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.

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...

Talk of Alaska: Conference of Young Alaskans

More than 50 years after Alaska's Constitutional Convention, a group of young Alaskans is pushing for a greater voice in the state's next 50...

Talk of Alaska: Alaska History / Willie Hensley

The Alaska statehood push of 50 years ago bypassed the state's Native population. But that changed when the Prudhoe Bay oil discovery forced Congress...

Talk of Alaska: Neglected News of 2008

The economic meltdown, the election, corruption convictions –- it’s not that hard to pick out the top news stories of 2008. But maybe the...

Talk of Alaska: Alaska’s FY2010 Budget

With the price of oil where it is, Alaska will have to dip into its reserves to support its budget. The Palin administration is...

Talk of Alaska: ‘Nature Deficit Disorder’

The No Child Left Behind Act has pulled schools away from environmental education at the very time when children need more contact with the...

Talk of Alaska: Exxon ‘Valdez’ Oil Spill of 1989

Are we on guard against another major oil spill?  As the checks finally go out to those damaged by the Exxon Valdez oil spill...

Talk of Alaska: Making Films in Alaska

Movie fans can get an eyeful next month at the Anchorage International Film Festival. Spread across multiple screens and venues in the city, the...

Talk of Alaska: Constructing Alaska

Exploding trees, bridges that wash out every year, electric currents running through pipes -- they're all things that have happened on construction projects in...

Talk of Alaska: Democratic Process

It's election day across the nation, and we talk voter turnout and polling place issues on Talk of Alaska, live statewide on the stations...

Talk of Alaska: U.S. House Candidate Don Young

Many Alaskans can't remember a time when Don Young was not their U.S. Representative. He's been in the U.S. House since 1973, running for...

Talk of Alaska: U.S. House Candidate Ethan Berkowitz

Has the time come to replace Don Young as Alaska's sole U.S. Representative? Democrat Ethan Berkowitz is betting that it has. As the election...

Talk of Alaska: Sustainable Investing

People who invested their savings in the stock market are having a rough ride now, giving rise to the question "Are there better investments?" David...

Talk of Alaska: Giving Voice to Alaska

With the nomination of Sarah Palin, the nation has discovered Alaska again. You can see stories datelined "Wasilla," in national magazines and newspapers.  But...

Talk of Alaska: The University of Alaska

It's a time of change for the University of Alaska. There are new Chancellors in both Anchorage and Fairbanks. Brian Rogers has stepped in...

Talk of Alaska: Investing in Sustainability

When financial markets go through crises like we've seen over the past week, it's a good time to re-examine what we thought we knew...

Talk of Alaska: Church and State

The First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion, but in the history of the nation, the line between church and state has never been solid....

Talk of Alaska: Endangered Species and Moral Choices

The Endangered Species Act is almost constantly under attack these days. It's said that it has come to be used in ways that Congress...

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...

Talk of Alaska: Statehood 50 years later, 50 years forward

It was on a primary election day exactly 50 years ago today that Alaskans agreed to become the 49th U.S. state. Even after Congress...