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Two Anchorage mayors tackle two recessions

Two Anchorage mayors tackle two recessions

This week, we’ll be talking with two Anchorage mayors about two recessions. With us are Tom Fink, who took over the reigns of Anchorage in 1987, not long after a collapse in the price of oil, and by Ethan Berkowitz, who’s been in office just about a month now.

KSKA: Friday, July 31, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 1, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, July 31, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 1, at 4:30 p.m.
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August 2015 TV Highlights: Special Encore – Sherlock!

Shown from L-R: Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson and Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes (Photo Courtesy of Robert Viglasky/Hartswood Films for MASTERPIECE)

Did you miss him? Did you miss him? Did you miss him? Yes, of course you did! That’s why we are bringing back SHERLOCK for special encore presentations of all three seasons in August and September.

The Bomb: Lasting Legacy of the Nuclear Bomb

The Bomb: Lasting Legacy of the Nuclear Bomb

THE BOMB tells a powerful story of the most destructive invention in human history, outlining how America developed the nuclear bomb, how it changed the world and how it continues to loom large in our lives. Through state-of-the-art transfer techniques that have turned recently declassified images into vivid, jaw-dropping footage, viewers witness the raw power and strangely compelling beauty of rare views of above-ground nuclear tests.

Non-profits and their role in Alaska

Non-profits and their role in Alaska

Alaska has somewhere between 5,000 and 6,000 non-profits, and their important role in supporting community needs throughout the state is undeniable. Today we’ll be examining that role, and how it has grown over the past half century.

KSKA: Friday, July 24, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 25, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, July 24, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 25, at 4:30 p.m.

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NOVA: Why Planes Vanish

Pilots flying simulator (L to R) Less Abend and Mark Weiss. (Photo Courtesy of WGBH)

The disappearance of Flight MH370 stunned the world. In an era of smart-phones and GPS, how could a 270-ton passenger jet vanish into thin air? It was a rude awakening for all of us, showing just how far we are from the world we imagined we lived in — in which every move is monitored all the time. NOVA – Why Planes Vanish tells the inside story of the search for Flight MH370 and meets the key players, from all corners of the globe, who have spent months searching for the lost plane. How easy is it to make a plane disappear?

‘Coffee with the Mayors’

Former Anchorage mayors Tony Knowles (left) and Jack Roderick

Join former Anchorage mayors Jack Roderick, Tony Knowles, Tom Fink, Rick Mystrom and Dan Sullivan for “Coffee with the Mayors,” a panel discussion looking at the city’s past, present, and future, and presented as part of the Anchorage Centennial Symposium.

KSKA: Tuesday, July 21, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

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Life on the Reef: Exploring Australia’s Greatest Natural Icon

The Lionfish may look spectacular, but its venomous spines can inflict a painful sting on an unwary diver. (Photo Courtesy Courtesy of Nick Robinson and Luke Peterson / © Eye Spy Productions Trading as Northern Pictures)

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the richest and most complex natural ecosystems on earth — home to a stunning array of animals, from microscopic plankton to 100-ton whales. From the coral cays of the outer reef to the Islands of the Torres Strait, the reef’s human residents work to find that critical balance between our needs and those of an ever-diminishing natural world.

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      Sat @ 7:00 pm - Doc Martin

      The town celebrates Portwenn Fun Day; a culinary rivalry erupts between Large's restaurant and the Crab and Lobster pub; Louisa's mother arrives for an unexpected visit.

      Sat @ 8:00 pm - The Red Green Show

      The program is sold to Switzerland. Also: Red uses appliance doors to build a house trailer. Red: Steve Smith. Harold: Patrick McKenna.

      Sat @ 8:30 pm - The Red Green Show

      While trying to raise funds for the Historical Society, the guys accidentally destroy the group's Heritage Building. Also: Red tries to fix Arnie's guitar with a belt sander. Red: Steve Smith.

      Sat @ 9:00 pm - Midsomer Murders

      Conclusion. Barnaby and Troy investigate when a succession of bell ringers are permanently silenced.

      Sat @ 10:00 pm - Austin City Limits

      Country singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves performs selections from her 2013 "Same Trailer Different Park" album; honky-tonker Dale Watson serves up songs from throughout his career.

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