You can’t always assume the places you love to recreate will still be accessible for the next generation, especially on the edges of urban Alaska where development happens rapidly. The Matanuska Valley contains some of our favorite places. We’ll discuss the work being done to conserve it by a private non-profit organization, and about fun spots like Bodenburg Butte, the Palmer Hay Flats, and the many other hiking, biking, hunting and fishing areas to enjoy.
KSKA: Thursday, August 21, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Big changes face Alaska’s students this year, with new standards of what they need to learn, and new tests to find out if they learned it. We are joined by the superintendents of both the Anchorage and Mat-Su school districts to learn about the changes, and the Commissioner of Education to explain the thinking behind them. On the first day of school, hear from Alaska’s top educational leaders, and ask your questions.
KSKA: Wednesday, August 20, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski will brief the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce on news from Washington, D.C., that matters to Alaskans. Natural resource development, the state’s economy, health care reform and global climate change are just some of the issues Alaskans face. How are these topics being handled by lawmakers in Washington?
Running has beneficial effects on lipoproteins levels, improves blood pressure and diabetes control and may even prevent type 2 diabetes. It clearly helps increase bone density, may decrease the risk of dementia and/or cognitive decline, reduces stress, anxiety, and depression, and helps prevent and treat obesity. It has some risks but doesn’t cost much. So why don’t more people run? Learn more about the effect running has on your health with Line One host Dr. Thad Woodard and guests.
KSKA: Monday, August 18, 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
The Anchorage Assembly passes a revised labor law – and Mayor Sullivan vetoes it. Debates, debates and more debates as election day approaches. The battle over oil taxes continues. Enstar workers strike. The Air Force says Fairbanks is the best location for two F-35 squadrons. The current Congress has a reputation as a do-nothing Congress. Is it when faced with Alaska issues?
KSKA: Friday, August 15 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 16 at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, August 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 16 at 4:30 p.m.
The University of Alaska Anchorage Department of Theatre and Dance is presenting a season that pays homage to Shakespeare but it’s all (or mostly) a facade. Literally. Tune into Stage Talk this week to join guests Daniel Carlgren, David Edgecombe and Chris Evans as they reveal their upcoming line-up that include zombies, a world gone crazy and cross-dressing lovers. You can “try to remember” but you’ll still have some Doubt.
KSKA: Friday, August 15, at 2:45 p.m.
Taking a fishing charter from a small boat harbor is a classic Alaska experience. It’s a time to bond with friends and family, to enjoy the thrill of excellent fishing, and it’s a way for many Alaskans to stock their freezers for the winter. This week on Outdoor Explorer, we’re taking our show on board a fishing charter outside of Homer. Host Charles Wohlforth gets the rundown on new halibut regulations in effect this year and an insider’s perspective on what makes a fishing charter fun and successful.
KSKA: Thursday, August 14, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Late August draws out the berry pickers. Wonderful as those jewels are, wild edibles include more than berries and mushrooms. So join local gathering experts to hear about the wild abundance Alaska offers, and best ways to school yourself in identification, sustainable selection and delicious eating! And if you’ve got a great wild edible recipe, we want to hear it.
KSKA: Wednesday, August 13 at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
As Republicans try to regain control of the U.S. Senate, Alaska’s race is attracting new levels of national attention and an unprecedented volume of Outside money. Three Republicans are running for the chance to take on Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Begich in the November election. One is Alaska Lt. Governor and entrepreneur, Mead Treadwell. Ex-DNR commissioner and former Alaska attorney general Dan Sullivan is also vying for the job. And third, Joe Miller, a combat veteran and Yale Law School grad who calls his rivals too moderate. Hear all three at a debate hosted by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.
KSKA: Tuesday, August 12, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
What is the source of emotions in the brain? How do emotions affect behavior? Why do humans even have emotions? We will discuss these questions and learn more about the brain, emotion, and social behavior on the next Line One program with guest Anchorage neuropsychologist Dr Deborah Gideon.
