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Hear stories of missed connections, treasure maps and chasing the dream on the next Arctic Entries Radio Hour. “I know you’re out there” is the theme for all of these stories originally told in February 2013 at the Snow Goose Theatre in Anchorage as part of the Arctic Entries live event.
KSKA: Wednesday 1/1 at 2:00 pm
Today we’re looking back at the top five Town Square 49 Radio stories of 2013.
How did we pick our top five stories? We tallied up your Facebook “likes” for each of our stories and came up with this list.
Now, let’s catch up with some of our favorite people.
Will Spears is a dedicated ski bum. After growing up on the slopes of North Carolina, Spears decided to look for something a little steeper and shortly found himself in Alaska.
Anchorage Theatre Youth have been having this extraordinary adventure for the last few years thanks to South’s Erin Dagon Mitchell last year and this year David Block is taking West High for an encore. This year will feature an original musical by David Block, the Drama Teacher at West. Find out more about this amazing international gathering of theatre companies, what it takes to get there, and the impact it has on those involved.
KSKA: Monday 12/30 at 1:30 pm
From Shakespeare to a South African tour-de-force, to a world premier from a local playwright, Cyrano’s Theatre Company’s 2014 season promises to be full of surprises, artistic challenges and more. Join Producing Artistic Director Sandy Harper as she gives Stage Talk a heads-up into what the theatre has coming up this year.
KSKA: Friday 12/27 at 2:45 pm
One year ago Shell Oil’s drilling rig had not gone aground and changing the state’s oil tax regime was just the Governor’s dream. Nobody expected Congress to be so gridlocked that budget sequestration would kick in, and the prospects for the Affordable Care act were not good. A lot has changed.
APRN: Tuesday, 12/31 at 10:00am
Today we meet a cupcake champion.
Back in early November you may have heard about a born-and-raised Alaskan named Kastle Sorenson, who competed on the Food Network program Cupcake Wars. And won.
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The lengthy Battle of the Tennis Courts is over. A government scientist finds a dead polar bear – and sets off a controversy lasting years. Fish wars on the Kenai Peninsula continue. Three-time sex offenders are sentenced to 99 years. The election season is coming – as is unregulated political advertising. Mayor Dan Sullivan of Anchorage goes to Washington for municipal business – and a fundraiser. Santa’s reindeer are a special species, ADFG tells us. Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma says several Alaska big-ticket projects are a waste of money. A crime story – suspicious icicles.
KSKA: Friday, 12/20 at 2PM & Saturday, 12/21 at 6PM.
KAKM: Friday 12/20 at 7:30PM & Saturday. 12/21 at 4:30PM
Just like hanging lights, wrapping gifts and baking cookies, holiday programming on KSKA is a time honored tradition and it starts on Saturday Dec. 21, Winter Solstice. Look forward to all of your holiday favorites, including Winter Solstice Celebration, Tinsel Tales 1 and 2 with David Sedaris and Christmas with Spelman and Morehouse Glee Clubs.
Here’s the full holiday line-up:
850 pounds of icing, 40 houses of gingerbread and chocolate – Joe Hickel has been creating Marina’s Village in the lobby of The Hotel Captain Cook for 35 years.
This year’s creation took six days to build and features a new country scene.
Today we’re getting crafty for the holidays. Natasha Price has been making handmade gifts as far back as she can remember. She’s been sewing since she was three, knitting since she was six, and documenting her DIY projects on her blog for about four years.
Price likes making creative gifts this time of year. So, together we’re recycling my old Christmas sweater.
Most places, bikes get put away in the fall, but Alaskans are using their bikes year round, including in places where only skis or snowshoes used to be able to go. We’ll talk about the many kinds of winter biking– commuting, recreation and racing in town, and expeditions, including distances that boggle the mind. One of my guests biked to Nome and then to Fairbanks. Tune in to learn how we started biking in winter, and why.
KSKA: Thursday, 12/19 at 2:00 and 9:00 pm
Volunteers are the heart of many organizations and causes. At this time of year, KSKA provides an opportunity to thank them for their contributions to the community. In the studio, our guests address what volunteers accomplish and how organizations can attract and make effective use of a volunteer workforce.
KSKA: Wednesday 12/18 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
80 percent of Anchorage’s water supply comes from Eklutna Lake, which is fed by the Eklutna Glacier. Unlike other glaciers in Alaska, the melting of the Eklutna glacier is expected to continue regardless of climate conditions. So what does a shrinking Eklutna glacier mean for Anchorage residents who depend on it? Read More.
KSKA: Tuesday 12/17 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
Many Alaskans make a point of listening to the radio on that very special Tuesday before Christmas when they can have the unique and uplifting experience of hearing holiday greetings from friends and relatives across the state on “Talk of Alaska.” It’s your chance to reach out to people near and far with your good wishes for the holiday and the new year.
APRN: Tuesday, 12/12 at 10:00am
Affordable housing in Anchorage. Anchorage Assemblyman Chris Birch proposes moving muni election to the Fall. Alaska faces a $2 billion budget shortfall. Report investigates 20 years of APD-involved shootings. State rejects petition to recall Representative Lindsey Holmes.
KSKA: Friday, 12/13 at 2PM & Saturday, 12/14 at 6PM.
KAKM: Friday 12/13 at 7:30PM & Saturday. 12/14 at 4:30PM