Kristin Spack

Kristin Spack

State Of The Union Speech 2014

President Obama will deliver his annual State of Union address Tuesday night. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington, the highest-ranking female Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, will deliver the response to the Obama's statement. The speech begins at 5:00 pm AKST. Listen live on KSKA FM 91.1. or watch Channel 7.3 TV

Ice Fishing

What goes on inside those tents you see on the frozen lakes around town? On the next Outdoor Explorer,we’ll find out. The topic is ice fishing. Folks do it on stocked lakes all through the city--that’s another unique thing about Anchorage--and in the backcountry they catch great big fish through the ice. We’ll find out how to do it and why. What’s the attraction of fishing in the middle of winter when the water is frozen? KSKA: Thursday 1/30 at 2:00 and 9:00 pm Listen Now

Don’t Look Now, Your Behavior is Showing!

"What do you do when you're mad?" education consultant, Jo Mascorro asked a room full of adults at the Stone Soup Group 2014 Parent Conference in Anchorage. Responses included: Exercise! Go shooting. Eat. Use my power tools. "Now how many of you go sit in an enclosed room, by yourself and think about why you're mad?" Silence. Forcing listeners to step outside their role as parent or teacher, Jo Moscarro tells parents and teachers, "It's not an adult thing, it's not a kid thing, it's a brain thing!" KSKA: Tuesday 1/28 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm Listen Now

Parenting the Modern Teen: High Risk Behavior

What happens when adolescent angst crosses the line and turns into very high risk behaviors that can have dire and lasting consequences for a child? On the next Line One we will look at how parents should respond when faced with such issues as substance abuse, criminal behavior, violent behavior, and severe emotional disturbances. Returning as guests will be adolescent therapists Robert Rhodes, Whitney Whitman, and Dr. Ebony McLain-Owens. KSKA: Monday 1/27 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm Listen Now

The State Of The Arts In Alaska

Perhaps you've heard of the Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA). But just what do they do? And why are they vital to  health and well being of artists in Alaska? Find out from the ASCA's  Executive Director.  She will also share some of the exciting details of her job and her personal path to becoming an Arts leader. Get a sneak preview of the Governor's Arts Awards  as well it's  history on the next Alaska Radio Reader Rambler. KSKA: Monday 1/27 at 1:30 pm

Rock Island Line: January 12, 2014

Here’s the music playlist from Rock Island Line with Steve Grabacki and Marianne Kerr. All tracks played are listed below in the following format: Song Title Artist / Composer CD Title Label Duration Rock Island Line Little Richard with Fishbone Folkways: A...

State of the State

Governor Sean Parnell will deliver his annual State of the State address Wednesday, January 22. Democrats will have an opportunity to comment on the Governor's remarks or to present their version of a state of the state. Listen to the live broadcast from Juneau, Wednesday at 7:00 PM on KSKA FM 91.1. As It Happens will return next week.

Winter Camping and Snowshoeing

The summer season for sleeping outdoors is short, but there’s still a lot of Alaska out there in the winter with wonderful backcountry recreation and easy travel on snowshoes, when the rivers are frozen and it almost never rains. We’ll be talking about winter camping and snowshoeing. It’s not as crazy as it sounds. You can be comfortable, have great access to the backcountry, and sleep under the most amazing dome of stars. KSKA: Thursday 1/23 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm Listen Now

Escape from Communist Czechoslovakia

On the next Addressing Alaskans, local librarian Jarmilla Henderson talks about growing up in Czechoslovakia and her narrow escape of the communist country in 1982. "The communists based their power on fear because people were so afraid. The pressure was immense." Her talk was recorded at the Experience Theater in Anchorage at an event hosted by the Alaska Veterans Museum. KSKA: Tuesday 1/21 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm Listen Now

Alaska News Nightly: January 15, 2014

EPA Releases Watershed Assessment For Bristol Bay. Mixed Reaction To EPA Assessment. Begich Introduces Izembek Road Bill. State Releases Terms Of Pipeline Deal. State Selects North Slope Gas Partner. “Irregularities” Found In State Crime Lab Drug Samples. $500 Tickets To Be Issued For Spice, Bath Salts. New Study Shows Alaska Natives Are More Vulnerable To Flu. Listen Now

