Guidebook author and travel TV host Rick Steves is America’s most respected authority on European travel. He advocates smart, affordable, perspective-broadening travel and is outspoken on the need for Americans to fit better into our planet by broadening our perspectives through travel. He helps American travelers connect much more intimately and authentically with Europe — and Europeans — for a fraction of what mainstream tourists pay. He entertained a sold out crowd, here in Alaska, to share his views on "Connecting with the World Through Travel." KSKA: Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 2:00 p.m. LISTEN HERE
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. The most common form of this disease has no warning signs so the loss of vision is so gradual that you may not notice it until it is at an advanced stage. This program will help listeners learn about glaucoma, determine if they are at risk, and learn about the pros and cons of various treatment options. Monday, January 18, 2016, at 2:00 p.m.
Human Trafficking tends to be closely associated with sex trafficking and prostitution, but this week's Alaska Edition includes guests who are taking initiative to expand how Alaskans understand the issue of people being exploited across an array of industries.
Anchorage is getting a new theatre and it's not like any other. Anchorage Dinner Theatre
and Last Gap Productions will be presenting Lounge Lizards
by Terry Earp
opening in the Anchorage City Limits Lofts Hotel Friday, January 22 and running Fridays through Sundays through February 21st. Founder and Director Ron Holmstrom brings a couple of the actors (Julia Cossman and Art Braendel) to Stage Talk
this week to give us an appetizer of what is to come. KSKA: Friday, January 15 at 2:45pm LISTEN NOW
This week we revisit a conversation from 2014. Alaska’s outdoors people may think they’re tough, but how about paddling 40 days in a dugout canoe in the rains of Southeast Alaska in October and November, dressed in wool, without modern gear? On the next Outdoor Explorer, join host Charles Wohlforth and guests to talk about historic expeditions. What these guys did will amaze you. KSKA: Thursday, Jan 14, at 2:00 and Thursday, Jan 21, at 8:00 p.m. LISTEN NOW
Over the last two weekends of January, the Anchorage Folk Festival presents an explosion of music and dance in many venues around town. It's a fun opportunity for families to get out of the house in the winter, hear music and dance. And if you play, there are few better times to carry your instrument around for the chance of an impromptu jam session. On this edition of Hometown Alaska, we'll try to capture the fun of the folk fest through conversation and live music from Cold Country in the studio.
KSKA: Wednesday, January 13, at 2 and 8pm LISTEN HERE
Alaska anthropologist and radio producer Richard Nelson keynotes the 2015 Mat-Su Salmon Symposium. KSKA: Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 2:00 p.m. DOWNLOAD AUDIO
Each year, approximately 71,500 women in the United States are diagnosed with a cancer of the reproductive organs. One cancer, cervical cancer, can now be significantly prevented with the use of a vaccine against infection with HPV, the human papilloma virus. This program will discuss gynecologic cancers, the cause of cervical cancer and its prevention, and cutting edge immunotherapy of cervical cancer. Monday, January 11, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. DOWNLOAD AUDIO
Cyrano's Theatre Company
starts off the new year with Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s Happy Birthday Wanda June
and director Dick Reichman, along with actors Krista Schwarting and Mark Stoneburner, drop by the studio this week to talk about it. Happy Birthday Wanda June
opens January 15th and runs through February 7th.
KSKA: Friday, January 8 at 2:45pm DOWNLOAD AUDIO
Little ones love recreation with their parents, and love playing in the snow. But a baby can also be a burden on a winter outing, and keeping them safe and warm is any parent’s biggest concern. Join us for a talk on babies in the elements - we've got two parents in the studio who are experts on keeping kids safe and happy in the outdoors.
KSKA: Thursday, Jan 7, at 2:00 and Thursday, Jan 14, at 8:00 p.m.
While many of us are packing away our Christmas memories, Orthodox Christians around Alaska are preparing for Russian Christmas on January 7, complete with "starring ceremonies." Find the origins and variations on our next Hometown Alaska.
KSKA: Wednesday, Jan. 7, at 2:00 pm and 8 pm. Download Audio
Every month about 1,000 people are released from prison in Alaska. Many of them end up returning to prison. Re-integrating into a community can be challenging. In this program, we bring together a diversity of perspectives to explore the topic of what makes prisoner re-entry successful. KSKA: Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 2:00 p.m. Download Audio:
On Line One this week Dr. John Brush, professor of cardiology at the University of Eastern Virginia School of Medicine discusses his book "The Science of the Art of Medicine" written to get doctors thinking about their own thinking in order to make better medical decisions and to get teachers and policymakers thinking about how to assure good medical reasoning. There is a lot to learn about making decisions for all of us to learn from the discussion. KSKA; Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Download Audio
The Alaska World Affairs Council hosted a panel on refugees in Alaska. Panelists included Jessica Kovarik and Margaret Stock. Download Audio
Every community has a place, where people gather and stories are told. The East Coast has stoops, the South has porches, and in Alaska we have Arctic Entries. Here, Alaskans share their personal stories — funny, sad and sweet. Originally told at the Arctic Entries monthly storytelling event in Anchorage, listen to seven people tell a 7-minute-long true story related to the show’s theme.
This week, the theme is “Going Home: Stories of Traditions, Reunions, and Rivalries” KSKA Tuesday, December. 22. 2015, at 2:00 p.m. KAKM: Saturday, January 2. 2016. 10:00 p.m. Download Audio
Much of the extended life span of humans today can be attributed to the control of pathogenic microbes. As a result the promotion of health and attention on chronic disease is becoming the focus of health care. However, along the way we are discovering a new appreciation of the health benefits provided by much more abundant non-pathogenic microbes that evolved with us and make up about 2 % of our weight. December 21, 2015 Download Audio
This summer Alaskans dealt with some of the most aggressive wildfires in the state's history--right under the 2004 fires. For the last Alaska Edition of 2015, Ellen Lockyer revisits this major news event to discuss key elements that added fuel to this fire and takes a look at the aftermath.
Cyrano's Theatre Company
is closing out 2015 with Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some)
by Michael Carleton, Jim Fitzgerald and John K. Alvarez (running through December 22nd) but another part of Cyrano's
is coming to an end--or at least to a transition. Tune in this week to Stage Talk
and find out all about the play as well as the important news about the company. KSKA: Friday, December 18 at 2:45pm
What if you’re new to Alaska or you were born here but you were raised by skiing purists and you want to know what riding a snowmachine is all about? This week's show is for you. We’re going to talk about why snowmobiling is fun, where you can go in this vast state, and how you can get into the sport as a beginner. The new machines are reliable and easy to use--it's not just for motorheads. Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, 2:00 Download Audio