LISTEN: How are recreational and high school sports leagues around Alaska adapting to the changes that come with competing during a pandemic?
What do recreational and competitive sports in Alaska look like during a pandemic?
LISTEN: Alaskans discuss the power of storytelling
What do you love about living and working in Alaska? The PBS American Portrait series invites people to submit videos and narratives on a range of issues, and Alaskans responded.
Talk of Alaska: The Future of Islam
Alaska Pacific University and other sponsors have put together a public discussion project called Engaging Muslims and are bringing speakers on Islam to the...
LISTEN: Dr. Anne Zink and Gov. Mike Dunleavy discuss reopening the economy on Talk of Alaska
Reopening Alaska's economy is something some Alaskans desperately want while others urge caution as the coronavirus pandemic continues. THow will this work in practice and how do we know it isn’t too soon?
LISTEN: The challenge of child care
With a new surge in COVID cases, how are child care providers balancing the need for safety with parents’ needs to work?
Climate resilience workshops
The village of Shishmaref voted to move their village and along the coast of Alaska, discussions are taking place about how to adapt to survive into the future. Workshops designed to move beyond studying change to look for solutions within communities are happening and our guest host will lead the discussion about their findings. Listen Now
Preview: Talk of Alaska for Tue, July 31
Coming up Tuesday, July 31 at 10:00 a.m. on Talk of Alaska... Problems with ethics in politics have become almost daily news in Alaska. First...
Talk of Alaska: Geography and Ecology
The era of the computer and satellite has given new life to the study of geography. We can now map all sorts of...
The race for U.S. Senate: Ray Metcalfe
Ray Metcalfe is in the mix of candidates vying for incumbent Lisa Murkowski’s U.S. Senate seat. He’s spent years working to draw attention to political corruption within state government. He worked in the legislature as a Republican and now he’s running as a Democrat, but has told the state party, he doesn’t want their help. Listen Now
LISTEN: The social safety net in the Covid economy
As winter deepens and the economy continues to be hampered by COVID-19 restrictions, how much additional pressure is there on the state's social service programs for vulnerable Alaskans?
Climate Change in the Far North
President Obama will be in Alaska soon, and he says climate change is the reason for the visit. On the next Talk of Alaska, scientists who've studied warming in Alaska for decades join us on the program to offer perspective from the front lines. APRN: Tuesday, August 25, at 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Listen now:
Talk of Alaska: New Ideas for a New Economy
Electric vehicles from Solar Wind Alaska A major part of the jobs initiative President Obama announced in his State of the Union Address is...
The future of Alaska’s megaprojects
The six so called megaprojects that Governor Walker put on hold soon after taking office have already received millions in state and federal funds but would take billions to actually complete. Where would the money come from? If the state stops them completely will the federal money have to be repaid? APRN: Tuesday, 8/4 at 10:00am Download Audio
Talk of Alaska: Science in the Changing Arctic
The effort to understanding our changing Arctic goes public every year in January, with the Marine Science Symposium in Anchorage. Whether it’s fisheries, waters,...
Burning the masks of ‘Aggravated Organisms.’
Yupik carver Drew Michael and painter Elizabeth Ellis created 5 foot tall masks in an exhibit called ‘Aggravated Organisms’ to represent the 10 most prevalent diseases impacting Alaskans. After 3 years of touring the masks to Alaska communities across the state and a showing in Seattle, Michael has decided to end the educational journey of these masks through the traditional method of burning. The ceremony will be held on the lawn of the Anchorage museum. At the same time, Michael plans to put out a statewide call to promote healing through community cohesiveness and mutual support. Listen now
Alaska’s fiscal and economic future
Oil prices are stubbornly low and the state’s budget is in trouble. Alaska Common Ground will hold a day long forum on Alaska’s Fiscal and Economic Future on September 19th. Organizers solicited budget proposals from citizens. They were tasked with filling a $2.5 billion gap for five years. What did they come up with and will a compromise emerge that the majority of Alaskans could support? APRN: Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 10:00 a.m. Download Audio
Sullivan discusses 2019 congressional priorities
Congress will have a new look in January. What does it mean for Alaska priorities and the work we need from our congressional delegation?
Talk of Alaska: What's Next for the Arctic Ocean?
As the sea ice pulls back in the Arctic Ocean, the rush to develop it has already begun. Russia used a submarine to plant a...
Ballot Measure 1
It’s a serious matter for the voters to overturn an action by the state Legislature, but that’s what’s on the Aug. 19 ballot. Should favorable tax terms for the oil and gas industry be given a chance to work toward raising production or should the Legislature be told it gave too much away, at the expense of future revenues? APRN: Tuesday, 8/1 at 10:00am Download Audio
Talk of Alaska: Creating Jobs for Rural Alaska
Alaskans have been telling the Agriculture Department what they think needs to be done to create jobs in rural areas. And now those...