KSKA: Monday, August 11, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Josh Lowman from Perseverance Theatre of Juneau drops by Stage Talk this week to talk about all five shows that the company is bringing to Anchorage this year. From a one-man play to a play about one man who made huge a difference in our lives and from “bah humbug” to the oddest of best friends, Perseverance promises to to bring quality theatre to the Anchorage audience.
KSKA: Friday, August 8, at 2:45 p.m.
The Anchorage Assembly okays a compromise labor law. The three major candidates for the GOP Senate nomination debate in Fairbanks. Shell and North Slope Native groups reach a drilling agreement. The bridge across the Tanana opens, the bridge to somewhere. Alaska LNG project buying land. Fishermen complaining about Gov. Parnell’s choice of fisheries adviser. Gov. Parnell is disturbed the federal government sent five refugee children to Alaska. Forty years ago, Richard Nixon resigned as president.
KSKA: Friday, August 8 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 9 at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, August 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 9 at 4:30 p.m.
The next time your head gets filled with the clutter of life, take off for the mountains. Anchorage is unique because you can spend the day stressing out in traffic or at the office, and find yourself de-stressing in the alpine high country an hour later. This week we’re revisiting one of our favorite shows from last summer. Tune in while we put together a Chugach trail guide on the air.
KSKA: Thursday, August 7, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Alaska voters have the opportunity to say ‘yay’ or ‘nay’ on a higher minimum wage. Ballot Measure 3 would raise the state’s minimum wage from $7.75 per hour to $9.75 over the next two years, and then adjust the minimum wage for inflation each year after 2016. What are the potential effects to Alaska’s economy? Is this a win for businesses and for workers, or does one side benefit at the other’s expense? Hear the minimum wage initiative debated at a public forum hosted by Alaska Common Ground.
KSKA: Tuesday, August 5, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Hold on tight — ACT will be taking everyone on a comedy, drama and musical tour from New York to Texas with points in between for their 2014-15 season. Join executive director Don Gomes as he plays “tour director” and tells all about what’s coming up — including an added show to their regular season and plans for a “second” season.
KSKA: Friday, August 1, at 2:45 p.m.
The University of Alaska Board of Regents offers university president Patrick Gamble a $320,000 bonus. The state supreme court weighs in on same-sex marriage benefits. Magnuson-Stevens act up for re-authorization. Minimum wage on ballot and under debate. Commercial salmon season in full swing. Battle over SB 21 – and the oil-tax referendum – continues to heat up. The Donlin mining project shows progress toward development. APOC gets a complaint against the anti-marijuana advocates. Dan Sullivan goes negative on Mead Treadwell in the Senate race.
One of the great joys of hiking in Alaska is seeing the plants and flowers, watching how they change as you pass through different ecosystems and elevations, and learning the names and characteristics of the species you see. The mountains and woods where we hike are always beautiful, but when you understand what you are seeing the pleasure is greatly increased. Join host Charles Wohlforth and guests to learn more about Alaska wildflowers.
KSKA: Thursday, July 31, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Taxes from oil production pay for a hefty chunk of Alaska’s state government. Last year the Legislature narrowly passed Senate Bill 21, which offers tax cuts to encourage more drilling in the wake of declining oil production statewide. On August 19, voters will have the chance to repeal those cuts. Alaska Common Ground brings panelists from both sides of the debate to hash out the details of the oil tax referendum on the table.
KSKA: Tuesday, July 29, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
In the United States, two-thirds of the population read at an eight-grade level or below. When it comes to health information, most Americans have the ability to read and write at the fifth-grade level. What are the consequences and costs of poor health care literacy and what is being done to improve this problem?
KSKA: Monday, July 28, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
They’ve been singing for thirty-three years and dancing for almost that long and now The Music Machine comes to Stage Talk. Hear co-founder Janet Carr-Campbell sing the praises of all those she has worked with over the years and listen to ten-year old singer and dancer phenom Abby Sorum talk about what she loves most about performing. The Music Machine’s annual musical revue starring sixty-five children aged six to eighteen opens July 30th and runs through August 2nd at the Performing Arts Center’s Discovery Theatre.
KSKA: Friday, July 25 at 2:45pm