Viral videos and the role of citizen reporters
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:
Knik Arm Crossing; Proposed Southcentral Bullet Line; and Redistricting Lawsuits
Friday, July 15 at 2:00pm on KSKA 91.1FM and 7:30pm on KAKM, Channel 7 television Dan Sullivan has gone to court over the Knik Arm Crossing; AHFC did a study of the proposed bullet line bringing gas from the North Slope to Southcentral; "BP Ordered to send Feds $25 million"...
Comparing Cost Of Medical Procedures; And Obama Administration Controversy
The White House releases comparative cost information for medical procedures conducted by hospitals all over the country. Between Benghazi, the IRS misbehavior, and finally the Justice Department digging into the Associated Press phone records, the Obama Administration is awash in controversy. KSKA: Friday, 5/17 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 5/18 at 6:00pm TV: Friday, 5/17 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 5/18 at 5:00pm Download Audio
Anchorage Municipal Elections: What passed and what didn’t?
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.
Palin Decides Against Presidential Run, Municipal Election Results and Mayor Dan Sullivan’s Proposed Budget
Stories up for discussion this week are: Palin not running for president; Municipal elections results outside Anchorage; Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan's proposed budget for 2012; Alaska's oil and has tax report to legislature, soaring prison costs, State settles suit over rural schools, Alaska Native Corporation EyakTek corruption scheme, and John Katz steps down as head of the Governor's office in Washington. KSKA: Friday 10/7 at 2:00 pm & Sat 10/8 at 6:00 pm KAKM: Friday 10/7 at 7:30 pm & Sat 10/8 at 5:00 pm
Overcoming the stigma attached to mental illness
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:
Anchorage Edition becomes Alaska Edition
Today Anchorage Edition becomes Alaska Edition on KSKA radio and KAKM television. Host Michael Carey and journalists from around the state analyze and discuss...
Legislative Session; and Oil Tax Ruling
The topics up for discussion this week are: the upcoming legislative session; latest ruling on the TAPS oil tax case; the justice department must explain why the Young investigation documents aren’t public; lots of snow; Parnell’s oil meeting; reapportionment case proceeds in Fairbanks; cracking down on drunkenness in bars; Joe Miller sues the North Star Borough. KSKA: Friday, 1/13 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 1/14 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 1/13 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 1/14 at 5:00pm
Human Trafficking tends to be closely associated with sex trafficking and prostitution, but this week's Alaska Edition includes guests who are taking initiative to expand how Alaskans understand the issue of people being exploited across an array of industries. Listen Now:
National Debt Default; Mayor Sullivan Takes On Protester; Public Safety Commissioner Charged with Rape
Friday, July 22 at 2:00pm on KSKA 91.1FM and Friday, July 22 at 7:30pm on KAKM, Channel 7 television The U.S. risks defaulting on the national debt come August; Don Young is absent from Washington D.C. during the the debate; Mayor Sullivan takes on a homeless sidewalk protester with a criminal history; a Anchorage's Public Safety Advisory Commissioner was arrested for rape; the possible effects on Alaska if the U.S. defaults on its debt, and Joe Miller says he won't appeal $17,200 in legal fees he owes the state after his failed election lawsuits.
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
The impacts of childhood trauma on overall health
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.
Occupy Anchorage Movement; and a PFD Distribution Glitch
Some of the stories up for discussion this week are: the Occupy Anchorage movement; surrender of a suspect in the fatal Muldoon shooting last weekend; political corruption cases; Pete Kott intends to change plea; film industry in Alaska; the PFD glitch; near miss in the sky. KSKA: Friday, 10/14 @ 2:00pm & Saturday, 10/15 @ 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 10/14 @ 7:30pm & Saturday, 10/15 @ 5:00pm
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:
Legislative Impasse Continues and Americans React to bin Laden’s Death
This week on Alaska Edition, host Michael Carey is joined by Paul Jenkins, from the Anchorage Daily Planet, Jill Burke, from the...
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
Looking ahead: the legislative session
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.
Panhandling Sidewalk Law; Vic Kohring; and Alaska Newspapers Closes
Friday, July 29 at 2:00 pm on KSKA 91.1FM and at 7:30 pm on KAKM, Channel 7 television This week, the Mayor intends to continue pursuing panhandler sidewalk law; Kohring hopes to revise corruption charges as he awaits trial; a group of teenagers is attacked by a bear; Calista closes Alaska Newspapers; and the latest on the debt crisis, and what does it mean for Alaska?
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
What legislative decisions mean for small town AK
With the current budget bottleneck in the state legislature, there is both good and bad news for communities. Some bills that would have increased costs for local governments are on the shelf this session, while there is certainty that communities statewide will be receiving less revenue sharing. While lawmakers struggle to close the budget gap, most headlines are focused on the big picture. But what about the small screen? On this week's Alaska Edition we'll take a look at how the state's fiscal crisis is translating in small town Alaska. Listen Now: