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Take a trip across Alaska without leaving your car, office, home or iPod. AK explores the people and places that make Alaska unique. Visit us online at AKRADIO.ORG for a complete archive or to sign up for e-mail updates.
 
Get news from across Alaska each weekday evening from the stations of the Alaska Public Radio Network (APRN). With a central news room in Anchorage and 25 stations spread across the state, we capture the news in the Voices of Alaska and share them with the world. Tune in to your local APRN station in Alaska, visit us online at APRN.ORG or subscribe to the Alaska News Nightly podcast right here. This is the complete 30-minute program as aired on APRN stations. A separate feed is available wit ...
 
Talk of Alaska is a weekly statewide 1-hour call-in program distributed LIVE on the 25 stations of the Alaska Public Radio Network (APRN). Listen live and participate each Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. or subscribe to this podcast to listen in on the voices of Alaska. Learn more and share your comments with other listeners at APRN.ORG.
 
Line One: Your Health Connection is a weekly health news, interview and call-in program broadcast LIVE on Monday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. on KSKA FM 91.1 in Anchorage, Alaska. Hosted by Dr. Thad Woodard, Line One focuses on the latest developments in health care and features national experts and LIVE call-in discussions of important health issues and topics. Learn more, ask questions and share comments online at KSKA.ORG.
 
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"New Arrivals" is Alaska Public Media's profiles of people who recently moved to Anchorage, one of the most diverse cities in the world. Every Tuesday, we meet a New Arrival from another country, another state, or another part of Alaska. The stories air at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays during Morning Edition here on KSKA, Alaska Public Media.
 
Alaska, like every other state, has problems. But it also has solutions. Some are new and innovative, and some are centuries old. Each week Alaska Public Media's Solutions Desk will highlight what's happening around the state that's making our communities stronger.
 
In Juneau, quirky people, untold stories and little mysteries are as abundant as the rain. For the things about Juneau you can’t Google, why not work with a KTOO reporter to satisfy your curiosity? Curious Juneau is a recurring news feature driven by questions and reporting from our audience, starring you and your questions.
 
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Alaskans love their permanent fund dividends. But for the last three years the amount of the PFD was reduced in order to help balance the budget. Now, the new governor has promised to pay Alaskans for the difference, and make sure that each and every one of us gets thousands of dollars more this year. But the state also has a $1.5 billion dollar deficit. How can lawmakers make the payments and balance the budget? The new podcast, Paying Dividends, will follow along with the legislative sessi ...
 
Let's make sense of the world – together. From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point host Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR.
 
This is Global Weirding. In this series, we're tackling climate issues head on. How do we know this Global Warming thing is even real? Why do scientists say that humans are causing climate change and not just natural cycles like it's been every other time, while many politicians say exactly the opposite. Is climate change behind all the crazy weather we see today? Does fixing climate mean we have to shut down the economy? Why are the Pope and the National Association of Evangelicals piling o ...
 
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The Anchorage landfill countdown on the municipality’s web page shows less than 50 years of capacity. Recycling and composting keeps reusable items out of the landfill. What do you need to know, and where can you find out? UPDATE: Since the recycling/composting program aired Monday morning, here’s a bit of useful info for Mat-Su Valley residents in…
 
A sign cautions drivers entering the landslide zone on Beach Road. November 30, 2021. (Claire Stremple/KTOO) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. Send news tips, questions, and comments to news@alaskapublic.org. Follow Alaska Public Media on Facebook and on Twitter @AKPublicNews. And subscribe to the Alaska News Nightly podcast. Thursday …
 
Tonight, Ben & Billy will be joined by Krendar! We'll be watching some T-Bob, Nugent, AND MORE! DP On Demand: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/drunkenpeasantsondemand/ Become a $25+ Patron to get all Patreon content & On-Demand Included: http://www.patreon.com/dp ExpressVPN: https://www.expressvpn.com/drunkenpeasants Support the show by signing up! Get 3…
 
