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Talk of Alaska is a weekly statewide 1-hour call-in program distributed LIVE on the 25 stations of the Alaska Public Radio Network (APRN). Listen live and participate each Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. or subscribe to this podcast to listen in on the voices of Alaska. Learn more and share your comments with other listeners at APRN.ORG.

Talk of Alaska is a weekly statewide 1-hour call-in program distributed LIVE on the 25 stations of the Alaska Public Radio Network (APRN). Listen live and participate each Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. or subscribe to this podcast to listen in on the voices of Alaska. Learn more and share your comments with other listeners at APRN.ORG.

Location:

Anchorage, AK

Networks:

Alaska PR

Description:

Talk of Alaska is a weekly statewide 1-hour call-in program distributed LIVE on the 25 stations of the Alaska Public Radio Network (APRN). Listen live and participate each Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. or subscribe to this podcast to listen in on the voices of Alaska. Learn more and share your comments with other listeners at APRN.ORG.

Twitter:

@aprn

Language:

English

Contact:

Alaska Public Radio Network 3877 University Dr Anchorage AK 99508 907-550-8422


Episodes

LISTEN: Celebrating Disability Pride in Alaska

7/20/2021
It’s been 31 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed, and today accommodations for people with cognitive and physical disabilities are a normal part of life. To mark the anniversary of the ADA, July is Disability Pride month -- a time to celebrate progress and raise awareness.

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: Why are Alaska’s parole numbers so low, and what awaits those who get out?

7/9/2021
In the last five years, the rate of Alaskans granted parole dropped by 50%. The reasons are complicated. With fewer people being granted parole, we discuss the ripple effect on lives and the legal system.

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: Bridging the political divide

7/2/2021
Most people want the same basic things for their families and communities. So how can we better communicate across different political beliefs to help solve the problems that face our nation?

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: The future of Native education

6/25/2021
Stories of trauma, lost lives and erased connections to culture from the era of Native boarding schools have rippled out globally in recent weeks. Those forced separations ended long ago, but the effects on people and tribal communities continue. What’s the best way forward for achieving a well-rounded education without losing the cultural foundations that […]

Duration:00:58:57

‘I thought my name was my number’: Survivors recount Alaska boarding school experience

6/25/2021
The recent discovery of the remains of more than 200 Indigenous children at a residential school in Canada has prompted discussion, grief and memories of past trauma here in Alaska, where thousands of Native children were sent to boarding schools in and outside the state.

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: Shoring up Alaska’s trail infrastructure

6/10/2021
Alaska will see an influx of funding for trails and other outdoor infrastructure this year, and it couldn’t be coming at a better time. How will the proposed Alaska Long Trail between Seward and Fairbanks play into that?

Duration:00:58:58

LISTEN: Celebrating Pride Month in Alaska

6/4/2021
Amid the parades and parties, June is also a time to acknowledge the sacrifices activists made and the struggles people continue to face. What issues still need to be addressed for Alaskans of all identities to feel safe and equal?

Duration:00:58:58

LISTEN: Salvaging a summer cruise season

5/28/2021
After a canceled 2020 season, Cruise ships will return to Alaska later this summer. How will communities balance pandemic safety with the pressing need for economic recovery?

Duration:00:58:58

LISTEN: What will it take for Alaska to return to normal after the pandemic?

5/24/2021
Nearly 50 percent of Alaskans are now fully vaccinated. What does this mean for what people can do in public, while traveling and when visiting businesses? And what are the plans for convincing more Alaskans to get the shot to protect those with vulnerable immune systems?

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: Summer reading recs from Alaska authors

5/14/2021
Our state has dozens of accomplished and prolific writers and publishers. Who are your favorite homegrown authors and what are you looking forward to reading over the coming months?

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: Future sustainability of the permanent fund

5/7/2021
Lawmakers are still grappling with how to settle on a budget plan for Alaska's future and permanent fund earnings are at the center of the debate. What's the best way forward to ensure the sustainability of the fund and a dividend, while also providing vital state services?

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: Fire season is getting longer. How can Alaskans better prepare?

4/30/2021
Better coordination between state and federal agencies can not only help with responding to fires, but preventing them too. How are the experts planning for the coming summer?

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: Former foster youth in Alaska push for repayment of benefits

4/23/2021
An investigation by NPR has highlighted that many states, including Alaska, take the dependent child’s social security benefits, often leaving them with no money to help them when they turn 18 and age out of foster care.

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: How are school districts planning to support students this summer?

4/19/2021
School districts have worked hard to piece together in-person and distance learning curriculum for students. Now that the end of the regular school year is fast approaching, what are the plans for summer school to help students catch up?

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: Alaskans asked to weigh in on Arctic Research Plan

4/9/2021
Researchers are planning out what the next five years of scientific investigation in the Arctic will look like, and they want Alaskans to weigh in.

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: The other epidemic

4/3/2021
Overdose deaths are on the rise, and the need for resources in Alaska is pressing. How have recovery programs around the state adjusted their services to meet the demand amid the pandemic?

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: Medical professionals answer Alaskans’ questions about the COVID-19 vaccine

3/26/2021
Alaska is leading the nation in COVID-19 vaccination rates, bringing us closer to the herd immunity needed to return to normal life. But some people still have concerns about getting the shot and other questions.

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: Alaskans discuss the power of storytelling

3/20/2021
What do you love about living and working in Alaska? The PBS American Portrait series invites people to submit videos and narratives on a range of issues, and Alaskans responded.

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: Gov. Mike Dunleavy discusses pandemic recovery

3/12/2021
Economic recovery from the pandemic and long term budget stability are some of the big tasks in front of state leaders during the current legislative session. How closely aligned are the Governor’s priorities with state lawmakers?

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: As Alaska grapples with high rates of sexual assault, what can we learn from Nome?

3/6/2021
High rates of sexual assault and violence against women have plagued Alaska for decades. The collective damage affects entire communities. Survivor advocates and journalists have helped uncover how widespread the problems are. In Nome, some advocates are working to raise awareness and push for change.

Duration:00:58:57