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VPA goes Fruitcakes!

VPA goes Fruitcakes!

Valley Performing Arts is presenting Julian Wiles' heart-warming comedy Fruitcakes and Dave Nufer ("Mack Morgan") from the show drops by Stage Talk this week to talk about how it's going. Fruitcakes runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 and Sundays at 2:00 through December 20th. KSKA: Friday, December 4 at 2:45pm Download Audio
December 4, 2015
Whaling Photography with Bill Hess

Whaling Photography with Bill Hess

Bill Hess is a photographer who has immersed himself in the Native cultures of the Arctic for decades, and came back with extraordinary images and stories. His book “The Gift of the Whale” is a classic on the subject of Inupiaq hunting. And he’s also a humble and funny person to talk with. KSKA: Thurs., Dec. 3, at 2:00 p.m. and Thurs., Dec. 10, at 8:00 p.m. Download Audio
November 27, 2015
Attitudes on immigrants and refugees

Attitudes on immigrants and refugees

Frightening international events have Alaskans talking about refugees bound for the United States. On this edition, we'll discuss the implications of this issue in a city that is building its identity as a diverse and welcoming crossroads of the world. No Syrian refugees are scheduled to come here, but this discussion reflects on our values and our view of the world. KSKA: Wednesday, Dec 2, at 2 and 8 p.m. Download Audio
November 27, 2015

Alaska’s Changing Climate: Impacts, Policy and Action

Former Alaska DEC commissioner Bill Ross keynotes an all-day summit on climate change in the north, hosted by Alaska Common Ground. KSKA: Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 2:00 p.m. Download Audio:
November 27, 2015
Prisoner re-entry in Alaska

Prisoner re-entry in Alaska

In Alaska, one thousand people leave prison and re-enter the community each month. Nearly two thirds of them will end up back in prison -- unless they're supported through the re-entry process. APRN: Tuesday, 12/1 at 10:00am Download Audio
November 27, 2015
Divorce: The Good, The Bad... and The Ugly

Divorce: The Good, The Bad… and The Ugly

Divorce an emotionally charged event. A high conflict divorce can take an emotional toll on families, especially children. On the next Line One, join host Prentiss Pemberton to talk about how divorce can be done better. Download Audio: KSKA: Monday, Nov. 30, at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.
November 27, 2015
A Closer Look: Brother Francis Shelter

A Closer Look: Brother Francis Shelter

The scene outside of Brother Francis Shelter in downtown Anchorage can seem like chaos, but walking inside tells a different story. Stay the night at the emergency shelter and learn from some of the people who sleep, volunteer, and work there during this edition of A Closer Look. KSKA: Friday, Nov. 27, at 2:00 p.m. Download Audio:
November 25, 2015
Giving Thanks: A Celebration of Fall, Food and Gratitude

Giving Thanks: A Celebration of Fall, Food and Gratitude

Whether you're in the kitchen, on the road to a family gathering, or relaxing after the feast, "Giving Thanks" provides the perfect atmosphere for Thanksgiving: the warmth of great music, and truly memorable words. KSKA: Thursday, Nov. 26, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
November 25, 2015
Delusion: Stories of Seeing Things, Defying Reality and Sky-High Dreaming

Delusion: Stories of Seeing Things, Defying Reality and Sky-High Dreaming

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. This week's theme is “Delusion: Stories of Seeing Things, Defying Reality and Sky-High Dreaming.” KSKA: Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 2:00 p.m. Download Audio:
November 20, 2015

Winter food security

A lot of Americans would welcome a forecast for a mild winter, but in Alaska a lack of snow and ice can mean hardship for those in rural communities who depend on cold for traveling and hunting. What happens when the land of ice and snow isn't so frosty? APRN: Tuesday, 11/24 at 10:00am Download Audio
November 20, 2015
John Patrick on 'Health Attitude'

John Patrick on ‘Health Attitude’

