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.

The race for U.S. House: Steve Lindbeck

Steve Lindbeck is running against Don Young for Alaska’s lone U.S. House position. Lindbeck is a first time candidate. He's worked for non-profits for decades including as General Manager of Alaska Public Media. We’ll find out what he would work to achieve if Alaskans decide to send him to Washington. Listen Now

Talk of Alaska: Harry Crawford, Democratic Candidate for U.S. House

If Alaskans want to send a message to Washington, Harry Crawford says he’s the man to do it.  He’s running against Don Young...

Talk of Alaska: The Fall of Gruening

Alaska's short history as a state contains more than its share of spectacular political incidents -- for example, historically decisive elections so close that...

Talk of Alaska: Intimate Investing

Do you know where your money is? Most people do not. If your money went into a bank, the bank may have loaned it...

Land into trust limbo for Alaska tribes

Indian Country is a term used to describe reservation and other trust lands. The designation allows tribes to have greater economic and legal control of the land that is held in trust for them by the federal government. It can unlock federal funds for development and also precludes state and borough governments from taxing the trust property. The authority has only been in place since 2014 after years of legal battles. Now it’s on hold. How much land has been placed in to trust in 4 years and what does the review mean for future applications? LISTEN HERE

Talk of Alaska: Civic Engagement in the Obama Era

A number of Alaskans have flown to Washington to witness the Inauguration of Barack Obama. But will a Democratic administration, combined with Democratic control...

AK@100 Part Two

The International Geophysical Year changed the face of science for the world. Even though it was not yet a state, Alaska was a big part of that change. 50 years later it was time for the International Polar Year, and we’re just starting to learn its results.

The Newly-Named ‘Alaska Dispatch News’

Not very many years ago it was pretty easy to know how the publisher of a newspaper felt about things. All you had to do was look at the editorial page. But when the Anchorage Daily News was acquired by the Alaska Dispatch, it stopped running its own editorials. Now it is changing its name, and the managers of the Alaska Dispatch News will be taking questions from Alaskans across the state. APRN: Tuesday, 7/22 at 10:00am Listen Here

Part 1: Is Regulation of Arctic Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling Adequate?

The grounding of the drilling rig “Kulluk” has been pounced on by environmental groups who say we are not yet prepared to deal with the risks of drilling in Arctic Ocean waters. Are they right? We’ll hear what Alaskans have to say about drilling in their own waters on the next Talk of Alaska. KSKA: Tuesday, 1/8 at 10:00am

Sharks in Alaska waters

Sharks. Alaska's waters are full of them. But they aren't just predators to be featured in horror films. Sleeper sharks, spiny dogfish and flat sharks like skates play key roles in the state's marine ecosystem keeping it healthy for all species. LISTEN HERE

75th Anniversary of Aleut Evacuation

75 years ago the Unangan people were evacuated from villages in the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands because of World War II. They were sent to internment camps in southeast Alaska. Others were taken prisoner and sent to Japan. Once the war was over, many were never allowed to return to their homes. Join us for Talk of Alaska as we commemorate the anniversary of these events, and discuss the history and the impacts of the evacuation.

Are big energy projects the solution for Alaska’s budget crisis?

What's the prognosis for big energy projects in Alaska? Shell's abandoned the Arctic and state lawmakers are about to duke it out over an expensive new natural gas line. We'll dig into fossil fuel projects. Is the proposed gas line a real solution for the state's budget crisis or CPR on a flailing economy? APRN: Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 at 10:00am Download Audio

Planning the future of the Arctic

Once little discussed, the Arctic and its future is becoming a popular topic for debate among those who live in it and those who are attracted to its resources. The U.S.-led Arctic Council will meet in Fairbanks during Arctic science summit week. What are the priorities? APRN: Tuesday, 3/15 at 10:00am

Talk of Alaska: Cold

BRRRrrrrrrr. It's getting cold outside. Winter is around the corner. Soon, it will be snowing. Alaskans know cold. But no one knows cold like Bill Streever. Streever...

Talk of Alaska: Sarah Palin

Alaskans are watching their governor run for Vice President of the United States. Some are cheering, some think she should have stayed here and...

The Supreme Court and Student’s Rights

Tuesday, July 5 at 10:00am The banner was not on school property, but the court said a principal at Juneau-Douglas High School had a right to tear it down.

Talk of Alaska: Work

The Office (NBC) The world of work keeps changing. Retirement has to be managed and job security is becoming a thing of the past....

Anchorage Film Festival documentaries

A little-known district court judge in Detroit shapes the protection of civil rights for a nation. A young man and his mother journey through gender transition. On the next Talk of Alaska we'll discuss two documentaries featured in the Anchorage International Film Festival - Walk with Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith and Real Boy. Listen Now

Coexisting with Wildlife

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.

Holiday greetings

Alaskans are connected in so many different ways, and nothing shows that better than the special two-hour Holiday Greetings Edition of "Talk of Alaska," from the member stations of APRN.  Good wishes, greetings and holiday cheer fly back and forth from one end of the state to the other as people call in. You won't want to miss it. Listen Here