This week's programs

A little-known district court judge in Detroit shapes the protection of civil rights for a nation. A young man and his mother journey through gender transition. On the next Talk of Alaska we'll discuss two documentaries featured in the Anchorage International Film Festival - Walk with Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith and Real Boy.

KSKA: Friday, December 2 at 2:45pm Cyrano's Theatre Company is bringing back two favorites for its holiday offerings this year: Pinkalicious the Musical written by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann (based on their picture book by the same name) with music and lyrics by John Gregor and Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some) by Michael Carlton, Jim Fitzgerald and John K. Alvarez. Teresa Pond, who directed both plays (as well as the New York premier of Pinkalicious) joins actors Sarah Baird and Austin Roach this week on Stage Talk. Both plays perform through December 18th.

Knowing how to assemble a whale skeleton is a rare skill. For a small group of students at Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College in Homer, rebuilding skeletons is all in a day’s work. Listen Now

KSKA: Thursday, Dec. 8, at 2:00 p.m. Arctic Valley is easily forgotten, because doesn’t advertise and is far off the beaten track, but it has the highest elevation, the fluffiest powder and some of the steepest slopes around. On the next show, we’ll learn about Arctic Valley, the changes happening there, and why you might want to go and try it out this winter.

KSKA: Wednesday, December 7 at 2 and 8 p.m. Kurt Riemann is on a mission: archiving Alaska's original music. Tune in to hear samples and stories behind what he's gathered so far. Find out if you've got a classic Alaska recording for this archive.

KSKA-FM: Tuesday, Dec. 6th at 7:00pm. Arctic Entries this month brings you "Indivisible: Stories of Banding Together, Falling as One, and Reaching Across the Aisle." In the spirit of This American Life, The Moth, and other storytelling events, Arctic Entries brings Alaskans to the stage to share their personal stories: funny, sad and sweet.

A Closer Look

The scene outside of Brother Francis Shelter in downtown Anchorage can seem like chaos, but walking inside tells a different story. Stay the night at the emergency shelter and learn from some of the people who sleep, volunteer, and work there during this edition of A Closer Look. KSKA: Friday, Nov. 27, at 2:00 p.m. Download Audio:

Addressing Alaskans

KSKA Tuesday, November 29 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Seven storytellers share personal stories of fiscal Alaska in the style of Arctic Entries. LISTEN NOW

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Knowing how to assemble a whale skeleton is a rare skill. For a small group of students at Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College in Homer, rebuilding skeletons is all in a day’s work. Listen Now

Arctic Entries

KSKA-FM: Tuesday, Dec. 6th at 7:00pm. Arctic Entries this month brings you "Indivisible: Stories of Banding Together, Falling as One, and Reaching Across the Aisle." In the spirit of This American Life, The Moth, and other storytelling events, Arctic Entries brings Alaskans to the stage to share their personal stories: funny, sad and sweet.

Hometown, Alaska

KSKA: Wednesday, December 7 at 2 and 8 p.m. Kurt Riemann is on a mission: archiving Alaska's original music. Tune in to hear samples and stories behind what he's gathered so far. Find out if you've got a classic Alaska recording for this archive.

In My Family

Indie Alaska

In Southeast Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park, a crew of six researchers spent the summer studying the underwater communication of humpback whales and harbor seals. Ph.D. students Michelle Fournet and Leanna Matthews teamed up with wildlife biologist Chris Gabriele to better understand the relationship between marine mammal communication and vessel traffic, as part of the park's long-term acoustic marine monitoring program.

Line One

Monday, December 05, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. The prevalence of chronic pelvic pain in women appears to be about 10%, but only about one-third of women seek medical care. Chronic pelvic pain is a common reason for referral to a gynecologist and the principal reason for about 20% of all hysterectomies and 40% of gynecological laparoscopies in the U.S each year. LISTEN NOW

Outdoor Explorer

KSKA: Thursday, Dec. 8, at 2:00 p.m. Arctic Valley is easily forgotten, because doesn’t advertise and is far off the beaten track, but it has the highest elevation, the fluffiest powder and some of the steepest slopes around. On the next show, we’ll learn about Arctic Valley, the changes happening there, and why you might want to go and try it out this winter.

Stage Talk

KSKA: Friday, December 2 at 2:45pm Cyrano's Theatre Company is bringing back two favorites for its holiday offerings this year: Pinkalicious the Musical written by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann (based on their picture book by the same name) with music and lyrics by John Gregor and Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some) by Michael Carlton, Jim Fitzgerald and John K. Alvarez. Teresa Pond, who directed both plays (as well as the New York premier of Pinkalicious) joins actors Sarah Baird and Austin Roach this week on Stage Talk. Both plays perform through December 18th.

Talk of Alaska

A little-known district court judge in Detroit shapes the protection of civil rights for a nation. A young man and his mother journey through gender transition. On the next Talk of Alaska we'll discuss two documentaries featured in the Anchorage International Film Festival - Walk with Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith and Real Boy.

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