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.

Talk of Alaska: IUU Fishing

Fish know no boundaries, and international law is slow to respond to emerging fish conservation issues. The marketplace works a lot faster. This week...

Talk of Alaska: Summer Reading

Is there a book you plan to read this summer? Or maybe there's a book you think other Alaskans ought to read? This week...

Talk of Alaska: Energy Assistance

What is the best investment for energy assistance? The high price of oil is filling state coffers while causing pain in rural Alaska. Nearly everyone...

Talk of Alaska: The Future of Transportation

Would a commuter rail line make more sense than a bridge to move people between Anchorage and points north? Has the time come for...

Talk of Alaska: Work in Alaska

Is work really tougher in Alaska? Cable television's "The Deadliest Catch" has been followed by such shows as "Ice Road Truckers," and "Axe-Men."...

Talk of Alaska: Lieberman-Warner Climate Change Bill

The U.S. Senate is about to decide whether to cap the nation's carbon emissions and allow the trading of carbon credits. If the bill...

Talk of Alaska: AGIA Heads to the Legislature

The Alaska Legislature goes into special session next month to consider the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act (AGIA) bid by TransCanada. This week we discuss...

Talk of Alaska: Broken Government

This week we chat with the author of bestselling book "Worse Than Watergate" -- John Dean, legal counsel to Richard Nixon, whose testimony began...

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...