The stories up for discussion this week are: the oil tax revision passed by the Senate; Anchorage election results and ballot shortage investigation; proposed bill to offset high energy costs; Samantha Koenig body found; legislative session winding down; and "Justice for Ted" rally. KSKA: Friday, 4/6 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 4/7 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 4/6 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 4/7 at 5:00pm
Whether it’s viral videos about kayak-eating bears, or footage of alleged police brutality--some of Alaska’s biggest stories in the last year started as clips on social media. This week's Alaska Edition looks at how video and new media are shaping the way we get our news. Listen Now:
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
Today, we'll be talking about he aftermath of this week's Anchorage municipal election - results that were surprising to some. KSKA: Friday, 4/10 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 4/11 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 4/10 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 4/11 at 4:30pm Download Audio
Voters headed to the polls on Tuesday in Anchorage to cast their votes for assembly seats, school board members and a number of ballot issues. Ellen Lockyer discusses what the outcome means for Anchorage on this week's Alaska Edition.
Each week, KAKM gathers commentators for a review of the week’s news, politics and...
The stories up for discussion this week are: Alaska’s wacky weather as of late; utilities in rural Alaska; investigation of former VECO head Bill Allen; Don Young under investigation by the ethics committee; Don Young viral video. KSKA: Friday, 12/2 @ 2:00pm & Saturday, 12/3 @ 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 12/2 @ 7:30pm & Saturday, 12/3 @ 5:00pm
Mental Illness Awareness Week starts on Sunday. Twenty percent of adults in the United States experience a mental illness. Rates are higher in Alaska Native and American Indian populations, though those groups are less likely to seek help because of cultural barriers. On today’s program we’ll discuss ways to overcome those barriers and ways the entire community can address the stigma attached to mental illnesses for all individuals. KSKA: Fri., Oct. 2, at 2:00 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 3, at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Fri., Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 3, at 6:00 p.m. Listen now:
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.
The stories up for discussion this week are: the Anchorage Assembly certifies the election; missing airman Clinton Reeves; looking back on the special session; an Anchorage mother accidentally runs over her child; and the Republican party has a new chairman. KSKA: Friday, 5/4 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 5/5 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 5/4 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 5/5 at 5:00pm
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.
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:
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. On this week's Alaska Edition, we look at the Adverse Childhood Experiences study, or ACEs study, and the link between childhood trauma and health issues later in life. Studies have shown that these experiences lead to a wide variety of problems including asthma, cancer and arthritis. The good news is that research show that these effects can be reversed.
Each week, KAKM gathers commentators for a review of the week’s news, politics...
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
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:
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.
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
The Legislative session started this week, and battles are already brewing over the budget, several pre-filed bills ranging in relevance. This week's Alaska Edition explores what's ahead this session and how it stacks up to previous years.