The Inupiaq people of the North Slope have hunted bowhead whales for at least 1000 years. As spring arrives, they will once again be building trail on the sea ice and building camps to launch umiats of oogruk skin, armed with harpoons and 19th century bomb guns. On the next Outdoor Explorer, host Charles Wohlforth and guests calling in from Barrow will talk more about how Eskimo whaling is done and what the tradition means.
KSKA: Thursday, April 3, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 pm.
Are April’s longer, warmer days turning your thoughts toward the garden? It’s not too soon! On the next Hometown Alaska, expert local gardeners share strategies on using April. Bring your questions! How do you survive the wait to put your hands in dirt?
KSKA: Wednesday, April 2, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
KTOO and 360North in Juneau bring us a discussion on Alaska’s budding gas pipeline project in an hourlong program called “Decoding the Gas Line Project.” For years Alaskans have been talking about a natural gas pipeline. Now the Alaska LNG project has momentum and the state could become an owner.
KSKA: Tuesday, April 1, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
This week Line One Dr. Woodard will discuss the health effects of second-hand smoke and e-cigarettes with Marge Stoneking of the American Lung Association and Emily Nenon of the American Cancer Society – Cancer Action Network.
KSKA: Monday, March 31, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Take a step back in time to the ’50s and ’60s and meet “Suzy” and “Cindy Lou” aka Karly O’Loughlin and Kelly Anderson from Valley Performing Art’s production of Roger Bean’s musical The Marvelous Wonderettes opening March 28th and running through April 20th.
KSKA: Friday, March 28, at 2:45 p.m.
The 59th anniversary of the great ’64 earthquake. Opponents of the Pebble Mine lose a court battle. Sen. Kelly of Fairbanks is fighting FAS – and generating controversy. The Alaska Legislature contemplates big projects, particularly the Knik Arm Crossing. The Parnell Administration sues to obtain access to ANWR. Anchorage Municipal elections are Tuesday. The 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez spill.
KSKA: Friday, March 28 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 29 at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 29 at 4:30 p.m.
Candidates for Anchorage Assembly Seat 1b, Patrick Flynn and Mark Martinson, discuss local issues with host Michael Carey.
Candidates for Anchorage Assembly Seat 2C – Sharon Gibbons and Bill Starr – discuss local issues with host Michael Carey.
Candidates for Anchorage Assembly Seat 3E – Phil Isley and Tim Steele – discuss local issues with host Michael Carey.
Elvi Gray-Jackson, who is running unopposed for Anchorage Assembly Seat 4G, discusses local issues with host Michael Carey.
Candidates for Anchorage Assembly Seat 5I – Pete Peterson, Mao Tosi, and Adam Trombley – discuss local issues with host Michael Carey.
Candidates for Anchorage Assembly Seat 6K – Bruce Dougherty, Bill Evans, and Pete Nolan – discuss local issues with host Michael Carey.
Candidates for Anchorage School Board Seat C – Pat Higgins, Liz Ross, and Dean Williams – discuss local issues with host Daysha Eaton.
Candidates for Anchorage School Board Seat D, Kameron Perez-Verdia and Don Smith, discuss local issues with host Daysha Eaton.
This week, Alaska commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Great Alaska Earthquake. The calamity destroyed whole towns, took lives and still stands as the largest earthquake to ever rock North America. KSKA will take a look at how one Alaska Community, Seward, rose to the challenge of rebuilding after the quake and seven tidal waves flattened most of the town. That’s on A Closer Look, on KSKA .
KSKA: Tuesday, March 25, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
You see them zipping around Turnagain Arm and in the backcountry. Brightly colored kites and their human drivers adorn Alaska’s airspace, harnessing the wind to power an extreme sport. Host Charles Wohlforth and guests will talk on all things kiting.
KSKA: Thursday, Mar. 27 at 2:00 p.m.
Fifty years ago the greatest earthquake ever recorded in North America hit southcentral Alaska, devastating Anchorage. On the next Hometown Alaska, host Charles Wohlforth and guests will delve into the science behind the 1964 earthquake.
KSKA: Wednesday, March 26, 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
The Blood Bank of Alaska is a member of an international network of sites conducting research to prevent, delay and reverse the progression of Type I diabetes. Host Dr. Thad Woodard and guests will discuss this research and the involvement of the Blood Bank of Alaska and also serve to recruit appropriate Alaskans into the research.
KSKA: Monday, March 24, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Author and essayist Wendy Lesser discusses her latest book Why I Read with poet Robert Pinsky. Their conversation explores the ways that literature and, especially, poetry touch readers and change their lives as Cambridge Forum continues its series My Life Touched by Art.
KSKA: Friday, March 21, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 22, at 6:00 p.m.
Seen a good book lately? How about eighty-six? In ninety-eight minutes. Join Jaron Carlson and Jay Burns, two-thirds of the cast of Cyrano’s Theatre Company’s production of All The Great Books (abridged), another in the series of hilarious shows developed by The Reduced Shakespeare Company (those folks who brought you The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)) as they give us a backstage tour as to how it all comes together. All The Great Books (abridged) runs March 28th-April 20th.
KSKA: Friday, March 21, at 2:45 p.m.