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.

Breaking through the political divide

Alaska lawmakers avoided a state government shut down by passing an operating budget, but the deal doesn't address long term stability and both Republicans and Democrats expressed disappointment over things they had to give up. The political divisions remain. Listen Here

Public Debt for Public Good

First established to help Alaskans get mortgages, the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation now has responsibility for a natural gas pipeline, and it may soon be in charge of a bridge. The next Talk of Alaska is your chance to talk to the man the Legislature trusts to handle all this, Dan Fauske, the Executive Director of the AHFC. Download Audio KSKA: Tuesday, 4/30 at 10:00am

Tribal Law and Order in Alaska

Would tribal law enforcement jurisdiction help address the social and cultural problems in rural Alaska? It has been debated for decades, and now a congressionally-mandated panel says it’s the only way to go. But, a Supreme Court ruling says there is no Indian country in most of the state. APRN: Tuesday, 11/19 at 10:00am Download Audio

March for women’s rights

Women started the idea as a protest, but a march in Washington DC planned for the day after the presidential inauguration has grown into something much larger. Now it’s being called a march for human rights and raising awareness of a broad range of concerns from affordable housing to health care to immigration. Listen Now

Talk of Alaska: Local Food Production

Alaskans are looking closer to home for their food. Community Supported Agriculture started in our larger cities but has spread to smaller communities now....
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?
A snaking river with some lakes around it and some snow drifts

Talk of Alaska: Anchorage’s new Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies

A new Department of Defense regional center for security studies based at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage will track the region’s shifting priorities and changing climate.

LISTEN: Take a break from pandemic stress with some help from Alaska musicians and writers

With the stress of sheltering in our homes and a daily barrage of worrisome news about the global pandemic, it’s important to find time to decompress, relax and find hope for the future.

Growing Food Near the Kitchen

During the Second World War, household “Victory Gardens” produced almost half the food the nation consumed. Now home gardens produce about two percent. Could the path to food security run though a garden plot in your front yard? APRN: Tuesday, 3/11 at 10:00am Download Audio

The Year Gone by and Prospects for the Year to Come

From the Pebble mine order to the election to the sale of our largest newspaper to a website, 2014’s news had a lot of unexpected developments. What do you think was the big news of the year gone by? Was it the National Guard scandal? The death of the HAARP (harp) Project? The beginning of same-sex marriage? Or something else? APRN: Tuesday, 12/30 at 10:00am Download Audio

Talk of Alaska: Plants and Climate Change

The spruce bark beetle may just be the beginning of major changes to the trees, shrubs and tundra vegetation on the Last Frontier. Alaska's...

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

Staying safe in bear country

Everywhere is bear country in Alaska, even the urban areas. From encounters on the trails and along fishing streams, to bears raiding trash cans and chicken coops, it’s spring and bears are awake and on the move. How do we keep ourselves and them safe? APRN: Tuesday, 5/19 at 10:00am Download Audio

Talk of Alaska: Hollis French, Democratic Candidate for Governor

Hollis French says he wants to be the “Education Governor.” In the primary election, he’s up against Ethan Berkowitz, who has run for state-wide office...

Bioneers Conference info

In this morning's Talk of Alaska, the Bioneers conference was mentioned on air, and we've gotten several calls at our office asking for additional...

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: 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: 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...