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

For years, Alaskans have battled alarming rates of reported rapes and sexual assaults. Task forces have been formed, reports have been filed and still,...

Photo courtesy NOAA: Workers replacing oiled pom-pons with clean ones along a beach in Louisiana. Alaskans are 21 years out from the Exxon Valdez,...

The Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is sharpening the public focus on energy efficient living. The use of  public transportation is...

Let Hometown Alaska help you develop your summer reading list. Authors Dana Stabenow and Heather Lende, and poet and bookstore owner David Cheezem, will...

There are beekeepers all over the state, and this is the time of year they take off the box covers and get buzzing. But,...

Tall cold frame used by Red Edge Design to grow tomatoes in. It is made of all recycled materials. Photo courtesy of...

Summer is around the bend and dinner parties, BBQs and potlucks are on just about everybody’s calendar. Unfortunately that usually means lowering our...

Recipient of the Distinguished Artist Award, John Luther Adams speaking at the May 18 individual artist awards event. Photo is courtesy of the Rasmuson...

What's wrong with civic debate? What has happened to civility, and can we restore respectful discussion in our community? Join host Charles...

On Cinco de Mayo, many of Anchorage's Mexican restaurants are planning to celebrate. But what's it like to be a transplanted Mexican in...

What does it take to become an entrepreneur? Challenging economic times give birth to the entrepreneurs among us. On today’s Hometown, Alaska, two experts join...

A huge new public art project will become a keynote of downtown Anchorage when it is unveiled next week in front of the Anchorage...

Students in Elim, AK take a break from the classroom to venture outside to hunt for a Christmas tree last December.  Photo from Nick's...

Taken in Normandy, France during World War II, Ira Rion (second from right) and three of the thirteen marines from his squad who survived...

Cook Inlet surrounds Anchorage on three sides, providing us with salmon, Alaska’s largest port, wildlife such as beluga whales, and oil and gas. It’s...

One workplace economist suggests that workers under 35 will look for jobs every 3 - 5 years, and those over 35 every 5 -...

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...