Community Skating

Here’s an Alaska moment. It’s a weekend afternoon, you’ve been stuck indoors all day, you see that beautiful winter light in the sky, and you say, ‘let’s go skating.’ Half an hour later, you’re gliding over a frozen pond with your neighbors, getting rosy cheeks, and looking forward to hot chocolate. We're talking about ice skating, the casual community kind, where everyone can participate and enjoy a winter day with friends. KSKA: Thursday 1/16 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm Listen Now

Everyone You Meet is Your Teacher

This week on Addressing Alaskans, Fairbanks grown Michael Carey reflects how newspapers and books have shaped his career as an Alaska news man. "Newspapers were my teachers." Reporting on Alaska news and politics at the Anchorage Daily New and Alaska Public Media for over three decades, Carey recounts his most memorable communications with readers and unforgettable interviews with influential Alaskans in his talk "Everyone You Meet is Your Teacher: What the Buddha Taught and Alaska Newspaperman." KSKA: Tuesday 1/14 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm Listen Now

Antibiotic Overuse and Resistance

We humans have the tendency to overdo a good thing. On the next Line One, we will discuss an example of this principle, antibiotic overuse and subsequent microbial resistance to antibiotics with Dr. Michael Bell, Deputy Director of CDC′s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion. KSKA: Monday 1/13 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm Listen Now

Soul to Soul: December 28, 2013

re’s the music playlist from the December 28, 2013 edition of Soul to Soul with Marvel and Sherry Johnson. All tracks played are listed below in the following format: Song Title Artist Name Album Label Duration Heaven Sent EP (Just...

Citizen Ski Racing

Tour of Anchorage 2013 from ATMI on Vimeo.

You don't have to be an Olympian to participate in a Nordic ski race. Anchorage has races for the rest of us, where fast skiers can duel at the front while older and less competitive skiers push their personal limits. The Tour of Anchorage is the biggest race of the year, with up to 2,000 contestants covering up to 50 kilometers, but local volunteers organize many other cross-country ski races during the winter that are open to anyone willing to try. KSKA: Thursday 1/9 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm Listen Now

365 Days of Big Wildlife

On the next Addressing Alaskans, take a month-by-month look at the year ahead through the eyes of area wildlife biologist, Jessy Coltrane. "April is tax day and remove your bird feeder month!"  "I like to call May, 'Who's poop is this?'" Stories of hammock entangled moose, even swing set wearing moose are interwoven into Jessy's talk entitled, "365 Days of Big Wildlife: Managing Wildlife Conflicts in Alaska's Biggest City," recorded at a BLM Campbell Creek Science Center Fireside Chat in December. KSKA: Tuesday 1/7 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm Listen Now

The Global Fund

For the United States the leading cause of death between one year and 45 years of age is unintentional injury, causing about 120,000 deaths for all age groups; but for the majority of the world’s population infections remain the leading killers. Malaria alone kills about 660,000 people per year. The Global Fund, our topic on Line One, seeks to fund the fight against HIV AIDS tuberculosis and malaria. KSKA: Monday 1/7 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm Listen Now

I Know You’re Out There

Hear stories of missed connections, treasure maps and chasing the dream on the next Arctic Entries Radio Hour.  “I know you’re out there" is the theme for all of these stories originally told in February 2013 at the Snow Goose Theatre in Anchorage as part of the Arctic Entries live event. KSKA: Wednesday 1/1 at 2:00 pm

Soul to Soul: December 21, 2013

Here’s the music playlist from the December 21, 2013 edition of Soul to Soul with Marvel and Sherry Johnson. All tracks played are listed below in the following format: Song Title Artist Name Album Label Duration Joyful Christmas Divine Brown 3:30 Little Drummer...

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Anchorage Theatre Youth have been having this extraordinary adventure for the last few years thanks to South's Erin Dagon Mitchell last year and this year David Block is taking West High for an encore. This year will feature an original musical by David Block, the Drama Teacher at West. Find out more about this amazing international gathering of theatre companies, what it takes to get there, and the impact it has on those involved. KSKA: Monday 12/30 at 1:30 pm Listen Now