Alaska has a rich and romantic dog mushing legacy. But with a lack of rural veterinarians, many dogs need homes. Advocates have created connections to bring those dogs to the state's pet-hungry urban areas. KSKA: Wednesday, December 16 @ 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Dr Ken Swayman will be taking your questions about any problems you might be having with your feet or ankles. He is a consultant and speaker to many groups and organizations in Alaska, and is an Affiliate Professor and Consultant Team Physician for the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Monday, December 14, 2015, at 2:00 p.m.
On Wednesday, Governor Bill Walker introduced a budget proposal. It includes taxes, changing the structure of the Permanent Fund, and further cuts to services across the state. And all of this just a few weeks ahead of the next session.
UAA Department of Music
Professor Mari Hahn
had an idea of creating an all-new version of the classic tale Hansel and Gretel using Englebert Humperdinck's music with a new libretto that set the story in Alaska. Her efforts have come to fruition with the production of Aklaq and Nayak, An Alaskan Native Adaptation of Hansel and Gretel
performing this weekend at the UAA Fine Arts Building Recital Hall. Aklaq and Nayak
is a co-production between the UAA Department of Music
and Anchorage Opera
. Mari and Edward Washington II (who plays "Goblin Witch") come by Stage Talk
this week to talk about the production.
KSKA: Friday, December 11 at 2:45pm Download Audio
The Alaska World Affairs Council hosted a panel on refugees in Alaska. Panelists included Jessica Kovarik and Margaret Stock.
Enjoy the holidays with KSKA this year. We have a host of special holiday programs throughout December featuring Michael Feinstein, Spellman and Morehouse Colleges, Pink Martini, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, Jonathan Winters and the St. Olaf Orchestra. Steve Heimel joins the fun and hosts our annual two-hour holiday Talk of Alaska.
Alaskans are making winter gear here in Alaska that you can buy, tuned for local conditions, often made of Alaskan materials, and decorated with Alaskan artwork. We’ll meet outdoors people who have turned their passion for snow into businesses manufacturing products you can use. We’ll learn about their wares, and the inspiration and struggles of making snow gear locally.
KSKA: Thus Dec 10pm at 2 and Thus Dec 17 at 8pm
We all want bright, young students to emerge from our public school system and become contributing citizens. But what is the right price tag for that goal? KSKA: Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 2 pm. and 8 pm. Download Audio
Each year roughly 3,700 Alaskans hear the words: “You have cancer.” Managing the physical and emotional symptoms of a cancer diagnosis can be challenging for patients and their families. Palliative care provides a team-based approach that improves quality of life by addressing these symptoms and treating the whole person, not just their disease.
KSKA: Monday, Dec. 7, at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.
Valley Performing Arts
is presenting Julian Wiles' heart-warming comedy Fruitcakes
and Dave Nufer ("Mack Morgan") from the show drops by Stage Talk
this week to talk about how it's going. Fruitcakes
runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 and Sundays at 2:00 through December 20th.
KSKA: Friday, December 4 at 2:45pm
Bill Hess is a photographer who has immersed himself in the Native cultures of the Arctic for decades, and came back with extraordinary images and stories. His book “The Gift of the Whale” is a classic on the subject of Inupiaq hunting. And he’s also a humble and funny person to talk with.
KSKA: Thurs., Dec. 3, at 2:00 p.m. and Thurs., Dec. 10, at 8:00 p.m.
Frightening international events have Alaskans talking about refugees bound for the United States. On this edition, we'll discuss the implications of this issue in a city that is building its identity as a diverse and welcoming crossroads of the world. No Syrian refugees are scheduled to come here, but this discussion reflects on our values and our view of the world.
KSKA: Wednesday, Dec 2, at 2 and 8 p.m.
Former Alaska DEC commissioner Bill Ross keynotes an all-day summit on climate change in the north, hosted by Alaska Common Ground.
KSKA: Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 2:00 p.m.
Divorce an emotionally charged event. A high conflict divorce can take an emotional toll on families, especially children. On the next Line One, join host Prentiss Pemberton to talk about how divorce can be done better.
KSKA: Monday, Nov. 30, at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.
The scene outside of Brother Francis Shelter in downtown Anchorage can seem like chaos, but walking inside tells a different story. Stay the night at the emergency shelter and learn from some of the people who sleep, volunteer, and work there during this edition of A Closer Look.
KSKA: Friday, Nov. 27, at 2:00 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. This week's theme is “Delusion: Stories of Seeing Things, Defying Reality and Sky-High Dreaming.”
KSKA: Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 2:00 p.m.
On the next Line One we'll dive into a discussion on the cultural and technological barriers to more affordable, accessible and effective health care in the U.S. Our guest is Dr. John Patrick, author of "Health Attitude," a book delving into the complexities of the health care industry.
KSKA: Monday, Nov. 23, at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.
Frances Hodgson Burnet's popular novel The Secret Garden has been made into numerous movies, a musical and also a straight play adapted by playwright Sylvia Ashby. Anchorage Community Theatre is presenting Ashby's version as their holiday show from November 20 until December 20 with curtain at 7:00pm Thursday-Saturday and 3:00pm on Sundays. Join Director David Block and ACT's Executive Director Sara Athans this week on Stage Talk to find out all about it.
KSKA: Friday, Nov. 20, at 2:45 p.m.
State and federal officials as well as community groups spread all over Alaska have expressed alarm over rising rates of use and abuse. Juneau in particular has been the subject has gotten attention lately for a spate of heroin and opiate related overdoses.
KSKA: Fri., Nov. 20, at 2:00 p.m. & Sat., Nov. 21, at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Fri., Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. & Sat., Nov. 21, at 6:00 p.m.
What’s more Alaskan than skiing? Shooting things, of course. So biathlon must be the most Alaskan sport of all--it's skiing fast and shooting accurately, combined. We’ll spend time at the range as young people and newcomers learn about the sport. And we’ll talk to an Olympian and a former World Cup competitor about the top of level of biathlon, where our community shines.
KSKA: Thursday, Nov 19, at 2pm; Thursday, Dec 3, at 8pm