We travel across landscapes with a light footprint. But how good are we? We’ll have some experts in studio to talk about what it really means to leave no trace — from scattering your fire circles to packing out human waste. Minimizing your impact in the outdoors helps ensure others who travel after you get the same wilderness experience.

KSKA: Thursday, July 10, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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July 4, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Primary Election: Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Dan Sullivan

It will soon be decision time for Alaska voters on which Republican should face incumbent U-S Senator Mark Begich in November. Each candidate has an hour-long live opportunity to answer phone calls from public radio listeners statewide. Mead Treadwell has done it. And now it’s Dan Sullivan’s turn.

APRN: Tuesday, 7/8 at 10:00am

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July 4, 2014 - 12:00 pm
Evidence-Based Medicine

Evidence-Based Medicine

What are the biases of medical research? Are the numbers ever tweaked or manipulated to support a particular outcome? Do doctors ever draw on misinformation in the treatment of their patients? On the next Line One, join host Dr. Thad Woodard and guest Dr. Andrew Swartz to talk about the growing field of evidence-based medicine.

KSKA: Monday, July 7, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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July 4, 2014 - 11:00 am
Takin’ the summer road trip to Talkeetna

Takin’ the summer road trip to Talkeetna

There’s a lot of Theatre going on just up the road a piece in Talkeetna this summer. Nick Condon, Denali Arts Council’s Director of Drama, has two shows coming up: the musical Schoolhouse Rock that features favorite songs like “Conjunction Junction” and “I’m Just a Bill” and an improv show called appropriately enough, IditaprovSchoolhouse Rock runs July 25, 26 and 27 at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar.

KSKA: Friday, July 4, at 2:45 p.m.
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July 4, 2014 - 10:17 am
Fishing for Parking Lot Shrimp

Fishing for Parking Lot Shrimp

Today we’re cooking shrimp. And not just any shrimp. This shrimp comes from the back of a pickup truck. Seward resident Barbra Donachy explains.

“We were driving around Kenai and saw this old beat-up truck with a hand-painted plywood sign.”

June 30, 2014 - 11:17 am

I Am The Town Obituary Writer

Heather Lende is a writer. She’s been a columnist for publications in Alaska and nationwide, published books about life in rural Haines, Alaska, and her third book, Find the Good, will be published Spring 2015

However, the job Lende is most passionate about is as obituary writer for her local paper, the Chilkat Valley News.

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June 29, 2014 - 11:35 pm
Historic Alaska Expeditions

Historic Alaska Expeditions

Alaska’s outdoors people may think they’re tough, but how about paddling 40 days in a dugout canoe in the rains of Southeast Alaska in October and November, dressed in wool, without modern gear? That’s what John Muir did, and his writings about the experience changed science and started the Alaska tourism industry. On the next Outdoor Explorer, join host Charles Wohlforth and guests to talk about Muir’s historic expedition and others. What these guys did will amaze you.

KSKA: Thursday, July 3, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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June 27, 2014 - 3:00 pm

State of the Re:Union

Hometown Alaska will return in August. In the meantime, KSKA will air programming from State of the Re:Union. The program explores how American cities and towns create unique communities, the ways people transcend challenging circumstances and the vital cultural narratives that make each area unique.

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

June 27, 2014 - 1:00 pm
Primary Election: Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Mead Treadwell

Primary Election: Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Mead Treadwell

It will soon be decision time for Alaska voters on which Republican should face incumbent U.S. Senator Mark Begich in November. Will it be Joe Miller, Dan Sullivan, or Mead Treadwell? Each candidate will have an hour-long live opportunity to answer phone calls from public radio listeners statewide. Mead Treadwell will go first, on the next Talk of Alaska.

APRN: Tuesday, 7/1 at 10:00am

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June 27, 2014 - 12:00 pm
Bedwetting

Bedwetting

Nighttime bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis) is very common in childhood, affecting about a fifth of 5-year-olds and can continue in to adolescence and even adulthood. Join host Dr. Thad Woodard for a discussion on normal versus abnormal urination with Alaska urologist Dr. Laura Merriman.

KSKA: Monday, June 30, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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June 27, 2014 - 11:00 am
Alaska Edition: Earthquakes

Alaska Edition: Earthquakes

Even by Alaska standards, there has been a lot of seismic activity recently. Alaska is located in the Ring of Fire, so it’s not unusual for there to be frequent earthquakes and volcanoes kicking up occasionally, but starting in April, there has been some unusual seismic activity in the Brooks Range. An area near Noatak has, since April, seen a spike in earthquakes after a 30-year quiet period.

