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.

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What does it mean to have equity? Is it a simple measure of equal access to employment, housing and education, or something much deeper? APRN: Tuesday, 2/23 at 10:00am

An ambitious set of priorities has been put together for the American chairmanship of the Arctic Council that begins this year, but neither the federal government nor the state has much money to pay for implementing those priorities. Climate change is amplified in the Arctic, and the Arctic nations want to work together to respond. APRN: Tuesday, 2/6 at 10:00 a.m. Download Audio

The Office (NBC) The world of work keeps changing. Retirement has to be managed and job security is becoming a thing of the past....
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Scientists have been waiting for a decade for a large earthquake in Southcentral to test an array of seismic sensors in Anchorage. What did seismologists learn from the 7.1 temblor that struck Cook Inlet, rattling the Kenai and Alaska's largest city and how might that inform building codes in the future? APRN: Tuesday, 2/2 at 10:00am Download Audio

Foster care doesn't just impact kids. It changes the lives of entire families -- and foster families. So how do we support both those who lose their children and those who take them in? We'll talk about supporting the foster care system on the next Talk of Alaska statewide. Download Audio

Opioid abuse and addiction is a national crisis and Alaska is suffering the impacts of prescription and illegal drug problems right along with the rest of the country. An upcoming summit on opioid abuse will take place in Palmer next week and the nation’s top Health and Veterans officials will be here for it. Listen Now

Russian fighters have flown near Alaska's coast 5 times in recent weeks. U.S. military officials stress the flights and intercepts are within the realm of normal, a Russia expert says it's a test of American readiness. Where do these incidents fit within the current and future role of security in the region? Senator Dan Sullivan will discuss it on the next Talk of Alaska. Listen Now

Some runs were outstanding, some were terrible. On the next Talk of Alaska, we're discussing the state's iconic species-- salmon. Whether you fish for sport, subsistence or make your living as a commercial fisherman or woman, the summer season is wrapping up. Listen Here

The sea ice continues to melt away more each summer and the U.S. Senate remains stalled on ratifying the Law of the Sea Treaty. But the Coast Guard is beefing up its arctic presence, research vessels are surveying the sea floor, and other nations are beginning to send cargo through Arctic routes. KSKA: Tuesday, 11/8 @ 10:00am

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...

Living in the wild is one of Alaska’s primary attractions, but just how wild do you want it? Many hunt and fish. Some go for extreme sports, or climb rocks and ice, and some guide others in wilderness adventure. But some choose seasonal hard work in the wild, leaving them time for other explorations. Explorations they will be sharing on the next Talk of Alaska. KSKA: Tuesday, 5/14 at 10:00am Download Audio

Alaska's economy has been driven by resource extraction from the land and water for decades. What will and should that look like in the future? What's the outlook for oil, mining, fisheries and renewable energy such as hydro and geothermal? Listen Here

Shellfish are particularly vulnerable to ocean acidification, and colder waters are becoming more acidic than warm waters. What does this mean for Alaska and its fisheries – especially crabs and oysters? Or for the food chain that feeds other species in the ocean? The answers are beginning to come in from the scientific world, and we’ll learn more about ocean acidification on the next Talk of Alaska. APRN: Tuesday, 2/17 at 10:00 a.m. Download Audio

Alaska would not be the state it is - had it not been for former Senator Ted Stevens. A special presentation of Talk of...

Alaska's appetite for political reform could result in public funding for election campaigns. There's a move to put it on the ballot and...

The President called for action on domestic energy development, infrastructure upgrades and climate change during his state of the union address. What could it mean for Alaska? U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski will be on hand to discuss how her energy development plans may fit or clash with White House policies over the next four years. KSKA: Tuesday, 2/19 at 10:00am

In this morning's Talk of Alaska, the Bioneers conference was mentioned on air, and we've gotten several calls at our office asking for additional...

School is back in session and students are returning to campuses around the state. We will look at Native students and their leaving home to...

An exhibition of art made from trash that washed up on beaches is about to open, offering a creative perspective on a growing environmental problem. It’s part of a thrust by the Anchorage Museum to refresh the dialogue about the Arctic. And it opens in the nation’s only Arctic state. APRN: Tuesday, 2/4 at 10:00am Download Audio

Tuesday, July 26 at 10:00am They juggle, they do acrobatics and magic tricks, and they walk on stilts. They come into town with tents and they run workshops, as well as put on a show.