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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

Oil companies, Walker explore pipeline options; BLM launches well initiative; Murkowski addresses Legislature; Walker adds role to Fish and Game; Homer police bust pot grower; Siberian Huskies have rich Alaska history; Quest mushers battle on Download Audio

Smithsonian Salutes: Ray Charles

Hear interpretations of the music of Ray Charles, using his own big-band musical arrangements, by renowned as well as up-and-coming artists in IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE - RAY CHARLES. Friday, February 26. 8:00 pm

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Feb. 15, 2016

Rep. Gruenberg dies in Juneau; Neff wins Yukon Quest; Murkowski hearing features energy secretary; UAF's Walsh honored; Bethel fire department wants more positions; EPA recognizes Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium; Ketchikan's safe homes group has been on probation. Download Audio

FRONTLINE: Chasing Heroin

Now, a two-hour FRONTLINE documentary, CHASING HEROIN, goes inside the crisis and places it in a fresh and provocative light — telling individual stories of addiction, but also investigating how the heroin epidemic as we know it came to be, and exploring radical new approaches to fighting it that are sweeping the nation. Tuesday, February 23. 8:00 pm

ACL: 2015 Hall of Fame Special

Enjoy the 2015 AUSTIN CITY LIMITS HALL OF FAME SPECIAL as Loretta Lynn, Asleep at the Wheel, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt and Flaco Jimenez are honored by Lyle Lovett, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill, Gillian Welch, Jason Isbell and more. Saturday, February 20. 10:00 pm

Carole King – Natural Woman

Weaving previously unseen and rare performances and home movies with a new, exclusive interview with King, AMERICAN MASTERS - CAROLE KING: NATURAL WOMAN delves into her life and career. Friday, February 19. 8:00 pm

NOVA: Iceman Reborn

He was stalked, attacked and left to die alone. Murdered more than 5,000 years ago, Otzi the Iceman is Europe’s oldest known natural mummy. Miraculously preserved in glacial ice, his remarkably intact remains continue to provide scientists, historians, and archeologists with groundbreaking discoveries about a crucial time in human history. NOVA: ICEMAN REBORN captures the story. Wednesday, February 17. 8:00 p.m.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

FAA break-up bill clears U.S. House committee; organizations call for ban of heavy fuel oil in Arctic waters; KPC graduate takes first job with BlueCrest; Anchorage, Willow will host Iditarod starts despite low snow; Sass first to leave Dawson in Yukon Quest; humane society addresses uproar over Coco’s last day; AK: Leveraging your leopard: the biz behind Alaska's only zoo; 49 Voices: Laurie Fernandes of Anchorage. Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

Obama slows pace of F35s; scientists find prevalence of algal toxins in the Arctic; Gara: don't let budget cuts fall too heavily on working class, poor; ConocoPhillips plows ahead in NPR-A; agreement expected soon on railroad right of way; Mt. Edgecumbe proud of tradition; Sass running strong in Yukon Quest. Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Feb. 10 2016

State courts planning more cuts; Olson joins senate majority; Presidential race turns to AK in March; House bill shifts FAA workers to non-profit; Pletnikoff family takes city to court; Wrangell doctor sentenced on porn charges; pot groups getting on same regs page; Sass first to Dawson City; turning ideas about race into art. Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

Fed budget includes AK projects; Port Clarence land transferred; presidential race heads to AK in March; Fairbanks woman sentenced; crew maps polar bears; Sass maintains Yukon Quest lead; new SNAP app unveiled; new exhibit highlights AK modern art. Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Feb. 5, 2016

State seeks to charge Bill Allen in federal sex case; Alaska DOC to be reviewed; public testimony: keep state hands off of dividends; Alaska Native’s discuss what ‘Eskimo’ means to them; slumping Canadian dollar means big loss for Haines, Skagway; AK local start-up leverages social media to bring beard oil to Alaskans; 49 Voices, EJ David of Anchorage Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

Obama proposes new oil tax; Medicaid decision hangs on a word; Hanley steps down; Hanley's departure comes at critical time for Edgecumbe; Wal-Mart sticking with policy; Kenai wants new school; Smithsonian to explore crashes. Download Audio

Anchorage paramedic travels to Greece to help with rescues

Anchorage resident Teresa Gray just returned from volunteering in a refugee camp in Lesvos, Greece. Gray is a retired paramedic who was moved to volunteer for three weeks in January with a relief organization based in Ireland, after she saw the tragic and widely circulated photograph of a small refugee boy who died and washed up on a beach. Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016

Permanent Fund earnings targeted; AK House passes military code reforms; Court to hear Medication expansion; ANSP has ideas for Mt. Edgecumbe; Zika low risk in Alaska; First Alaskans Institute hosts equity summit; Anchorage paramedic travels to Greece to help with rescues

The Black Panthers – Vanguard of the Revolution

Revisit the turbulent 1960s, when a revolutionary culture emerged with the Black Panther Party at its vanguard. Stanley Nelson tells the vibrant story - IN THE BLACK PANTHERS - VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION - of a pivotal movement that feels timely all over again. Tuesday, February 16. 8:00 p.m.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

New earthquake warning system unveiled; pot laws missing key language; BP announces layoffs; deadline hits for LIO building; insurer proposes fix for health market; Walker makes fish board appointments; Wasilla shooting deaths investigated; Fairbanks endures dry conditions; Yukon Quest gets underway Saturday

Officials investigating Wasilla shooting deaths

Law enforcement officials are investigating two shooting deaths near Wasilla. The victims are identified as Renee Millard, age 40, and 10-year 0ld Dean Millard. Alaska State Troopers were alerted to the sound of gunfire at a rural residence in the Meadow Lakes area sometime after 8 am on Monday. According to Trooper spokesperson Megan Peters, two people in an Autumn Lane residence were found deceased shortly afterward. Download Audio

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

State agency rakes in dough from gun sales; retired workers file dental suit; court rules for munis in pipeline case; House bill would restrict AG; Congress OKs land transfer; BlueCrest updates drilling plans; Reports differ on Donlin's effects; 3 Togiak men die in boating accident; how deer can cause a plane crash.

David Bowie: Five Years

Survey five pivotal years in Bowie's extensive career, each illustrating his inspiration and where his innovative ideas led him. The program features unseen footage and interviews with close collaborators, and charts Bowie's continual evolution. Friday, February 12. 9:00 p.m.