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.
||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|
||The future of Alaska’s megaprojects||The six so called megaprojects that Governor Walker put on hold soon after taking office have already received millions in state and federal funds but would take billions to actually complete. Where would the money come from? If the state stops them compl||31 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Alaska’s budget woes and the effects on public safety||Budget cuts are creating stress for communities trying to keep their citizens safe with fewer dollars for law enforcement. In a state with staggering statistics for violence and sexual assault, how can municipalities, cities, and villages keep the peace a||24 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Variability of Alaska’s salmon runs||Salmon runs in Alaska have been defying expectations this season, in both good and bad ways. Why has it been so difficult to meet escapement for some runs while seeing bounty in others? From closures on the Kuskokwim to a puny run on the Yukon, salmon fis||17 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Chuck Sassara on Propellers, Politics and People||Chuck Sassara first arrived in Alaska in a VW bus in 1955. He and his wife Ann built a life that encompassed a career in aviation, government and business. Sassara witnessed the beginnings of statehood and the growth of the Alaskan community. His new book||10 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Polar Bear Recovery Plan||New reports are painting a grim picture for the future of polar bears. Studies looking at climate change impacts clarify that without ice, polar bears will have difficulty surviving. Polar bears in Alaska are particularly vulnerable and at risk of disappe||3 7 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Alaska: On the Cusp of Recession?||With oil prices stuck in the gutter, Alaska is staring down the possibility of economic recession. Combine that with declining federal dollars and jobs, military reductions and a weakened fishing industry and it all adds up to a perfect storm. It's an unc||26 6 2015||Free||View In iTunes|