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

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...

Moose are more dangerous than you might think

What scares you most? Moose or bear? The facts are: more humans are hurt by moose every year than by bear. Learn what you need to know to live, hike and drive in moose country.

Reading woes: How busy parents can help

Discouraging reading scores and a K-3 statewide policy to improve Alaska's scores is one of the hot...

Easing the ride: Anchorage road-bike-transit fixes for 2020

As a bike commuter, the culvert under Arctic Valley Boulevard often has been an exciting transit opportunity. I have rolled through water up to my pedals. But a fix in 2020 — a new culvert — is aimed at better managing Chester Creek overflow near Valley of the Moon park.

LISTEN: These two organizations fight to protect the civil rights of Alaskans

At least two legal agencies work to protect the civil rights of Alaskans. Today's show will look...

Alaskans eat: wild salmon, fresh berries, canned milk, Pilot Bread, cake mix, seal meatballs, pho, Jello, muktuk, spam musubi, pancit…

Image by Brian Kimmel, for the Anchorage Museum's What Why How We Eat exhibition, open through Jan 12, 2020. Julia O'Malley's...

Three women judges anchor the Alaska Court of Appeals

The Alaska Court of Appeals is an intermediate court of appeals in the Alaska Court System, created...