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Surfing & The Turnagain Bore Tide

Surfing & The Turnagain Bore Tide

The bore tide in Turnagain Arm is an amazing phenomenon that is seen few places in the world, a wall of water that rushes in on a clockwork schedule, vast and intimidating. So… why not surf it? On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll meet some of the hearty folks who ride that big wave, and talk about surfing the remote shores and big waves found all over Alaska’s coast.

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September 19, 2014
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Kids and computing

Just because your child can text, tweet and enjoy video games does not mean she knows how to boss around her laptop. What are the essential skills that translate into digital literacy? Is your child acquiring them?

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September 19, 2014
Farah Killidar on “Iraq: The Beginning of the End”

Farah Killidar on “Iraq: The Beginning of the End”

Farah Killidar has extensive experience in the Middle East, and once served as executive director of the Alaska World Affairs Council. She talks about how global and regional events have shaped the Iraq of today. Her talk, “Iraq: The Beginning of the End,” was hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council.

KSKA: Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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September 19, 2014
What Should Alaska’s Fiscal Plan Be?

What Should Alaska’s Fiscal Plan Be?

The level of spending by Alaska’s state government cannot be sustained. In the coming years as reserves are spent down, what are the choices that will have to be made? And when will they have to be made? Early next month, there will be a public forum to try to get some clarity about the state’s fiscal future.

APRN: Tuesday, 9/23 at 10:00am

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September 19, 2014
Long-Term Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Long-Term Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Line One host Dr. Woodard and his guest, health journalist Jane Stevens discuss research on the consequences of adverse experiences in childhood.

KSKA: Monday, Sept. 17, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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September 19, 2014
Syn Arts present The Rocky Horror Show

Syn Arts present The Rocky Horror Show

Synesthesia Artist Collective or “Syn Arts” is the new company in town and this year they’re bringing five productions to the stage starting with the audience participation musical by Richard O’Brien, The Rocky Horror Show at Mad Myrna’s opening October 3rd and running through November 8th. Founding Artistic Director Scott Heverling and Actor Paige Langit (who plays “Riff Raff” in Rocky Horror) stop by the studio this week to unveil their season and to talk about a fresh approach to the classic musical.

KSKA: Friday, Sept. 19, at 2:45 p.m.
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September 19, 2014
Geocaching

Geocaching

Geocaching is sort of like outdoor treasure hunting, and it’s getting really big in Anchorage. Host Charles Wohlforth recently gave it a try with his daughter. They had an iPhone app and a mission to look for hidden caches logged on a website powered by GPS equipment. The result? A fun, and somewhat addicting, new hobby. Join us on air to learn more about geocaching.

KSKA: Thursday, Sept. 18, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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September 12, 2014
Rebuilding Transportation History

Rebuilding Transportation History

The week’s show is for the gearhead in all of us, as we talk to guys who are fixing up some of the coolest old stuff around, and what’s more interesting than that? A group is rebuilding a full-sized steam locomotive that once ran on the Alaska Railroad, and now will run again. And we’ll have a restorer who rebuilds historic airplanes at the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.

KSKA: Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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September 12, 2014
Aunt Phil’s Trunk: A Candid Journey Through Alaska History

Aunt Phil’s Trunk: A Candid Journey Through Alaska History

Alaska historian and speaker Laurel Downing Bill shares stories from Alaska’s colorful past. Bill, author of the award-winning Aunt Phil’s Trunk history series, has entertained audiences across the country with little-known tales from the Last Frontier.

KSKA: Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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September 12, 2014
Proposition 2: To Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol

Proposition 2: To Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol

Should Alaska join the other states that have decided to decriminalize marijuana? Proponents argue that it’s already a big business here and bringing it out into the open would allow it to be taxed and provide a source of revenue. Proponents argue it’s too risky and would make our existing substance abuse problems even worse.

