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Anchorage Bowl Land Use Plan Map

Municipality of Anchorage planners are engaged in a project that could outline how the city will look in 20 years. In the meantime, Anchorage neighborhoods are changing. Throughout the past decade, the city has seen growth that has brought forth new challenges. This week, a team of presenters has been hosting informational sessions around town on the Anchorage Bowl Land Use Plan Map Update. On this week's Alaska Edition, these presenters will fill us in on how the community can further this discussion.

What legislative decisions mean for small town AK

With the current budget bottleneck in the state legislature, there is both good and bad news for communities. Some bills that would have increased costs for local governments are on the shelf this session, while there is certainty that communities statewide will be receiving less revenue sharing. While lawmakers struggle to close the budget gap, most headlines are focused on the big picture. But what about the small screen? On this week's Alaska Edition we'll take a look at how the state's fiscal crisis is translating in small town Alaska. Listen Now:

The impacts of childhood trauma on overall health

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. On this week's Alaska Edition, we look at the Adverse Childhood Experiences study, or ACEs study, and the link between childhood trauma and health issues later in life. Studies have shown that these experiences lead to a wide variety of problems including asthma, cancer and arthritis. The good news is that research show that these effects can be reversed.
Ethan Berkowitz. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Anchorage Municipal Elections: What passed and what didn’t?

Voters headed to the polls on Tuesday in Anchorage to cast their votes for assembly seats, school board members and a number of ballot issues. Ellen Lockyer discusses what the outcome means for Anchorage on this week's Alaska Edition.
Cannabis Plant. (Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

The future of the pot business in AK

This week on Alaska Edition, we are discussing the pot industry in the state. Listen Now:
Mouhcine Guettabi discusses the legislative session on Alaska Edition.

Legislative Update

Alaska's legislative session is underway. Alaska Edition host, Ellen Lockyer, checks in on some of the big news actions. Listen Now:

Dave Clark Five: Glad All Over

The Dave Clark Five were actually the first English group to tour America in May of 1964, and thus the first to spearhead the ensuing rock ‘n’ roll “British invasion” that changed the world. GLAD ALL OVER features newly filmed interviews with Tom Hanks, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John and many more rock legends. Friday, March 25. 9:00 pm

Nature: Snow Monkeys

In the frigid valleys of Japan’s Shiga Highlands, a troop of snow monkeys functions in a complex society of rank and privilege where each knows his and her place. NATURE: SNOW MONKEYS capture their story. Wednesday, March 23. 7:00 pm

Last Days of Vietnam

During the chaotic final weeks of the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese close in on Saigon, the US Government remains in congressional gridlock. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, American soldiers and diplomats take it upon themselves to save as many South Vietnamese lives as possible. LAST DAYS OF VIETNAM recounts the closing hours of this bitter conflict. Tuesday, March 22. 7:00 pm

Tribute to Downton Abbey

PBS celebrates the highly acclaimed DOWNTON ABBEY in this one-hour special. The final episode drew an average audience of 9.6 million viewers and is the most-watched finale of the series’ six seasons. Sunday, March 13. 7:30 pm

Encore: Faces of Alaska – Martin Buser

Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser, has become an Alaskan icon through his exploits behind a dogsled team. Alaska Public Media's Lori Townsend sat down with Buser at Happy Trails Kennel in Big Lake, Alaska to talk about what it takes to build a career and business around mushing in FACES OF ALASKA. Wednesday, March 9. 10:30 pm
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Reporter’s roundtable: Super Tuesday

Republican voters in 12 states went to the polls to indicate which of the Republican candidates they want for the 2016 presidential race. On this week's Alaska Edition, we review the results of the Republican poll, and what impact Alaska's support may or may not have on a national level. Listen Now:

March 2016 TV Highlights: Barbara Lavallee, Grantchester and Running

FACES of ALASKA featuring artist Barbara Lavallee, a second season of GRANTCHESTER, a final season of MR. SELFRIDGE, and RUNNING programs - featuring candidates for Anchorage School Board and Anchorage Assembly - highlight March's television schedule.

Alaska Grown!

This week the University of Alaska's annual sustainable agriculture conference brought together farmers, livestock producers and other major players in the agriculture community to discuss the future of the industry in Alaska. On this week's Alaska Edition, we'll look at some of the innovations in agriculture that have taken place in the state over the past few years as well as the opportunity for buying locally and food security throughout the state. Listen Now:
Reporter's roundtable update on energy

Reporter’s roundtable: Energy in Alaska

Listen Now: On this week's Alaska Edition we discuss energy in Alaska, where bush residents have not seen prices drop for gasoline or diesel fuel, even though gas is a little more than $2 a gallon in Anchorage.

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

Miss Fisher is on another case - in MISS FISHER'S MURDER MYSTERIES. This time she investigates the puzzling death of a magazine columnist and author of fairy stories. To get to the truth, she must unearth the deceptions and rampant rivalries of the magazine’s thoroughly modern working women – and dig into the past of their token male employee. Miss Fishers' Murder Mysteries air Saturday nights at 8:00 pm and repeat Thursday nights at 8:00 pm.

NOVA: Snow Chick

Enjoy the intimate and incredible journey of a tiny Emperor penguin chick from the moment he emerges from the egg to the moment he begins a life on his own in NOVA: SNOW CHICK. Meet his mom and dad and the rest of the new chick gang in the world’s most extreme nursery. Wednesday, February 24. 7:00 pm

Smithsonian Salutes: Ray Charles

Hear interpretations of the music of Ray Charles, using his own big-band musical arrangements, by renowned as well as up-and-coming artists in IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE - RAY CHARLES. Friday, February 26. 8:00 pm

FRONTLINE: Chasing Heroin

Now, a two-hour FRONTLINE documentary, CHASING HEROIN, goes inside the crisis and places it in a fresh and provocative light — telling individual stories of addiction, but also investigating how the heroin epidemic as we know it came to be, and exploring radical new approaches to fighting it that are sweeping the nation. Tuesday, February 23. 8:00 pm

ACL: 2015 Hall of Fame Special

Enjoy the 2015 AUSTIN CITY LIMITS HALL OF FAME SPECIAL as Loretta Lynn, Asleep at the Wheel, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt and Flaco Jimenez are honored by Lyle Lovett, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill, Gillian Welch, Jason Isbell and more. Saturday, February 20. 10:00 pm