Alaska’s immense herds of caribou are one of the natural wonders of the world. Imagine seeing and hearing tens of thousands of animals migrating across the tundra. This edition of Outdoor Explorer is about these magnificent animals. We’ll learn about the science and ecology of the herds, viewing them, and hunting. Caribou are a critical part of northern ecosystems, and an important source of meat for rural Alaskans and urban hunters.
KSKA: Thursday, Sept 17, at 2 p.m. and Thursday, Sept 24, and 8 p.m.
Why do you stay in Anchorage? It's a question that could tell us a lot about our city, and probably will. On today's show, we'll hear results of a survey of residents by the Live. Work. Play. program at the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation. The survey was designed to find out what's good and bad about our city, and how we can reach the goal of being the best in America by 2025.
KSKA: Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
In assuming chairmanship of the Arctic Council once again, the United States has upped its attention to Arctic issues. On the heels of the Department of State's GLACIER conference in Anchorage, the Alaska World Affairs Council invited representatives from nations one wouldn't necessarily assume would have an interest in the Arctic. Their discussion with U.S. Arctic Research Commission Chair Fran Ulmer helps to show how this global interest is taking shape.
KSKA: Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Perseverance Theatre of Juneau will be bringing a mix of new/old, straight/musical and comedy/drama to Anchorage this year. Josh Lowman, Anchorage general manager, drops by the studio this week to talk about what's coming up.
KSKA: Friday, Sept. 11, at 2:45pm
Over 100 million Americans suffer chronic pain, and persistent pain often causes functional impairment and disability, psychological distress and sleep deprivation. The use and misuse of opioids for management of chronic pain is a major concern. On the next Line One, join Dr. Andrea Trescot to discuss this major medical and social issue.
KSKA: Monday, Sept. 14, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Last week the president visited Alaska, and so did the White House science advisor, Dr. John Holdren. Holdren painted a sobering picture of climate change in the north during his speech at the State Department’s GLACIER conference in Anchorage. But before GLACIER got underway, Holdren had a briefing with a handful of Alaska scientists. Two of them join us on Alaska Edition this week.
KSKA: Friday, Sept. 11, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 12, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 12, at 6:00 p.m.
The dream of getting your own piece of Alaska is as old as the North, the idea of staking land, proving up, and ending up with a big homestead that is your own estate. The state of Alaska still has programs for residents to get inexpensive land, including the opportunity to pick your own site and stake the corners. We’ll talk about how you can buy a remote piece of Alaska, too, and hear the story of a real Alaskan pioneer who lived alone in the wilderness years ago.
KSKA: Thursday, Sept 10, at 2:00 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 17, at 8:00 p.m.
On the next Hometown Alaska, we hope you'll give hosts Charles Wohlforth and Kathleen McCoy an earful! They are taking your suggestions for shows! Get in the line up.
KSKA: Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
In case you missed it, President Barack Obama visited Alaska earlier this week. His three-day tour included stops in Anchorage, Seward, Dillingham and Kotzebue. His primary theme: climate change. On today's episode we'll talk about the president's trip and what it really means for Alaska.
KSKA: Friday, Sept. 4, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 5, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, Sept. 4, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 5, at 6:00 p.m.
How do you bring to life a classic play written in 1955 to a 2015 audience? Join Director Krista Schwarting, Actor Jake Beauvais and ACT'
s Executive Director Sarah Athans this week on Stage Talk
to find out how Anchorage Community Theatre
is presenting William Inge's Bus Stop,
a compelling story about a group of people caught together in a small-town restaurant in Kansas during a blinding snowstorm.
KSKA: Friday, September, 4, at 2:45 p.m.
Rivers are the highways of the North. That’s been true since human beings first arrived in North America, and it is still true across a vast expanse of Alaska and Canada that is practical to cross in the summer by no other means. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’re talking about floating these long, remote rivers and the journeys you can make into solitude and into your own mind, as the banks slide quietly by.
KSKA: Thursday, Sept. 3, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
With the price of oil hovering around $40, Alaska's state government faces a catastrophic loss of revenue that could cause loss of critical services and an economic crash. The day we've talked about for years is coming closer rapidly. Are there real solutions available? And what will Alaska look like without the free services we've become accustomed to for a generation?
KSKA: Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
School is back in session across Alaska this week, but some programs never took a break. The University of Alaska Anchorage hosts ANSEP – the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program. It aims to get students from middle school through graduate school interested in science and math. It starts with hands-on, practical, and fun educational experiences.
KSKA: Friday, August 28, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 29, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, August 28, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 29, at 6:00 p.m.
With long-time faculty members Tom Skore and David Edgcombe retired, UAA's Department of Theatre and Dance
has brought on three new professors. Join Chair Dan Anteau as he introduces the new faces of the department to Anchorage.
KSKA: Friday, August 28 at 2:45pm
The Resurrection Pass Trail is a gem. Running from Hope to Cooper Landing, this 38 mile route is probably Alaska’s best backpacking trail, but it’s also great for mountain biking, snowmachining, skiing, snowshoeing and running. On our show, we’ll talk about a week-long hike with kids and a running event that does the whole thing in a single day. Along the way, we'll provide the information you need to do the Resurrection yourself.
KSKA: Thursday, August 27, at 2 and 8 p.m.
Health care is more complex than ever, chronic diseases are becoming a major problem, and cost, access and quality are increasingly scrutinized. Nursing has been changing and continues to change to adapt to these changes and needs. This program will discuss in depth the changing roles and opportunities for nurses in health care.
KSKA: Monday, August 24, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sandy Harper, Artistic Director for Cyrano's Theatre Company
, drops by to give an update on the "Ten Decades, Ten Plays" event Cyrano's has been holding this summer to celebrate Anchorage's Centennial as well as to give us a preview of their 2016 season this week on Stage Talk.
KSKA: Friday, August 21, at 2:45 p.m.
We know that homelessness is a problem in Anchorage and other parts of Alaska both for families and for individuals. And organizations and municipalities have been writing plans to deal with the issue for decades. So, are there workable solutions?
KSKA: Friday, August 21, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 22, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, August 21, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 22, at 6:00 p.m.
Today's show will inspire you with a sailing adventure, then help you learn about how to become a sailor with your family here in our part of Alaska. We’ll hear about an amazing adventure an Anchorage couple took halfway around the world, sailing from Seward, Alaska to New Zealand and back in two years. Then a sailing instructor here in our region, talking about how to become a sailor and make sailing a part of your life on Alaskan lakes.
KSKA: Thursday, August 20, 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder manifests in early childhood with symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and/or inattention. The prevalence in school-age children is estimated to be about 10 percent, making it one of the most common disorders of childhood; and the disorder can persist into adulthood. Today’s program delves into this disorder, especially its origins, outcomes and treatment options.
KSKA: Monday, August 17, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.