We’ve gotten used to the new face of the Anchorage Museum, the new plaza out front, and the stainless steel boxes in the shape of a man on the corner. Now, with a new director, the museum is working on a plan to determine the next step in its development. We’ll talk about your vision for the Anchorage Museum. It’s our front parlor. How would you like to see it managed?
KSKA: Wednesday, June 11, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Join British ambassador to the United States, Sir Peter Westmacott, for a talk on U.K.-Alaska relations hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council. British tourists make up nearly a third of all foreign visitors to Alaska. “Brits are quite adventurous people, as they were back in Captain Cook’s time,” Westmacott says. They’re also among the world’s top consumers of canned Alaska salmon. Hear Westmacott’s perspective from across the pond on Alaska, the Arctic and more.
KSKA: Tuesday, June 10, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
The birth of a new child to is usually an exciting and rewarding time for a family. In addition to the joy a baby brings, it is also likely the biggest adjustment a person or a couple will experience in their lifetimes. Maternal mental health is rapidly being recognized as one of the most critical, complex, and underdiagnosed components of child development, bonding, and intimate partner relationship health. Join Line One host Prentiss Pemberton and experts to learn more.
KSKA: Monday, June 9, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Cyrano’s Theater Company brings two L.A. performers to Anchorage for an evening of storytelling and songs. Join host Jean Paal and guests, actor Alan Rachins and composer Shelly Markham, on Stage Talk for a sneak peek at what Rachins and Markham will talk about at tonight’s benefit for Cyrano’s. Rachins is best know for his role as Dharma’s wacky dad on the hit TV sitcom “Dharma and Gregg.” He also starred in “LA Law.” Markham is a Broadway composer and will be playing piano tunes during the Cyrano’s benefit. The event happens June 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.
KSKA: Friday, June 6, at 2:45 p.m.
Alex Counts founded Grameen Foundation and became its President and CEO in 1997, after having worked in microfinance and poverty reduction for 10 years. A Cornell University graduate, Counts’ commitment to poverty eradication deepened as a Fulbright scholar in Bangladesh, where he witnessed innovative poverty solutions being developed by Grameen Bank. His talk, hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council, was recorded May 16.
Anchorage has some of the most diverse high schools and neighborhoods in the nation. This is new. In 30 years, the city’s minorities have gone from 15% to 34% of the population. We’ll explore why this change has happened, from the perspective of foreign-born Anchorage residents. What qualities made our town attractive when they were looking for a better life?
KSKA: Wednesday, June 4, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
The Alaska Constitution reads, “The Legislature shall provide for the utilization, development, and conservation of all natural resources belonging to the state, including land and waters, for the maximum benefit of its people.” Hear a panel of three experts organized by Commonwealth North discuss what it means to ensure “maximum benefit” as the state evaluates becoming a joint owner in a North Slope natural gas pipeline project. Panelists include Marty Rutherford, Dermot Cole and Gunnar Knapp.
KSKA: Tuesday, June 3, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Sexual assault and the National Guard update. Update on Southcentral fires. The SARB board meets to evaluate the trans-Alaska pipeline. Jim Minnery, leading conservative activist, modifies his views on gays. Changes ahead for workers compensation law. Verizon enters the Alaska market. Six Native regional corporation join the vote no campaign against the oil-tax referendum. Anchorage Police Chief Mark Mew says his department is understaffed.
KSKA: Friday, May 30 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 31 at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 31 at 4:30 p.m.
It’s summer in Anchorage and that can mean only one thing–time to get out to the cemetery and meet some of Alaska’s most famous and infamous folks as they rise from the grave to tell their stories. The creators of this very interesting event, Bruce Kelly, Audrey Weltman Kelly and Linda Benson come to Stage Talk to tell us all about this year’s John Bagoy Memorial Cemetery Tour.
KSKA: Friday, May 30, at 2:45 p.m.
The poet Homer called the ocean a “whale road.” Some people in the town of Homer seem to have a similar inspiration. They are inaugurating a water trail on Kachemak Bay. Join host Charles Wohlforth and guests to learn more about the Kachemak Bay Water Trail, which is about to have its grand opening in early June.
KSKA: Thursday, May 29, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
With the last of the local high school graduations fading in a sea of camera snaps, 2014 banners and flower and candy leis, we come to this question: How did we do? Are we graduating more seniors? Which sub-groups are increasing, which are struggling? What do the trends mean? Join host Kathleen McCoy and guests to learn more.
KSKA: Wednesday, May 28, 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
“There are old pilots, there are bold pilots, but you’ll never find an old, bold pilot.” Not true in Alaska. Old school bush pilots to tell their boldest stories about Alaska aviation during an evening of storytelling at the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum. Pilots include: Dick Reeve, Chuck Sassara, Warren Polski, Bill English and Ron Sheardown.
KSKA: Tuesday, May 27, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Don Russell, “The Magic Guy” brings more than just a few tricks up his sleeve as he and ACT’s Executive Director Don Gomes come to Stage Talk to talk about Don’s show Mystery, Magic & Mayhem performing at Anchorage Community Theatre Friday May 23rd as a fund raiser for ACT and the Anchorage Food Bank.
KSKA: Friday, May 23, at 2:45 p.m.
Forest fires fill Southcentral Alaska with smoke. Providence Hospital is opposing MLP’s proposed rate increase. The Anchorage School Board has passed a budget that would restore some teaching positions. More and more farmers markets are accepting food stamps. The Native village of Eklutna has received regulatory help from the Anchorage Assembly. Senate candidate Joe Miller raises global warming as a primary issue. Promoters of the legalization of marijuana hold a seminar on how to get into the business if legalized. People bike to work in Anchorage – but just how many. There’s a lot of negative advertising on TV this political season. How do voters find out what is accurate?
KSKA: Friday, May 23 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 24 at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 24 at 4:30 p.m.
You’ve seen the t-shirts. The ones with a picture of a mosquito with the caption “Alaska state bird.” Mosquito season is upon us. Join host Annie Feidt and two entomologists to talk about what’s biting us. We’ll also learn about the ecological role the buzzers and biters play in Alaska’s ecosystem.
KSKA: Thursday, May 22, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
The Alaska Railroad is facing new challenges. The closure of the Flint Hills refinery in North Pole will reduce freight business that has already been impacted by the price of coal. The bill creating the Alaska Railroad passed Congress a century ago this year. But what does its future hold? Join host Charles Wohlforth and guests to learn more.
KSKA: Wednesday, May 21, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Anchorage Museum history curator Katie Ringsmuth talks about the Snug Harbor salmon cannery. A mix of cultures and gender dynamics shaped Cook Inlet life while the cannery was in operation for sixty years. Join us for a rich journey into cannery life in early Alaska during this lecture, hosted by the Cook Inlet Historical Society and recorded at the Anchorage Museum.
KSKA: Tuesday, May 20, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Are there significant environmental exposures causing breast cancer? If so, what are they? Join Line One host Dr. Thad Woodard and his guests as they address these questions and discuss what is known about factors linked to breast cancer.
KSKA: Monday, May 19, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.