Daily Archives: April 26, 2012

Though he spends much of his work week in a math classroom teaching at Alaska Pacific University, Roman Dial is anything but the stereotypical math nerd. His accomplishments outside of class, outside of civilization, and, frankly, outside the vast majority of people's comfort levels, in some of the wildest country left on the planet are astonishing. Read More... KAKM: Sun. 4/29 at 6:30 pm & Weds. 5/2 at 10:00 pm KSKA: Thurs. 5/3 at 1:00 pm

The Senate has adjourned the special legislative session the governor called last week. That follows the governor’s unprecedented action Wednesday night of removing any consideration of his bill lowering taxes on oil.

The only item remaining on the Governor’s proclamation for a special session is a bill that would take huge steps toward the construction of an in-state natural gas pipeline from the North Slope to Southcentral Alaska. It was sponsored by House Speaker Mike Chenault (R-Nikiski).

A former Sitka resident will spend three years on probation and pay back money he embezzled from the nonprofit organization he once led.

An Army soldier has been acquitted of manslaughter and homicide charges in the death of a friend during a drunken game of Russian roulette.

The Alaska Moose Federation, the Anchorage based group aimed at relocating moose from urban to rural areas, has scored a legislative windfall of $1.5 million for additional moose rescue and relocation programs. Some wildlife professionals are critical of the federation’s current, and future, place in wildlife management.

Mercury pollution is a growing problem in the Arctic. And new research is offering some insight into how mercury reacts with the sea ice that covers much of the Arctic Ocean. Sandy Steffen is a Physical Scientist with Environment Canada. She studied mercury pollution on the sea ice outside of Barrow and is presenting her work this week at the International Polar Year conference in Montreal.

The 2012 Native Youth Olympics, or NYO Games, start Friday and continue over the weekend at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage. Parents, teachers, and coaches will help some 600 Alaska students, grades 7-12, compete in activities such as the high kick, seal hop, and wrist carry.

Senate Adjourns Special Session; In-State Gas Line Remains On Legislators’ Radar; Former Non-Profit Head Sentences To Probation For Embezzlement; Man Acquitted Of Manslaughter, Homicide Charges; Municipal Leaders React to Election Commission Report; Alaska Moose Federation Gets $1.5 Million From State; New Research Sheds Light On Mercury Pollution; Native Youth Olympics Start Friday

Most of us understand that Anchorage has broad mix of people from around the world, but do we understand the challenges they face and how they enrich our community and schools? Learn more.

Municipal Leaders are reacting to a report by the Election Commission on the April 3rd Election. The Commission presented the report at a public meeting late Wednesday. It was critical of the clerk's role in the election, but said it should be certified. KSKA's Daysha Eaton has more.
Ira Glass

On Thursday, May 10th, 2012, Host Ira Glass and friends will perform an episode of This American Life on stage in NYC, and send it live via satellite to more than 500 movie theaters across the country.

Click here to find out how to see it at Century 16 and Tikhatnu theaters in Anchorage.

This week on Stage Talk, director Shane Mitchell and Erin Dagon Mitchell who plays "Bunny" talk about TBA's upcoming production of the family musical, Babes in Arms. KSKA: Friday 4/27 at 2:45 pm

Gov. Sean Parnell has pulled oil taxes off the special session call, blaming senators for unwillingness to compromise. The decision came just one week into a special session called to deal with three issues: oil taxes and in-state gas line and human trafficking bills.