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Hometown, Alaska features conversations with local civic and cultural leaders, educators, and community members making an impact on their city.

Listen to Hometown, Alaska on KSKA FM 91.1 in Anchorage, AK.
Mondays at 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Kikkan Randall documentary explores the highs and lows of her extraordinary life (so far) | Hometown, Alaska

Kikkan Randall looks back on pivotal moments in her life and the film's director discusses what it was like to tell that story.

This month is a great time to try eating vegan in Anchorage | Hometown, Alaska

February is the Anchorage Vegan Chef Challenge where restaurants around the city highlight vegan options on their menus.

UAA’s Atwood Chair of Journalism John Sharify reflects on a storied career |Hometown, Alaska

Sharify is a 79-time Emmy award winner, a nine-time Edward R. Murrow award winner and a DuPont Columbia award winner.

Celebrating 35 years of the Anchorage Folk Festival | Hometown, Alaska

Find out what's in store for the rest of Folk Fest and hear in-studio performances from some festival artists.

Solstice, stargazing and a Yuletide tale | Hometown, Alaska

The Anchorage Museum's planetarium director discusses how to make the most of the dark and TBA Theatre performs "The Green Knight."

Anchorage ghost stories and spooky tales | Hometown, Alaska

Take a tour of Anchorage's haunted places, meet some famous spirits and hear a chilling tale from a local author and illustrator.

Hometown, Alaska: Catching up with Alaska Children’s Trust and talking poetry and science with Jane Hirshfield

ACT's President and CEO discusses a major milestone for the organization and Jane Hirshfield reflects on her new collection of poems.

Hometown, Alaska: History and mystery in Alaska

What are some of the best mysteries, cold cases and tales of intrigue in our state? On this episode of Hometown, Alaska, host Dave Waldron digs into them with Anchorage writer and historian David Reamer. Hear stories about predictions of death to mysterious objects in the sky and maybe even learn about one that some of Alaska's longest residents have never heard.

Hometown, Alaska: Indigenous heritage in modern music

The Alaska Federation of Natives annual convention is only a few weeks away and there will be plenty of speakers, crafts and traditional music. But what about contemporary music? On this episode of Hometown, Alaska we have two very different in-studio performances from some up-and-coming Alaska Native musicians. Join host Dave Waldron as he speaks with hip-hop duo Brother Buffalo and singer-songwriter Witty Youngman about their music and how their heritage influences their art.

Hometown, Alaska: What is Anchorage’s winter shelter plan?

Temperatures are dropping quickly and hundreds of Anchorage residents are currently living unsheltered in camps and on the street across the city. What’s the plan to keep them safe this winter and beyond? Join host Anne Hillman as she speaks with three city leaders who are working on this problem.