Talk of Alaska

Tuesdays at 10 a.m. (LIVE) repeating at 8 p.m.This is Alaska’s only statewide call-in forum for discussing the issues impacting life on the Last Frontier. Politics, science, culture and current events are covered by hosts from the Alaska Public Media news team along with guests and callers.

Keeping Alaska Native culture vibrant and thriving takes work. Young Native artists are meeting that challenge in exciting ways through music, visual art and online media. How do Native artists honor their heritage while stretching themselves creatively? APRN: Tuesday, 11/17 at 10:00am Listen now

For many Alaskans, it appears to be a difficult choice between the three candidates for the U.S. Senate.  Joe Miller won the Republican...

Methadone, suboxone, vivitrol -- - they're all different types of drugs used to treat opioid addictions. But what do those medications actually do? How effective are they? Are they a solution for solving Alaska's addiction crisis? Listen Now

Lawmakers have gaveled out of the Governor's special session without acting on his requests of fully funding the state budget, expanding medicaid and passing sexual abuse prevention legislation, known as Erin's law for schools. Legislators have now called themselves into special session. What changes when lawmakers make the call? APRN: Tuesday, 5/26 at 10:00am Download Audio

Alaska Pacific University and other sponsors have put together a public discussion project called Engaging Muslims and are bringing speakers on Islam to the...

After being out of print for years, Dan O'Neill's ‘The Firecracker Boys" is being re-published, with revisions and extra material. The book documents...

From hydroponic basil grown in an Anchorage café basement, to high-tunnel green houses in Homer, to hot-springs heated tomato farms in Fairbanks to local produce at the base of Brooks Range, climate change, technology, government grants and a greater interest in local food are changing agriculture in Alaska. Download Audio

With the rush of movie crews to Alaska, are we at risk of losing control of our own image?  Do we have any idea...

Alaska Native Corporations, in securing federal contracts, have brought billions of dollars to Alaska. But Congress is considering legislation that may change the SBA's...

Windmills are beginning to make a difference in Alaska’s energy picture.  Utilities have invested an estimated 87 million dollars in wind power, and...

If you were searching for outdoor adventure, a school library might not be the first place you would look. Unless you...

Gov. Sarah Palin shocked Alaskans by announcing she was quitting and leaving as governor. Her decision reverberated throughout the state and the national political...

Wildlife managers always give the same advice – let wildlife stay wild. They say do not feed the animals, do not let your pets go after them, and do not allow them to become habituated to humans. But what if the wildlife comes to you? And your pets? Listen now: APRN: Tuesday, August 26, at 10:00 a.m.

Govern Palin has called a special session of the legislature this fall to reevaluate the Petroleum Profits Tax (PPT). What's the best and fairest...

Alaskans are pitching in with donations of food and cash to help villagers caught in an economic pinch by high fuel prices. But is...

The Iditarod Trail began as a mail route and became a protected corridor and recreational resource. Even if climate change puts an end to its use by dog mushers, the evolution of the Iditarod Trail will continue. In their own way, our corridors tell the story of Alaska, and we’ll be exploring a few of those pathways on the next Talk of Alaska. APRN: Tuesday, 3/3 at 10:00 a.m. Download Audio

We all know that renewable energy makes sense for the environment.  And increasingly it’s good business. And now there is real money in the state’s Renewable...

Did you have enough to eat this month? Did your neighbor? About 15 percent of Alaskans are food insecure -- many of them are children or elderly. But there are ways to help solve this problem. Join us for Talk of Alaska as we discuss how. Listen Here

When you’re lost or in trouble far from help, Alaska’s coordinated search and rescue agencies are ready to come to your aid. On...

Talk radio has become a political force in American politics. What was once an entertainment source featuring experts on flying saucers and miracle diets...