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: "Going Rogue"

Publishing house HarperCollins announced Sarah Palin's itinerary for her Going Rogue book tour, but Alaska won't be on the tour route any time soon....

Hometown, Alaska: Veterans Day, the Home Front

Anchorage is a military town. On this Veterans Day, many service people who live here are deployed overseas. This week on Hometown, Alaska we’ll...

Hometown, Alaska: Hungry in Alaska

More than 80,000 Alaskans get extra food from food bank partnerships across the state. And more than 65,000 Alaskans stretch their food dollars with...

Hometown, Alaska: Architecture of our new major buildings

Anchorage has recently added a museum expansion, a convention center, a University library, and a number of Midtown office buildings. Each new building helps...

Hometown, Alaska: Alaska Native Art

James Carteeti has been carving for over 30 years. He joins host Ellen Lockyer this week on Hometown, Alaska to talk about his work. Alaska...

Hometown, Alaska: Halloween

Halloween is just two weeks away. Do you know where your ghoulish get up is? Why do we carve pumpkins? Who are we...

Hometown, Alaska: The Future of Libraries

Libraries make information available for everyone. But in a world of Google and Kindle, the work of libraries has changed. What is the new...

Hometown, Alaska: Why Are We Here?

Image source: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section, Demographics Unit Most Alaskans came from somewhere else. We all had reasons...

Hometown, Alaska: Driving and Dialing

A student talks on a hands-free cell phone while operating a high-tech driving simulator, University of Utah Most of us don’t get behind the wheel...

Hometown, Alaska: Project Puqigtut

Education Secretary Arne Duncan is banking on an Anchorage School District program aimed at preventing dropouts to serve as a model for school...

Hometown, Alaska: Your Show Ideas

If you had a chance to share with a friend an audio snapshot of where we live, what would it sound like? ...