Giving Tuesday 2021
Giving Tuesday 2021
Giving Tuesday 2021

Tag: Kristin Spack

Glacier Trekking

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A huge proportion of Alaska is covered with ice. A lot more than has towns and cities or anything man made on it. That’s a lot of country to explore, and its truly beautiful, like another world. On the next Outdoor Explorer the topic is glacier travel. We’ll be talking with a guide who takes newbies on glacier treks, a photographer who specializes in glacier journeys, and a glaciologist who goes to work on glaciers, and knows how they’re made. KSKA: Thursday 6/20 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm Listen Now

Single Track

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On the next Outdoor Explorer, our topic is single-track mountain biking. Have you biked the single track trails at Kincaid? It has become huge in Anchorage with the construction of these narrow trails through the woods on the Hillside and at Kincaid, with lots of sudden hills and tight turns. Charles Wohlforth hosts two guests who volunteered to create the trails and ride them everyday. KSKA: Thursday 6/6 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm Listen Now

Writer Talk: Kris Farmen and Dan Bigley

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This week on Addressing Alaskans, author and bear attack survivor Dan Bigley joins author Kris Farmen on stage for a conversation about their unique stories and writing processes. Bigley's recent memoir, Beyond the Bear, is an incredible story of survival and Kris Farmen is the author of two novels, most recently, Turn Again. KSKA: Tuesday 5/21 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm Download Audio

Why Curiosity? What Are We Discovering?

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This week on Addressing Alaskans hear from John P. Grotzinger, project scientist  for the NASA Mars Science Laboratory rover “Curiosity” mission. Recorded on April 16, he gave the keynote address at the 2013 Undergraduate Research and Discovery Symposium at the University of Alaska Anchorage on "Why Curiosity? What Are We Discovering?" KSKA: Tuesday 5/7 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm Listen Now

Denali Climbing Season Begins

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Summit Ridge_Brian Okonek

On the next Outdoor Explorer: Climbing North America's highest peak. The first climbers of the season are beginning their attempts on Denali.  And in a few weeks, base camp on the Kahiltna glacier will become an international village of mountaineers. Host Annie Feidt will be joined by Denali climbing guides and a National Park Service climbing ranger on the next Outdoor Explorer. KSKA: Thursday 4/25 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Fish, Family, Freedom and Sacred Water: The Salmon Cultures of Bristol Bay

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"If you couldn't have wild salmon, what would you do? How is wealth defined in this community? Do you pray when you catch salmon?"  Tasked by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to decipher the cultural values of wild salmon to to Alaska Native residents in Bristol Bay, Dr. Alan Boraas' and Catherine Knott's interviews with 53 Dena’ina and Yup’ik elders centered on these three questions. Recorded at the University of Alaska Anchorage on the April 10, listen to Dr. Alan Boraas present what he learned throughout this two-year project Tuesday on Addressing Alaskans. KSKA: Tuesday 4/23 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Architecture, Public Space & Urban Design

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This week on Addressing Alaskans, we'll feature one of three panel discussions recorded at the Urban in Alaska conference hosted by UAA. First Dr. Shelia Selkregg speaks on "Community Vision and Genius Loci," followed by architect Klaus Mayer on "Lost Anchorage: Architecture in the Wild," then Dr. Sharon Chamard on "Conflict Over Public Spaces: Responses to Chronic Public Inebriates in Anchorage" and finally Bruce Farnsworth of MTS Gallery on "A State in Time." KSKA: Tuesday 4/16 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Truth and Trust: Alaska’s News Media in the 21st Century

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The media landscape has dramatically changed in the last decade alone. How have Alaska's journalists adapted to these changes? And what do they predict for the future of journalism in Alaska? This week on Addressing Alaskans listen to a panel discussion on "Truth and Trust: Alaska's News Media in the 21st Century" with reporters from the Alaska Dispatch, Anchorage Daily News, KTUU Channel 2, National Public Radio and UAA's journalism school. KSKA: Tuesday 4/9 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Being Diagnosed with PTSD

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As part of the Active Minds Speaker Bureau, former combat veteran Bryan Adams visited Alaska in late February. He spoke about his personal journey as Iraq War combat veteran being diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome in the University of Alaska Anchorage student union. Listen to Bryan's talk hosted by the UAA Integrated Suicide Prevention Initiative this week on Addressing Alaskans. KSKA: Tuesday 3/26 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Group Led Outdoor Activities

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anc meetup portage On this Outdoor Explorer we’ll talk about the outdoors as a social space. Some folks think that groups are the best way to experience natural places, to hike, ski, climb or bird. They’ve set up ways to get together and meet new people while exploring and learning. Have you ever thought about finding new friends for an outdoor adventure? Learn how. KSKA: Thursday 3/28 at 2:00 pm and 10:00 pm

