Tag: Talk of Alaska

Taming the Iditarod Trail

The Iditarod Trail was once a way to reach mining communities. Most of that is long gone, but economic activity has been returning to the trail in recent years. A mining road will be used to replace a dangerous set of switchbacks this year, and that could be just the beginning.
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    Health Care Cost Solutions

    What if your insurance company helped you build a healthier grocery list or your work place paid part of your gym membership? Last time on Talk of Alaska we discussed the staggering cost of health care in the state and now we'll talk about solutions. KSKA: Tuesday, 2/21 @ 10:00am

    The Undersea Aleutians

    We know more about outer space than we do about the undersea environment of our own planet. This is especially true in the mysterious waters of the Aleutian Islands, where unknown creatures and plants are being discovered. KSKA: Tuesday, 1/24 @ 10:00am

    What’s Behind Climate Change Denial?

    Public opinion polls show growing doubt that human activities are responsible for climate warming. Some analysts say this doubt is being manufactured by interest groups. Is denying climate change the same as denying the harmful effects of tobacco? KSKA: Tuesday, 1/10 at 10:00am

    The Spirit of Food

    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

    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.


    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

    The 11th Annual Anchorage International Film Festival

    In the long dark nights of December, the movie screens of Anchorage light up for a film festival that every year transports movie-goers to exotic places all over the world and in the country of the imagination. We’ll have a preview of the 11th Annual Anchorage International Film Festival on the next Talk of Alaska. KSKA: Tuesday, 11/29 @ 10:00am

    Predator Control on the Kenai

    Aerial Predator Control is always controversial. And now its being proposed for the Kenai Peninsula for the first time. Advocates say its necessary to boost moose hunting opportunities for Alaska residents. But conservation groups say predators aren't causing the problem. KSKA: Tuesday 11/1 at 10:00 am

    Medicare in Alaska

    Alaskan seniors are seeing changes to Medicare under the federal Affordable Care Act. Dates for enrolling in prescription drug plans or changing existing plans are now earlier. What else do Alaskans need to know about changes to Medicare? What is a Medical Home? How is the shortage of doctors who will take Medicare patients in Alaska being addressed? KSKA & APRN: Tuesday 10/11 at 10:00 am

    The Alaska Ecosystem

    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

    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

    U.S. Senate Business

    Tuesday, August 23 at 10:00 am It’s August recess time for the U.S. Congress – when members get back in touch with their districts. Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski is looking for ways to advance her issues in a Senate controlled by Democrats, even as those Democrats find all sorts of bills in front of them that were passed by the Republican- controlled House.

    Visitor Expectations

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    The ACLU

    Tuesday, July 12 at 10:00am It hasn’t been an easy job trying to protect our rights during a war on terror and a war on drugs. But Anthony Romero was ready to answer the challenge.

    The Supreme Court and Student’s Rights

    Tuesday, July 5 at 10:00am The banner was not on school property, but the court said a principal at Juneau-Douglas High School had a right to tear it down.

    The Alaska Food Challenge

    Tuesday, June 28 at 10:00am Is it possible? Is it desirable? A group of Alaskans has pledged to eat only food from Alaska for a year.