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: Constructing Alaska

Exploding trees, bridges that wash out every year, electric currents running through pipes -- they're all things that have happened on construction projects in...

Talk of Alaska: Democratic Process

It's election day across the nation, and we talk voter turnout and polling place issues on Talk of Alaska, live statewide on the stations...

Talk of Alaska: U.S. House Candidate Don Young

Many Alaskans can't remember a time when Don Young was not their U.S. Representative. He's been in the U.S. House since 1973, running for...

Talk of Alaska: U.S. House Candidate Ethan Berkowitz

Has the time come to replace Don Young as Alaska's sole U.S. Representative? Democrat Ethan Berkowitz is betting that it has. As the election...

Talk of Alaska: Sustainable Investing

People who invested their savings in the stock market are having a rough ride now, giving rise to the question "Are there better investments?" David...

Talk of Alaska: Giving Voice to Alaska

With the nomination of Sarah Palin, the nation has discovered Alaska again. You can see stories datelined "Wasilla," in national magazines and newspapers.  But...

Talk of Alaska: The University of Alaska

It's a time of change for the University of Alaska. There are new Chancellors in both Anchorage and Fairbanks. Brian Rogers has stepped in...

Talk of Alaska: Investing in Sustainability

When financial markets go through crises like we've seen over the past week, it's a good time to re-examine what we thought we knew...

Talk of Alaska: Church and State

The First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion, but in the history of the nation, the line between church and state has never been solid....

Talk of Alaska: Endangered Species and Moral Choices

The Endangered Species Act is almost constantly under attack these days. It's said that it has come to be used in ways that Congress...

Talk of Alaska: Sarah Palin

Alaskans are watching their governor run for Vice President of the United States. Some are cheering, some think she should have stayed here and...

Talk of Alaska: Statehood 50 years later, 50 years forward

It was on a primary election day exactly 50 years ago today that Alaskans agreed to become the 49th U.S. state. Even after Congress...

Talk of Alaska: Ted Stevens, Republican U.S. Senate Candidate

Banner image from Ted Stevens' election web site at tedstevens2008.com Alaska's senior U.S. Senator faces significant opposition in this month's Republican Primary. Whether or not...

Talk of Alaska: August 12, 2008

Alaska has a grip on the public imagination, nationwide. The popularity of television shows such as “The Deadliest Catch” and  "It's Tougher in Alaska"...

Talk of Alaska: The Ted Stevens Legacy

Whether they loved him or hated him, Alaskans felt the indictment of their senior Senator like a punch in the gut. Ted Stevens' legacy...

Talk of Alaska: Dave Cuddy, Republican U.S. Senate Candidate

Banner image from Dave Cuddy's election web site at davecuddy.com Ted Stevens and Don Young are thought to be more vulnerable politically than ever before...

Talk of Alaska: New Russian Media

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, people in Russia have had to rethink how they approach the news media. The resulting system has...

Talk of Alaska: Youth and Politics

Young people out to change things often find themselves ignored -- until they organize. And these days that's exactly what they're doing. Decision makers...

Talk of Alaska: IUU Fishing

Fish know no boundaries, and international law is slow to respond to emerging fish conservation issues. The marketplace works a lot faster. This week...

Talk of Alaska: Summer Reading

Is there a book you plan to read this summer? Or maybe there's a book you think other Alaskans ought to read? This week...