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It is a live weekly 60-minute public affairs call-in show. The program covers politics, the environment, business, the arts, and major Alaskan events. Citizens are invited to call with questions for guest experts and/or their own comments or ideas.

It is a live weekly 60-minute public affairs call-in show. The program covers politics, the environment, business, the arts, and major Alaskan events. Citizens are invited to call with questions for guest experts and/or their own comments or ideas.
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Anchorage, AK

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Alaska PR

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It is a live weekly 60-minute public affairs call-in show. The program covers politics, the environment, business, the arts, and major Alaskan events. Citizens are invited to call with questions for guest experts and/or their own comments or ideas.

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@aprn

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English

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


Episodes

Help for those in need for the holiday season

11/2/2018
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The lead up to the holidays can be fun and exciting, but it can also be stressful and lonely. Financial pressure in the season of gifts and big meals can strain family budgets and what about those who are alone? On the next Talk of Alaska we'll hear from community members who help connect people to everything from food and housing to job assistance and friendship. Listen now

The Economic forecast for recession relief

10/26/2018
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Alaska has been in recession for more than three years. Our unemployment rate is currently the highest in the nation. Will the recession continue into next year or are there signs that job loss is slowing and stability may return? Are recovery and growth are on the horizon? Listen now

The emerging science of addressing violence, health care and law enforcement

10/19/2018
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October is domestic violence awareness month, but in Alaska, the consistently high rate of violence and sexual assault presents a year round need for education and assistance. What needs to change for people to have better outcomes? On the next Talk of Alaska, University of Alaska legal and medical experts discuss the evolving science and intersection between law enforcement, victim services and health care. Listen now

APU’s Elders in Residence

10/12/2018
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Alaska Pacific University or APU in Anchorage is working towards becoming a tribal university, so what does that mean? On the next Talk of Alaska, artists Joe and Martha Senungetuk will discuss their work as APU's elders in residence. They're teaching art and culture and bringing in other Native artists for classes.

How Alaska Eats

10/5/2018
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Alaskans take DIY food to the extreme. They fill freezers with wild game, fish and berries that they harvest themselves then transform the raw ingredients into hearty meals like Salmon Pot Pie and moose meatballs. Food blogger and Anchorage Daily News Editor Julia O'Malley is testing classic Alaska recipes for a new project called How Alaska Eats. Listen now

U.S. House candidate Alyse Galvin

9/28/2018
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The race for Alaska's sole seat in the U.S. House has an independent candidate fighting to unseat the long term incumbent. Alyse Galvin is running for office for the first time. She says she wants to go to congress to fight for healthcare reform, education funding and combat climate change. What's her plan to get all that done? Listen now

Ballot Measure One

9/21/2018
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Ballot measure one is a hotly contested initiative that has divided Alaskans over what may sound like a simple request-stand for salmon. But it's a complex question that's pitting environmental groups against mining and oil companies. So what does a yes or no vote mean? Both sides claim that if they lose, the results could be disastrous, but what's really at stake? Listen now

Gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker

9/14/2018
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Over the past two weeks, the top challengers campaigning to be Alaska's next Governor have outlined their positions on the state's future needs. Now it's the incumbent's turn. Independent Bill Walker joins us to make his case for keeping the job of Alaska's top elected official. What would he focus on if he wins a second term? Listen now

Gubernatorial candidate Mark Begich

9/7/2018
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As the race for Alaska's next Governor heats up, Talk of Alaska is featuring all three candidates in September. On the next program, Democrat Mark Begich joins us. What does he see as the best path forward for the future of Alaska? LISTEN HERE

Gubernatorial candidate Mike Dunleavy

8/31/2018
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The field is set for the general election and the campaign for Alaska's next Governor is in full swing. Talk of Alaska will feature the three gubernatorial candidates over the next few weeks, starting with Republican Mike Dunleavy. What is his vision for the future of our state? LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:58:59

Climate change in Alaska and The Big Thaw podcast

8/24/2018
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Alaskans have a front row seat to climate change, and Alaska's Energy Desk is telling the stories of our changing state in a new podcast called The Big Thaw. On the next Talk of Alaska- the stories behind the podcast. Join us for a conversation with Energy Desk journalists about what they learned reporting on climate change in our state. LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:58:59

Working together to prevent child abuse

8/17/2018
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A few years ago, residents of the Mat-Su Borough identified child abuse and neglect as one of the area's major problems. In response community organizations teamed up with government agencies, schools and judges to develop a comprehensive solution and build connections throughout the region. LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:58:56

Challenging systemic racism in Alaska

8/10/2018
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Over the past few centuries in the United States, laws and policies have favored some racial and ethnic groups over others. It's led to racial inequity in Alaska and beyond. Now different groups are working together to educate people about these problems and develop solutions. LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:58:59

Land into trust limbo for Alaska tribes

8/3/2018
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Indian Country is a term used to describe reservation and other trust lands. The designation allows tribes to have greater economic and legal control of the land that is held in trust for them by the federal government. It can unlock federal funds for development and also precludes state and borough governments from taxing the trust property. The authority has only been in place since 2014 after years of legal battles. Now it’s on hold. How much land has been placed in to trust in 4 years...

Duration:00:58:53

Reading and the importance of libraries

7/27/2018
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Vacations and books are wonderful companions. PBS is sponsoring the Great American Read this summer and people across the nation are voting on their favorite novels. But with the ease and portability of online reading, how important are books and the libraries that house them? What does the future look like for the places that care for literature, documents and other archives? LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:58:56

UA’s College of Education

7/20/2018
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It's the middle of summer but students seeking higher education are making plans for fall. The University's new Alaska College of Education aims to train more state residents to take teaching jobs here. The idea is to keep good teachers in rural Alaska communities. LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:58:55

Sharks in Alaska waters

7/13/2018
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Sharks. Alaska's waters are full of them. But they aren't just predators to be featured in horror films. Sleeper sharks, spiny dogfish and flat sharks like skates play key roles in the state's marine ecosystem keeping it healthy for all species. LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:59:00

Salmon science

7/6/2018
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Rivers and streams across the state are closed to king salmon fishing and sockeye returns are shockingly low in parts of Southeast Alaska. Meanwhile, commercial fishermen in parts of Bristol Bay are netting millions of sockeye. What’s happening to salmon stocks around the state? Hear from salmon scientists about what’s affecting this year’s runs on the next Talk of Alaska. LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:58:59

Investing in small business

6/22/2018
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Alaska has a lot of entrepreneurs. Small business owners do everything from walk dogs to design clothing. How has the small business climate evolved in the state and what's on the horizon? Where can people with big plans get support and capitalize on the interest in buying locally? LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:58:59

Public Safety in rural Alaska

6/15/2018
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Rural Alaska has long had a lack of adequate law enforcement. State budget cuts have exacerbated the problem and recent reporting reveals trouble with how or if some local law enforcement officers are screened before they're hired. What's being done to make rural Alaska safer? LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:58:59