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It is a live weekly 60-minute public affairs call-in show. The program covers politics, the environment, business, the arts, and major Alaskan events. Citizens are invited to call with questions for guest experts and/or their own comments or ideas.

It is a live weekly 60-minute public affairs call-in show. The program covers politics, the environment, business, the arts, and major Alaskan events. Citizens are invited to call with questions for guest experts and/or their own comments or ideas.
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Anchorage, AK

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Alaska PR

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It is a live weekly 60-minute public affairs call-in show. The program covers politics, the environment, business, the arts, and major Alaskan events. Citizens are invited to call with questions for guest experts and/or their own comments or ideas.

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@aprn

Language:

English

Contact:

Alaska Public Radio Network 3877 University Dr Anchorage AK 99508 907-550-8422


Episodes

Domestic violence and sexual assault

10/13/2017
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It's not a number to celebrate, but the consistently high rates of domestic violence and sexual assault in Alaska need discussion and attention. Why does Alaska stay at or near the top in the nation for these terrible statistics? What's being done to combat family violence, and how can everyone help address it? Listen Here

Duration: 00:35:02


Perceptions and assessment of risk

10/9/2017
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There's been a lot of bad news in recent weeks. Devastating hurricanes, tension with North Korea and a horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas. We face risks each day. How should we manage the stress that accompanies them without becoming overwhelmed and how should we talk to children about it all?

Duration: 00:58:56


Data breaches and online security

9/22/2017
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It's become too common. Reports of a data breach that leaves thousands or millions of consumers vulnerable to identity theft, fraud or other types of scams. But what can you do to keep your personal information safe when online commerce is every day business? Listen Here

Duration: 00:58:59


Succeeding after prison

9/18/2017
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Almost everyone who goes to prison will eventually be released, but without the proper support network, many will likely re-offend. Organizations, individuals, and the Department of Corrections are trying to change that. Listen Here

Duration: 00:58:59


The status of Vietnam vets in Alaska

9/11/2017
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60,000 Americans died in the Vietnam war. Thousands more died in the following years. A new documentary by filmmaker Ken Burns examines the era. In the first of a series of discussions on the war, we'll hear from Alaska Vietnam veterans about how they're doing today, decades after their service and what we've learned as a nation. Listen Here

Duration: 00:58:59


The end of the summer salmon fishery

9/5/2017
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Some runs were outstanding, some were terrible. On the next Talk of Alaska, we're discussing the state's iconic species-- salmon. Whether you fish for sport, subsistence or make your living as a commercial fisherman or woman, the summer season is wrapping up. Listen Here

Duration: 00:58:59


The future of Alaska journalism

8/28/2017
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Fake news. Lame stream media. Journalism these days is getting a really bad rap. In an era when you can find a constant stream of information on the internet 24 hours a day, how important are news organizations? Listen Here

Duration: 00:58:59


The economic future of Alaska

8/21/2017
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Alaska is an oil state, but will that be true forever? The state is confronting low oil prices and declining production. Several companies are betting on new production. Others think Alaska needs to grow a different kind of economy. Listen Here

Duration: 00:58:59


Solutions for Food Insecurity

8/15/2017
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Did you have enough to eat this month? Did your neighbor? About 15 percent of Alaskans are food insecure -- many of them are children or elderly. But there are ways to help solve this problem. Join us for Talk of Alaska as we discuss how. Listen Here

Duration: 00:58:59


Legislative compromise

8/4/2017
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State lawmakers called themselves into a third special session to pass a scaled back capital budget. It was a long time in the making, but does the compromise signal that lawmakers can come together on a longer term budget plan for the state? What sticking points remain? Listen Here

The state budget and the future

7/31/2017
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State lawmakers called themselves into a third special session in order to pass the smallest capital budget in 17 years. Legislators reached compromise -- but still don't have a long term budget plan for the state's future. Will they call a fourth special session? Listen Here

Duration: 00:58:57


The future of the Alaska VA Healthcare system

7/24/2017
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Disability claims for veterans can take up to five years to process. Why? The VA has been plagued with problems for decades. Funding shortages, poor coordination, and a range of complex health issues faced by service members have all created barriers for vets seeking care. Amid increased attention on the problems, are improvements on the horizon? Listen Here

Duration: 00:58:57


Environmental legacy of the pipeline

7/17/2017
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Environmental groups lost their fight to stop the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. But along the way they brought to light an obscure bit of federal code that requires intense scrutiny of every major construction project. Listen Here

Duration: 00:58:59


The Senate’s Health Care Bill

7/7/2017
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The US Senate is taking a stab at replacing Obamacare. The newest healthcare reform bill reduces tax credits for buying health insurance and cuts Medicaid funding for the state. So how do these potential changes affect you and your ability to get treatment? Listen Here

Duration: 00:58:59


Alaskan Independence

6/30/2017
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"Alaska's flag, may it mean to you," goes the Alaska Flag Song. Well, that raises a question. Beyond the blue and the gold, just what does it mean to you to be an Alaskan? That's the subject on the next state-wide radio call-in show Talk of Alaska. On a day celebrating independence, we'll be looking at the what it might mean if the state of Alaska was independent - a nation of its own. How would we define ourselves? Listen Here

Duration: 00:58:59


Breaking through the political divide

6/23/2017
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Alaska lawmakers avoided a state government shut down by passing an operating budget, but the deal doesn't address long term stability and both Republicans and Democrats expressed disappointment over things they had to give up. The political divisions remain. Listen Here

Duration: 00:58:59


The beginning of Prudhoe bay development

6/16/2017
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40 years ago, the first barrel of oil started flowing down the trans-Alaska pipeline. Completing the pipeline was an epic, three-year saga that required tens of thousands of workers, great feats of engineering and perilous work on mountain passes. On the next Talk of Alaska, we'll explore that pipeline history as part of the series Midnight Oil, from Alaska's Energy Desk. Listen Here

Duration: 00:59:01


The future for polar bears and other arctic marine mammals

6/9/2017
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Polar bears need sea ice to survive. Scientist Steven Amstrup has devoted his career to polar bear research and is definitive in calling for global action in reducing greenhouse gas emissions such as those outlined in the Paris climate accord. The U.S. is no longer party to the agreement. So now what? LISTEN HERE

Duration: 00:58:58


75th Anniversary of Aleut Evacuation

6/2/2017
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75 years ago the Unangan people were evacuated from villages in the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands because of World War II. They were sent to internment camps in southeast Alaska. Others were taken prisoner and sent to Japan. Once the war was over, many were never allowed to return to their homes. Join us for Talk of Alaska as we commemorate the anniversary of these events, and discuss the history and the impacts of the evacuation.

Duration: 00:58:59


The state of our education system

5/26/2017
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Alaskans love a challenge, and our educational system has plenty of them - with shrinking budgets, serious workforce deficits, and poor retention rates for teachers and students. Listen Now

Duration: 00:59:01

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