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.

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1A (NPR)
Monday – Thursday at 11:00 a.m. and Weeknights at 9 p.m.
With a name inspired by the First Amendment, 1A explores important issues such as policy, politics, technology, and what connects us across the fissures that divide the country. The program also delves into pop culture, sports, and humor. 1A’s goal is to act as a national mirror — taking time to help America look at itself and to ask what it wants to be.

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Addressing Alaskans (Alaska Public Media)
Not a weekly series. Sundays at 1:00 p.m.
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 (PRI)
Sundays at 11 p.m.
Hosted by one of Africa’s best-loved broadcast personalities — Georges Collinet — Afropop Worldwide is a radio program, a website, a searchable database, an international musical archive, a team of researchers and a travel series to Africa and Latin America.

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Alaska Economic Report (Alaska Public Media)
Thursdays at 7:45 a.m., 12:00 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. 

Alaska Fisheries Report (KMXT in Kodiak)
Fridays at 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 15-minute weekly review of news from Alaska’s vibrant fishing industry.

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Alaska Morning News (Alaska Public Media)
Monday through Friday during Morning Edition, 6:00 – 9:00 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 through Friday at 6:00 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. 

All Things Considered (NPR)
Weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Every afternoon some of the nation’s best reporting, commentary and analysis can be heard on this premier NPR news magazine. Alaska Public Media includes local news and weather alongside ATC’s national hosts Audie CornishMary Louise Kelly, and Ari Shapiro who bring you breaking news, in-depth analysis and features gathered from around the world.

Arctic Entries (Alaska Public Media)
Third Sunday of the month, rotating with “The Moth Radio Hour” at 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 at 12:01pm
“Asian View” is a five-minute news segment broadcast features the latest news and deep analysis from Japan and the rest of Asia. Listen to “Asian View” and get the latest information from a region that’s playing an increasingly important role in the world.

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AVO Radio (Alaska Volcano Observatory)
Fridays at 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.

BBC World Service (BBC)
12 a.m. – 5 a.m. Mondays – Fridays and 12 a.m. – 6 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
International news, analysis and information from the BBC World Service

Bird Note
Weekdays every day at 9:38 a.m.
Bird Note shows are two-minute vignettes that incorporate the rich sounds of birds with stories that illustrate the interesting— and in some cases, truly amazing — abilities of birds.

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City Arts and Lectures (KQED)
Sundays at 1:00 p.m.
Since 1980, City Arts & Lectures has presented events with leading figures in the world of art & ideas. Each season, there are more than fifty lectures and onstage conversations — and a few surprise performances — 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 from the New York Times (America Public Media)
Weekdays at 1:30 p.m.
Hosted by Michael Barbaro 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.

Sundays at 12:00 p.m.
Discover the hidden side of everything with Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books. Each week, Freakonomics Radio tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) — from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything. Dubner speaks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, intellectuals and entrepreneurs, and various other underachievers.

Fresh Air (NPR)
Weekdays at 2 p.m. and 10 p.m.
This weekday interview and features program is a fresh look at contemporary art, music, politics and history. The Peabody Award-winning Fresh Air brings newsworthy guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics to be interviewed by a host — Terry Gross — who allows guests to shine.

Here and Now (NPR)
Weekdays at 9 a.m.
Here & Now is a spin through not only all the big news stories, but the stories behind the stories and some of the less-crucial but equally intriguing things happening in the world. Host Robin Young brings over 25 years of eclectic broadcast experience to the show from the Discovery Channel, CBS, ABC, and NBC.

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Hometown, Alaska (Alaska Public Media)
Mondays at 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 with Sam Sanders (NPR)
Saturdays at 11 a.m. repeated Sunday at 2 p.m.
It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders is a weekly one-hour engaging conversation — a timely and topical look back at the week’s news, with pop culture features and interviews.

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Marketplace Tech (APM)
Monday-Friday at 3:44pm
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.

Planet Money/How I Built This (NPR)
Saturdays at 2 p.m.
Starting off this hour is Planet Money: The economy explained. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, “Meet me at the bar and tell me what’s going on with the economy.” Now imagine that’s actually a fun evening. The second half of the hour is How I Built This: Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world’s best known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built

Latino USA (KUT/NPR)
Sundays at 3 p.m.
Launched in 1993, Latino USA is the only national, English-language weekly news and culture program produced from a Latino perspective.

Left, Right and Center (KCRW)
Saturdays at 6 p.m.
Provocative, alive and witty, KCRW’s weekly confrontation over politics, policy and popular culture proves those with impeccable credentials needn’t lack personality

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Line One: Your Health Connection (Alaska Public Media)
Wednesdays at 10 a.m.(LIVE) and 8 p.m. (RECORDED)
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.

Weekdays at 1 p.m. repeating at 6:30 p.m.
Find out what’s happening in the global business world each day, without having to get an M.B.A. first! Marketplace covers business news like no other program in the public media world. Tune in for news on stocks, bonds, real estate, business, employment and economic trends.

Morning Edition (NPR)
Weekday mornings from 6 to 10 a.m.
Morning Edition draws public radio’s largest audience with its fresh, incisive roundup of the top stories from around the planet. During the Morning Edition block KSKA includes local news and APRN’s morning reports to give you the latest updates from local, state, national and international reporters, analysts and commentators.

