We in the U.S. spend more on health care than any other developed country and by many measures have less quality care. In addition many Americans have no health care coverage. The Affordable Care Act attempts to provide access to health care to more Americans but does little to address costs and quality. In this program we discuss efforts to address the two other problems with our health care system – cost and quality with Dr. Richard Antonelli of Children’s Hospital, Boston and Harvard Medical School.
KSKA: Monday 10/28 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
Take a trip down the mighty Mississip as Huck Finn and Jim (Caleb Bourgeois and Torrie Allen) from UAA’s Department of Theatre and Dance pull their raft over for a chat about the Mark Twain inspired musical Big River by William Hauptman and Roger Miller performing on UAA’s Main Stage November 1st through the 24th.
KSKA: Friday 10/25 at 2:45 pm
Mayor Dan Sullivan and the Anchorage Assembly battle over the controversial labor ordinance. The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce comes out in favor of Medicaid expansion. A special shelter for the mentally ill is in the works in Anchorage.
KSKA: Friday, 10/25 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 10/26 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 10/25 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 10/26 at 5:00pm
Starting in Washington, going over the Chilkoot Pass, down the Yukon, through the Bering Sea, up river to Lake Iliamna, finally ending up in Anchorage’s Westchester Lagoon, Bob Vollhaber paddled a canoe five thousand miles in five months. He’d never done anything like the before. On the next Outdoor Explorer, listen to an interview with Bob recorded on September 17th, just days after he completed the extraordinary journey.
KSKA: Thursday 10/24 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
Celtic New Year is something like Halloween, but more serious– a night when the veil between two worlds is lifted and ancestors may be in touch. On the next Hometown Alaska, we’ll learn about this tradition, and its 25th annual celebration in Anchorage, which is coming up, with members of the Irish and Scottish communities.
KSKA: Wednesday 10/23 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
“Some people maybe not get black or white or gay or straight, but everybody gets the green. It is the one universal color, that we all understand,” says Justin Nelson, President of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Listen to his talk recorded at the Anchorage Chamber on the “Commerce of Diversity,” this week on Addressing Alaskans.
KSKA: Tuesday 10/22 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
One of only two pediatric endocrinologists in Alaska, Dr. Matthew Benson specializes in the treatment of pediatric hormone disorders. Pediatric hormone disorders affect growth and development during all stages of childhood and adolescence. Dr. Benson is skilled in treating thyroid gland problems, growth disorders, early or delayed puberty, diabetes, obesity, low blood sugar, and disorders associated with Vitamin D deficiency. He joins Dr. Woodard on the next Line One: Your Health Connection.
KSKA: Monday 10/21 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
Anchorage playwright Arlitia Jones and San Francisco Bay area director Jayne Wenger talk about the art of collaboration as they prepare to present Arlitia’s newest play, Come to Me Leopards at Cyrano’s Theatre Company opening October 25th and running through November 17th.
KSKA: Friday 10/18 at 2:45pm
President & Founder, Goldwyn Global Strategies, David Goldwyn was recorded speaking on “Energy and Security: Strategies for a World in Transition” at the Alaska World Affairs Council on October 18, 2013.
The federal government reopens – for now. Former-Attorney General Dan Sullivan announces run for U.S. Senate. Byron Mallott enters race for governor. Parnell threatens to sue the Fish and Wildlife Service if refuges remained closed. Mat-Su Borough refuses $2 million offer to buy its ferry. The Pebble Partnership and the state are demanding money to pay for legal fees. Potential approaches to curb drunk driving in Anchorage.
KSKA: Friday, 10/18 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 10/19 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 10/18 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 10/19 at 5:00pm
For outdoor families, it can be tough when children leave elementary school and suddenly don’t want to go outside anymore. There are plenty of exceptions, but middle school coaches and parents of tweens know that this is a critical age to keep young people going outside and active. We’ll be talking with parents and educators about how the outdoors can compete with the screen or the couch in the lives of tweens as we struggle to help them build independent lives that are healthy and active.
KSKA: Thursday 10/17 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
They come from different parts of Alaska and different Native communities. Their typical work day could not look more different. Both labor in the quest for a vibrant future for their people. Meet Allison Warden and Liz Medicine Crow, in conversation, on the next Hometown Alaska.
KSKA, Wednesday, 10/16 at 2:00pm and 9:00pm
The first human trafficking case prosecuted in the United States happened right here in Anchorage, Alaska. Not My Life is a documentary depicting the dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery worldwide. The film was shown at Bear Tooth Theatrepub in Anchorage and followed by panel discussion on slavery in Alaska with Robin Bronen from the Alaska Institute for Justice, Michelle DeWitt from Tundra Women’s Coalition, Jolene Goeden from the FBI and First Lady of Alaska, Sandy Parnell.
KSKA: Tuesday 10/15 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
The chances high are that you or someone close to you will travel some difficult roads with an adolescent child. Drugs, alcohol, peers, social media, sex, bullying, and defiant behavior are only some of the threats to your teen’s health and emotional wellness. How do we navigate the tangled web of information and mass socialization that has changed the landscape of the adolescent world? How do we find balance between regulation and trust, and how should we respond when our child is not behaving rationally or safely?
KSKA: Monday 10/14 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
There’s been a Murder on the Nile and no one’s talking. Well, except for Todd Broste and Bethany Lawson, two actors from Valley Performing Arts production of the Agatha Christie murder mystery playing in Wasilla October 25th through November 10th. Listen this week on Stage Talk as they try not to give away too many clues as to who dun it.
KSKA: Friday 10/11 at 2:45pm
My guest for today’s program is Mark Trahant, Mark is the University of Alaska Anchorage Atwood Chair of Journalism. Mark is the first Native person to hold the Atwood chair at UAA, and diversity in journalism will be part of the discussion today.
KSKA: Friday, 10/11 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 10/12 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 10/11 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 10/12 at 5:00pm
Even as fall weather gets colder, biking is not over. The sport of cyclocross is nearing its peak of competition. Mountain biking trails are firm and fast in cool weather. And yearround bikers are preparing for winter. We are talking about biking when its cold out, on the cyclocross course or on the street, getting to work, and the equipment and attitude it takes to make sub-arctic bicycling full.
KSKA: Thursday 10/10 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
The advanced-design ferry Susitna was supposed to connect Anchorage and Mat-Su’s Point MacKenzie, but after spending $78 million on the vessel, no landing docks have ever been built and the ship has become a costly white elephant. On the next Hometown, Alaska host Charles Wohlforth and his guests will talk about how Mat-Su taxpayers to got in this difficult situation, and the options being discussed to deal with the cost.
KSKA: Wednesday 10/9 at 2:00 and 9:00 pm
This week on Addressing Alaskans, listen to host to NPR’s All Things Considered, Melissa Block on-stage with APRN’s Lori Townsend at the Anchorage Museum.Recorded on June 25, Block shares audio clips of memorable stories she’s done for NPR over her 28-year career, as well as fond memories of her time spent in Alaska.
KSKA: Tuesday 10/8 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
What happens when several 1950s era teenage zombies meet a group of today’s living teenagers? Alaska Fine Arts Academy’s Robin Bassett joins Stage Talk this week to shed a little light on Leslie Caulfield’s Shake Rattle and Rot, The Zombie Musical opening October 4th and running through October 26th in Eagle River.
KSKA: Friday, 10/4 at 2:45pm