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Gorongosa Park: Battle Lines

Gorongosa Park: Battle Lines

Experience the inspiring rebirth of an African wilderness through the eyes of Emmy Award-winning wildlife cameraman Bob Poole. Darting lions, wrestling crocs, facing down angry elephants – it’s all part of a day’s work as he joins the battle to re-wild a legendary national park.

October 3, 2015
Hear Latin-infused arrangements of iconic songs in this concert special hosted by Sheila E. (Courtesy of: Courtesy of Ciprian Lacob)

Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson

World-class drummer and percussionist Sheila E. hosts a concert special that showcases award-winning Latin artists and a 37-piece orchestra performing Latin-infused arrangements of the songs on Tony Succar’s album UNITY: THE LATIN TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL JACKSON.

October 3, 2015
Overcoming the stigma attached to mental illness

Overcoming the stigma attached to mental illness

Mental Illness Awareness Week starts on Sunday. Twenty percent of adults in the United States experience a mental illness. Rates are higher in Alaska Native and American Indian populations, though those groups are less likely to seek help because of cultural barriers. On today’s program we’ll discuss ways to overcome those barriers and ways the entire community can address the stigma attached to mental illnesses for all individuals.

KSKA: Fri., Oct. 2, at 2:00 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 3, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Fri., Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 3, at 6:00 p.m.
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October 2, 2015

Cleaning Marine Debris from Alaska’s Beaches

For 11 years, Gulf of Alaska Keeper (GoAK) has cleaned marine debris from remote Alaskan coastlines. In the summer of 2015, GoAK organized a large-scale project to collect debris from across the Gulf of Alaska by barge and helicopter. Approximately 440 tons of debris was taken to Seattle, where it will be sorted and disposed or recycled.

October 1, 2015
(Photo by Kevin Berne © 2014)

Jacques Pepin’s Final Series – Heart and Soul

After a lifetime in the kitchen – and over two decades in front of public television audiences – Jacques Pépin brings you his final series, JACQUES PEPIN: HEART and SOUL. His most personal program yet, it showcases the warmth, wit and mastery of a culinary icon as he cracks a bottle of wine (or two) and shares the greatest hits from his storied career. From classic French dishes to creative new menus that vie to be his crowning glory, it’s a grand finale you won’t want to miss!

October 1, 2015
Samantha Bond as Frances Barden and Francesca Annis as Joyce Cameron star in HOME FIRES..  (Photo Courtesy of Courtesy of © ITV Studios for MASTERPIECE)

Home Fires – Women in Wartime – New Masterpiece Debuts in October

Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey) and Francesca Annis (Reckless) star as bitter rivals for control of the Women’s Institute in a rural English town as it struggles with the onset of World War II. Hailed by the London Daily Mirror as “an astonishing story about women as war breaks out” HOME FIRES also stars Clare Calbraith (Downton Abbey), Ed Stoppard (Upstairs Downstairs), and Claire Rushbrook (Whitechapel).

September 30, 2015
Reece Shearsmith as Malcolm Webster. (Photo by Steffan HIll © ITV)

The Widower: Nurse and Killer.

This is the true story of Malcolm Webster, a nurse by profession and, on the surface, a perfect gentleman: well-spoken, personable and charming. He’s also a spendthrift and killer. He marries, and then attempts to kill, a succession of women to cash in their life insurance policies. In episode one, when Claire confronts her husband, Malcolm Webster, over his wild spending, he tries to control her with sedatives. Afraid he’ll soon be caught, he silences her forever. Three years on, he has a new bride…and history appears to be repeating itself.

September 30, 2015
Paul Oontoguk shares his story in the new season of Arctic Entries. (Photo by Eric Keto)

New season of Arctic Entries kicks off

We kick off the new television season of ARCTIC ENTRIES Saturday, October 3 at 10:00 p.m. Risks Rewards and Reckless Abandon.

