Talk of Alaska

Tuesdays at 10 a.m. (LIVE) repeating at 8 p.m. Alaska’s only statewide call-in forum for discussing the issues impacting life on the Last Frontier. Politics, science, culture and current events are covered by hosts from the Alaska Public Media news team along with guests and callers. Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast.

Talk of Alaska: What Books Changed Our Lives?

Talk of Alaska has always been extremely supportive of reading and books. It was a thrill to try to imagine what some of the middle...

Talk of Alaska: Bloggers and Presidential Politics

What happens when the Internet becomes a powerful tool in the news coverage of a presidential campaign?  You end up with bloggers on the...

Talk of Alaska: It’s Time to Work in the Garden.

The warm sunny weather this Spring is terrible for wildfires but great for gardeners, who are getting seeds and starts in early. It was...

Talk of Alaska: Alaska’s Renewable Energy Programs

With or without a veto of 28 million dollars of federal Stimulus funds, the Alaska Legislature has made it clear that the state...

Talk of Alaska: Holding Off Swine Flu

Alaskans with questions about the H-one, N-one flu outbreak can bring them to the radio Tuesday, state-wide. The state Health Department has set...

Talk of Alaska: Bicycles for Utilitarian Transportation

Bicyclists and motor vehicle drivers are going to have to learn how to co-exist. The number of people choosing people powered transportation is...

Talk of Alaska: Spirit of Reading

Alaskans have always been among the most avid readers in the country,  and school librarians are more than happy to encourage that habit in the...

Talk of Alaska: Regaining Our Civic Common Ground

Political divisions are growing deeper in this country and our state and nobody seems to know how to reach across the divide. As economic...

Talk of Alaska: Stevens Not Guilty

Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered that all charges against former Senator Ted Stevens be dropped and the Justice Department will ask Judge Emmett...

Talk of Alaska: Food in Alaska

Is food a basic human right? Can Alaska afford to continue food programs that would be expanded by temporary federal funding? What is the...

Talk of Alaska: 20th Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

Everybody agrees that mistakes were made during the Exxon-Valdez oil spill. Could the very same mistakes be made again? Last week, APRN's Talk of...

Talk of Alaska: The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, 20 Years Later

The nation's worst oil spill happened here in Alaska on Good Friday twenty years ago. The Exxon-Valdez oil spill galvanized public opinion nationwide,...

Talk of Alaska: University of Alaska Anchorage

Alaskans expect a lot from their University. Among other things, it's supposed to help us understand ourselves and our world, prepare Alaska's future workforce,...

Talk of Alaska: The Iditarod Trail Centennial

Hundreds of sled dogs will soon be running down a 100-year old trail across Alaska. That’s right, the Iditarod Trail is 100 years old....

Talk of Alaska: Accelerating Climate Change

Research is finding carbon dioxide emissions are rising faster than scientific models predicted, threatening to accelerate climate change effects beyond all prior predictions. What...

Talk of Alaska: The Sinking Economy

So far, Alaska's economy has not sustained the kind of damage that's widespread across the lower 48. Are we isolated from the worst of...

Talk of Alaska: Fuel Cost Squeeze in Rural Alaska

Alaskans are pitching in with donations of food and cash to help villagers caught in an economic pinch by high fuel prices. But is...

Talk of Alaska: Soapy Smith

Is there a political lesson to be learned from the Alaska Gold Rush? Consider Soapy Smith, the con man who became a pillar of...

Talk of Alaska: Civic Engagement in the Obama Era

A number of Alaskans have flown to Washington to witness the Inauguration of Barack Obama. But will a Democratic administration, combined with Democratic control...

Talk of Alaska: Conference of Young Alaskans

More than 50 years after Alaska's Constitutional Convention, a group of young Alaskans is pushing for a greater voice in the state's next 50...