Two recent reports highlight the tragically high rate of violence in Alaska. One from the FBI is a revision of how rape is defined in the state. The new definitions have resulted in much higher numbers in a state that already suffers from being the worst in the nation for sexual violence. The second report looks at the impact on Native children from exposure to violence in their homes and communities. KSKA: Friday, 11/21 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, 11/22 at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, 11/21 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 11/22 at 4:30 p.m. Download Audio
Some of the remains of those killed in a tragic 1952 air crash near Colony Glacier recovered. Kuskokwim salmon fishery opens to dissatisfaction with management. Vote Yes! apologizes to Tony Knowles. Update on legalization of marijuana ballot proposition. The oil industry shows interest in Umiat prospect. The latest in the US Senate race. Could the strife in Iraq drive up oil prices? What is the future of Fort Greely? KSKA: Friday, June 20 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 21 at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 21 at 4:30 p.m. Download Audio
An Alaska Supreme Court ruling in a tribal adoption case goes against the tribe's position; what are the broader implications for ICWA cases? Governor Sean Parnell defends his response to the National Guard sexual assault issue. Alaska voters will decide on a number of ballot propositions on November 4, including: marijuana legalization, increasing the minimum wage, and an initiative that would effectively prohibit the Pebble Mine. KSKA: Friday, August 15 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 16 at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, August 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 16 at 4:30 p.m. Download Audio
State and federal officials as well as community groups spread all over Alaska have expressed alarm over rising rates of use and abuse. Juneau in particular has been the subject has gotten attention lately for a spate of heroin and opiate related overdoses. KSKA: Fri., Nov. 20, at 2:00 p.m. & Sat., Nov. 21, at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Fri., Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. & Sat., Nov. 21, at 6:00 p.m. Download Audio:
This week on Alaska Edition: The North Pacific Fisheries Management Council takes action on Chinook salmon bycatch in Alaska’s pollock fishery. How could the veto of HB132 affect the Mat-Su Valley? Where does Medicaid expansion stand in the legislature? KSKA: Friday, 4/17 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 4/18 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 4/17 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 4/18 at 4:30pm Download Audio
Legislators asking voters to approve $433 million in bond projects, including $50 million for the Port of Anchorage. How are Alaskans affected by Hurricane Sandy? Three subsistence fishermen found guilty of fishery law violations. Campaign season wraps up as the Nov. 6 election draws near. The Anchorage Assembly eyes reapportionment. Social conservatives target Judge Sen Tan, who is up for retention on this year’s ballot KSKA: Saturday, 10/27 at 6:00pm TV: Saturday, 10/27 at 5:00pm
Author and essayist Wendy Lesser discusses her latest book Why I Read with poet Robert Pinsky. Their conversation explores the ways that literature and, especially, poetry touch readers and change their lives as Cambridge Forum continues its series My Life Touched by Art. KSKA: Friday, March 21, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 22, at 6:00 p.m.
The stories up for discussion this week are: the “Save Our Salmon” initiative; Kott and Kohring change their pleas; AFN convention being held in Anchorage; Don Young’s AFN proclamation; medical homes in Alaska. KSKA: Friday, 10/21 @ 2:00pm & Saturday, 10/22 @ 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 10/21 @ 7:30pm & Saturday, 10/22 @ 5:00pm
Cambridge Forum will air in place of Alaska Edition this Friday and Saturday on KSKA. Friday listen to "Reinventing Discovery" with scientist Michael Neilsen and on Saturday "The Screwtape Letters, Part 2." (You heard part 1 on Tuesday at 1:00 pm.) Alaska Edition returns next week on KSKA and KAKM TV.
The stories up for discussion this week are: Gov. Parnell throws in the towel on oil taxes; status of the gas line legislation; new film incentive credit bill; municipal election squabbles continue; and the redistricting saga continues. KSKA: Friday, 4/27 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 4/28 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 4/27 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 4/28 at 5:00pm
Each week, KAKM gathers commentators for a review of the week’s news, politics and public affairs in Anchorage and Alaska. Topics for this...
Each week, KAKM gathers commentators for a review of the week’s news, ...
Erin's Law was recently introduced again in the state legislature. It would mandate all public schools to teach sexual abuse prevention curriculum to all students grades K-12. It also requires education and awareness for teachers. KSKA: Friday, 3/27 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 3/28 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 3/27 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 3/28 at 4:30pm Download Audio
A series of reports that seek to define the potential changes to public health in rural Alaska communities based on the impacts of Alaska's rapidly changing climate. But, why are the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and the North Slope Borough looking at the issue through the lens of climate change? KSKA: Friday, October 17 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 18 at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 18 at 4:30 p.m. Download Audio
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.
Eleven people indicted in a $19 million tax fraud case. More than 100 uncounted ballots from the Muni election were found in a closet in Anchorage. The Federal Subsistence board grapples with low Kenai bull moose numbers. Governor says let the feds handle the state health insurance exchange. Valerie Sifsof disappears after walking away from the Granite Creek campground after a dispute with her boyfriend. Fire Island wind project moving forward. An interesting development involving low-power FM licenses and tribes. KSKA: Friday, 7/20 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 7/21 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 7/20 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 7/21 at 5:00pmpm
The topics up for discussion this week are: the upcoming legislative session; latest ruling on the TAPS oil tax case; the justice department must explain why the Young investigation documents aren’t public; lots of snow; Parnell’s oil meeting; reapportionment case proceeds in Fairbanks; cracking down on drunkenness in bars; Joe Miller sues the North Star Borough. KSKA: Friday, 1/13 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 1/14 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 1/13 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 1/14 at 5:00pm
Today Anchorage Edition becomes Alaska Edition on KSKA radio and KAKM television. Host Michael Carey and journalists from around the state analyze and discuss...
On this week's Alaska Edition, we discuss emergency preparedness in the state.
This week, some of the topics include: lawmakers’ travel expenses; legislative conference in Hawaii; Murkowski warns of reduction in federal spending; the Knik Arm crossing; Wasilla Councilman Steve Menard; Exxon’s dispute over Point Thompson; Anchorage cap driver arrested for rape; the East Coast Earthquake; and a possible Palin Presidential run.