Today Anchorage Edition becomes Alaska Edition on KSKA radio and KAKM television. Host Michael Carey and journalists from around the state analyze and discuss...
This week on Alaska Edition, host Michael Carey is joined in the studio by Steve MacDonald, Channel 2 News, Brendan...
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
July 1 at 2:00pm on KSKA 91.1FM and 7:30pm on KAKM, Channel 7 television Gov. Sean Parnell vetoes $400 million from the capital budget; Coastal Zone Management Program dies in a special session of the Legislature; Anchorage Superintendent of Schools Carol Comeau announces her retirement, and more.
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell rejects the Izembek Road - again. The primary election is eight months away but the advertising has begun. The Anchorage School District may have to cut 200 teachers, 400 support staff. The Legislature faces big issues in '14. State lawmakers are getting and expanded home in downtown Anchorage - and criticism comes with it. Alaska law enforcement gets tough on the drug spice. Gov. Sean Parnell talks about addressing energy concerns in southeast Alaska. Gov. Parnell says it is time to changing the funding plan for the Knik Arm Crossing. KSKA: Friday, 1/3 at 2PM & Saturday, 1/4 at 6PM. KAKM: Friday 1/3 at 7:30PM & Saturday. 1/4 at 4:30PM Download Audio
Lesil McGuire announces her candidacy for lieutenant governor. Group hopes to recall Lindsey Holmes. The Air Force makes its case to move Eielson’s F-16s to Anchorage. Review board adds billions of dollars to the estimated value of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. KSKA: Friday, 6/7 at 2:00pm TV: Friday, 6/7 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 6/8 at 5:00pm Download Audio
Democrats lose seats in the Alaska legislature. What’s likely to happen in the unfinished race between Hollis French and Bob Bell? Republicans Click Bishop, Pete Kelly and John Coghill win key Interior Alaska Senate seats. Don Young handily wins reelection. All Southcentral Alaska judges are retained. What happened with the Constitutional Convention ballot question? KSKA: Friday, 11/9 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 11/10 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 11/9 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 11/10 at 5:00pm
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
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
Revenue forecast for North Slope oil provokes controversy. Rio Tinto leaves the Pebble Partnership. Minimum wage bill gathering steam in House of Representatives. The Anchorage Dispatch purchases the Anchorage Daily News. No-sell booze bill gets committee OK. Gov. Parnell offers tax relief to refineries. Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation steps into battle over clean up of North Pole refinery. Anchorage police officers writing fewer traffic tickets. KSKA: Friday, April 11, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 12, at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 12, at 4:30 p.m. Listen now:
Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan releases revised proposal for municipal budget. Crime declines in Anchorage, except in rapes and robberies. Heroin use is growing and affecting more and more people. Cook Inlet Housing talks about a major revitalization of a portion of the Spenard area. The Alaska Supreme Court gives gadfly Andree McCleod a partial victory in her court case challenging former Gov. Sarah Palin's use of a private e-mail account to conduct state business. A Fairbanks woman was arrested for forging signatures on an initiative petition. KSKA: Friday, 10/19 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 10/20 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 10/19 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 10/20 at 5:00pm
Some of the stories they will talk about this week include: the Senate Resources Committee hears voluminous testimony on natural gas and potential gas lines; a former Lisa Murkowski aide Arne Fuglvog remains in the spotlight; new trials for former representative Vic Kohring and former representative Pete Kott will proceed; proponents of an initiative on the Pebble Mine have gone to court and won a big victory; there have been any number of serious plane crashes this summer across Alaska; who is Sam Pandolfo - and why does he matter?; Alaska grown may apply to many products - but not to poultry.
Supreme Court affirms assessed value of trans-Alaska pipeline. The Flint Hills refinery in North Pole is closing - and controversy follows. Police staffing in Anchorage continues to decline. Sen. Lisa Murkowski addresses the Alaska Legislature. The Anchorage municipal election draws closer. Sen. Pete Kelly and Republican colleagues want to change the make up of the Alaska Judicial Council. Major development in the U-Med highway route selection. Buccaneer Energy asks the state for financial aid. KSKA: Friday, 2/14 at 2 p.m. and Saturday, 2/15 at 6 p.m. KAKM: Friday 2/14 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday. 2/15 at 4:30 p.m. Listen now:
The top stories of the week are: the announcement of the PFD; the North Slope Borough is selecting a new mayor; towing and impounding in Anchorage; wilderness designation within ANWR; “Rogue;” Pebble opposition finds religion; Anchorage’s homeless survey; Kohring and Kott retrials.
On this week's Alaska Edition, Zachariah Hughes sits down with reporters to take a look at crime rates around Alaska and discusses certain trends that may be indicative of deeper issues.
Alaska has had an interesting fiscal ride through the decades. From a time when the purchase of the territory from Russia was called "Seward's Folly" to the discovery of the rich oil resources of Prudhoe Bay -- which made the state very cashy, fairly quickly. Alaskans have enjoyed the benefits of oil revenues for decades, but production is in decline and that means the state must ramp up production or slow down expenses. We're in deficit spending now but the population and demand for services continues to ramp up. What should be done to help Alaska get out of deficit mode. KSKA: Friday, October 10 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 11 at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 11 at 4:30 p.m. Download Audio
National Debt Default; Mayor Sullivan Takes On Protester; Public Safety Commissioner Charged with Rape
Friday, July 22 at 2:00pm on KSKA 91.1FM and Friday, July 22 at 7:30pm on KAKM, Channel 7 television The U.S. risks defaulting on the national debt come August; Don Young is absent from Washington D.C. during the the debate; Mayor Sullivan takes on a homeless sidewalk protester with a criminal history; a Anchorage's Public Safety Advisory Commissioner was arrested for rape; the possible effects on Alaska if the U.S. defaults on its debt, and Joe Miller says he won't appeal $17,200 in legal fees he owes the state after his failed election lawsuits.
Title 21 measure finally passes in Anchorage. Shell suspends Arctic drilling. Distinguished economist Scott Goldsmith, formerly of UAA, talks to lawmakers about oil taxes. The Alaska Legislature continues to challenge the Obama Administration on gun laws. Labor unrest continues in Anchorage. KSKA: Friday, 3/1 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 3/2 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 3/1 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 3/2 at 5:00pm
The topics up for discussion this week are: the State of the State; new year begins in Congress; Knik Arm Bridge; Sen. Begich visits Afghanistan; Internet-piracy bill; Anchorage Baptist Temple tax exemptions; John Katz departs DC offices; and APRN reporter Libby Casey's last show. KSKA: Friday, 1/20 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 1/21 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 1/20 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 1/21 at 5:00pm
Each week, KAKM gathers commentators for a review of the week’s news, politics and public affairs in Anchorage and Alaska. The topics for this...