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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
Forgotten Plague: TB

Forgotten Plague: TB

Tuberculosis is the deadliest killer in human history, responsible for one in four deaths for almost two centuries. While it shaped medical pursuits, social habits, economic development and public policy, TB and its impact are poorly understood.
October 19, 2015

George the Magpie

"George" is a crowd favorite at the Alaska Zoo. The magpie voluntarily came to the zoo years ago, and was eventually adopted. George now has his own Facebook page and is known for his ability to talk.
October 16, 2015
The current and future authority of Alaska's tribal governments

The current and future authority of Alaska’s tribal governments

The state and tribes have a relationship that is at times tense but there has been progress on some fronts. This week there was an announcement that the first joint tribal/state court would be starting up in Kenai as a partnership with the Kenaitze Indian tribe and the state. A tribal and state judge will sit side by side and preside together over a wellness court, dealing with substance-related criminal cases. KSKA: Fri., Oct. 16, at 2:00 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 17, at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Fri., Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 17, at 6:00 p.m. Listen Now:
October 16, 2015
Annabel Langbein's Free Range Cook showcases simple, healthy meals

Annabel Langbein’s Free Range Cook showcases simple, healthy meals

In this inspiring new lifestyle series - THE FREE RANGE COOK - from New Zealand, celebrity cook, food writer and author Annabel Langbein invites viewers to her idyllic lakeside cabin on the scenic shores of Lake Wanaka, where she creates simple, healthy and delicious meals for family and friends. The self-taught cook, with more than 20 years of experience working in professional kitchens, stays true to her philosophy that quality, natural ingredients need little in the way of fussy preparation. In each episode, Annabel ventures out in her trusty yellow truck to gather ingredients from local food producers and from her own vegetable garden and orchard.
October 12, 2015
Live From Lincoln Center - Show Boat

Live From Lincoln Center – Show Boat

This groundbreaking musical redefined entertainment and changed the face of American theater. Spanning the years from 1880 to 1927, Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s lyrical masterpiece SHOW BOAT concerns the lives, loves and heartbreaks of three generations of show folk on the Mississippi River, in Chicago and on Broadway.
October 12, 2015

October 21, 2015: Community Advisory Council

Alaska Public Media's Community Advisory Council meets Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at the Elmo Sackett Broadcast Center located at 3877 University Drive. The meeting starts at noon. The public is invited.
October 12, 2015
Mat-Su Borough elections yield unexpected results

Mat-Su Borough elections yield unexpected results

This week's election in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough took an unexpected turn. Ballots are still being counted and the winner of the Borough mayor's race is still undetermined. And the three cities within the Borough had their own elections on Tuesday, also with some surprising results. KSKA: Fri., Oct. 9, at 2:00 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 10, at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Fri., Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 10, at 6:00 p.m. Listen Now:
October 9, 2015

Alaska’s Cargo Kings

Take a look behind the scenes at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, one of the busiest air cargo hubs in the world.
October 8, 2015
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
Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson

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. Listen now:
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
Jacques Pepin's Final Series - Heart and Soul

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

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
The Widower: Nurse and Killer.

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
New season of Arctic Entries kicks off

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
October 2015 Television Highlights: Arctic Entries is Back!

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. Listen Now:
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