This week's programs

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Treating infertility in Alaska

In Alaska, patients must travel out of state for advanced infertility treatment. Fortunately, there are infertility services to bridge this gap and provide much needed evaluation and treatment options within the state.
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Alaska’s fiscal future

In August, legislators will meet yet again in Juneau to discuss lingering questions about this year’s permanent fund dividends and other budget issues. Will a bipartisan working group find a path forward?

LISTEN: Celebrating Disability Pride in Alaska

It’s been 31 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed, and today accommodations for people with cognitive and physical disabilities are a normal part of life. To mark the anniversary of the ADA, July is Disability Pride month -- a time to celebrate progress and raise awareness.

LISTEN: The Addiction Inoculation

When and how should we talk to our children about addiction? How much should we tell them about our own stories? Author Jessica Lahey discusses raising healthy kids in a culture of dependence.
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A day in the life of a Russian pianist | INDIE ALASKA

https://youtu.be/mfNoZkhY7nI Russians have a long history in Alaska, with some Siberian migrant groups dating back as far...
Goose Creek Prison. Photo by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage.

LISTEN: Why are Alaska’s parole numbers so low, and what awaits those who get out?

In the last five years, the rate of Alaskans granted parole dropped by 50%. The reasons are complicated. With fewer people being granted parole, we discuss the ripple effect on lives and the legal system.

A Closer Look

A Closer Look: 40 Years of Public Radio in Anchorage

This program is all about long serving Alaska Public Media Program Director Bede Trantina, as well as memories of the early days of KSKA. We sat down with Bede and Alex Hills, the founding general manager of KSKA who hired Bede 39 years ago to find out more about how the station got started and how Bede began her tenure here. LISTEN HERE

Addressing Alaskans

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Hear Anchorage mayoral candidates discuss their plans for the city

The runoff election for Anchorage's mayor ends Tuesday, May 11. The candidates have been narrowed down to Forrest Dunbar and Dave Bronson.

AK

AK: A Petersburg veterinarian floats his clinic to Southeast communities

For most pet owners, visits to the vet are nothing special, maybe even something they take for granted. But what if you don’t have access to medical care for your pet? This is a real problem for many people in Southeast Alaska’s remote communities. A problem Dr. Ken Hill has been trying to address for years.

Arctic Entries

Arctic Re-Entries (with Partners for Progress AK): stories of incarceration, freedom and second chances

This month Arctic Entries brings you “Arctic Re-Entries: stories of incarceration, freedom and second chances.”

Hometown, Alaska

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Juneteenth: What, why, and beyond

Juneteenth has been called “America’s Second Independence Day”. But surveys show that only about half of Americans even know what Juneteenth is. So what exactly is Juneteenth? Why is it important? And should it be celebrated? With community leaders Jasmin Smith and Dino Allen, we will discuss the history behind Juneteenth and its continued modern day significance on the next episode of Hometown, Alaska

In My Family

In My Family: Thank you my friend!

https://youtu.be/zwrS452ngYc Dewey teaches Raven how to say "Thank you my friend!" in Koyukon Athabascan.

Indie Alaska

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A day in the life of a Russian pianist | INDIE ALASKA

https://youtu.be/mfNoZkhY7nI Russians have a long history in Alaska, with some Siberian migrant groups dating back as far...

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Treating infertility in Alaska

In Alaska, patients must travel out of state for advanced infertility treatment. Fortunately, there are infertility services to bridge this gap and provide much needed evaluation and treatment options within the state.

Outdoor Explorer

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Revisiting Fly for pie

On this Outdoor Explorer, we will air a repeat of the show “Fly for Pie.” The show about women pilots in Alaska, which first aired in May 2020, has won awards from the Alaska Professional Communicators and the National Federation of Press Women.

Stage Talk

Stage Talk: The Alpha and Omega

After six and a half years, first as co-host and then as host of Stage Talk, Steve Hunt has decided to exit stage left. With his departure the show will take a short hiatus and then re-appear in August in a new format with a new name, but still focusing on the arts. To help commemorate the last episode of the show, Hunt has invited as his guest, Stage Talk creator and first host, Catherine Stadem. Join Steve and Catherine today on Stage Talk as they talk about its beginnings almost twenty years ago through its history of celebrating the performing arts up to today. Thanks for listening!

Talk of Alaska

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Alaska’s fiscal future

In August, legislators will meet yet again in Juneau to discuss lingering questions about this year’s permanent fund dividends and other budget issues. Will a bipartisan working group find a path forward?

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