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Legislative Session Gavels In; And Rep. Kerttula Resigns

The Legislature opens the 2014 session and Gov. Parnell gives his State of the State address. Layoffs are coming to the Anchorage School District. Sen. Mark Begich opposes the proposed Pebble Mine. Analysts lay out the impact of budget shortfalls to the Legislature. Buccaneer his rough spots in preparing to drill in Cook Inlet. Shell’s earnings off 48 percent. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals says the federal government failed to evaluate the potential consequences of the 2008 off-shore lease sale. The Anchorage labor law referendum seems head to the November ballot. Rep, Beth Kerttula steps down as House Minority Leader.

KSKA: Friday, 1/24 at 2PM & Saturday, 1/25 at 6PM.
KAKM: Friday 1/24 at 7:30PM & Saturday. 1/25 at 4:30PM

January 24, 2014 - 8:26 am

Stephan Hawking: A Brief History of Mine

This is the intimate and revealing story of Stephen Hawking’s life. Told for the first time in Hawking’s own words and with unique access to his home and public life, this is the only official biographical account of the world’s most famous living scientist.

Hawking gives a unique insight into his world, covering his iconic career and struggle with motor neurone disease. His personal journey is one of triumph: having been diagnosed with the disease in 1963 and given two years to live, he has gone on to make incredible scientific discoveries.

Featuring interviews with Buzz Aldrin, Richard Branson, Jim Carrey and Benedict Cumberbatch, as well as a host of family members and close friends, the film is a celebration of Hawking’s life and offers viewers unprecedented access into his captivating universe.

January 29. 9:00 pm.

January 23, 2014 - 1:00 pm

American Experience: The Amish

“The Amish” is an intimate portrait of contemporary Amish faith and life. The film examines how such a closed and communal culture has thrived within one of the most open, individualistic societies on earth. What does the future hold for a community whose existence is so rooted in the past? And what does our fascination with the Amish say about deep American values?

Tuesday, January 28 at 7:00 pm
Tuesday, February 4 at 7:00 pm

January 22, 2014 - 10:20 am

Faces of Alaska: Mr. Whitekeys

Alaskans know Mr. Whitekeys as a comedian, a musician and a Spam-loving night club impresario.

Whether you know him from his days behind the piano at the Fly By Night Club, his popular stage shows, or his regular commentary on local television, now is your chance to get to know the man behind the loud Hawaiian shirt.

TV: Monday, January 27 @ 8 PM

January 21, 2014 - 7:00 am
Sherlock: The Sign of Three

Sherlock: The Sign of Three

Sherlock faces his biggest challenge of all – delivering a Best Man’s speech on John’s wedding day. But all isn’t quite as it seems. Mortal danger stalks the reception – and someone might not make it to the happy couple’s first dance. Sherlock must thank the bridesmaids, solve the case and stop a killer.

Sunday. January 26. 9:00 pm

January 20, 2014 - 7:00 am

American Masters: Salinger

Shane Salerno’s 10-year investigation gets beyond the author’s wall of seclusion. American Masters’ 200th episode is the never-before-seen director’s cut of “Salinger,” featuring 15 minutes of new material. The intricately structured mystery reveals how World War II influenced his life, his writing methods, his relationships with young women, and literary secrets he left behind after his death.

Tuesday. January 21. 8:00 pm.

January 17, 2014 - 10:23 am

EPA Releases Pebble Report; And Preschool Enrollment Declines

The Environmental Protection Agency reports on the proposed Pebble Mine. State judges have been sorting out if (and when) the Municipality of Anchorage can hold a referendum on the Sullivan Administration’s labor laws. Mayor Sullivan refunds the city part of the money from municipal trips during which he raised campaign funds.

KSKA: Friday, 1/17 at 2PM & Saturday, 1/18 at 6PM.
KAKM: Friday 1/17 at 7:30PM & Saturday. 1/18 at 4:30PM

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January 17, 2014 - 9:00 am

Faces of Alaska: Callan Chythlook-Sifsof

Callan Chythlook-Sifsof is the first indigenous Alaskan to represent the US in the Olympics.

A member of the US Snowboard team since 2006, Chythlook-Sifsof credits her success to Alaska Native values and culture.

January 14, 2014 - 11:51 am

Susitna Dam Appropriation; And Set Net Initiative Rejected

Gov. Parnell seeks a smaller appropriation for the proposed Susitna dam. A Tatitlik village administrator goes to jail for misusing funds. Supporters of the marijuana initiative have enough signatures to make the primary election ballot. The flu is everywhere. What is in store for the oil and gas industry in 2014? Lt. Gov. Parnell rejects the set net initiative. The Municipality of Anchorage hires CH2M Hill to manage the port re-design. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Mark begich both support extend unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed.

