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: 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...

Hometown, Alaska: The Mat-Su Colonists, 75 years later

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The colonists used the train for eating and social events even after they had arrived and set up their tent city. Here they gather...

Hometown, Alaska: Alaska's college baseball playoffs attract big league scouts

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The times they are a 'changing fast, but one thing stays the same - the crack of the bat against a leatherbound ball, and...

Hometown, Alaska: Combating Sexual Assault in Alaska

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For years, Alaskans have battled alarming rates of reported rapes and sexual assaults. Task forces have been formed, reports have been filed and still,...

Hometown, Alaska: The Human Toll of the Gulf Oil Spill

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Photo courtesy NOAA: Workers replacing oiled pom-pons with clean ones along a beach in Louisiana. Alaskans are 21 years out from the Exxon Valdez,...

Hometown, Alaska: Public Transportation

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The Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is sharpening the public focus on energy efficient living. The use of  public transportation is...

Hometown, Alaska: Good Summertime Reads

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Let Hometown Alaska help you develop your summer reading list. Authors Dana Stabenow and Heather Lende, and poet and bookstore owner David Cheezem, will...

Hometown, Alaska: Beekeeping in Alaska

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There are beekeepers all over the state, and this is the time of year they take off the box covers and get buzzing. But,...

Hometown, Alaska: Homegrown Tomatoes and Other Veggies

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Tall cold frame used by Red Edge Design to grow tomatoes in. It is made of all recycled materials. Photo courtesy of...

Hometown, Alaska: Cooking it Right

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Summer is around the bend and dinner parties, BBQs and potlucks are on just about everybody’s calendar. Unfortunately that usually means lowering our...

Hometown, Alaska: Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Awards

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Recipient of the Distinguished Artist Award, John Luther Adams speaking at the May 18 individual artist awards event. Photo is courtesy of the Rasmuson...

Hometown, Alaska: Civility and Civic Discussion

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What's wrong with civic debate? What has happened to civility, and can we restore respectful discussion in our community? Join host Charles...

Hometown, Alaska: South of the Border meets the Arctic

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On Cinco de Mayo, many of Anchorage's Mexican restaurants are planning to celebrate. But what's it like to be a transplanted Mexican in...

Hometown, Alaska: Entrepreneurial Spirit

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What does it take to become an entrepreneur? Challenging economic times give birth to the entrepreneurs among us. On today’s Hometown, Alaska, two experts join...

Hometown, Alaska: Public Art in Anchorage

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A huge new public art project will become a keynote of downtown Anchorage when it is unveiled next week in front of the Anchorage...

Hometown, Alaska: Teaching in the Bush

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Students in Elim, AK take a break from the classroom to venture outside to hunt for a Christmas tree last December.  Photo from Nick's...

Hometown, Alaska: U.S. Marines in the Pacific Theater of WWII

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Taken in Normandy, France during World War II, Ira Rion (second from right) and three of the thirteen marines from his squad who survived...

Hometown, Alaska: Cook Inlet Environment

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Cook Inlet surrounds Anchorage on three sides, providing us with salmon, Alaska’s largest port, wildlife such as beluga whales, and oil and gas. It’s...