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Battle Continues Over Anchorage Labor Ordinance; And Tensions Rise Between Wal-Mart, Fishermen

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

October 25, 2013 - 9:00 am

Federal Government Reopens; And 2014 Election Races Heat Up

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

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October 18, 2013 - 9:00 am

Diversity In The Newsroom

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.

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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

October 11, 2013 - 9:00 am

Navigating The Online Health Insurance Marketplaces

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

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October 4, 2013 - 9:00 am

Masterpiece Mystery: Foyle’s War – Sunflower

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

September 28, 2013 - 10:30 pm

Last Tango in Halifax: Episode 4

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

September 27, 2013 - 10:30 pm

Anchorage Seeks Surplus Federal Land For Homeless Housing; And State Outraged At EPA Raid

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

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September 27, 2013 - 9:00 am

Great Performances: The Hollow Crown – Henry IV – Part 1

Follow Prince Hal’s path to reconciliation with his father and his ascension to the throne.

TV: Friday, 9/27 at 8:00pm

September 26, 2013 - 10:30 pm
Thousand Invisible Cords

Thousand Invisible Cords

A Thousand Invisible Cords: Connecting Genes to Ecosystems from Thousand Cords on Vimeo.

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

September 25, 2013 - 10:30 pm
Four-part TV series on Alaska’s Marine Highway begins Wednesday on 360 North-TV

Four-part TV series on Alaska’s Marine Highway begins Wednesday on 360 North-TV

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.

More info about the program and air times here.

September 24, 2013 - 1:02 pm

POV: Best Kept Secret

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.

September 22, 2013 - 10:30 pm

Masterpiece Mystery: Foyle’s War – The Cage

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.

September 21, 2013 - 10:30 pm

Last Tango in Halifax: Episode 3

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.

September 20, 2013 - 10:30 pm

Pebble Loses A Partner; And The PFD Is $900

Anglo American has left the Pebble Partnership. Union leaders turn a petition with over 22,000 signatures for AO-37 repeal. Municipality of Anchorage denies an attempt to change the way union dues are handled. The 2013 Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend checks will be $900.

KSKA: Friday, 9/20 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 9/21 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 9/20 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 9/21 at 5:00pm

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September 20, 2013 - 9:00 am

Great Performances – The Hollow Crown: Richard II

King Richard (Ben Whishaw) is called upon to settle a dispute between his cousin Henry Bolingbroke (Rory Kinnear) and Thomas Mowbray (James Purefoy). Richard calls for a duel, but then halts it just before swords clash. Both men are banished from the realm. Richard visits John of Gaunt (Patrick Stewart), Bolingbroke’s father, who, in the throes of death, reprimands the king. After seizing Gaunt’s money and lands, Richard leaves for wars against the rebels in Ireland. Bolingbroke returns to claim his inheritance. Supported by his allies, Northumberland (David Morrissey) and the Duke of York (David Suchet), Bolingbroke takes Richard prisoner and lays claim to the throne.

TV: Friday, 9/20 at 8:00 p.m.

September 19, 2013 - 10:30 pm
Brains on Trial with Alan Alda

Brains on Trial with Alan Alda

Using a fictional crime — a convenience store robbery that goes horribly wrong — this two-part program builds a gripping courtroom drama. The program probes the brains of the major participants —defendant, witnesses, jurors, judge — while Alan Alda visits neuroscientists who explore how brains work when they become entangled with the law. The research poses a controversial question: How does our rapidly expanding ability to peer into people’s minds and decode their thoughts and feelings affect trials like this one? Should it?

TV: Thursday, 9/19 at 7:00pm

September 18, 2013 - 10:30 pm

Former State Rep Fined For Ethics Violations; And The Mat-Su Ferry Saga Continues

Former State Representative Alan Dick must repay the state $18,000 after ethics violations. An Anchorage group wants to stop municipal unions from automatically collecting union dues. The Anchorage Assembly is under pressure to remove fluoride from the city’s drinking water.

KSKA: Friday, 9/13 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 9/14 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 9/13 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 9/14 at 5:00pm
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September 13, 2013 - 9:00 am
Charlie Rose: Interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

Charlie Rose: Interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

In this global television exclusive, Assad gives his only television interview since President Barack Obama asked Congress to approve the use of force against the Syrian regime for alleged use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people.

TV: Monday, 9/9 at 7:00pm & 11:00pm

September 9, 2013 - 10:16 am

FAA Policy Would Limit Some Night Flying; And Bill Walker Takes A Jab At Gov. Parnell

The FAA may be enforcing a policy that would cancel some night flying at some Alaska airports and other airfields around the country. More natural gas is being discovered in Cook Inlet; there might even be a surplus. The Alaska Congressional delegation seems conflicted about Syria.

KSKA: Friday, 9/6 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 9/7 at 6:00pm
TV: Friday, 9/6 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 9/7 at 5:00pm

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September 6, 2013 - 9:00 am

EPA visits Pebble Mine site, Sudden Plane Crash Kills Two

Up for discussion this week: EPA in Alaska, Sudden Plane Crash Kills Two, Teacher Union’s New Contract, “On Frozen Ground” on Thin Ice, Giant Veggies at the Alaska State Fair, America’s Best Drivers Report, 50th Anniversary March on Washing, Dermot Cole Moves to Alaska Dispatch.

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August 30, 2013 - 10:30 am