Hometown, Alaska

Local guests discuss community issues and take listener calls during this LIVE call-in show. Hometown, Alaska features conversations with leaders and decision-makers in local and statewide government, social service agencies, educational institutions and cultural groups. Hosted by Kathleen McCoy. If you have a topic that could be discussed on Hometown, Alaska send your suggestion to: hometown@alaskapublic.org

‘And Now We Rise’: The story and work behind this documentary

Publicity poster for "And Now We Rise," with the image of Samuel Johns. (Image courtesy of Affinity Films)

Local: How horses assist in human physical therapy

Advocates of equine-assisted therapy say riders benefit from the horse's soothing rhythm, warmth and three-dimensional movement pattern that mimics the movement...

Going nuclear in Alaska: Past…and Future?

This is a photo of preparations for the Cannikin nuclear test on Amchitka Island in 1971. Amchitka is the southern...

Public libraries = back-to-school help

Image by <a href="http://">Gerd Altmann from <a href="http://">Pixabay. Used with permission. Everybody is back in school...

How Alaska schools, courts and police manage and confront gun violence

Snapshot from a recent study by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program. Americans with guns taking aim...

Meet Americorps in Alaska

Logo for Americorps Vista. Back in 1965, President John Kennedy launched a domestic public service equivalent of the...

What you need to know about this pest

How to identify a spruce bark beetle-infested tree. Can you use it as firewood? How do you keep spruce in your own yard healthy? How serious is the outbreak in Southcentral? Thanks for listening!

Anchorage prepares for budget cut impacts

On Wednesday, July 24, the mayor of Anchorage declared a short-term civil emergency in anticipation of the...

Anchorage’s ever-evolving farmers markets

Vertical strawberry fields, and a sample of a ripe one. Thriving Green's Frank Enstice serves the new Jewel Lake Farmers Market...

Justice Alaska: A conversation with former Chief Justice Walter ‘Bud’ Carpeneti

Alaska's current budgetary conflict on how to pay for government services touches many aspects of life in...

House for Sale: Alaska real estate snapshot

House-for-sale signs pop up like wildflowers all over Anchorage. How is our housing market doing? (Photo by Kathleen McCoy)

Meet three Rasmuson Individual Artist Award recipients

Heather Warren image from their website; Richard Nelson image by Liz McKenzie, Encounters website; Peter Lind Jr. image from his website.

Speaking truth to power: How one community group gets things done

A community meeting called to discuss homelessness and community mental health issues, organized by AFACT in November 2018. At the podium...

How citizens can ride along with the APD

This summer solstice evening, Senior Judge Elaine Andrews participated in a citizen's ride along with the Anchorage...

Alaska, through the eyes of the Cole brothers

Terrence, left, and Dermot, right, josh and joke with one another at Terrence's last lecture at the University of Alaska Fairbanks...
Anchorage Climate Action Plan

Unpacking Anchorage’s new Climate Action Plan

Cover of the municipality's Climate Action Plan. The underlying city photo is from the Lu Liston Collection, Anchorage Museum. UAA...

Vote on People Mover route changes

Until the end of this month, People Mover is inviting citizens to vote for bus route changes...

How the Disability Law Center of Alaska serves

This is an independent, nonprofit law firm providing legal advocacy for people with disabilities anywhere in Alaska....
Shakemap of Nov. 30, 2018 quake

After the shaking stopped: New info from the Nov. 30 quake

We are still living with the aftermath of last November's major shaker. FEMA is still here helping homeowners and the school district. Eagle River...
Dr. Deena Bishop

Dr. Deena Bishop, ASD superintendent, takes your questions

Anchorage School District Superintendent Dr. Deena Bishop joins us to take listener questions. She will share the district's strategies for coping with the current long list of challenges. She'll also speak to what it means to educate children for a world that is changing fast. And we'll learn a bit about what drives her to do this work. Thanks for listening!