Alaskan’s like to do crazy things, and few are as crazy as the ultra-marathon races across the wilderness by bike, ski or foot that are happening over the next few weeks. We’ll be talking to organizers of the 1000-mile Iditarod Trail Invitational and the 100-mile Susitna 100, to races that pioneered this kind of adventure, and inspired the new technology of fat bikes. Join us for the next Outdoor Explorer and get inspired! KSKA: Thursday, Feb 11, at 2:00 and Thursday, Feb 18, at 8:00 p.m.
We are back with both hosts sharing the mic this week, getting program ideas and feedback from Hometown Alaska listeners. Join us! LISTEN NOW
On January 27, AEDC President and CEO, Bill Popp, presented the 1-Year Economic Forecast for Anchorage and shared the results of the Anchorage Business Confidence Index. He gave an update on AEDC’s Live. Work. Play. initiative and discussed how Anchorage ranks for living, working and playing when compared to the largest city in each state, plus the District of Columbia. KSKA: Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 2:00 p.m LISTEN NOW
The examples most commonly associated with Historical Trauma include, Slavery, the Holocaust, and the systematic annihilation of the way of life for American Indians and Alaska Natives during and after European colonization. The impacts of Historical Trauma are inter-generational and can include; the attachment relationship with caregivers; the impact on parenting and family functioning; the association with parental physical and mental illness, and the disconnection and alienation from extended family, culture and society. Join us for a discussion on the causes, consequences, and treatment of Historical Trauma. KSKA: Monday, February 8, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. LISTEN NOW
Governor Walker recently announced Dean Williams as the new commissioner of the Department of Corrections. This week on Alaska Edition we will talk about the future of the Department of Corrections and the steps the new commissioner plans to take to better the system.
It's "to grandmother's house" we go this week on Stage Talk
as Anchorage Community Theatre's
Executive Director Sara Athans and actor Carl Bright take us on a trip to visit Joe DiPietro's comedy, Over The River and Through The Woods
currently being performed at ACT
through February 14th.
KSKA: Friday, February 5 at 2:45pm LISTEN NOW
In rural Alaska, you don’t usually see a lot of skiers, but that doesn’t really make sense, because snow is something the Arctic has plenty of. On the next Outdoor explorer, we’ll be talking to Lars Flora, a former olympian who has dedicated himself to spreading skiing across Alaska like a Nordic Johnny Appleseed, Elizabeth Rexford, who is one of his volunteers, and Jim Vordestrasse, who started skiing in Barrow in 1973.
KSKA: Thursday, Feb 4, at 2:00 and Thursday, Feb 11, at 8:00 p.m. LISTEN NOW
APD Chief Chris Tolley joins Hometown Alaska to share experiences from his first months on the job and what's ahead.
KSKA: Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 2 pm and 8 pm
Former United States Ambassador to Sweden Mark Brzezinski spoke to the Alaska World Affairs Council at the Dena'ina Center to provide an update on President Obama's Executive Order to enhance coordination of national efforts in the Arctic. The presentation was called "Arctic Executive Steering Committee - One Year On: Report from the Executive Director." KSKA: Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 2:00 p.m. LISTEN NOW
TCOYD is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization dedicated to educating and motivating people with diabetes and their loved ones to take a more active role in their own health and to provide continuing diabetes education to medical professionals to better care for their patients. KSKA: Monday, Feb. 1, at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. LISTEN NOW
On this week's Alaska Edition, we discuss emergency preparedness in the state.
The University of Alaska Anchorage student-run theatre company, Wolfpack Theatre Club
is presenting the exciting two-man play, A Steady Rain
by Keith Huff this January 29-31 in the Harper Studio Theatre in the Fine Arts Building on the campus of UAA. Both actors come by Stage Talk
this week to talk about both the play as well as their exciting club. Join Josh Evans and Isaac Kumpula as they drop by the studio. KSKA: Friday, January 29 at 2:45pm LISTEN NOW
The nightmare of anyone leading a backcountry trip is that someone becomes seriously hurt, falls in the water, or gets too cold. You can’t get the person to a doctor for many hours or even days. You don’t know what to do. On the next Outdoor Explore, we’re going to talk about that terrifying situation and how to solve it. We’re talking about wilderness medicine. KSKA: Thursday, Jan 28, at 2:00 and Thursday, Feb 4, at 8:00 p.m. LISTEN NOW
Tests are supposed to tell us how our kids are doing in school, but we've struggled nationally and in Alaska to figure out the right tests to use and even to define what we want the tests to tell us. On this edition of Hometown Alaska, we'll look at how Anchorage students are tested and ask if the system is working. What should young people get from our schools, and how should we measure their success?
KSKA: Wednesday, Jan 27, at 2 and 8pm
This week on Addressing Alaskans we'll be listening to stories from Arctic Entries, a live show that took place on January 12 at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. At every performance, seven people each tell a seven-minute long true story about themselves relating to the show’s theme. This time around we'll hear stories about a tourist trap, a rooster named Fred, pepper spray, and walks in the wild. KSKA: Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 2:00 p.m. LISTEN NOW
Chuck Sassara first arrived in Alaska in a VW bus in 1955 with his wife Ann. They built a life that encompassed aviation, government and business and witnessed the beginnings of statehood and the growth of the Alaskan community. We'll talk with him about some of his adventures and about his book, “Chuck Sassara’s Alaska – Propellers, Politics and People,” on this weeks' next Outdoor Explorer. KSKA: Thurs., Jan. 21, at 2:00 p.m. and Thurs., Jan. 28, at 8:00 p.m. LISTEN HERE
Just as First Aid and CPR help teach people how to aid in a medical emergency, Mental Health First Aid teaches the skills needed to assist someone experiencing a mental health related crisis. Mental Health First Aid courses teach people about risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction, and teach strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations. We'll talk about how to help individuals experiencing these challenges. KSKA: Monday, January 25, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. LISTEN NOW
The Legislative session started this week, and battles are already brewing over the budget, several pre-filed bills ranging in relevance. This week's Alaska Edition explores what's ahead this session and how it stacks up to previous years.
Momentum Dance Collective
is presenting their seventh annual Breaking Ground
, a collection of various choreographers, dancers and new works, this Saturday January 23rd at the Alaska Dance Theatre's
studio (curtain at 7:30pm). Artistic Director Becky Kendall
and Company Director Ariel Graham
drop by Stage Talk
this week to talk about that concert as well as two future events they have lined up. KSKA: Friday, January 22 at 2:45pm LISTEN NOW
January started with ice-skating in the streets, after a mostly snowless Christmas. What's up with that? Can we recover?
KSKA: Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 @ 2 pm and 8 pm LISTEN NOW