The state and tribes have a relationship that is at times tense but there has been progress on some fronts. This week there was an announcement that the first joint tribal/state court would be starting up in Kenai as a partnership with the Kenaitze Indian tribe and the state. A tribal and state judge will sit side by side and preside together over a wellness court, dealing with substance-related criminal cases.
KSKA: Fri., Oct. 16, at 2:00 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 17, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Fri., Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 17, at 6:00 p.m.
A "bewitching" tale is being told in Wasilla as Valley Performing Arts
brings to the stage John Van Druten's comedy/drama/romantic story of a woman who may be willing to give it all to get a guy in Bell, Book and Candle
performing Oct. 16 through Nov. 8. Join director Todd Broste and "Sydney Redlitch", otherwise known as actor Barret Barge this week on Stage Talk.
KSKA: Friday, Oct. 16 at 2:45 p.m.
Our nation has set a goal to cut food waste in half by 2030. How is Anchorage doing? What can you do to help? Join us for this listener-requested topic on the next Hometown Alaska.
KSKA: Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
For the first time, Alaska tribes have the right to ask the federal government to put tribal lands into trust status, just like tribes in the Lower 48. What would this legal designation, known as Indian Country, mean for tribes and for the state? What are the potential benefits and what are the restrictions?
APRN: Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
In July 2015 the state Division of Public Health, in response to a dramatic rise in the number of people using, abusing and dying from heroin throughout the United States, released a report describing the health impacts of heroin use in Alaska. On today's show, Jennifer Stukey and Dr. Jay Caldwell with the Narcotic Drug Treatment Center in Anchorage and Dr. Jay Butler, director of the Division of Public Health will discuss heroin abuse and the public health consequences that ensue.
KSKA: Monday, Oct. 12, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Quick — how many U.S. presidents can you name? Brian Cook, director of UAA Department of Theatre and Dance's
current production of 44 Plays for 44 Presidents
can name them all. Join Brian along with two of the actors from the show, Alexandra McCall and Taran Haynes this week on Stage Talk. 44 Plays for 44 Presidents
is running in the UAA Fine Arts Building through October 11th.
KSKA: Friday, Oct. 9 at 2:45 p.m.
This week's election in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough took an unexpected turn. Ballots are still being counted and the winner of the Borough mayor's race is still undetermined. And the three cities within the Borough had their own elections on Tuesday, also with some surprising results.
KSKA: Fri., Oct. 9, at 2:00 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 10, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Fri., Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 10, at 6:00 p.m.
Russian Jack. Lyn Ary. Joe Spenard. These were real people. On today's show, we'll learn their stories. And we'll examine the myths that we Alaskans tell ourselves about history. We'll be joined by historians who know the stories, and who also know how to look underneath what we believe to the reality of Alaska's past. Join us with your stories and questions.
KSKA: Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Alaska was the first state in the nation to pass a constitutional ban on gay marriage, now Anchorage is the first city in our state to pass an equal protection ordinance that makes discrimination illegal in employment or housing for gay, lesbian and transgender people.
APRN: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 at 10:00am
Ear, nose and throat physicians are trained in disorders of speech, hearing and balance. In today's program we'll be joined by Drs. Mark Lorenz and Stephen Schaffer with the Alaska Center for Ear, Nose & Throat to talk about these disorders.
KSKA: Monday, Oct. 5, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
The 2012 Drama Desk Award winning play Tribes
by Nina Raine is currently playing at Cyrano's Theatre Company
(9/18-10/11) and actors Ella Roelke, Marty Baumann and Carl Bright drop by Stage Talk
this week to talk about the many facets of communication, miscommunication and new friendships.
KSKA: Friday, Oct. 2, at 2:45 p.m.
Mental Illness Awareness Week starts on Sunday. Twenty percent of adults in the United States experience a mental illness. Rates are higher in Alaska Native and American Indian populations, though those groups are less likely to seek help because of cultural barriers. On today’s program we’ll discuss ways to overcome those barriers and ways the entire community can address the stigma attached to mental illnesses for all individuals.
KSKA: Fri., Oct. 2, at 2:00 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 3, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Fri., Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 3, at 6:00 p.m.
We Alaskans have a unique way to get into the backcountry, on our state-owned railroad or ferry system — two of the most fun forms of transportation around. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll celebrate how the train and ferries can get families out to adventures hiking, skiing, paddling, floating and exploring in some truly exotic places. We’ll learn about the opportunities, and how you can do it with your family.
KSKA: Thursday, Oct. 1, at 2:00 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 8, at 8:00 p.m.
Can we ever truly wrap our arms around the Arctic? A recent conference with speakers from across the globe gave it a try. We harvest the takeaways from two who were there.
KSKA: Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 2 :00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
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 “YOLO: Stories of Risk, Reward and Reckless Abandon.”
KSKA: Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 2:00 p.m.
Alaska's prison population has grown by 27 percent in the last decade. Without reforms to our justice programs, the state's prison population could exceed capacity within 2 years. What are the best ideas for keeping people off the path to incarceration and reduce recidivism while maintaining public safety?
APRN: Tuesday, 9/29 at 10:00 a.m.
There are few things worse than the rejection and hatred a parent feels from a child who has been turned against them. Parental alienation occurs when a child turns against a loving parent for reasons that are irrational and based primarily on the feelings the “alienating parent” has for the targeted parent. Please join host Prentiss Pemberton and his guest, Dr. Matthew Sullivan, for a discussion about divorce and the devastation that occurs when children are caught in the crossfire of a high-conflict divorce.
KSKA: Monday, Sept. 28, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
of Juneau opens their Anchorage season with Sharr White's two-person play Annapurna
about a "bizarre reunion contain[ing] both rage and compassion, framing a story that rides the fine line of tragedy and comedy, laughter and loss." Director Art Rotch, actor Rebecca George and Anchorage General Manager Josh Lowman come by Stage Talk
this week to talk about the play performing at the PAC September 25-Oct 3.
KSKA: Friday, Sept. 25 at 2:45 p.m.
Today we’re talking about faith and public policy. The intersection of the two has been highlighted this week by Pope Francis’ visit to Washington, D.C., and his pointed comments on climate change, immigration, and homelessness. Similar conversations are also happening here in Alaska where interfaith religious groups have lead campaigns to expand Medicaid and increase environmental protections. Today we’ll talk about the role faith plays in developing public policy in Alaska.
KSKA: Fri., Sept. 25, at 2:00 p.m. & Sat., Sept. 26, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Fri., Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m. & Sat., Sept. 26, at 6:00 p.m.
What makes a charter school tick? How does it differ from a traditional public school? How well do charter schools perform? How is their funding handled? Listen in, bring your questions.
KSKA: Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m