Alaska Public Media airs news, health, science, arts, entertainment, music and local programs from a variety of sources. We produce some programs in our own studios in Anchorage and we pick up others from National Public Radio (NPR), PRX, American Public Media (APM), the BBC and independent producers.

Here are all of the programs heard on KSKA listed in alphabetical order:

Click on the show’s title to link to the show’s website.


1A (NPR)
Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m.
Navigating the news nowadays can feel like a journey. 1A host Jenn White guides you beyond the headlines — explaining complicated issues and cutting through the noise — while bringing together thoughtful guests and listeners from around the country.


1A+ (NPR)
Monday – Friday, 9 p.m.
An updated and curated one-hour version of 1A that delivers the same impact, engagement, and topical relevance in a shorter, non-live context.

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Addressing Alaskans (Alaska Public Media)
Sunday, 1 p.m., rotating with “City Arts and Lectures” when available
Addressing Alaskans features local lectures, debates and forums recorded at live events taking place in and around Anchorage, Alaska. A variety of local organizations host speakers with topics that matter to the community.


Afropop Worldwide (PRX)
Sunday, 11 p.m.
Afropop Worldwide is a Peabody award-winning, weekly, world music radio program and online magazine dedicated to music from Africa and the African diaspora.

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Alaska Economic Report (Alaska Public Media)
Thursday, 7:45 a.m., 12 p.m., and 4:45 p.m.
Alaska Economic Report is a weekly look at the trends, policies and issues that impact your wallet in Alaska. From local businesses, to fiscal policy to big industries like fishing, tourism and oil & gas, we cover the high-stakes economic issues that matter to Alaskans all over the state.

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Alaska Fisheries Report (KMXT in Kodiak)
Friday, 8:15 p.m.
Produced by public radio station KMXT in Kodiak — home of the largest fishing fleet in the Pacific Northwest, AFR is a 14-minute weekly review of news from Alaska’s vibrant fishing industry.

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Alaska Morning News (Alaska Public Media)
Monday – Friday during Morning Edition, 6 – 9 a.m.
Alaska Morning News gives you a dose of headlines twice each weekday morning and one in-depth story on a key statewide issue. Start your day with a quick look at the most important stories from around the state. With reporters covering every corner of Alaska, and even Washington D.C., you can be sure you’re up to date on the stories that matter to Alaskans.

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Alaska News Nightly (Alaska Public Media)
Monday – Friday, 6 p.m.
Alaska News Nightly is an award-winning statewide news magazine program featuring stories of interest to all Alaskans from all over Alaska and other northern communities. From Alaska’s unique politics to issues affecting its Indigenous people, resources, environment and more, Alaska News Nightly has covered the most important issues in the state for more than four decades.

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All Things Considered (NPR)
Monday – Friday 3 p.m. and Weekends 4 p.m.
NPR’s flagship evening newsmagazine delivers in-depth reporting and transforms the way listeners understand current events and view the world.

Arctic Entries (ATMI)
Seasonal, on the third Sunday of the month, rotating with “The Moth Radio Hour,” 8 p.m.
Every community has a place, where people gather and stories are told. The east coast has stoops, the south has porches and in Alaska we have Arctic Entries. Here, Alaskans share their personal stories – funny, sad and sweet. Originally told at the Arctic Entries monthly storytelling event in Anchorage, listen to seven people tell a seven-minute-long true story related to the show’s theme during this special series from Arctic Entries.

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Asian View (NHK World – Japan)
Monday – Wednesday & Friday, 12:01pm
Asian View is an international newscast produced by NHK WORLD-JAPAN. It features the latest business, trade, and geopolitical news from across Asia. Listen to Asian View weekdays for news from a region that’s playing an increasingly important role in the world.

