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 and Charles Wohlforth. If you have topic that could be discussed on Hometown, Alaska send your suggestion to: hometown@alaskapublic.org

Managing a career, maintaining a home, affording daycare and raising a happy child - These are all things single parents have to deal with...

You might have heard him huffing and puffing and wandering around the studio during today's program. In addition to Corey Aist of Alaska Search...

Anchorage already has 214 miles of multi-use trails meandering along Anchorage’s wooded creek corridors and coastline. The proposed new bike plan would more than...

James Southam racing through Kincaid Park in Anchorage on Jan. 4 The U.S. Cross Country Skiing Championships are happening in Anchorage, deciding the best skiers...

On today's show enjoy an array of music and interviews with homegrown Alaskan musicians like The Builders and the Butchers (pictured above). We've passed the...

In addition to her highlighter collection, plants, and family photos, a SAD light hovers over Brittany when she sits at APTI's front desk during...

Hometown, Alaska explores the possibility Anchorage could run out of natural gas this winter. Experts say it could happen if equipment failed during a...

Our newly globalized world makes broad introductions like this more and more common. China is Alaska’s second largest trading partner. Anchorage has been home...

Publishing house HarperCollins announced Sarah Palin's itinerary for her Going Rogue book tour, but Alaska won't be on the tour route any time soon....

Anchorage is a military town. On this Veterans Day, many service people who live here are deployed overseas. This week on Hometown, Alaska we’ll...

More than 80,000 Alaskans get extra food from food bank partnerships across the state. And more than 65,000 Alaskans stretch their food dollars with...

Anchorage has recently added a museum expansion, a convention center, a University library, and a number of Midtown office buildings. Each new building helps...

James Carteeti has been carving for over 30 years. He joins host Ellen Lockyer this week on Hometown, Alaska to talk about his work. Alaska...

Halloween is just two weeks away. Do you know where your ghoulish get up is? Why do we carve pumpkins? Who are we...

Libraries make information available for everyone. But in a world of Google and Kindle, the work of libraries has changed. What is the new...

Image source: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section, Demographics Unit Most Alaskans came from somewhere else. We all had reasons...

A student talks on a hands-free cell phone while operating a high-tech driving simulator, University of Utah Most of us don’t get behind the wheel...

Education Secretary Arne Duncan is banking on an Anchorage School District program aimed at preventing dropouts to serve as a model for school...

If you had a chance to share with a friend an audio snapshot of where we live, what would it sound like? ...