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The Legislature’s Second Special Session

With the state legislature now gaveled in to a second special session in the new Legislative Information Office in Anchorage, major state issues are under debate, namely the state’s operating budget.

KSKA: Friday, 5/22, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, 5/23, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, 5/22, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 5/23, at 4:30 p.m.
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Rx: The Quiet Revolution

Katherine Gottlieb is a Sugpiak native Alaskan and CEO of the Anchorage-based Southcentral Foundation, which combines modern medicine with traditional healing to care for the health of 65,000 native Alaskans spread across 107,000 square miles. (Photo: Courtesy of David Gruben Productions)

From Maine to Mississippi, Alaska to California, filmmaker David Grubin, visits physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals who are placing the patient at the center of their practice — transforming the way medical care is delivered while lowering costs.

Rx: THE QUIET REVOLUTION shows how a patient-centered philosophy can improve health outcomes and enrich the lives of patients.

How can Alaska solve its fiscal crisis?

We’ve been hearing for months about Alaska’s fiscal crisis. The budget is being cut and we’ll have to dip into reserves. Some economists predict that the state will run out of savings in less than a decade. But is there an alternative? Can the state make money for the general fund from sources other than oil revenue? Some economists say yes.

KSKA: Friday, 5/15, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, 5/16, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, 5/15, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 5/16, at 4:30 p.m.
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Rural Alaska’s Water Issues

Today we’re discussing water. Specifically, the absence of adequate water and sewage systems in rural communities across Western Alaska. Though there has been a lot of progress building facilities in the last 20 years, the job isn’t done, leaving many with limited access to potable water. It’s not merely an issue of convenience. There are elevated health risks, economic consequences, as well as questions of fairness in resource allocation. And amid diminishing state revenues along with accelerating climate change, the problems are rapidly worsening.

KSKA: Friday, May 8, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 9, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 9, at 4:30 p.m.
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I am a Mosaic Artist | INDIE ALASKA

Terri Anne Kilborn recreates Alaska’s sweeping scenery one shard of tile at a time in her mosaic studio, Arctic Mermaid. Kilborn has made it her goal to unlock the creativity in others through the medium of mosaics.

The Gershwin Prize: Billy Joel

Librarian of Congress Dr. James Billington presents Billy Joel with the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, November 19, 2014. (Photo: Shawn Miller)

BILLY JOEL: THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS GERSHWIN PRIZE honors singer-songwriter Billy Joel’s receipt of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

The evening will include performances by Joel, as well as Tony Bennett, Boyz II Men, Gavin DeGraw, Josh Groban, Natalie Maines, John Mellencamp and LeAnn Rimes, with a special performance by Kevin Spacey — as well as a dance ensemble performance from Twyla Tharp’s “Movin’ Out.”

Encore Presentation: The Roosevelts

Ken Burns' remarkable series explores the lives of one America's most colorful and powerful families. (Photo: Courtesy of PBS)

Ken Burns’s seven-part documentary weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics. THE ROOSEVELTS marks the first time their individual stories have been woven into a single narrative.

This encore presentation begins Tuesday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m and runs through June 23.

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      Mon @ 7:00 pm - Antiques Roadshow

      Conclusion. In Charleston, W. Va., items include a Newcomb College vase, ca. 1905; an 1875 W.S. Young landscape oil of the Greenbrier River in West Virginia; and a collection of Noel Coward "Sail Away" memorabilia. Also: Civil War cigarette booklets.

      Mon @ 8:00 pm - The Homefront

      The lives of America's military families are chronicled in this documentary, which features stories of pride, patriotism, sacrifice and resilience.

      Mon @ 10:00 pm - War for Guam

      The legacy of World War II on Guam, a U.S. territory since 1898, is detailed in this documentary, which recalls how the indigenous people of Guam remained loyal to the U.S. under the Japanese occupation.

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