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AVO Radio (Alaska Volcano Observatory)
Friday, 7:57pm
Some Alaska communities have a volcano in their backyard, across the water, or upwind. Every week, the Alaska Volcano Observatory reports volcanic activity at Alaska’s 54 active volcanoes. AVO will deliver a review of volcanoes that are erupting, which are just rumbling, and scientific insights. The Alaska Volcano Observatory is a cooperative effort of the US Geological Survey, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute and the State of Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys.

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BBC World Service (America Public Media)
Monday – Friday 12 a.m. – 5 a.m. and Weekends 12 a.m. – 6 a.m.
With over 60 bureaus worldwide, and journalists in more places than any other international broadcaster, audiences count on the BBC World Service to provide accurate, impartial and accessible news with a global perspective. Each week, nearly 8 million U.S. public radio listeners tune in to hear programming from BBC World Service.

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BirdNote (BirdNote)
Monday – Friday, 9:31 a.m. and Weekends, 9:38 a.m.
BirdNote Daily combines rich sounds with engaging stories to illustrate the amazing lives of birds and give listeners a momentary respite from the news of the day. Transcripts, resources, podcasts, and more at

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City Arts & Lectures (KQED-FM)
Sunday, 1 p.m.
Since 1980, City Arts & Lectures has presented events with leading figures in the world of arts and ideas. Each season there are more than fifty lectures and onstage conversations and a few surprise performance events with outstanding figures in literature, criticism, science and the performing arts, offering the most diverse perspectives about ideas and values.

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The Daily (America Public Media)
Monday – Friday, 1:30 p.m.
This is what the news should sound like. Hosted by Michael Barbaro and Sabrina Tavernise and powered by The New York Times’ newsroom, The Daily brings listeners the biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. The Daily focuses on just one or two stories each weekday, offering listeners a 30-minute, deep, textured portrait of the characters and human stakes driving the news.


Freakonomics Radio (New York Public Radio)
Sunday, 12 p.m.
Freakonomics Radio ferrets out connections between seemingly unrelated things. The program explores the riddles of everyday life and the weird wrinkles of human nature— from cheating and crime to parenting and sports— using the tools of economics to explore real-world behavior.

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Fresh Air (NPR)
Monday – Friday, 2 p.m and 10 p.m.
One of public radio’s most iconic programs, Fresh Air is nationally recognized for setting the standard for long-form interviews, featuring insightful conversations with a wide range of leading figures from the worlds of literature, film, television, music, and theater, with journalists covering the news and issues of the day.

Here & Now (NPR)
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.
Here & Now is NPR’s mid-day developing news program, focused on what’s changed since Morning Edition and what it means for listeners.

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Hometown, Alaska (Alaska Public Media)
Monday, 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Hometown, Alaska features conversations with local civic and cultural leaders, educators, and community members making an impact on their city.

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It’s Been a Minute (NPR)
Saturday, 11 a.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m.
It’s Been a Minute is a weekly, one-hour engaging conversation – a timely and topical look back at the week’s news, with pop culture features and interviews designed to engage audiences on weekends. Each week, It’s Been a Minute features people in the culture who deserve your attention, plus weekly wraps of the news with journalists in the know. Join us to make sense of the world through conversation.


Latino USA (PRX)
Sunday, 3 p.m.
Peabody Award-winning “Latino USA” is the longest running Latino-focused program on U.S. public media, and embodies Futuro Media’s mission to elevate the voices of historically marginalized communities through authentic storytelling.


Left, Right and Center (PRX)
Saturday, 6 p.m.
Left, Right & Center is KCRW’s weekly politics show where we take on the tough, divisive issues you’re afraid to talk about with your own family.

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Line One: Your Health Connection (Alaska Public Media)
Wednesday, 10 a.m. (LIVE) repeating at 8 p.m.
Line One features local physicians and national subject experts from the fields of child care, mental health, nutrition, pharmacology, surgery and more. Join our hosts as they discuss these topics with their guests and live callers. Callers can talk one-on-one with each week’s guests and are encouraged to email questions during the live broadcasts.


