The number of nonresident workers in Alaska surpassed the number of residential workers in 2014. What's causing this statistic and what can be done to encourage local hiring within the state? This week's Alaska Edition tackles these questions and looks at the legality of policies aiming to increase the number of Alaskan workers.
Governor Walker recently announced Dean Williams as the new commissioner of the Department of Corrections. This week on Alaska Edition we will talk about the future of the Department of Corrections and the steps the new commissioner plans to take to better the system.
Revisit the turbulent 1960s, when a revolutionary culture emerged with the Black Panther Party at its vanguard. Stanley Nelson tells the vibrant story - IN THE BLACK PANTHERS - VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION - of a pivotal movement that feels timely all over again. Tuesday, February 16. 8:00 p.m.
Survey five pivotal years in Bowie's extensive career, each illustrating his inspiration and where his innovative ideas led him. The program features unseen footage and interviews with close collaborators, and charts Bowie's continual evolution. Friday, February 12. 9:00 p.m.
On this week's Alaska Edition, we discuss emergency preparedness in the state.
The month of February is highlighted by special campaign coverage by PBS NEWSHOUR including: Reports on the Iowa caucuses. Monday, February 1. 10:00 p.m. Reports on the New Hampshire primary. Tuesday, February 9. 10:00 p.m. Democratic presidential debate. Thursday, February 11. 5:00 p.m.
Live from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, PBS NEWSHOUR co-anchors and managing editors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will moderate the DNC-sanctioned debate, the first Democratic presidential debate following the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary. Thursday, January 11. 5:00 p.m.
Travel to Canada’s Rockies and into the world of moose to experience a calf’s first year of life. At the best of times, fewer than half of these leggy 35-pounders survive their first year. This stunningly intimate film NATURE - MOOSE-LIFE OF A TWIG EATER - attempts to find out why. Wednesday, February 10. 7:00 p.m.
ARCTIC ENTRIES this month brings you Of Moose and Men: Stories of Creature Companions, Filling the Freezer, and Walks in the Wild. Saturday, February 6. 10:00 p.m.
Joined by The New York Times, FRONTLINE investigates fantasy sports and online sports betting. With law enforcement cracking down, the film traces the growth of these booming businesses and goes inside their operations at home and abroad. Tuesday, February 9. 9:00 p.m.
Explore James Garfield’s unprecedented rise to power, his shooting by a madman and its bizarre and tragic aftermath. Based on the best-seller Destiny of the Republic, the story follows the life of one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president in this episode of AMERICAN EXPERIENCE. Tuesday, February 2. 8:00 p.m.
PBS NewsHour begins special coverage of Election 2016 with a one-hour report on the important Iowa caucuses. Will Donald Trump beat Senator Ted Cruz? Can Hillary Clinton stave off a surge by Senator Bernie Sanders? Monday, February 1. 10:00 p.m.
The Legislative session started this week, and battles are already brewing over the budget, several pre-filed bills ranging in relevance. This week's Alaska Edition explores what's ahead this session and how it stacks up to previous years.
We will rebroadcast the first episode of Mercy Street, the new Civil War drama by PBS on the following days and times:
Tuesday, January 19 at 3 a.m.
Tuesday, January 19 at 10 p.m.
Thursday, January 21 at 8 p.m.
Meet one of America’s great directors (The Graduate, Angels in America), who discusses his life and 50-year artistic career, from comedy duo Nichols and May to Charlie Wilson’s War. See new interviews with Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and more. Friday, January 29. 8:00 p.m.
Go inside the bitter battle to unionize coal miners at the dawn of the 20th century. The struggle over the power that fueled America led to the largest armed insurrection since the Civil War, and turned parts of West Virginia into a bloody war zone. Tuesday, January 26. 8:00 p.m.
As climate change alters the timing of the ice pack, their life cycle is disrupted—or so the theory goes. To test it, NOVA travels on the Polarstern, a state-of-the-art research vessel, to a place rarely, if ever, visited before: the vast ice pack that grows around Antarctica in the winter months, a frigid seasonal continent twice the size of the U.S. The Polarstern fights its way through the pack to establish camps on the ice, from which scientists dive beneath the surface in search of the ice caves in which juvenile krill shelter during the winter. Wednesday, January 20. 8:00 p.m.
Human Trafficking tends to be closely associated with sex trafficking and prostitution, but this week's Alaska Edition includes guests who are taking initiative to expand how Alaskans understand the issue of people being exploited across an array of industries.
Rosanne Cash, Edie Brickell, Paul Simon, Alison Krauss, Raul Malo, Neil Young and more pay tribute to singer and songwriter Willie Nelson, the 2015 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Nelson’s lyrics give voice to America’s heartland and his music pushes genre boundaries. Friday, January 15. 8:00 p.m.