Tag: Addressing Alaskans

Originally titled "Arctic Shipping: Not If, But When?" the panel discussion was appropriately renamed to reflect increasing activity and the current presence of almost 100 vessels in the Arctic. "Over 95 vessels are operating in the U.S. Arctic right now", Margaret Spring of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration reported at the Arctic Imperative Summit. Are we ready? Listen to representatives from NOAA, Alyeska Pipeline and Marine Exchange of Alaska discuss "Arctic Shipping: Not If, But How Much?" on first of four Addressing Alaskans programs recorded at the Arctic Imperative Summit . KSKA: Thursday at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

October on Addressing Alaskans listen to a special 4-part series featuring talks from 2nd annual Arctic Imperative Summit hosted by the Alaska Dispatch in Girdwood. As the Arctic sea ice melts back to a new record, representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA, Alaska Native Corporations, foreign investment and oil companies, Alaska fisheries, local and international political leaders come together to discuss the many questions facing us regarding what's next in Arctic. KSKA: Thursdays in October at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm (10/18 at 8:00 pm)

While her story may be hidden from the history books, the first woman to run for President of the U.S. in 1872, Victoria Woodhull will finally be introduced to theater audiences when Anchorage Opera presents the world premiere of "Mrs. President" in October. In anticipation of the opera, "Mrs. President" composer Victoria Bond joined Alaskan trailblazers Arliss Sturgulewski, Senator Bettye Davis, Jane Angvik, Georgiana Lincoln and Cynthia Toohey for a panel discussion moderated by APRN's Lori Townsend on "Women in America: Changing Roles, Challenging Times, Defining the Future." KSKA: Thursday 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Most of us are  aware of the beaver, salmon and birds species that live in Anchorage creeks. But did you know everything that goes through city storm drains also flows into our creeks? This week on Addressing Alaskans, Dr. Thomas Eley from the Anchorage Waterways Council talks about how many everyday activities like cleaning, gardening and walking the dog are impacting the health of Anchorage creeks and what local volunteers are doing to protect them. KSKA: Thursday 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

We've all heard of Attention Deficit Disorder. What about Nature Deficit Disorder? Does one have anything to do with the other? And could our lack of contact with nature really become a health problem? According to author Richard Louv, the answer is yes, which is why he's encouraging pediatricians to write "park prescriptions" and get families back outside. Thursday on "Addressing Alaskans" listen to his talk entitled "Connecting with Nature in a Virtual Age" recorded at the Get Outdoors Share Fair in Anchorage on September 6. KSKA: Thursday 9/13 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Most recently known for leading the medical team that saved Lance Armstrong's life, Dr. Larry Einhorn pioneered the development of a life-saving treatment for testicular cancer in 1974, improving survival rates from 10% to 95%. As part of the Carol Treadwell Visiting Fellow Lectureship hosted by the Providence Cancer Center on August 1st, listen to Dr. Einhorn's talk on the "Past, Present & Future of Cancer Treatment" this week on Addressing Alaskans. KSKA: Thursday 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm

Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan gave his annual 'State of the City' address at the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce on Monday, saying Anchorage faces a $30 million budget shortfall . He also gave an update on the Port of Anchorage expansion project, Ship Creek development, Title 21 and the Mayor's Education Summit that took place last spring. Listen to his full speech including questions from the audience on ballot measures 1 and 2 this week on Addressing Alaskans. KSKA: Thursday 8/23 at 2:00 pm

"If you think the bailout of Wall Street won't happen again, check your wallets," Professor Robert Reich cautioned Alaskans at Dena'ina Center in Anchorage on Wednesday. Professor at U.C. Berkeley, Former Secretary of Labor and NPR commentator, Reich gave the keynote address at the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation 2012 annual outlook luncheon on Wednesday. Listen to his talk followed questions from the audience on Addressing Alaskans. KSKA: Thursday 7/26 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

