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.

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

International cooperation in the Arctic

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Alaska's position as the only Arctic state amid U.S. chairmanship of the Arctic Council makes it an obvious destination for wide-ranging discussions. On the next Addressing Alaskans, join senior Arctic official Ambassador David Balton, Anders Oskal with the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, and the World Wildlife Fund's Margaret Williams for an engaging dialogue hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council. KSKA: Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 2:00 p.m. Listen now:

Can the zombie apocalypse happen in the Arctic? And other tales of Arctic infectious diseases

This week on the program we are taking a, somewhat humorous, but scientifically accurate look, at whether a zombie apocalypse, or other devastating plague could affect the arctic.   LISTEN

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

Iran: Trump’s gift to the hardliners

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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
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Discussing Juneteenth with the Alaska Black Caucus

The 19th of June has long been celebrated in African American communities to commemorate the end of slavery. Earlier this month President Biden declared Juneteenth a federal holiday. 

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.

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

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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

Going undercover in North Korea

KSKA: Tuesday, March, 14 2017, at 2:00 p.m. Suki Kim is a South Korean-born, American novelist and investigative journalist and the only writer ever to go live undercover in North Korea. LISTEN NOW
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Can’t decide on Ballot Measure 1? Listen to this debate on Alaska’s oil tax future

This week on Addressing Alaskans we're hearing a debate about Ballot Measure 1, the North Slope oil production tax increase initiative. Proponents say that oil companies need to pay their fair share, while those in opposition say increasing taxes would cost Alaska jobs.

AEDC 2016 3-Year Outlook

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

The 2018 3-Year Outlook Report

This week we have the 2018 3-year Outlook Report for Anchorage, presented by Anchorage Economic Development Corporation. Thanks for listening!

Community in Unity: Fostering Our Future

KSKA: Tuesday, May 19, at 2:00p.m. A record number of kids are currently in Alaska’s Foster Care System. Communities around the state are developing solutions to both support families who are involved with the system and prevent kids from going into foster care in the first place. Community members were invited to participate in a conversation about making foster care successful and preventing kids from entering the system. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Ballot measure 1: Fish habitat

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On our next show we have “Ballot Measure 1: Fish Habitat.” Find out more about this issue with representatives from opposing sides of the issue in a moderated forum. Presented by KTOO Public Media, the Juneau Economic Development Council, and the Juneau Empire. Thanks for listening!

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.

AEDC Economic Forecast Luncheon

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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 
Polling place at City Hall in downtown Anchorage.

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

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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.

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.

Arctic Entries: The Seven Year Itch, Part 2

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Arctic Entries this month brings you The Seven Year Itch: Arctic Entries Through the Years, Part Two. In the spirit of This American LifeThe Moth, and other storytelling events, Arctic Entries brings Alaskans to the stage to share their personal stories: funny, sad and sweet. At every performance, seven people each tell a seven-minute long true story about themselves relating to the show’s theme. Local musicians perform a few songs as well. Proceeds made from Arctic Entries’s ticket sales go to a non-profit partner selected at the beginning of each season. LISTEN NOW

Intercultural Alaska: Celebrating diversity & connecting through stories

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