Army Corps of Engineers schedules meetings for public Pebble input; Fisher seeks new sources of revenue for state; After avalanche, crews clear road to Hatcher Pass; In thwarted home invasion, Alakanuk shooter stopped by daughter's boyfriend; Perryville man arrested, charged with murdering his grandfather; Response to oil spill in the Shuyak Strait continues; Cost of Cold: Scavenging for coal off a Homer beach; Proposed Fairbanks ordinance would squelch ‘free market’, marijuana business owners say; Mentoring program to close in Haines, Homer, Hoonah, Sitka Listen now
Alaska Trails is excited to present the Trail Tales storytelling series. With a new format and partnered with a different community trail group each time. In the spirit of Arctic Entries, storytellers will share seven minute stories about their trail experiences, adventures and life in general. Enjoy listening to your fellow active and outdoorsy Alaskans.
House holds floor debate on budget; Boom: Gun tax sends $33M to Alaska; State wants to stop billing homeowners for tech support after spills; Rep. Sam Kito III will not seek re-election; Pilot sentenced for 'buzz job' that leaves co-worker severely injured; Halibut quotas for 2018 come in slightly lower than expected; The Cost of Cold: Staying Warm in Sitka; This halibut hook is an innovation for the past, present and future; Ask a Climatologist: The spring equinox doesn’t mark the start of spring Listen now
Legislature split on budget, taxes and use of Permanent Fund; State puts out list of companies that got $75 million in cashable tax credits last year; Feds to drop new habitat rules, ending state's legal challenge; Feds approve $1.7M to buy out homes in Newtok; Snow blocks road to Hatcher Pass; 10 stranded at lodge; The Cost of Cold: When the only option is diesel; The Cost of Cold: Keeping warm in Unalaska; At 2018 Finisher’s Banquet, tales from a difficult Iditarod; Wrangell assembly approves new $9 million water plant; New analysis adds to picture of how belugas are impacted by sea ice loss Listen now
KSKA: Tuesday, March, 20 2018, at 2:00 p.m. On the program this week we’ll be hearing the 2018 Mayoral Race Candidate Forum. 8 of the 9 candidates wishing to be mayor of the Anchorage Municipality were in attendance. You’ll hear their answers to some questions about many of Anchorage’s upcoming ballot proposals, as well as questions from each other. LISTEN HERE
Oil revenue is up in state’s spring forecast; Iñupiat leadership organizations contemplate a “unified voice”; Salmon initiative clears another hurdle; New poll shows Juneau leaning pro-road; Zulkosky organizes meeting to discuss alcohol's impact on villages; First Alaskans Institute helps revive Yup’ik traditional Qasgiq teachings at Cama-i; AK: Staying power: world-class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor comes to Sitka; 49 Voices: Fannie Akpik of Utqiagvik Listen now
Suicide rates for Alaska Native youth are still high -- but groups are actively working to change that. Community members and researchers are focusing on the strengths of Alaska Native peoples and cultures to reduce the risk and promote wellness. Listen now
KSKA: Thursday, March. 22, at 2:00p.m. The next Outdoor Explorer is dedicated entirely to two of the most impressive people we’ve recently met, both military veterans whose service became deeply linked to the outdoors. We’ll hear from Kirk Alkire, who has made climbing in the Chugach Mountains a form of therapy for other grieving veterans. Then we'll talk with David Shuman, who retired from a long career as a pararescuer, doing the most difficult and daring rescues in Alaska’s wilderness.
In the world of martial arts, the name Gracie is a major heavyweight. The Gracie family is synonymous with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and brought the sport to the United States over 40 years ago. A student of the Gracie family brought his teachings from Brazil to a local gym in Sitka. Listen now
Chasing bank robbers, federal gun law violators, money launderers and computer hackers. Find out what the FBI in Alaska is doing, on the next Justice Alaska on Hometown Alaska.
This month Arctic Entries brings you: Under the Influence: Stories of mad love, losing control, and drinking the Kool-Aid. In the spirit of This American Life, The Moth, and other storytelling events, Arctic Entries brings Alaskans to the stage to share their personal stories: funny, sad and sweet.
Monday, March 19, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. On this edition of Line One the emphasis is on the lifelong impact of early child brain development. We'll also take a deep dive into autism with Anchorage developmental-behavioral pediatrician Dr Siv Fasci. LISTEN HERE
Senators propose spending limit to curb future sprees; Lawmakers might have more control over the Permanent Fund than they think; Grand jury indicts 13 Fairbanks Correctional Center inmates for August jail riot, standoff; Walker hopeful plan to pay off oil tax credit debt with bonds will pass this session; Riled: Young keeps true to form; Wrangell declares water emergency; Dog dies at Koyuk checkpoint; Fishermen’s network creates map of ocean floor to reduce bycatch; Tribes plow longest Kuskokwim ice road ever Listen now
Alaska Public Media's reporter on the Iditarod Trail, Zachariah Hughes, talks from Nome about the scene there as race finishers mush into town, and KNOM interviews with third-place finisher Mitch Seavey shed some light on his race, including a tough trail along the Bering Sea coast and becoming better friends with Joar Leifseth Ulsom (the new champ!) and runner-up Nicolas Petit. Plus, we go rapid-fire with questions about how fast the dogs run, trail mail and the Burled Arch.
The trans-Alaska pipeline fights off about 22 million cyber attacks. Daily.; New Norwegian champ, Joar Ulsom wins 2018 Iditarod; Juneau students take part in national student walkout protesting gun violence; Proposed constitutional amendment would protect dividends, sort of; Mendenhall Towers climbers presumed deceased; search ends; Toksook Bay Tribe receives more than 10 million federal dollars for trail construction; Japanese tsunami litters North American shores with 10 times the trash Listen now
The Iditarod has crowned a new Norwegian champion: Joar Leifseth Ulsom. The 31-year-old pulled under Nome’s Burled Arch at 3 a.m. Wednesday with eight dogs in harness to claim his first championship, taking the win in Iditarod 46. Ulsom is the first Norwegian musher to win the thousand-mile sled dog race since Robert Sørlie in 2005. Girdwood's Nicolas Petit arrived a little over two hours later, and he spoke to reporters about how his race went and where it went wrong.
State gets timeline for federal environmental review of Alaska LNG project; Troopers release names of officers involved in Pilot Station shooting; Ulsom first into White Mountain, 77 miles from the finish; Old guard content to watch new generation of mushers take reins of sport; Even in corridors of power, the Iditarod intrigues; Scientists listen for mammals, ships in a changing Bering Sea; Mixing science with traditional knowledge, researchers hope to get seal oil on the menu Listen now
There was a major shakeup at the front of the 2018 Iditarod on Monday, when Joar Leifseth Ulsom slipped past previous leader Nicolas Petit while Petit lost the trail on the Bering Sea coast between Shaktoolik and Koyuk. The table is now set for Ulsom, first to White Mountain and only 77 miles from the finish in Nome, to win his first Iditarod championship and the first for a Norwegian -- or anybody else not originally from the U.S. -- since 2005. But, as we hear in this episode, a lead and a long rest at White Mountain hasn't always translated to a win. Meantime, many of mushing's old guard are happy to pass the mantle to the next generation of elite mushers (not including defending champ Mitch Seavey, still mushing near the front in third place).