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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. Listen and participate LIVE most Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. repeating at 7:00 p.m.

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. Listen and participate LIVE most Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. repeating at 7:00 p.m.
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Anchorage, AK

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Alaska PR

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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. Listen and participate LIVE most Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. repeating at 7:00 p.m.

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@kska

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English

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Alaska Public Telecommunications, Inc 3877 University Dr Anchorage AK 99508-4676 907-550-8433


Episodes

Meet Americorps in Alaska

8/15/2019
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Back in 1965, President John Kennedy launched a domestic public service equivalent of the Peace Corps, called VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America). In 1993, President Bill Clinton created Americorps as an initiative within the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). In 1994, VISTA was rolled into Americorps along with a National Civilian Community […] The post Meet Americorps in Alaska appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

Duration:00:59:00

Anchorage prepares for budget cut impacts

8/1/2019
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On Wednesday, July 24, the mayor of Anchorage declared a short-term civil emergency in anticipation of the impacts from dramatic budget cuts to agencies that shelter the city’s homeless and move them into housing. Two days later, the Anchorage Assembly voted to extend the civil emergency through August 6, and to provide $400,000 to help […] The post Anchorage prepares for budget cut impacts appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

Duration:00:58:57

Anchorage’s ever-evolving farmers markets

7/26/2019
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I remember my first lovely visit to a farmers’ market this year, back on June 22. I’d heard about a new one, Jewel Lake Farmers Market, serving southwest Anchorage at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church off Jewel Lake Road. What I found whet my appetite. I spent the rest of the day cruising the South […] The post Anchorage’s ever-evolving farmers markets appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

Duration:00:58:57

Justice Alaska: A conversation with former Chief Justice Walter ‘Bud’ Carpeneti

7/18/2019
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Alaska’s current budgetary conflict on how to pay for government services touches many aspects of life in Alaska, including the judicial system. In this edition of Justice Alaska on Hometown Alaska, we sit down with former Chief Justice ‘Bud’ Carpeneti for the opportunity to understand the budgetary points of conflict, including impacts on prosecution, public […] The post Justice Alaska: A conversation with former Chief Justice Walter ‘Bud’ Carpeneti appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

Duration:00:58:57

House for Sale: Alaska real estate snapshot

7/11/2019
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The “For Sale” signs are popping up on street corners everywhere. Summer is often a good time to sell a house, since the grass is green and the flowers are blooming. That’s good curb appeal. Yet news accounts of the home market suggest that the Nov. 30 earthquake has slowed sales. Buyers are wary of […] The post House for Sale: Alaska real estate snapshot appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

Duration:00:58:57

Meet three Rasmuson Individual Artist Award recipients

7/3/2019
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Just about a month ago, the Rasmuson Foundation named its 2019 individual artist award recipients, 36 in total. Even a one-hour show is NOT enough time to present them all. So we did what we had to: selected one artist from each category. Of course there was only one Distinguished Artist, Richard Nelson of Encounters […] The post Meet three Rasmuson Individual Artist Award recipients appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

Duration:00:58:57

Speaking truth to power: How one community group gets things done

6/28/2019
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Anchorage is gripped by several complex local issues — widespread evidence and impact of homelessness and persistent criminal activity. And like the nation, the state of Alaska seems politically polarized; here, it is over how to fund government services while supporting a permanent fund dividend payment to its residents. The problems are big and seem […] The post Speaking truth to power: How one community group gets things done appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

Duration:00:58:57

How citizens can ride along with the APD

6/20/2019
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This summer solstice evening, Senior Judge Elaine Andrews participated in a citizen’s ride along with the Anchorage Police Department, riding with Sgt. Jeremy Conkling. Conkling also currently serves as president of the Alaska Police Department Employees Association (APDEA), a bargaining unit that represents 500 employees at APD. Conkling’s APD career began in 2011 as a […] The post How citizens can ride along with the APD appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

Duration:00:58:58

Alaska, through the eyes of the Cole brothers

6/13/2019
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Terrence and Dermot Cole are smart brothers who grew up with four other siblings on a small farm in eastern Pennsylvania. These two –twins actually — followed older brother, Pat, to Fairbanks in the 1970s. Terrence became a history professor at University of Alaska Fairbanks. Journalist Dermot has written for four decades, 21 years for […] The post Alaska, through the eyes of the Cole brothers appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

Duration:00:58:58

Unpacking Anchorage’s new Climate Action Plan

6/6/2019
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Urban Alaskans may well celebrate snow that melts and disappears faster in spring. On the other hand, warmer summers are dramatically facilitating spruce bark beetle infestations in Southcentral. Fire and falling trees can result. Warmer winters may translate into fewer people freezing in winter sub-zero temperatures, but shoe grippers and spiked slip-ons have become more […] The post Unpacking Anchorage’s new Climate Action Plan appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

Duration:00:58:57

Vote on People Mover route changes

5/28/2019
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Until the end of this month, People Mover is inviting citizens to vote for bus route changes they most like. Voting is done via email. Voters get to select their top three proposals out of about 30. Winning proposals will be costed out in the fall, and depending on available funding, implemented over time. Don’t […] The post Vote on People Mover route changes appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

Duration:00:58:57

How the Disability Law Center of Alaska serves

5/19/2019
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This is an independent, nonprofit law firm providing legal advocacy for people with disabilities anywhere in Alaska. It serves as the congressionally mandated “protection and advocacy” agency in Alaska. Each state has one, based on a public outcry in the 1970s about abuse and neglect of individuals with disabilities in institutional care. The law firm […] The post How the Disability Law Center of Alaska serves appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

Duration:00:58:57

‘And Now We Rise’: The story and work behind this documentary

5/10/2019
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Affinity Films’ recent documentary aired in late April at the Bear Tooth. It tells the story of a grassroots movement in Anchorage to help dislocated rural residents, stranded in Anchorage, find a way back home. Samuel Johns figures in this story. He is a young Ahtna Athapaskan hip-hop artist living in Anchorage who, through a […] The post ‘And Now We Rise’: The story and work behind this documentary appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

Duration:00:58:57

After the shaking stopped: New info from the Nov. 30 quake

5/3/2019
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We are still living with the aftermath of last November’s major shaker. FEMA is still here helping homeowners and the school district. Eagle River students are still adjusting their lives to different schools and municipality voters passed a bond measure to help with school repairs. People are trying to get their lives back to normal. […] The post After the shaking stopped: New info from the Nov. 30 quake appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

Duration:00:59:01

Dr. Deena Bishop, ASD superintendent, takes your questions

4/26/2019
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Anchorage School District Superintendent Dr. Deena Bishop joins us to take listener questions. She will share the district's strategies for coping with the current long list of challenges. She'll also speak to what it means to educate children for a world that is changing fast. And we'll learn a bit about what drives her to do this work. Thanks for listening! The post Dr. Deena Bishop, ASD superintendent, takes your questions appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

Is Alaska ready for its next health emergency?

4/1/2019
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Rebroadcast: First of two parts on emergency preparedness. This week, how is the state of Alaska prepared? Next week: How should you, private citizen, prepare? Thanks for listening! The post Is Alaska ready for its next health emergency? appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

Justice Alaska: Older Alaskans and their issues in court

3/20/2019
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What are some of the most important legal issues facing older Alaskans? Thanks for listening! The post Justice Alaska: Older Alaskans and their issues in court appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

Duration:00:58:59

Resilience: What does it take?

3/7/2019
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Resilience is the ability to bounce back from a tough blow. Today, we hear three Alaska stories of resilience. Thanks for listening! The post Resilience: What does it take? appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

Duration:00:58:58

Hey hikers, bikers, skiers: Here’s something you need to know

2/28/2019
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What you don't know about animal trapping in Alaska could hurt you or your pet. Thanks for listening! The post Hey hikers, bikers, skiers: Here’s something you need to know appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

Duration:00:58:57

How to access free legal services

2/21/2019
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Alaska attorneys provide a variety of free legal services for the Anchorage community. One program, free legal clinics around Alaska planned annually on Martin Luther King Day, has continued for a decade and assisted more than three and a half thousand Alaskans. Partners in this effort include the Alaska Court System and Alaska Legal Services Corporation, a private nonprofit law firm established in Alaska in 1967. Thanks for listening! The post How to access free legal services appeared...

Duration:00:58:58