Tag: Talk of Alaska

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.

AK@100, Part One

Tuesday, June 21 at 10:00am What sort of place will Alaska be in 2059, after one hundred years of statehood?

Is it Time for a New Treaty with Alaska Natives?

Once again we are hearing calls to change the 40-year-old Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The corporations formed under the Act have become major players in the state’s economy, and with their partnerships they are spreading around the world.

Alaska News Nightly: June 8, 2011

Scientists Says Ketchikan Facing 'Massive' PSP Event, Critics Label Redistricting Plan ‘Flawed’, Special Session Cost Alaska At Least $960,018, Hastings Fire Expected to Increase, and more...

Senators Warn Against Letting Coastal Zone Management Program Die

Alaska’s U.S. Senators are continuing to warn the state that letting the Coastal Zone Management Program die could have dire consequences.

Bering Sea Chinook and Chum Bycatch

The Bering Sea groundfish trawl fleet began catching more and more salmon at the turn of the 21st century. Meanwhile, Yukon River salmon runs began to dwindle. On the next Talk of Alaska, we’ll hear what is being done to reduce salmon bycatch, and talk about whether it’s enough.

Talk of Alaska: Our National Parks

Ken Burns’ latest documentary is debuting SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27. This time the popular filmmaker takes a look at our national parks. And while millions of...

HUD Secretary Announces Block Grants for Tribes

The early signs are that Alaska's Native tribal governments are going to get a significant boost from the Obama administration cabinet members visiting this...