The Key To Increasing Educational Engagement
The Key To Increasing Educational Engagement
The Key To Increasing Educational Engagement

Talk of Alaska

Tuesdays at 10 a.m. (LIVE) repeating at 8 p.m. 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. Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast.

Preview: Talk of Alaska for Tue, July 17

Coming up Tuesday, July 17 at 10:00 a.m. on Talk of Alaska... Anchorage will host the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics (WEIO) for the first time in...

The race for U.S. Senate: Margaret Stock

Margaret Stock is running as an Independent for U.S. Senate. The first time candidate says she will promote a strong national defense and support military veterans. She’s also pro-choice. She is the first in a series of candidates we’ll feature on TOA over the next few weeks. Listen Now
A man speaks at a podium

LISTEN: U.S. House incumbent Don Young is here to answer your questions

Alaska has only one U.S. House seat and Congressman Don Young is seeking his 25th term in that position. What does he want to accomplish in the next two years if he is re-elected?

2018 for the Alaska Legislature

The Alaska Legislature goes back to work in two weeks. The agenda will be full and likely include the use of Permanent Fund earnings to help pay for public services for the first time in the fund's history. Plus, it's an election year for governor and most of the Legislature. Listen Here

The Legislature’s budget work

Alaska legislators have a big task to wrangle a budget that stops deficit spending without grinding the state's economy to a halt. We've heard Governor Walker's plans. Next, Alaska Senate President Pete Kelly and House Speaker Bryce Edgmon join us to discuss their fiscal goals. Listen Now

Talk of Alaska: Dogs, Dogs and More Dogs

The Iditarod is around the corner and Alaska's attention turns to dogs - all sorts of dogs. Sled dogs. Pet dogs. Working dogs. Join us...
The BP Building in Anchorage.

After 60 years at the forefront of oil in Prudhoe Bay, BP exits Alaska

From the early days of oil exploration and discovery, BP has been a major contributor to the Alaska economy. What does BP's departure from Alaska mean for our economy?

Talk of Alaska: Social Impacts of Exxon Valdez Settlement

On Wednesday (Feb 27) the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in ExxonMobil's appeal of its punitive damage award from the 1989 Exxon Valdez...

Many Alaska villages have no local police. How do we keep them safe?

The Anchorage Daily News reports 1 in 3 Alaska villages lacks adequate law enforcement. We'll discuss how to ensure the safety of all Alaskans, both on and off the road system on the next Talk of Alaska.

LISTEN: It was supposed to be a record year for Alaska tourism. Then COVID-19 hit.

How much has federal CARES Act funding helped Alaska's visitor industry and will these businesses survive the winter?

Which Is The Best Alaska Book?

Some Alaskans were drawn to come here by a book – for instance “Coming into the Country,” or “Two in the Far North,” or “One Man’s Wilderness.” We’ll be building a list of the Best Alaska Books on the next “Talk of Alaska.” Let us know which is your favorite. APRN: Tuesday, 6/24 at 10:00am Download Audio

Talk of Alaska: Resources for LGBTQ+ youth experiencing housing insecurity

Queer and trans youth are at increased risk of homelessness across the nation. In Alaska, limited resources compound the problem, and that makes it more likely young people will become chronically homeless. How are advocates working to address the shortfalls?

Talk of Alaska: Our National Parks

Ken Burns’ latest documentary is debuting SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27. This time the popular filmmaker takes a look at our national parks. And while millions of...

The Arctic

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

LISTEN: There’s a lot on the table during the next legislative session. State government reporters break down what to look out for.

Next Tuesday, legislators return to Juneau to start the 2020 session. Will the Dunleavy administration and state lawmakers find common ground on how to pay for state services and a permanent fund dividend without draining the Constitutional Budget Reserve?

Criminal Justice Reform – understanding SB 91

Last year the legislature passed a far-reaching omnibus criminal justice reform bill – SB 91. It was based on recommendations from the Criminal Justice Reform Commission and developed to both save money and reduce recidivism. It’s based on data from similar initiatives around the country. Opponents says it’s soft on crime and lets people off too easily. But political arguments aside – what does this 128-page tomb actually do? What’s already happening and what’s yet to come? That’s the topic on Talk of Alaska. Listen now

Is the state finally ready for the gas line?

For decades, Alaska Governors have worked to sign a pipeline deal to sell gas from the North Slope. None have been able to come up with the right formula yet. Current Governor Bill Walker has pushed for gas line development for most of his professional life. Is the time finally right for this massive project? APRN: Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 10:00am Download Audio

Talk of Alaska: Spirit of Reading

If you were searching for outdoor adventure, a school library might not be the first place you would look. Unless you...
Looking east on 5th Avenue at H Street in Downtown Anchorage.

Making communities livable for people of all ages

What makes you want to stay in the community where you live? Is it easy to get around? Do you feel connected to your neighbors? Everything from building new playgrounds to giving people access to computers helps make a livable community.
Al Gross stands on a boat dock holding fisherman's jacket over his shoulder, looking at the camera

LISTEN: U.S. Senate candidate Al Gross is here to answer your questions

Making his first run for public office, Al Gross wants to win the race for Alaska's U.S. Senate seat, currently held by incumbent Dan Sullivan. Gross is running as an Independent with support from state democrats.