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Get in-depth news from the Anchorage, Alaska metro area each week from KSKA Public Radio's local reporters: Len Anderson (Anchorage) and Ellen Lockyer (Mat-Su Borough). Learn more at KSKA.ORG.
 
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Ideas, info and adventure for active Alaskans.
 
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KSKA Public Radio (kska.org) and the Alaska World Affairs Council (alaskaworldaffairs.org) bring you a series of speakers from around the world discussing matters of politics, economics, history, culture and more. You can attend the live speaking events in Anchorage or subscribe to this podcast.
 
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Portugal. The Man going at it. Visible from left are Zach Carothers, John Gourley and Eric Howk. (From Portugal. The Man website) There they are, as the January 28, 2018 Grammy night gets underway, doing a red-carpet interview, Zach and John. Their song, “Feel It Still,” written during a 45-minute break from working on “Live in the Moment,” was ...…
 
Anchorage Fire Chief Jodie Hettrick (Photo courtesy Municipality of Anchorage) Anchorage has a new fire chief, and for the first time in the history of Alaska’s largest city, it’s a woman. Listen now Jodie Hettrick has been appointed to lead the Anchorage Fire Department, according to an announcement Wednesday from the mayor’s office. Hettrick ...…
 
“Ultimate de Oro EAFIT 2012” from Flickr user Universidad EAFIT On the next Outdoor Explorer we have a variety of stories about organized sports and kids. We’re starting with a discussion of Ultimate Frisbee. If you thought it was a disorganized hippie activity, you have much to learn. We’re going to hear about serious ultimate and the group in ...…
 
Summer reading in Alaska is not about stretching out on a white sandy beach skimming paperbacks. For us, it’s done on boat decks, docks, tents and mountain havens. So what would be more Alaskan? I searched under “cabin reading.” Who knew there’s a whole movement of building tiny cabins off the grid, just to read. For fun and to feed your imagin ...…
 
Alaska Railroad train at Spencer Glacier. Photo by Frank Kovalchek of Anchorage, 2009 We Alaskans have a unique way to get into the backcountry, on our state-owned railroad or ferry system — two of the most fun forms of transportation around. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll celebrate how the train and ferries can get families out to adventu ...…
 
Translators from East High, l-r, are Anisa Lee, Shoua Xiong and Ka Sia Ziong. (Photo by Kathleen McCoy) In February this year, I attended a Festival of Stories at the BP Energy Center, organized and hosted by Keys to Life, a local nonprofit that promotes an inclusive community through rich arts and cultural experiences. The whole day was filled ...…
 
Tim Middleton. We humans can live a long time, long enough to do a lot and see a lot. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we have a climber who topped some of the world’s greatest peaks… 50 years ago and then never stopped. We’ll also be joined by one of Alaska’s toughest runners, who completed more than 60 marathons and helped start some of Alaska’s ...…
 
These shoes can expand as needed. (Photo courtesy Pandere Shoes) Take a look at your feet. Chances are, you have the same size shoe on each foot. But for lots of people managing common medical challenges (like diabetes, arthritis, circulation issues, edema) the story isn’t that simple. Often they buy shoes several sizes too big, which causes ot ...…
 
Are we afraid to grow a relationship with Christ?
 
A view of Chugach State Park from Mt. Eklutna. (Emily Russell/Alaska Public Media) The Chugach Mountains behind Anchorage might be as familiar as your bedroom wall, but they’re still big, rugged peaks with plenty of hard miles in them. Our guests on the next Outdoor Explorer have done those miles. We’ll talk with mountain runners who have compl ...…
 
Alaska’s Commissioner of Corrections, Dean Williams, joins co-hosts Senior Judge Elaine Andrews and Shelly Wozniak, to take a look at life “behind the walls” of Alaska’s prisons. Dean Williams, Commissioner for the Alaska Department of Corrections Williams spent more than 30 years working in the state’s justice system. He worked for 12 years as ...…
 
Sea otter capture. Photo: USGS Most people love sea otters. But many of us also love clams, crab, and other shellfish too. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll talk about otters and try to understand how they may have changed the coastal ecosystem. We’ll also meet a tribal leader in Sitka who is doing something about it, with a sea otter hunt th ...…
 
It’s May, and along with soaking up Southcentral’s unfurling spring green, we also listen for he rustle and rhythm of Spenard Jazz Fest 2018, now in its 11th year. On the next Hometown Alaska, we’ll welcome founder and musician Yngvil Vatn Guttu and two festival artists. Dan MacElrath of the Dan Mac Trio and John “Pypes” Teamer will tease to th ...…
 
The cover for the book “A Wild Promise” courtesy: Debbie S. Miller. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we have two visions of wilderness a bit different than the gritty version you’re used to hearing. In the first half, we’ll hear from an author and photographer who created a new book about Prince William Sound, packed with beautiful pictures. We’ll ...…
 
