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Episodes

Hometown Alaska: From dog poop to plastics – what can you really compost and recycle in Anchorage?

11/4/2021
UPDATE: Since the recycling/composting program aired Monday morning, here’s a bit of useful info for Mat-Su Valley residents interested in curbside recycling. Alaska Waste began curbside recycling in the Valley last February, including within the city of Palmer, in an effort to divert recyclables away from the landfill. Here’s a link to their FAQs. We’ve […]

Duration:00:58:53

Hometown Alaska: Native Heritage Month can bring complex emotions for Indigenous people. Here are three perspectives.

11/1/2021
olks still commonly dress up in stereotypical Native costumes, and it is also when Thanksgiving happens, a holiday that is fraught with many problematic portrayals of history and Native Peoples. In this episode, we talk about these and many other relevant issues pertaining to Native Heritage Month.

Duration:00:58:57

Hometown Alaska: Despite the isolation, fan culture thrives in Anchorage

10/26/2021
to escape the dark, chilly winters that conquer the final months of each year. The politics and popularity of film, comic, game, and novel franchises have brought folks together in ways we did not know possible, bringing a sense of irony to the isolated Last Frontier.

Duration:00:58:46

Hometown Alaska: Indigenous Peoples’ Day can be celebrated all year. Here’s how.

10/12/2021
Indigenous Peoples' Day strikes the intersection of beauty and triumph, controversy and pain. Many have fought to reclaim its purpose and name from Columbus, to the people of the land he claimed to discover.

Duration:00:58:57

Hometown Alaska: Filipino history in Alaska runs deeper than you might expect.

10/4/2021
The month of October has been recognized by the U.S. Congress and by several state legislatures as Filipino American History Month, to celebrate the long history of Filipinos in the United States. This episode focuses on Filipino Alaskan history, along with Filipino Alaskans’ many achievements and contributions.

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: Celebrating Recovery Month in Alaska

9/27/2021
Addiction and recovery are two sides of a heavy coin. September is National Recovery Month, so this week on Hometown Alaska, we’ll learn how substance addiction contributes to recidivism and how to celebrate recovery and support sobriety and sober-curious lifestyles.

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: Discussing food culture in Alaska

9/20/2021
Alaska’s food and restaurant culture is a massive and ever-shifting adhesive for the local economy, serving and effecting both customers and business owners alike. But why is it so crucial? And how are local restaurant and food truck owners riding the wave back to success during COVID? Join host, Justin Williams, with two champions of the local restaurant community to discuss our food culture here in Alaska.

Duration:00:58:57

Listen: Finding the untapped talent in Alaska’s immigrants and refugees

9/13/2021
immigrants and refugees make Alaska their home. How are new Alaskans adjusting? How can the government help in their transition? What are the ways through which immigrants and refugees enrich Alaska? Join host E.J. David for conversation about a collaborative community project called “Untapped Talent.”

Duration:00:58:57

New anthology: 25 years of Alaska women’s voices

8/27/2021
On the latest Hometown Alaska, host Kathleen McCoy is speaking with the editors of a new anthology that collects the first 25 years of the journal “Alaska Women Speak."

Duration:00:58:57

Two first books by young Alaska writers

8/19/2021
Hometown Alaska is back after its short summer hiatus, and we return Aug. 23 at 10 am with a program featuring two Alaska writers with first books. In the first half of the program, we’ll meet Matt Caprioli, author of “One Headlight,” a memoir of growing up gay in Alaska, a story that captures his […]

Duration:00:58:57

Juneteenth: What, why, and beyond

6/14/2021
Juneteenth has been called “America’s Second Independence Day”. But surveys show that only about half of Americans even know what Juneteenth is. So what exactly is Juneteenth? Why is it important? And should it be celebrated? With community leaders Jasmin Smith and Dino Allen, we will discuss the history behind Juneteenth and its continued modern day significance on the next episode of Hometown, Alaska

Duration:00:58:57

Alaska Version 3 asks us to imagine our collective future. You go first.

6/11/2021
What if our latest conversations about Alaska didn’t lodge on the dollar amount of a PFD, or how much a budget should be cut? What if we leaped over these sticking points and employed our collective imagination to envision an Alaska of the future? What kind of place do we want Alaska to be? What […]

Duration:00:58:57

Book love: Updates from Alaska Center for the Book and Anchorage Reads

5/21/2021
Host Kathleen McCoy talks with founders of the Alaska Center for the Book and a librarian about community programs to promote reading.

Duration:00:58:58

Hometown Alaska: A conversation with Anchorage Police Acting Chief Ken McCoy

5/14/2021
APD's Acting Chief Ken McCoy joins host Kathleen McCoy for a conversation on the department's work in Anchorage, and more broadly, on modern policing — a public safety field that has come under increasing scrutiny as social media and video cameras have captured police at work.

Duration:00:58:57

Discussing anti-Asian racism

5/10/2021
Recent events have put a spotlight on anti-Asian racism. Many Americans even seem shocked & surprised that it’s happening. But is anti-Asian racism new? Is anti-Asian racism rare? What does it look like? Where does it happen? And how does it impact Asian Americans? Join us as we discuss the complexities of anti-Asian racism on this episode of Hometown, Alaska.

Duration:00:58:57

RUNNING 2021: Runoff for Mayor of Anchorage

5/2/2021
Hometown Alaska is hosting a mayoral candidates' discussion between Dave Bronson and Forrest Dunbar.

Duration:00:58:57

Doing right by kids: How to pay for quality early childhood education at a scale we need?

4/25/2021
Today’s question came from a listener, a father who has weathered and completed his own family’s journey through expensive childcare, for which he’s grateful. But his own success don’t solve the huge challenge in our community, and he asked us to share with listeners the scope of the issue here in Anchorage. We invited panelists […]

Duration:00:58:57

Why aren’t there more Alaska Native defenders, prosecutors and judges?

4/17/2021
A listener posed a question for Justice Alaska on Hometown Alaska and we tackled it on this week’s show. Where are the Alaska Native defenders, prosecutors and judges in our state’s judicial system? What would justice in Alaska look like if there were more robust representation of Alaska Natives throughout the process? In conversations with […]

Duration:00:58:57

Is Alaska ready to go nuclear? Is nuclear ready for Alaska?

4/7/2021
It’s probably time for everyday Alaskans to learn more about new developments in nuclear technology that may have potential benefits for Alaska—an energy-producing state that still faces rural high energy costs and challenging geography. The time is right because the industry is making fast progress on size and safety. Still, disastrous events like Chernobyl and […]

Duration:00:58:57

Land Acknowledgements: Why, How, and Beyond

3/30/2021
Over the past few years, acknowledging the Indigenous roots of the places we call home has become more common. This is especially true in Alaska, a state rich with Indigenous history and the state with the highest percentage of Native people in its population. Alaska, however, also has a rapidly growing non-Native population that may […]

Duration:00:58:57