Addressing Alaskans

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.

Displaced by Climate Change

KSKA: Tuesday, July 18, at 2:00 p.m. This week we’re hearing about the effects that climate change can have on fragile and native populations. Guest speakers Salote Soqo and Patricia Cochran will address their experiences on the front lines of climate action in the South Pacific and Alaska. LISTEN HERE

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!
A sign says: Bettye Davis African American Summit on COVID-19

Addressing Alaskans: Hear how COVID-19 has affected the economy and justice system in Anchorage

This week’s episode of Addressing Alaskans continues with speakers from the 2021 Bettye Davis African American Summit on COVID-19. Speakers discuss how COVID-19 has impacted the local and national economy and how the pandemic has affected the local justice system.

Falling Oil Prices: What Norway Is Doing and Recommendations for Alaskans and Other Arctic Countries

KSKA: Tuesday, May 24, at 2:00 p.m. Norwegian Ambassador to the United States, Kåre R. Aas, visited Alaska and spoke on what the Norway oil and gas community is doing, insight into how they combat falling oil prices and recommendations for Alaskans and other Arctic countries. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

The Iditarod National Historic Trail

KSKA Tuesday, March. 6 2018, at 2:00 p.m. This show is all about the Iditarod National Historic Trail. This isn’t your average Iditarod dog mushing show though, this is also a celebration. 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the national trail system, which includes the Iditarod trail. The Iditarod Trail is the only winter trail in the National Trails System and the only Congressionally-designated National Historic Trail in Alaska. LISTEN HERE
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.

2017 AEDC Economic Forecast Report

KSKA: Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 2pm. This week we’re hearing the 2017 Economic Forecast for Anchorage, presented by the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation. LISTEN NOW

Prevention: A fireside chat with the U.S. Surgeon General

A conversation on the role of primary prevention for improving the health of our communities: local, state, and national perspectives. Thanks for listening!

Hear the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation’s 2021 economic forecast

The COVID-19 pandemic and a continued recession was tough on the Anchorage economy in 2020. Job losses permeated nearly every business sector and consumer confidence is low, but 2021 could show some improvement.

How Viruses Jump from One Species to Another

Ebola. SARS. MERS. HIV. These are just a few diseases caused by viruses jumping from one species into another. How do viruses move from species to another? Why does this happen? University of Alaska Anchorage professor Meg Howard answers these and many other questions about host-jumping viruses and bats in Alaska. KSKA: Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m. Listen Now:

Hear & Now 907: Stories of leadership

KSKA: Tuesday, July, 25 2017, at 2:00 p.m. This week we’re hearing Alaskans tell surprising, touching and interesting stories of leadership. We’ll hear from various speakers as they tell their side of what leadership means to them and how they try to carry it forward. LISTEN HERE

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!

Addressing Alaskans: Hear the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation’s 2022 economic forecast

onomic Development Corporation's 2022 economic forecast luncheon. AEDC president and CEO Bill Popp gives an update on how the Anchorage economy has changed since last year and presents the results of employment, housing and business reports.

Arctic Entries: The Seven Year Itch, Part 1

KSKA Tuesday, May 31 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Every community has a place, where people gather and stories are told. The East Coast has stoops, the South has porches, and in Alaska we have Arctic Entries. Here, Alaskans share their personal stories — funny, sad and sweet. Listen to seven people tell a 7-minute-long true story related to the show’s theme. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Advice from the Alaskan Consular Corp.

KSKA: Tuesday, March 12 at 2pm. On the program this week we get to learn about the Alaskan Consular Corps. We’ll answer some questions like “who are consuls?” “why do we have them in Alaska?” and “what do they do?” This was a panel discussion featuring some very experienced consuls sharing with us what their jobs entail and what to expect when traveling to their home countries. LISTEN HERE

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.

Beyond Earth – talking about space travel

KSKA: Tuesday, March 07, at 2:00 p.m. This week we’re learning more about space travel and planetary colonization. Charles Wohlforth discusses his new book, Beyond Earth, and answers questions about humanity and its potential for reaching new worlds. LISTEN NOW

The 55th anniversary of the March on Washington: I Have a Dream

It’s been 55 years since the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. The University of Alaska Anchorage Black Student Union organized an event celebrating the historic moment with speakers, performances, and multimedia presentations. This episode features selections from the program. Thanks for listening!

Black in the military in Alaska

This week on State of Art we have a community conversation from the Alaska Black Caucus. Local veterans share their experiences about what their service was like and give advice to the next generation.

‘State of Reform’ — Medicaid in Alaska

Many questions remain in the wake of Gov. Bill Walker's move to unilaterally expand Medicaid in the state of Alaska. How will the state coordinate funding for the program with the federal government? And how will Walker coordinate with a Legislature that is taking action to upend the expansion effort? Walker and DHSS Commissioner Valerie Davidson recently tackled these questions at an annual health policy conference in Anchorage. Hear what they had to say on the next Addressing Alaskans. KSKA: Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 2:00 p.m. Listen Now: