Monica Gokey, KSKA - Anchorage


Message In A Bottle Washes Up On Kenai Shore After 9 Years Adrift

Nearly nine years ago on Christmas Eve, a German sailor in the north Pacific sent out a message the old-fashioned way: rolled up in a bottle.

Q2 Earnings Reports Show It’s a Tough Time for Oil

As Shell’s Fennica icebreaker endured a standoff with Greenpeace protesters in Oregon last week, the company was also contending with the release of a dismal second quarter earnings report.

‘Shell No’ Protesters Turn Back the Fennica Thursday Morning

"Shell No" is the theme of a protest that happened this week as Shell's Fennica icebreaker tried to head north after undergoing repairs in Oregon. The protest was disbanded by the Coast Guard and local authorities late Thursday afternoon, and the Fennica is currently en route to the Arctic. Download Audio

Without Troopers, Girdwood Looks For New Law Enforcement

At the end of the year, Alaska State Troopers says it will close their post in Girdwood. The town’s quest to court a new source of law enforcement is off to a rocky start. Download Audio

Alaska Shoppers Greet H&M With Gusto

Hundreds waited in line Thursday for global fashion retailer H&M to open its new store in Anchorage. Even as the state feels the squeeze of low oil prices, Alaska shoppers are still keen to lay down their dollars on national brands. Download Audio

Homefield Advantage: Baseball In The Far North

Alaskans carved diamonds from wilderness, transformed ice and snow into fields, and played ball under the midnight sun. Join Anchorage historian Katie Ringsmuth for an hour of baseball talk. KSKA: Tuesday, July 7, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m. Listen Now:

King Harald V of Norway

King Harald V of Norway addresses the Alaska World Affairs Council alongside a panel of Arctic experts, including Craig Fleener, Fran Ulmer and Borge Ousland. KSKA: Tuesday, June 2, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

Norwegian Monarch Visits Alaska, Urges Action on Climate Change

The King of Norway visited Anchorage on Wednesday bearing a message of goodwill, and the message that climate change is a priority for all Arctic nations. Download Audio:

Healthcare Costs in Alaska

Heathcare costs are rising, and things here are already more expensive in Alaska than they are in the Lower 48. How does the cost of healthcare affect the state’s fiscal future? That’s up for debate at a forum hosted by Alaska Common Ground. KSKA: Tuesday, May 26, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m. Download Audio:

‘Ridiculously Resilient Ridge’ Returns This Winter

Odds are you heard at least one person make a crack about moving the Iditarod to Boston this winter. It’s the second year Alaska had a mild winter while people in the Northeast got hammered. There’s a new weather pattern with a funny name that’s contributing to some of the mess. Download Audio:

‘State of the Force’ with Anchorage Police Chief Mark Mew

Anchorage Police Chief Mark Mew addresses the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. Hear the police chief’s take on the status of the city’s police force and on what you’ve been hearing about police in the media. KSKA: Tuesday, May 19, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m. Download Audio:

Cyberthreats: A New Strategic Battleground

Is cyberspace the battleground of the 21st century? Technology consultant Lawrence Husick discusses technology’s importance in international relations, war fighting and terrorism with the Alaska World Affairs Council. KSKA: Tuesday, May 12, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

A Closer Look: Humpback Delisting

Forty-five years after the humpback whales were first listed under the Endangered Species Act, federal scientists say that most humpback populations – including those common in Alaska – are stable and growing. Last month the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recommended delisting the humpback whale. In this four-part investigative series, Sitka reporter Rachel Waldholz delves into the Endangered Species Act and what possible delisting could mean for the humpbacks. Listen now:

Virus Suspected in Sea Star Wasting Disease Epidemic

A mysterious illness causing mass die-offs of Pacific starfish has baffled scientists since the epidemic first started in the summer of 2013. But scientists think they may now have an answer. A new study points to a virus as the likely cause of dwindling sea star numbers from Mexico to Alaska.

U.S. Foreign Policy and Alaska

Sen. Lisa Murkowski introduces Sen. Bob Corker, Tenn., for a talk on U.S. foreign policy and Alaska. Sen. Corker served on the Senate Energy Committee with Sen. Murkowski for four years. Their talk on U.S. foreign policy and Alaska was hosted by Commonwealth North. KSKA: Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

KSKA’s Signal: The Journey of FM Radio

A lot of us start our mornings with KSKA… in the house, in the car. Have you ever wondered how that signal gets to you? Welcome to the wonderful world of FM radio. Let’s take a little trip behind the scenes to see how KSKA's signal gets from us, to you. Listen now:

Anchorage: A Climate Refuge?

“Alaskans, stay in Alaska.” That was the first line of Tuesday morning’s most-emailed story in the New York Times, which looked at which U.S. cities are likely to be most hospitable in a changing climate. Download Audio:

AK: US Army Rangers Train In Alaska’s Rugged Interior

In a forested area outside of Fairbanks, the U.S. Army operates a remote facility where it trains military servicemen and women in cold, mountainous environments. It’s called the Northern Warfare Training Center. And in August, they hosted an elite unit of Army Rangers. Download Audio

As Military Draws Down, 3 Army Units Inactivated at JBER

Three Army units were inactivated this afternoon at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The move is a result of changing priorities and fiscal belt-tightening at the federal level. Download Audio: