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: 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...

Hometown, Alaska: Propositions A and B

The elections are less than a week away and candidates are raring to go. It seems everyone has an opinion, and faces and names...

Hometown, Alaska: Blockbuster Musicals

Right now, Mamma Mia! is staging at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts to packed houses that promoters say will peak around 19,000...

Hometown, Alaska: God in Alaska, Part 2

The Pew Research Center has recently found Alaska to be the least religiously inclined state in the nation. Yet religion has played an enormous...

Hometown, Alaska: God in Alaska, Part 1

On the next Hometown, Alaska we will begin a two-part series on “God in Alaska”. This show parallels the PBS series,...

Hometown, Alaska: Federal Spending in Alaska

According to a University of Alaska study, 40% of Alaskan’s personal income comes directly or indirectly from federal spending, and more than a third...

Hometown, Alaska: Annual Yearly Progress Reports

September is back to school month, and students are settling into their routine. Many are setting future goals for after graduation, but how many...

Hometown, Alaska: Denali KidCare

Denali KidCare is how Alaska ensures that the health needs of kids and teens under age 18 are met, and those of pregnant mothers...

Hometown, Alaska: Volunteerism

September 11th has been declared the National Day of Service - a day to adopt a charity, or do a good deed. We’re...

Hometown, Alaska: The Great Death

The epidemics that swept through Alaska Native villages in the early 20th century are among the most tragic and least known events in Alaska...