When linguist John McWhorter hears activists and academics condemn "whiteness" or talk about "centering" people of color, he doesn't hear effective anti-racism. "The issue is what do you do about it? And frankly, it’s not this." He joined Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss how to combat the harms of 'woke racism.'…
 
Michelle Black practices writing her name on her first day of kindergarten. Photographed Aug. 11, 2021 in Napakiak. (Katie Basile/KYUK and The Washington Post) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. Send news tips, questions, and comments to news@alaskapublic.org. Follow Alaska Public Media on Facebook and on Twitter @AKPublicNews. And subs…
 
The star atop Mount Gordon Lyon in the Chugach mountain range at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is lit every year in conjunction with Anchorage’s City of Lights celebration. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman James Richardson) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. Send news tips, questions, and comments to news@alaskapublic.org. Follow A…
 
https://media.ktoo.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/1648-VT-8.mp3 In this newscast: About 2400 people weighed-in on a public opinion survey on tourism in Juneau Wasilla Republican Representative Christopher Kurka joined the growing list of candidates for governor The U.S. Department of Interior says oil and gas companies should pay more to extract fo…
 
Many businesses closed or reduced operations early on during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Abbey Collins/Alaska Public Media) Alaska businesses are facing another holiday season of pandemic problems, this time from shipping delays and price increases that are rippling across the national and international economy. How are they weathering this latest chal…
 
Tiana Caldwell lives in Kansas City, Missouri. And when On Point first spoke with her in May 2020, Tiana had been furloughed from her job and had just received an eviction notice from her landlord. In this radio diary, she joins us with an update on her life. "I fought, I didn't just lay down. It makes you feel like you are not powerless," she says…
 
Travelers exit the International Arrivals area at Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia, on Monday. The Biden administration is banning travel for non-U.S. citizens from several African countries over concerns about the omicron variant. (Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. Send news tips, quest…
 
1 in 5 American health care workers have left the profession since the pandemic hit. The pandemic has pushed what was already a tough situation into crisis mode. And as psychiatrist Wendy Dean sees it, this is more than just burnout. What's driving the pandemic's health care exodus? Cassandra Alexander, Wendy Dean and Elaine Batchlor join Meghna Ch…
 
Oxidized rock colors a valley that would host an open pit mine at the KSM project in British Columbia. Critics fear it could harm Alaska salmon habitat downstream. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. Send news tips, questions, and comments to news@alaskapublic.org. Follow Alaska Public Media on F…
 
Tonight, Ben & Billy will be doing a live review of Tucker Carlson's Rittenhouse interview. DP On Demand: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/drunkenpeasantsondemand/ Save $2 on your first month: https://vimeo.com/r/3m55/LkVZVW41Rn Become a $25+ Patron to get all Patreon content & On-Demand Included: http://www.patreon.com/dp ExpressVPN: https://www.express…
 
Tule geese are a subspecies of white-fronted geese. In Alaska, they spend most of the year near the northern part of Cook Inlet. (USGS Western Ecological Research Center) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. Send news tips, questions, and comments to news@alaskapublic.org. Follow Alaska Public Media on Facebook and on Twitter @AKPublicNew…
 
Tonight, Ben & Billy will be discussing the Twitter fight between Keemstar & The Quartering, Oliver Stone's new JFK movie, AND MORE! #CIAKilledJFK DP On Demand: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/drunkenpeasantsondemand/ Save $2 on your first month: https://vimeo.com/r/3m55/LkVZVW41Rn Become a $25+ Patron to get all Patreon content & On-Demand Included: ht…
 
Lysbeth Skelly, a peer support specialist at The Bridge, shows off her tattoo, which honors her strengths, her family and her recovery journey. (Anne Hillman) Lys Skelly has a lot of things she’s proud of. She has degrees in religious education and in paralegal studies. She was Fairbanks Waitress of the Year in 2012. She recently got married and bo…
 
