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 and Dr. E.J. David. If you have a topic that could be discussed on Hometown, Alaska send your suggestion to: hometown@alaskapublic.org

Hometown, Alaska: Cook Inlet Environment

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Cook Inlet surrounds Anchorage on three sides, providing us with salmon, Alaska’s largest port, wildlife such as beluga whales, and oil and gas. It’s...

Hometown, Alaska: Starting Over

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One workplace economist suggests that workers under 35 will look for jobs every 3 - 5 years, and those over 35 every 5 -...

Hometown, Alaska: How to Create a Healthy Happy Home on Your Own

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Managing a career, maintaining a home, affording daycare and raising a happy child - These are all things single parents have to deal with...

Hometown, Alaska: How Dogs Help Humans

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You might have heard him huffing and puffing and wandering around the studio during today's program. In addition to Corey Aist of Alaska Search...

Hometown, Alaska: Anchorage Bicycle Plan

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Anchorage already has 214 miles of multi-use trails meandering along Anchorage’s wooded creek corridors and coastline. The proposed new bike plan would more than...

Hometown, Alaska: U.S. Cross Country Skiing Championship

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James Southam racing through Kincaid Park in Anchorage on Jan. 4 The U.S. Cross Country Skiing Championships are happening in Anchorage, deciding the best skiers...

Hometown, Alaska: Alaska Music Rocks the Nation

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On today's show enjoy an array of music and interviews with homegrown Alaskan musicians like The Builders and the Butchers (pictured above). We've passed the...

Hometown, Alaska: Seasonal Affective Disorder

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In addition to her highlighter collection, plants, and family photos, a SAD light hovers over Brittany when she sits at APTI's front desk during...

Hometown, Alaska: Anchorage’s Natural Gas Crisis

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Hometown, Alaska explores the possibility Anchorage could run out of natural gas this winter. Experts say it could happen if equipment failed during a...

Hometown, Alaska: Alaska meet China. China, meet Alaska

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Our newly globalized world makes broad introductions like this more and more common. China is Alaska’s second largest trading partner. Anchorage has been home...

Hometown, Alaska: "Going Rogue"

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Publishing house HarperCollins announced Sarah Palin's itinerary for her Going Rogue book tour, but Alaska won't be on the tour route any time soon....

Hometown, Alaska: Veterans Day, the Home Front

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Anchorage is a military town. On this Veterans Day, many service people who live here are deployed overseas. This week on Hometown, Alaska we’ll...

Hometown, Alaska: Hungry in Alaska

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More than 80,000 Alaskans get extra food from food bank partnerships across the state. And more than 65,000 Alaskans stretch their food dollars with...

Hometown, Alaska: Architecture of our new major buildings

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Anchorage has recently added a museum expansion, a convention center, a University library, and a number of Midtown office buildings. Each new building helps...

Hometown, Alaska: Alaska Native Art

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James Carteeti has been carving for over 30 years. He joins host Ellen Lockyer this week on Hometown, Alaska to talk about his work. Alaska...

Hometown, Alaska: Halloween

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Halloween is just two weeks away. Do you know where your ghoulish get up is? Why do we carve pumpkins? Who are we...

Hometown, Alaska: The Future of Libraries

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Libraries make information available for everyone. But in a world of Google and Kindle, the work of libraries has changed. What is the new...

Hometown, Alaska: Why Are We Here?

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Image source: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section, Demographics Unit Most Alaskans came from somewhere else. We all had reasons...

Hometown, Alaska: Driving and Dialing

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A student talks on a hands-free cell phone while operating a high-tech driving simulator, University of Utah Most of us don’t get behind the wheel...

Hometown, Alaska: Project Puqigtut

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan is banking on an Anchorage School District program aimed at preventing dropouts to serve as a model for school...