World renowned, Pulitzer prize-winning poet and naturalist, Gary Snyder returned to Alaska in early July. As part of the Evening Author Readings at UAA, Snyder read poems he wrote in the early years while living in Japan. He also shared some of his new work which has yet to be published and read from "Mountains and Rivers Without End," a book of poems partly inspired by his time spent in Alaska. Listen to Gary Snyder this week on Addressing Alaskans. KSKA: Thursday 7/19 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Corey Flintoff's public radio journey began at KYUK in Bethel, Alaska where he developed a fundamental cross-cultural understanding that would soon lead him around the world as foreign correspondent for NPR. Traveling to over 50 countries, Flintoff has covered the civil war in Libya, the revolution in Egypt and the war in Afghanistan. Recorded at the Anchorage Museum as part of the APRN Speaker Series, listen to Corey talk with APRN's Lori Townsend about his time at KYUK - Bethel, KSKA - Anchorage and NPR international this week on Addressing Alaskans. KSKA: Thursday at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Recorded in April at UAA, listen to the APRN Speaker Series event with NPR's Neal Conan, host of Talk of the Nation. Neal joined APTI's Pat Yack for an on-stage conversation and responded to audience questions on bicycles, baseball, election experiences and more. KSKA: Thursday 7/5 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Bartlett High School graduate, Brian Schmidt received the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe through observations of distant supernovae. In June Brian stopped by the UAA Bookstore to talk about the importance of his Alaska education and his current projects, including building a new telescope to map the Southern Sky. Today Brian is an astronomer at  the Australian National University's Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics. KSKA: Thursday 6/28 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

After becoming the first person to summit and ski down all Seven Summits, Kit DesLauriers headed to Alaska's Arctic Refuge to hike and ski the highest peaks of the Brooks Range. If she could repeat any of her most noteworthy adventures, which one would it be? Alaska's Arctic Refuge. "It was the wildest deepest most complete silence I have ever felt" she told people at the Anchorage Museum. KSKA: Thursday 6/21 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

No where else but Alaska do you get the opportunity to catch world class salmon. Eight of the ten top ten world class salmon that are caught on rod and reel come from the Kenai River. This week on Addressing Alaskans listen to Ricky Gease, executive director Kenai River Sportfishing Association talk about the economic impacts, management and future of sport fishing in Alaska. KSKA: Thursday 6/14 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Initially set aside in case of a national energy emergency, today the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) is the largest piece of undeveloped federal land owned in the U.S. This week on Addressing Alaskans, Stacie McIntosh, supervisor of the Bureau of Land Management Arctic Field Office provides a tour of the NPR-A and details how the BLM manages the "People, Land and Resources" in the vast 22.8 million acre area stretching from the Brooks Range to the Arctic Coast. KSKA: Thursday 5/31 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Age, nothing but a number? Or a telling fact on how we live our lives? This week on Addressing Alaskans listen to a panel discussion with World Class snowboarder, Casey Smith; Alaska legislator Arliss Sturgulewski; Alaska Native Leader, Willie Hensley; founder of Total Health Clinic Anchorage, Dr. Richard Newman and Dr. Ann Jache of UAA. "Youthfulness and Usefulness: What's Age Got to Do With It?" was recorded at the UAA bookstore in April. KSKA: Thursday, 5/24 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

2012 marks the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Homestead Act, one of the most influential pieces of legislation in development of the American west. This week on Addressing Alaskans, learn more about the history of homesteading in the United States, Alaska and Anchorage. KSKA: Thursday 5/17 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Gardening season is upon us in Alaska and according to Eliot Coleman, owner of Four Season Farm in Maine, it doesn't ever have to end. This week on Addressing Alaskans, Coleman shares vegetable and fruit-growing techniques to extend our season here in the far north. His talk entitled, "If We Can Do It In Maine, You Can Do It in Alaska," was recorded at the Alaska Botanical Garden conference. KSKA: Thursday 5/10 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

The Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority "KABATA" project connecting Anchorage to the Mat-Su Borough was established in 2003. At an Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Make-it-Monday Forum last week, chair of the KABATA board of directors, Michael Foster said construction on the bridge is expected to finally begin in 2014. Built to accommodate "tomorrow's traffic," the bridge should be fully operational by 2017 or 2018. Listen to Foster's complete update on the KABATA project on Addressing Alaskans. KSKA: Thursday 5/3 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

In his 20th term as Congressman to Alaska, Don Young returned home last week to update Alaskans on what's happening in Washington D.C. At the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce 'Make-It-Monday' forum on April 9, Congressman Young discussed, military budget cuts, repealing the health bill, regulation impeding economic recovery and making Alaska the "power center" for America. KSKA: Thursday 4/19 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm