It's happening. Marijuana shops are opening all over Anchorage, many in close proximity to each other. We'll check in on this new industry and get a sense of what these businesses will be like to live with and patronize. How is Anchorage changing as marijuana goes mainstream, and can all these businesses really make it? LISTEN NOW

Events in the presidential campaign have caused many women to begin talking publicly about their experiences of sexual harassment. We'll welcome our listeners to share stories of harassment in their own lives, and we'll have guests to give advice on how to handle it when it happens to you. How can we make our community safe and respectful for all? KSKA: Wednesday, Oct 26, at 2 and 8PM LISTEN NOW

KSKA: Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

KSKA: Wednesday October 12 @ 2:00 and 8:00 pm Ready for summer baseball? Hear the rich story of the game in Alaska when public historian Katie Ringsmuth shares history and surprising cultural trends that came north with the game. LISTEN NOW

KSKA: Wednesday Octoberber 05 @ 2:00pm and 8:00pm Guy Raz came to Alaska and spoke to an audience at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium. He told us about what inspires him, what it takes to make the TED Radio Hour, and life lessons he’s learned along the way. LISTEN NOW

KSKA: Wednesday, September 28 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Health care cost more in Alaska than almost anywhere else in the United States and our costs are rising fastest of any state. We'll be joined by the director of the Alaska Division of Insurance and by a UAA economist, both experts in what ails our health care system, to discuss the problem and look for solutions. LISTEN NOW

KSKA: Wednesday, Sept.21 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Older Alaskans are the fastest growing population group in the state. With that chapter of life come challenges over health, security, independence and even the dangers of loneliness. Learn how the courts can help. LISTEN NOW

KSKA: Wednesday 9/14 @ 2 and 8 p.m. Whether you walk, bike, drive or take the bus—transportation is evolving in Southcentral. Find out more from transit planners and designers on this week's Hometown Alaska. LISTEN NOW

KSKA: Wednesday September 07 @ 2:00pm and 8:00pm The pencils and backpacks are still shiny and new as the Anchorage School District begins year one under the guidance of a new superintendent, Dr. Deena Paramo. What ideas does she bring to the table, and what are your questions for her? LISTEN NOW
Microphone

Everybody loves the quick wit, unexpected humor and poignant moments of improv. But more and more, its basic principles are ending up in the work world. Local improv practitioners explain why. DOWNLOAD AUDIO
Phantom 3 Standard, courtesy Engadget

What do drones bring to mind? Privacy and safety issues. We'll talk about both of those important topics, and will extend the conversation to the work drones can do for us. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Divorce means decisions. Property, finances, children—all must be discussed and divided. Have you been in this position? Do you face this situation? Join Senior Judge Elaine Andrews as we walk through the complicated territory of family law. KSKA: Wednesday, June 15 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

KSKA: Wednesday June 8 @ 2:00 and 8:00 America and our young people have changed, but the calling of the priesthood remains strong with some. On the next Hometown Alaska, we'll learn about young seminarians from Anchorage on the increasingly popular path to becoming Catholic priests, how and why they made the decision, and what it takes to become a priest today. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

KSKA: Wednesday, June 01 @ 2:00 pm and 8:00p.m. For the price of child care for an infant in Anchorage you could pay a mortgage on a house or buy a luxury car. On the next Hometown Alaska, we'll talk about the difficulties of finding quality affordable child care, and the challenges of providing that care. DOWNLOAD AUDIO
Heather Kelly

KSKA: Wednesday May 25, 2016 at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. Launch : Alaska is a start-up business accelerator mentoring five fledgling companies for 90-days this summer. Alaskan Heather Kelly's "food for adventurers" business is one of them. Meet the rest. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

On today's third segment of Justice Alaska on Hometown Alaska, we'll hear Judge Elaine Andrews, prosecutor Clinton Campion and public defender Dunnington Babb explain a criminal case. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

KSKA: Wednesday May 11 @ 2:00 and 8:00 We'll have a top VA official visiting from Washington to talk about how VA care is supposed to work for Alaskans, and what the agency is doing about fixing the problems. This will be an opportunity for listeners to contact the VA near the highest level. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

KSKA: Wednesday, May 04 @ 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm Many Alaska Natives live in urban areas far from the places at the core of Native cultures-- the rural communities with open lands, fish and wildlife. On the next Hometown Alaska we'll talk about the Alaska Native identity here in Anchorage-- corporate, tribal, traditional and modern. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

KSKA: Wednesday, April 27 at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. Have you heard the tremelo, the wail, the yodel or the hoot of a Common Loon? Join us to hear them, and for updates on the Conner's Bog Loon Cam, and more. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

KSKA: Wednesday, April 20 at 2 pm and 8 pm. Finding a good lawyer when you need one is the topic for Justice Alaska, a once-a-month special edition of Hometown Alaska. Justice Alaska aims to give citizens a clearer understanding of how our courts, our laws and our system of justice works. DOWNLOAD AUDIO