KSKA March Schedule Update

KSKA schedule updates for March 2013:
  • Iditarod 2013 race updates from the trail - weekdays during Morning Edition, Monday March 4 - March 13
  • Senator Mark Begich's Address to the Legislature - Monday, March 4 at 8:00 pm
  • TED Radio Hour is back on KSKA and it’s now a weekly series - Tuesdays 11:00 am and 8:00 pm
  • RUNNING: Anchorage Assembly and School Board - Thursday, March 28 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Murkowski Address to Alaska Legislature

In her address to the Alaska State Legislature on Thursday morning, Senator Lisa Murkowski discussed her recently-unveiled “Energy 20/20: A Vision for America’s Energy Future” blueprint, the threat of sequestration in combination with the nation’s fiscal situation, as well as the constant battle against federal overreach experienced by Alaskans. Listen to the recorded speech Thursday night at 8:00 pm on KSKA FM.

4 Things To Expect In Obama’s State Of The Union Address

KSKA will air President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address live from NPR on Feb. 12th from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.  KSKA's evening programming will be time shifted to accommodate the live feed. President Obama's second inaugural address was widely perceived as a throwing down of the gauntlet in how it framed his progressive faith in government and challenged his Republican political opponents in any number of ways. Read More...

President Obama: State of the Union

Listen to President Obama’s State of the Union address, Tuesday, at 5:00 pm on KSKA. The Republican response will follow. NPR coverage of the State of the Union speech will be hosted by Melissa Block. All Things Considered can be heard at 4:00 pm on Tuesday followed by the State of the Union address at 5:00 pm. You can also watch the address on 360 North television.

President Obama’s Inauguration

President Obama will soon be sworn into office, and whether you voted for him or not, he's everybody's president. What do you want him to remember in his second term? NPR will feature your responses in our inauguration coverage. Click here to view NPR's Dear Mr. President tumblr. Read More...

Mental Health & the Alaskan Family

Kids These Days! is back with a special 4-part series on Family Mental Health! Join the whole Kids These Days! team as we delve into issues that affect our kids, ourselves and our communities. From learning what to do in a mental health crisis, to how schools manage behavioral health issues to supporting our caregivers and helping adult children transition to independence, those are the conversation on a special mental health series airing Tuesdays in January.

Alaska Primary Election: August 28

Tuesday is Primary Election Day in Alaska. Polls are open until 8:00 pm. Listen to hourly updates on statewide elections results from APRN Tuesday night 9:00 - 11:00 pm and Wednesday during Morning Edition on KSKA. For everything elections, including election programming, news, voter resources and results visit the elections page.


The Republican National Convention will take place in Tampa, Florida from Tuesday, August 28 through Thursday, August 30. Listen to the NPR coverage of the RNC Tuesday – Thursday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm on KSKA. You can watch PBS coverage of the RNC Tuesday - Thursday 6:00 - 10:00 pm on Alaska Public Television. View broadcast details for Democratic National Convention in September here.

TED Radio Hour Continues

The TED Radio Hour will continue on KSKA in August at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm, but will move to Tuesdays. August 7 Where Ideas Come...

July on KSKA

Look for these schedule highlights this July on KSKA.
  • Tuesdays at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm in July - Freakonomics - Hosted by Stephen Dubner, with co-author Steve Levitt as a regular guest [APM / WNYC]. Kids These Days has come to an end. Replacement program TBA.
  • Wednesdays at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm July - The TED Hour - A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create. Based on riveting TED Talks from the world's most remarkable minds. Hometown, Alaska returns in August.
  • Saturdays at 1:00 pm - Radiolab continues. Initially a limited series set conclude in August, Radiolab is now being produced on a weekly basis and will continue to be apart of the regular Saturday line-up on KSKA.
View complete KSKA Schedule Printable KSKA Schedule July 2012 (PDF)

