Russian Jack. Lyn Ary. Joe Spenard. These were real people. On today's show, we'll learn their stories. And we'll examine the myths that we Alaskans tell ourselves about history. We'll be joined by historians who know the stories, and who also know how to look underneath what we believe to the reality of Alaska's past. Join us with your stories and questions.
KSKA: Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Ear, nose and throat physicians are trained in disorders of speech, hearing and balance. In today's program we'll be joined by Drs. Mark Lorenz and Stephen Schaffer with the Alaska Center for Ear, Nose & Throat to talk about these disorders.
KSKA: Monday, Oct. 5, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
The 2012 Drama Desk Award winning play Tribes
by Nina Raine is currently playing at Cyrano's Theatre Company
(9/18-10/11) and actors Ella Roelke, Marty Baumann and Carl Bright drop by Stage Talk
this week to talk about the many facets of communication, miscommunication and new friendships.
KSKA: Friday, Oct. 2, at 2:45 p.m.
Mental Illness Awareness Week starts on Sunday. Twenty percent of adults in the United States experience a mental illness. Rates are higher in Alaska Native and American Indian populations, though those groups are less likely to seek help because of cultural barriers. On today’s program we’ll discuss ways to overcome those barriers and ways the entire community can address the stigma attached to mental illnesses for all individuals.
KSKA: Fri., Oct. 2, at 2:00 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 3, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Fri., Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 3, at 6:00 p.m.
Three candidates are vying for the Matanuska Susitna Borough's mayor's seat. Incumbent Larry DeVilbiss seeks reelection, and is challenged by Assemblyman Vern Halter and dark horse candidate Rosemary Vavrin.
We Alaskans have a unique way to get into the backcountry, on our state-owned railroad or ferry system — two of the most fun forms of transportation around. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll celebrate how the train and ferries can get families out to adventures hiking, skiing, paddling, floating and exploring in some truly exotic places. We’ll learn about the opportunities, and how you can do it with your family.
KSKA: Thursday, Oct. 1, at 2:00 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 8, at 8:00 p.m.
Can we ever truly wrap our arms around the Arctic? A recent conference with speakers from across the globe gave it a try. We harvest the takeaways from two who were there.
KSKA: Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 2 :00 p.m. and 8:00 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. Here, Alaskans share their personal stories — funny, sad and sweet. Originally told at the Arctic Entries monthly storytelling event in Anchorage, listen to seven people tell a 7-minute-long true story related to the show’s theme. This week, the theme is “YOLO: Stories of Risk, Reward and Reckless Abandon.”
KSKA: Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 2:00 p.m.
There are few things worse than the rejection and hatred a parent feels from a child who has been turned against them. Parental alienation occurs when a child turns against a loving parent for reasons that are irrational and based primarily on the feelings the “alienating parent” has for the targeted parent. Please join host Prentiss Pemberton and his guest, Dr. Matthew Sullivan, for a discussion about divorce and the devastation that occurs when children are caught in the crossfire of a high-conflict divorce.
KSKA: Monday, Sept. 28, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
of Juneau opens their Anchorage season with Sharr White's two-person play Annapurna
about a "bizarre reunion contain[ing] both rage and compassion, framing a story that rides the fine line of tragedy and comedy, laughter and loss." Director Art Rotch, actor Rebecca George and Anchorage General Manager Josh Lowman come by Stage Talk
this week to talk about the play performing at the PAC September 25-Oct 3.
KSKA: Friday, Sept. 25 at 2:45 p.m.
Today we’re talking about faith and public policy. The intersection of the two has been highlighted this week by Pope Francis’ visit to Washington, D.C., and his pointed comments on climate change, immigration, and homelessness. Similar conversations are also happening here in Alaska where interfaith religious groups have lead campaigns to expand Medicaid and increase environmental protections. Today we’ll talk about the role faith plays in developing public policy in Alaska.
KSKA: Fri., Sept. 25, at 2:00 p.m. & Sat., Sept. 26, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Fri., Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m. & Sat., Sept. 26, at 6:00 p.m.
Ted Galen Carpenter is senior fellow for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute. Dr. Carpenter served as Cato’s director of foreign policy studies from 1986 to 1995 and as vice president for defense and foreign policy studies from 1995 to 2011. He is the author of nine and the editor of 10 books on international affairs. He is a frequent guest on radio and television programs in the United States, Latin America, Europe, East Asia and other regions. Carpenter received his Ph.D. in U.S. diplomatic history from the University of Texas.
The Honorable Abdulla Alsaboosi has been appointed consul general of the United Arab Emirates in Los Angeles covering the West Coast in July 2013. Prior to this assignment, he was the director of the American and Pacific Affairs Department with the title of ambassador at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
We’re talking about bears on Outdoor Explorer. Our region of Alaska happens to be the best place in the world for ordinary people to get out in the woods and see lots of gigantic bears. The coastal brown bear can grow to enormous size, but while they are gorging on the salmon that make them so large, they don’t pay attention to anything else. Visitors to certain key streams can get very, very close. We’ll talk about that experience, and the life of the bears.
KSKA: Thursday, Sept. 24, at 2:00 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 1, at 8 :00pm
What makes a charter school tick? How does it differ from a traditional public school? How well do charter schools perform? How is their funding handled? Listen in, bring your questions.
KSKA: Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m
According to Inupiaq scholar Edna Ahgeak MacLean, Ph.D., "Courses of change to the Inupiaq people of the North Slope will require strong programs for the retention of our identity as Inupiat." In this lecture, part of the Anchorage Museum's Smithsonian Spotlight lecture series, she discusses how her recently published North Slope Inupiaq dictionary plays a part in this process.
KSKA: Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 2:00 p.m.
Putting infants to sleep on their backs has halved Sudden Infant Death Syndrome but co-sleeping, another risk for infant death during sleep is increasing. For the last 20 years, two infants each month die in their sleep environment in Alaska. This program looks at what we know about these deaths, what sleep environments are associated with heightened risk of infant death, and suggestions to improve the safety of infant sleep.
KSKA: Monday, Sept. 21, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Between the GLACIER conference and the president's visit, the words "Arctic policy" have been uttered dozens of times in the media. What exactly is Arctic policy? Who makes it? And what does it mean for Alaska?
KSKA: Fri., Sept. 18, at 2:00 p.m. & Sat., Sept. 12, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Fri., Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. & Sat., Sept. 12, at 6:00 p.m.
Fairbanks playwright Anne Hanley's moving drama The Winter Bear
about a young Alaskan Native's struggle with suicide and his relationship with real-life Sydney Huntington of Galena has been touring around the state and makes a stop this weekend at Alaska Pacific University's
E. R. Brown Auditorium in Grant Hall. Anne, along with actors David Leslie (Wolf) and Cynthia Jones (Raven) stop by the studio this week on Stage Talk.
KSKA: Friday, Sept. 18, at 2:45pm
Featuring Maciej Pisarski, deputy chief of mission, Polish embassy in Washington, D.C., and Dr. Philipp Ackermann, minister and deputy chief of mission, German embassy in Washington, D.C.