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Two Anchorage mayors tackle two recessions

Two Anchorage mayors tackle two recessions

This week, we’ll be talking with two Anchorage mayors about two recessions. With us are Tom Fink, who took over the reigns of Anchorage in 1987, not long after a collapse in the price of oil, and by Ethan Berkowitz, who’s been in office just about a month now.

KSKA: Friday, July 31, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 1, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, July 31, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 1, at 6:00 p.m.
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July 31, 2015
Shown from L-R: Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson and Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes (Photo Courtesy of Robert Viglasky/Hartswood Films for MASTERPIECE)

August 2015 TV Highlights: Special Encore – Sherlock!

Did you miss him? Did you miss him? Did you miss him? Yes, of course you did! That’s why we are bringing back SHERLOCK for special encore presentations of all three seasons in August and September.

July 30, 2015

AcroYoga Under the Midnight Sun | INDIE ALASKA

“Bird,” “star” and “mermaid” are some of the AcroYoga positions that can be seen around Anchorage at least twice a week, when a group of friends meets to practice this combination of acrobatics and yoga.

July 30, 2015

In My Family: It is Cloudy

July 29, 2015
The Bomb: Lasting Legacy of the Nuclear Bomb

The Bomb: Lasting Legacy of the Nuclear Bomb

THE BOMB tells a powerful story of the most destructive invention in human history, outlining how America developed the nuclear bomb, how it changed the world and how it continues to loom large in our lives. Through state-of-the-art transfer techniques that have turned recently declassified images into vivid, jaw-dropping footage, viewers witness the raw power and strangely compelling beauty of rare views of above-ground nuclear tests.

July 24, 2015
Non-profits and their role in Alaska

Non-profits and their role in Alaska

Alaska has somewhere between 5,000 and 6,000 non-profits, and their important role in supporting community needs throughout the state is undeniable. Today we’ll be examining that role, and how it has grown over the past half century.

KSKA: Friday, July 24, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 25, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, July 24, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 25, at 4:30 p.m.

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July 24, 2015

Quidditch in the Last Frontier | INDIE ALASKA

Quidditch, the official sport of Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, has found a new home in Anchorage, Alaska. The magical game played in the Harry Potter books involves wearing capes and flying on enchanted brooms while trying to score a ball into the hoops.

July 23, 2015
Pilots flying simulator (L to R) Less Abend and Mark Weiss. (Photo Courtesy of WGBH)

NOVA: Why Planes Vanish

The disappearance of Flight MH370 stunned the world. In an era of smart-phones and GPS, how could a 270-ton passenger jet vanish into thin air? It was a rude awakening for all of us, showing just how far we are from the world we imagined we lived in — in which every move is monitored all the time. NOVA – Why Planes Vanish tells the inside story of the search for Flight MH370 and meets the key players, from all corners of the globe, who have spent months searching for the lost plane. How easy is it to make a plane disappear?

July 20, 2015

In My Family: Moon

July 20, 2015
Former Anchorage mayors Tony Knowles (left) and Jack Roderick

‘Coffee with the Mayors’

Join former Anchorage mayors Jack Roderick, Tony Knowles, Tom Fink, Rick Mystrom and Dan Sullivan for “Coffee with the Mayors,” a panel discussion looking at the city’s past, present, and future, and presented as part of the Anchorage Centennial Symposium.

KSKA: Tuesday, July 21, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

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July 17, 2015
The Lionfish may look spectacular, but its venomous spines can inflict a painful sting on an unwary diver. (Photo Courtesy Courtesy of Nick Robinson and Luke Peterson / © Eye Spy Productions Trading as Northern Pictures)

Life on the Reef: Exploring Australia’s Greatest Natural Icon

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the richest and most complex natural ecosystems on earth — home to a stunning array of animals, from microscopic plankton to 100-ton whales. From the coral cays of the outer reef to the Islands of the Torres Strait, the reef’s human residents work to find that critical balance between our needs and those of an ever-diminishing natural world.

July 17, 2015

Big-Name Brands Arrive in Anchorage

On Thursday, Anchorage fashionistas lined up to be the first inside the new H&M men’s and women’s apparel store in Anchorage. We’ll be viewing some footage of that exciting event in a moment. Today, we are taking a look at how and why national brands, and in H&M’s case, international brands, are locating in Anchorage.

KSKA: Friday, July 17, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 18, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, July 17, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 18, at 4:30 p.m.

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July 17, 2015

In My Family: Today

July 13, 2015

FRONTLINE: Women Who Escaped ISIS

Hear gripping, first-hand accounts of women who escaped the brutal reign of ISIS in this episode of FRONTLINE. This hard-hitting film explores the lives of women who were held as sex slaves, the people who saved them and women who endured—and also enforced—ISIS’ harsh rules.

July 10, 2015

Upcoming APTI Board Meeting: Thursday, July 9

The next APTI Board meeting will be held Thursday, July 9 at at 4 pm. The meeting will be held at the Elmo Sackett Broadcast Center, located at 3877 University Drive near the entrance to Alaska Pacific University.

The public is welcome to attend.

July 8, 2015
(Photo Courtesy of Executive Program Services)

America’s Wildest Refuge: ANWR

Tucked into a remote corner of Alaska, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a place where wilderness is experienced on an epic scale. From forested lowlands in the south to the towering mountains of the Brooks Range and north to the coastal plains, this is where we can go back in time to see how the earth was before modern civilization.

July 7, 2015
Author Harper Lee smoking cigarette on porch. HEY BOO, a film by Mary Murphy. A First Run Features release. (Photo: Donald Uhrbrock)

American Masters: The Mysterious Life of Harper Lee

Uncover the mysterious life of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of To Kill a Mockingbird in AMERICAN MASTERS: HARPER LEE – HEY BOO. Emmy-winning filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy offers an unprecedented look at Lee’s life.

July 6, 2015

Challenges and successes for Alaska’s LGBTQ community

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision and legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. But in the same week, the rainbow flag was burned outside of Identity, Anchorage’s LGBT community center. In these fast changing times, what challenges and successes are the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities facing here in Alaska?

KSKA: Friday, 7/3, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, 7/4, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, 7/3, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 7/4, at 4:30 p.m.
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July 3, 2015
Aaron Franklin, owner and chief firestarter at Franklin BBQ in Austin, is widely regarded as one of the most influential pitmasters in the United States. (Photo Courtesy of KLRU)

Who Says Texans Can’t BBQ?

Pitmaster Aaron Franklin takes a boisterous BBQ culture road trip in BBQ with FRANKLIN — featuring the people, the places and, of course, the food. The series celebrates the traditions and storied histories passed down through the generations, as well as those breathing new life into this distinctly American culture.

July 1, 2015

(front row L - R)  ANN BELL, Aunt Hester; BARBARA FLYNN, Aunt Emily;  JUDY CAMPBELL, Aunt Ann; WENDY CRAIG, Aunt Juley; 

Photograph taken by Brian Moody.

The Forsyte Saga – Damian Lewis Returns to PBS

This 2002 dramatic miniseries chronicles three generations of the Forsytes, an upper middle-class family in Victorian and Edwardian England. Damian Lewis, Gina McKee and Ioan Gruffudd star, with Rupert Graves, Amanda Root and Corin Redgrave.

June 30, 2015