Rivers are the highways of the North. That’s been true since human beings first arrived in North America, and it is still true across a vast expanse of Alaska and Canada that is practical to cross in the summer by no other means. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’re talking about floating these long, remote rivers and the journeys you can make into solitude and into your own mind, as the banks slide quietly by.
KSKA: Thursday, July 30, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
With the Anchorage centennial having come and gone, the city is looking forward to what the next hundred years hold. Preston Jones, Ph.D., puts a century of growth and progress into perspective, and explores how Anchorage became the base of American power in the North.
KSKA: Tuesday, July 28 at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Addiction costs society millions in productivity, is one of the major contributing factors to incarceration, and takes a devastating toll on individuals and families from every socioeconomic background. Why do millions of people struggle daily to maintain a sober lifestyle despite the fact that the consequences are so severe? Join host Prentiss Pemberton and his guests as they explore what can be done to treat this devastating condition.
KSKA: Monday, July 27, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Alaska has somewhere between 5,000 and 6,000 non-profits, and their important role in supporting community needs throughout the state is undeniable. Today we’ll be examining that role, and how it has grown over the past half century.
KSKA: Friday, July 24, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 25, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, July 24, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 25, at 4:30 p.m.
Stephanie Wonchala, Artistic Director for Pulse Dance Company drops by the studio this week to let us know what’s happening with the company and also what’s coming up next season.
KSKA: Friday, July 24. at 2:45 p.m.
The dream of personal flight is pretty basic. Paragliding makes soaring up in the sky into a regular weekend activity. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’re going to learn about what paragliding feels like, how you do it safely, and ways to gain entry into the sport.
KSKA: Thursday, July 23, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Join former Anchorage mayors Jack Roderick, Tony Knowles, Tom Fink, Rick Mystrom and Dan Sullivan for “Coffee with the Mayors,” a panel discussion looking at the city’s past, present, and future, and presented as part of the Anchorage Centennial Symposium.
KSKA: Tuesday, July 21, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
We have discussed colon cancer before but it’s been awhile since we looked at it from the surgeon’s point of view. On this program, join Anchorage colorectal surgeons Drs. Kerrie Bossard and Dan Rossi in a discussion about colon cancer and the role of surgeons in this and other colorectal diseases.
KSKA: Monday, July 20, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
KSKA: Friday, July 17, at 2:45 p.m.
On Thursday, Anchorage fashionistas lined up to be the first inside the new H&M men’s and women’s apparel store in Anchorage. We’ll be viewing some footage of that exciting event in a moment. Today, we are taking a look at how and why national brands, and in H&M’s case, international brands, are locating in Anchorage.
KSKA: Friday, July 17, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 18, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, July 17, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 18, at 4:30 p.m.
Have you ever been to a regatta? On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll be in the field with the Anchorage Rowing Association as they put a crop of beginners through the basics in time for the Dave Thorsness Challenge — a newbie-friendly regatta. Join host Charles Wohlforth on his fun foray into competitive rowing.
KSKA: Thursday, July 16, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Herbalist and author Beverley Gray presents a journey through the Northern landscape using wild medicine plants of the boreal forest as the teachers of the sacred. Beverley shares her many years of experience gathering wild plants and weeds to use as food and medicines for the body, mind and spirit.
KSKA: Tuesday, July 14, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
For small towns like Seward and Girdwood, events like Mount Marathon and the Forest Fair bring an influx of cash into small communities. Tourism is a major pillar of Alaska’s economy, and on the next Alaska Edition, we’ll talk about what big events mean to small towns.
KSKA: Friday, July 10, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 11, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, July 10, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 7July 11, at 4:30 p.m.
Midnight Sun Theatre in association with Anchorage Community Theatre presents another show from the repertoire of the always hilarious and sometimes enlightening Reduced Shakespeare Company. This time it’s Western Civilization, the Complete Musical (abridged) running July 10th through August 1st at ACT. Director David Block and actor Alex Albrecht drop by the studio this week to let us know all about it.
KSKA: Friday, July 10, at 2:45pm
The next APTI Board meeting will be held Thursday, July 9 at at 4 pm. The meeting will be held at the Elmo Sackett Broadcast Center, located at 3877 University Drive near the entrance to Alaska Pacific University.
The public is welcome to attend.
Fly fishing is not the easiest way to catch a fish, by a long shot, and most fly fishermen let the fish go after they catch it, anyway. Does that make sense? On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll find out.
KSKA: Thursday, July 9, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Alaskans carved diamonds from wilderness, transformed ice and snow into fields, and played ball under the midnight sun. Join Anchorage historian Katie Ringsmuth for an hour of baseball talk.
KSKA: Tuesday, July 7, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Former Anchorage mayor Rick Myrstrom has lived with Type 1 diabetes for more than 50 years. He believes he’s actually healthier than he would have been had he not developed diabetes. Learn what he means by that on the next Line One.
KSKA: Monday, July 6, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision and legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. But in the same week, the rainbow flag was burned outside of Identity, Anchorage’s LGBT community center. In these fast changing times, what challenges and successes are the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities facing here in Alaska?
KSKA: Friday, 7/3, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, 7/4, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, 7/3, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 7/4, at 4:30 p.m.
One of Anchorage’s favorite summer ventures is returning with Stories at the Cemetery (at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery) July 12th at 6:00pm. Bruce Kelly, historian and actor, along with actor Gigi Lynch drop by Stage Talk this week to tell us who we’ll “meet” this year.
KSKA: Friday, July 3, at 2:45 p.m.