Addressing Alaskans: U.S. – Iranian Relations in the Age of Obama

Examining U.S. - Iranian relations from an anthropological perspective, Dr. William Beeman shares a point a view you might have not considered in the...

The Power of Educating Girls

Educate girls and you will change the world. This is the message of Girl Rising, a film that tells the stories of nine different girls around the world. Following a screening of Girl Rising, the Alaska World Affairs Council hosted a panel discussion on the power of educating girls with members of Anchorage's academic community and Brian Callahan from the Global Campaign for Education. KSKA: Tuesday 12/10 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm Listen Now

Postcards from Tomorrow Square

China experts James and Deborah Fallows visited the University of Alaska Anchorage on November 12th. This week on Addressing Alaskans, listening to their evening presentation at the Wendy Williamson. Deborah offers opening remarks on learning the Chinese language and the meaning of love, followed by her husband, national correspondent for The Atlantic, James Fallows. His talk focuses on his book Postcards from Tomorrow Square, Reports from China. KSKA: Thursday 12/6 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

U.S.-Russia Relations: Back to Cold?

On previous episodes of this program we’ve heard a lot about how, in the past, Alaska and Russia helped to melt the 'Ice Curtain'. That was an important time in US and Russian relations. Things are a little different today though, and this program asks the question “Are we headed back to the cold?” Thanks for listening!

Reading Matters: How Books Can Change Your Life

Whether it's the story itself, the environment in which we read or the simple touch and presence of books in our home, books impact our lives from a very young age. This week on Addressing Alaskans, listen to "Reading Matters: How Books Can Change Your Life" a talk given by book critic and author, Michael Dirda at the Loussac Library 25th anniversary celebration. KSKA: Thursday 9/8 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Middle East Myth or Reality: Separating Fact from Fiction

On this week’s program we have “Middle East Myth or Reality: Separating Fact from Fiction” presented by the Alaska World Affairs Council. This conversation features John Moore, a 20-year veteran of public, private, and non-profit organizations throughout the Islamic world, and Lt. Col. Ty Moore – no relation – who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. The two speakers offer their insight into the Middle East and take questions from the audience. Thanks for listening!

Intercultural Alaska: Celebrating diversity & connecting through stories

KSKA Tuesday, March 21 2017, at 2:00 p.m. This week we’re featuring a World Matters storytelling event titled “Intercultural Alaska: Celebrating Diversity & Connecting Through Stories.” Five storytellers share with us their stories of immigration, culture, heritage and integration. All of which help make Alaska such a diverse place to live. LISTEN NOW

Anchorage Economic Development Corporation’s 2020 forecast gives reasons for cautious optimism

While the Anchorage economy might be improving, a new report calls 2020 "a mixed bag."

Causes of Alaska’s high healthcare costs

KSKA Tuesday, Jan. 23 2017, at 2:00 p.m.

Korea, YouTube, and the Marketing of Culture in the 21st Century

Recorded at the Alaska World Affairs Council this week on Addressing Alaskans, Juneau-native and professor of International Studies at Pai Chai University in S. Korea, Dr. Jocelyn Clark explores the "the Korean Wave," national branding, and the idea of soft power. What does the success of Psy's "Gangnam Style" say about the globalization of culture? KSKA: Tuesday 2/26 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
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Islam and peace

KSKA: Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. This week we’re learning more about Islam from some of our fellow residents of Anchorage. We’ll hear from a panel of three people as they answer questions and discuss the interfaith relationships of modern religions. LISTEN NOW

Art and the Environment

This week on Addressing Alaskans, hear from seven internationally recognized artists in Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition at the Anchorage Museum. Ocean trash collected from beaches all over the world takes center stage in all of their Gyre works. In this lecture recorded at the Anchorage Museum, the artists discuss their experiences collecting trash for art and the relationship between "Art and the Environment." KSKA: Tuesday 2/11 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm  Listen Now

Addressing Alaskans: Senator Lisa Murkowski

Following her recent trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan in January, Senator Lisa Murkowski returned home to Alaska sharing her "Global Insights" at a luncheon...

Addressing Alaskans: Republican Gubernatorial Debate

In their last public speaking opportunity before the primary election, Governor Sean Parnell, Ralph Samuels, and Bill Walker met for a Republican Gubernatorial debate...

A Salmon Cannery in Cook Inlet

Anchorage Museum history curator Katie Ringsmuth talks about the Snug Harbor salmon cannery. A mix of cultures and gender dynamics shaped Cook Inlet life while the cannery was in operation for sixty years. Join us for a rich journey into cannery life in early Alaska during this lecture, hosted by the Cook Inlet Historical Society and recorded at the Anchorage Museum. KSKA: Tuesday, May 20, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

How we can be culturally responsive in the era of Black Lives Matter

This week on Addressing Alaskans we're hearing a moderated conversation between educators and community leaders about how to best enact culturally responsive teaching methods. The speakers share personal stories and their expertise in this "Community Conversation" from the Alaska Black Caucus.

Violence Against Women Act and Recent Developments Over Tradition

This week on Addressing Alaskans, UAA Atwood Chair of Journalism Mark Trahant speaks as part of a series titled "Women and Agents of Violence." KSKA: Tuesday, April 15, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Their Visions for Alaska

This week on Addressing Alaskans, Alaska gubernatorial candidates Byron Mallott, Bill Walker and current Governor Sean Parnell field questions in a forum discussing each candidate's vision for the future of Alaska. KSKA: Tuesday, May 6, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

Going undercover in North Korea

KSKA: Tuesday, March, 14 2017, at 2:00 p.m. Suki Kim is a South Korean-born, American novelist and investigative journalist and the only writer ever to go live undercover in North Korea. LISTEN NOW

LISTEN: Anchorage Economic Development Corporation present 2021 three-year outlook

Learn how Anchorage's economy is performing after taking a hit in 2020 and where the trends are headed.