Legislative session kicks off in Juneau; Pilot, passenger on downed aircraft near Pilot Point evaced Monday night; Airport shooting suspect back in court for bail hearing; Interior pick firmly against fed land transfer, with wiggle room for Alaska; Earthquakes shake waters off Elfin Cove; Trio makes CB 300 history; Alaska Highway 75th anniversary events to include tribute to black soldiers’ key role; Scientist says vanishing clouds have lead to colder temperatures; Interior Alaska hit with abnormally chilly weather; Bean's Cafe moves to 24-hour schedule to alleviate cold patrons; Here's why your street isn't plowed yet Listen now
New snow slows CB 300 mushers; Economic forecasters in Anchorage say despite recession ‘sky’s not falling’; Alaska's population increases slightly; National and Alaska tribal health leader Sally Smith dies; Greenhouse grows inspired young people; Mushing, a tradition on the fritz in Bristol Bay; David Cornberg has the last word in “Coming into the Country” Listen now
ConocoPhillips’ big new find on the North Slope could help replenish pipeline; Alaska’s warming waters could slow coral growth, impacting fish; Alaska Pioneer Homes escape state budget cuts, for now; CB 300 kicks off mushing season; Board of Game approves Kenai wolf control program; Fairbanks Assembly backs code enforcement; AK: Club Baby Seal provides new artistic outlet in Juneau; 49 Voices: John Borg of Eagle Listen now
Women started the idea as a protest, but a march in Washington DC planned for the day after the presidential inauguration has grown into something much larger. Now it’s being called a march for human rights and raising awareness of a broad range of concerns from affordable housing to health care to immigration. Listen Now
A new Juneau-based comedy troupe called Club Baby Seal is gaining momentum in the capital city. Listen now
This week on 49 Voices, we're doing something a little different. John Borg was the mayor and postmaster of Eagle, Alaska, in 1976 when author John McPhee came through to research for his best-selling book Coming into the Country. For 40 years now, readers come into Eagle every summer asking about the characters they met in the book. John Borg shared his thoughts with Alaska’s Energy Desk about what it’s like to host these literary tourists. Listen now
KSKA: Thursday, Jan. 19, at 2:00 p.m. Everyone knows that winter backcountry travelers need to know how to avoid avalanches, how to prepare for them, and what to do if someone is caught in one. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we talk to experts about the right gear and how to use it, we'll also get a step-by-step scenario of what an avalanche recovery is like and what you should do in that terrible event.
KSKA: Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 2 and 8 p.m. If you get a traffic ticket, you have the right to argue your case before a magistrate in Traffic Court. Join us for our next topic on Justice Alaska.
Monday, January 16, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Anger is a natural and necessary human emotion that serves to activate and protect us in times of danger. Uncontrolled anger however, can act as a very destructive force in relationships and has a negative impact on emotional and physical health. On the next Line One: Your Health Connection, clinical psychologist, Dr. Bruce Pemberton returns to Line One for a deeper look at Toxic Anger and it’s impact on our lives. LISTEN NOW
KSKA: Friday, January 13 at 2:45pm The Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Conductor/Maestro Randy Fleischer, brings back its annual collaboration between music and film as it performs the original soundtracks to two of Charlie Chaplin's more popular films, The Kid and The Idle Class while the films are shown. Fleischer and Education Coordinator Susan Windgrove-Reed come by Stage Talk today to give some background on Chaplin and how Fleischer works to combine the music with the films during the showings. Both films, along with the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra perform Saturday at 8pm in the Atwood Concert Hall. LISTEN NOW
Alaska’s House majority weighs whether to hold open caucus meetings; 'What's the plan?' Senators say ACA replacement in the works; APU skier places fourth as national cross country championship comes to close; Amid violence and breakdown, no clear intervention for Florida shooter; HIV cluster hits Bristol Bay village; Interior Energy Project reaches key milestone; BLM adds new protections to Natural Petroleum Reserve; Bill would cut ferry costs, reinstate discharge rules Listen now
Arizona senator on a pork hunt targets Kodiak; Trump's VA pick came to Alaska in 2015; WIIN and NDAA make an Arctic deep draft port more likely; Walrus Islands designated as national historic landmark; Before and after photos of Bogoslof Island show big changes after recent eruption; Extreme cold to move across Alaska in coming week; Anchorage looks to provide shelter for homeless in pending cold snap; Only homeless shelter in Kodiak fights through the cold; Tanker truck spills 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel after crash near Paxson; Sitka’s Green Lake Dam back in service; Homer students to compete in state robotics championship Listen now
