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A few public hearings will kick off Monday’s Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meeting. The hearings provide the public an opportunity to comment on ordinances, including two that would expand development options at the borough-run airport, and appropriate about $62,000 in cruise ship head tax funds to the City of Ketchikan for improvements at the downtown dock.
Also on the agenda is a presentation about ways to improve congestion at Herring Cove, a popular destination for summertime tourists. An earlier report suggested infrastructure improvements, but the Assembly directed staff to come up with options.
The proposed solution would establish a program to issue permits for commercial tour operators taking passengers to Herring Cove. The permit would require the operator to have an off-street parking area at the destination and proof that the driver is trained in pedestrian safety. A permit fee or cruise head-tax funds could pay for the staff position needed to administer the program.
Another option would be to establish a new service area. Then that service area would hire an enforcement officer to make sure parking and safety rules are followed.
Also on Monday, the Assembly will consider a resolution reiterating the borough’s opposition to a “no-action” alternative for the state Department of Transportation’s Gravina Access Project. State DOT and Federal Highway Administration officials are scheduled to start preparing the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for that project next week.
The Assembly meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. in Borough Assembly chambers. Public comment will be heard at the start of the meeting.
House Republicans plan to start the year with a vote on legislation to better safeguard the personal data that HealthCare.gov collects. Democrats see it as yet another attempt to undermine the health law, but they also see political risk in voting against more security for sensitive consumer data.
History is loaded with heroic characters who’ve devoted their talents and energies—not for their own profit—but for the common good. Names like Susan B. Anthony who brought women the vote, or John Muir, who lobbied for a national park system, or New York City’s Central Park creator, Frederick Law Olmstead.
So, while the concept of working for the public good rather than personal profit isn’t new, the last 20 years has seen the rise of a new kind of social entrepreneur, a person or group that applies marketplace talent and resources toward resolving social problems. The 2006 Nobel Peace Prize went to Muhammad Yunus, an economics professor educated in the U.S. who first established micro-lending in Bangladesh.
Here’s a quote from social entrepreneur Jessica Jackley, founder of Kiva.org, another micro-lender:
The stories we tell about each other matter very much. The stories we tell ourselves, about our own lives, matter. And most of all, the way we participate in each other’s stories, is of deep importance.
Today on Hometown Alaska, we’ll hear a particularly Alaskan perspective on social entrepreneurship with Yaso Thiru. She teaches accounting at Alaska Pacific University, and for the last 18 months has promoted social change through education, employment and entrepreneurial spirit. We’ll talk of numerous examples, some global and some local, and take a closer look at Hope Studios, a social entrepreneurship venture right here in Anchorage, with gallery manager Julie Mettler.
Join us with your questions: What exactly is social entrepreneurism? What are its unique characteristics? When is it truly transformative, and when is it a corporate marketing campaign? How can consumers know the difference? We’ll tackle these and other facets of this complex movement, which looks very different under capitalism or under socialism. Listen to find out more.
- Yaso Thiru, Alaska Pacific University professor
- Julie Mettler, gallery manager, Hope Studios
- Skoll Foundation, stories of social entrepreneurs
- MPWR coats that turn into sleeping bags, employing formerly homeless women in Detroit
- Huffington Post video on MPWR coats
- Hope Studios Facebook page
- Hope Studios, website
- Top 11 Ted Talks on social entrepreneurship (as of August 2013)
- Social Entrepreneurship: How Businesses can Transform Society, Google book by Thomas Lyons
- Rise of the Social Entrepreneur, NYTimes Opinionator column, David Bornstein, Nov. 13, 2012
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HOST: Kathleen McCoy
LIVE BROADCAST: Wednesday, January 8, 2014. 2:00 – 3:00 pm (Alaska time)
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Cities across the country saw sharp drops in violent crime rates in 2013. For some big cities, murder rates reached historic lows. The numbers reflect a decades-long decline, which shows that plenty of neighborhoods in urban areas are safe while some remain troubled by violent crime.
On the next Addressing Alaskans, take a month-by-month look at the year ahead through the eyes of area wildlife biologist, Jessy Coltrane. ”April is tax day and remove your bird feeder month!” ”I like to call May, ‘Who’s poop is this?’”
Stories of hammock entangled moose, even swing set wearing moose are interwoven into Jessy’s talk entitled, “365 Days of Big Wildlife: Managing Wildlife Conflicts in Alaska’s Biggest City,” recorded at a BLM Campbell Creek Science Center Fireside Chat in December.
BROADCAST ON KSKA: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. (Alaska time)
REPEAT BROADCAST: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. (Alaska time)
RECORDED: December 18, 2013 at the BLM Campbell Creek Science Center
HOST: BLM Campbell Creek Science Center
EVENT: Fireside ChatAbout
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Students at Rice University in Houston are finding low-cost solutions to big global health problems. The women running the program are hoping to get these young engineers hooked on helping. One particularly successful device that helps infants breathe has already been tested in Malawi and will be distributed to hospitals around the country.
Federal agencies are proposing new rules for handling gun buyers' background checks, in changes the White House says will "keep guns out of potentially dangerous hands." The changes include a clarification of rules barring firearm possession due to mental health problems.
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?
HOST: Steve Heimel, Alaska Public Radio Network
- Tony Juniper, author, “What has Nature Ever Done for Us: How Money Really Does Grow on Trees”
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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
For the United States the leading cause of death between one year and 45 years of age is unintentional injury, causing about 120,000 deaths for all age groups; but for the majority of the world’s population infections remain the leading killers. Malaria alone kills about 660,000 people per year. The Global Fund, our topic on Line One, seeks to fund the fight against HIV AIDS tuberculosis and malaria.
- The Global Fund
- Ambiya’s Story: A teenager cured of multidrug-resistant TB
- YouTube: The Global Fund’s 2012 End-Year Results at a Glance
- Results: U.S. Must Continue to Lead on Ending Global Epidemics
- World Health Organization: HIV / AIDS
- World Health Organization: Malaria
- World Health Organization: Tuberculosis
HOST : Dr. Thad Woodard, Anchorage pediatrician
GUEST: Dr. Joanne Carter, DVM, Executive Director of RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund (REF)
LIVE BROADCAST: Monday, January 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. (Alaska time)
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DR. WOODARD’S FAVORITE HEALTH AND SCIENCE LINKS:
- Cleveland Clinic
- Mayo Clinic
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology
- American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI)
- Science Based Medicine
- Super Smart Health
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