This week on Addressing Alaskans, listen to nature writer, Gary Paul Nabhan's keynote address recorded at the 2013 Alaska Botanical Garden annual spring conference. In his talk entitled, "Traditional Foods at Risk in Salmon Nation: Threatened Wild & Cultivated Plants," Nabhan details how we can save at risk plants, underlining the important of diverse food systems. KSKA: Tuesday 4/2 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
You've all heard the ubiquitous "please turn off your cell phones" before performances, but this time it takes on a new meaning as Cyrano's Theatre Company presents Sarah Ruhl's Dead Man's Cell Phone. Director Codie Costello and Actor Josh Lowman join Stage Talk this week to talk "face-to-face" (no texting, please) with Jean and Steve about this wildly imaginative new comedy opening March 29th and running through April 21st. KSKA: Friday March 29 at 2:45 pm
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
There's a new theatre in town called TossPot Productions and they're starting off their premier season with a powerful offering--A Gulag Mouse by Arthur M. Jolly. Actor/Producer Jill Sowerwine and Actor/Scenic Artist Morgan Mitchell drop by Stage Talk to give an insider's look at this new company and this exciting play opening at Out North Theatre and running March 22nd through April 7th. KSKA: Friday 3/22 at 2:45pm
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 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
Chances are that you or someone you know suffers from some degree of emotional or mental health problem. Fortunately there are resources available to assist people with optimizing their mental health. On the next Line One, guest host Prentiss Pemberton will have local mental health experts in studio to discuss mental illness and what treatment options are available. KSKA: Monday 3/18 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Gilbert and Sullivan come to the stage as Anchorage Opera produces Pirates of Penzance. Stage Director Bill Fabris and Executive Director Kevin Patterson join Jean this week to talk about this very popular comic opera closing out the company's season performing at the Discovery Theatre April 5, 6 and 7th.
KSKA: Friday 3/15 at 2:45pm
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
"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
Take the sensibilities of a classic TV sitcom like Father Knows Best, combine it with a nuclear war and toss in a little bit of George Romero's Night of the Living Dead and you have what it takes to spend a night At Home With The Clarks. Join Playwright Rand Higbee, Executive Director Bill Cotton and Actor Bill McAllister as they talk about the world premier of this hilarious comedy produced by Anchorage Community Theatre opening March 9th and running through the 31st. KSKA: Friday 3/8 at 2:45pm
Iditarod dog teams have as much in common with your pet as an Indy car and a tricycle, but there is something in between. Dog mushing is a recreational sport for families, too. On this Outdoor Explorer, we’ll learn about using sled dogs for fun and transportation with the mom of a local mushing family, and a Denali guide who takes out newbies daily. KSKA Thursday 3/7 at 2:00 pm, repeating at 7:00 pm
"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
The number of Americans who practice yoga increased nearly 30 percent in the past four years. The latest figures shows that over 20 million Americans are now practicing, about 9 percent of U.S. adults. The top reasons to practice yoga were to improve flexibility and overall conditioning, and for stress relief. On the next Line One we will explore evidence for benefit as well as risk of the use of yoga for health benefits. KSKA: Monday 3/4 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
It's a toe-tapping, bluegrass retelling of the Book of Matthew as Wayne Mitchell (washboard) and Bob Fairchild (bass) drop by the studio to talk about TBA's upcoming production of Harry Chapin's Cotton Patch Gospel, opening on March 8th and running through the 17th at APU's Grant Hall Theatre.
KSKA: Friday 3/1 at 2:45pm
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
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
The audience tries to "figure it out" in both of Valley Performing Arts' upcoming productions of Clue: The Musical which opens February 22nd and runs through March 17th and The Sting which opens April 5th and runs through the 21st. Cast members from both shows join Jean and Steve to give hints about these exciting productions.
KSKA: Friday 2/22 at 2:45pm
"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
"Sense" and "Sensibility" otherwise known as Taylor Campbell (Marianne) and Andrea Staats-Rober (Elinor) join Stage Talk this week to discuss UAA Department of Theatre and Dance's upcoming production of the classic Jane Austin novel Sense and Sensibility as adapted for the stage by acclaimed playwright Jon Jory. Sense and Sensibility opens on the UAA Main Stage on February 22nd and runs through March 10th. KSKA: Friday 2/15 at 2:45pm