September 29, 2015
Susanne Schmidt shares her story in the  opening episode of this season's Arctic  Entries. (Photo by Eric Keto. Alaska Public Media)

October 2015 Television Highlights: Arctic Entries is Back!

One of the hottest tickets in Anchorage is ARCTIC ENTRIES and we are happy to be able to broadcast the entire upcoming season on television. Arctic Entries debuts Saturday, October 3 at 10 pm. We’ll air new episodes the first Saturday of every month through next June. We kick off the season with Risks, Rewards and Reckless Abandon.

September 29, 2015
Faith and its role in public policy development

Faith and its role in public policy development

Today we’re talking about faith and public policy. The intersection of the two has been highlighted this week by Pope Francis’ visit to Washington, D.C., and his pointed comments on climate change, immigration, and homelessness. Similar conversations are also happening here in Alaska where interfaith religious groups have lead campaigns to expand Medicaid and increase environmental protections. Today we’ll talk about the role faith plays in developing public policy in Alaska.

KSKA: Fri., Sept. 25, at 2:00 p.m. & Sat., Sept. 26, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Fri., Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m. & Sat., Sept. 26, at 6:00 p.m.

September 25, 2015

Pilgrimage to Spruce Island

Spruce Island is considered by many Orthodox Christians to be one of the holiest sites in North America. The island was home to the hermitage of Herman of Alaska during the early 1800’s. Every year, in early August, the Orthodox Church in America celebrates the canonization of Saint Herman with a Liturgy, pilgrimage, and banquet.

September 24, 2015

In My Family: Sun

September 21, 2015
Indian Summers starts Sunday, September 17 on Alaska Public Media.

New on MASTERPIECE in September: Indian Summers

Julie Walters stars as the glamorous doyenne of an English social club in the twilight era of British rule in India. Set in a subtropical paradise, the 9-part series – INDIAN SUMMERS – explores the collision of the high-living English ruling class with the local people agitating for Indian independence.

September 20, 2015
Cannons and loose timbers on the starboard stern.  Diver Filippo Ronca taking measurements at the muzzle. (Photo Courtesy of WGBH.)

NOVA: Arctic Ghost Ship

Unravel the greatest mystery in Arctic exploration: 160 years ago, the Franklin Expedition to chart the Northwest Passage vanished. Now, a Canadian team – in ARCTIC GHOST SHIP – discovers one of Franklin’s lost ships, a vital clue to the fate of the ill-starred expedition.

September 19, 2015

In My Family: Where Are You Going?

September 14, 2015

How to Grow a Giant Cabbage

Brian Shunskis has placed 3rd in the Alaska State Fair giant cabbage competition for the past three years. Will 2015 be the year he takes home the big money? He’s been feeding his cabbages all summer long a secret ingredient that just might make the difference.

September 10, 2015

In My Family: Sea Lion

September 8, 2015

I Am The Bone Builder

You could say that skeleton building is in his bones. Lee Post’s articulated creations can be found in museums and visitor centers across Alaska and the Lower 48. Every summer, Post guides students at the Peterson Bay Field Station through a mystery bone-building project.

September 3, 2015
Eight bakers produce favorite traybakes, offering twists on everything from bakewells to banoffees and brownies.

The Great British Baking Show Returns in September

Follow 12 amateur bakers in THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW. In Season Two, the competitors will match talents as they bake their way to the top. They will bake breads, desserts, pies, and so many more mouth-watering recipes. Their first hurdle: cake.

August 31, 2015
Lincoln and McClellan confer in the generals headquarters tent at Antietam on October 4, 1862. (Photo Courtesy of Library of Congress)

Ken Burns’ The Civil War

THE CIVIL WAR, the award-winning film produced and directed by Ken Burns, will be rebroadcast over five consecutive nights in September. The broadcast, which coincides with the 25th anniversary of the series’ initial broadcast in September 1990, will present for the first time a newly restored high-definition version.

August 30, 2015