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 and Dr. E.J. David. If you have a topic that could be discussed on Hometown, Alaska send your suggestion to: hometown@alaskapublic.org

Hometown, Alaska: Marian Call

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Photo by Brian Adams. She’s funny and spunky, clever and outgoing. But more than that, she’s talented and ambitious and she hails from Anchorage. She’s...

Hometown, Alaska: Anchorage International Film Festival

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The Anchorage International Film Festival (AIFF) runs Dec. 3-16 and offers up a ton of opportunities from straight-up film viewing to workshops to some...

Schedule Update: Thanksgiving Programming

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'Tis the the season for gathering, feasting, relaxing and holiday programming on KSKA. During the month of November, many of KSKA's local programs heard...

Hometown, Alaska: Peter Dunlap Shohl – How do you live with Parkinson’s? Creatively.

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If anything, the 2002 diagnosis of Parkinson’s has make Peter Dunlap Shohl’s creative spirit flash to new heights and heats. After more than 25...

Hometown, Alaska: Coping With the Winter Ahead

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What was your life like Monday morning when seven inches of snow hit Anchorage during morning rush hour? Were you thinking: Time for a...

Hometown, Alaska: Implications of the 2010 Midterm Elections

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It’s over. Election Day 2010 is now history. Join us today for a conversation about what it all means on Hometown, Alaska. Host Charles...

Hometown, Alaska: Propositions A and B

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The elections are less than a week away and candidates are raring to go. It seems everyone has an opinion, and faces and names...

Hometown, Alaska: Blockbuster Musicals

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Right now, Mamma Mia! is staging at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts to packed houses that promoters say will peak around 19,000...

Hometown, Alaska: God in Alaska, Part 2

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The Pew Research Center has recently found Alaska to be the least religiously inclined state in the nation. Yet religion has played an enormous...

Hometown, Alaska: God in Alaska, Part 1

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On the next Hometown, Alaska we will begin a two-part series on “God in Alaska”. This show parallels the PBS series,...

Hometown, Alaska: Federal Spending in Alaska

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According to a University of Alaska study, 40% of Alaskan’s personal income comes directly or indirectly from federal spending, and more than a third...

Hometown, Alaska: Annual Yearly Progress Reports

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September is back to school month, and students are settling into their routine. Many are setting future goals for after graduation, but how many...

Hometown, Alaska: Denali KidCare

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Denali KidCare is how Alaska ensures that the health needs of kids and teens under age 18 are met, and those of pregnant mothers...

Hometown, Alaska: Volunteerism

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September 11th has been declared the National Day of Service - a day to adopt a charity, or do a good deed. We’re...

Hometown, Alaska: The Great Death

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The epidemics that swept through Alaska Native villages in the early 20th century are among the most tragic and least known events in Alaska...

Hometown, Alaska: The Alaska State Fair

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The Guinness World Record breaking 125.9 pound cabbage from the cabbage weigh-off at the Alaska State Fair in 2009. Giant cabbages.  Homemade quilts and hand...

Hometown, Alaska: Ballot Measure 2

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On the next Hometown, Alaska, we will be discussing the contentious ballot measure two, a bill that would make it mandatory for minors seeking...

Hometown, Alaska: Ballot Measure 1

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Do you know enough to vote? Proponents call it the Anti-Corruption Act. Opponents call it an attack on free speech and capable of shutting down...

Hometown, Alaska: Youth Spending Their Vacations Serving the Community

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College and high school students look forward to the summer break to get a respite from the study grind. But these days, ...

Hometown, Alaska: The Alaskan Alternative Circus

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Jumping tigers, sprinting elephants, enormous tents, peanuts, zebras and clowns. Well, those might not be the things you’ll see when you go to a...