Reporter’s roundtable: Liquor stores, detox centers and marijuana

Bethel saw the opening of its first liquor store since the 1970s. Opioid detox centers were a hot topic in the headlines this week. And as always, the struggle behind commercial marijuana continues throughout the state. On this week's Alaska Edition, we go behind the headlines with a group of reporters covering stories on drugs and alcohol.

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

How to talk about suicide after the fact

Many conversations about suicide only focus on prevention and looking for the warning signs. But what if a suicide has already happened? How do we talk about it publicly and privately in healthy, supportive ways? During this week’s show we’ll discuss the media coverage of recent suicides, like the death at AFN, and how to have community conversations about such deaths.


KSKA: Fri., Oct. 30, at 2:00 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 31, at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Fri., Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 31, at 6:00 p.m.

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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 push to hire locally in AK

The number of nonresident workers in Alaska surpassed the number of residential workers in 2014. What's causing this statistic and what can be done to encourage local hiring within the state? This week's Alaska Edition tackles these questions and looks at the legality of policies aiming to increase the number of Alaskan workers. Listen Now:

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

Challenges and successes for Alaska’s LGBTQ community

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision and legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. But in the same week, the rainbow flag was burned outside of Identity, Anchorage’s LGBT community center. In these fast changing times, what challenges and successes are the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities facing here in Alaska? KSKA: Friday, 7/3, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, 7/4, at 6:00 p.m. KAKM: Friday, 7/3, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 7/4, at 4:30 p.m. Listen now:

Reporter’s roundtable: Crime rates in Alaska

On this week's Alaska Edition, Zachariah Hughes sits down with reporters to take a look at crime rates around Alaska and discusses certain trends that may be indicative of deeper issues.

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

Proposal could close nearly 60 rural schools

What impacts might the closing of rural schools have on the state? Influential members of the Legislature have started talking about possibly raising the state’s minimum number of students it takes to keep qualify for state education funding. Currently, that number is ten students. Advocates say that with the state facing a dire revenues shortfall, the state needs to reconsider how it pays for education. Critics say the change could close more than sixty schools in small communities, disproportionately hurting rural Alaskans for the sake of short-term savings. Listen now: