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The State Of The Arts In Alaska

The State Of The Arts In Alaska

Perhaps you’ve heard of the Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA). But just what do they do? And why are they vital to  health and well being of artists in Alaska? Find out from the ASCA’s  Executive Director.  She will also share some of the exciting details of her job and her personal path to becoming an Arts leader. Get a sneak preview of the Governor’s Arts Awards  as well it’s  history on the next Alaska Radio Reader Rambler.

KSKA: Monday 1/27 at 1:30 pm

January 24, 2014 - 10:30 am
ACT’s Charley’s Aunt

ACT’s Charley’s Aunt

It’s comic mayhem with a pretend matron as Anchorage Community Theatre brings the hilarious Charley’s Aunt to the stage. Linda Benson and Carl Bright visit Stage Talk this week to talk about Brandon Thomas’ classic farce opening January 24th and running through February 16th.

KSKA: Friday, January 24th at 2:45pm
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January 24, 2014 - 9:36 am

Legislative Session Gavels In; And Rep. Kerttula Resigns

The Legislature opens the 2014 session and Gov. Parnell gives his State of the State address. Layoffs are coming to the Anchorage School District. Sen. Mark Begich opposes the proposed Pebble Mine. Analysts lay out the impact of budget shortfalls to the Legislature. Buccaneer his rough spots in preparing to drill in Cook Inlet. Shell’s earnings off 48 percent. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals says the federal government failed to evaluate the potential consequences of the 2008 off-shore lease sale. The Anchorage labor law referendum seems head to the November ballot. Rep, Beth Kerttula steps down as House Minority Leader.

KSKA: Friday, 1/24 at 2PM & Saturday, 1/25 at 6PM.
KAKM: Friday 1/24 at 7:30PM & Saturday. 1/25 at 4:30PM

January 24, 2014 - 8:26 am

Poetry Is My Day Job

By day, Kima Hamilton is a poet, a mentor, a father, and a community leader. But he pays the bills by DJ-ing in nightclubs.

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January 20, 2014 - 2:25 pm
Anchorage Starts Reading Early

Anchorage Starts Reading Early

Elizabeth Nicolai is the Youth Services Coordinator for the Loussac Library, and right now she’s reading a dinosaur book to a group of very small children.

Recently the library expanded their second floor to include what they call the Play and Learn center. Inside of what looks like a massive fort of books there are toys, inspirational messages, and interactive art work on the walls.

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January 20, 2014 - 11:00 am
Winter Camping and Snowshoeing

Winter Camping and Snowshoeing

The summer season for sleeping outdoors is short, but there’s still a lot of Alaska out there in the winter with wonderful backcountry recreation and easy travel on snowshoes, when the rivers are frozen and it almost never rains. We’ll be talking about winter camping and snowshoeing. It’s not as crazy as it sounds. You can be comfortable, have great access to the backcountry, and sleep under the most amazing dome of stars.

KSKA: Thursday 1/23 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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January 17, 2014 - 3:00 pm
Arts in Alaska: Thriving, or just surviving?

Arts in Alaska: Thriving, or just surviving?

The arts always seem to struggle for funding. Why? We’ll hear from the Rasmuson Foundation on their Individual Artists Awards, and from local community arts organizations on their strategies to thrive, including the Design Forum, Anchorage Community Works, Object Runway and more.

KSKA, Wednesday, 1/22 at 2:00 and 9:00 pm
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January 17, 2014 - 12:55 pm

Escape from Communist Czechoslovakia

On the next Addressing Alaskans, local librarian Jarmilla Henderson talks about growing up in Czechoslovakia and her narrow escape of the communist country in 1982. “The communists based their power on fear because people were so afraid. The pressure was immense.” Her talk was recorded at the Experience Theater in Anchorage at an event hosted by the Alaska Veterans Museum.

KSKA: Tuesday 1/21 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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January 17, 2014 - 12:29 pm
Oil Spill Dispersants

Oil Spill Dispersants

The response to the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico involved an unprecedented amount of chemical dispersants. If such a spill were to occur in Alaska, the use of dispersants is pre-authorized in certain areas. Should it be?

APRN: Tuesday, 1/21 at 10:00am

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January 17, 2014 - 12:00 pm
Culturally Appropriate Health Care

Culturally Appropriate Health Care

Cultural diversity is increasing in the U.S. and in health care. On the next Line One, Dr. Woodard and his guests Dr. Benjamin Danielson of the University of Washington Department of Pediatrics and Medical Director of the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic in Seattle discuss  the ways culture affects health care.

