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: 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,...

Hometown, Alaska: Public Transportation

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

Hometown, Alaska: Good Summertime Reads

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

Hometown, Alaska: Beekeeping in Alaska

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

Hometown, Alaska: Homegrown Tomatoes and Other Veggies

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

Hometown, Alaska: Cooking it Right

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

Hometown, Alaska: Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Awards

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

Hometown, Alaska: Civility and Civic Discussion

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

Hometown, Alaska: South of the Border meets the Arctic

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...

Hometown, Alaska: Entrepreneurial Spirit

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...

Hometown, Alaska: Public Art in Anchorage

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

Hometown, Alaska: Teaching in the Bush

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...