Today, we’re talking about the Permanent Fund. Some House Republicans want to move some of the fund’s earnings into the body of the fund so it can’t be touched. Others are tossing around the idea of using the Permanent Fund as collateral for earning more money for the General Fund. Is this what the Fund is for? So, we’re taking a step back and looking at the history of the Permanent Fund and the Permanent Fund Dividend. KSKA: Friday, 5/29, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, 5/30, at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, 5/29, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 5/30, at 4:30 p.m. Listen now:

First, we're discussing what the legalization of marijuana  coming up next Tuesday means for state residents in real terms. And also a rare visit from Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to Kotzebue in the Northwest Arctic Borough and the large group of lawmakers who were also in the Arctic. Download Audio

Hip hop is more than just music and dance. It’s a culture. And for some people in Alaska it’s a way to bring positive change to the community. KSKA: Friday, 6/26, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, 6/27, at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, 6/26, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 6/27, at 4:30 p.m. Listen now:

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

The FAA may be enforcing a policy that would cancel some night flying at some Alaska airports and other airfields around the country. More natural gas is being discovered in Cook Inlet; there might even be a surplus. The Alaska Congressional delegation seems conflicted about Syria. KSKA: Friday, 9/6 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 9/7 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 9/6 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 9/7 at 5:00pm Download Audio

The elections are finally over, although in Alaska, there is still uncertainty over the U.S. Senate and Gubernatorial race outcomes. Those race results will not be clear until more than 20,000 early, absentee and questioned ballots are counted next week. KSKA: Friday, November 7 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 8 at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 8 at 4:30 p.m. Download Audio

Anchorage has become embroiled in an appropriations debate. Legislative money for tennis courts - or ice rinks. Some assembly members want to crack down on towing firms. The municipality is exploring a plan to unify the fire and police dispatch. The Anchorage Assembly has been working on Title 11, regulating taxis. Alaska Airlines says it will allow passengers to use more electronic devices. Food trucks have become popular in many American cities. Anchorage is seeing them too - but there are questions about these mobile kitchens as Sean details. KSKA: Friday, 11/15 at 2PM & Saturday, 11/16 at 6PM. KAKM, Friday 11/15 at 7:30PM & Saturday, 11/16 at 4:30PM. Download Audio

Each week, KAKM gathers commentators for a review of the week’s news, politics and public affairs in Anchorage and Alaska. Topics for this week...

Each week, KAKM gathers commentators for a review of the week’s news, ...

Each week, KAKM gathers commentators for a review of the week’s news, politics and public affairs in Anchorage and Alaska....

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

This week on Alaska Edition, host Michael Carey is joined in the studio by Steve MacDonald, Channel 2 News, Brendan...

Each week, KAKM gathers commentators for a review of the week’s news, politics and public affairs in Anchorage and Alaska. Topics...

Each week, KAKM gathers commentators for a review of the week’s news, politics and public affairs in Anchorage and Alaska. Topics for...

Many conversations about suicide only focus on prevention and looking for the warning signs. But what if a suicide has already happened? How do we talk about it publicly and privately in healthy, supportive ways? During this week’s show we’ll discuss the media coverage of recent suicides, like the death at AFN, and how to have community conversations about such deaths.


KSKA: Fri., Oct. 30, at 2:00 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 31, at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Fri., Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 31, at 6:00 p.m.

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This week on Alaska Edition, host Michael Carey is joined in the studio by Paul Jenkins, from the Anchorage Daily Planet, Steve MacDonald, of KTUU Channel 2 News, and Libby Casey, APRN’s Washington DC correspondent.
Cannabis Plant. (Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

This week on Alaska Edition, we are discussing the pot industry in the state. Listen Now:

Four Japanese climbers die in an avalanche on Denali. Joe Miller wins $5,000 judgement from the Fairbanks North Star Borough. Militia trial wraps up in Anchorage. Concerns about flooding on the Matanuska River are on the rise. The special session cost tax payers almost half a million dollars. KSKA: Friday, 6/22 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 6/22 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 6/23 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 6/23 at 5:00pm

Legislature's oil tax debate; funding for the Port of Anchorage; Anchorage mayor's race; the state budget process; Sarah Palin's emails; state education budget; and lobbying in Juneau.

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