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

How Traffic Court works

KSKA: Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 2 and 8 p.m. If you get a traffic ticket, you have the right to argue your case before a magistrate in Traffic Court. Join us for our next topic on Justice Alaska. LISTEN NOW

Garden fever in April

Are April's longer, warmer days turning your thoughts toward the garden? It's not too soon! On the next Hometown Alaska, expert local gardeners share strategies on using April. Bring your questions! How do you survive the wait to put your hands in dirt? KSKA: Wednesday, April 2, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

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...
Lost animals

The strays of Anchorage and Alaska: Who worries about them?

Who deals with lost and abandoned animals in Anchorage? If you lose a pet, how do you find it? What city ordinances govern how we live with animals in the municipality? We'll talk cats, dogs, rabbits and more. LISTEN HERE

The Artist At Work

Where do artists get their ideas? What role does confidence play? Self doubt? Persistence? The weather? Jimmy Riordan and Keren Lowell think about it, out loud, on the next Hometown Alaska. KSKA: Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

Wisdom and voices

Delivering babies in the Aleutians? A successful entrepreneur with enviable work/life balance? A city planner with more than one next chapter? A songstress and cultural activist? Meet these Hall of Famers, soak up their stories. KSKA: Wednesday, March 2 @ 2:00 pm and 8:pm DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Air Cargo in Anchorage

Anchorage remains the air crossroads of the world for cargo traveling by air, with one of the busiest freight airports in the nation....

Winter: Are we catching up?

January started with ice-skating in the streets, after a mostly snowless Christmas. What's up with that? Can we recover? KSKA: Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 @ 2 pm and 8 pm LISTEN NOW

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...
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Taking improv to work

Everybody loves the quick wit, unexpected humor and poignant moments of improv. But more and more, its basic principles are ending up in the work world. Local improv practitioners explain why. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Palmer judge to launch Family Infant Toddler (FIT) therapeutic court

Courts have a role in protecting the most vulnerable in society. Young children are especially vulnerable; their early experiences actually shape their brain development. An Alaska judge is launching a therapeutic court with the welfare of young children in mind. LISTEN HERE

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: 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: 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...
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Kids and computing

Just because your child can text, tweet and enjoy video games does not mean she knows how to boss around her laptop. What are the essential skills that translate into digital literacy? Is your child acquiring them? Listen now:

Where do you work?

The work world is changing. More and more creatives toil on contract and can work anywhere they want: the kitchen table, the local coffee house, or now, new co-working environments. KSKA: Weds. 2/12 at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

Adjusting Senate Bill 91

KSKA: Wednesday March 15, 2017 @ 2pm and 8 pm. SB 91, Alaska's criminal justice reform bill that passed last year, may be adjusted in this legislative session. What changes are legislators looking at, and why? LISTEN NOW

How safe is your mobile device? Your home computer? Your small-business network?

How do you keep your home computer and router and your mobile device safe from hackers? How do you scale that up for a small business. We asked the FBI, and they are sending experts in cyber security to share best practices and take your questions. LISTEN HERE

We’re all ears at Hometown Alaska

On the next Hometown Alaska, we hope you'll give hosts Charles Wohlforth and Kathleen McCoy an earful! They are taking your suggestions for shows! Get in the line up. KSKA: Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Listen Now:

Getting around in Southcentral

KSKA: Wednesday 9/14 @ 2 and 8 p.m. Whether you walk, bike, drive or take the bus—transportation is evolving in Southcentral. Find out more from transit planners and designers on this week's Hometown Alaska. LISTEN NOW