Tag: Japan

Anchorage Opera presents Madame Butterfly

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As its season premier, Anchorage Opera is presenting one of the most produced operas worldwide in Giacomo Puccini's Madame Butterfly. Also making a premier, of sorts, is new General Director of AO, Reed Smith. Join both Reed as he talks about joining AO and returning favorite Kurt Dougherty who plays Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly this week on Stage Talk. KSKA: Friday, Oct. 31, at 2:45 p.m. Listen now:

Derelict Vessel Adrift in Southeast Waters

The Coast Guard is monitoring a derelict vessel in U.S. waters off Alaska's coast that washed out to sea during the tsunami that struck...

Scientists Say Radiation Not Big Concern In Tsunami Debris

It’s been just over a year since a 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan. The ensuing tsunami devastated Japan’s coastline and killed nearly 16,000 people. While Japan continues to recover from the disaster, debris has started to show up on U.S. shores.

Sen. Murkowski Seeking Answers On Japan Tsunami Debris

It’s been nearly a year since an earthquake in Japan triggered a tsunami that devastated whole communities in that country’s Northwest area.

Japan Tsunami Debris Arriving on West Coast

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Debris from last March’s Japan tsunami has begun arriving on the west coast, much earlier than computer models predicted it would.

Anchorage in World War II

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December 7, 1941, was a day that changed Alaska as much as any other in our history. During World War II, Anchorage went from a town to a city, Alaskans helped arm the Russians and new forts defended against invasion. Residents fled. And an invasion did come. A resident who remembers that day Frank Reed is our guest, as well as a historian Dr. Stephen Haycox who has studied the impact of World War II on our city. Join the conversation on Hometown, Alaska with your host Charles Wohlforth. Wednesday 12/7 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Chefs Tour Alaska to Spread Alaska Seafood Market

In an effort to diversify Alaskan seafood’s marketing base to include countries other than Japan, the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is running a two week tour of the state for chefs!

Australian Cruise Ship Stops in Unalaska Despite Landing Decreases

An Australian cruise ship on its inaugural voyage stopped over in Unalaska this week on its way to Russia and Japan. Cruise ship landings are becoming more and more rare in the remote Aleutian community.

Alaska News Nightly: June 23, 2011

Obama’s Oil Release Dismays Alaska’s Congressional Delegation, Troop Draw-Down Concerns Alaska’s Congressional Delegation, Draft Legislation Being Written to Extend Coastal Management Program, Complaint Filed Against Unalaska for Violating Clean Water Act, and more...

Anniversary of Dutch Harbor Bombing by Japan

Friday, June 3 marks the 69th anniversary of the Imperial Japanese Navy’s bombing of Dutch Harbor. The two-day bombing raid claimed the lives of 78 Americans and 10 Japanese and began the Second World War's bloody 14-month Aleutian Islands Campaign.

Alaska News Nightly: June 3, 2011

Fuel Prices to Rise in Bethel, Lawmakers Scramble as Coastal Management Program Begins Shutdown, Washington DC Turns Attention to Alaska’s Other Minerals, an Iditarod Veteran Missing in Talkeetna, and more...

Devastation in Japan Prompts Support from Alaska Seafood Industry

The devastation in Japan from the massive earthquake and tsunami back in March has prompted a large outpouring of support from the seafood industry in Alaska.

Alaska News Nightly: May 26, 2011

Fall Kills Two More Denali Climbers, Injures Two Others, Postal Service Cuts May Affect Juneau Residents, Coal Creek Fire Grows to 3,000 Acres, Near-Record High Temperatures Sweep Across Central Interior, and more...