Last December, we hosted public affairs representative Kirk Larson from the Social Security Administration to take your questions on all issues related to Social Security. It was a lively discussion, and we decided to invite him back to continue the information flow. Here is how we introduced him then: Sixty-six million Americans benefit from S ...…
 
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From “Rethinking Housing,” Housing Anchorage, 2015 Finding a place to live in Southcentral can be hard. Some of our housing stock is old. And different populations have different needs, such as seniors, workforce renters, and buyers looking for that first starter home, or to upgrade to a larger house as the family grows. This discussion isn’t n ...…
 
Besides Atka villagers, many others are buried in the Killisnoo cemetery. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO) This week on the program we are taking a, somewhat humorous, but scientifically accurate look, at whether a zombie apocalypse, or other devastating plague could affect the arctic. We’re featuring Michael Bruce who is a public health physician and ...…
 
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What’s your retirement fantasy? How about sailing from Alaska to Mexico and exploring the warm waters there? On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll feature a couple who did just that, sailed away the day after finishing work, and returned back into port in Alaska four years later. Along the way, they tested their boat and their marriage. And they ...…
 
Alaska is the only state with a statute governing youth courts. Alaska Youth Court (AYC) operates under Alaska Statute 47.12.400, which authorizes youth courts to hear, determine, and dispose of cases involving a minor who commits a misdemeanor. For defendants who participate and complete the process, court records of their offense are sealed a ...…
 
The Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea will be Kikkan Randall’s fifth Olympics. (Emily Russell/Alaska Public Media) If Alaska were a country, she would be our national hero. Kikkan Randall, the Olympic gold medal skier, joins us on the next Outdoor Explorer. Randall is, of course, a household name in Alaska, where we’ve been watching her ...…
 
The student petition that launched the discussion on changing school start times. It began with a petition on www.change.org by a West High sophomore, Matthew Park. That petition reads: In order to promote the health and education of our students, the Anchorage School District must push back starting times in high schools to 8:30 AM. As of Frid ...…
 
On previous episodes of this program we’ve heard a lot about how, in the past, Alaska and Russia helped to melt the ‘Ice Curtain’. That was an important time in US and Russian relations. Things are a little different today though, and this program asks the question “Are we headed back to the cold?” We’ll hear 5 main topics and issues: 1. Recent ...…
 
Officials in Anchorage and the State of Alaska say they are partnering to prosecute more cases of domestic violence and serious property crime in the city. Listen now Under an agreement announced Friday, an Anchorage city prosecutor will work on felony cases in the state District Attorney’s office. Until now, city prosecutors have not typically ...…
 
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game recently closed or restricted king salmon fishing for the coming season in the Susitna River and Little Susitna drainage, and cut commercial fishing in the northern Cook Inlet. The problem is not enough kings. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll explore why this is happening and the impact of this decision ...…
 
Screen shot of DACA images from across the United States. What is the DACA story here in Alaska? On the next Hometown Alaska, we’ll meet two Alaska residents who are living this reality. We’ll find out how they arrived in the U.S. under the age of 16, how Alaska became home, how their life has progressed here and what they are busy doing in Ala ...…
 
Larry Rivers speaking at a World Matters event hosted by the Alaska World Affairs Council. Photo: Robin Spaulding. We’re featuring something a little different on the program this week. We’ll hear from a World Matters storytelling event titled “Foreign Faux Pas – Stories of Navigating Cultural Differences.” Formatted in the style of Arctic Entr ...…
 
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Lonnie Dupre takes a self-portrait from inside a snow cave during his 2012 ascent attempt on Denali. Photo courtesy Lonnie Dupre. Whereas having somebody else along is often safer and more fun, solo trips into the wilderness can sometimes be the most memorable. Whether by choice or necessity, these experiences offer a chance to get to know ones ...…
 
Medical professionals prescribing controlled substances in Alaska are now required to provide hard numbers. (Photo by Aaron Bolton/KBBI) On the next Hometown Alaska, we will meet leaders in the grassroots movement to respond to the opioid crisis. These are recovering addicts, and moms of addicts, who are helping get users into recovery, and wor ...…
 
A group of storytellers at a Trail Tales event. Photo: Alaska Trails Alaska Trails is excited to present the Trail Tales storytelling series. With a new format and partnered with a different community trail group each time. ​In the spirit of Arctic Entries, storytellers will share seven minute stories about their trail experiences, adventures a ...…
 
Kirk Alkire carries dog tags of 53 Fort Richardson soldiers who died in Iraq, on Alkire’s final deployment. Photo: Murphy McCollough/Office of Rep. Don Young The next Outdoor Explorer is dedicated entirely to two of the most impressive people we’ve recently met, both military veterans whose service became deeply linked to the outdoors. We’ll he ...…
 