Marketplace (America Public Media)
Monday – Friday, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
 Marketplace is the leading business news radio program that provides context on the economic news of the day. Through stories, conversations and newsworthy developments, we help listeners understand the economic world around them.

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Marketplace Tech (America Public Media)
Monday – Friday, 3:44 p.m.
Marketplace Tech helps listeners understand the business behind the technology that’s rewiring our lives. From how tech is changing the nature of work to the unknowns of venture capital to the economics of outer space, this weekday show tells the stories of modern life through our digital economy.

The Middle

The Middle With Jeremy Hobson (Jeremy Hobson)
Sunday, 5 p.m.
The Middle with Jeremy Hobson is a weekly, live national call-in talk show that elevates the voices of people in “the middle” politically, geographically or philosophically.


Morning Edition (NPR)
Monday – Friday, 6 a.m.
For more than four decades, NPR’s Morning Edition has prepared listeners for the day ahead with up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, and commentary. Regularly heard on Morning Edition are familiar NPR commentators, and the special series StoryCorps, the largest oral history project in American history.


The Moth (PRX)
Saturday, 1 p.m. and Sunday, 8 p.m.
The Moth Radio Hour is a Peabody Award-weekly series featuring true stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props, or accompaniment airing on over 460 public radio stations. Each Moth Radio Hour mixes humorous, heartbreaking, and poignant tales that captivate, surprise, and delight audiences with their honesty, bravery and humor.


Mountain Stage (NPR)
Saturday, 9 to 11 p.m.
Mountain Stage has been the home of live music on NPR since 1983 and offers its listeners the best seats in the house for performances captured in front of a live audience. Hosted by country music star and Grammy Award-winning musician Kathy Mattea, each two-hour episode features seasoned legends and emerging stars in genres ranging from folk, blues, and country to indie rock, pop, world music, alternative, and beyond.


National Native News (Native Voice One)
Monday – Friday, 9:01 a.m.
National Native News is news for all Americans. National Native News is a headline news service that provides provides listeners with relevant, timely coverage on Native American and Indigenous communities.


On the Media (New York Public Radio)
Saturday, 5 p.m.
While maintaining the civility and fairness that are the hallmarks of public radio, On The Media tackles sticky issues with a frankness and transparency that has built trust with listeners and an audience of more than one million people a week.


Outdoor Explorer (Alaska Public Media)
Thursday, 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Outdoor Explorer invites listeners to step outside into Alaska. Discover a new trail or fishing hole, learn what to pack, when to go, and most importantly how to stay safe. Learn about life-long fitness and get inspired to go outside in the backcountry from the people who know the land best – outdoor guides, park rangers, coaches, authors, artists, lodge owners, bush pilots, educators and you, the explorer.


PBS NewsHour (PBS)
Monday – Friday, 7 p.m.
PBS NewsHour features the latest news, analysis, field reports from around the world, live studio interviews and discussions. For almost 50 years, millions have turned to it as public broadcasting’s marquee nightly news program for the solid, reliable reporting that has made it the most objective news program on television.


Planet Money and How I Built This (NPR)
Saturday, 2 p.m.
Planet Money explains the economy with playful storytelling and deep-dive journalism. How I Built this features innovators and entrepreneurs taking us through the journeys they took to build their now iconic companies.


Putumayo World Music Hour (Putumayo World Music)
Saturday, 11 p.m.
The Putumayo World Music Hour is an internationally syndicated radio show that takes listeners on a weekly journey through the music of many different cultures. ​Episodes include a blend of music from well-known artists and exceptional, underexposed international artists.


Radiolab (New York Public Radio)
Sunday, 7 p.m.
Each hour we take a big idea, so big that it lives everywhere, hiding in a thousand places under different names, and we chase that idea, going wherever whim takes us. And the sounds you hear are as new and startling as the ideas we explore. It’s Technicolor radio.