APRN: Tuesday, 9/16 at 10:00am

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September 12, 2014
Risk and Benefits of Common Immunizations

Risk and Benefits of Common Immunizations

Line One host Dr. Thad Woodard and two guest physicians discuss the risks, benefits and what’s new regarding childhood immunizations.

KSKA: Monday, Sept. 15, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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September 12, 2014
Perseverance’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and… Spike!”

Perseverance’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and… Spike!”

It’s a tale told by one of America’s most respected yet unorthodox playwrights, Christopher Durang and Perseverance Theatre of Juneau is bringing it to Anchorage to start off their 2014-15 season. The 2013 Tony Award winning play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is Durang’s latest work and actors Patricia Hull and Ben Brown visit the studio to talk about the play, their characters and how they have approached their parts.

KSKA: Friday, Sept. 12, at 2:45 p.m.
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September 12, 2014

‘The Sand Lake Boys’

Today we hear a story from Mike Byers, a writer for the website “Growing Up Anchorage.” The site focuses on tales from the early days of Alaska’s largest city. Mike’s story is titled “The Sand Lake Boys.”

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September 9, 2014
Ultra-Endurance Athletes

Ultra-Endurance Athletes

Jennifer Pharr Davis hiked the Appalachian Trail in 46 days, averaging 47 miles a day. David Johnston finished the 350-mile Iditarod Invitational in four days, running on snow. They’ll both join us as we try to understand what makes ultra-endurance athletes tick. Their accomplishments are almost super human. How do they get that way, and what makes them go?

KSKA: Thursday, Sept. 11, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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September 5, 2014
Keeping bees in Alaska

Keeping bees in Alaska

Alaska’s bee season is short and intense, and most hives have wound down for this year. But beekeepers are enjoying rich golden honey, fruit of their bees’ labor, and planning for next season’s hive.

KSKA: Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
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September 5, 2014
Spies Who Went Into The Cold

Spies Who Went Into The Cold

Robert Wallace is the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Office of Technical Service. He will be speaking on the CIA and espionage technology during the Cold War.

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KSKA: Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

September 5, 2014
Alaska’s Top Secret Cold War History

Alaska’s Top Secret Cold War History

Those stories grandpa told of being a secret government spy after the Second World War may be true. Secret documents now made public reveal that Alaskan bush pilots and other civilians were recruited by intelligence agencies to be spies in the event of a Russian invasion. We’ll hear more about Alaska’s secret Cold War history on the next Talk of Alaska.

APRN: Tuesday, September 9 at 10:00am

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September 5, 2014
Alcohol-Use Disorders

Alcohol-Use Disorders

Line One host Dr. Thad Woodard interviews a prominent addiction expert to the program. Addiction medicine and research physician Dr. Peter Friedmann of Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies joins the program to talk about disorders of alcohol use.

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KSKA: Monday, Sept. 8, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.

September 5, 2014
Valley Performing Arts presents Anastasia

Valley Performing Arts presents Anastasia

More of a “who is it?” than a “who dun it” Guy Bolton’s English translation of Marcelle Maurette’s drama Anastasia will intrigue both history buffs as well as drama aficionados. Director (and history teacher) Grant Olson is having a blast making sure everything is historically accurate along with triple threat Shellie Riggan (actor, property mistress and hair designer). Join Grant and Shellie as they give us a backstage and history tour into Valley Performing Arts‘ latest offering opening September 5th and running until the 28th.

KSKA: Friday, 9/5 at 2:45pm

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September 5, 2014
Preserving Wild Food

Preserving Wild Food

Fall is in the air and it is time to put up the food you caught and gathered over the summer so it will last you till spring. On the show, we’ll roll up our sleeves and get down to the details about the best ways to butcher, smoke, can, and freeze what you caught and picked over the last few months, and the next few weeks, so that when the snow flies you can taste a little of the summer and make the most of your harvest.

KSKA: Thursday, Sept. 4, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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August 29, 2014