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Talk of Alaska

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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.

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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.

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Talk of Alaska

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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.

Rank #1: The decline of sea ice in the Arctic

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A satellite view of the Bering Strait, take in February 2014. (Photo: NASA)

The decline in seasonal sea ice affects more than just arctic communities. That ice helps regulate world temperatures. Less ice means coastal communities are at risk of rising sea levels and coastal erosion. The decline also makes it harder for arctic residents to travel and hunt the food they depend on. On the next Talk of Alaska, we’ll discuss the latest information on ice conditions and how the people of the arctic are working to adapt to change.



HOST: Lori Townsend
GUESTS:

  • Brian Brettschneider, climatologist, International Arctic Research Center at University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Erica Lujan, Local Environmental Observer (LEO) Network Coordinator, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
  • Robert Tokeinna, LEO Network observer in Wales
  • Andrew Kakoona, LEO Network observer in Shishmaref

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Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast

Send an email to talk@alaskapublic.org (comments may be read on air)

Post your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).

LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
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The post The decline of sea ice in the Arctic appeared first on Alaska Public Media.

Mar 29 2019
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Rank #2: The road back to accreditation

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Tonya Shakhov re-caps a three-month project focused on crime in Anchorage and Alaska with her seventh period social studies class at Gruening Middle School. Photo: Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media.

Teacher retention is a chronic problem for Alaska schools. An ambitious plan to recruit and train more Alaskans for teaching positions hit a snag recently when UAA’s teacher education program lost its national accreditation. Program graduates will still be able to teach in the state, but will this discourage other Alaskans who want to teach? It’s is our discussion on the this week’s Talk of Alaska.

HOST: Lori Townsend
GUESTS:

  • Claudia Dybdahl, Interim Director of the School of Education for University of Alaska Anchorage
  • MacKenzie Lindeman, former early education major at University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Stephen Atwater, Executive Dean of the Alaska College of Education

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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Jan 22 2019
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Rank #3: Ballot Measure One

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“Chinook salmon, Yukon Delta NWR.” Photo: Craig Springer, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Via Flickr Creative Commons.

Ballot measure one is a hotly contested initiative that has divided Alaskans over what may sound like a simple request-stand for salmon. But it’s a complex question that’s pitting environmental groups against mining and oil companies. So what does a yes or no vote mean? Both sides claim that if they lose, the results could be disastrous, but what’s really at stake?

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HOST: Lori Townsend

GUESTS:

  • Carly Weir, executive director – Cook Inletkeeper
  • Kara Moriarty, President and CEO – Alaska Oil and Gas Association

  • Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast
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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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Sep 22 2018
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Rank #4: The Governor’s budget proposal

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy talks about his goals during a press conference before his third cabinet meeting. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/Alaska’s Energy Desk)

Governor Mike Dunleavy’s budget proposal would cut more than one and a half billion dollars from state spending in one fiscal year. The Governor’s plan would also remove municipal taxing authority over oil infrastructure, redirecting millions of dollars currently in local government control to state authority. Will the Governor’s budget put Alaska on firm fiscal ground or drive the state deeper into recession? We’ll ask on the next talk of Alaska.



FROM THE ARCHIVES: Governor Dunleavy, then candidate Dunleavy, was on Talk of Alaska last September and responded to the question of whether he had a number in mind for what an adequate state budget would be and where he would seek to do more cutting.



HOST: Lori Townsend
GUESTS:

  • Bruce Tangeman, Alaska Department of Revenue Commissioner
  • Jeremy Price, Deputy Chief of Staff at State of Alaska
  • Nat Herz, Alaska Public Media reporter

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
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Feb 21 2019
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Rank #5: The first forensic nursing academy in the US

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(Photo by Shahram Sharif via WikiCommons)

High rates of domestic violence and sexual assault have plagued Alaska for decades. A new forensics program at the University of Alaska Anchorage will provide training for evidence collection for both types of abuse. The goal is greater accuracy that can lead to successful prosecutions and better outcomes for victims. The new program is the first in the nation. How it could help lower the number of abusive encounters is our discussion on the next Talk of Alaska.



