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Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters

Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters

MY MUSIC Presents THE CARPENTERS: CLOSE TO YOU is a music-filled documentary that traces the Carpenters' career through the eyes of Richard Carpenter and the group's friends in the music business, features all of their top recording hits, including "(They Long to Be) Close to You," "Top of the World," "Hurting Each Other," "Only Yesterday," "Rainy Days and Mondays" and "We've Only Just Begun." Between 1970 and 1983, the Carpenters were awarded 10 gold singles, and nine gold albums, many of which also achieved multi-platinum status. Monday, December 28. 9:00 p.m.
December 15, 2015
Community in Unity: Prisoner Re-Entry

Community in Unity: Prisoner Re-Entry

Every month about 1,000 people are released from prison in Alaska. Many of them end up returning to prison. Re-integrating into a community can be challenging. In this program, we bring together a diversity of perspectives to explore the topic of what makes prisoner re-entry successful. KSKA: Monday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. KAKM: Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 7:00 p.m. on KAKM Channel 7 Download Audio:
December 7, 2015
Austin City Limits: Portugal. The Man

Austin City Limits: Portugal. The Man

Alaska's own, Portugal. The Man headlines AUSTIN CITY LIMITS Saturday, December 5. ACL presents the best in contemporary indie rock with Portugal. The Man and Local Natives. Portugal. The Man performs tracks from its record Evil Friends, while Local Natives plays tunes from its LP Hummingbird.
December 1, 2015

National Christmas Tree Lighting

The 2015 National Christmas Tree Lighting will air on Alaska Public Media, Thursday, December 10. Among the performers include: Crosby, Stills and Nash, Miss Piggy, Andra Day, Trombone Shorty, and the United States Coast Guard Band.
December 1, 2015
December Arctic Entries: Delusion.

December Arctic Entries: Delusion.

Arctic Entries this month explores Delusion. Check out the trailer and see what you won't want to miss December 5 at 10 on Alaska Public Media.
November 25, 2015
December 2015 TV Highlights: Tis the Holiday Season

December 2015 TV Highlights: Tis the Holiday Season

Holiday specials, Ken Burns' Prohibition, a tribute to Frank Sinatra, and a special public affairs presentation by Alaska Public Media highlight the December television schedule.
November 25, 2015

The Wolf Pack

Tim Lescher spends his days caring for the Alaska Zoo animals as if they were his own. But one family of wild canines sits closest to his heart. Having spent two years working at the zoo, Tim now strives to show the public that wolves are friendlier creatures than often portrayed in myth and popular culture.
November 12, 2015
SOL Examines High Rate of Suicide in Canada's North Region

SOL Examines High Rate of Suicide in Canada’s North Region

SOL delves deep to investigate the underlying social issues that have contributed to Canada’s North region’s mounting youth suicide rate – one of the highest in the world.
November 9, 2015
American Commandante: The Strange Story of William Morgan

American Commandante: The Strange Story of William Morgan

AMERICAN COMMANDANTE explores the intriguing story of William Morgan who wass executed outside a Havana prison on March 11, 1961. His story seemed to vanish from the popular imagination as quickly as it had appeared.
November 7, 2015

Proposal could close nearly 60 rural schools

What impacts might the closing of rural schools have on the state? Influential members of the Legislature have started talking about possibly raising the state’s minimum number of students it takes to keep qualify for state education funding. Currently, that number is ten students. Advocates say that with the state facing a dire revenues shortfall, the state needs to reconsider how it pays for education. Critics say the change could close more than sixty schools in small communities, disproportionately hurting rural Alaskans for the sake of short-term savings. Listen now: 
November 6, 2015
November Arctic Entries: It Takes a Village

November Arctic Entries: It Takes a Village

It's another night of stories from the Last Frontier - ARCTIC ENTRIES. It Takes a Village. Stories of Teaming Up, Hashing It Out, and Raising 'Em Up.
November 2, 2015
Road to Andersonville: Native American Sharpshooters' Civil War Journey

Road to Andersonville: Native American Sharpshooters’ Civil War Journey

ROAD TO ANDERSONVILLE is a powerful story from Executive Producer David Schock about the men of Company K. This film is the story of the 139 Native Americans who joined as members of Company K, their recruitment, the training, their battles, and their deaths and survival. The men of Company K saw hard service in most of the major battles in the Civil War. In all, one fourth of the men of Company K were either killed or wounded in battle, but some were captured.
November 1, 2015
Urban Rez - Explores Controversial Relocation Program

Urban Rez – Explores Controversial Relocation Program

URBAN REZ explores the controversial legacy and modern-day repercussions of the Urban Relocation Program (1952-1973), the greatest voluntary upheaval of Native Americans during the 20th century.
October 31, 2015
Standing on Sacred Ground: Ecological Wisdom and Spiritual Reverence

Standing on Sacred Ground: Ecological Wisdom and Spiritual Reverence

In this four-part documentary series STANDING ON NATIVE GROUND, native people share ecological wisdom and spiritual reverence while battling a utilitarian view of land in the form of government megaprojects, consumer culture, and resource extraction as well as competing religions and climate change.
October 30, 2015
November 2015 Television Highlights: The Pilgrims; Standing on Sacred Ground

November 2015 Television Highlights: The Pilgrims; Standing on Sacred Ground

Discover the harrowing and brutal truths behind the Pilgrims’ arrival in the New World and the myths of Thanksgiving in this documentary film by director Ric Burns. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE - THE PILGRIMS explores the history of our nation’s beginnings in this epic tale of converging forces.
October 30, 2015

How to talk about suicide after the fact

Many conversations about suicide only focus on prevention and looking for the warning signs. But what if a suicide has already happened? How do we talk about it publicly and privately in healthy, supportive ways? During this week’s show we’ll discuss the media coverage of recent suicides, like the death at AFN, and how to have community conversations about such deaths.


KSKA: Fri., Oct. 30, at 2:00 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 31, at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Fri., Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 31, at 6:00 p.m.

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October 30, 2015

A Forensic Investigation

Dr. Ryan Harrod recently buried some strange remains in the woods behind the University of Alaska Anchorage. Join his team of student investigators and find out more about the world of forensic anthropology.
October 29, 2015
Live From Lincoln Center: Elfman and Tim Burton

Live From Lincoln Center: Elfman and Tim Burton

Composer and performer Danny Elfman descends on Lincoln Center with a symphony orchestra and choir, led by conductor John Mauceri, as well as a colorful assortment of Tim Burton fans.
October 24, 2015
Relive War of the Worlds

Relive War of the Worlds

Relive the thrill of Orson Welles’ infamous radio dramatization of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds, 75 years after it set off one of the biggest mass hysteria events in U.S. history. The film examines the elements that made America ripe for the hoax: America’s longtime fascination with life on Mars; the emergence of radio as a powerful new medium; the shocking Hindenburg explosion of 1937; and Welles himself, the 23-year-old wunderkind director of the drama and mischief-maker supreme.
October 23, 2015
Downton Abbey Marathon Starts Oct. 31

Downton Abbey Marathon Starts Oct. 31

Are you ready for the new season of the most popular drama on PBS? Exactly. We thought it would be fun to provide a unique opportunity to watch the entire series again. We will start our Downton Abbey Marathon Saturday, October 31 at 9:00 a.m.
October 22, 2015