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: U.S. Marines in the Pacific Theater of WWII

Taken in Normandy, France during World War II, Ira Rion (second from right) and three of the thirteen marines from his squad who survived...

Hometown, Alaska: Cook Inlet Environment

Cook Inlet surrounds Anchorage on three sides, providing us with salmon, Alaska’s largest port, wildlife such as beluga whales, and oil and gas. It’s...

Hometown, Alaska: Starting Over

One workplace economist suggests that workers under 35 will look for jobs every 3 - 5 years, and those over 35 every 5 -...

Hometown, Alaska: How to Create a Healthy Happy Home on Your Own

Managing a career, maintaining a home, affording daycare and raising a happy child - These are all things single parents have to deal with...

Hometown, Alaska: How Dogs Help Humans

You might have heard him huffing and puffing and wandering around the studio during today's program. In addition to Corey Aist of Alaska Search...

Hometown, Alaska: Anchorage Bicycle Plan

Anchorage already has 214 miles of multi-use trails meandering along Anchorage’s wooded creek corridors and coastline. The proposed new bike plan would more than...

Hometown, Alaska: U.S. Cross Country Skiing Championship

James Southam racing through Kincaid Park in Anchorage on Jan. 4 The U.S. Cross Country Skiing Championships are happening in Anchorage, deciding the best skiers...

Hometown, Alaska: Alaska Music Rocks the Nation

On today's show enjoy an array of music and interviews with homegrown Alaskan musicians like The Builders and the Butchers (pictured above). We've passed the...

Hometown, Alaska: Seasonal Affective Disorder

In addition to her highlighter collection, plants, and family photos, a SAD light hovers over Brittany when she sits at APTI's front desk during...

Hometown, Alaska: Anchorage’s Natural Gas Crisis

Hometown, Alaska explores the possibility Anchorage could run out of natural gas this winter. Experts say it could happen if equipment failed during a...

Hometown, Alaska: Alaska meet China. China, meet Alaska

Our newly globalized world makes broad introductions like this more and more common. China is Alaska’s second largest trading partner. Anchorage has been home...

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...