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

Hometown, Alaska: Music, the Secret Sauce of Public Radio

Do you find yourself zeroing in on an especially catchy public radio tune, wanting to include it in your own music library? Over the...

Hometown, Alaska: Planning Summer Adventures

It’s never too early to dream about summer adventures in Alaska. In fact, April is prime time to get out your maps and patch...

Hometown, Alaska: Earthquakes and Tsunamis in Alaska

Alaska Earthquake, March 27, 1964. Photo from U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library The tragic disaster in Japan has reminded Alaskans that the one of...

Hometown, Alaska: Nonprofits in Alaska

Nonprofit entities all over the country are beginning to feel the pressure of hard economic times as individual donors and corporate sponsors cut back....

Hometown, Alaska: Susitna Dam

In the 1970s and 80s, the dream of building the Susitna power project consumed years of debate and millions of dollars for environmental studies...

Hometown, Alaska: Liane Hansen

Liane Hansen, familiar from Weekend Edition Sunday, brings her friendly voice to our studio in Anchorage for a wide-ranging talk about NPR's impact and...

Hometown, Alaska: Iditarod 2011

Ceremonial start downtown Anchorage, Iditarod 2008. Photo by Kristin Spack. The Iditarod is just around the corner. Mushers are making final preparations. Food is stored...

Hometown, Alaska: Alaska Women's Hall of Fame

Do you know why Anchorage has alternative schools? How about a local Planned Parenthood, Childcare Connection, or public radio and TV? You’d have to...

Q & A with KSKA: Kevin Barnett

When Eagle River composer and pianist, Kevin Barnett wrote Lead Dog, he knew he was writing a theme song. Subtitled Kaya's Theme for...

Hometown, Alaska: Medicare in Alaska

Anchorage’s senior citizen population is forty thousand and growing, but it’s been reported there are less than seven general physicians taking on new Medicare...

Hometown, Alaska: Following Your Heart to Alaska

Did true love summon you north? That’s our topic for a special Valentine’s edition of Hometown, Alaska. Join host Kathleen McCoy and her guest...

January 2011: Faces of Alaska

Studying our family history can give us remarkable clues and insight into who we are, how we got here, and why we do what...

Hometown Alaska: Volunteers

Many Alaskans spend a lot of time behind the scenes, volunteering at a wide variety of organizations.  Most work without much, if any, recognition...

Hometown, Alaska: Freedom of Speech – Then and Now

Freedom of speech. What does it mean? The founders of the United States had something in mind when they included this right in the...

Hometown, Alaska: Marian Call

Photo by Brian Adams. She’s funny and spunky, clever and outgoing. But more than that, she’s talented and ambitious and she hails from Anchorage. She’s...

Hometown, Alaska: Anchorage International Film Festival

The Anchorage International Film Festival (AIFF) runs Dec. 3-16 and offers up a ton of opportunities from straight-up film viewing to workshops to some...

Schedule Update: Thanksgiving Programming

'Tis the the season for gathering, feasting, relaxing and holiday programming on KSKA. During the month of November, many of KSKA's local programs heard...

Hometown, Alaska: Peter Dunlap Shohl – How do you live with Parkinson’s? Creatively.

If anything, the 2002 diagnosis of Parkinson’s has make Peter Dunlap Shohl’s creative spirit flash to new heights and heats. After more than 25...

Hometown, Alaska: Coping With the Winter Ahead

What was your life like Monday morning when seven inches of snow hit Anchorage during morning rush hour? Were you thinking: Time for a...

Hometown, Alaska: Implications of the 2010 Midterm Elections

It’s over. Election Day 2010 is now history. Join us today for a conversation about what it all means on Hometown, Alaska. Host Charles...