Tag: Hometown

The Bartok of Car Talk: Composer Leiderman’s Music Sets the Stage from Morning Edition to Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me

On a special edition of Hometown, Alaska this Friday, NPR theme composer BJ Leiderman talks about what make music for radio programs work. Download Audio (MP3)

Townsquare49.org: A New Storytelling Opportunity for Alaskans

Townsquare49.org is an exciting and engaging online destination to share your stories, your ideas, your voice, in words, photos and videos. It's where Alaska happens. So pull out your iPads, your smart phones, get online and meet us at Townsquare49.org on the next Hometown, Alaska. KSKA: Wednesday 9/14 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

A Community Conversation on September 11

For the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Hometown, Alaska hosts a community discussion about what these terrible events meant for us personally and as a society. Where were you on September 11, 2001? And how has life changed because of that day? KSKA: Wednesday 9/7 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Title 21: Anchorage’s Latest Hot Potato

KSKA: Wednesday 8/31 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm After a decade of citizen, consultant and city planning elbow grease, the rewrite of Anchorage’s land use code is nearing the finish line of one very long marathon. The last big hurdle comes when the plan re-emerges from the Mayor’s Office. Comment and implementation timetables are still fuzzy.

The Alaska State Fair

Wednesday, August 17 @ 2:00 pm The Alaska State Fair starts next week, with rides and booths, national headline entertainment, and, of course, gigantic vegetables. Have you ever seen a 19-pound carrot? Or a 76-pound rutabaga? What are you waiting for? We’ll talk about the practicalities of having a good visit to the fair, fun memories, and what makes it so enjoyable.

Redistricting in Alaska

Wednesday, August 10 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm The State of Alaska received its 2010 Census redistricting data in March and one month later, adopted a revised set of redistricting maps. How were these new maps developed and what do they mean for Alaska residents?

June Schedule Update: Freakonomics and Sound Medicine

You’ve heard segments of Freakonomics Radio during Marketplace. This June on KSKA listen to the full hour program every Wednesday at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm in place of KSKA’s Hometown, Alaska.

Hometown Security: Climate Adaptation, Social Innovation and Local Solutions

Building parks and motivating residents to take pride in their neighborhoods, Majora Carter founded Sustainable South Bronx in 2001 and went on to become one of the nation’s leaders in successful urban green-collar job training.

Imagine Your Way Into a New Garden With Practical Advice From Landscape Architects

Every spring, when mostly tired, dirty snow still blankets much of Anchorage, the American Society of Landscape Architects, Anchorage Chapter, features a garden design workshop to help eager gardeners of all experience levels re-imagine their outdoor space and solve problems in their landscape. The founders of that class...