On the next Line One we'll dive into a discussion on the cultural and technological barriers to more affordable, accessible and effective health care in the U.S. Our guest is Dr. John Patrick, author of "Health Attitude," a book delving into the complexities of the health care industry. KSKA: Monday, Nov. 23, at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. Download Audio:
November 20, 2015
ACT's The Secret Garden

ACT’s The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnet's popular novel The Secret Garden has been made into numerous movies, a musical and also a straight play adapted by playwright Sylvia Ashby. Anchorage Community Theatre is presenting Ashby's version as their holiday show from November 20 until December 20 with curtain at 7:00pm Thursday-Saturday and 3:00pm on Sundays. Join Director David Block and ACT's Executive Director Sara Athans this week on Stage Talk to find out all about it. KSKA: Friday, Nov. 20, at 2:45 p.m. Listen now:
November 20, 2015
Combating heroin in Alaska

Combating heroin in Alaska

State and federal officials as well as community groups spread all over Alaska have expressed alarm over rising rates of use and abuse. Juneau in particular has been the subject has gotten attention lately for a spate of heroin and opiate related overdoses. KSKA: Fri., Nov. 20, at 2:00 p.m. & Sat., Nov. 21, at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Fri., Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. & Sat., Nov. 21, at 6:00 p.m. Download Audio:
November 20, 2015
Biathlon

Biathlon

What’s more Alaskan than skiing? Shooting things, of course. So biathlon must be the most Alaskan sport of all--it's skiing fast and shooting accurately, combined. We’ll spend time at the range as young people and newcomers learn about the sport. And we’ll talk to an Olympian and a former World Cup competitor about the top of level of biathlon, where our community shines. KSKA: Thursday, Nov 19, at 2pm; Thursday, Dec 3, at 8pm Listen now:
November 13, 2015
Gratitude

Gratitude

Gratitude feels good to give as well as receive. For this Thanksgiving season, we're giving listeners the chance to thank whoever deserves it. We'll have experts to talk about the benefits of being thankful, psychologically and spiritually, and we'll welcome shout-outs to our community's volunteers. Please join us and our guests saying thank you. KSKA: Wednesday, Nov 18, at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. Download Audio:
November 13, 2015
Contemporary Native art

Contemporary Native art

Keeping Alaska Native culture vibrant and thriving takes work. Young Native artists are meeting that challenge in exciting ways through music, visual art and online media. How do Native artists honor their heritage while stretching themselves creatively? APRN: Tuesday, 11/17 at 10:00am Listen now
November 13, 2015
Screening for lung cancer

Screening for lung cancer

Cigarette smoking is the most well-known risk factor associated with lung cancer, but this cancer occurs in those who have never smoked. What are the other risk factors? Who is at risk? Who should you be screened for this particularly dangerous type of cancer and how should those at risk be screened?  Listen now: KSKA: Monday, Nov. 16, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
November 13, 2015
Dusk

Dusk

Providence Hospice is trying something new with its goal of providing important information about Advance Health Care Directives: a play. Playwright Bryan Harnetiaux has written a trilogy of end-of-life plays and one of these plays, Dusk (currently performing in various venues around the Anchorage area) concerns Gil (played by local actor Bill Cotton) who is facing those final decisions with his family. Laced with humor and pathos, Dusk goes into the community rather than performs in a theatre. This week on Stage Talk, Providence Hospice Program Director Pat Dooley and Volunteer Coordinator Vanessa Salinas come by to discuss the play and its positive affect. KSKA: Friday, Nov. 13 at 2:45 p.m. Listen Now:
November 13, 2015

Reporters’ roundtable: the Alaska LNG project

The Alaska LNG special session came to a close last week. It was the third special session held this year. Zachariah Hughes hosts a reporter's roundtable diving into the complex issues surround the LNG project. What decisions came out of this session? And what exactly does this mean for Alaska? Listen Now:
November 13, 2015
Graphic: stop human trafficking

Slavery in the shadows

A new city-state task force on human trafficking convenes local law enforcement and FBI, Alaska Native groups, NGOs, the state’s wage and hour section in the Division of Labor Standards and Safety, among others. Where do we go from here? KSKA: Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Listen now:
November 6, 2015