Police Memorial Day in Fairbanks pays tribute to last year's fallen officer; Cook Inlet oil and gas lease sales set for June; Preventing human trafficking of homeless youth by building connections; Juneau’s homeless population prefers Marine Park over Thane campground; Report: Melting of Arctic sea ice taking heavy toll on marine species; CEO: Possible Sitka Community Hospital merger raises ‘complexity’ of hospital’s challenges; AK: New book of poetry explores indigenous thought; 49 Voices: James Hart of Haines Listen now

Juneau poet Ishmael Hope has released his new book of poetry titled “Rock Piles Along the Eddy. KTOO’s Scott Burton spoke with Hope and brings us this preview of the new collection two years in the making. Listen now

KSKA: Thursday, May 25, at 2:00 p.m. On the next outdoor explorer, we’re talking about a different kind of race, one where you have as much support and camaraderie as you do competition. Long distance road relays have been around for a while, including the Klondike Road Relay that follows the gold rush route of 1898 every fall, with teams of runners who ride along in vans while taking turns on foot. A new one is getting started in Anchorage this summer, from Eagle River to Seward and we're looking forward to hearing about it.

This week we're hearing from James Hart in Haines. Hart is a young tribal council member of the Chilkoot Indian Association, and a delegate on the Tlingit and Haida Central Council. He received an "emerging leader" award from the Council last month. Listen now

The Fourth Avenue Theatre has private owners and public fans. What should happen to it? Is there a path for a public/private partnership that could result in a viable business plus a community keepsake?

Community in Unity went off the road system in April for a conversation about immigration and community building in Unalaska/Dutch Harbor. Nearly half the residents of the small Aleutian fishing town are immigrants. Community members and students came together for two different events to talk about how immigration has shaped Unalaska, what makes it such an accepting place to live, and how that could change because of national rhetoric and shifting immigration policy. Community in Unity – Unalaska is a co-production of Alaska Public Media and Unalaska Community Broadcasting.

Monday, May 22, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Speech, language, and swallowing disorders result from a variety of causes including brain injury, hearing loss, developmental delay, cleft palate, or emotional issues. Dr Thad Woodard discusses the work of speech language pathologists in helping diagnose and treat disorders of speech, language, and swallowing on this Line One program.

State House, Senate call for each other to give ground, Walker hopes for compromise; $50 million budget cut latest indicator of waning support for state gasline project; Interior nominee sees 'clean slate' on land in trust; Pebble forms advisory committee to help with range of issues; Uber, Lyft could be back in Alaska by June; Request denied for additional restrictions on Cooper king salmon harvest; State says harsh conditions, not aging infrastructure, culprit in Cook Inlet gas leak; NOAA looks to give up potentially mineral-rich Fairbanks property; Kodiak biologists to conduct bear population survey; Nation's first group of K-12 Russian immersion students graduates from West Anchorage High Listen now

No budget plan unveiled as legislative session ends; Legislature approves all but one of Walker's cabinet picks; Young OK with special counsel, rues 'media hype'; Bogoslof Volcano erupts, sends up ash cloud; Sinkhole pops up at Ft. Wainwright; Mayor's veto cuts Mat-Su education budget; New trooper boss talks priorities on first day; Repair season under way on ‘just about every road in Alaska’; Kodiak prepares for infectious disease with ebola simulation; UA president discusses search for new individual campus' leadership; From gangs to a grad: A former inmate celebrates finishing college; At Bartlett High, a student meteorologist delivers the forecast Listen now

KSKA: Friday, May 19 at 2:45pm. If you've ever wondered why "the grass is always greener over the septic tank" all you need to do is drop by Stage Talk this week as we talk about Cyrano's Theatre Company's production of Allison and Margaret Engel's one woman show Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End. Ursula Gould, who plays Erma Bombeck, along with director Krista M. Schwarting are Steve's guests this week. Erma Bombeck:At Wit's End is currently playing at Cyrano's and will continue until June 4th. LISTEN HERE

Sullivan calls for White House 'discipline'; Murkowski mulls special prosecutor; Sullivan discusses broad spectrum of topics with statewide listeners on Talk of Alaska; Anchorage sees 14 homicide victims so far this year, faster rate than during record year; Senate sends oil tax credit overhaul back to the House; Legislature begins voting on Walker cabinet picks, starting with oil and gas commissioner; After stern state letter and a loss, lone Anchorage pot club closes; Former state Supreme Court justice to receive national awards for civics education; Less sea ice means shorter hunting season for polar bears and scientists; Closure of Interior’s only dairy shows vulnerability of Alaska’s food security; Ask a Climatologist: Sizing up Alaska’s summer; Fans watch first Tlingit Miss Alaska reach final 10 in Miss USA contest Listen now

With deadline looming, how much does the legislature still have on its plate?; In first townhall in Interior Alaska, crowd engages with Sullivan; Alaska tourism rates at an all-time high last summer; Simple cabins to be built to house Alaska homeless; Alaska professor, student to study impact of whale watching; New regulations to reduce fine particle pollution in Interior Alaska; Boat owners fooled by website charging high prices for vessel documentation; Could Norway be an Alaskan model for prison reform?; Nursing Narratives turns the spotlight on unique experiences; DJs discuss the sound of the Arctic at NxN festival Listen now

Russian fighters have flown near Alaska's coast 5 times in recent weeks. U.S. military officials stress the flights and intercepts are within the realm of normal, a Russia expert says it's a test of American readiness. Where do these incidents fit within the current and future role of security in the region? Senator Dan Sullivan will discuss it on the next Talk of Alaska. Listen Now

Sockeye fire verdict: Not guilty; EPA settles with Pebble, clears permitting path for mine; Senate votes down state income tax; More than 200 Anchorage teachers to receive layoff notices; State gasline corporation raises specter of eminent domain; Funding for pro-road group approved by Juneau Assembly; Murre colonies struggle to reproduce following die-off; AK: Feeding the hungry Susitna Valley residents; 49 Voices: Mackenzie Harvey of Eagle River Listen now

The Upper Susitna Food Pantry, with locations in Talkeetna and Trapper Creek, provides food assistance to hundreds of Susitna Valley residents. While many volunteers work together to help in that process, there is one person without whom the pantry could not function as it does. Listen now

KSKA: Thursday, May 18, at 2:00 p.m. What do you do if you find an injured animal in the wild? If it’s a bird or a seal, there may be hope for a rescue. We’ll be traveling to the Alaska SeaLife Center, where marine mammals and birds are nursed back to health, and Bird TLC, a center for injured avians here in Anchorage. LISTEN HERE

This week we're hearing from Mackenzie Harvey from Eagle River. Last week, Harvey, her husband, and their two young daughters traveled to Washington D.C. for Strolling Thunder, a baby march put on by the nonprofit Zero to Three. Listen now

KSKA: Wednesday April 12, 2017 @ 2pm and 8 pm. Justice Alaska on Hometown Alaska takes a look at our state's juvenile justice system, with guests representing both prosecution and defense. LISTEN HERE

KSKA: Tuesday, May 16 at 2pm. This week we’re featuring another panel discussion on transportation entitled “What we have and what we would like: Public and non-motorized or active transportation”. This is the second in a series of discussions being held on local transportation issues titled “From Here to the Future: Transforming Anchorage/Mat-Su Transportation”. LISTEN HERE

"New Arrivals" is Alaska Public Media's profiles of people who recently moved to Anchorage, one of the most diverse cities in the world. Every Tuesday, we meet a New Arrival from another country, another state, or another part of Alaska. The stories air at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays during Morning Edition here on KSKA, Alaska Public Media. LISTEN HERE