Anvik tribal courts given more jurisdiction in lower level cases; Murkowski says repeal, replace should coincide; School districts cope with flat state funding as costs continue to rise; DOC inmate dies by suicide; Fukushima radiation yet, and unlikely, to affect Alaska seafood; US announces polar bear plan; critics call it toothless; Whale freed from anchor line in Ketchican; Stories of Coming into the Country: Arliss Sturgulewski ;Four mariners rescued from Gulf of Alaska; Experts say 2016 smashed previous records for Alaska's hottest year on record; Two actors adapt the Narnia world to the Kodiak stage Listen now
FBI and police address Fort Lauderdale shooter's ties to Alaska Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage Law enforcement officials in Anchorage held a press conference on Saturday regarding what's known about Esteban Santiago, the alleged shooter in Friday's attack at the Ft. Lauderdale airport. Savoonga residents request state help after storm devastation Davis Hovey, KNOM - Nome In the final days of 2016, a storm caused wind and water damage to many buildings in Savoonga, one of two communities on St. Lawrence Island. At one point, nearly a hundred people took shelter in the school building. How Alaska had this Trump nominee shaking Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media - Washington DC President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the Commerce Department, Wilbur Ross, is a billionaire investor, a specialist in distressed industries. Alaska Economic outlook for 2017 is bleak Rashah McChesney, Alaska's Energy Desk - Juneau Thousands of Alaskans lost their jobs in 2016. And in the forecast for 2017, it doesn't look like the economy is going to stop shrinking anytime soon. Lawmakers pre-file legislation in the lead up to next week's session start Andrew Kitchenman, Alaska Public Media/KTOO - Juneau Lawmakers couldn't agree last year whether to permanently provide health insurance to the survivors of police officers and firefighters who die in the line of duty. Starting next week, they'll have another chance. Hold These Truth tells story of WWII, presents lessons for today Anne Hillman, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage The Perseverance Theater production of “Hold These Truths” is playing in Anchorage this week. The one-man show tells the story of Gordon Hirabayashi and his resistance of the forced imprisonment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Elevated avalanche concern for interior Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks Recent heavy snows and high winds have created avalanche conditions in areas of the interior not normally prone to slides. Minnesota climber gives up Mount Hunter attempt Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks Lonnie Dupre (doo-PREE) has called it quits on Mt. Hunter after a harrowing experience. The Minnesota based adventurer began an attempt last week to become the first person to scale the 14 thousand 5 hundred foot Alaska Range peak alone in January. Whale Pass votes to become a second class city Angela Denning, KSTK - Petersburg Whale Pass residents voted to become a second class city in an election that is wrapping up. The small community has about 50 residents on northern Prince of Wales Island.
Yes, suicide rates appear to have gone up in 2015, but there are solutions. We’ll talk to researchers who have been working with communities in the YK Delta for 20 years developing prevention programs based on Yup’ik values instead of Western systems and about the effectiveness of some Western systems. We’ll also delve into both historical trauma and historical resiliency – what makes our communities and people stronger. Listen Now
Anchorage man in custody for Ft. Lauderdale airport shooting; Anchorage weighs sales tax option; Mental Health Trust investments in legal "ambiguity"; Newtok asks: Can the U.S. deal with slow-motion climate disasters?; Miners dislike BLM's 'balanced' plan for Eastern Interior; Study documents tree species' decline due to climate warming; Wind gusts forecast up to 80 mph into the Juneau weekend; Orthodox Christmas in Sitka; AK: Garrison Keillor's Sitka pen pal; 49 Voices: Jack Bennett of Homer Listen now
With a new year often comes the resolution to be well. Do good work. Keep in touch. Sound familiar? That’s the famous outro to the daily “Writer’s Almanac,” hosted by legendary writer and radio host Garrison Keillor. He visited Alaska last year on a cruise and made a pit stop in Sitka to visit a pen pal. Because it turns out, when it comes to resolutions, Keillor is good on his word. Listen now
KSKA: Thursday, Jan. 12, at 2:00 p.m. On Outdoor Explorer, we're fortunate to meet some of the world’s most amazing people, and that was especially true when Dario Schwoerer was in town to talk about his 100,000-mile sailboat voyage. On our next show we'll hear from Dario about his amazing family, some scary moments they've endured, and their hopes for our planet. LISTEN NOW
KSKA: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 2 and 8 p.m. This may sound very Alice-in-Wonderland-ish, but an Alaska scientist thinks we might be able to grow organic and biodegradable insulation from mushrooms growing in our backyards. Tune in to find out how. LISTEN NOW