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.

Talk of Alaska: Digital TV on the Last Frontier

Wireless communications usage is growing rapidly and that means a big change for broadcast television is in the works. Traditional over-the-air TV broadcasting is...

Talk of Alaska: International Polar Year (Polarpalooza!)

Scientists will be all over the Arctic this summer -- partly because of last year's record withdrawl of sea ice and partly because it's...

Talk of Alaska: Renewable Energy for Alaska

While rising oil prices are putting the squeeze on the rest of the country, they also gave Alaska a hefty budget surplus. But that's...

Talk of Alaska: Statehood

The Alaska Statehood Act was signed in 1959, but the critical decisions that made statehood a reality came the year before -- fifty years...

Talk of Alaska: Engaging Muslims

This week on Talk of Alaska we chat with Alaska Pacific University's Engaging Muslims project coordinator -- Dr. Regina Boisclair -- about the project...

Talk of Alaska: Approaching AGIA

The Governor has called for a special legislative session on the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act (AGIA) this spring and is sharing two members of...

Talk of Alaska: Moving to renewable energy

Some environmental activists have declared Tuesday to be “Fossil Fool Day,” saying it’s time to work for a “Just, Green Energy Future.” What would...

Talk of Alaska: Islam

Could a better understanding of Islam be a key to national security? Could such an understanding better direct the billions of dollars now being...

Talk of Alaska: National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness

Thursday, March 20 is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This week on Talk of Alaska we learn more about HIV/AIDS detection and prevention efforts...

Talk of Alaska: Oceans in Need

Of all the coastal states, Alaska does the best job of taking care of its fisheries -- by far. The rockfish population off the...

Talk of Alaska: Corporate Citizenship

ExxonMobil told the Supreme Court last week that the enormous cost of its 1989 oil spill in Alaska is enough of a deterrent to...

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...

Talk of Alaska: Exxon Valdez "The Whole Truth" Campaign

ExxonMobil and plaintiffs in the Exxon Valdez oil spill lawsuit are gearing up for arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court later this month (Feb...

Talk of Alaska: The Alaska Gasline Inducement Act (AGIA)

We've had some illuminating shows with ConocoPhillips and the Alaska Gasline Port Authority about competing plans for pipelines to deliver Alaska's natural gas to...

Talk of Alaska: The LNG Option

The Alaska Gasline Port Authority's bid to build a pipeline between the North Slope and Valdez was recently thrown out by the state on...

Talk of Alaska: The Future of Islam

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

Talk of Alaska: ConocoPhillips' gas line proposal

Alaska lawmakers have announced they want to take a look at ConocoPhillips' alternative plan for a natural gas pipeline from the North Slope. ...

Talk of Alaska: Transportation Priorities

This week on Talk of Alaska we chat with a state transportation policy maker, a transportation expert and you -- our callers -- as...

Talk of Alaska: Beauty and the Geek – Climate Edition

A modern playwright has an ancient way to get politicians to focus on climate warming -- at least male politicians, that is. Playwright and...

Talk of Alaska: Clean Elections

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...