A Closer Look

Airing periodically, this half-hour program gives us the opportunity to explore beyond our news stories and offer you additional insights into the events and people helping shape our community. Listen to expanded interviews and in-depth coverage from recently broadcast news stories.

The Social Security administrative appeals process represents one of the largest judicial systems in the world. Most of the millions of disability benefits...
Allison Warden

Allison Warden is an Inupiaq performance artist and rapper, whose passion is helping young people explore their own culture… and find their voices and their place in the world. She doesn’t pretend to speak for all Inupiaq – she says they’re not all as weird as she is. KSKA: Monday, 6/17 at 1:00 & 8:00pm

Alaskan writers have been busy this year and two local favorites have new books out. On Tuesday, June 15's A Closer Look, Haines Author Heather Lende writes...

Double click photo for captions or to enlarge. Monday, Aug. 22 @ 1:00 pm & Saturday Aug. 27 at 6:30 pm The Alaska Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory is located in Anchorage, but its mission is to serve police departments and trooper stations across the state. On A Closer Look, KSKA’ s Len Anderson takes us on an audio tour of the new state Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory under construction and set for completion in June, 2012.

This program is all about long serving Alaska Public Media Program Director Bede Trantina, as well as memories of the early days of KSKA. We sat down with Bede and Alex Hills, the founding general manager of KSKA who hired Bede 39 years ago to find out more about how the station got started and how Bede began her tenure here. LISTEN HERE

Tuesday afternoon on KSKA, A Closer Look features an Alaska Native physician who specializes in bridge building. First Dr. Ted Mala surmounted national...

The scene outside of Brother Francis Shelter in downtown Anchorage can seem like chaos, but walking inside tells a different story. Stay the night at the emergency shelter and learn from some of the people who sleep, volunteer, and work there during this edition of A Closer Look. KSKA: Friday, Nov. 27, at 2:00 p.m. Download Audio:

A Closer Look is a half hour program on KSKA that gives us the opportunity to explore beyond our news stories and offer you...

This week, Alaska commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Great Alaska Earthquake. The calamity destroyed whole towns, took lives and still stands as the largest earthquake to ever rock North America. KSKA will take a look at how one Alaska Community, Seward, rose to the challenge of rebuilding after the quake and seven tidal waves flattened most of the town. That's on A Closer Look, on KSKA . KSKA: Tuesday, March 25, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

On August 24th, Alaska voters will decide the fate of Ballot Measure Two, which requires parental or guardian notification or a special court waiving...

Mon., Aug. 1 at 1:00 pm and Sat. Aug. 6 at 6:30 pm Title 21, it's sweeping; it's controversial; and often it's confusing. For nearly 10 years Anchorage has grappled with rewriting Title 21, the municipality's land use code, but for many its details remain hazy. Join us for an on-going series on the project Mondays at 1:00 pm on A Closer Look, starting August 1.

Today KSKA introduces A Closer Look, a half hour program that allows us to present in more depth either that background of our news...

Today's program features a discussion with mariner, surfer and author, Jonathan White about his book Tides-The Science and Spirit of the Ocean. White spent ten years researching tides and the global effects of tidal action after his boat nearly sank in Alaska. Listen now

Quietly and so far without the fanfare of the dedication ceremony, the long awaited Senior Care Center opened at the Providence Health and Services...

Photo by Zen Naylor, The Northern Light On this week's A Closer Look, we present the story of an Anchorage School Board member Macon Roberts...

On this edition of KSKA's A Closer Look, we examine the major propositions on the April 6th, Anchorage municipal ballot. Four involve capital projects...

Photo by Chuck Choi. This afternoon on A Closer Look, we'll take an audio tour of the Anchorage Museum's new Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center that...

As this year's Iditarod draws to a close, top dog drivers are moving as fast as they can to Nome. But Rod Perry...

As part of an on-going series on Alaska’s cultural connections, we’re taking A Closer Look at cross-cultural adoption. Last winter, Anchorage resident Sarah Gonzales and her husband adopted a beautiful healthy baby boy; they met him when he was one day old at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. She shares her thoughts about how to integrate his birth culture in their family life. Download Audio

Dr. Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, spent a week in Alaska recently to gather information and input on the...