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Hometown, Alaska

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Local guests discuss community issues and take listener calls during this LIVE call-in show. Hometown, Alaska features conversations with leaders and decision-makers in local and statewide government, social service agencies, educational institutions and cultural groups. Listen and participate LIVE most Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. repeating at 7:00 p.m.

Local guests discuss community issues and take listener calls during this LIVE call-in show. Hometown, Alaska features conversations with leaders and decision-makers in local and statewide government, social service agencies, educational institutions and cultural groups. Listen and participate LIVE most Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. repeating at 7:00 p.m.
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Location:

Anchorage, AK

Networks:

Alaska PR

Description:

Local guests discuss community issues and take listener calls during this LIVE call-in show. Hometown, Alaska features conversations with leaders and decision-makers in local and statewide government, social service agencies, educational institutions and cultural groups. Listen and participate LIVE most Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. repeating at 7:00 p.m.

Twitter:

@kska

Language:

English

Contact:

Alaska Public Telecommunications, Inc 3877 University Dr Anchorage AK 99508-4676 907-550-8433


Episodes

The strays of Anchorage and Alaska: Who worries about them?

2/9/2018
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Who deals with lost and abandoned animals in Anchorage? If you lose a pet, how do you find it? What city ordinances govern how we live with animals in the municipality? We'll talk cats, dogs, rabbits and more. LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:58:58

Art of the North gallery through the eyes of experts

2/2/2018
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Take a virtual tour of the stunning Art of the North gallery at the Anchorage Museum with curator Betany Porter, Aaron Leggett, curator of Alaska history and culture, and Kesler Woodward, Alaska artist and art historian. LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:58:59

Putting on the show: A theatre conversation with Teresa Pond

1/26/2018
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Anchorage has always had a lively theatre scene. Join Teresa Pond, producing artistic director at Cyrano's Theatre Company, for a look back and a look forward. LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:58:59

Health care solutions

1/19/2018
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KSKA: Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2 pm and 8 pm. Our community's crisis with high health care costs is well known. On the next Hometown Alaska, we'll talk about solutions. You may have heard the Alaska Common Ground forums we have been airing. This will be your chance to talk back and share your ideas, and to hear from some of the very smart people involved in putting together those meetings. LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:59:00

How the U.S. Constitution protects press freedoms, and why

1/12/2018
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Critics of the news media can casually label stories they don't like as "fake news," but the U.S. Constitution protects rigorous press coverage for an important reason. First Amendment lawyer John McKay walks us through these constitutional protections and significant court cases upholding them, as well as Alaska cases where these protections have applied. LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:58:57

2018 Vacations

1/5/2018
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KSKA: Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Alaskans know winter is the time to plan spring and summer vacations. On the next Hometown Alaska, we'll talk about where you want to go, and the best places you've been that you would recommend. We'll also have two travel experts in the studio with tips on destinations within and outside our state, traveling with kids, and how to get the best deals. LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:58:59

How safe is your mobile device? Your home computer? Your small-business network?

12/29/2017
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How do you keep your home computer and router and your mobile device safe from hackers? How do you scale that up for a small business. We asked the FBI, and they are sending experts in cyber security to share best practices and take your questions. LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:59:01

History: Alaska’s rough and tumble territorial lawyers and judges

12/15/2017
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KSKA: Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2 pm and 8 pm. Outsiders may think of the law as a staid profession, one in which the rules have been around for a long time and everyone dutifully followed them. If you enjoy the belief that Alaska is different than anyplace else in the Lower 48, listen in to this show to learn how Alaska's early lawyers and judges were different. LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:58:59

Exporting music from Alaska

12/8/2017
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KSKA: Wednesday, December 13, 2pm and 8pm. We'll have live music on the next Hometown Alaska as we learn about efforts to build our local music scene into an export industry. The Alaska Independent Music Initiative set up a showcase performance space last summer at a national festival and is working to bring together players here in mutual support to build their community into something that can break through. LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:58:59

Social Security 101: retirement and disability questions

12/1/2017
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KSKA: Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 Social Security has been a part of American history, offering retirement and disability support, since President Franklin Roosevelt signed it into law in 1935. Will it last long enough for you to use it? How do you apply? How will early retirement affect your payments? If you become disabled, how does it help? How can Americans be assured that the government protects against Social Security fraud? We'll talk about these and more issues on the next Hometown...

Duration:00:58:59

The “all ears” show comes back to Hometown Alaska

11/24/2017
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The "all ears" show is our way of inviting listeners to share ideas for show topics they'd like us to pursue in 2018. Our focus is local: Anchorage, Southcentral and Alaska. Are there people and topics you want us to work on? We're here to listen, so let us know. LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:59:00

Justice Alaska talks about parole and probation

11/10/2017
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KSKA: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2 pm and 8 pm. What is the mission of parole and probation within the criminal justice system, and how do new policy initiatives in SB 91 and SB 54 affect that work? LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:58:59

Grandparents taking care of grandchildren

11/3/2017
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KSKA: Wednesday, November 08, 2pm and 8pm. The drug epidemic is leaving kids without parents able to take care of them. On this Hometown Alaska, we'll meet some of the people who are trying to help--grandparents who are raising families. Substance abuse, drugs and alcohol, tears apart Alaska families, but families can be resilient, too. LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:58:59

Climate effects in coastal and rural Alaska: two initiatives

10/27/2017
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The grim news headlines pound like heavy waves against a weakened coast line. Our warming climate hits rural communities hard. They have decisions to make: leave or stay and fight. Two initiatives will work to give them information to make those choices. LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:58:59

Jahna Lindemuth, Alaska’s attorney general, sits down with ‘Justice Alaska’

10/20/2017
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Quick news quiz: Who is Alaska's attorney general and what are the duties of the position? What's tough about the job, and what's surprising? Find out on Justice Alaska on Hometown Alaska. LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:58:57

Hope for Alaska’s economy

10/13/2017
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KSKA: Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2 pm and 8 pm. We all know the economy is bad. On the next Hometown Alaska, we'll talk about how bad, how long it will last, and, perhaps most important, what to do about it. Instead of sitting around waiting for the oil price to rise or the legislature to find a fiscal solution, our guests have looked at Alaska's assets, our people, and how to get to a brighter future. LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:58:59

Police information

10/6/2017
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KSKA: Wednesday, October 11, 2 pm and 8 pm. Anchorage is facing a perceived crime wave and the Alaska Legislature is going into special session to consider rolling back a criminal justice reform law, SB 91. On the next Hometown, Alaska, we'll have Chief of Police Justin Doll in the studio to talk about what APD is doing to address crime and win public confidence, as the force rebuilds in numbers and faces a drug epidemic and a spike in the number of murders. LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:58:59

Anchorage energy

9/29/2017
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KSKA: Wednesday, October 4, 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm. A new report tells how Anchorage can save energy and convert to renewables, ultimately saving money as well. LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:59:00

Welcoming Anchorage

9/22/2017
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KSKA: Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Americans are debating who we are and who can aspire to join us. In Anchorage, a city where most people come from somewhere else, that debate is different because we're such a diverse community. On the next Hometown Alaska, we'll talk about welcoming newcomers of all kinds to our city. Our guest will be Anchorage First Lady Mara Kimmel, who has led the Welcoming Anchorage initiative. LISTEN HERE

Seward Highway safety

9/15/2017
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KSKA: Wednesday, September 20, 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Work is planned to straighten out the Seward Highway along Turnagain Arm and in Cooper Landing, with opposition from some environmentalists. What do we really need to improve safety? LISTEN HERE

Duration:00:58:59

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