Reveal (PRX)
Saturday, 3 p.m.
The Peabody Award-winning investigative journalism program for public radio from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. Reveal presents original work from CIR’s team along with various partners: stations, producers, web sites, journalism centers and reporters from around the world.


Science Friday (New York Public Radio)
Friday, 10 a.m.
Each Friday, journalist Ira Flatow is joined by listeners and studio guests to explore science-related topics – subatomic particles, the human genome, the internet, earthquakes. Flatow offers in-depth discussion with scientists and others, giving listeners the chance to hear from the people whose work influences their daily lives.


Snap Judgment (PRX)
Saturday, 7 p.m.
”Snap Judgment”… stories that stick with you. It’s diverse, compelling driveway moment radio featuring narratives from people in situations that you never imagined. From the award-winning storytelling team that’s always changing, always challenging, and always leaving the listener wanting more.


State of Art (Alaska Public Media)
Friday, 8 p.m. and as part of Hometown, Alaska on Mondays at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
State of Art is a weekly audio program covering arts, entertainment and culture in the Anchorage area.


Talk of Alaska (Alaska Public Media)
Tuesday, 10 a.m. (LIVE) repeating at 8 p.m.
Talk of Alaska is the only statewide call-in forum for discussing important issues in the 49th state including politics, science, culture and other current events. Callers can talk one-on-one with each week’s guests and are also encouraged to email questions during live broadcasts.

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TED Radio Hour (NPR)
Sunday, 11 a.m.
TED Radio Hour investigates the biggest questions of our time with the help of the world’s greatest thinkers. Can we preserve our humanity in the digital age? Where does creativity come from? And what’s the secret to living longer?

This American Life

This American Life (PRX)
Saturday, 12 p.m.
This American Life is a weekly public radio show produced by Chicago Public Media and broadcast on more than 700 stations to about 1.7 million listeners each week.

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Travel with Rick Steves (Rick Steves’ Europe)
Sunday, 6 p.m.
Travel with Rick Steves is appointment radio for listeners with a trusted friend, who happens to be one of their favorite public broadcasting personalities.

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Traveling Music (Alaska Public Media)
Saturday, 8 p.m.
Shonti Elder presents Alaskan and nationally-known musicians like Bonnie Raitt, Claudia Schmidt, Dougi McLean, John Gorka and many others.

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Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me! (NPR)
Weekends, 10 a.m.
For a wacky and whip-smart approach to the week’s news and newsmakers, listen no further than Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, the oddly informative news quiz from NPR.

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Weekend Edition Saturday (NPR)
Saturday, 6 a.m.
Weekend Edition Saturday wraps up the week’s news and offers a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts, sports, entertainment, and human interest stories.

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Weekend Edition Sunday (NPR)
Sunday, 6 a.m.
Weekend Edition Sunday combines the news with colorful arts and human-interest features, appealing to the curious and eclectic. The show features interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, theologians and historians.

With Good Reason

With Good Reason (Virginia Humanities)
Friday, 8:30 p.m.
Heard on more than 100 public radio stations, listeners call With Good Reason “the best way to make a long drive fly by” and “a much-needed forum.” Each week scholars explore the worlds of literature, science, the arts, politics, history, and business through lively discussion.

The World

The World (PRX)
Monday – Friday, 12 p.m.
“The World”’s unique editorial perspective brings energy and passion to each day’s broadcast. The goal: to take us beyond borders and boundaries, and fire up our curiosity about a fascinating, messy, contentious, and beautiful planet. It’s about exploration and risk, war and peace, fun and folly, and how our daily drama plays out around the globe. “The World,” the radio program, is heard every weekday on nearly 300 public radio stations across North America.

World Cafe (NPR)
Monday – Friday, 11 p.m.
For more than 30 years, World Cafe has been the place where public radio audiences get their first “before they were famous” look at emerging musicians and connect deeply with legendary performers. A celebrated music tastemaker, World Cafe spans an array of genres including singer-songwriter, classic rock, indie rock, Americana, alt-country, blues, world music, R&B and soul.