Being of Iraqi origin, Farah Killidar has significant personal and professional interest in Iraq’s legal and political development. She has made presentations in the Middle East, the U.K. and the U.S. on Iraq’s legal system and the foreign investment climate; published articles on the subject; was invited as guest-lecturer at educational institutes; advised corporate and government clients on foreign investment in Iraq and ongoing changes to the legal and political system. When residing in Alaska, Farah acted as the executive director of the Alaska World Affairs Council and, more recently, as an independent legal consultant advising the U.S. Department of Commerce on Iraq’s commercial law development.
The 2014 Alaska Cold War conference brought together veterans, military officials and the public. The following podcast includes the conference’s opening remarks by Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, followed by an address from Lt. Gen. Russell Handy, head of Alaska Command.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
KSKA: Monday, Sept. 8, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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
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.
Anchorage played a major role in the Cold War with our large military installations and missile batteries, but did you know spies and counter-spies were working here, too? In advance on a major conference on Cold War history, including espionage, Hometown Alaska looks at what was going on under the surface in our city a generation ago.
KSKA: Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Ballot Measure 4 would require the Legislature’s approval for any large-scale, metallic sulfide mine plans in Bristol Bay. It’s being put to a vote in November. Alaska Common Ground brings four panelists together to debate what’s being called the “Bristol Bay Forever” initiative, two in favor and two opposed.
KSKA: Tuesday, September 2, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Incumbent Senator Mark Begich and challenger Dan Sullivan resume campaigning. The Division of Elections has revised the election returns. The oil-tax referendum was decided by less than five percent of the vote. What now? The Libertarian candidate for the Senate drops out – the party gets a new candidate. Striking Enstar workers return to the job, Cook Inlet oil production is up. The price of a barrel of North Slope crude is down. The Kodiak Rocket facility launches a rocket in a launch that lasts seconds.
Cyrano’s Theater Company starts its new season with “4000 Miles,” a story about a young man’s relationship with his grandmother Vera, jokingly dubbed the “token old lady” by actor Linda Benson. Director Krista Schwarting and actor Linda Benson join us in studio to talk more on “4000 Miles.”
There’s a lot to know to be a successful hunter or angler, and not everyone learns it from a parent or family friend. That’s especially true for women, who may not have been treated as potential outdoors people as girls. As the fall season begins, we will explore the opportunities for hunter education, including classes created for women, and learn what it is that you really should know.
KSKA: Thursday, August 28, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.