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: 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...

Hometown, Alaska: The Alaska State Fair

The Guinness World Record breaking 125.9 pound cabbage from the cabbage weigh-off at the Alaska State Fair in 2009. Giant cabbages.  Homemade quilts and hand...

Hometown, Alaska: Ballot Measure 2

On the next Hometown, Alaska, we will be discussing the contentious ballot measure two, a bill that would make it mandatory for minors seeking...

Hometown, Alaska: Ballot Measure 1

Do you know enough to vote? Proponents call it the Anti-Corruption Act. Opponents call it an attack on free speech and capable of shutting down...

Hometown, Alaska: Youth Spending Their Vacations Serving the Community

College and high school students look forward to the summer break to get a respite from the study grind. But these days, ...

Hometown, Alaska: The Alaskan Alternative Circus

Jumping tigers, sprinting elephants, enormous tents, peanuts, zebras and clowns. Well, those might not be the things you’ll see when you go to a...

Hometown, Alaska: The Mat-Su Colonists, 75 years later

The colonists used the train for eating and social events even after they had arrived and set up their tent city. Here they gather...

Hometown, Alaska: Alaska's college baseball playoffs attract big league scouts

The times they are a 'changing fast, but one thing stays the same - the crack of the bat against a leatherbound ball, and...

Hometown, Alaska: Combating Sexual Assault in Alaska

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

Hometown, Alaska: The Human Toll of the Gulf Oil Spill

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,...