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Dog visit: Just what the doctor ordered

Dog visit: Just what the doctor ordered

Ever had a rotten day turn around once you got home and caught a dose of unconditional love from your pet? Those health benefits are tangible. Medical experts support bringing warm, fuzzy and calm animals into hospital settings to share that benefit with patients. Meet Mike Lewis and his therapy dog, Jillie, along with Laure MacConnell and Remy. MacConnell coordinates a local canine-visiting program.

KSKA: Wednesday, June 10, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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June 5, 2015

Advance Directives

Talking about death is never easy. But it’s especially difficult in a hospital when a loved one is incapacitated and family members are trying to guess their wishes. Two healthcare workers in Anchorage want to convince Alaskans to have that conversation before a crisis and record their choices in an advance directive.

APRN: Tuesday, June 9 at 10:00am

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June 5, 2015
Pediatric Dermatology

Pediatric Dermatology

Skin is the largest organ in the human body. For pediatric dermatologist Dr. Gina Brown, skin works like a mirror – it shows illness, heredity and the effects of one’s surroundings. On the next Line One, join Dr. Woodard for a discussion on pediatric dermatology.

KSKA: Monday, June 8, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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June 5, 2015
Venus in Fur at Cyrano’s Theatre Company

Venus in Fur at Cyrano’s Theatre Company

Join actors Aaron Wiseman and Colby Bleicher as they talk about the challenges of playing characters who in turn play characters in the multi-layed and riveting play about dominance, power and sexual tension, Venus in Fur by David Ives, being presented by Cyrano’s Theatre Company. The play performs May 29th through June 13th with curtain at 7pm Thursday through Sunday (note additional performance Sunday evenings) and 3pm on Sunday. The play was inspired in part by the novella Venus in Fur by Austrian author Leopold von Sacher-Masoch.

KSKA: Friday, June 5, at 2:45 p.m.
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June 5, 2015
Sexual assault safety

Sexual assault safety

Alaska’s horrendous statistics for sexual assault create a real sense of fear. The numbers tell us women are less safe here than almost anywhere in the country. That needs to change. Until it does, women need information about how to protect themselves. On this edition of Hometown Alaska, we’ll have experts who can give you the advice you need, and answer your questions, about this terrifying threat in everyday life.

KSKA: Weds., June 3, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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May 29, 2015
King Harald V of Norway

King Harald V of Norway

King Harald V of Norway addresses the Alaska World Affairs Council alongside a panel of Arctic experts, including Craig Fleener, Fran Ulmer and Borge Ousland.

KSKA: Tuesday, June 2, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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May 29, 2015

Suicide Prevention

Spring is a time of new growth and renewal but it is also too often a time that an increase in suicide occurs. Why does Alaska continue to lead the nation in rates of self harm? What’s being done to help Alaskans choose to live rather than end their lives?

APRN: Tuesday, 6/2 at 10:00am

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May 29, 2015
UAA economist Dr. Mouhcine Guettabi joins us on the next Line One. Photo: UAA.

Economic Costs of Childhood Obesity in Alaska

Along with the rise of the automobile, video screens and relatively inexpensive food comes obesity. “Aside from the 15.2 percent currently obese, another estimated 20 percent of children who aren’t currently obese will become obese as adults, if current national patterns continue,” according to economist Mouhcine Guettabi, who joins Dr. Woodard on the next Line One.

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KSKA: Monday, June 1, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

May 29, 2015

The purpose and history of Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend

Today, we’re talking about the Permanent Fund. Some House Republicans want to move some of the fund’s earnings into the body of the fund so it can’t be touched. Others are tossing around the idea of using the Permanent Fund as collateral for earning more money for the General Fund. Is this what the Fund is for? So, we’re taking a step back and looking at the history of the Permanent Fund and the Permanent Fund Dividend.

KSKA: Friday, 5/29, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, 5/30, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, 5/29, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 5/30, at 4:30 p.m.
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May 29, 2015
Action and Scenic Photography

Action and Scenic Photography

Using a camera to capture the spectacular places and outdoor sports we love can seem like an impossible task. On the next Outdoor Explorer, join us with two guests who have dedicated their lives to making amazing photographs that bring the outdoors to life.

KSKA: Thursday, May 28, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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May 22, 2015
A visit to Coyote Garden

A visit to Coyote Garden

Come visit the world-famous Coyote Garden in Willow with Les Brake as your guide.

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May 22, 2015
Healthcare Costs in Alaska

Healthcare Costs in Alaska

Heathcare costs are rising, and things here are already more expensive in Alaska than they are in the Lower 48. How does the cost of healthcare affect the state’s fiscal future? That’s up for debate at a forum hosted by Alaska Common Ground.

KSKA: Tuesday, May 26, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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May 22, 2015

The Legislative Special Session

Lawmakers have gaveled out of the Governor’s special session without acting on his requests of fully funding the state budget, expanding medicaid and passing sexual abuse prevention legislation, known as Erin’s law for schools. Legislators have now called themselves into special session. What changes when lawmakers make the call?

APRN: Tuesday, 5/26 at 10:00am

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May 22, 2015
Scared Scriptless

Scared Scriptless

Kristen Doogan, co-owner, performer and director of one of Anchorage’s most popular improv groups, Scared Scriptless joins Stage Talk today to talk about the history of the company, the nature of Improvisation and just what goes on in the heads of all those improv actors as they “make up” hilarious scenes at the drop of a hat. Scared Scriptless performs this Saturday, 5/23 at the Snow Goose Performing Arts Theatre.

KSKA: Friday, May 22, at 2:45 p.m.
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May 22, 2015

The Legislature’s Second Special Session

With the state legislature now gaveled in to a second special session in the new Legislative Information Office in Anchorage, major state issues are under debate, namely the state’s operating budget.

KSKA: Friday, 5/22, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, 5/23, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, 5/22, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 5/23, at 4:30 p.m.
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May 22, 2015
Air Quality and Lung Health for Athletes

Air Quality and Lung Health for Athletes

The air you breathe keeps you alive, and it should always be pure and healthy, but for outdoor athletes, air quality means much more, whether you’re an elite runner or if you are just huffing and puffing up a hill on your bicycle. On today’s show, we’re going to learn about both parts of this equation: the quality of our air in Anchorage and around Alaska, and how our bodies handle the air, including how our lungs respond to pollution.

KSKA: Thursday, May 21, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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May 15, 2015
Identity theft: “Not if. When”

Identity theft: “Not if. When”

Learn how to protect yourself Wednesday on the next Hometown Alaska. Ask questions, tell your own story, hear from the experts.

KSKA: Wednesday, May 20, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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May 15, 2015

‘State of the Force’ with Anchorage Police Chief Mark Mew

Anchorage Police Chief Mark Mew addresses the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. Hear the police chief’s take on the status of the city’s police force and on what you’ve been hearing about police in the media.

KSKA: Tuesday, May 19, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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May 15, 2015

Staying safe in bear country

Everywhere is bear country in Alaska, even the urban areas. From encounters on the trails and along fishing streams, to bears raiding trash cans and chicken coops, it’s spring and bears are awake and on the move. How do we keep ourselves and them safe?

APRN: Tuesday, 5/19 at 10:00am

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May 15, 2015
Adolescent Eating Disorders

Adolescent Eating Disorders

Anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating – they’re all serious eating disorders that pack serious health consequences. Dr. Woodard and his guest, Dr. Ellen Rome, head of Adolescent Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, will define these problems, discuss in whom they occur and why, and what can be done to treat them.

KSKA: Monday, May 18, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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May 15, 2015