In this episode, we talk about the 2017 Iditarod, what happens after the mushers reach Nome, and the person behind the @IditaTrump Twitter account.
ACA repeal bill is dead; Rep. Young likes it that way; Income tax proposal pushed in state House; House bill looks to tweak oil tax credit system; Kenai Assembly defeats proposal to drop invocation policy; Mayor anticipates no firearm policy changes following Fairbanks library shooting; Mushers experience a carnival of sorts as the Iditarod winds down; AK: Fishing for herring from the sky; 49 Voices: Shaylyn "Yosty" Storms of Unalakleet Listen now
KSKA: Thursday, March 30, at 2:00 p.m.
KSKA: Wednesday March 29 @ 2pm and 8pm. Hometown Alaska interviews school board candidates for the April 4 election. Join us.
"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
Monday, March 27, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Many Divorces end after years of legal battles. Tens of thousands of dollars spent, kids torn apart by their parents’ conflict, and two people left filled with anger and animosity toward their parenting partner. Lawyers make a killing and the “Divorce Machine” drones on, leaving in it’s wake a path of destruction and despair that can last for generations.
KSKA: Friday, March 24 at 2:45pm Often considered the greatest play written in the English language, Shakespeare's Hamlet is as complicated it its psychological examination of the particular characters as it is enlightening of the human spirit. TBA Theatre is presenting this timeless work at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium on the campus of UAA March 24th through April 2nd and two of the actors, Wayne Mitchell and Jessica Faust drop by Stage Talk this week to let us know how they are approaching the play. LISTEN NOW
Young on both sides of debate as House health bill vote is delayed; Walker: Up to 45K Alaskans could lose coverage with GOP bill; Palmer man faces federal charges in 2016 double homicide; Police on lookout for Fairbanks library shooter; Military officials discuss REAL ID urgency, other issues; Huge fine issued for dangerous incident at Anchorage power plant; Emperor goose hunt will bring temporary jobs to 6 YK Delta villages; Fish and Game says crab counts were low this season, fishermen disagree; Inter-Island Ferry attracts more passengers; Fox Spring could remain under state ownership; Ask a Climatologist: Clear and cold on repeat Listen now
White House budget proposal cuts legal services for low-income Alaskans; Wildlife managers urge conservative hunting of emperor geese; Thousands of state employees temporarily locked out of computers; Hilcorp fined again by state for unauthorized use of nitrogen in wells; Two outside companies look to find world-class shale oil; Federal air quality officials visit Fairbanks; Longtime leader Rosita Worl to leave Sealaska board; Heating system fire caused last year's Ice Alaska fire; Mat-Su Borough bans trapping on some public land; Arctic winter sees record low sea-ice cover Listen now
Senate lifts ban on predator killing in Alaska refuges; Differences over future divide Alaska Legislature; Murkowski at odds with Trump's call to end NEA funding; Bill signed allowing for opioid overdose drug distribution; Consultant recommends Sitka’s hospitals merge; Final fuel spill cleanup near Paxson may be delayed; To the displeasure of some locals, Tailgate Alaska grabs land use permit from DNR Listen now
State health commissioner, Rep. Young concerned about health care bill; Citizen scientists monitor North Pole air; Feed Me Hope culinary school teaches skills for life beyond the kitchen; Anchorage Teamsters building break-in results in personal information theft; Never Quit: Being a pararescueman; House reintroduces bill designed to increase rural voting turnout; The Open North American Championship sled dog race comes to a close; Nome Finishers’ Banquet marks end of Iditarod 45 Listen now
What lies ahead for the Arctic and the people who live there? Researchers will gather in Anchorage, to present studies on changes in arctic plants and animals, food security and how remote population will need to adapt to increasing development, vessel traffic and tourism. Listen Now
Italian company Eni submits plan to drill for oil in Beaufort Sea; House passes deep cut to per diem allowances; Feds worry oil pipeline near leaking Cook Inlet gas line also at risk; Fairbanks cyclist wins Iditarod Trail Invitational; Forecasting Sitka’s herring biomass is a thorough but imperfect science; Open North American Sled Dog Championship kicks off; Yukon Quest dog's heart stopped; Victor Joseph reelected as President of Tanana Chiefs Conference; Pen Air works to integrate Saab 2000s; AK: How genetics changed mush dogs of the past; 49 Voices: Tsolmon Damba of Anchorage Listen now
The huskies running today’s Iditarod bear little resemblance to the bulky sled-dogs Alaskans used to rely on year-round. As breeding programs have refined genetic lines to create dogs designed to excel at the thousand-mile winter-time race, the cost of specialization has been a lack of versatility. Listen now
KSKA: Thursday, March 23, at 2:00 p.m. In the whole world, there are just a few places where a confluence of environmental factors creates incredible abundance. One of those is Bristol Bay. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll talk about the bay’s fisheries, the richest for commercial salmon and the regions' angling for enormous trout. LISTEN NOW
KSKA: Wednesday, March 22 @ 2 pm and 8 pm. Transportation helps make the city. On the next Hometown Alaska, we'll dream about how we could make our transportation system better to make a better Anchorage. Our guests will include a visiting transportation guru bringing new ideas, and a local transportation leader who knows our own situation. LISTEN NOW
KSKA Tuesday, March 21 2017, at 2:00 p.m. This week we’re featuring a World Matters storytelling event titled “Intercultural Alaska: Celebrating Diversity & Connecting Through Stories.” Five storytellers share with us their stories of immigration, culture, heritage and integration. All of which help make Alaska such a diverse place to live. LISTEN NOW