HOST: Lori Townsend
GUESTS:

  • Angelia Trujillo, DNP, MSN, WHNP-BC, AFN-DF, Associate Professor of Nursing with University of Alaska Anchorage, Board member of Academy of Forensic Nursing
  • Diane Castro, Director of Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (CDVSA)
  • Ken McCoy, Deputy Chief of Anchorage Police Department

PARTICIPATE:

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Send an email to talk@alaskapublic.org (comments may be read on air)

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
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Apr 26 2019
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Rank #6: APU’s Elders in Residence

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Alaska Pacific University or APU in Anchorage is working towards becoming a tribal university, so what does that mean? On the next Talk of Alaska, artists Joe and Martha Senungetuk will discuss their work as APU’s elders in residence. They’re teaching art and culture and bringing in other Native artists for classes.

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HOST: Lori Townsend

GUESTS:

  • Native artists Joe and Martha Senungetuk
  • Dr. Bob Onders, President – Alaska Pacific University

  • Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast
  • Post your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).
  • Send email to talk@alaskapublic.org (comments may be read on air)

LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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Oct 13 2018
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Rank #7: The 4th Federal Climate Assessment Report

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Screenshot from the video Silavut Atlannuraqtuq, Our Changing Weather, about climate change in Northwest Alaska. (Image courtesy of the Maniilaq Association and ANTHC)

The recently released National Climate Assessment is the fourth federal report examining the rate of change and the forecast for the future. Alaska has it’s own chapter in the massive document. The state is warming faster than any other. So what’s next? Working to understand the cultural, economic and health expense of mitigation and adaptation.

HOST: Lori Townsend

GUESTS:

  • ISER Professor Matthew Berman-one of the authors of the Alaska chapter.
  • Rick Thoman – contributing author

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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Dec 10 2018
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Rank #8: Sharks in Alaska waters

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Pacific Sleeper Shark. (NOAA)

Sharks. Alaska’s waters are full of them. But they aren’t just predators to be featured in horror films. Sleeper sharks, spiny dogfish and flat sharks like skates play key roles in the state’s marine ecosystem keeping it healthy for all species.

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HOST: Anne Hillman

GUESTS:

  • Cindy Tribuzio – Alaska Fisheries Science Center
  • Markus Horning – Alaska Sealife Center
  • Olav Ormseth – Alaska Fisheries Science Center

  • Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast
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  • Send email to talk@alaskapublic.org (comments may be read on air)

LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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Jul 14 2018
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Rank #9: Salmon science

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Adult sockeye salmon encounter a waterfall on their way up-river to spawn. (Photo by Marvina Munch/ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Rivers and streams across the state are closed to king salmon fishing, and sockeye returns are shockingly low in parts of Southeast Alaska. Meanwhile, commercial fishermen in parts of Bristol Bay are netting millions of sockeye. What’s happening to salmon stocks around the state? Hear from salmon scientists and fishery managers about what’s affecting this year’s runs on the next Talk of Alaska.

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HOST: Anne Hillman

GUESTS:

  • Ed Jones – Chinook Salmon Scientist, Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game
  • Scott Kelley – Director of Division of Commercial Fisheries, Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game
  • Jim Murphy – Research Fisheries Biologist, Alaska Fisheries Science Center

  • Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast
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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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Jul 07 2018
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Rank #10: Gubernatorial candidate Mark Begich

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Democratic candidate for Alaska governor Mark Begich. (Photo by Valerie Kern, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)

As the race for Alaska’s next Governor heats up, Talk of Alaska is featuring all three candidates in September. On the next program, Democrat Mark Begich joins us. What does he see as the best path forward for the future of Alaska?

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HOST: Lori Townsend

GUESTS:

  • Mark Begich – Democratic candidate for governor

  • Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast
  • Post your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).
  • Send email to talk@alaskapublic.org (comments may be read on air)

LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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Sep 08 2018
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