Pickled fiddlehead ferns, beach asparagus, moose soup and other Indigenous foods served to patients at Alaska Native Medical Center. (Shirley Young/ANMC) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. Send news tips, questions, and comments to news@alaskapublic.org. Follow Alaska Public Media on Facebook and on Twitter @AKPublicNews. And subscribe …
 
https://media.ktoo.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/20211123-News-update.mp3 In this newscast: The state’s plan to get rid of TB screening in schools Public comment open on reinstating the Roadless Rule Juneau pencils out more electric docks Juneau woman organizes clothing drive Man pleads not guilty to federal charges of threatening to kill Alaska’s…
 
Tonight, Ben & Billy will be joined by the Goddamn Podcast! We'll be discussing if Biden will run again, the hostility in Wisconsin, AND MORE! Last Night's TAP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yllUoWqSzFo DP On Demand: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/drunkenpeasantsondemand/ Save $2 on your first month: https://vimeo.com/r/3m55/LkVZVW41Rn Become a $25+ …
 
With the $1 trillion infrastructure act signed into law, state and local officials must now determine how most of that money will be spent. We talk with some of those with the power to make or break the infrastructure law. Gov. Janet Mills, Mayor Acquanetta Warren and Derek Green join Meghna Chakrabarti.…
 
A Yute Commuter Service Cessna 207 caught fire on the Bethel runway on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Leslie Hunter III) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. Send news tips, questions, and comments to news@alaskapublic.org. Follow Alaska Public Media on Facebook and on Twitter @AKPublicNews. And subscribe to the Alaska News Nightly podcast. Mo…
 
Tonight, Ben & Billy will be joined by Asterios! We'll be discussing a very bizarre interview with Kanye West, Snoop Dogg's prediction on the Mike Tyson vs Logan Paul fight, AND MORE! Last Night's TAP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yllUoWqSzFo DP On Demand: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/drunkenpeasantsondemand/ Save $2 on your first month: https://v…
 
The Tongass National Forest is the largest temperate rainforest in the country. With exceptions, the Clinton-era Roadless Rule restricted road building and industrial activity in around 55% of the national forest. Advocates for its repeal said it posed unnecessary hurdles to development projects, like logging, mining, and renewable energy (Erin McK…
 
Next year, Alaska voters will decide whether to hold a new constitutional convention. They’ve rejected similar questions over the past 50 years. But anger over the Permanent Fund dividend is fueling talk of overhauling the Alaska Constitution. Listen to this story: Vic Fischer points to his signature on Alaska’s constitution at his Anchorage home o…
 
Caribou from the Porcupine Caribou Herd in 2007. The herd often calves on the Arctic Coastal Plain. (Andrew Ramey/USGS) The history of caribou, their migrations within the arctic, climate change and the intertwined lives of the people who depend on this fragile ecosystem are captured in Kotzebue-based author Seth Kantner’s latest book, “A Thousand …
 
A chain link fence was set up on part of the perimeter of the Sullivan Arena on Nov. 17, 2021 (Lex Treinen/Alaska Public Media) Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson’s administration has seen a half dozen or so resignations or firings over the past several weeks among officials working on the city’s response to homelessness. That comes at a time when temper…
 
Natasha Aġnaŋuluuraq Gamache. (Natasha Aġnaŋuluuraq Gamache photo) Natasha Aġnaŋuluuraq Gamache is a 40-year-old mother of four. In September, her landlord told her he was raising her rent. “I thought, ‘Crap, I’m gonna have to move,’” she said. It wasn’t a huge increase — a few hundred bucks, she said — but her federal housing assistance limited wh…
 
A Singapore Airlines Cargo plane taxis for departure on Runway 32 at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on April 27, 2013. At the time, the airport ranked fifth in the world for the most air cargo to go through it in 2017. (Creative Commons photo by BriYYZ) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. Send news tips, questions, and comme…
 
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