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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.

Hosted by:
Lori Townsend

Contact us: 907-550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide)
talk@alaskapublic.org

Listen to Talk of Alaska on KSKA FM 91.1 in Anchorage, AK.
Tuesdays LIVE at 10:00 a.m. and repeating at 8:00 p.m.

Social media risks for children | Talk of Alaska

Social media can be fun. But it can also be dangerous, especially for children and teenagers. A U.S. surgeon general report found significant links between teen social media use, eating disorders and body dissatisfaction, especially for teen girls. But a bill that would have  banned Alaskans under the age of 14 from social media stalled in the legislature. What controls are appropriate for parents and what do young people think about it? We’ll ask on the next Talk of Alaska.

Summer reading with Alaskan authors | Talk of Alaska Rewind

On this Talk of Alaska, we revisit our 2023 conversation with Alaskan authors and librarians to discuss book recommendations for Summer reading.

Keeping safe during Summer adventures | Talk of Alaska

We gathered your best advice and talked with outdoor safety experts to hear their tips on this Talk of Alaska.

25 Years of Therapeutic Courts | Talk of Alaska

How well have therapeutic courts like mental health and DUI courts performed in the last 25 years and what will the next 25 look like?

Marijuana reclassification and taxation | Talk of Alaska

While a bill to lower taxes didn't pass the legislature this year. Industry advocates say reclassification could offer some relief.

50 years of the Endangered Species Act | Talk of Alaska

The Endangered Species Act is 50 years old and through the decades the Act has helped numerous species recover and thrive.

Preparing for and preventing wildfires in 2024 | Talk of Alaska

What are the best ways to protect your property and community from fire? We discuss the 2024 wildfire season on this Talk of Alaska.

The correspondence school allotment lawsuit | Talk of Alaska

A Superior court judge recently threw out the laws supporting Alaska’s correspondence education program. Where does the program go from here?

Bringing Broadway productions to Alaska | Talk of Alaska

How is it that shows like Hamilton and Six brought not just their people, but their massive, complicated sets, up to the 49th state?

Governor Dunleavy discusses education funding | Talk of Alaska

What would Alaska's governor agree to for an education spending plan? Governor Dunleavy joins us on this Talk of Alaska.