KSKA: Friday, June 27 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 28 at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 28 at 4:30 p.m.

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June 27, 2014 - 7:00 am
Winnie-The-Pooh Comes to the Alaska Fine Arts Academy in Eagle River

Winnie-The-Pooh Comes to the Alaska Fine Arts Academy in Eagle River

A. A. Milne’s endearing and enduring characters Kanga, Eeyore, Piglet and Rabbit among others come to life in the Alaska Fine Arts Academy’s production of Kristin Sergel’s stage adaptation of Winnie-the-Pooh. AFAA’s Executive Director Holly Linsay along with Co-Director Holly Tarkov and actor Chris Cox come on Stage Talk this week to let Jean and Steve in on all the fun. Winnie-the-Pooh opens in Eagle River on July 11th and runs through the 26th.

KSKA: Friday, June 27, at 2:45 p.m.
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June 26, 2014 - 4:14 pm
Gold Prospecting

Gold Prospecting

It’s a fair bet that the stampeders who flowed north during the Klondike Gold Rush never thought of mining as recreational, but the hunt for gold is something people do for fun, as well as profit. We’ll find out how and why modern recreational miners persist in sifting Alaska’s streams with pans and other obsolete equipment, going after glittering flakes of gold, and hoping for something much richer. It’s a hobby that gets them outdoors, and it’s a treasure hunt.

KSKA: Thursday, June 26, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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June 20, 2014 - 3:00 pm
Getting an audience for the issues

Getting an audience for the issues

Both Alaska Common Ground and the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce have public forums planned to discuss both sides of important issues coming before Alaska voters this election season. Join host Kathleen McCoy and representatives from both groups to learn about the style of their public forums and ambitions to develop informed voters.

KSKA: Wednesday, June 25, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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June 20, 2014 - 1:00 pm
Which Is The Best Alaska Book?

Which Is The Best Alaska Book?

Some Alaskans were drawn to come here by a book – for instance “Coming into the Country,” or “Two in the Far North,” or “One Man’s Wilderness.” We’ll be building a list of the Best Alaska Books on the next “Talk of Alaska.” Let us know which is your favorite.

APRN: Tuesday, 6/24 at 10:00am

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June 20, 2014 - 12:00 pm
National HIV Testing Day

National HIV Testing Day

According to the CDC, too many people don’t know they have HIV. Nearly 1.1 million people are living with HIV in the U.S., and almost one in six don’t know they are infected. Getting tested is the first step to finding out if you have this infection. June 27 is National HIV Testing Day; communities and individuals are encouraged to get tested, know their risks, and to get treatment if necessary.

KSKA: Monday, June 23, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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June 20, 2014 - 11:00 am
The Art of Cabin Fever

The Art of Cabin Fever

Today we explore one of the Anchorage Museum’s newest exhibits. So new in fact, that it’s still in the planning phase.

Carolyn Kozak is a curator at the Anchorage Museum, and recently she was inspired by some archived photographs taken by a man named Jasper Wyman in 1898.

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June 16, 2014 - 11:00 am

We Are A Pop-Up Restaurant

Nathan Dolphin-Chavie left Anchorage to work in the Los Angeles fine dining scene, eventually becoming executive chef at a well regarded eatery. Looking for a new challenge, Dolphin-Chavie, along with LA-native Joshua Plesh, has returned to his hometown to bring a new culinary experience in the form of a temporary and intimate restaurant, Harvest Pop-Up.

June 16, 2014 - 9:40 am
“Last Letters From Attu” with author Mary Breu

“Last Letters From Attu” with author Mary Breu

Join author Mary Breu as she tells the story of her great aunt Etta Jones. Breu is the author of “Last Letters From Attu: The True Story of Etta Jones, Alaska Pioneer and Japanese P.O.W.” Etta Jones was working as a schoolteacher on the Aleutians when the Japanese invaded Attu. She spent more than three years as a prisoner of war in Japan. Breu recounts Etta’s stories of Alaska, the frontier and of P.O.W. camp.

KSKA: Tuesday, June 17, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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June 13, 2014 - 12:30 pm
(Photo courtesy Alaska Marine Conservation Council)

Local Fishing & Local Markets

If food security can also be job security for fishermen, you could call it a win-win situation. Sustainability labeling is catching on in the U.S. after making a difference for years in European seafood sales. And now even in Alaska, some large customers are making deals with fishermen who promise to fish sustainably.

APRN: Tuesday, 6/17 at 10:00am

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June 13, 2014 - 12:00 pm