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)
Sunday, rotating with “City Arts and Lectures” at 1 p.m. when available
Addressing Alaskans features local lectures and forums recorded at live events taking place in Southcentral, Alaska. A variety of local organizations host speakers addressing topics that matter most to Alaskans. Audience questions are often included in the second half of the program.

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.

Alaska Economic Report (Alaska Public Media)
Thursdays at 7:45 a.m. during Morning Edition and 4:44 p.m. during All Things Considered.
Check in on current and future economic trends and business events affecting Alaska’s economy.

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.

Alaska Morning News (Alaska Public Media)
Weekday mornings at 6:45, 7:04, 7:45, 8:04, 8:30, and 8:45 a.m. during Morning Edition.
Newscasts and news updates of Alaska’s top stories.

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Alaska News Nightly (Alaska Public Media)
Weekdays at 6 p.m.
ANN has been evening drive “appointment radio” for Alaskans for nearly 30 years. APRN and public radio reporters from across Alaska team up for this statewide half-hour news program, providing in-depth information on events in every corner of the state and from Washington, D.C. Podcast available.

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. (LIVE) and 8 p.m. (RECORDED)
Local guests discuss community issues and take listener calls during this LIVE call-in show. Hometown, Alaska features conversations with leaders and decision-makers in local and statewide government, social service agencies, educational institutions and cultural groups. Hosted by Kathleen McCoy and Dr. E.J. David.

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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.

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Planetary Radio (The Planetary Society)
Fridays at 8:30 p.m.
Each week, Planetary Radio’s Mat Kaplan visits with a scientist, engineer, project manager, astronaut, advocate or writer who provides a unique and exciting perspective on the exploration of our solar system and beyond. We also showcase regular features that raise your space IQ while they put a smile on your face. We hit the road now and then to produce a Planetary Radio Live show in front of an audience.

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)
Hosts and guests discuss a variety of health-related topics during this LIVE call-in show. Line One features local physicians and national subject experts from the fields of nutrition, childcare, pharmacology and surgery. Prentiss Callers can talk one-on-one with each week’s guests and even participate online.

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.
On Outdoor Explorer we invite you to step outside into Alaska. Follow us to 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 back country or on the bike trails. We’ll hear from the people who know the land best – outdoor guides, park rangers, coaches, authors, 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 p.m.
State of Art is your weekly dose of Anchorage arts and culture. Hosted by Ammon Swenson, State of Art features interviews, music, and more.

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

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.


Algo Nuevo – Something New (Alaska Public Media)
*On hiatus*
Hosted by Anchorage’s Dave Luera, this Latino music program brings Cumbia, Marangue, Salsa and other styles to KSKA’s airwaves each week. Show announcements are bilingual so Spanish and English speakers can enjoy this rich musical heritage together.

As It Happens (CBC)
Weeknights at 9:00 p.m.
Listening to As It Happens is like taking a trip around the world five nights a week. For more than 35 years, using the simplest of tools – the telephone – this current affairs program has explored the heart of a story, whether it’s happening in the streets of Belgrade, the dockyards of Vancouver, the boardrooms of Bay Street, or the kitchens of Paris.

Fridays at 8:30 p.m.
“Bioneers” are social and scientific innovators from all walks of life who have peered into the heart of living systems to understand how nature operates, and to mimic “nature’s operating instructions” to serve human ends without harming the web of life. The program features interviews and presentations from the annual Bioneers Conference archives.

Blues Before Sunrise
Saturdays at 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. Sunday
Blues Before Sunrise showcases blues as part of a cultural landscape that includes jump and jive, rhythm and blues, swing, doo wop, gospel, comedy, and recitation, and never is the music presented as kitsch or retro fashion in the way that some music has been exploited and trivialized. For host Steve Cushing, the blues is a living African-American tradition with deep roots.

Conversations That Matter (Alaska Public Media and Alaska Community Foundation)
Special Series. Often, the conversations most worth having are the hardest to tackle. In order to take the first steps towards a statewide dialogue around the most important issues facing Alaska today, the Alaska Community Foundation and KAKM Channel 7 TV have launched the Conversations that Matter program series.

Encounters (KCAW)
Encounters is a seasonal weekly program exploring Alaska’s natural world. Recorded in the wild by award-winning nature writer and cultural anthropologist Richard Nelson, the 1999-2001 writer laureate of Alaska). Nelson describes what happens around him, including scientific information about the subject often mixed with Alaskan native teachings and perspectives from his own experience. Encounters typically airs about half the year starting in the fall.

Inside Europe (Deutche Welle)
Fridays from 1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Inside Europe is a weekly news magazine exploring the news and topical issues shaping the European continent.

Jazz with David Basse
Saturdays 8 to 10 p.m. (Rotating weekly with Night Music)
Drawn from his own experience as a lifelong jazz musician, 
David Basse delivers deeply personal stories 
from the artists he interviews on Deep Into Jazz. 
Presenting the depth and breadth of jazz, he shares the music’s history and his stories in a rhythmic and relaxed style.

Live From Here with Chris Thile (APM)
Saturdays from 2 to 4 p.m.
Live from Here with Chris Thile is a Saturday destination for audiences everywhere. This variety show features a unique blend of musical performances, comedy, and audience interaction. Acclaimed musician and songwriter Chris Thile welcomes a wide range of well-known and up-and-coming talent to share the stage and create a beautiful listening experience.

Midnight Sun Jazz (Alaska Public Media)
Saturdays 8 to 10 p.m. (Rotating weekly with Night Music)
Every other week Midnight Sun Jazz takes the listener on a musical exploration of the diverse sounds, known fondly, as the music of the Americas or as Dr. Billy Talor puts it, “America’s classical music.” A body of musical styles and improvised performances known as swing, bebop, hard bop, Latin jazz, salsa, jazz-rock fusion, to name a few. Midnight Sun Jazz presents the finest recorded performances by international, national, regional and local improvising musical artists committed to keeping the music of the Americas sounding throughout the world. Hosted by Ed Ulman.

Night Music (Alaska Public Media)
Saturdays at 8 p.m.
This program features classic jazz as well as avant-garde jazz. Kirk Waldaus hosts every other week with national jazz programming.

Spirit of Youth (Alaska Teen Media)
Produced by Shana Sheehy right here in Alaska, Spirit of Youth is a weekly 2-minute story of youth in our community making a difference and finding their place in the world.

The Splendid Table (American Public Media)
Sundays at 12 p.m.
The Splendid Tablehosted by award-winning food writer Francis Lam, has been an original weekend companion, celebrating the intersection of food and life for more than two decades. A culinary, culture, and lifestyle program, it has hosted our nation’s conversations about cooking, sustainability and food culture and has introduced us to generations of food dignitaries.

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Stage Talk (Alaska Public Media)
Theater aficionado Steven Hunt takes listeners backstage to chat with actors, directors, playwrights and technical artists about the theater scene in Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley. Included in each weekly conversation is a calendar of the best live performances and stage events in Southcentral Alaska. Podcast available.

The Takeaway (PRI/WNYC)
Monday – Thursday at 11:00 a.m.
The Takeaway is the national morning news program that delivers the news and analysis you need to catch up, start your day, and prepare for what’s ahead. Host John Hockenberry, along with the The New York Times and WGBH Boston, invites listeners every morning to learn more and be part of the American conversation on-air and online here at Podcast available.