Tugboat carrying over 300 lbs of oil sinks in Sitka; Air pollution violations will cost seafood processing plant $3.2 million; Four men sentenced over 500 hours community service for 2015 walrus killings; Billions in maintenance fees loom as legislature continues to debate budget; Russian planes detected off Alaska 4 times this week; 1,900-acre fire spreads across Northwest Alaska; New study looks at relocating communities affected by climate change; Author tackles conservation and climate change in new book; March for Science to commence this weekend in Anchorage; AK: How to be an Alaskan Ninja Warrior; 49 Voices: Xavior Love of Anchorage Listen now

This week we're hearing from Xavior Love in Anchorage. Love is an aspiring actor from Bartlett High school. He also works part time at a movie theater. Listen now

What do you get when you mix reality television with an obstacle course? American Ninja Warrior. Now in it’s 9th season, the show is a glitzy display of human strength that one former competitor has decided to take off the road system. Cody Johnston operates a ninja-style training gym in Sitka that he practices at with his family. Listen now
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KSKA: Thursday, April 27, at 2:00 p.m.

KSKA: Wednesday April 26 @ 2pm and 8pm. Strangely, the coming of spring and return of light in Alaska doesn't clear the darkness for some people. Suicide statistics get worse this time of year. On the next Hometown Alaska, we'll meet Alaskans who are trying to lift that darkness, and to help the rest learn to protect our friends and loved ones from the terrible mistake of suicide.

Monday, April 24, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Our immune system does an amazing job of protecting us from infections and even works naturally prevent cancer. . It has long been recognized that harnessing the immune system to treat cancer is a reasonable goal but efforts have not been stellar. It now appears that this is changing.

KSKA: Friday, April 21 at 2:45pm In 1980, Robert Pond, candidate for Master of Arts degree in Theatre Arts at Portland State University presented his thesis: The History of Community Theatre in Anchorage, Alaska 1946-1976. Today, as he is preparing that thesis for a book, he drops by Stage Talk to chat about his personal recollections and experiences from his long career of producing theatre. Bob is one of the most recognized figures in Anchorage theatre and currently is one of the co-founders of RKP Productions which is planning on producing two Menotti operas later this year. LISTEN HERE

Trial opens for couple accused of starting '15 Willow wildfire; BP leak successfully plugged; Oil and gas industry defends Hilcorp's safety record; Gambell sees second whaling of the year; Juneau boundary expansion could threaten subsistence living in Angoon; YK villages serve as models for renewable energy; Wind-farm developer assails GVEA’s refusal to buy more power; Cause of death and suspect info released for April 4th Fairbanks murder; Cold weather slows winter break up; Project Citizen brings civics to Gruening classroom Listen now

F-22s intercept Russian bombers outside Alaska…again; All smiles for Rep. Young in Eagle River; Murkowski meets with students, seniors but no town hall; DOC offers new way to treat opioid addictions; Senate passes survivors’ benefits bill, allowing municipalities to opt out; New assistant district attorney taking the reins at Dillingham office; Alaska pretrial services might see change; Fairbanks school name voted out; Anchorage assembly says goodbye to some members; Statewide Trails Conference focuses on sustainable trails

F-22s intercept Russian bombers outside Alaska for first time since 2015; Walker invites sharply divided legislative leaders to talk; They’re holding a town hall, with or without delegation; Unnecessary sedation at center of dentist's fraud charges; Juneau Soccer Club defrauded in online scam; Fairbanks police bring in suspects for burglary, robbery, kidnapping and assault; Slow Fairbanks snowmelt slows Canada Geese migration; Villages conduct massive scrap metal and hazardous waste removal; Unalaskans suspect Coast Guard crew of tagging WWII bunker; U.S. Coast Guard commissions fast response cutter in Ketchikan Listen now

BP halts oil and gas leaking from North Slope well; Troopers: Peaceful end to Seward Highway shots fired incident; Vice President meets with Walker over the weekend on his way to Asia; In a rare case of river piracy, climate change is the culprit; House sends income tax bill to Senate; As session breaks deadline, Senate passes bill to allow cellphone fee; SEC alleges inside trading in GCI sale; As first hunt on emperor geese begins, officials ask for conservative hunting; Tenured teachers address Ketchikan School Board; Annual Yup’ik spelling bee connects identity and culture in young spellers Listen now

The legislature has gone past the 90-day mark as they try to find a solution to the state's fiscal crisis. Lawmakers from both chambers seem to agree on using permanent fund earnings but they're having a harder time finding common ground on budget cuts and new taxes. Listen Now

BP works to contain a leaking production well; Department of Revenue foresees a 12 percent drop in oil revenue for the year; End of legislative session unclear as lawmakers remain divided; Hilcorp completes repairs on Cook Inlet gas line leak; EPA climate advisor for Alaska's district leaves department over new agency head; In light of unexpected cuts, UA Board of Regents discusses likely cuts; New Pretrial office emerges to cut costs and crime; AK: Yukon cowboy shares love of old country songs at folk festival; 49 Voices: Cherry Blossom Princess Caitlin Sweeney Listen now

KSKA: Thursday, April 20, at 2:00 p.m. One way of thinking about wilderness is to remember what’s not there. Wilderness is never crowded, or full of artificial noise or electric light. Noise and light would cover up the good qualities in nature - the delicate sounds and the bright stars and aurora of a winter night. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’re looking at the problem of keeping the wilderness quiet and dark, which unfortunately takes some effort for us, in our bright noisy world.

This week on 49 Voices we're going to Washington D.C. Caitlin Sweeney was there last week to be Alaska's "princess" in the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Listen now

Art Johns has been playing at the Alaska Folk Festival since 1995. But his musical roots go way back -- almost 80 years. Listen now

Renting, whether you are the tenant or the landlord, can be fraught with conflict. Alaska has specific statutes that cover this housing arrangement. Justice Alaska explores hot spots in the Anchorage market and shares resources and legal tools for navigating this very common transaction. Your questions and experiences are welcome, so join us! LISTEN HERE

KSKA: Tuesday, April 18 at 2pm. On March 30, 1867 Secretary of State William Seward signed the purchase treaty with Russia and set into motion historical events that have impacted people in very different ways. We're featuring Willie Hensley as he explores the various views of the Alaska purchase, and how understanding the past will help all Alaskans move toward a more inclusive future. 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. The stories air at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays during Morning Edition here on KSKA, Alaska Public Media. LISTEN HERE

Monday, April 17, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Electronics, the internet, smartphones, and social media have changed the landscape for teens and added a new dimension for parents of today’s tech savvy teens. Join Host Prentiss Pemberton and award winning documentary filmmaker, Dr. ​Delaney Ruston, as they discuss her latest groundbreaking film SCREENAGERS. LISTEN HERE