Anchorage Port Project; and Chuitna Coal Controversy

The topics up for discussion this week are: the Anchorage Port project; Parnell won’t ask for revival of the coastal management program; Chuitna Coal; Pebble Mine update; gas line project “high centered;” and the battle over reapportionment. KSKA: Friday, 10/28 @ 2:00pm and Saturday, 10/29 @ 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 10/28 @ 7:30pm and Saturday, 10/29 @ 5:00pm

Strategies for reducing the Alaska Native prison population

Alaska's prisons are full, and a disproportionately large number of the people inside are Alaska Natives. The recidivism rate for that population is about 74 percent. But there are solutions. Organizations around the state are using new strategies like joint tribal-state courts and more support for people who are re-entering the community to help reverse the trend.

KSKA: Fri., Oct. 23, at 2:00 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 24, at 6:00 p.m.

KAKM: Fri., Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 24, at 6:00 p.m.

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Denali Gas Line Abandoned; Parnell Launches War on Sexual Assault

This week on Alaska Edition, host Michael Carey is joined in the studio by Steve MacDonald, Channel 2 News, Brendan...

ASD’s New Superintendent; and Anchorage Ending Emissions Testing

The stories up for discussion this week are: ASD’s new superintendent; natural gas reserve estimates; concerns about state’s declining revenue; Anchorage ending emissions testing program; church-owned homes targeted by tax-change legislation; Marko Cheseto; and a round of military base closures could be coming. KSKA: Friday, 2/3 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 2/4 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 2/3 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 2/4 at 5:00pm

The next steps for DOC

Governor Walker recently announced Dean Williams as the new commissioner of the Department of Corrections. This week on Alaska Edition we will talk about the future of the Department of Corrections and the steps the new commissioner plans to take to better the system. Listen Now:

Ben Stevens; Role ‘Clarification;’ and the PFD

Friday, August 12 @ 2:00pm on KSKA and 7:30pm on KAKM Some of the top stories of the week have are: former State Senator Ben Stevens will not face federal corruption charges; Governor Sean Parnell “clarifies” Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell’s role; Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar tours Alaska; former Murkowski aide arraigned in Anchorage courtroom; “Palin gets state legal aid to fight lawsuit”; PFD faces extreme volatility due to world market turmoil; federal government investigating BOEMRE scientist.

Crowded Anchorage Mayoral Race Heats Up

Today we’re discussing the race for mayor in Alaska’s largest city. Anchorage’s city politics have ripples across the state, whether in terms of funding coming from the Legislature, or launching political careers into higher office. The election is on April 7th, but recently we’ve seen the race start to take off. It’s a crowded field, with 11 candidates, hundreds of thousands of dollars pouring in from donations, and expectations of an eventual run off. KSKA: Friday, 2/27 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 2/28 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 2/27 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 2/28 at 4:30pm Download Audio

Reporter’s roundtable: Liquor stores, detox centers and marijuana

Bethel saw the opening of its first liquor store since the 1970s. Opioid detox centers were a hot topic in the headlines this week. And as always, the struggle behind commercial marijuana continues throughout the state. On this week's Alaska Edition, we go behind the headlines with a group of reporters covering stories on drugs and alcohol.

Anchorage Edition: November 5, 2010

Each week, KAKM gathers commentators for a review of the week’s news, politics and public affairs in Anchorage and Alaska. Topics for...

State Drops Militia Charges; and the Natural Gas Pipeline

The stories up for discussion this week are: state charges dropped against Shaeffer Cox; Alaska gas may go a different direction; Paul Coffey hired to push the Port of Anchorage project; Mark Avery challenged conviction; and shale oil development.

How to talk about suicide after the fact

Many conversations about suicide only focus on prevention and looking for the warning signs. But what if a suicide has already happened? How do we talk about it publicly and privately in healthy, supportive ways? During this week’s show we’ll discuss the media coverage of recent suicides, like the death at AFN, and how to have community conversations about such deaths.

