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Alaska and Yukon Headlines

Guilty verdict in Kodiak Coast Guard double murder

Fri, 2014-04-25 14:53
Guilty verdict in Kodiak Coast Guard double murder An Anchorage jury Friday found James Michael Wells guilty of the 2012 murders of two co-workers at a U.S. Coast Guard communications station on Kodiak Island.April 25, 2014

‘Transformational system change is a long journey’

Fri, 2014-04-25 14:38
The Yukon government will unveil a report next week that will help shape the transformation of the territory’s health care system.

‘We actually watched it go under,’ mayor says of dock

Fri, 2014-04-25 14:36
How long Skagway will be without ferry service remains unknown a day after the ferry dock sunk Thursday morning for reasons which also remain unclear.

Siblings to receive first keys to the city

Fri, 2014-04-25 14:32
There was no need to push for a unanimous decision among council Tuesday evening when it came to a vote that siblings Graham and Emily Nishikawa would be the first people to ever receive keys to the city.

Sweden’s Center Party talks climate change

Fri, 2014-04-25 13:03
Sweden’s Center Party talks climate change The party's top candidate for the EU's parliament says Europe's current climate policies fall short and need a sharper focus.April 25, 2014

At remote Teshekpuk Lake, a lovingly restored cabin shelters Arctic researchers

Fri, 2014-04-25 13:02
At remote Teshekpuk Lake, a lovingly restored cabin shelters Arctic researchers Near the shores of the largest lake on Alaska's North Slope, the last remaining shelter erected by the Barrow-based Naval Arctic Research Laboratory has been given a new lease on life by an Anchorage-based USGS researcher who restored it to help let scientists work in the area year-round.April 25, 2014

Rejuvenating Alaska Native languages

Fri, 2014-04-25 13:00

Alaska is rich in Native languages. Just this past week the Legislature passed a bill making them official languages in our state. Hometown Alaska host Kathleen McCoy and guests explore the cultural heritage of Alaska Native languages and how they can be revived.

Just before Alaska’s Senate voted to make 20 Alaska Native languages official state languages alongside English, Rep. Charisse Millett (seated) held hands with Liz Medicine Crow. Left of them is Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, who introduced the bill. Photo by Skip Gray of APRN member station KTOO Juneau.

HOST: Kathleen McCoy

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LIVE BROADCAST: Wednesday, April 30, 2014. 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Alaska time)

REPEAT BROADCAST: Wednesday, April 30, 2014. 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. (Alaska time)

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Better Bookkeeping ekes out Div. 2 squash victory

Fri, 2014-04-25 12:47
Down 12-4 two matches into the Div. 2 squash championship last night, Better Bookkeeping battled back to tie – before emerging victorious on countback points.

World Stage

Fri, 2014-04-25 12:44
Whitehorse curler Aline Lima Goncalves, right, is representing her home country at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Scotland this week.

Marine Mammals in a Changing Sea: Sentinels or Sitting Targets?

Fri, 2014-04-25 12:30

Photo excerpted from a UAA article on Dr. Jennifer Burns’ research.

On the next Addressing Alaskanshear UAA biology professor Dr. Jennifer Burns discuss her research on mammals in polar environments. What do marine mammals need to survive? How may climate change impact their ability to make a good living in the ocean? Does it matter if the mammals live in the Arctic or Antarctic?

Burns’ talk, “Marine Mammals in a Changing Sea: Sentinels or Sitting Targets,” was recorded at a BLM Campbell Creek Science Center fireside chat in April.

BROADCAST ON KSKA: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. AKDT

REPEAT BROADCAST: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. AKDT

SPEAKER

  •  Dr. Jennifer Burns, University of Alaska Anchorage biology professor and field researcher

RECORDED: April 16, 2014, at the BLM Campbell Creek Science Center

HOST: BLM Campbell Creek Science Center

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Alaska Supreme Court decision affords gay couple equal property tax rights

Fri, 2014-04-25 12:19
Alaska Supreme Court decision affords gay couple equal property tax rights The ruling is the latest in a series of Supreme Court opinions validating that same-sex couples in Alaska are entitled to equal rights, despite the fact that same-sex marriage in Alaska is still banned under the state constitution.April 25, 2014

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Fri, 2014-04-25 11:00

Line One host Dr. Thad Woodard brings child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Matthew Siegel to the program to talk about severe disruptive behaviors with a focus on patients with autism. Dr. Siegel comes to Alaska from the Tufts University School of Medicine.

