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

KSKA: Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 @ 2 pm and 8 pm. Thursday is Thanksgiving Day. Wrap your brain around how much you have to be thankful for by joining Hometown Alaska for its annual salute to community volunteers. Tell us how and why you volunteer for our community, or how your agency benefits from the work of volunteers. LISTEN NOW

KSKA: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 2 pm and 8 pm. Find out how Anchorage's first chief innovations officer works to make our city more livable. What ideas do you think he should consider? LISTEN NOW

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

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

Every spring, when mostly tired, dirty snow still blankets much of Anchorage, the American Society of Landscape Architects, Anchorage Chapter, features a garden design workshop to help eager gardeners of all experience levels re-imagine their outdoor space and solve problems in their landscape. The founders of that class...

Anchorage’s senior citizen population is forty thousand and growing, but it’s been reported there are less than seven general physicians taking on new Medicare...

KSKA: Wednesday, March 7, 2 pm and 8 pm. Hometown Alaska will address choices voters will soon make on the future of Anchorage in our next two shows. Coming up first, we'll have both an advocate and opponent of Proposition 1, an ordinance that would regulate gender in public bathrooms by birth certificate rather than identity. It is a divisive topic, but we're planning on a civil and informative discussion and welcome your calls. LISTEN HERE

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...

School kids from four elementary schools located along Chester Creek have been learning all about that watershed this year, including plenty of science. Join us to hear what they learned about everything from water temperature and pH to microinvertebrates and salmon, as well as the many community partners who made it happen. KSKA: Wednesday, April 29, at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm Listen Now:
Heather Kelly

KSKA: Wednesday May 25, 2016 at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. Launch : Alaska is a start-up business accelerator mentoring five fledgling companies for 90-days this summer. Alaskan Heather Kelly's "food for adventurers" business is one of them. Meet the rest. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

KSKA: Wednesday June 8 @ 2:00 and 8:00 America and our young people have changed, but the calling of the priesthood remains strong with some. On the next Hometown Alaska, we'll learn about young seminarians from Anchorage on the increasingly popular path to becoming Catholic priests, how and why they made the decision, and what it takes to become a priest today. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

'Tis the the season for gathering, feasting, relaxing and holiday programming on KSKA. During the month of November, many of KSKA's local programs heard...

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

Fifty years ago the greatest earthquake ever recorded in North America hit southcentral Alaska, devastating Anchorage. On the next Hometown Alaska, host Charles Wohlforth and guests will delve into the science behind the 1964 earthquake. KSKA: Wednesday, March 26, 2:00 and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

The Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport master plan is coming in for a landing. It's time to get your questions answered and offer airport planners the feedback they need. Airport director John Parrott and project manager Evan Pfahler join us. KSKA: Wednesday, 10/30 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm Listen Now

We are back with both hosts sharing the mic this week, getting program ideas and feedback from Hometown Alaska listeners. Join us! LISTEN NOW

Peers telling peers how to behave has proven an effective form of justice among Alaska's youth courts. Find out how and why it works. Thanks for listening!

Chasing bank robbers, federal gun law violators, money launderers and computer hackers. Find out what the FBI in Alaska is doing, on the next Justice Alaska on Hometown Alaska. LISTEN HERE

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:

Citizen engagement among coders and hackers is growing, thanks to a national nonprofit called Code for America. Find out how it's emerging in Anchorage and how citizens plan to influence life in Anchorage by tapping into available Open Data. Think crime data, public transit data, and more. KSKA: Wednesday, March 19, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen now: