Addressing Alaskans

Tuesdays, rotating with “Revealed” and “Arctic Entries” 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.

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

Closing the gender pay gap will change what it means to be a working woman in Alaska, but it will only happen with community support and participation. Learn about the YWCA Alaska's initiative to take on this inequality and close the gap by 2025. KSKA: Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m. Listen Now:

KSKA Tuesday, March 21 2017, at 2:00 p.m. This week we’re featuring a World Matters storytelling event titled “Intercultural Alaska: Celebrating Diversity & Connecting Through Stories.” Five storytellers share with us their stories of immigration, culture, heritage and integration. All of which help make Alaska such a diverse place to live. 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, 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, December 13 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Charles Shapiro is president of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta and a senior lecturer at the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. Previously, he held numerous senior positions at the U.S. Department of State, including Ambassador to Venezuela, principal deputy assistant secretary for the Western Hemisphere, and Coordinator for Cuban Affairs. LISTEN NOW

KSKA Tuesday, September 20 2016, at 2:00 p.m. On the next episode we’ll hear from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. She shares with us the difficulties of taking on the responsibilities that go with being a member of the highest court in the country and the importance of having a diverse supreme court. Her question and answer session was hosted by the Alaska Bar Association and the questions were moderated by Judge Morgan Christen. LISTEN NOW
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KSKA: Tuesday, February, 20 2018, at 2:00 p.m. We're bringing you a show about a time when Alaskans and Russians were reunited and found they shared a common heritage. We’re going to hear incredible tales from key players in melting the Alaska-Russia Ice Curtain in the mid-1980s discuss how Alaska helped end the Cold War, launching a 30-year era of productive commercial and personal relations across the Bering Strait.LISTEN HERE

KSKA: Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 2pm. This week we’re hearing the 2018 Economic Forecast for Anchorage, presented by the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation. LISTEN HERE

KSKA: Tuesday, February, 27 2018, at 2:00 p.m. This week we’ll explore an answer to the question “Will killing the Nuclear Deal bring the US and Iran closer to war?” It’s a complicated topic, but today’s speaker, Trita Parsi, an expert on US-Iranian relations, is as qualified as anyone to answer it. 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

This AEDC 3-Year Economic Outlook describes the likely trajectory of the local economy, based on an analysis of historical and current data, interviews with representatives of businesses and organizations in various sectors and analysis of current events. LISTEN NOW

Former United States Ambassador to Sweden Mark Brzezinski spoke to the Alaska World Affairs Council at the Dena'ina Center to provide an update on President Obama's Executive Order to enhance coordination of national efforts in the Arctic. The presentation was called "Arctic Executive Steering Committee -­ One Year On: Report from the Executive Director." KSKA: Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 2:00 p.m. LISTEN NOW
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KSKA: Tuesday, September 06, at 2:00 p.m. Mayor Berkowitz gave the annual State of the City Report highlighting progress in: increasing public safety, improving fiscal health of the city, tackling homelessness, and increasing development opportunities. He also answered questions from the audience. 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:

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.

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:

KSKA: Tuesday, May 02, at 2:00 p.m. Join Alaska Common Ground as they host a series of panels of local experts and citizens exploring transportation issues and solutions. In this panel discussion titled: How does transportation planning work and how do I engage? they'll take on issues that affect us locally and what it takes to make changes, both through policy and government collaboration. LISTEN HERE

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, 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