The Moth Radio Hour
Saturdays at 1 p.m. repeating Sundays at 8 p.m.
The Moth Radio Hour features our most beloved tales and the stories behind the stories. The series debuted in 2009 and is now airing on more than 500 stations nationwide. The Moth Radio Hour is co-produced by Jay Allison at Atlantic Public Media and presented by PRX.

Mountain Stage (WVPB)
Saturdays from 9 to 11 p.m.
Mountain Stage is a weekly two-hour live music show produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting and features some of the world’s greatest artists in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere with a live-broadcast edge. It’s a great blend of studio quality and live performances before a theater audience. Each program features four or five guests.

National Native News (KCB)
Weekdays at 9 a.m.
A regular, timely and balanced source of news about Native American and Alaska Native communities, including social, economic and cultural issues nationwide.

On the Media (NPR/WNYC)
Saturdays at 5 p.m.
Explore how the media “sausage” is made and examine threats to the freedom of information and expression in America and abroad. While maintaining the civility and fairness that are the hallmarks of public radio, OTM tackles sticky issues with a frankness and transparency that has built trust with listeners and led to more than a tripling of its audience in five years.

Outdoor Explorer (Alaska Public Media)
Thursdays at 10 a.m. repeating at 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.

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PBS NewsHour (PBS)
Weeknights at 7 p.m.
Top journalists deliver compelling original analysis of headlines in this radio broadcast of PBS NewsHour, one of the most trusted news programs in television.

Putumayo World Music Hour
Saturdays at 11 p.m.
The Putumayo World Music Hour is an internationally-syndicated radio show taking listeners on a weekly journey through the music of many different cultures. Playlists include well-known names like Bob Marley, Sting, Loreena McKennitt and Santana along with exceptional, underexposed international artists.

Radiolab (WNYC)
Sundays at 7 p.m.
Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.

Reveal (CIR, PRX)
Saturdays at 3:00 p.m.
Reveal is the Peabody Award-winning investigative journalism program for public radio. We’ve heard the news, but we want to know what really happened. That’s what Reveal is all about: finding out what’s going on behind the scenes, hidden from public view.

Science Friday (PRI)
Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Science reporter Ira Flatow hosts this weekly discussion of science, health, technology and the environment, bringing together experts and a national audience. Flatow shares his enthusiasm for science with you as he has for more than 25 years. Podcast available.

Snap Judgment (NPR)
Saturday at 7 p.m.
Snap Judgment has a raw, intimate, and musical brand of storytelling that dares listeners to see a sliver of the world through the eyes of another. Snap Judgment host Glynn Washington takes listeners on a narrative journey – leaping from one person’s frying pan into another person’s fire. DJ-driven musical delivery, paired with lush sound design, drops listeners into the very heart of what matters. Snap Judgment‘s fast-paced (sometimes dark, sometimes playful) narrative highlights stories burning hot on the lips of people from across the globe. Podcast available.

State of Art (Alaska Public Media)
Fridays at 8:00 p.m. and as part of Hometown, Alaska on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
State of Art is a weekly audio program covering arts, entertainment and culture in the Anchorage area.

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Talk of Alaska (Alaska Public Media)
Tuesdays at 10 a.m. (LIVE) repeating at 8 p.m. (RECORDED)
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.

TED Radio Hour (NPR)
Sundays at 11 a.m.
A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create. Based on riveting TEDTalks from the world’s most remarkable minds. Podcast available.

This American Life (WBEZ/NPR)
Saturdays at 12 p.m. repeating Sundays at 5 p.m.
Using a weekly theme, This American Life (TAL) collects stories from across the country and shares them in a unique and infectious way. Whether it’s uproariously funny or tear-jerkingly poignant, TAL will make you a loyal listener and remind you of the power of simple audio in a flashy multimedia world. Podcast available.

Travel with Rick Steves
Sundays at 6 p.m.
A fun, hour-long practical talk show with guest travel experts and questions from travelers. It’s a lively conversation about exploring our world smartly, smoothly and thoughtfully. Podcast available.

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

Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me! (NPR/WBEZ)
Saturdays at 10 a.m. repeating Sundays at 10 a.m.
Get news-literate laughs each week from NPR’s only weekly quiz program. Test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest (and funniest) in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what’s real news and what’s made up. Podcast available.

Weekend Edition Saturday (NPR)
Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
The news doesn’t take weekends off, so tune in for the latest breaking news from NPR as well as a look back at the prior week’s events with a fresh point of view. Hosted by Scott Simon.

Weekend Edition Sunday (NPR)
Sundays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Tune in for the news, but stay for the Sunday Puzzle with Will Shortz. Host Rachel Martin takes you on a tour of the “voices in the news” and looks to the week ahead.

The World (PRI)
Weekdays at 12 p.m.
Get your international news from this unique collaboration of the BBC and WGBH in Boston. The World offers a mix of news, features, interviews and music from around the globe. Podcasts available.

World Cafe (WXPN)
Weekday evenings at 11 p.m.
The World Cafe serves up an eclectic mix of music from blues, rock, and world, to folk, and alternative country with live performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists. Produced by WXPN, in Philadelphia, World Cafe presents new and significant music and the artists who create it. Podcasts available.