Ice in Cook Inlet likely to delay fix to Hilcorp gas leak for weeks; Senate reveals plan to limit budgetary Permanent Fund use; Local advocates push for town hall meetings from Alaska delegation; Industry pushes back against proposed changes to state’s oil tax system; Murkowski says Trump policies on Arctic, climate still unclear; Light on Trump, Sullivan aims for optimism; Fish and Game experiments with new moose counting method; AK: The history of the water fluoride debate in Juneau; 49 Voices: Kokayi Nosakhere of Anchorage Listen now

Earlier this year the Anchorage Assembly nixed a ballot initiative to cease fluoridating its water supply.Despite setbacks, activists there vow to keep the effort alive. Listen now

This week we’re hearing from Kokayi Nosakhere in Anchorage. Nosakhere is community coordinator for Anchorage's branch of the NAACP. Listen now

KSKA: Wednesday, March 1 at 2 pm and 8 p.m. Charles Wohlforth hosts two of the state's top economists, to examine the Alaska economy that's firmly in recession. Choices on the state budget deficit could make the recession worse or longer. The economists' work allows us to see how many jobs may be lost, how Alaska's population will change and what the new normal will look like.

Monday, Feb. 23, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. On the next Lin One we'll be discussing colorectal cancer. We'll hear from a survivor as he shares his experiences with surgeries, screenings and treatment. You don't have to be afraid of the process, and he'll be with us to tell you why. We'll also have a local pathologist on the show to talk about treatment and screening options here in Alaska.

KSKA: Friday, February 24 at 2:45pm. Pre-Moth Radio Hour, This American Life and even Alaska's own Arctic Entries, author Studs Terkel took tape recorder in hand to interview real people doing real jobs across the country and then published a book about the people he met. Later, renowned composer Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin) collaborated with several other composers and song writers (James Taylor, Craig Carnelia, etc.) to bring that book to the stage in the form of the musical Working which is being presented by the University of Alaska Anchorage Department of Theatre and Dance. In their last weekend (Feb 24-26), Director Nova Cunningham and two of the actors from the show, Jacob Marforth and Jordan Crenshaw drop by Stage Talk this week to give us some background on all of these remarkable people. LISTEN NOW

Spicer says feds likely to boost enforcement of anti-marijuana laws; Alaska sees positive federal signals on individual insurance market; House Science to EPA: drop Pebble Mine veto; Walker wants Trump on board the gasline; Against the odds, proving solar can power Alaska; Alaska Aces hockey team to fold after this season; New Iditarod two-way communication rules for safety, not advantage Listen now

In this episode we take a look back at the 2016 Iditarod, including: The Seavey dynasty, Jeff King and Aliy Zirkle's dangerous encounter with a snowmachine near Nulato, and Brent Sass withdraws from the 2017 Iditarod.

"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. LISTEN NOW

"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 NOW

Murkowski looks at Trump, sees resource development; State moves forward on filling attorney general position; Study shows rise in some prenatal exposure to opiates; Carbon monoxide a factor in Soldotna deaths; After uncertainty, Alaska national parks get green light to hire summer staff; Twenty years after the Bethel School shooting; Mt. Edgecumbe High School marks 70th anniversary; Ask a Climatologist: We know it’s bad in the Arctic, what about the Antarctic? Listen now

Several proposals emerge for using Permanent Fund to fix budget; Northern Dynasty rebuts Kerrisdale attack, warns of action to protect investors; Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office hires new director; Alaska board, prompted by suit, proposes new abortion rules; Sullivan urges Board of Game to repeal predator control regulations; Exercise near Deadhorse to test paratroopers' ability to operate in cold; Alaska farmers push for hemp legalization; New taxi regulations will be on April ballot; Most Alaska high school grads unprepared for UA math and English; HAARP schedules first experiments since UAF takeover; Sheet metal apprenticeship organized in rural Alaska; Sitka author’s “Alaskan Laundry” wins statewide award Listen now

University of Alaska to update protocol for sexual assault, harassment cases; 1 dead, 7 in hospital after home carbon monoxide poisoning; St. Lawrence Island assistance centers offer state aid for storm repairs; Brent Sass withdraws mushing team from Iditarod; Juneau Assembly bans homeless from sleeping downtown; Students, teachers and extended absences at the Haines School; Pending EPA cuts lead to new junk cleanups in villages; Tlingit woman to represent Alaska at Miss USA pageant Listen now

"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. LISTEN NOW

Veteran of Alaska campaigns said to be in line for White House job; New York hedge fund slams Northern Dynasty, Pebble Mine in investor report; Legislators hear public testimony on income tax bill; Alaska's gender wage gap among largest in U.S.; Denali wolf protection back before Game Board; Waiting for winter: ice roads mean the North Slope can get to work; AK: Fleeing violence and feeling fearful in a new home; 49 Voices: Zion Phillips of Anchorage Listen now

The program will focus on how we create understanding and have conversations about faith with people who are different from us. We’ll talk about common misconceptions about the three major Western/Abrahamic religions and how they overlap. Listen Now

After three years of waiting for special immigrant visas, a family from Iraq finally arrived in Anchorage last fall. They were seeking safety. Then, on January 27, President Trump signed an executive order, and everything seemed to change. Listen now

This week we’re hearing from Zion Phillips in Anchorage. Phillips is a UAA freshmen and president of UAA’s Black Student Union. Listen now

KSKA: Thursday Feb. 23 at 2:00pm & 8:00pm. A dog can pull you on your skis faster than you believed possible. The feeling is much like dog mushing, but much easier to get into because you don’t need an entire team. In the first half of this show we’ll talk about skijoring, how it is done, and what it takes to start. In the second half, we’ll focus on the subject of dogs and winter, with tips for taking your dog on winter outdoor activities. Dog lovers should definitely stay tuned for the next show. LISTEN NOW

"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. LISTEN NOW