Anchorage has the three most diverse high schools in the nation, and an extraordinary mix of cultures in our elementary schools, too. As part of our series on education, Hometown Alaska looks at the opportunities and challengers of diversity and integration. We'll find out about the make-up of our city's unique school population, and how educators work with the mix of backgrounds and languages.
KSKA: Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
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. Listen to seven people tell a 7-minute-long true story related to the show’s theme. This week, the theme is: “It Takes a Village: Stories of Teaming Up, Hashing It Out, and Raising ‘Em Up”
KSKA: Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 2:00 p.m.
In the spring of 2013, Dr. Matthew Dudley was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Only 37 years old, with two boys under the age of 6, and in excellent physical condition, Dr. Dudley suddenly found himself in a life or death struggle with a silent killer. Please Join host Prentiss Pemberton and Anchorage physician, Dr. Matthew Dudley, as they discuss his ongoing struggle to overcome this devastating disease and how he manages to keep his head up and his heart strong.
KSKA: Monday, Oct. 26, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Stage director David Lefkowich and conductor Brian DeMaris from Anchorage Opera's production of George Bizet's once scandalous opera Carmen drop by Stage Talk this week. Carmen performs in the Discovery Theatre October 23, 24 and 25.
KSKA: Friday, Oct. 23 at 2:45 p.m.
Alaska's prisons are full, and a disproportionately large number of the people inside are Alaska Natives. The recidivism rate for that population is about 74 percent. But there are solutions. Organizations around the state are using new strategies like joint tribal-state courts and more support for people who are re-entering the community to help reverse the trend.
KSKA: Fri., Oct. 23, at 2:00 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 24, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Fri., Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 24, at 6:00 p.m.
Outdoor Alaska is a place to learn -- learning skills like skiing or paddling; learning to hunt and survive; or learning about the environment for science. On this edition of Outdoor Explorer, we’ll talk to people who are sharing these kinds of knowledge in new ways -- scientists learning from from Alaska Natives, and elders eager to tell about radical changes they see in the environment where they live.'
KSKA: Thursday, Oct. 22, at 2:00 p.m. and Oct. 29 at 8:00 p.m.
Climate change has the potential to affect weather, water temperature and salmon numbers in Cook Inlet, as well as the biology of the lands of our region. On this edition of Hometown Alaska, experts explain the changes that have already happened in the Inlet at our front door, and make educated predictions about what the future might hold.
KSKA: Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Many questions remain in the wake of Gov. Bill Walker's move to unilaterally expand Medicaid in the state of Alaska. How will the state coordinate funding for the program with the federal government? And how will Walker coordinate with a Legislature that is taking action to upend the expansion effort? Walker and DHSS Commissioner Valerie Davidson recently tackled these questions at an annual health policy conference in Anchorage. Hear what they had to say on the next Addressing Alaskans.
KSKA: Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 2:00 p.m.
Recurrent seizures, or epilepsy, can be a frustrating and occasionally debilitating problem, but newer diagnostic techniques and treatments are leading to improved outcomes. Today's program will provide new information about seizures and epilepsy pertinent to listeners in Alaska.
KSKA: Monday, Oct. 19, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
The state and tribes have a relationship that is at times tense but there has been progress on some fronts. This week there was an announcement that the first joint tribal/state court would be starting up in Kenai as a partnership with the Kenaitze Indian tribe and the state. A tribal and state judge will sit side by side and preside together over a wellness court, dealing with substance-related criminal cases.
KSKA: Fri., Oct. 16, at 2:00 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 17, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Fri., Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 17, at 6:00 p.m.
A "bewitching" tale is being told in Wasilla as Valley Performing Arts brings to the stage John Van Druten's comedy/drama/romantic story of a woman who may be willing to give it all to get a guy in Bell, Book and Candle performing Oct. 16 through Nov. 8. Join director Todd Broste and "Sydney Redlitch", otherwise known as actor Barret Barge this week on Stage Talk.
KSKA: Friday, Oct. 16 at 2:45 p.m.
Alaska Public Media's Community Advisory Council meets Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at the Elmo Sackett Broadcast Center located at 3877 University Drive. The meeting starts at noon. The public is invited.
Hatcher Pass is in our backyard, an easy day trip from Anchorage, but it’s also a really special place that attracts visitors from all over the world who come to see that gorgeous alpine country, and the historic Independence Mine. We have several guests to cover the many aspects of Hatcher Pass: outdoor activities, winter and summer, history, and as a place to spend a weekend.
KSKA: Thursday, Oct. 15, at 2:00 p.m., and Thursday, Oct. 22, at 8:00 p.m.
Our nation has set a goal to cut food waste in half by 2030. How is Anchorage doing? What can you do to help? Join us for this listener-requested topic on the next Hometown Alaska.
KSKA: Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
In July 2015 the state Division of Public Health, in response to a dramatic rise in the number of people using, abusing and dying from heroin throughout the United States, released a report describing the health impacts of heroin use in Alaska. On today's show, Jennifer Stukey and Dr. Jay Caldwell with the Narcotic Drug Treatment Center in Anchorage and Dr. Jay Butler, director of the Division of Public Health will discuss heroin abuse and the public health consequences that ensue.
KSKA: Monday, Oct. 12, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Quick — how many U.S. presidents can you name? Brian Cook, director of UAA Department of Theatre and Dance's current production of 44 Plays for 44 Presidents can name them all. Join Brian along with two of the actors from the show, Alexandra McCall and Taran Haynes this week on Stage Talk. 44 Plays for 44 Presidents is running in the UAA Fine Arts Building through October 11th.
KSKA: Friday, Oct. 9 at 2:45 p.m.
This week's election in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough took an unexpected turn. Ballots are still being counted and the winner of the Borough mayor's race is still undetermined. And the three cities within the Borough had their own elections on Tuesday, also with some surprising results.
KSKA: Fri., Oct. 9, at 2:00 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 10, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Fri., Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 10, at 6:00 p.m.
Alaskan geologists, biologists, archaeologists and lots of other kinds of -ologists cover the wilderness in their work, in search of knowledge but avoiding something many outdoor folks are looking for: adventure. On this show, we’ll hear from field scientists about their challenges studying Alaska, and how they keep safe and work effectively in places where other people go to test themselves against the elements.
KSKA: Thursday, Oct. 8, at 2:00 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 15, at 8:00 p.m.
Russian Jack. Lyn Ary. Joe Spenard. These were real people. On today's show, we'll learn their stories. And we'll examine the myths that we Alaskans tell ourselves about history. We'll be joined by historians who know the stories, and who also know how to look underneath what we believe to the reality of Alaska's past. Join us with your stories and questions.
KSKA: Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Ear, nose and throat physicians are trained in disorders of speech, hearing and balance. In today's program we'll be joined by Drs. Mark Lorenz and Stephen Schaffer with the Alaska Center for Ear, Nose & Throat to talk about these disorders.
KSKA: Monday, Oct. 5, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.