KSKA's Anne Hillman and KTUU's Austin Baird join Ellen Lockyer on Alaska Edition. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Impacts Of Reduced State Funding On Alaska’s Schools

Today we’ll be checking in with the Legislative session in Juneau, and the impacts the latest school funding developments on schools statewide and how it may affect school bonds in Anchorage’s upcoming Municipal Election. And, we’ll take a look at how a group of Sudanese refugees are moving forward after a recent vandalism incident in Anchorage. Download Audio KSKA: Friday, 4/3 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 4/4 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 4/3 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 4/4 at 4:30pm

Crowded Anchorage Mayoral Race Heats Up

Today we’re discussing the race for mayor in Alaska’s largest city. Anchorage’s city politics have ripples across the state, whether in terms of funding coming from the Legislature, or launching political careers into higher office. The election is on April 7th, but recently we’ve seen the race start to take off. It’s a crowded field, with 11 candidates, hundreds of thousands of dollars pouring in from donations, and expectations of an eventual run off. KSKA: Friday, 2/27 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 2/28 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 2/27 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 2/28 at 4:30pm Download Audio

Anchorage Assembly – Seat 1B

Candidates for Anchorage Assembly Seat 1b, Patrick Flynn and Mark Martinson, discuss local issues with host Michael Carey.

Anchorage Assembly – Seat 2C

Candidates for Anchorage Assembly Seat 2C – Sharon Gibbons and Bill Starr – discuss local issues with host Michael Carey.

Anchorage Assembly – Seat 3E

Candidates for Anchorage Assembly Seat 3E – Phil Isley and Tim Steele – discuss local issues with host Michael Carey.

Anchorage Assembly – Seat 4G

Elvi Gray-Jackson, who is running unopposed for Anchorage Assembly Seat 4G, discusses local issues with host Michael Carey.

Anchorage Assembly – Seat 5I

Candidates for Anchorage Assembly Seat 5I – Pete Peterson, Mao Tosi, and Adam Trombley – discuss local issues with host Michael Carey.

Anchorage Assembly: Seat 6K

Candidates for Anchorage Assembly Seat 6K - Bruce Dougherty, Bill Evans, and Pete Nolan - discuss local issues with host Michael Carey.

Anchorage School Board – Seat C

Candidates for Anchorage School Board Seat C - Pat Higgins, Liz Ross, and Dean Williams - discuss local issues with host Daysha Eaton.

Anchorage School Board – Seat D

Candidates for Anchorage School Board Seat D, Kameron Perez-Verdia and Don Smith, discuss local issues with host Daysha Eaton.

Running 2013: Assembly Seat A

Host Michael Carey and Panelist Daysha Eaton talk with candidates for Anchorage Assembly Seat A: Amy Demboski, Bob Lupo, and Peter Mulcahy.

Running 2013: Anchorage Assembly Seat E

Host Michael Carey and Panelist Daysha Eaton talk with candidates for Anchorage Assembly Seat E: Cheryl Frasca, Phil Isley, and Tim Steele.

Running 2013: Anchorage Assembly Seats F, D, H, and J

Host Michael Carey and Panelist Daysha Eaton talk with candidates for Anchorage Assembly Seat F (Andy Clary and Dick Traini), Assembly Seat D (Ernie Hall), and Assembly Seat H (Paul Honeman).

Running 2013: School Board Seat A

Host Michael Carey and Panelist Daysha Eaton talk with candidates for Anchorage School Board Seat A: Bettye Davis and Donald Smith.

Running 2013: School Board Seat B

Host Michael Carey and Panelist Daysha Eaton talk with candidates for Anchorage School Board Seat B: Eric Croft, Stephanie Cornwell-George, and David Nees.

Running 2012 Anchorage Mayor: Isley & Lupo

Watch the second hour of Running with Anchorage Mayoral candidates Bob Lupo and Phil Isley. Mayoral candidates Dan Sullivan and Paul Honeman were interviewed in the first half of the show. Candidates Jacob Seth Kern and Bruce J. Lemke did not attend.

Running 2012 Anchorage Mayor: Sullivan & Honeman

Four of six mayoral candidates joined host Michael Carey and panelists Grace Jang, KTVA and Daysha Eaton KSKA for Running 2012 in the KAKM studios on March 29. Watch the first hour of the program with candidates Dan Sullivan and Paul Honeman here. Bob Lupo and Phil Isley presented in second video.

Running 2012: Anchorage School Board

Daysha Eaton hosts Anchorage School Board candidates in the KAKM studios. 3:00 David Nees, Seat E 16:00 Kathleen Plunkett (incumbent), Seat E 30:40 Tam Agosti-Gisler, Seat F 45:15 Richard Wanda, Seat F 58: 45 Natasha Von Imhof, Seat G 1:12:30 Starr Marsett, Seat G

Anchorage School Board Candidate Debate

This week on Addressing Alaskans, listen to the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce debate with Anchorage School Board candidates, Kathleen Plunkett and David Nees (Seat E) , Tam Agosti-Gisler (Seat F), Natasha Von Imhof and Starr Marsett (Seat G). Candidates discussed early childhood education, school bond propositions, Everyday Math, budget cuts, skilled trade education and past experience in the Anchorage School District at the Dena'ina Center on March 19. KSKA: Thursday 3/29 at 2:00 pm

“Yes” or “No” on Proposition 5: Anchorage Equal Rights Initiative

On Tuesday, April 3rd, Anchorage residents will vote "yes" or "no" on Proposition 5. Proposition 5, or the "Anchorage Equal Rights Initiative", asks the question: "Shall the current Municipal Code sections providing legal protections against discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, age, physical disability, and mental disability be amended to include protections on the basis of sexual orientation or transgender identity?" KSKA: Wednesday, 3/28 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm