The U.S. Senate yesterday passed a defense bill, with a provision by Sen. Dan Sullivan requiring an “Arctic Operation Plan.” The O-PLAN is a key part of Sullivan’s effort to stave off the Army’s announced cut of thousands of troops from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. An Army spokesman says plan will “help inform how and if” the troop reduction takes place.
Later this month, state lawmakers will convene for their third special session of the year — this time to discuss the Alaska LNG project. But with just two weeks to go, they have yet to see the legislation they’ll be discussing – Gov. Bill Walker hasn’t released it.
A video deposition of a man implicated in the 1997 John Hartman murder in Fairbanks, was played in court Wednesday.
On Tuesday researchers wrapped up a month-long cruise through the unusually warm waters of the Bering Sea. They’re investigating how the second year of a warming pattern is affecting the ecosystem, including the nation’s largest fishery, pollock.
Alaskan geologists, biologists, archaeologists and lots of other kinds of -ologists cover the wilderness in their work, in search of knowledge but avoiding something many outdoor folks are looking for: adventure. On this show, we’ll hear from field scientists about their challenges studying Alaska, and how they keep safe and work effectively in places where other people go to test themselves against the elements.
KSKA: Thursday, Oct. 8, at 2:00 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 15, at 8:00 p.m.
Russian Jack. Lyn Ary. Joe Spenard. These were real people. On today’s show, we’ll learn their stories. And we’ll examine the myths that we Alaskans tell ourselves about history. We’ll be joined by historians who know the stories, and who also know how to look underneath what we believe to the reality of Alaska’s past. Join us with your stories and questions.
KSKA: Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Alaska was the first state in the nation to pass a constitutional ban on gay marriage, now Anchorage is the first city in our state to pass an equal protection ordinance that makes discrimination illegal in employment or housing for gay, lesbian and transgender people.
APRN: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 at 10:00am
Ear, nose and throat physicians are trained in disorders of speech, hearing and balance. In today’s program we’ll be joined by Drs. Mark Lorenz and Stephen Schaffer with the Alaska Center for Ear, Nose & Throat to talk about these disorders.
KSKA: Monday, Oct. 5, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
The 2012 Drama Desk Award winning play Tribes by Nina Raine is currently playing at Cyrano’s Theatre Company (9/18-10/11) and actors Ella Roelke, Marty Baumann and Carl Bright drop by Stage Talk this week to talk about the many facets of communication, miscommunication and new friendships.
KSKA: Friday, Oct. 2, at 2:45 p.m.
Mental Illness Awareness Week starts on Sunday. Twenty percent of adults in the United States experience a mental illness. Rates are higher in Alaska Native and American Indian populations, though those groups are less likely to seek help because of cultural barriers. On today’s program we’ll discuss ways to overcome those barriers and ways the entire community can address the stigma attached to mental illnesses for all individuals.
KSKA: Fri., Oct. 2, at 2:00 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 3, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Fri., Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. & Sat., Oct. 3, at 6:00 p.m.
We Alaskans have a unique way to get into the backcountry, on our state-owned railroad or ferry system — two of the most fun forms of transportation around. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll celebrate how the train and ferries can get families out to adventures hiking, skiing, paddling, floating and exploring in some truly exotic places. We’ll learn about the opportunities, and how you can do it with your family.
KSKA: Thursday, Oct. 1, at 2:00 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 8, at 8:00 p.m.
Defense bill passes with measure Sullivan hopes will halt JBER cuts; Legislators spar with Gov over LNG session agenda; Court sees video deposition in Fairbanks Four case; 17-year-old Alaska poet earns White House accolades; Hurricane Oho barrels in on Southeast; CHOICES program takes new approach to housing people with severe mental illness; Drilling for gold: Inside the KSM’s exploration project; At the Anchorage Museum, Van Gogh gets a digital makeover