Talk of Alaska
By Alaska Public Radio Network
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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. AKT or subscribe to this podcast to listen in on the voices of Alaska. Learn more and share your comments with other listeners at alaskapublic.org.
||Economic and legal impacts of Anchorage’s equal protection ordinance||Alaska was the first state in the nation to pass a constitutional ban on gay marriage, now Anchorage is the first city in our state to pass an equal protection ordinance that makes discrimination illegal in employment or housing for gay, lesbian and trans||2 10 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Justice reform and Alaska’s swelling prison population||Alaska's prison population has grown by 27 percent in the last decade. Without reforms to our justice programs, the state's prison population could exceed capacity within 2 years. What are the best ideas for keeping people off the path to incarceration an||25 9 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Growing a new generation of fishers and farmers||Alaska's maritime industry is the largest private employer in the state, but fleet workers are aging. I'm Lori Townsend. On the next Talk of Alaska, we'll discuss plans to attract more young people to the fishing industry, and also look at some of the par||18 9 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Alaska’s fiscal and economic future||Oil prices are stubbornly low and the state’s budget is in trouble. Alaska Common Ground will hold a day long forum on Alaska’s Fiscal and Economic Future on September 19th. Organizers solicited budget proposals from citizens. They were tasked with fi||11 9 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Debrief with Gov. Walker: The aftermath of a Presidential visit||President Obama's visit to Alaska was unprecedented in terms of the length of stay and the places he visited. Governor Bill Walker was able to have the President's full attention on Air Force One. What will this historic visit mean for Alaska's future? Wh||4 9 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Presidential Visits to The Last Frontier||The president is visiting Alaska, and it's more than just a fuel stop this time. On the next Talk of Alaska, we’re taking a trip into the annals of presidential history in the Last Frontier. FDR and Jimmy Carter went fishing during their visits here. Re||28 8 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Climate Change in the Far North||President Obama will be in Alaska soon, and he says climate change is the reason for the visit. On the next Talk of Alaska, scientists who've studied warming in Alaska for decades join us on the program to offer perspective from the front lines. APRN: Tue||21 8 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Remapping Alaska||Flying blind. No Alaska pilot wants to, but sometimes it happens. And sometimes it’s not on an established flight corridor. A new terrain mapping effort is underway, and it's not just aviators who will benefit. APRN: Tuesday, August 18, at 10:00 a.m. an||14 8 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Wild food and its role in Alaska culture||Berry picking, salmon fishing and preparations for fall hunting are in full swing and Alaskans are putting up food for winter. Whether canned, dried, fermented or smoked - wild foods go hand in hand with the culture and traditions of the north. APRN: Tues||7 8 2015||Free||View In iTunes|