Hometown, Alaska

Local guests discuss community issues and take listener calls during this LIVE call-in show. Hometown, Alaska features conversations with leaders and decision-makers in local and statewide government, social service agencies, educational institutions and cultural groups. Hosted by Kathleen McCoy. If you have a topic that could be discussed on Hometown, Alaska send your suggestion to: hometown@alaskapublic.org

RUNNING: Hear from the Anchorage School Board candidates

Alaska Public Media's RUNNING series featuring candidates for the April 7 Anchorage municipal election will air on...

Magistrates strive for justice in rural, urban Alaska courts

Alaska's legal system can seem complex and confusing from the outside looking in. The purpose of today's...

APU’s journey toward becoming a tribal college

Current image from APU's website. APU is a small liberal arts and sciences college located in the U-Med...

Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Awards: Pulling back the curtain on the application process

Logo for the Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Awards For more than a decade and a half, the Rasmuson...

How understanding childhood trauma influences a Palmer therapeutic court for families

When parents have difficulty in life and marriage, the trouble is not isolated to the couple. New...

Moose are more dangerous than you might think

What scares you most? Moose or bear? The facts are: more humans are hurt by moose every year than by bear. Learn what you need to know to live, hike and drive in moose country.

Reading woes: How busy parents can help

Discouraging reading scores and a K-3 statewide policy to improve Alaska's scores is one of the hot...

Easing the ride: Anchorage road-bike-transit fixes for 2020

As a bike commuter, the culvert under Arctic Valley Boulevard often has been an exciting transit opportunity. I have rolled through water up to my pedals. But a fix in 2020 — a new culvert — is aimed at better managing Chester Creek overflow near Valley of the Moon park.

LISTEN: These two organizations fight to protect the civil rights of Alaskans

At least two legal agencies work to protect the civil rights of Alaskans. Today's show will look...

Alaskans eat: wild salmon, fresh berries, canned milk, Pilot Bread, cake mix, seal meatballs, pho, Jello, muktuk, spam musubi, pancit…

Image by Brian Kimmel, for the Anchorage Museum's What Why How We Eat exhibition, open through Jan 12, 2020. Julia O'Malley's...

Three women judges anchor the Alaska Court of Appeals

The Alaska Court of Appeals is an intermediate court of appeals in the Alaska Court System, created...

What makes a Renaissance Alaskan? Meet one and find out.

Modified from gainweightjournal.com from a blog post about 'What makes a Renaissance Man.' Every since watching Shawn...
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[Recent] art in public places: Who made it? How did they create it? What were they thinking?

James Temte and Michael Conti collaborated on this mural in Spenard. (Photo from James Temte Facebook) Back in...

Gratitude: Is it an emotion? A virtue? A behavior?

Infographic created by Here's My Chance, and borrowed from the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California Berkeley.

4 Alaska Startups: How they built it

Logo for Alaska Startup Week, Nov. 17-24, brings entrepreneurs, leaders and fans together to mentor and support new business ideas in...

In Memoriam: Conversation with ‘ENCOUNTERS’ host Richard Nelson

How does he even get those amazing natural wildlife sounds, as if he were standing right next to that grunting grizzly bear! As the host of Encounters, Richard Nelson is our guide to the fascinating sights,sounds and behaviors of Alaska’s resilient animals. For an opportunity to talk with Alaska anthropologist and naturalist Richard Nelson, join host Kathleen McCoy on a special edition of Hometown, Alaska on Friday. KSKA: Friday 11/11 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

AFN Convention: “Alaska is not a broke state” and protesters have a place

How did AFN leaders arrive at this theme for their 2019 convention, and what does it mean to them? Image from...

UAA, UAF, UAS faculty discuss university accreditation

The University of Alaska Anchorage is one of three universities in Alaska organized under the statewide UA System. The others are...

Meet Chief Justice Joel Bolger, Alaska Supreme Court

Chief Justice Joel Bolger delivers the 2019 State of the Judiciary in February 2019 before the Alaska Legislature. (Photo by KTOO...

Ask the Superintendent

Anchorage School District, photo by Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media. Dr. Deena Bishop, superintendent of the Anchorage...