KSKA: Fri., Oct. 30, at 2:00 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 31, at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Fri., Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 31, at 6:00 p.m.

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Stevens Crash Information, Sealaska Bills and the Coastal Zone Management Program

This week on Alaska Edition, host Michael Carey is joined in the studio by Paul Jenkins, from the Anchorage Daily Planet, Steve MacDonald, of KTUU Channel 2 News, and Libby Casey, APRN’s Washington DC correspondent.

Eielson F-16s; and the Disappearance of Samantha Koenig

The stories up for discussion this week are: a judge orders the report on the prosecutors’ misconduct in the Stevens trial be made public; Eielson F-16s might be moving to JBER; Arne Fuglvog sentenced; legislature taking a look at oil taxes; Samantha Koenig disappearance; Shaeffer Cox; another look at the redistricting plan; Coastal Zone Management bill moving forward. KSKA: Friday, 2/10 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 2/11 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 2/10 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 2/11 at 5:00pm

The push to hire locally in AK

The number of nonresident workers in Alaska surpassed the number of residential workers in 2014. What's causing this statistic and what can be done to encourage local hiring within the state? This week's Alaska Edition tackles these questions and looks at the legality of policies aiming to increase the number of Alaskan workers. Listen Now:

Natural Gas; Pebble Mine; and Poultry Farms

Some of the stories they will talk about this week include: the Senate Resources Committee hears voluminous testimony on natural gas and potential gas lines; a former Lisa Murkowski aide Arne Fuglvog remains in the spotlight; new trials for former representative Vic Kohring and former representative Pete Kott will proceed; proponents of an initiative on the Pebble Mine have gone to court and won a big victory; there have been any number of serious plane crashes this summer across Alaska; who is Sam Pandolfo - and why does he matter?; Alaska grown may apply to many products - but not to poultry.
KSKA's Anne Hillman and KTUU's Austin Baird join Ellen Lockyer on Alaska Edition. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Impacts Of Reduced State Funding On Alaska’s Schools

Today we’ll be checking in with the Legislative session in Juneau, and the impacts the latest school funding developments on schools statewide and how it may affect school bonds in Anchorage’s upcoming Municipal Election. And, we’ll take a look at how a group of Sudanese refugees are moving forward after a recent vandalism incident in Anchorage. Download Audio KSKA: Friday, 4/3 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 4/4 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 4/3 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 4/4 at 4:30pm

Reporter’s roundtable: Crime rates in Alaska

On this week's Alaska Edition, Zachariah Hughes sits down with reporters to take a look at crime rates around Alaska and discusses certain trends that may be indicative of deeper issues.

Anchorage Edition: January 7, 2011

Each week, KAKM gathers commentators for a review of the week’s news, politics and public affairs in...

Western Alaska’s Big Storm; and Mayor Sullivan’s Sidewalk Law

The stories up for discussion this week are: Western Alaska’s big storm; investigation into Ted Stevens’ prosecution wrapping up; Escopeta’s big discovery; five-year drilling plan for Alaska; Goose Bay prison scheduled to open; Port of Anchorage renovation; Mayor Sullivan’s sidewalk law; Sen. Murkowski’s tough words for Presidential hopeful Herman Cain; President Obama’s bill for veteran jobs; attempt to ban Frankenfish. KSKA: Saturday, 11/12 @ 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 11/11 @ 7:30pm & Saturday, 11/12 @ 5:00pm

Proposal could close nearly 60 rural schools

What impacts might the closing of rural schools have on the state? Influential members of the Legislature have started talking about possibly raising the state’s minimum number of students it takes to keep qualify for state education funding. Currently, that number is ten students. Advocates say that with the state facing a dire revenues shortfall, the state needs to reconsider how it pays for education. Critics say the change could close more than sixty schools in small communities, disproportionately hurting rural Alaskans for the sake of short-term savings. Listen now: