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A Closer Look

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A Closer Looks takes an in-depth look at local news stories recently broadcast on KSKA. A Closer Look is a half hour program on KSKA that gives us the opportunity to explore beyond our news stories and offer you additional insights into the events and people helping shape our community.

A Closer Looks takes an in-depth look at local news stories recently broadcast on KSKA. A Closer Look is a half hour program on KSKA that gives us the opportunity to explore beyond our news stories and offer you additional insights into the events and people helping shape our community.
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Anchorage, AK

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Alaska PR

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A Closer Looks takes an in-depth look at local news stories recently broadcast on KSKA. A Closer Look is a half hour program on KSKA that gives us the opportunity to explore beyond our news stories and offer you additional insights into the events and people helping shape our community.

Twitter:

@kska

Language:

English

Contact:

Alaska Public Telecommunications, Inc 3877 University Dr Anchorage AK 99508-4676 907-550-8400


Episodes

A Closer Look: Brother Francis Shelter

11/25/2015
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The scene outside of Brother Francis Shelter in downtown Anchorage can seem like chaos, but walking inside tells a different story. Stay the night at the emergency shelter and learn from some of the people who sleep, volunteer, and work there during this edition of A Closer Look. KSKA: Friday, Nov. 27, at 2:00 p.m. Download Audio:

Duration: 00:26:25


A Closer Look: Humpback Delisting

5/7/2015
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Forty-five years after the humpback whaleswere first listed under the Endangered Species Act, federal scientists say that most humpback populations – including those common in Alaska – are stable and growing. Last month the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recommended delisting the humpback whale. In this four-part investigative series, Sitka reporter Rachel Waldholz delves into the Endangered Species Act and what possible delisting could mean for the humpbacks. Listen now:

Duration: 00:25:59


The Great Alaska Earthquake: 50 Years Later

3/25/2014
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This week, Alaska commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Great Alaska Earthquake. The calamity destroyed whole towns, took lives and still stands as the largest earthquake to ever rock North America. KSKA will take a look at how one Alaska Community, Seward, rose to the challenge of rebuilding after the quake and seven tidal waves flattened most of the town. That's on A Closer Look, on KSKA . KSKA: Tuesday, March 25, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

Duration: 00:58:59


Alaska Cultural Connections: Historical Trauma

6/7/2013
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Many rural Alaskan communities are trying to revive their cultures and languages. But some mental health experts say that in order to revitalize their communities and their families, they first have to acknowledge and heal from the pains of the past. APRN’s Anne Hillman learned about historical trauma as part of an on-going series looking at Culture in Alaska. Download Audio

Duration: 00:28:59


Alaska Cultural Connections: Adoption

6/3/2013
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As part of an on-going series on Alaska’s cultural connections, we’re taking A Closer Look at cross-cultural adoption. Last winter, Anchorage resident Sarah Gonzales and her husband adopted a beautiful healthy baby boy; they met him when he was one day old at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. She shares her thoughts about how to integrate his birth culture in their family life. Download Audio

Duration: 00:28:59


Anchorage Family’s 50-Year-Old Secret Revealed

12/28/2012
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Bill Popp thought he knew his family. Popp is president of the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation. And his family is a close-knit, longtime Alaska clan who talk and text and gather often at Bill’s house in east Anchorage. But last year, everything Bill thought he knew about his family changed. And all it took was one random Google search. A collaboration of the the Anchorage Daily News and APRN, hear the full 30-minute radio story of how the family came to be reunited on A Closer...

Duration: 00:29:30


The Coal Rush

12/12/2012
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Alaska's abundant coal resources are attracting world attention, especially in the Matanuska - Susitna Borough area, where rich deposits of bituminous coal have attracted development interests from as far away as Australia. But some Mat Su residents say that development will bring only environmental damage and disruption of a rural lifestyle. Others are anticipating high paying jobs. Join Ellen Lockyer for A Closer Look at coal mining in the Mat Su. Thursday 12/13 at 1:00 pm

Duration: 00:11:50


Moose Research Indicates Cow Choices Could Boost Calf Survival

11/8/2012
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Alaska's moose have become icons of advertising in the state. You see their long faces on coffee cups, T-shirts and in travel brochures so often that it is easy to forget how important they are as a food source. Join Ellen Lockyer and biologist Vic Van Ballenberghe for A Closer Look at new research on moose that could shed light on why some moose calves are healthier than others. KSKA: 11/8 at 1:00 pm

Duration: 00:29:00