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: 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...

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? ...