Alaska Public Media’s December schedules and programming highlights.
Sage Worl teaches Raven how to say the word, “drum” in his Alaskan Native language.
Governor Sean Parnell objects to Medicaid expansion. Fairbanks suffers a power outage like no other in recent memory. The Anchorage Assembly passes a budget, but remains wrapped up in the debate over ice rinks and tennis courts. Lawmakers are talking about the possibility of state investment in the gas line. Reapportionment of the Legislature appears to be over; the opponents of the plan are giving up. Sen.Mark Begich is targeted for his vote on health care. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has become prominently involved in the debate over sexual misconduct in the military.
KSKA: Friday, 11/22 at 2PM & Saturday, 11/23 at 6PM.
KAKM: Friday 11/22 at 7:30PM & Saturday. 11/23 at 4:30PM
Todd Salat was born an Iowa country boy, making his way to the mountains as often as possible. Once he came of age, it didn’t take him long to find his way to Alaska.
Over the past 20+ years, mostly by trial and error, Salat has become one of the best photographers of the northern lights in Alaska, and the world.
Anchorage has become embroiled in an appropriations debate. Legislative money for tennis courts – or ice rinks. Some assembly members want to crack down on towing firms. The municipality is exploring a plan to unify the fire and police dispatch. The Anchorage Assembly has been working on Title 11, regulating taxis. Alaska Airlines says it will allow passengers to use more electronic devices. Food trucks have become popular in many American cities. Anchorage is seeing them too – but there are questions about these mobile kitchens as Sean details.
KSKA: Friday, 11/15 at 2PM & Saturday, 11/16 at 6PM.
KAKM, Friday 11/15 at 7:30PM & Saturday, 11/16 at 4:30PM.
The Parnell Administration appeals a subsistence ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court. Shell Oil is working to get its Arctic drilling program back on track. Savings will have to be used to balance the state’s budget. Reapportionment of the legislature remains incomplete.
KSKA: Friday, 11/8 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 11/9 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 11/8 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 11/9 at 5:00pm
The issues of substance abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault garner a lot of attention at the Alaska Federation of Native Conference in Fairbanks. Calls to strengthen tribal control over subsistence matters were highlighted by a round-table discussion with Senator Mark Begich and an address by Senator Lisa Murkowski where she deemed certain Federal Subsistence Board rules “ridiculous.”
KSKA: Friday, 11/1 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 11/2 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 11/1 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 11/2 at 5:00pm
Mayor Dan Sullivan and the Anchorage Assembly battle over the controversial labor ordinance. The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce comes out in favor of Medicaid expansion. A special shelter for the mentally ill is in the works in Anchorage.
KSKA: Friday, 10/25 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 10/26 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 10/25 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 10/26 at 5:00pm
The federal government reopens – for now. Former-Attorney General Dan Sullivan announces run for U.S. Senate. Byron Mallott enters race for governor. Parnell threatens to sue the Fish and Wildlife Service if refuges remained closed. Mat-Su Borough refuses $2 million offer to buy its ferry. The Pebble Partnership and the state are demanding money to pay for legal fees. Potential approaches to curb drunk driving in Anchorage.
KSKA: Friday, 10/18 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 10/19 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 10/18 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 10/19 at 5:00pm
My guest for today’s program is Mark Trahant, Mark is the University of Alaska Anchorage Atwood Chair of Journalism. Mark is the first Native person to hold the Atwood chair at UAA, and diversity in journalism will be part of the discussion today.
KSKA: Friday, 10/11 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 10/12 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 10/11 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 10/12 at 5:00pm
The Affordable Care Act’s online health insurance marketplaces launched across the country on Tuesday. Each state is required to have a marketplace as part of the ACA. The sites are where people can shop for a health insurance plan and figure out if they qualify for a subsidy to help pay for it. Under the health care law, nearly everyone in the country is required to have health insurance starting Jan. 1. Today’s guests are here to answer questions about how to sign up for coverage.
KSKA: Friday, 10/4 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 10/5 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 10/4 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 10/5 at 5:00pm
Foyle is tasked with protecting Karl Strasser, a Nazi officer turned MI5 informant who believes he is in danger. America wants Strasser extradited for his involvement in a wartime event, but British Intelligence is determined to protect him. As Foyle nears a solution to the case, the unfathomable truth of “Operation Sunflower” is revealed.
TV: Sunday, 9/29 at 8:00pm
A police search begins for Alan and Celia, who are locked inside the hall without phone service. Fearing for their parents and unable to sleep, Caroline and Gillian open up to one another and form a supportive bond. In the morning, the curator and his assistant find Alan and Celia.
TV: Saturday, 9/29 at 7:00pm
Many Anchorage Assembly members want to delay the vote on the AO37 repeal. Anchorage attempting to obtain 130 acres of surplus federal land near the airport for homeless housing. State outraged at armed EPA raid in Chicken. The Pew Charitable Trust issues a report on Arctic drilling challenges.
KSKA: Friday, 9/27 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 9/28 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 9/27 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 9/28 at 5:00pm
Follow Prince Hal’s path to reconciliation with his father and his ascension to the throne.
TV: Friday, 9/27 at 8:00pm
Can an entire landscape be altered by changes in one plant or animal gene? Science now says yes, and A Thousand Invisible Cords: Connecting Genes to Ecosystems traces the 30-year journey that led to this discovery. It demonstrates that living things are connected in more ways that anyone thought possible.
TV: Thursday, 9/26 at 8:00pm
Beginning Wednesday at 8 p.m., 360 North-TV will broadcast a four-part documentary series on the Marine Highway’s 50 years of operation.
If you enjoyed Part One of the documentary, you won’t want to miss the broadcast premiere of parts 2, 3, and 4.
- Part 1: Alaska’s Marine Highway – Wed, Sept 25 at 8pm.
- Part 2: The Golden Voyage – Wed, Oct. 2 at 8pm.
- Part 3: Life on Board – Wed, Oct 9 at 8pm.
- Part 4: Connections – Wed, Oct 16 at 8pm.
At a public school in Newark, New Jersey, the staff answers the phone by saying, “You’ve reached John F. Kennedy High School, Newark’s best-kept secret.” JFK provides an exceptional environment for students with special-education needs. In “Best Kept Secret,” Janet Mino, who has taught a class of young men for four years, is on an urgent mission. She races against the clock as graduation approaches for her severely autistic minority students. Once they graduate and leave the security of this nurturing place, their options for living independently will be few. Mino must help them find the means to support themselves before they “age out” of the system. By Samantha Buck.
TV: Monday, 9/23 at 9:00 p.m.
A severely injured man drags himself to a hospital, only to die shortly after being found by a nurse and doctor. As Foyle makes inquiries, he is led to discover a mysterious military facility full of secrets that could threaten British Intelligence. Meanwhile, Sam’s jumbled efforts to help her husband Adam campaign for Parliament draw surprising results.
TV: Sunday, 9/22 at 8:00 p.m.
Celia and Alan decide on a civil marriage ceremony to be held at an eerie medieval hall near Halifax. As they visit, a storm is brewing, the lights go out and they’re locked in the ancient building. In the midst of a thunderstorm, Gillian’s Land Rover inexplicably catches fire.
TV: Sunday, 9/22 at 7:00 p.m.