According to Inupiaq scholar Edna Ahgeak MacLean, Ph.D., "Courses of change to the Inupiaq people of the North Slope will require strong programs for the retention of our identity as Inupiat." In this lecture, part of the Anchorage Museum's Smithsonian Spotlight lecture series, she discusses how her recently published North Slope Inupiaq dictionary plays a part in this process.
KSKA: Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 2:00 p.m.
Alaska's maritime industry is the largest private employer in the state, but fleet workers are aging. I'm Lori Townsend. On the next Talk of Alaska, we'll discuss plans to attract more young people to the fishing industry, and also look at some of the parallels to farming, too.
APRN: Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 10:00 a.m.
Putting infants to sleep on their backs has halved Sudden Infant Death Syndrome but co-sleeping, another risk for infant death during sleep is increasing. For the last 20 years, two infants each month die in their sleep environment in Alaska. This program looks at what we know about these deaths, what sleep environments are associated with heightened risk of infant death, and suggestions to improve the safety of infant sleep.
KSKA: Monday, Sept. 21, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Between the GLACIER conference and the president's visit, the words "Arctic policy" have been uttered dozens of times in the media. What exactly is Arctic policy? Who makes it? And what does it mean for Alaska?
KSKA: Fri., Sept. 18, at 2:00 p.m. & Sat., Sept. 12, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Fri., Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. & Sat., Sept. 12, at 6:00 p.m.
Fairbanks playwright Anne Hanley's moving drama The Winter Bear
about a young Alaskan Native's struggle with suicide and his relationship with real-life Sydney Huntington of Galena has been touring around the state and makes a stop this weekend at Alaska Pacific University's
E. R. Brown Auditorium in Grant Hall. Anne, along with actors David Leslie (Wolf) and Cynthia Jones (Raven) stop by the studio this week on Stage Talk.
KSKA: Friday, Sept. 18, at 2:45pm
Alaska’s immense herds of caribou are one of the natural wonders of the world. Imagine seeing and hearing tens of thousands of animals migrating across the tundra. This edition of Outdoor Explorer is about these magnificent animals. We’ll learn about the science and ecology of the herds, viewing them, and hunting. Caribou are a critical part of northern ecosystems, and an important source of meat for rural Alaskans and urban hunters.
KSKA: Thursday, Sept 17, at 2 p.m. and Thursday, Sept 24, and 8 p.m.
Why do you stay in Anchorage? It's a question that could tell us a lot about our city, and probably will. On today's show, we'll hear results of a survey of residents by the Live. Work. Play. program at the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation. The survey was designed to find out what's good and bad about our city, and how we can reach the goal of being the best in America by 2025.
KSKA: Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
In assuming chairmanship of the Arctic Council once again, the United States has upped its attention to Arctic issues. On the heels of the Department of State's GLACIER conference in Anchorage, the Alaska World Affairs Council invited representatives from nations one wouldn't necessarily assume would have an interest in the Arctic. Their discussion with U.S. Arctic Research Commission Chair Fran Ulmer helps to show how this global interest is taking shape.
KSKA: Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Oil prices are stubbornly low and the state’s budget is in trouble. Alaska Common Ground will hold a day long forum on Alaska’s Fiscal and Economic Future on September 19th. Organizers solicited budget proposals from citizens. They were tasked with filling a $2.5 billion gap for five years. What did they come up with and will a compromise emerge that the majority of Alaskans could support?
APRN: Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 10:00 a.m.
Perseverance Theatre of Juneau will be bringing a mix of new/old, straight/musical and comedy/drama to Anchorage this year. Josh Lowman, Anchorage general manager, drops by the studio this week to talk about what's coming up.
KSKA: Friday, Sept. 11, at 2:45pm
Over 100 million Americans suffer chronic pain, and persistent pain often causes functional impairment and disability, psychological distress and sleep deprivation. The use and misuse of opioids for management of chronic pain is a major concern. On the next Line One, join Dr. Andrea Trescot to discuss this major medical and social issue.
KSKA: Monday, Sept. 14, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Last week the president visited Alaska, and so did the White House science advisor, Dr. John Holdren. Holdren painted a sobering picture of climate change in the north during his speech at the State Department’s GLACIER conference in Anchorage. But before GLACIER got underway, Holdren had a briefing with a handful of Alaska scientists. Two of them join us on Alaska Edition this week.
KSKA: Friday, Sept. 11, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 12, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 12, at 6:00 p.m.
The dream of getting your own piece of Alaska is as old as the North, the idea of staking land, proving up, and ending up with a big homestead that is your own estate. The state of Alaska still has programs for residents to get inexpensive land, including the opportunity to pick your own site and stake the corners. We’ll talk about how you can buy a remote piece of Alaska, too, and hear the story of a real Alaskan pioneer who lived alone in the wilderness years ago.
KSKA: Thursday, Sept 10, at 2:00 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 17, at 8:00 p.m.
On the next Hometown Alaska, we hope you'll give hosts Charles Wohlforth and Kathleen McCoy an earful! They are taking your suggestions for shows! Get in the line up.
KSKA: Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
President Obama's visit to Alaska was unprecedented in terms of the length of stay and the places he visited. Governor Bill Walker was able to have the President's full attention on Air Force One. What will this historic visit mean for Alaska's future? What did our state's top executive discuss with the Commander in Chief and how was it received?
APRN: Tuesday, 9/8 at 10:00am
In case you missed it, President Barack Obama visited Alaska earlier this week. His three-day tour included stops in Anchorage, Seward, Dillingham and Kotzebue. His primary theme: climate change. On today's episode we'll talk about the president's trip and what it really means for Alaska.
KSKA: Friday, Sept. 4, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 5, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, Sept. 4, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 5, at 6:00 p.m.
How do you bring to life a classic play written in 1955 to a 2015 audience? Join Director Krista Schwarting, Actor Jake Beauvais and ACT'
s Executive Director Sarah Athans this week on Stage Talk
to find out how Anchorage Community Theatre
is presenting William Inge's Bus Stop,
a compelling story about a group of people caught together in a small-town restaurant in Kansas during a blinding snowstorm.
KSKA: Friday, September, 4, at 2:45 p.m.
With the price of oil hovering around $40, Alaska's state government faces a catastrophic loss of revenue that could cause loss of critical services and an economic crash. The day we've talked about for years is coming closer rapidly. Are there real solutions available? And what will Alaska look like without the free services we've become accustomed to for a generation?
KSKA: Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
The president is visiting Alaska, and it's more than just a fuel stop this time. On the next Talk of Alaska, we’re taking a trip into the annals of presidential history in the Last Frontier. FDR and Jimmy Carter went fishing during their visits here. Reagan hosted the pope. And Clinton popped downtown for a sandwich. What will Obama's visit be remembered for?
APRN: Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 10:00 a.m.
School is back in session across Alaska this week, but some programs never took a break. The University of Alaska Anchorage hosts ANSEP – the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program. It aims to get students from middle school through graduate school interested in science and math. It starts with hands-on, practical, and fun educational experiences.
KSKA: Friday, August 28, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 29, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, August 28, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 29, at 6:00 p.m.