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Marijuana Legalization In Alaska; And Sally Jewell’s Arctic Visit

First, we’re discussing what the legalization of marijuana  coming up next Tuesday means for state residents in real terms. And also a rare visit from Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to Kotzebue in the Northwest Arctic Borough and the large group of lawmakers who were also in the Arctic.

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Shakespeare Uncovered: Season 2 Continues

Courtesy of Richard Wyllie

Shakespeare Uncovered continues with a second season on Alaska Public Media.
Like the first series, the second installment of Shakespeare Uncovered combines history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis and the personal passions of its celebrated hosts – Hugh Bonneville, Kim Cattrall, Joseph Fiennes, Morgan Freeman, David Harewood, and Christopher Plummer – to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.

Healing the Warrior’s Heart

Vision Maker film

Healing the Warrior’s Heart examines the emotional trauma of war through the prism of Native American tradition and ceremony. The program reveals the central role that military service plays in Native life and explores the spiritual traditions that help returning American Indian soldiers reintegrate into society.

EARTH A New Wild – Our Special Relationships

EARTH A New Wild – Our Special Relationships

EARTH A New Wild takes a fresh look at humankind’s relationship to the planet’s wildest places and most fascinating species. Dr. M. Sanjayan, a leading conservation scientist, takes viewers on a stunning visual journey to explore how humans are inextricably woven into every aspect of the planet’s natural systems.

FRONTLINE: Firestone and the Warlord

FRONTLINE: Firestone and the Warlord

FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate the relationship between Firestone and the infamous Liberian warlord Charles Taylor. Based on the inside accounts of Americans who ran the company’s Liberia rubber plantation, and diplomatic cables and court documents, the investigation reveals how Firestone conducted business during the brutal Liberian civil war

What Do Wilderness Designation Proposals Mean For Arctic Development?

The Obama Administration has proposed designating more than 20 million acres of both on and offshore federal areas be made off limits to development such as oil and gas exploration. The announcement was described as a gut punch by Senator Lisa Murkowski and had the entire delegation and the governor so steamed, they said it was a “war on Alaska.”

KSKA: Friday, 1/30 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, 1/31 at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, 1/30 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 1/31 at 4:30 p.m.

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February 2015 TV Highlights: The Italian Americans

February 2015 TV Highlights: The Italian Americans

Trace the evolution of Italian Americans from the late 19th century to today, with Tony Bennett, David Chase, John Turturro, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Gay Talese and more in February’s special series on Alaska Public Media, The Italian Americans.

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      Fri @ 6:00 pm - PBS NewsHour

      Covering national and international issues, originating from Washington, D.C.

      Fri @ 7:00 pm - Washington Week With Gwen Ifill

      Topics include the standoff over funding the Department of Homeland Security; the U.S. strategy to destroy ISIS; and how potential GOP presidential contenders are trying to win over the Republican Party faithful at the CPAC convention.

      Fri @ 7:30 pm - Alaska Edition

      Fri @ 8:00 pm - Great Performances

      Memorable themes from Italian cinema written by such composers as Luis Bacalov, Stelvio Cipriani, Ennio Morricone and Nino Rota are performed by the New York Philharmonic, under the baton of Alan Gilbert, with Josh Groban, Renée Fleming and Joshua Bell.

      Fri @ 9:30 pm - Games of the North: Playing for Survival

      A documentary on modern Inuit athletes' ties to the Arctic Winter Games, an event drawing athletes from the northern territories of the Arctic Circle. Participants compete in tests of endurance, agility and mental strength.

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