KSKA: Monday 1/20 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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January 17, 2014 - 11:04 am

EPA Releases Pebble Report; And Preschool Enrollment Declines

The Environmental Protection Agency reports on the proposed Pebble Mine. State judges have been sorting out if (and when) the Municipality of Anchorage can hold a referendum on the Sullivan Administration’s labor laws. Mayor Sullivan refunds the city part of the money from municipal trips during which he raised campaign funds.

KSKA: Friday, 1/17 at 2PM & Saturday, 1/18 at 6PM.
KAKM: Friday 1/17 at 7:30PM & Saturday. 1/18 at 4:30PM

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January 17, 2014 - 9:00 am
Anchorage Opera crowds the mic

Anchorage Opera crowds the mic

Four guests, two shows, fifteen minutes. That’s what happens this week on Stage Talk when folks from Anchorage Opera come by to talk about Rossini’s The Marriage Contract and Schubert’s Die Winterreise, two offerings from the company this January and March.

KSKA: Friday 1/17 at 2:45pm
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January 17, 2014 - 8:48 am

Faces of Alaska: Callan Chythlook-Sifsof

Callan Chythlook-Sifsof is the first indigenous Alaskan to represent the US in the Olympics.

A member of the US Snowboard team since 2006, Chythlook-Sifsof credits her success to Alaska Native values and culture.

January 14, 2014 - 11:51 am

A Night of (Competitive) Spoken Word

Today we’re attending a spoken word show.

Nora Herzog has been performing spoken word for about a year now. She’s always enjoyed writing poetry, but could never find a good way to share it.

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January 13, 2014 - 12:06 am

I Am A Bethel Cab Driver

Bethel, Alaska is home to the most taxi cabs per capita in the United States – with 66 cars serving a population of just over 6,000.

Naim Shabani is the manager of Kusko Cab, the largest cab company serving this unique bush Alaska city.

January 12, 2014 - 11:59 pm
Community Skating

Community Skating

Here’s an Alaska moment. It’s a weekend afternoon, you’ve been stuck indoors all day, you see that beautiful winter light in the sky, and you say, ‘let’s go skating.’ Half an hour later, you’re gliding over a frozen pond with your neighbors, getting rosy cheeks, and looking forward to hot chocolate. We’re talking about ice skating, the casual community kind, where everyone can participate and enjoy a winter day with friends.

KSKA: Thursday 1/16 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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January 10, 2014 - 3:00 pm
Moving the Transit Center

Moving the Transit Center

The People Mover bus system has routed through the transit center in downtown Anchorage for many years, but now city officials want to move the transit center to midtown as part of a mixed development of residential and commercial land uses. We explore the pros and cons of moving the transit center, and the implications for focusing more city activity in the midtown area instead of the traditional downtown core.

KSKA: Wednesday 1/15 at 2:00 and 9:00 pm
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January 10, 2014 - 1:00 pm
Everyone You Meet is Your Teacher

Everyone You Meet is Your Teacher

This week on Addressing Alaskans, Fairbanks grown Michael Carey reflects how newspapers and books have shaped his career as an Alaska news man. “Newspapers were my teachers.” Reporting on Alaska news and politics at the Anchorage Daily New and Alaska Public Media for over three decades, Carey recounts his most memorable communications with readers and unforgettable interviews with influential Alaskans in his talk “Everyone You Meet is Your Teacher: What the Buddha Taught and Alaska Newspaperman.”

KSKA: Tuesday 1/14 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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January 10, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Permitting, the Public Process, and House Bill 77

The Legislature is going to go back into session next week, and one of the big issues they’re expecting to grapple with is permitting. A controversial bill that would put restrictions on water rights and limit who can appeal state decisions has been criticized by Native groups and fishing interests, but the Department of Natural Resources says it’s needed to streamline the agency’s work.

APRN: Tuesday, 1/14 at 10:00am

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January 10, 2014 - 12:00 pm
Antibiotic Overuse and Resistance

Antibiotic Overuse and Resistance

We humans have the tendency to overdo a good thing. On the next Line One, we will discuss an example of this principle, antibiotic overuse and subsequent microbial resistance to antibiotics with Dr. Michael Bell, Deputy Director of CDC′s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion.

KSKA: Monday 1/13 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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January 10, 2014 - 11:07 am