Hometown, Alaska

Local guests discuss community issues and take listener calls during this LIVE call-in show. Hometown, Alaska features conversations with leaders and decision-makers in local and statewide government, social service agencies, educational institutions and cultural groups. Hosted by Kathleen McCoy. If you have a topic that could be discussed on Hometown, Alaska send your suggestion to: hometown@alaskapublic.org

Foragers share their passion for finding wild foods

Spruce tips photographed on a foraging walk through Jeanne Osnas's lower Hillside neighborhood. (Photo by Kathleen McCoy) In...

Advocate and police union president discuss community policing

Police Chief Justin Doll, center, speaking about the Anchorage Police Department’s new crime supression strategy at APD headquarters next to Capt....

Anchorage Public Library Director Mary Jo Torgeson on navigating COVID-19 while serving the public

Loussac Library's bright, newly remodeled facade. The library closed its doors during COVID-19, but served customers via online services. Beginning June...

Where does hydroponics fit into Alaska’s food system? Hear perspectives from three year-round farmers.

Photo courtesy of Anchorage Greens website. Alaskans take to growing flowers and food with vigor in our short...

Alaska musicians: How are they surviving without audiences?

Kevin Worrell of Parlor in the Round had a music performance event planned March 12, 2020. As...

Jobs, family brought many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to Alaska. Will they stay?

Photo taken by Fhoki Kayamori. Kayamori was born in Tokyo in 1877. He arrived in Yakutat in 1912 and lived a...

Buying a slice of The Greatland: How to buy state-owned land in Alaska

Screenshot from the home page of Alaska Land Sales, Division of Mining, Land and Water under the Alaska Department of Natural...

Making good decisions about screen time with your kids

From the Joint Media Engagement Project, shared through Creative Commons License. No, this is not a report detailing...

How Alaska courts wrestle with COVID-19 constraints

Every American institution and most aspects of everyday life are impacted by efforts to quell the spread...

Alaska’s state arts council: Coming back from the shutdown

When Gov. Mike Dunleavy signed the state budget on April 7, it included funding vetoes for the...

Tackling homelessness, 2.0: Investing private $ for public good

Image used from givingcompass.org, highlighting an article on the Pay for Success model as a vehicle for systems change.

New study on Arctic warming: Was 2017 a tipping point?

Sea-ice changes in recent years. A true-colour MODIS satellite image showing northern Bering and Chukchi sea-ice conditions...

RUNNING: Hear from Assembly candidates for East and South Anchorage

UPDATE: All candidates will participate by phone rather than gathering at Alaska Public Media studios, in response...

RUNNING: Hear from Assembly candidates for West Anchorage and Midtown

UPDATE: All candidates will participate by phone rather than gathering at the Alaska Public Media studios, in...

RUNNING: Hear from Assembly candidates for Downtown and Eagle River/Chugiak

Alaska Public Media’s RUNNING series featuring candidates for the April 7 Anchorage municipal election will air on...

RUNNING: Hear from the Anchorage School Board candidates

Alaska Public Media's RUNNING series featuring candidates for the April 7 Anchorage municipal election will air on...

Magistrates strive for justice in rural, urban Alaska courts

Alaska's legal system can seem complex and confusing from the outside looking in. The purpose of today's...

APU’s journey toward becoming a tribal college

Current image from APU's website. APU is a small liberal arts and sciences college located in the U-Med...

Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Awards: Pulling back the curtain on the application process

Logo for the Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Awards For more than a decade and a half, the Rasmuson...

How understanding childhood trauma influences a Palmer therapeutic court for families

When parents have difficulty in life and marriage, the trouble is not isolated to the couple. New...