Anchorage Edition: September 3, 2010

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

Anchorage Edition: August 6, 2010

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

Debt Reduction; Title 21; and the 8(a) Contracting Debate

Friday, July 8 at 2:00pm and Saturday, July 9 at 6:04pm on KSKA 91.1FM. Airing on KAKM on Friday, July 8 at 7:30pm and Saturday, July 9 at 5:00pm President Obama has made Congress stay after school to iron out a deficit reduction and national debt plan; who is Major Barney - and why is he in jail struggling to have a judge grant him bail?; Title 21 - the Anchorage land use code - has been under review for, well, years, and it has been the source of intense debate...

Anchorage Edition: June 25, 2010

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

State of the State; and the Internet Piracy Bill

The topics up for discussion this week are: the State of the State; new year begins in Congress; Knik Arm Bridge; Sen. Begich visits Afghanistan; Internet-piracy bill; Anchorage Baptist Temple tax exemptions; John Katz departs DC offices; and APRN reporter Libby Casey's last show. KSKA: Friday, 1/20 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 1/21 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 1/20 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 1/21 at 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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Governor Parnell Wants Changes to Oil-Taxes; Wildfires Sweep Through the Interior; and Joe Miller’s Sea Voyage

This week, they will take a closer look at Governor Parnell's call for changes to Alaska's oil-taxes; wildfires striking Interior Alaska, Joe Miller's upcoming sea voyage; an update on the Coastal Zone Management Program; Sarah Palin visits historical sites on her way to New Hampshire; parking enforcement changes in Anchorage; reapportionment in the Legislature; Pete Kott may need to return for a new trial; and what surprises may be revealed with the release of Sarah Palin's emails.

Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault Top AFN Conversations

The issues of substance abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault garner a lot of attention at the Alaska Federation of Native Conference in Fairbanks. Calls to strengthen tribal control over subsistence matters were highlighted by a round-table discussion with Senator Mark Begich and an address by Senator Lisa Murkowski where she deemed certain Federal Subsistence Board rules “ridiculous.” KSKA: Friday, 11/1 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 11/2 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 11/1 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 11/2 at 5:00pm Download Audio

Alaska Edition: May 23, 2014

Forest fires fill Southcentral Alaska with smoke. Providence Hospital is opposing MLP's proposed rate increase. The Anchorage School Board has passed a budget that would restore some teaching positions. More and more farmers markets are accepting food stamps. The Native village of Eklutna has received regulatory help from the Anchorage Assembly. Senate candidate Joe Miller raises global warming as a primary issue. Promoters of the legalization of marijuana hold a seminar on how to get into the business if legalized. People bike to work in Anchorage - but just how many. There's a lot of negative advertising on TV this political season. How do voters find out what is accurate? KSKA: Friday, May 23 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 24 at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 24 at 4:30 p.m. Download Audio

The changing role of Alaska’s military

Today we’ll be discussing the changing role of the military in Alaska. The state has unique training grounds and conditions, and that’s no small part of why it hosts the kind of large-scale exercises we’ve seen this summer. But recently announced reductions in Army personnel at Joint-Base Elmendorf-Richardson in the years ahead, as well as a growing focus on the Pacific theater are complicating Alaska’s place in the military. KSKA: Friday, August 7, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 8, at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, August 7, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 8, at 6:00 p.m. Listen Now:

Fall Revenue Forecast Takes $2 Billion Hit; And Democrats Push For Stricter Campaign Disclosure Laws

The state is expecting $2 billion less in it's fall revenue forecast. The Sullivan administration puts together its capital budget wish list. The fallout of Governor Sean Parnell's decision to reject federal Medicaid expansion. Democrats push for stricter campaign disclosure. KSKA: Friday, 12/6 at 2PM & Saturday, 12/7 at 6PM. KAKM: Friday 12/6 at 7:30PM & Saturday. 12/7 at 4:30PM Download Audio

Delving Into Anchorage’s Mayoral Runoff Election

With just a few days left before Anchorage voters head to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election to pick a new mayor the race is intensifying. On April 7th, Ethan Berkowitz and Amy Demboski took the most votes in the city-wide election. For the most part the campaigns were cordial, with the candidates sparing on policy disagreements, but respectful of one another. But in the last week or so new issues have been quickly popping up—both personal and policy related. Today we’ll be sorting through the mayor’s race stories appearing online and in the news, getting a handle on what coverage is substantial, and what’s superficial. KSKA: Friday, 5/1 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 5/2 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 5/1 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 5/2 at 4:30pm Listen Now:

Congresswoman Giffords Promotes Gun Control In Anchorage; And Don Young Will Seek Reelection

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly make a stop in Anchorage to promote gun control. Governor Sean Parnell scolds the oil industry for slow progress on an LNG pipeline. Alaska’s roads ranked worst in the nation. KSKA: Friday, 7/5 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 7/6 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 7/5 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 7/6 at 5:00pm Download Audio

EPA Releases Pebble Report; And Preschool Enrollment Declines

The Environmental Protection Agency reports on the proposed Pebble Mine. State judges have been sorting out if (and when) the Municipality of Anchorage can hold a referendum on the Sullivan Administration's labor laws. Mayor Sullivan refunds the city part of the money from municipal trips during which he raised campaign funds. KSKA: Friday, 1/17 at 2PM & Saturday, 1/18 at 6PM. KAKM: Friday 1/17 at 7:30PM & Saturday. 1/18 at 4:30PM Download Audio

Hollis French Considers Gubernatorial Run; And The Mat-Su Ferry Is Back In The News

Anchorage State Senate Hollis French ponders a run for governor. Exploring life and politics in rural Alaska. The Mat-Su Borough is weary of the cost of mothballing its idle $80 million ferry. The Democratic Party files suit against the state’s redistricting board. KSKA: Friday, 8/16 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 8/17 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 8/16 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 8/17 at 5:00pm Download Audio

Palin Email Update; Pete Kott Trial Date; and Bonnie Craig Murder Solved

Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18 This week they will talk about: what has happened with the Palin emails so far; the Port of Anchorage; Melanie Gould’s disappearance and reemergence; Pete Kott’s trial date has been set; Parnell takes a rural road trip; trimming the capital budget; and finally, the Bonnie Craig murder is finally solved.

Mat-Su Borough elections yield unexpected results

This week's election in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough took an unexpected turn. Ballots are still being counted and the winner of the Borough mayor's race is still undetermined. And the three cities within the Borough had their own elections on Tuesday, also with some surprising results. KSKA: Fri., Oct. 9, at 2:00 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 10, at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Fri., Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 10, at 6:00 p.m. Listen Now:

Anchorage Edition: September 17, 2010

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

Anchorage Edition: July 30, 2010

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

Anchorage Edition: April 9, 2010

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