Eric Bork, Alaska Public Media

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Eric Bork, or you can just call him “Bork” because everybody else does, is the FM Operations Manager for KSKA-FM. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the FM broadcast. He produces and edits episodes of Outdoor Explorer, the Alaska-focused outdoors program. He also maintains the web posts for that show. You may have heard him filling in for Morning Edition or hosting All Things Considered and can still find him operating the soundboard for any of the live broadcast programs. After escaping the Detroit area when he was 18, Bork made it up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where he earned a degree in Communications/Radio Broadcasting from Northern Michigan University. He spent time managing the college radio station, working for the local NPR affiliate, and then in top 40 radio in Michigan before coming to Alaska to work his first few summers. After then moving to Chicago, it only took five years to convince him to move back to Alaska in 2010. When not involved in great radio programming he’s probably riding a bicycle, thinking about riding bicycles, dreaming about bikes, reading a book, or planning the next place he’ll travel to. Only two continents left to conquer!

Community in Unity: Fostering Our Future

KSKA: Tuesday, May 19, at 2:00p.m. A record number of kids are currently in Alaska’s Foster Care System. Communities around the state are developing solutions to both support families who are involved with the system and prevent kids from going into foster care in the first place. Community members were invited to participate in a conversation about making foster care successful and preventing kids from entering the system. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Algo Nuevo May 08, 2016

Here’s the Sunday, May 08, 2016 edition of Algo Nuevo con Dave Luera — Something New with Dave Luera. If you have questions, comments or music requests for host Dave Luera, send email to algonuevo@alaskapublic.org or post your comment at the bottom of this post.

Managing Global Insecurity

KSKA: Tuesday, May 10 @ 2:00 pm. Dr. Stephen Stedman analyzes the threats that surround us, but does not yield to the temptation to despair. He rightly points out that in a world of problems without passports, our security and prosperity depend on unprecedented international cooperation, and that such cooperation is within our reach. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

VA Health Care

KSKA: Wednesday May 11 @ 2:00 and 8:00 We'll have a top VA official visiting from Washington to talk about how VA care is supposed to work for Alaskans, and what the agency is doing about fixing the problems. This will be an opportunity for listeners to contact the VA near the highest level. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Algo Nuevo May 1, 2016

Here’s the Sunday, May 1st, 2016 edition of Algo Nuevo con Dave Luera — Something New with Dave Luera. If you have questions, comments or music requests for host Dave Luera, send email to algonuevo@alaskapublic.org or post your comment at the bottom of this post.

Urban Native Life

KSKA: Wednesday, May 04 @ 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm Many Alaska Natives live in urban areas far from the places at the core of Native cultures-- the rural communities with open lands, fish and wildlife. On the next Hometown Alaska we'll talk about the Alaska Native identity here in Anchorage-- corporate, tribal, traditional and modern. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Arctic Entries: Oops!

KSKA Tuesday, May 03 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Arctic Entries this month brings you Oops: Stories of Mistakes, Narrow Escapes, and Lucky Breaks. 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. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Music, Art, & Justice: Community Building and Political Expression Internationally and Locally

This discussion, presented as part of the International Program Series, focused on the arts and music and how they can express culture, identity and social justice. DOWNLOAD AUDIO
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Algo Nuevo April 24, 2016

Here’s the Sunday, April 24th, 2016 edition of Algo Nuevo con Dave Luera — Something New with Dave Luera. If you have questions, comments or music requests for host Dave Luera, send email to algonuevo@alaskapublic.org or post your comment at the bottom of this post.

Suicide Prevention

Monday, April 25, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Suicide is a complex and tragic event that leaves a wake of devastation for families and communities. With over 41,000 people a year dying by suicide it is currently the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. Join host Prentiss Pemberton and Board member for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Kim Hancox, as they discuss Suicide Prevention. American Foundation for Suicide Preventio
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Algo Nuevo April 17, 2016

Here’s the Sunday, April 17th, 2016 edition of Algo Nuevo con Dave Luera — Something New with Dave Luera. If you have questions, comments or music requests for host Dave Luera, send email to algonuevo@alaskapublic.org or post your comment at the bottom of this post.

Globalization in Your Wine Glass

Economist Mike Veseth is editor of The Wine Economist blog and author of more than a dozen books including best-selling Wine Wars (2011), Extreme Wine (2013) and Money, Taste & Wine: It’s Complicated! (2015). The Wine Economist was named 2015 “Best in the World” best wine blog by Gourmand International. DOWNLOAD AUDIO
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Algo Nuevo April 10, 2016

Here’s the Sunday, April 10th, 2016 edition of Algo Nuevo con Dave Luera — Something New with Dave Luera. If you have questions, comments or music requests for host Dave Luera, send email to algonuevo@alaskapublic.org or post your comment at the bottom of this post.
Loussac Library, library, Anchorage

Z.J. Loussac Library and it’s Future

KSKA: Wednesday April 13 @ 2:00 and 8:00 pm The Loussac Library is getting a major remodel, fixing those problematic stairs, and much more. What is the purpose of a library in an age where you can find out almost anything with your phone? We'll find out what's in store for the library, and find out how the library is fitting into the new ways we get information. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Education and Economic Opportunities for Women: solutions to poverty and conflict in Pakistan

KSKA: Tuesday, April 12, at 2:00 p.m. Jodi has been working with MDF since 2009. She is a former educator, earned a Masters degree in International Development from the University of Denver. Jodi visits Pakistan periodically and loves to share/present the meaningful work they do. Jodi is currently a board member of Four Valleys Community School and working on publishing a book about their experience providing education and economic opportunities to vulnerable populations in Pakistan. DOWNLOAD AUDIO
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Algo Nuevo March 27, 2016

Here’s the Sunday, March 27th, 2016 edition of Algo Nuevo con Dave Luera — Something New with Dave Luera. If you have questions, comments or music requests for host Dave Luera, send email to algonuevo@alaskapublic.org or post your comment at the bottom of this post.

Athletic Injury Prevention and Avoidance

This week we have an important show for anyone who exercises to keep fit. We're talking about injury prevention and recovery. You can avoid a lot of the injuries that come from overuse and excessive effort, and we’ll tell you how to speed your recovery if you do get hurt. As with so many things, a lot of it is mental. KSKA: Thursday, March 31, at 2pm and Thursday, April 07 at 8pm DOWNLOAD AUDIO

“Risky Business” ­- Teens and High Risk Behavior

Monday, March 28, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. - Join host Prentiss Pemberton and his guests as they explore the high risk behavior among teens and what we know about current trends. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science – Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in the US Healthcare System

Lixin Huang currently serves as the President of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, and has served in numerous capacities with the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies. Lixin has traveled around the world presenting on the use of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine in the United States. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Algo Nuevo, March 20, 2016

Here’s the Sunday, March 20th, 2016 edition of Algo Nuevo con Dave Luera — Something New with Dave Luera. If you have questions, comments or music requests for host Dave Luera, send email to algonuevo@alaskapublic.org or post your comment at the bottom of this post.