Summer is here and that means folks are heading to the cemetery once again to visit some of Alaska's most famous and infamous characters. Join Linda Benson, Bruce Kelly and Audrey Kelly as they talk about this year's Annual John Bagoy Summer Solstice Cemetery Tour. KSKA: Friday 6/21 at 2:45pm Listen Now
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
Meet Don Gomes, Anchorage Community Theatre's new Executive Director, as he lets Jean and Steve in on his view of the theatre and plans for the future. In addition, a nice thank you to Bill Cotton, outgoing Executive Director, for his years of excellent leadership and dedication to the theatre. KSKA: Friday 6/7 at 2:45pm Listen Now
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
Alaska Theatre of Youth is not only bringing acting to the stage and the classroom, but singing, the circus and a little bit o' fightin' (safely, of course!). Jessica Jacob and Krystal DeJesus come by Stage Talk to give a glimpse of what's in store for training young performers during ATY's 30th anniversary this summer. KSKA: Friday 5/31 at 2:45 Listen Now
Stage Talk takes a trip to Valdez and reports back on the goings on at this year's Last Frontier Theatre Conference. Award winning screenwriter and playwright Arthur M. Jolly (The Gulag Mouse, A Very Modern Marriage) is their special guest and talks about his experiences, his plays and the value of the conference to all playwrights.
KSKA: Friday 5/24 at 2:45pm
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
You may not be "seeing red", but you'll certainly be "hearing Red" if you tune into Stage Talk this week as Director ElizabethWare and Actor Mark Robokoff join Jean and Steve to talk about Red, John Logan's exciting Tony Award winning play about the artist Mark Rothko performing at Cyrano's Theatre Company May 30th through June 16th.
KSKA: Friday 5/17 at 2:45pm
"Come and listen to a story about man named Jed" or better yet, come and listen to a story about Valley Performing Arts's stage production of the classic TV sit-com, The Beverly Hillbillies opening May 10th and running through the 26th in Wasilla. Director Larry Burton and VPA's PR Director Tammy Parker come "set a spell" with Jean and Steve this week on Stage Talk.
KSKA: Friday 5/10 at 2:45pm
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
E. B. White's beloved tale of love and hope filled with the magic of imagination comes to life as Alaska Fine Arts Academy of Eagle River presents a musical version of Charlotte's Web adapted by Joseph Robinette with music and lyrics by Charles Strouse. Director Renee Crumley and Angela Harris, who plays Charlotte, visit Stage Talk this week to let us know how it all comes together. KSKA: Friday 4/26 at 2:45pm Listen Now
"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
There's a crisis at the convent and Mother Superior Sister Mary Regina and Sister Mary Hubert from the Little Sisters of Hoboken come to Stage Talk to ask for help. Join actors Jane Baird and Paige Langit from Anchorage Community Theatre's production of Dan Goggin's hilarious musical Nunsense this week as they plead their case. KSKA: Friday 4/19 at 2:45 pm
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
Nobel Prize winning playwright Harold Pinter's groundbreaking play of love, deception and friendship Betrayal comes to Anchorage as Perseverance Theatre's latest offering. Shona Strauser who plays one-third of a love triangle along with Daniel Billet who plays another third give Jean and Steve an insight into this powerful and influential play. KSKA: Friday 4/12 at 2:45 pm
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
Our stop this week is a rundown, out of the way New Mexico diner where the patrons are thrown into a searing conflict between generations and classes and must face their own pasts and inadequacies. UAA Theatre actors Aspen Murray and Caleb Bourgeois drop by to talk about this intense Obie Award winning play When You Comin' Back Red Ryder by Mark Medoff. KSKA: Friday 4/5 at 2:45pm
For a week or two in mid-April, a remote mountainside in the Alaska Range becomes one of the biggest towns in Alaska. It’s Arctic Man, a kind of Burning Man for the snow machine set, with the craziest extreme skiing competition you’ve ever heard of. We’ll preview Arctic Man, the speed, the parties, the family fun, and the backcountry travel, with an organizer, a competitor, and a spectator. KSKA: Thursday 4/4 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm