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Municipality of Anchorage planners are engaged in a project that could outline how the city will look in 20 years. In the meantime, Anchorage neighborhoods are changing. Throughout the past decade, the city has seen growth that has brought forth new challenges. This week, a team of presenters has been hosting informational sessions around town on the Anchorage Bowl Land Use Plan Map Update. On this week's Alaska Edition, these presenters will fill us in on how the community can further this discussion.

This discussion, presented as part of the International Program Series, focused on the arts and music and how they can express culture, identity and social justice. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

With the current budget bottleneck in the state legislature, there is both good and bad news for communities. Some bills that would have increased costs for local governments are on the shelf this session, while there is certainty that communities statewide will be receiving less revenue sharing. While lawmakers struggle to close the budget gap, most headlines are focused on the big picture. But what about the small screen? On this week's Alaska Edition we'll take a look at how the state's fiscal crisis is translating in small town Alaska. Listen Now:

KSKA: Thursday, April 21 @ 2:00 pm. We are a trail community in Anchorage and across our region of Alaska. The variety of purposes for our trails is amazing. On our next show we’re talking about trails, how they get built and maintained, and how we can keep our trails usable as state money for them goes away. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. On this week's Alaska Edition, we look at the Adverse Childhood Experiences study, or ACEs study, and the link between childhood trauma and health issues later in life. Studies have shown that these experiences lead to a wide variety of problems including asthma, cancer and arthritis. The good news is that research show that these effects can be reversed.

Economist Mike Veseth is editor of The Wine Economist blog and author of more than a dozen books including best-selling Wine Wars (2011), Extreme Wine (2013) and Money, Taste & Wine: It’s Complicated! (2015). The Wine Economist was named 2015 “Best in the World” best wine blog by Gourmand International. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

KSKA: Tuesday, April 12, at 2:00 p.m. Jodi has been working with MDF since 2009. She is a former educator, earned a Masters degree in International Development from the University of Denver. Jodi visits Pakistan periodically and loves to share/present the meaningful work they do. Jodi is currently a board member of Four Valleys Community School and working on publishing a book about their experience providing education and economic opportunities to vulnerable populations in Pakistan. DOWNLOAD AUDIO
Ethan Berkowitz. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Voters headed to the polls on Tuesday in Anchorage to cast their votes for assembly seats, school board members and a number of ballot issues. Ellen Lockyer discusses what the outcome means for Anchorage on this week's Alaska Edition.
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Historian Katie Ringsmuth discusses Alaska's love affair with baseball, which dates back to the early 1900s.

KSKA: Thursday, April 07, at 2pm and Thursday, April 14 at 8pm In Alaska, we rely on air taxis and private pilots to go hunting, hiking, floating and to climb mountains. If you’ve been doing that long enough, you’ve been on some scary flights, as I certainly have. But for some reason we don’t talk about that much, or about the people who have died, as if we thought we couldn’t do anything about it. On the next show we are having that talk.
Cannabis Plant. (Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

This week on Alaska Edition, we are discussing the pot industry in the state. Listen Now:
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Highlight reel of candidates running for Anchorage assembly seat D, serving West Anchorage.

Get to know your assembly candidates for East Anchorage in this highlight of RUNNING.

Highlight reel of candidates running for Anchorage assembly seat J, serving South Anchorage.

Highlights from the Assembly Running Program featuring candidates vying for seat F.

Starr Marsett, David Nees and Kay Ellen Schuster run for Seat B on the Anchorage School Board.

Video highlights from 2016 Anchorage School Board Running Program, with candidates vying for Seat B.

Video highlights from 2016 Anchorage School Board Running Program, with candidates vying for Seat A.

Bettye Davis and Brent Hughes run for Seat A of the Anchorage School Board.

Two minute highlight reel of Amy Demboski and Nicholas Begich III vying for seat A in the assembly, serving the Eagle River and Chugiak area of Anchorage.