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.

‘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:

A Guide to the Notorious Bars of Alaska

In his new book "A Guide to the Notorious Bars of Alaska," Douglas Vandegraft brings readers the full story behind Alaska's most legendary bars - 135 of them - many of which have been around since the end of Prohibition in 1933. Vandegraft brings 14 years of research to the table in his new book, which hits the bookshelves last week. KSKA: Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

2017 AEDC 3-Year Outlook

KSKA: Tuesday, August 08, at 2:00 p.m. This week we’re hearing the 2017 3-Year Outlook Report for Anchorage, presented by the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation. It’s a look at the changes in Anchorage and it’s economy over the last few years, and what outlook is for our future. LISTEN HERE

Europe: America’s partner, America’s problem

KSKA: Tuesday, May 30, at 2:00 p.m. This episode we’re featuring an expert on German, European, and transatlantic foreign and security policy and strategy. LISTEN HERE

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!

Middle East Myth or Reality: Separating Fact from Fiction

On this week’s program we have “Middle East Myth or Reality: Separating Fact from Fiction” presented by the Alaska World Affairs Council. This conversation features John Moore, a 20-year veteran of public, private, and non-profit organizations throughout the Islamic world, and Lt. Col. Ty Moore – no relation – who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. The two speakers offer their insight into the Middle East and take questions from the audience. Thanks for listening!

Alaska’s high healthcare costs: Solutions & Overhauls

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.
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!

Iñupiaq Drum and Dance: A Cultural Renaissance

KSKA: Tuesday, October 18, at 2:00 p.m. Iñupiaq Drum and Dance: A Cultural Renaissance introduces listeners to the Iñupiaq people who carry on the traditions of song and dance, while sharing stories of their ancestors. LISTEN NOW

Arctic Entries: Oops!

KSKA Tuesday, May 03 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Arctic Entries this month brings you Oops: Stories of Mistakes, Narrow Escapes, and Lucky Breaks. In the spirit of This American Life, The Moth, and other storytelling events, Arctic Entries brings Alaskans to the stage to share their personal stories: funny, sad and sweet. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

The National Climate Assessment: The Science and Alaska

This week we’re hearing from Dr. Donald J. Wuebbles. He’s an expert in atmospheric physics and chemistry. Dr. Wuebbles has been published over 500 times, covering topics from Earth’s climate and air quality to the stratospheric ozone layer. He discusses the 4th National Climate Assessment and how those findings relate to Alaska. Thanks for listening!

Choosing Our Future: Alaska’s Fiscal Options

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

The New NAFTA: Mexico-US Relations & Trade in the Trump Era

KSKA Tuesday, Aug. 01 2017, at 2:00 p.m. This week we’re hearing from Ambassador Carlos García de Alba, the Consul General for Mexico in Los Angeles on “The New NAFTA: Mexico-US Relations & Trade in the Trump Era.” The ambassador shares his views on the relationship between the U.S. and Mexico. He also discusses what all of the North American countries have to gain by working together instead of moving apart. LISTEN HERE

Herbalist Beverley Gray explores health and healing with wild plants of the north

Herbalist and author Beverley Gray presents a journey through the Northern landscape using wild medicine plants of the boreal forest as the teachers of the sacred. Beverley shares her many years of experience gathering wild plants and weeds to use as food and medicines for the body, mind and spirit. KSKA: Tuesday, July 14, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen Now:

Sheila Watt-Cloutier on “The Right to Be Cold”

KSKA: Tuesday, June 27, at 2:00 p.m. The Right to Be Cold is a human story of resilience, commitment, and survival told from the unique vantage point of an Inuk woman who, in spite of many obstacles, rose from humble beginnings in the Arctic community of Kuujjuaq, Quebec. LISTEN HERE

The 2018 Mayoral Candidate Forum

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

University of Alaska Anchorage launches first Alaska chapter of National Academy of Inventors

The University of Alaska Anchorage launched Alaska’s first chapter of the National Academy of Inventors last month. They held an inauguration celebration that included speakers, a panel discussion and an induction ceremony of the chapter's first members.
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Ballot Measure 1: The Salmon Initiative – Beyond the Rhetoric

This week we have “Ballot Measure 1: The Salmon Initiative - Beyond the Rhetoric.” This debate was presented by Alaska Common Ground and features representatives from both sides of the issue discussing if Alaska needs stricter regulations for fish and wildlife habitats. Thanks for listening!

Global Complexity: Risk & Opportunity

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

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