Knik Arm Bridge Lawsuit Put on Hold; and the Talkeetna Bluegrass Festival Comes to an End

The stories up for discussion this week are: the lawsuit against the Knik Arm bridge on hold; a big Pebble Mine story in the Press; civil suit against Anthony Rollins; the road to Juneau; Mayor Dan Sullivan; Homer News sued for libel; Schaeffer Cox; food stamps; Talkeetna Bluegrass Festival; and Senator Bert Stedman.

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:

Anchorage Edition: April 8, 2011

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

BP Oil Spill Case; and Petroleum Lease Sales

The stories up for discussion this week are: the BP oil spill case; petroleum lease sales bring in $21 million; film industry incentive program; potential road extension to Nome; fatal hit-and-run suspect arrested; Coastal Zone Management; Clearwire wireless leaving Alaska; Anchorage Assembly asking for $59 million in school bonds on next ballot. KSKA: Friday, 12/9 @ 2:00pm & Saturday, 12/10 @ 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 12/9 @ 7:30pm & Saturday, 12/10 @ 5:00pm

Reporter’s roundtable: the permanent fund protection plan

On Wednesday, Governor Bill Walker introduced a budget proposal. It includes taxes, changing the structure of the Permanent Fund, and further cuts to services across the state. And all of this just a few weeks ahead of the next session.

Capital Budget Veto Update; Coastal Zone Management Dies; and Alaska Pipeline Woes

July 1 at 2:00pm on KSKA 91.1FM and 7:30pm on KAKM, Channel 7 television Gov. Sean Parnell vetoes $400 million from the capital budget; Coastal Zone Management Program dies in a special session of the Legislature; Anchorage Superintendent of Schools Carol Comeau announces her retirement, and more.

Anchorage Deputy Clerk Fired; and Airman Clinton Reeves Body Found

The stories up for discussion this week are: Assembly Chair Ernie Hall fires deputy clerk Jacqueline Duke; out of session work for the legislature; redistricting; body of Airman Clinton Reeves found; Ron Paul supporters take over Alaska Republican Party leadership; Port of Anchorage expansion remains stalled. KSKA: Friday, 5/11 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 5/12 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 5/11 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 5/12 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:

PFD Amount Announced; and the North Slope Borough Selecting a New Mayor

The top stories of the week are: the announcement of the PFD; the North Slope Borough is selecting a new mayor; towing and impounding in Anchorage; wilderness designation within ANWR; “Rogue;” Pebble opposition finds religion; Anchorage’s homeless survey; Kohring and Kott retrials.

Alaska scientists brief the White House science advisor

Last week the president visited Alaska, and so did the White House science advisor, Dr. John Holdren. Holdren painted a sobering picture of climate change in the north during his speech at the State Department’s GLACIER conference in Anchorage. But before GLACIER got underway, Holdren had a briefing with a handful of Alaska scientists. Two of them join us on Alaska Edition this week. KSKA: Friday, Sept. 11, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 12, at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 12, at 6:00 p.m. Download Audio:

Alaska Edition: Alaska Legislature Wrapping Up; Fairbanks Militia Update

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

Congressional Countdown To Christmas; And The Next Step For The Alaska Gas Line

The stories up for discussion this week are: the Congressional countdown to Christmas; the use of fireworks in Anchorage on New Year’s Eve; Governor Parnell’s proposed 2012 budget; fallout from the investigation and prosecution of Ted Stevens; legislative session opens in January; Linehan conviction thrown out; frankenfish; the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board; and the next step for the Alaska gas line.

Revisiting one of the year’s biggest stories

This summer Alaskans dealt with some of the most aggressive wildfires in the state's history--right under the 2004 fires. For the last Alaska Edition of 2015, Ellen Lockyer revisits this major news event to discuss key elements that added fuel to this fire and takes a look at the aftermath.

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...

Senators Hold Hearings On High Gas Prices

Senators hold hearings across Alaska on gas prices. Conflict created by the proposed expansion of the Ted Stevens International Airport. Questions linger about the Mount Marathon Race. Shell moves ahead with Arctic development plans. The Alaska Dome is seeking tax relief. Some Senate Republicans are campaigning against the Senate coalition. Schaeffer Cox fires attorney Nelson Traverson. KSKA: Friday, 7/13 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 7/14 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 7/13 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 7/14 at 5:00pm p.m.
Cannabis Plant. (Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

The future of the pot business in AK

This week on Alaska Edition, we are discussing the pot industry in the state. Listen Now:

Knik Arm Crossing; and “Can Cuteness Sway a Jury?”

The stories up for discussion this week are: the Knik Arm crossing continues to move ahead; “Can Cuteness Sway a Jury?;” possible bill rolling back federal regulations from last 20 years; commentary on “Big Miracle;” Arnie Fuglvog; businessman fighting the proposed mine and the proponents’ response; Alaska delegation racking up the travel miles.

Faith and its role in public policy development

Today we’re talking about faith and public policy. The intersection of the two has been highlighted this week by Pope Francis’ visit to Washington, D.C., and his pointed comments on climate change, immigration, and homelessness. Similar conversations are also happening here in Alaska where interfaith religious groups have lead campaigns to expand Medicaid and increase environmental protections. Today we’ll talk about the role faith plays in developing public policy in Alaska. KSKA: Fri., Sept. 25, at 2:00 p.m. & Sat., Sept. 26, at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Fri., Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m. & Sat., Sept. 26, at 6:00 p.m. Listen Now:

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...

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