Addressing Alaskans

Tuesdays, rotating with “Reveal” at 2 p.m., Addressing Alaskans features local lectures and forums recorded at live events taking place in Southcentral, Alaska. A variety of local organizations host speakers addressing topics that matter most to Alaskans. Audience questions are often included in the second half of the program. To let us know about an upcoming community event that you would like to hear on Addressing Alaskans, please contact us with details.

Polling place at City Hall in downtown Anchorage.

Should Alaska consider ranked choice voting? Hear a debate about Ballot Measure 2

This week on Addressing Alaskans we hear a debate about Ballot Measure 2 and we balance out some arguments from a previous Addressing Alaskans regarding Ballot Measure 1.
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Anchorage Economic Development Corporation presents their 3-Year Outlook

The Anchorage Economic Development Corporation recently held a virtual luncheon for their annual 3-Year Outlook. The event featured speakers and a presentation on how COVID-19 has affected the economy, a look at employment statistics and the Consumer Optimism Index.

Anchorage Economic Development Corporation’s 2020 forecast gives reasons for cautious optimism

While the Anchorage economy might be improving, a new report calls 2020 "a mixed bag."

What kind of fiscal future do we want for Alaska? Listen to this panel discussion featuring Senator Natasha von Imhof, Mayor Ethan Burkowitz

What Alaskans want for their state's economic future can be as varied as the population itself. Can we continue relying on oil revenues or do we need to further diversify our economy? What kind of pressure can the Permanent Fund take? In this panel discussion hosted by Alaska Common Ground, speakers make their cases for what direction the state's fiscal future should take.

10 Years Later: Looking back at China and the Pacific

This week on Addressing Alaskans we're hearing from retired United States Air Force General Howie Chandler. His talk focuses on the United States' relationship to China and the Pacific at large through the lens of his three-decades of experience.
Anchorage Climate Action Plan

A Discussion of the Anchorage Climate Action Plan

This discussion focuses on the recently adopted Anchorage Climate Action plan. Speakers explain what the city is doing to address climate change and what the community can do to help. The talk features representatives from the University of Alaska Anchorage and the Municipality of Anchorage.

Shaping Alaska’s Energy Future: How Alaskans Can Meet Their Energy Needs and Tackle Climate Challenge

This episode of Addressing Alaskans features Dr. Katharine Hayhoe. She's a climate scientist and professor at Texas Tech University. Her talk focuses on what we can do to fight climate change while keeping up with our energy needs.

Anchorage Economic Development Corporation releases annual “3-year Outlook Report.”

The Anchorage Economic Development Corporation released their yearly economic forecast at a luncheon in downtown Anchorage today.

What do the Governor’s vetoes mean for Alaska?

Mouhcine Guettabi, an associate professor of economics at UAA and a member of the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) spoke to members of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce on Monday and explained how the governor’s vetoes would affect Alaska’s Economy.

The US-Canadian Alliance for Peace and Security in Alaska

Gen. Scott Clancy, Deputy Commander of the North American Defense Command (NORAD), discusses the importance of maintaining a close relationship between the two countries.

The Housing Continuum: Building a vibrant community Part 3

This week, we hear about policy efforts that are underway to address Anchorage’s priority housing issues, as well as how community members can get involved. Thanks for listening!

The Housing Continuum: Building a vibrant community Part 2

This is the second discussion of a three-part series called “The Housing Continuum: Building a Vibrant Community,” presented by Alaska Common Ground. This week, we’ll hear about the difficulties of addressing Anchorage’s housing needs. Thanks for listening!

The Housing Continuum: Building a vibrant community Part 1

This is the first discussion of a three-part series called “The Housing Continuum: Building a Vibrant Community,” presented by Alaska Common Ground. This week, we’ll hear about the supply and demand of Anchorage’s housing needs. Thanks for listening!

The Curse of Natural Resources: economic impacts at home and abroad

This talk and discussion features Dr. Alexander James, a professor of economics at the University of Alaska Anchorage. His presentation focuses on what is sometimes called “the paradox of plenty” and how resource-rich countries can often suffer from slow economic growth and other negative effects. Thanks for listening!

The Costs of Alaska’s Economic Roller Coaster

Join us for a panel discussion featuring representatives from various sectors of the business community discussing the ups and downs of the state’s economy and how we can fix it. Thanks for listening!

After the Arctic Ice Melts with Fran Ulmer

The warming Arctic doesn’t just affect the northern regions of the globe. Its impacts can be felt all across the world. On Addressing Alaskans we present “After the Arctic Ice Melts” with Chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, Fran Ulmer. Thanks for listening!

Cowboy Professionalism: a cultural study of big-mountain tourism in the Last Frontier

This week's show is a deep dive into Alaska's unique big-mountian tourism industry. Forest Wagner, assistant professor of outdoor studies at the University of Alaska Southeast, reflects on his 12 years of teaching in the backcountry and discusses his findings from interviewing big-mountain guides and their clients. Thanks for listening!

What you should know about US-China trade tensions and why that matters for Alaska

The United States and China are major trade partners, but current economic tensions between the two countries could have far-reaching affects. Erin Ennis, Senior Vice President of the US-China Business Council spoke at the Alaska World Affairs Council about what these trade issues might mean for Alaska.  Thanks for listening!
Writer and activist Winona LaDuke speaking at the University of Alaska Anchorage

The Next Energy Economy: Grassroots Strategies to Mitigate Global Climate Change, and How We Move Ahead

This week’s show is "The Next Energy Economy: Grassroots Strategies to Mitigate Global Climate Change, and How We Move Ahead" with Native American writer and activist Winona LaDuke. Thanks for listening!
Dr. Kevin Krein of the University of Alaska Southeast.

Going Deep: Skiing, Climbing and Philosophy

Dr. Kevin Krein discusses the significance of nature sports on Western culture, the value of these activities and how they shape the relationship of humans to the natural environment.  Thanks for listening!