Hometown, Alaska: Susitna Dam

In the 1970s and 80s, the dream of building the Susitna power project consumed years of debate and millions of dollars for environmental studies before state officials decided the cost was too high. It’s back. On the next Hometown, Alaska, host Charles Wohlforth and his guests examine the new incarnation of the Sustina dam, called low Wantana. Do we need it? Can we afford it? Can we get off fossils fuels without it? Participate in the conversation Wednesday afternoon from 2:00 – 3:00 pm on KSKA.

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HOST: Charles Wohlforth, independent journalist and Alaskan author


LIVE: Wednesday, March 16, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.

REPEAT: Wednesday, March 16, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.


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