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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: Hospitals are filling up thanks to COVID-19

9/16/2021
Alaska hospitals are in crisis. The state is setting new records for COVID case numbers and hospitalizations, overwhelming medical facilities and forcing providers to make difficult decisions about who gets an ICU bed and who has to wait. What needs to happen to bring things back to a manageable level?

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: Labor, supply lines and economic outlook

9/10/2021
With no more federal relief coming, what do economists see on the horizon for Alaska’s labor shortage? How much did tourism’s return over the summer make up for the last year of deep loss? Was it enough to help businesses survive the winter? How does the pandemic continue to affect supply lines and commerce?

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: There will be shrooms

9/3/2021
For many Alaskans, fall’s cooler temperatures and wet weather signal the peak of mushroom season. Two regional fungus festivals are happening this month, and whether you're a veteran forager or a budding mycologist, there’s so much to learn about and discover in the woods and your own backyard.

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: Kids and COVID-19 — what do parents need to know?

8/27/2021
Students are back in school amid rising COVID-19 cases and community divisions over how to keep them safe.

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: Housing concerns persist as another pandemic winter approaches

8/20/2021
For Alaskans who experience homelessness, the looming colder weather creates additional stress. What are the plans in Anchorage and across Alaska to ensure that residents without stable housing have help?

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: Gov. Dunleavy makes his case for constitutional amendments

8/13/2021
As the third special legislative session gets underway to work on stabilizing the state budget, Gov. Dunleavy describes why he believes his proposals are the best way forward.

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: The challenge of child care

8/9/2021
With a new surge in COVID cases, how are child care providers balancing the need for safety with parents’ needs to work?

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: Addressing the COVID delta variant spike in Alaska

8/5/2021
The rapid spike in COVID cases in Alaska has prompted the state health department to recommend that ALL Alaskans, vaccinated or not, should again consider wearing a mask indoors to reduce transmission of the virus. But elected leaders have been hesitant to reinstate lapsed pandemic protocols. What do health officials think the next several weeks will look like and what should Alaskans do to prepare?

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: Alaska’s fiscal future

7/23/2021
In August, legislators will meet yet again in Juneau to discuss lingering questions about this year’s permanent fund dividends and other budget issues. Will a bipartisan working group find a path forward?

Duration:00:58:57

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