HOST: Dr. Thad Woodard 

GUESTS: 

  • Dr. Siegel joins the program April 28.

    Matthew S. Siegel, MD, Director, Developmental Disorders Program, Spring Harbor Hospital Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine

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LIVE BROADCAST: Monday, April 28, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. AKDT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Monday, April 28, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. AKDT

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Switch in approach to Knik Arm Crossing approved by conference committee in Juneau

Fri, 2014-04-25 10:35
Switch in approach to Knik Arm Crossing approved by conference committee in Juneau At the same time that a conference committee met Friday morning to hash out changes in the House and Senate versions of a bill to keep the Knik Arm Crossing alive, another conference committee was working out differences in House Bill 278, the education funding bill. Some lawmakers thought the extended session might end later Friday.April 25, 2014

Farce on the Fairway

Fri, 2014-04-25 10:05

The cast of Ken Ludwig’s The Fox on the Fairway

Its springtime and you know what that means–golf. Add a little disaster and a lot of misunderstanding and you get Ken Ludwig’s hilarious farce, The Fox on the Fairway being presented by Anchorage Community Theatre running April 25th through May 18th. Carl Bright, director and Alex Albrecht who plays Dickie drop by Stage Talk to let us know what all the fuss is about.

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GUESTS: 

  • Carl Bright, Director, ACT’s The Fox on the Fairway
  • Alex Albrecht, “Dickie”, ACT’s The Fox on the Fairway 

ORIGINAL BROADCAST: Friday April 25th, 2014 at 2:45 p.m.

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AK Beat: Watch live stream of Alaska team in Academic Decathlon finals

Fri, 2014-04-25 07:57
AK Beat: Watch live stream of Alaska team in Academic Decathlon finals Watch Lathrop High's academic decathletes compete against 53 other teams in the final Super Quiz in Hawaii.April 25, 2014

Alaska Edition April 25, 2014

Fri, 2014-04-25 07:56

The Alaska Legislature moved into overtime but finished  its gas line work. The education bill forces the overtime. The set net initiative is in court. Initiatives move from August ballot to November ballot. Legalization of marijuana faces opposition. Tax credits for Alaska refineries. Joe Miller opens his bid for the Senate. CIRI wants MLP to buy more Fire Island wind power. BP sells 15 percent of Alaska holdings.

HOST: Michael Carey

GUESTS:

  • Paul Jenkins, Anchorage Daily Planet
  • Suzanna Caldwell, Alaska Dispatch
  • Tim Bradner, Alaska Journal of Commerce

KSKA (FM 91.1) BROADCAST: Friday, April 25, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 26, at 6:00 p.m.

Alaska Public Television BROADCAST: Friday, April 25,  at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 26 , at 4:30 p.m.

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Southcentral settlement provides hope for scores of other tribes awaiting money

Fri, 2014-04-25 05:40
Southcentral settlement provides hope for scores of other tribes awaiting money The $96 million dollar settlement, which the Indian Health Service paid to settle claims dating back to 1997 over unpaid contract support costs, came after pressure from Alaska's congressional delegation.April 25, 2014

'Amazing America' recap: Explosive adventure

Fri, 2014-04-25 05:24
'Amazing America' recap: Explosive adventure Freedom isn't free -- that's the message in this week's episode of "Amazing America with Sarah Palin," which takes viewers to a police tactical training academy and a business that specializes in educating first responders about how to recognize and handle improvised explosive devices.April 25, 2014

Move afoot to switch responsibility for Knik Arm Crossing to different state agency

Thu, 2014-04-24 22:21
Move afoot to switch responsibility for Knik Arm Crossing to different state agency The proposal would take away from KABATA the responsibility for construction of the toll bridge across Knik Arm, and leave the agency with responsibility for just operation and management, essentially collecting the tolls.April 24, 2014

Judge orders new review for 2008 Chukchi Sea lease sale

Thu, 2014-04-24 21:36
Judge orders new review for 2008 Chukchi Sea lease sale 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Ralph Beistline issued an order Thursday directing the U.S. Department of Interior to conduct a new analysis of oil and gas leasing in the Chukchi Sea before drilling will be permitted.April 24, 2014

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