We’ve all seen the outside of the red brick building on Sixth Avenue downtown that is home to the FBI. But few of us meet agents and get the chance to talk about the work they do here in Alaska and the north. Recent headlines are a window into their commitments. In February, the FBI partnered with local law enforcement to target car thefts in A ...…
 
Exercise Plays Vital Role Maintaining Brain Health, Photo: Flickr user A Health Blog On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’re talking about a key part of the body for your outdoor explorations, the brain. I’m Charles Wohlforth. New research shows that being active can make you smarter, growing parts of the brain, and keep your brain healthy as you a ...…
 
Photo courtesy of ML&P. Voters will decide over the coming weeks if Anchorage will have one electric utility or two. On the next Hometown Alaska, join us as we explore the reasons behind the proposed sale of Municipal Light and Power to Chugach Electric Association and ask your questions, including the impact on rates, taxes, jobs and energy. L ...…
 
On the program this week we get to learn about the Alaskan Consular Corps. We’ll answer some questions like “who are consuls?” “why do we have them in Alaska?” and “what do they do?” This was a panel discussion featuring a number of distinguished consuls sharing with us what their jobs entail and what to expect when traveling to their home coun ...…
 
A junior ski jumper at the Karl Eid Jumping Complex. Photo: Eric Bork, Alaska Public Media We have some fun people to introduce you to on the next Outdoor Explorer: twin brothers came in to talk with us. They’re beer brewers, who are fanatic for snow machine-assisted backcountry skiing. This is where you ski or board remote powder slopes, but w ...…
 
“This way to the bathroom” from Flickr user: m01229 Hometown Alaska will address choices voters will soon make on the future of Anchorage in our next two shows. Coming up first, we’ll have both an advocate and opponent of Proposition 1, an ordinance that would regulate gender in public bathrooms by birth certificate rather than identity. It is ...…
 
“Homer Beachcombing” from Flickr user: Dan Love We’re excited that we got to sit down with the guests on this week’s Outdoor Explorer to learn about the strange, circular ocean currents swirling around the North Pacific. These currents sometimes carry Asian debris to Alaska shores and, as we’ll hear, bring pieces of Alaska shipwrecks to Hawaii. ...…
 
So, big news! Alaska Public Media turns 40 years old this year, Bede Trantina retires, and Shelly Wozniak returns. Bede started as a volunteer in 1979, and when on-air staff needed some vacation relief, she stepped in. She says from the very start she knew public radio was home. Many listeners have been cheered over the years by her optimistic ...…
 
This week we’ll explore an answer to the question “Will killing the Nuclear Deal bring the US and Iran closer to war?” It’s a complicated topic, but today’s speaker, Trita Parsi, an expert on US-Iranian relations, is as qualified as anyone to answer it. LISTEN HERE GUESTS: Trita Parsi is an award winning author and the 2010 recipient of the Gra ...…
 
A (fledgling) peregrine falcon. Photo: Nick Hajdukovich, USFWS Birds of prey are much more than symbols, like the bald eagle, they’re with us as apex predators atop the food web. They’re inspiring in their fierceness and their amazing physical abilities, with their sharp claws and eyes, and they are among the most exiting birds to see in the wi ...…
 
Unless you commit a crime yourself, or you work in the legal field, your chances of participating in the judicial system often come down to this: serving on a jury. Jury trials have been exciting events throughout history. The first in recorded history convicted Greek philosopher Socrates in 399 B.C. of “disregarding the gods and goddesses and ...…
 
In a time when the political climate paints our country and Russia as very distrustful of one another, we’re bringing you a show about a time when Alaskans and Russians were reunited and found they shared a common heritage. We’re going to hear incredible tales from key players in melting the Alaska-Russia Ice Curtain in the mid-1980s discuss ho ...…
 
On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’re focusing on winter sports and, for all those Olympics junkies listening, the question on your mind, how do I get my kid on a Wheatie’s box? The best answer seems to be– cool it. Those amazing elite athletes create themselves. We’ll learn from the people who know best, with tips on how parents can — and should ...…
 
Recent lost animals at Anchorage Animal Care and Control. Posted February 7 on Facebook by AACC. When Hometown Alaska recently invited listeners to identify programs they’d like to hear (we make this request during our annual ‘All Ears’ shows), callers asked for information on how Anchorage is coping with strays. We found out, and that’s the to ...…
 
Anchorage skiers from Alaska Pacific University will be among those competing at the U.S. Cross Country Championships. (Emily Russell, Alaska Public Media) The winter Olympics are here, and Alaska is sending the most athletes ever. Half the nordic ski team is from Alaska, and six of those skiers are going with their siblings. We’ll talk with Am ...…
 
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