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.

A 24-year veteran of the CIA’s Clandestine Service, Ambassador Crumpton served as an operations officer in the foreign field, including tours as Chief of Station. In 2005 the President of the United States appointed Crumpton as Ambassador-at-Large and the Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the US Department of State. He speaks about what we, as a nation, have learned since the events of 9/11 and his thoughts on our future. LISTEN NOW

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

On January 27, AEDC President and CEO, Bill Popp, presented the 1-Year Economic Forecast for Anchorage and shared the results of the Anchorage Business Confidence Index. He gave an update on AEDC’s Live. Work. Play. initiative and discussed how Anchorage ranks for living, working and playing when compared to the largest city in each state, plus the District of Columbia. KSKA: Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 2:00 p.m LISTEN NOW 

KSKA: Tuesday, June, 06 2017, at 2:00 p.m. Though the Arctic regions of the world are remote and less populated, there can still be plenty of innovation to be found. In this show we’ll be hearing from a number of innovators about projects under way, both here in Alaska and abroad. LISTEN HERE

KSKA: Tuesday, January 9, at 2:00 p.m. A very dense and well-informed discussion regarding the facts and trends for the high healthcare costs we have here in Alaska. This event features original findings from financial analyst Mark Foster, commentary on those findings from Assistant Professor of Economics Mouhcine Guettabi, followed by questions from the audience. Listen Here

KSKA: Tuesday, April 18 at 2pm. On March 30, 1867 Secretary of State William Seward signed the purchase treaty with Russia and set into motion historical events that have impacted people in very different ways. We're featuring Willie Hensley as he explores the various views of the Alaska purchase, and how understanding the past will help all Alaskans move toward a more inclusive future. LISTEN HERE

KSKA Tuesday, May 09 2017, at 2:00 p.m. This week we’re examining the future of China, and its precarious position as a developing nation. This presentation was given by Damien Ma, a political analyst, and author of the book In Line Behind a Billion People: How Scarcity Will Define China’s Ascent in the Next Decade. His talk is called “China as Number One: So What?” and examines how far China has developed over the last 35 years, and where they are headed now. LISTEN HERE

KSKA: Tuesday, October, 24 2017, at 2:00 p.m. Addressing Alaskans, this week, is taking a look into Alaska’s fiscal options by discussing facts, frequently discussed approaches and the dollars attached to the state’s very real budget issues. LISTEN HERE

KSKA Tuesday, Oct. 31 2017, at 2:00 p.m. This week we’re hearing about Alaska’s role in the commercial space industry. We feature two distinguished guests to discuss the rapidly growing commercial space industry and Alaska’s potential role. LISTEN HERE

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

On previous episodes of this program we’ve heard a lot about how, in the past, Alaska and Russia helped to melt the 'Ice Curtain'. That was an important time in US and Russian relations. Things are a little different today though, and this program asks the question “Are we headed back to the cold?” Thanks for listening!

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

The Alaska World Affairs Council hosted a panel on refugees in Alaska. Panelists included Jessica Kovarik and Margaret Stock. Download Audio

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

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

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:

KSKA: Tuesday, April 25, at 2:00 p.m. This week we’re learning more about politics and regional issues in Egypt. Eric Trager, the author of Arab Fall: How the Muslim Brotherhood Won and Lost Egypt in 891 Days, is the Esther K. Wagner Fellow at The Washington Institute. LISTEN HERE

Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., USCG (Ret.) will lead the effort to advance U.S. interests in the Arctic Region, with a focus on Arctic Ocean governance, climate change, economic, environmental, and security issues in the Arctic region as the United States holds the chairmanship of the Arctic Council from 2015-2017. LISTEN NOW

The final panel discussion about solutions to Alaska’s high health care costs. This session explored systemic changes, such as the establishment of a single-payer system, addressing the 80th percentile rule, and establishment of an Alaska Health Care Authority.

KSKA: Tuesday, April 12, at 2:00 p.m. Jodi has been working with MDF since 2009. She is a former educator, earned a Masters degree in International Development from the University of Denver. Jodi visits Pakistan periodically and loves to share/present the meaningful work they do. Jodi is currently a board member of Four Valleys Community School and working on publishing a book about their experience providing education and economic opportunities to vulnerable populations in Pakistan. DOWNLOAD AUDIO