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.
||Health Care Costs in Alaska||Do you dread getting a bill from the hospital or your doctor's office? Healthcare costs are rising quickly in Alaska and we're all paying the bills. We'll look at why health care costs so much here and what we can do to reduce those costs. APRN: Tuesday,||4/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Historical Gardening in Alaska||Picture Alaska 100 years ago - the open tundra, the dense forests - and the gardens. We're looking at the state's horticultural past with guests from the Alaska Botanical Gardens. We'll talkabout historical planting methods and how they can still be used||4/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Alaska’s Housing Issues||Only 10 percent percent of the people in Alaska who experience homelessness are chronically homeless. Families and individuals often become homeless because they lost their jobs or the cost of housing is too high. So what can we do about it? APRN: Tuesday||3/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Medicaid Expansion And The State Budget||State leaders need to cut the budget without hurting the economy and find new sources of revenue. In a time of fiscal deficit, what do lawmakers think of Medicaid expansion and other ideas that impact the budget? What will it take to stabilize Alaska's fi||3/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Governor Bill Walker And The Alaska State Budget||Governor Bill Walker and legislators need to work together to bring down state spending and raise new revenue. The Governor wants to expand Medicaid, beef up the instate gasline proposal and halt spending on several large infrastructure projects. Some Law||3/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Steve Heimel and Historical Context for APRN||Steve Heimel has been a fixture of the APRN system since its inception. After more than three decades of dedicated service to news, Steve is leaving the network for other challenges. From covering the Exxon Valdez oil spill to helping Alaskans understand||3/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Corridors Past and Future||The Iditarod Trail began as a mail route and became a protected corridor and recreational resource. Even if climate change puts an end to its use by dog mushers, the evolution of the Iditarod Trail will continue. In their own way, our corridors tell the s||2/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Our Own Geological Era||What if what we call the natural world no longer really exists, and we live already in a world of our own creation? There is growing evidence that human activity has triggered a new geological era. Scientists are debating whether the evidence we leave beh||2/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ocean Acidification And How It Affects Alaska’s Fisheries||Shellfish are particularly vulnerable to ocean acidification, and colder waters are becoming more acidic than warm waters. What does this mean for Alaska and its fisheries – especially crabs and oysters? Or for the food chain that feeds other species in||2/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|