What's next for the legislature after narrowly avoiding a shutdown?; Ombudsman reports show failures at OCS; No answers for low Kuskokwim king run; Yukon salmon runs offering opportunities for harvest; Paddler sought life off the beaten path, respite from ‘paying to live’; AK: How do you grow a zoo in Anchorage?; 49 Voices: Nanne Boorgeart of Anchorage Listen now

Alaska lawmakers avoided a state government shut down by passing an operating budget, but the deal doesn't address long term stability and both Republicans and Democrats expressed disappointment over things they had to give up. The political divisions remain.

This week we're hearing from Nanne Boorgeart from Anchorage. Boorgeart is originally from the Netherlands and has lived in Alaska for five years. Listen now

KSKA: Thursday, June 29, at 2:00 p.m. Fly fishing is the art of catching fish with style. It’s about the journey, not the destination. But going to exotic destinations can be a big part of it. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’re talking about traveling for fly fishing with some very accomplished anglers.

The Alaska Zoo has dramatically transformed over the last five decades. The process of expanding a collection of rare animals isn't easy. None the less, there have been some acquisitions lately. The process of integrating new wildlife into the facility combines non-profit budgeting with the whims of mother nature. Listen now

KSKA: Wednesday, June 28, 2 pm and 8 pm. Artist Sarah Davies created the public exhibition 100 Stone by collaborating with individuals who had experienced depression to create body casts. Eventually dozens were installed on the beach below Point Woronzof. Now, Davies and the Alaska Humanities Forum want to fund another compelling work that engages and heals.

KSKA: Tuesday, June 27, at 2:00 p.m. The Right to Be Cold is a human story of resilience, commitment, and survival told from the unique vantage point of an Inuk woman who, in spite of many obstacles, rose from humble beginnings in the Arctic community of Kuujjuaq, Quebec.

"New Arrivals" is Alaska Public Media's profiles of people who recently moved to Anchorage, one of the most diverse cities in the world. The stories air at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays during Morning Edition here on KSKA, Alaska Public Media.

Monday, June 26, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. National HIV testing day is June 27th. Do you know your HIV status? Are at risk and do you know how to get tested if you are at risk? We'll talk about all that and more on Line One’s yearly HIV/AIDS update. LISTEN HERE

Compromise to avoid state shutdown could happen soon; 'Sense of relief' as cuts to UA system are less than expected; Walker signs bill granting health insurance to dependents of fallen police, firefighters; Murkowski's take on health bill? Stay tuned; Body of missing boater recovered on Bering Strait beach; “Doesn’t he know it’s frozen?” How Alaska almost overlooked Prudhoe Bay; Fish and Game shoots black bear thought to have killed 16-year-old runner; Man charged in 2015 Wasilla double murder; Alaska trail advocates warn Governor Walker of transportation funding lapses Listen now

KSKA: Friday, June 23 at 2:45pm Twenty-five years ago, Jerry and Sandy Harper founded Cyrano's Theatre Company located at the corner of 4th Avenue and D Street in downtown Anchorage. This summer, the Board of Directors announced that the company will be moving to the former Out North Contemporary Art House located on Debarr Street midway between midtown and east Anchorage. This week on Stage Talk, Cyrano's Producing Artistic Director Teresa Pond and Board Member Jay Burns drop by to tell us about all the new and exciting opportunities this will bring to the company as well as a few fond memories of the old space. LISTEN HERE

State eyes Alaska Permanent Fund earnings draw without plan; Hilcorp picks up more acreage in Cook Inlet for oil and gas development; Borough Assembly approves funding for Port Mac repairs; Man dies in Army Corps industrial accident in Alaska; Fairbanks looks to recruit seasoned officers with $20,000 bonus; Bristol bay reacts to influx of fishermen population; Advocates opposed to mining in Bristol Bay region ramp up summer outreach; Assembly member wants to turn fallow land into an urban farm; A ‘funnybug’ holds a serious clue to Ice Age ecology Listen now

Supreme Court of Alaska hears arguments over legality of Walker's PFD veto; Alaskan appointed to help manage national fisheries; Fairbanks Police say Monday morning shooter was prepared for armed confrontation; Pogo mine field work halted after black bear attack kills worker; Searchers seek Wasilla man missing from capsized canoe; Unionized borough workers want more contract talkers; Sitka considers code changes in landslide zones; Smithsonian representatives wrap up information meetings for Native veterans memorial; Confusion over legalities is hurting Alaskan ivory market, locals say; Ask a Climatologist: Summer solstice Listen now

Sharp comments reflect ill will as Legislature starts 2nd special session; Interior Secretary reassigns top climate policy adviser; Alaska Department of Natural Resources tracks bear that killed Anchorage teenager; East Fork Fire grows to 1,300 acres; New equipment helps scientists keep tabs on Bogoslof now and study it later; Alleged gunman shot by Fairbanks police Monday morning; Former Kenai city manager dies after motorcycle crash; SEARHC land transfer advances in congressional committees; Homer City Council members survive recall effort; 2 Anchorage men die when boat capsizes near Seward; Alaska looks to reform its solitary confinement practices Listen now

Walker narrows Legislature’s focus to the budget; As swing vote on ACA repeal, Murkowski draws attention; An Anchorage program has people role-playing in a refugee camp; Climber dies of unknown illness descending Denali; Former Fairbanks DA dies in motorcycle accident; Fairbanks Borough air quality letters yield single citation; Alaska Highway Project: Memorializing civil rights legacy of black soldiers in state history; AK: World's only urban king fishery has lines casting in downtown Anchorage; 49 Voices: Albert Scott of Anchorage Listen now

40 years ago, the first barrel of oil started flowing down the trans-Alaska pipeline. Completing the pipeline was an epic, three-year saga that required tens of thousands of workers, great feats of engineering and perilous work on mountain passes. On the next Talk of Alaska, we'll explore that pipeline history as part of the series Midnight Oil, from Alaska's Energy Desk. Listen Here

This week we're hearing from Albert Scott in Anchorage. Scott is a registered nurse with the Air Force who moved to Alaska from Georgia two years ago. Listen now

KSKA: Thursday, June 22, at 2:00 p.m. This show covers two topics to achieve the same goal. It's one part travel show, discussing what it takes to travel overseas with a bicycle and all the gear one needs to visit another country. The second part is about what it's like to attend, and race in, the Single Speed World Championships (SSWC). It's a crazy fun time, and we'll try to share what it's like to travel half-way across the globe to be there. LISTEN HERE

Anchorage's annual Slam'n Salm'n Derby is in full swing this week. Since last Friday, fishermen at Ship Creek have been competing to see who can hook the biggest king salmon. Listen now

KSKA: Wednesday, June 21 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. How far away is Russia? Sometimes, when Russian bombers test Alaska military defenses, it seems very close. But in the 1990s, it was even closer, as Alaskans and Siberians formed warm cultural and business relationships across the border. In the 1990's Alaskans and Russians built strong ties across the Bering Sea between our two countries. LISTEN HERE