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. or subscribe to this podcast to listen in on the voices of Alaska. Learn more and share your comments with other listeners at APRN.ORG.
||Alaska’s Natural Gas Pipeline Plan||Nobody ever said it would be easy to attract investment for one of the biggest construction projects on earth in the difficult conditions of Arctic Alaska, but we all know it happened once for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Can it happen again for a gas-line?||2/28/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||It’s About The Dogs||The top sled dog teams in the Iditarod have become so competitive that the slightest edge can make a critical difference. And that means that mushers want to know everything they can about what their dogs can do. APRN: Tuesday, 2/21 at 10:00am Download Au||2/21/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Cook Inlet Fishing Rule Changes||The state's fish board has passed some new rules for commercial salmon fishers in Cook Inlet, but will the rules help salmon conservation in times of declining runs? APRN: Tuesday, 2/18 at 10:00am Download Audio||2/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Enhancing Student Performance study||A statewide study of student performance points to a child’s home environment as a big factor in what kind of academic success they will have. Some parents see it differently. What can we all collectively do to help young people rise to the top? Lori||2/7/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Art Enters the Dialogue about Marine Conservation||An exhibition of art made from trash that washed up on beaches is about to open, offering a creative perspective on a growing environmental problem. It’s part of a thrust by the Anchorage Museum to refresh the dialogue about the Arctic. And it opens in||1/31/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Radiation from Fukushima||They’re having trouble sealing up the leaking nuclear power plants in Japan and they’re also having trouble disclosing what is going on there. Is this a reason to distrust Alaska seafood? APRN: Tuesday, 1/28 at 10:00am Download Audio||1/24/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Oil Spill Dispersants||The response to the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico involved an unprecedented amount of chemical dispersants. If such a spill were to occur in Alaska, the use of dispersants is pre-authorized in certain areas. Should it be? APRN: Tuesday, 1/||1/17/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Permitting, the Public Process, and House Bill 77||The Legislature is going to go back into session next week, and one of the big issues they're expecting to grapple with is permitting. A controversial bill that would put restrictions on water rights and limit who can appeal state decisions has been criti||1/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Natural Capital||The living systems of the earth recycle waste, supply water, control pests, pollution, and disease, and much more, but these capacities can be depleted. The question is how to allow the economic system to take this into account? APRN: Tuesday, 1/7 at 10:0||1/3/14||Free||View In iTunes|