How Does Climate Change Affect Public Health?

A series of reports that seek to define the potential changes to public health in rural Alaska communities based on the impacts of Alaska's rapidly changing climate. But, why are the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and the North Slope Borough looking at the issue through the lens of climate change? KSKA: Friday, October 17 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 18 at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 18 at 4:30 p.m. Download Audio

Bill Sheffield Resigns; And The Russian Tanker Renda Departs For Nome

The stories up for discussion this week are: Bill Sheffield resigns as port director; the Russian tanker Renda is on its way to Nome; oil execs meet with Gov. Parnell; Steller Sea Lion battle in court; Attorney General John Burns steps down; Anchorage’s New Years; Shaeffer Cox update. KSKA: Friday, 1/6 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 1/7 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 1/6 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 1/7 at 5:00pm
Mouhcine Guettabi discusses the legislative session on Alaska Edition.

Legislative Update

Alaska's legislative session is underway. Alaska Edition host, Ellen Lockyer, checks in on some of the big news actions. Listen Now:

Alaska Edition Friday May 30, 2014

Sexual assault and the National Guard update. Update on Southcentral fires. The SARB board meets to evaluate the trans-Alaska pipeline. Jim Minnery, leading conservative activist, modifies his views on gays. Changes ahead for workers compensation law. Verizon enters the Alaska market. Six Native regional corporation join the vote no campaign against the oil-tax referendum. Anchorage Police Chief Mark Mew says his department is understaffed. KSKA: Friday, May 30 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 31 at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 31 at 4:30 p.m. Download Audio

Alaska Legislature, Oil Tax Revision and the Anchorage Assembly

This week on Anchorage Edition, host Michael Carey is joined by Rebecca Braun, of the Alaska Budget Report, Tim Bradner, from the...

Combating Anchorage’s Violent Crime Spike

A recent uptick in deadly shooting incidents and assaults in Anchorage have police and public safety advocates sprinting to organize a response to curb the violent trend. The Anchorage Police Department is organizing a task-force to tackle the problem, but what can communities do to help remedy the problem? KSKA: Friday, 2/6 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 2/7 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 2/6 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 2/7 at 4:30pm Download Audio

How can Alaska solve its fiscal crisis?

We’ve been hearing for months about Alaska’s fiscal crisis. The budget is being cut and we’ll have to dip into reserves. Some economists predict that the state will run out of savings in less than a decade. But is there an alternative? Can the state make money for the general fund from sources other than oil revenue? Some economists say yes. KSKA: Friday, 5/15, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, 5/16, at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, 5/15, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 5/16, at 4:30 p.m. Download Audio:

Alaska Edition March 28,2014

The 59th anniversary of the great '64 earthquake. Opponents of the Pebble Mine lose a court battle. Sen. Kelly of Fairbanks is fighting FAS - and generating controversy. The Alaska Legislature contemplates big projects, particularly the Knik Arm Crossing. The Parnell Administration sues to obtain access to ANWR. Anchorage Municipal elections are Tuesday. The 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez spill. KSKA: Friday, March 28 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 29 at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 29 at 4:30 p.m. Listen now:

Utlity Strike Averted, Bill Allen Serving Out Sentence

Alaska Edition host Michael Carey and guests discuss the implications of a potential strike by utility workers in Anchorage and also these headlines of Alaska's top news stories for the week of August 28:
    KSKA: Friday 9/2 at 2:00 pm and Sat. 9/3 at 6:00 pm KAKM: Friday 9/2 at 7:30 pm and Sat. 9/3 at 5:00 pm

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

Anchorage Assembly Delays Land Swap; and the Militia Trial Continues

The Anchorage Assembly puts off a controversial land swap. The EPA hears from Alaskans on the proposed Pebble Mine project. The Fairbanks militia trial continues with testimony from Schaeffer Cox and Coleman Barney. Anchorage is voted the worst-dressed city in America. KSKA: Friday, 6/8 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 6/9 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 6/8 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 6/9 at 5:00pm

Kulluk Makes National Headlines; And Militia Leader Sentenced To Nearly 26 Years

The Shell oil-drilling rig Kulluk makes headlines all over the United States and gets the attention of Congress, the Interior Department, environmentalists and the oil industry. Militia men Lonnie Vernon and militia leader Schaeffer Cox were sentenced by federal judge Robert Bryan on Monday and Tuesday. A 16-year-old Diamond High student with a BB Gun at school is arrested in algebra class. Who is Edison Chouest Offshore and why did they gain your attention during the Kulluk incident? Congress fails to renew the Violence Against Women Act. It's dog racing season, and we may be seeing a Renaissance of the sport in Bush Alaska. KSKA: Friday, 1/11 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 1/12 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 1/11 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 1/12 at 5:00pm

Alaska Edition Friday March 7, 2014

Legislation that would provide for state participation in the gas line moves forward. Fetal alcohol syndrome is a scourge. Some of those affected explain why. Gov. Parnell "absolves" a future buyer of the Flint Hills refinery of cleanup costs. Parnell sues past and current owner over the cleanup. Alaska public life and policy is different if not unique - here's some of the reason why. The emerging problem of scarcity. Idaho compared to Alaska. KSKA: Friday, 3/7 at 2 p.m. and Saturday, 3/8 at 6 p.m. KAKM: Friday 3/7 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday. 3/8 at 4:30 p.m. Listen now: