Monica Gokey, KSKA - Anchorage
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.
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" 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
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
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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.
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:
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:
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
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: