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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: As parents head back to work, childcare providers are struggling to meet demand

5/28/2020
Alaskans are heading back to work. But many daycare centers and camps are closed. Those that are open are operating under new rules and with limited capacity. How will camps and child care centers make sure they keep kids safe? And how will parents cope if they can't find childcare?

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: Alaska was coming out of recession when COVID-19 hit. Now the future is more unclear than ever before.

5/21/2020
How deep will the downturn be, and what will it take before we can say Alaska’s economy is in recovery? What are the benchmarks and what will state services, employment and Alaska’s business sector look like after so much financial loss?

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: Small businesses employ just over half of all Alaskans. How are they fairing as they wait for CARES act funding?

5/15/2020
A lawsuits filed against the legislative budget and audit committee says the entire legislature must approve of releasing CARES Act funding to Alaska businesses and municipalities. What happens now and how many more businesses will go under while they wait for help?

Duration:00:58:58

LISTEN: Distance education looks different across Alaska. How are students doing?

5/8/2020
Many families have low or no internet connection available in their homes, so how well does remote teaching work and what might it portend for the start of classes in the fall?

Duration:00:58:56

LISTEN: Lawmakers discuss stabilizing the economy after COVID-19

5/1/2020
Alaska lawmakers have said they need to approve the governor’s plan for sending out federal CARES Act funds to Alaska businesses and communities. They’re considering reconvening in Juneau to do so. Should they?

Duration:00:58:56

LISTEN: Dr. Anne Zink and Gov. Mike Dunleavy discuss reopening the economy on Talk of Alaska

4/24/2020
Reopening Alaska's economy is something some Alaskans desperately want while others urge caution as the coronavirus pandemic continues. THow will this work in practice and how do we know it isn’t too soon?

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: Take a break from pandemic stress with some help from Alaska musicians and writers

4/16/2020
With the stress of sheltering in our homes and a daily barrage of worrisome news about the global pandemic, it’s important to find time to decompress, relax and find hope for the future.

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: How is rural Alaska preparing for COVID-19?

4/14/2020
With limited clinic and hospital capacity, how are rural Alaska health providers preparing to assist residents who become ill?

Duration:00:58:58

LISTEN: Can Alaska’s economy bounce back after COVID-19?

4/3/2020
Tens of thousands unemployed, nearly $2 billion in lost state GDP, these are the economic projections in a new report by ISER examining the negative effects of the COVID-19 virus on Alaska’s economy. How much will federal spending help Alaskan businesses and individuals?

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: Congress put together a $2 trillion relief package. What happens next?

3/27/2020
Congress has put together the largest financial relief package in history. Will it be enough to blunt the economic decline in the U.S? And what will it mean for Alaska's economy and workers?

Duration:00:58:59

LISTEN: As coronavirus shuts down schools across Alaska, educators are figuring out what happens next

3/20/2020
Schools across the state are closed until at least March 30th. In a state that has low or no internet in some areas, how are districts working to meet the educational, nutritional and mental health needs of students?

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: How emergency officials and first responders are preparing for coronavirus

3/17/2020
President Donald Trump declared a national emergency over the coronavirus pandemic. What does that mean for state emergency planners?

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: Experts answer Alaskans’ questions about coronavirus

3/6/2020
Coronavirus is spreading rapidly across the globe. While Alaska has not yet had any confirmed cases, the United States has, and health and emergency preparedness officials are getting ready to combat the virus locally.

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: Legends of the last great race are here to celebrate Iditarod 2020

3/2/2020
What can we expect from this year's field of racers? How have trail conditions and sled designs changed over the decades? And who's trail stories are the most…hellacious? It's all about the Iditarod when race icons Jeff King and DeeDee Jonrowe join us.

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: It’ll take more than money to bring the Alaska Marine Highway back to life

2/21/2020
The ferry system is completely offline right now, with residents facing empty shelves and upended plans. Temporary contractors may help in the short term, but what will it cost Alaskans and what's the long term solution?

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: Gov. Mike Dunleavy returns to discuss resolving the state budget stalemate

2/13/2020
Gov. Mike Dunleavy released his budget plan in December with a full permanent fund dividend and a $1.5 billion deficit for legislators to grapple with.

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: To combat teen vaping in Alaska schools, educators and state officials work together

2/6/2020
Teen vaping is a growing problem nationwide, with the CDC reporting that one in four students use vaping products. But what’s inside the liquid being vaporized? And how will it affect teenager’s health?

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: How serious is the novel coronavirus?

2/4/2020
There are confirmed cases in the U.S. and a chartered flight evacuated Americans from China through the Anchorage airport before arriving in California. But how big should this concern be compared to annual influenza infections? Should countries shut down international travel?

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: How can we get more Alaskans teaching in their home communities?

1/23/2020
The highest rates of teacher turnover in Alaska are with teachers who are trained outside the state. So how are educators and lawmakers working to get more Alaskans trained to teach in their home communities?

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: Homelessness services are working to keep Alaskans sheltered as statewide cold snap continues

1/16/2020
The recent, severe cold weather has turned difficult conditions into life threatening ones. How are shelter managers and others who work to end homelessness grappling with extreme need for those who are most vulnerable during this extended cold snap?

Duration:00:58:57