Addressing Alaskans: Both sides of Ballot Measure 1

Creators of the initiative are calling it the “Anti-Corruption Act.” Meanwhile opponents of Proposition 1 have dubbed it the “Alaska Gag Law.” No matter...

Addressing Alaskans: How To Strengthen Alaska's Local Food Systems

Alaskans spend over $200 billion dollar per year on food, but less than 5 percent of the food we eat is produced in Alaska....

Addressing Alaskans: Why the Constitution is Important to You

In accordance with Constitution Day holiday, on September 17 the 49th State Fellows hosted their 5th annual Constitution Day Polaris lecture at UAA. This...

Cuba: The Embargo Within the Embargo

KSKA Tuesday, December 13 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Charles Shapiro is president of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta and a senior lecturer at the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. Previously, he held numerous senior positions at the U.S. Department of State, including Ambassador to Venezuela, principal deputy assistant secretary for the Western Hemisphere, and Coordinator for Cuban Affairs. LISTEN NOW

Foreign Faux Pas – Stories of Navigating Cultural Differences

We’re featuring something a little different on the program this week. We’ll hear from a World Matters storytelling event titled “Foreign Faux Pas - Stories of Navigating Cultural Differences.” Formatted in the style of Arctic Entries, we’ll hear some “Oh no” moments from fellow Alaskans that have traveled abroad. Thanks for listening!

Addressing Alaskans: Bristol Bay Salmon

Photo courtesy of Daniel Schindler. Before the University of Alaska existed, researchers from the University of Washington School of Aquatics and Fisheries Science began collecting...
Melting the Ice Curtain, book cover

Incredible tales from Alaskans who helped end the Cold War

KSKA: Tuesday, February, 20 2018, at 2:00 p.m. We're bringing you a show about a time when Alaskans and Russians were reunited and found they shared a common heritage. We’re going to hear incredible tales from key players in melting the Alaska-Russia Ice Curtain in the mid-1980s discuss how Alaska helped end the Cold War, launching a 30-year era of productive commercial and personal relations across the Bering Strait.LISTEN HERE

Better Thinking About Thinking

"Knowledge is not a matter of getting reality right. But rather a matter of acquiring habits of action for coping with reality,"  says Michael Lissack, executive director of the Institute for the Study of Coherence and Emergence. This week on Addressing Alaskans listen to his talk on “Better Thinking About Thinking – Coherence, Complexity and Context” hosted by Alaska Pacific University. KSKA: Tuesday 6/18 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm Listen Now

The EPA’s Critical Role in Alaska

In an effort to drastically reduce air pollution created by international shipping and cruise ships within 200 miles of the U.S. and Canadian coastlines, the Environmental Protection Agency put the North American Emissions Control Area (ECA) into effect this August. According to the EPA's Alaska Regional Administrator, Dennis McLerran, the ECA zone which mandates cleaner fuel will prevent "as many as 30,000 deaths in the country by the year 2030." He discussed how the ECA came to be, the projected health benefits and economic impacts to Alaska at his talk on "The EPA's Critical Role in Alaska," recorded Tuesday at the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. KSKA: Thursday 11/15 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

The Death of Bin Laden

For most of his 30 year career, Peter Probst served with the Central Intelligence Agency and the Office of the Secretary of...

Addressing Alaskans: Jerene Mortensen

Jerene Mortensen, mother of Three Cups of Tea and Stones in Schools author, Greg Mortensen recently moved to Anchorage in December 2009. Since arriving,...

Addressing Alaskans: The Future of Offshore Drilling in Alaska

Soon after oil began gushing into the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, plans for exploratory drilling in Alaska's Chukchi and Beaufort seas were...

Addressing Alaskans: Evolution of Creationism

The classroom controversy over whether to teach evolution or creationism has continued for decades in America's schools.This week on Addressing Alaskans, Dr. Eugenie Scott,...

Affordable Health Care Act in Plain English

Weeks before he presented oral arguments at the Supreme Court hearing on health care reform, author and filmmaker T.R. Reid visited to Alaska to help breakdown the 3000+ page Affordable Health Care Act. Reid explained the new rules for insurance providers, doctors and even fast food restaurants in his talk entitled "Affordable Health Care Act (Obama's Health Reform) in Plain English" recorded at UAA on March 22. KSKA: Thursday 4/4 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Addressing Alaskans: Gardening

Nootka lupines, Ninilchik, Alaska. Source: flickr photostream jimsawthat Our three part series of gardening talks from the Alaska Botanical Garden conference concludes this week...

Addressing Alaskans: The Rise of Islamophobia

As the debate over Islamophobia rages on across the country, the Alaska World Affairs Council (AWAC) invited Nihad Awad, co-founder and executive director of...

Schedule Update: Thanksgiving Programming

'Tis the the season for gathering, feasting, relaxing and holiday programming on KSKA. During the month of November, many of KSKA's local programs heard...

Common Cents: Stories of Alaska’s Changing Economy

KSKA Tuesday, November 29 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Seven storytellers share personal stories of fiscal Alaska in the style of Arctic Entries. LISTEN NOW

APRN Speaker Series: Peter Kenyon

Thursday, August 4 at 2:00 pm Addressing Alaskans is back on KSKA and we’re kicking off season three with recordings from past APRN Speakers Series. This Thursday, listen to NPR foreign correspondent Peter Kenyon recorded at the Wendy Williamson on October 24th. Kenyon came to NPR from the Alaska Public Radio Network where he began his career as a reporte for KFSK in Petersburg.

Addressing Alaskans: Alaska's Emerging Film Industry

Shooting for the film Everybody Loves Whales starring Drew Barrymore began in Alaska earlier this month and other production companies are already following suit....