Tag: Steve Heimel

Alaska’s Natural Gas

The push for a pipeline to deliver natural gas from the North Slope to market has been a long one, and opinions differ on how soon it might become a reality. And now the need for gas is rising within the state of Alaska. The cost of any gas line would be enormous. We’ll be talking about the investment prospects for a natural gas pipeline on the next Talk of Alaska. KSKA: Tuesday 3/19 at 10:00 am Download Audio

The Spirit of Food

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Cosmologists tell us that we are made of atoms born in super-novas. Our planet was spun into existence by creative forces, and our bodies know how to transform what we eat into what it takes to keep us going. People all over the world give thanks for this – some with every meal.

The Year in Review – 2011

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In 2011, Alaska was raked by storms and federal budget cuts began to be felt. A special session of the Legislature on coastal zone management went nowhere. Lawmakers whose corruption convictions were overturned were convicted again. We’ll be talking about the news of the past year on the last Talk of Alaska of 2011.

Predators

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Wildlife management policymakers tend to talk about “sound science” - until science doesn’t support what they want to do. On the next Talk of Alaska we’ll talk about how to find the truth about wildlife when that truth is unwelcome and inconvenient. KSKA: Tuesday, 12/13 @ 10:00am

Local Food

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Whether it’s rising food prices, health concerns, sustainability goals or a desire for high quality ingredients, the rush is on for local food in Alaska. Now is the time when Community Supported Agriculture producers look over the results of this year’s season and begin taking on clients for next year.

The Alaska Ecosystem

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Changing climate is prompting responses from many different species. Among the first to adapt are predators and insects. Tracking our eco-system is the subject of the next Talk of Alaska. The spruce bark beetle and the great white shark are feasting in Alaska. APRN & KSKA: Tuesday 9/20 at 10:00 am

Alaska Communications History

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There was a time when Alaska was a breaking new ground in the field of telecommunications. VHF, public broadcasting and satellites all made a big difference in the life of rural Alaskans. The next edition of Talk of Alaska features one of our state’s telecommunications pioneers – Doctor Alex Hills. APRN & KSKA: Tuesday 9/13 at 10:00 am

Fort Wainwright Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

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A Fort Wainwright Stryker Brigade soldier was killed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan Friday.

Visitor Expectations

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Tuesday, August 16 @ 10:00 am If you are new to Alaska, what’s the most important thing you wish somebody had told you before you got here? If you have visitors who are new to Alaska, what do you tell them? Do they believe you? On the next Talk of Alaska, we’re looking for things our visitors may need to know, but may not believe.

Kenai Group Urges Fish and Game Against Sockeye Set-Net Opening

The Kenai River Sportsfising Association is raising the alarm about the late run of Kenai River King Salmon again. Saturday they urged the Fish and Game department to reconsider its Sockeye set-net opening at the river's mouth because an estimate by the Association shows the escapement goal for the Kings will not be reached.

Interior Secretary Salazar Visiting Alaska

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is in Alaska, along with his deputy, David Hayes. They will meet with Alaska businesses this morning and then have a press availability.

Broadband Connectivity for Rural Alaska

Tuesday, August 9 at 10:00am It’s a new frontier in the telecommunications world. A fiber-optic cable has been placed under Lake Illiamna, in remote western Alaska, to bring broad-band internet access to villages across a large swath of the state.

Fuel Truck Rolls Over Near Manley Hot Springs

A fuel truck rolled over near Manley Hot Springs Thursday, but the state Environmental Conservation Department says the spill was minor. The semi, belonging to Colville Fuels, slipped off the muddy road into the ditch and the spill was from the cab, not the tank.

Body of Missing Hiker Recovered Near Herbert River

A hiker was found dead Tuesday near Juneau. James Reese, 42, was reported missing on Monday. His vehicle was found at the Herbert Glacier Trail trailhead and body was found near the Herbert River.

The Alaska Permanent Fund

Tuesday, August 2 at 10:00 am The Permanent Fund’s losses of 2008 are fading into the past and the dividend applications are in. Now that the fiscal year has ended, we’ll soon have a better idea of the size of the dividend.

Midair Collision Kills Four Near Trapper Creek

A mid-air crash Saturday between two single engine floatplanes in the Oilwell Road area south of Trapper Creek killed a family, whose plane crashed and burned.

The Alaska Permanent Fund

The Permanent Fund’s losses of 2008 are fading into the past and the dividend applications are in. Now that the fiscal year has ended, we’ll soon have a better idea of the size of the dividend.

Army ID’s Soldier Found Dead on Fort Winwright

A soldier found dead of a gunshot wound at Fort Wainwright early Monday morning has been identified as a 40-year-old mechanic.

Girl Dies in Mountainview Fire

Wednesday, a child died in a fire in Anchorage's Mountainview neighborhood. The girl, age five or six, was not identified.

One Dies After Sterling Highway Vehicle Crash

There has been yet another fatal crash on the Sterling Highway. Marcie Toth, 56, of Kenai died when her car hit a pickup truck stopped for a turn at a Ninilchik store.