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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

Talk of Alaska: ‘A Thousand Trails Home’ and other winter titles

11/19/2021
As the cold and dark part of our season settles in, join us for a discussion on Seth Kantner’s writing and other new Alaska author releases for winter reading.

Duration:00:58:42

ANCSA at 50: The role of Native corporations in Alaska’s economy

11/12/2021
Fifty years ago, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act established regional and village corporations throughout the state. In the second of our three-part discussion of ANCSA, we’ll speak with corporate executives about the economic and cultural impact the corporations have on not just Alaska Native lives, but on all Alaskans.

Duration:00:58:43

Talk of Alaska: Resources for LGBTQ+ youth experiencing housing insecurity

11/5/2021
Queer and trans youth are at increased risk of homelessness across the nation. In Alaska, limited resources compound the problem, and that makes it more likely young people will become chronically homeless. How are advocates working to address the shortfalls?

Duration:00:58:42

Talk of Alaska: Now back in the classroom, Alaska’s students are falling behind

10/29/2021
Now that they're back in the classroom, the long term impacts of virtual learning and social isolation are making themselves known. Teachers are reporting issues with learning loss, with students falling behind where they should be academically, and behavior.

Duration:00:58:43

Talk of Alaska: Supply line delay impacts in Alaska

10/22/2021
International and national shipping delays are rippling down the supply line to Alaska. What’s causing the issues, and what does it mean for consumers and businesses in our state?

Duration:00:58:45

ANCSA at 50: Behind the history of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act

10/15/2021
The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act is 50 years old in December and the economic effect of the Native Corporations ripples across the state, representing an increasingly larger piece of the state’s economy and jobs.

Duration:00:58:57

What’s in store for the PFD?

10/8/2021
Permanent Fund Dividends will arrive soon, but the plan to pay for them going forward hasn’t materialized. Legislators have yet to agree on a solution, despite starting a fourth special session and a list of recommendations made by a bipartisan working group this summer.

Duration:00:58:57

Cold Mountain Path and the stories behind one of Alaska’s most scenic ghost towns

10/1/2021
In his newest book, longtime Alaska writer Tom Kizzia explores the history of McCarthy, digging into the bygone days of the tiny community nestled into Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Cold Mountain Path explores forgotten stories of mining, homesteading and loss.

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: What do low chum returns mean for Yukon River subsistence?

9/24/2021
Chum salmon numbers collapsed this fall on the Yukon River and all subsistence and commercial salmon fishing was shut down. That left fishermen and families without a vital source of income and food for the coming winter.

Duration:00:58:57

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