KSKA: Friday, 1/10 at 2PM & Saturday, 1/11 at 6PM.
KAKM: Friday 1/10 at 7:30PM & Saturday. 1/11 at 4:30PM

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January 10, 2014 - 7:27 am

New Sherlock Season – January 19 – The Empty Hearse

Two years after Sherlock’s “death”, Dr. John Watson has got on with his life. But, with London under threat of a devastating terrorist attack, Sherlock is about to stage his outrageous resurrection. But if he thinks everything will be just as he left it, he’s in for a very big surprise…

TV: Sunday, 1/19 at 9:00 PM

January 9, 2014 - 10:20 am

Faces of Alaska: Martin Buser

Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser, has become an Alaskan icon through his exploits behind a dogsled team.

Alaska Public Media’s Lori Townsend sat down with Buser at Happy Trails Kennel in Big Lake, Alaska to talk about what it takes to build a career and business around mushing.

TV: Monday, January 13 @ 8 PM

January 7, 2014 - 1:26 pm

Izembek Road Rejected; And Election Advertising Begins

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell rejects the Izembek Road – again. The primary election is eight months away but the advertising has begun. The Anchorage School District may have to cut 200 teachers, 400 support staff. The Legislature faces big issues in ’14. State lawmakers are getting and expanded home in downtown Anchorage – and criticism comes with it. Alaska law enforcement gets tough on the drug spice. Gov. Sean Parnell talks about addressing energy concerns in southeast Alaska. Gov. Parnell says it is time to changing the funding plan for the Knik Arm Crossing.

KSKA: Friday, 1/3 at 2PM & Saturday, 1/4 at 6PM.
KAKM: Friday 1/3 at 7:30PM & Saturday. 1/4 at 4:30PM

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January 3, 2014 - 9:00 am

Faces of Alaska: Rosita Worl

Throughout her life, Dr. Rosita Worl has been an a fighter, an anthropologist and an activist. Alaska Public Media’s Alexandra Gutierrez sat down with Rosita to talk about her life, and her hopes for the future.

TV: Monday, 1/6 at 8 PM

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January 2, 2014 - 7:00 am

In My Family: I’m Happy


Sage Worl teaches Raven how to say I’m Happy in the Tlingit language.

December 27, 2013 - 11:26 am
Our Mashup: A Visit from St. Nick

Our Mashup: A Visit from St. Nick

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

December 22, 2013 - 12:03 pm

Battle Of The Tennis Courts Is Over; And Election Season Is Coming

The lengthy Battle of the Tennis Courts is over. A government scientist finds a dead polar bear – and sets off a controversy lasting years. Fish wars on the Kenai Peninsula continue. Three-time sex offenders are sentenced to 99 years. The election season is coming – as is unregulated political advertising. Mayor Dan Sullivan of Anchorage goes to Washington for municipal business – and a fundraiser. Santa’s reindeer are a special species, ADFG tells us. Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma says several Alaska big-ticket projects are a waste of money. A crime story – suspicious icicles.

KSKA: Friday, 12/20 at 2PM & Saturday, 12/21 at 6PM.
KAKM: Friday 12/20 at 7:30PM & Saturday. 12/21 at 4:30PM

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December 20, 2013 - 9:00 am

Affordable Housing; And Elmore Extension Doubts

Affordable housing in Anchorage. Anchorage Assemblyman Chris Birch proposes moving muni election to the Fall. Alaska faces a $2 billion budget shortfall. Report investigates 20 years of APD-involved shootings. State rejects petition to recall Representative Lindsey Holmes.

KSKA: Friday, 12/13 at 2PM & Saturday, 12/14 at 6PM.
KAKM: Friday 12/13 at 7:30PM & Saturday. 12/14 at 4:30PM
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December 13, 2013 - 9:00 am

Fall Revenue Forecast Takes $2 Billion Hit; And Democrats Push For Stricter Campaign Disclosure Laws

The state is expecting $2 billion less in it’s fall revenue forecast. The Sullivan administration puts together its capital budget wish list. The fallout of Governor Sean Parnell’s decision to reject federal Medicaid expansion. Democrats push for stricter campaign disclosure.

KSKA: Friday, 12/6 at 2PM & Saturday, 12/7 at 6PM.
KAKM: Friday 12/6 at 7:30PM & Saturday. 12/7 at 4:30PM

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December 6, 2013 - 9:00 am

In My Family: I Love You


Ethan Petticrew teaches Raven how to say, “I Love You” in his Alaskan Native language. Ethans’s family speaks Unangax.

December 3, 2013 - 5:46 pm
December Schedule Highlights

December Schedule Highlights

Alaska Public Media’s December schedules and programming highlights.

November 27, 2013 - 11:39 am