Teaching Kids How to Downhill Ski

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Learning to ski. Teaching your kids to ski is as much a lesson for you as it is for them - a lesson in patience. Don’t give up yet. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll share tips for helping your children become confident on skis and with other outdoor skills Alaskans need. We'll be joined by the experts, and by other parents listening and sharing their own stories and advice. KSKA: Thursday 3/21 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Ice Climbing

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Alaska isn't exactly known as an ice climbing destination. But more and more of the state's residents are falling in love with the sport. On this Outdoor Explorer will talk about everything from historic first ascents on ice climbs in Alaska to advice on getting into the sport. And we'll head out with guest host Annie Feidt as she tries ice climbing for the first time. KSKA: Thursday 3/14 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm Go to Outdoor Explorer page

Pink Brain, Blue Brain – Beware the Myths

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"We talk to them differently. We dress them differently. We have very different role models for them and of course the toys are different." In her book, Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow Into Troublesome Gaps - And What We Can Do About it neuroscientist Dr. Lise Eliot warns that culturally promoted gender differences are having negative effects on the brain development of our young girls and boys. This week on Addressing Alaskans, listen to Dr. Eliot's talk hosted by Best Beginnings at the Wilda Marston Theater in Anchorage. KSKA: Tuesday 3/14 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

The Rise of the Creative Class

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"We're living through the greatest economic transformation in all of human history", Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class told audience members at the AEDC Economic Forecast luncheon in January. "Every single human being is creative and your success turns on developing a community which harnesses the creativity of everyone." Recorded at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage, listen to Richard Florida's keynote address this week on Addressing Alaskans. KSKA: Tuesday 3/7 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Aurora Viewing

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Catching Alaska's Light Waves by Todd Salat from Todd Salat on Vimeo.

When is that last time you saw the northern lights? Standing outside in a parka looking straight up. Did you feel the awe? On the next Outdoor Explorer we'll hear about the research rockets the UAF Geophysical Institute is using to study the aurora. We will also be sharing aurora memories, learning how to see them and how get a good photo with The Aurora Hunter, Todd Salat. Read more... KSKA Thursday 2/28 at 2:00 pm, repeating at 7:00 pm Go to Outdoor Explorer page

Korea, YouTube, and the Marketing of Culture in the 21st Century

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Recorded at the Alaska World Affairs Council this week on Addressing Alaskans, Juneau-native and professor of International Studies at Pai Chai University in S. Korea, Dr. Jocelyn Clark explores the "the Korean Wave," national branding, and the idea of soft power. What does the success of Psy's "Gangnam Style" say about the globalization of culture? KSKA: Tuesday 2/26 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Addiction: From Heroin to Workaholism

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"The first question in addiction is not why the addiction, but why the pain? And if you understand a human being's pain, you cannot look at their genes"  Dr. Gabor Maté explained to members of Alaska's medical community at the Alaska Health Summit in January. Based on his bestselling book "The Hungry Ghost: A Biospsychosocial Perspective on Addiction, from Heroin to Workaholism" listen to Dr. Dr. Maté's talk recorded in Anchorage  this week on Addressing Alaskans. KSKA: Thursday 2/19 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Alaska Forum on the Environment

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This week on Addressing Alaskans, listen to two keynote speeches for this year's Alaska Forum on the Environment conference in Anchorage. In the first half of the show, hear Annie Leonard, author of "The Story of Stuff." Then Dennis McLerran from the Environmental Protection Agency talks about a variety of EPA projects happening right now in Alaska with the latest development in the Bristol Bay assessment. KSKA: Thursday 2/14 at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm NOTE: Addressing Alaskans moves to Tuesdays (same time) next week 2/19

Dall Sheep on the Decline

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Dall's Sheep Research in the Chugach Range: Lamb Capture from ADF&G on Vimeo.

Shooting net guns from helicopters and chasing newborn lambs down cliffs, Dr. Tom Lohuis and his team have been capturing and collaring dall sheep in the Chugach range since 2009. Their research shows a significant decrease in dall sheep pregnancy rates for 2012. From predation to disease to weather conditions, what could be causing the projected population drop? This week on Addressing Alaskans, hear Dr. Lohuis' talk on "Dall Sheep on the Decline: Understanding Sheep Population Dynamics," recorded at the Alaska Zoo Wildlife Wednesday Lecture Series. KSKA: Thursday 2/7 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

What’s Next for the Post Meltdown Economy?

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"Alaska is the third most dependent on fluctuations in the global economy" Senior economist, Gary Schlossberg reported at the Statewide Economic Forecast Luncheon hosted by the World Trade Center of Alaska on January 15. Schlossberg describes what's changed for international and national economies going into 2013, followed by a Statewide Economic Review and 2013 Forecast presented by Pat Burden of Northern Economics this week on Addressing Alaskans. KSKA: Thursday 1/31 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm