Addressing Alaskans: Killer Asteroids
Ever wonder what is fact versus fiction when watching the infamous Star Wars trilogy? February through April Alaskans poured into Anchorage Museum to learn...
Alaskan Author Eowyn Ivey on the Importance of Books and Libraries
Since it was published in 2012, The Snow Child by Alaska's own Eowyn Ivey from Chickaloon has been published in many different languages and nominated for the Pulitzer prize. Following a international book tour, Eowyn returned home and met with the Anchorage Friends of the Library. This week on Addressing Alaskans, listen to her talk about how books and libraries shaped her life as a writer. KSKA: Tuesday 12/3 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm Listen Now
Choosing Our Future: Alaska’s Fiscal Options
KSKA: Tuesday, October, 24 2017, at 2:00 p.m. Addressing Alaskans, this week, is taking a look into Alaska’s fiscal options by discussing facts, frequently discussed approaches and the dollars attached to the state’s very real budget issues. LISTEN HERE
Addressing Alaskans: Healing Racism
Speaking to Alaskans gathered at the Wendy Williamson auditorium at UAA, Tim Wise (pictured right) asks audience members to consider how they entered the...
Incredible tales from Alaskans who helped end the Cold War
KSKA: Tuesday, February, 20 2018, at 2:00 p.m. 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 how Alaska helped end the Cold War, launching a 30-year era of productive commercial and personal relations across the Bering Strait.LISTEN HERE
Hear & Now 907: Stories of leadership
KSKA: Tuesday, July, 25 2017, at 2:00 p.m. This week we’re hearing Alaskans tell surprising, touching and interesting stories of leadership. We’ll hear from various speakers as they tell their side of what leadership means to them and how they try to carry it forward. LISTEN HERE
The Arctic Council: Promoting Cooperation, Coordination & Interaction Among the Arctic States
Thursday, August 25 @ 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm As trade and shipping routes open in the Arctic, oil exploration expands and questions of climate change arise, cooperation in the Arctic becomes increasingly more important. This week on Addressing Alaskans, learn more about the Arctic Council, the only intergovernmental forum devoted entirely to the Arctic.
Turkey’s Role in the Shaping of a New Middle East
Dr. Sinan Ciddi is an expert on Turkish domestic politics and foreign policy. He obtained his Ph.D. from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in 2007 in the field of Political Science. Dr. Ciddi continues to author scholarly articles, opinion pieces and book chapters on contemporary Turkish politics and foreign policy, as well as participate in media appearances. In addition to his teaching and research responsibilities at Georgetown, Dr. Ciddi also serves as the Executive Director of the Institute of Turkish Studies. KSKA: Tuesday, March 8, at 2:00 p.m. DOWNLOAD AUDIO
The Endangered Belugas of Cook Inlet
Dr. Leslie Cornick from Alaska Pacific University studies beluga communication, diet, and travel patterns to report on the health of the Cook Inlet beluga population. She shared new information from recent studies at the Alaska Zoo's Wildlife Wednesday lecture series on December 14. KSKA: Thursday 1/26 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
The New NAFTA: Mexico-US Relations & Trade in the Trump Era
KSKA Tuesday, Aug. 01 2017, at 2:00 p.m. This week we’re hearing from Ambassador Carlos García de Alba, the Consul General for Mexico in Los Angeles on “The New NAFTA: Mexico-US Relations & Trade in the Trump Era.” The ambassador shares his views on the relationship between the U.S. and Mexico. He also discusses what all of the North American countries have to gain by working together instead of moving apart. LISTEN HERE
2018 AEDC Economic Forecast for Anchorage
KSKA: Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 2pm. This week we’re hearing the 2018 Economic Forecast for Anchorage, presented by the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation. LISTEN HERE
History of Public Art in Anchorage and Alaska
This week on Addressing Alaskans, Jocelyn Young, curator of public art for the Municipality of Anchorage presents "A History of Public Art in Anchorage and Alaska." KSKA: Thursday, 10/6 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Addressing Alaskans: The Rise of Islamophobia
As the debate over Islamophobia rages on across the country, the Alaska World Affairs Council (AWAC) invited Nihad Awad, co-founder and executive director of...
Beyond Earth – talking about space travel
KSKA: Tuesday, March 07, at 2:00 p.m. This week we’re learning more about space travel and planetary colonization. Charles Wohlforth discusses his new book, Beyond Earth, and answers questions about humanity and its potential for reaching new worlds. LISTEN NOW
Alaska’s high healthcare costs: Solutions & Overhauls
The final panel discussion about solutions to Alaska’s high health care costs. This session explored systemic changes, such as the establishment of a single-payer system, addressing the 80th percentile rule, and establishment of an Alaska Health Care Authority.
Writer Talk: Kris Farmen and Dan Bigley
This week on Addressing Alaskans, author and bear attack survivor Dan Bigley joins author Kris Farmen on stage for a conversation about their unique stories and writing processes. Bigley's recent memoir, Beyond the Bear, is an incredible story of survival and Kris Farmen is the author of two novels, most recently, Turn Again. KSKA: Tuesday 5/21 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm Download Audio
Addressing Alaskans: Polar Bears and Climate Change, The Future of an Arctic Icon
Eric Regehr gently nooses polar bear cub. Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. As a polar bear biologist with U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
Crosscurrents: Writing People and Place with Susan Orlean and Julia O'Malley
Rin Tin Tin, the dog actor born during WWI on a battlefield in France is the subject of Susan Orlean's (pictured right) next book....
Addressing Alaskans: Teaming with Microbes
This week on Addressing Alaskans, our series of garden talks from the Alaska Botanical Garden conference continues with one of Alaska's best...
How Cool is That? Innovation in the Arctic
KSKA: Tuesday, June, 06 2017, at 2:00 p.m. Though the Arctic regions of the world are remote and less populated, there can still be plenty of innovation to be found. In this show we’ll be hearing from a number of innovators about projects under way, both here in Alaska and abroad. LISTEN HERE