Health Law Survives With Roberts’ Vote

Chief Justice John Roberts said the requirement that individuals have health coverage or pay a penalty falls within Congress' power to impose taxes. On the issue of Medicaid expansion, a majority of the court said Congress can expand Medicaid, but can't strip states of all their Medicaid funds if they fail to participate in that expansion. Read More... Thursday 6/28 KSKA will broadcast a special one-hour Health Care Decision wrap-up at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

Conversations that Matter: Envisioning Racial Equity in Alaska

How do we, as a statewide community, engage in a difficult but respectful discussion about race in Alaska? Through an innovative project based on indigenous values and dialogue principles applied by the First Alaskans Institute, this program seeks to elevate the conversation about race and racism in Alaska and prompt ideas about possible solutions to racial inequality in the state.
    KSKA FM 91.1: Thursday 4/26 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Super Tuesday in Alaska

Watch Political Landscape: Alaska on PBS. See more from Washington Week.

March 6th is Super Tuesday and Alaska is one of 10 states participating in the vote likely to sway the outcome of the race for Republican presidential preference. The polls will be open Tuesday from 4:00 -8:00 p.m. Registered republicans or Alaskans who register as a republican on site, can participate. Read More...

President Obama News Conference

Tuesday at 9:00 am - it's an NPR News special - live coverage of President Obama's news conference. The White House event occurs as Mr. Obama's Republican rivals face off in 10 Super Tuesday primary contests. It also follows the president's Monday meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Join Jennifer Ludden for in-depth coverage and analysis. If the news conference goes past 10:00 am, KSKA will join Talk of Alaska in progress. Here and Now will return Weds. at 9:00 am.

Address to the Legislator: Senator Begich, Chief Justice Carpeneti, Senator Murkowski

Tune in to KSKA Monday at 3:00 pm to hear Senator Mark Begich's annual address to the Alaska legislature. You can also watch live coverage on Gavel Alaska. Audio is also available here in MP3: Fresh Air can be heard tonight at 11:00 pm on KSKA.

Senator Murkowski Address to Legislature

Tune in to KSKA Thursday (Feb. 23) at 3:00 pm to hear Senator Lisa Murkowski's annual address to the Alaska legislature. KSKA will also broadcast Senator Mark Begich and Alaska Chief Justice Walter Carpeneti's in the weeks ahead.
  • Thursday Feb. 23 @ 3:00 pm - Senator Lisa Murkowski
  • Wednesday Feb. 29 @ 3:00 pm - Chief Justice Walter Carpeneti
  • Monday March 5 @ 3:00 pm - Senator Mark Begich
You can also watch live coverage on Gavel Alaska. Fresh Air can be heard at 11:00 pm on KSKA.

Cambridge Forum this week on KSKA

Cambridge Forum will air in place of Alaska Edition this Friday and Saturday on KSKA. Friday listen to "Reinventing Discovery" with scientist Michael Neilsen and on Saturday "The Screwtape Letters, Part 2." (You heard part 1 on Tuesday at 1:00 pm.) Alaska Edition returns next week on KSKA and KAKM TV.

Governor Parnell to Deliver State of the State Address

Listen to Alaska Governor Sean Parnell's State of the State address live from Juneau this Wednesday (Jan. 18) at 7:00 pm on KSKA FM. Streaming video will be available at Gave to Gavel Schedule Updates: Hometown, Alaska will repeat one hour later at 8:00 pm and Tech Nation will return next week on KSKA.

Election 2012: Iowa and New Hampshire Caucuses

KSKA will air special NPR coverage of the Iowa Caucus Tuesday, January 3 and the New Hampshire Caucus the following Tuesday, Jan. 10 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm.

10th Anniversary 9/11: Concert to Honor

You can hear the Concert to Honor LIVE from The Kennedy Center, Sunday, September 11 at 4:00 - 6:00 pm on KSKA. President Obama will speak during the concert that features performances by Patti Labelle, Alan Jackson and Denyce Graves. KSKA: Sunday 9/11 at 4:00 pm