Raising the Debt Ceiling; ANCSA at 40; and the Impact of Losing ANI

This week, the debt ceiling has been raised but stability has yet to be seen; the impacts of the loss of Alaska Newspapers; a former Murkowski aide may be headed to prison; community response to Mayor Sullivan’s proposed sidewalk sitting ordinance; surviving on urban subsistence; and a discussion of ANCSA.

Ben Stevens; Role ‘Clarification;’ and the PFD

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Friday, August 12 @ 2:00pm on KSKA and 7:30pm on KAKM Some of the top stories of the week have are: former State Senator Ben Stevens will not face federal corruption charges; Governor Sean Parnell “clarifies” Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell’s role; Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar tours Alaska; former Murkowski aide arraigned in Anchorage courtroom; “Palin gets state legal aid to fight lawsuit”; PFD faces extreme volatility due to world market turmoil; federal government investigating BOEMRE scientist.

Eielson F-16s; and the Disappearance of Samantha Koenig

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The stories up for discussion this week are: a judge orders the report on the prosecutors’ misconduct in the Stevens trial be made public; Eielson F-16s might be moving to JBER; Arne Fuglvog sentenced; legislature taking a look at oil taxes; Samantha Koenig disappearance; Shaeffer Cox; another look at the redistricting plan; Coastal Zone Management bill moving forward. KSKA: Friday, 2/10 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 2/11 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 2/10 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 2/11 at 5:00pm

Comparing Cost Of Medical Procedures; And Obama Administration Controversy

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The White House releases comparative cost information for medical procedures conducted by hospitals all over the country. Between Benghazi, the IRS misbehavior, and finally the Justice Department digging into the Associated Press phone records, the Obama Administration is awash in controversy. KSKA: Friday, 5/17 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 5/18 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 5/17 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 5/18 at 5:00pm Download Audio

Congresswoman Giffords Promotes Gun Control In Anchorage; And Don Young Will Seek Reelection

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Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly make a stop in Anchorage to promote gun control. Governor Sean Parnell scolds the oil industry for slow progress on an LNG pipeline. Alaska’s roads ranked worst in the nation. KSKA: Friday, 7/5 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 7/6 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 7/5 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 7/6 at 5:00pm Download Audio
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

The impacts of childhood trauma on overall health

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. On this week's Alaska Edition, we look at the Adverse Childhood Experiences study, or ACEs study, and the link between childhood trauma and health issues later in life. Studies have shown that these experiences lead to a wide variety of problems including asthma, cancer and arthritis. The good news is that research show that these effects can be reversed.