Day: May 19, 2016

Freakonomics Radio on KHNS

KHNS is excited to introduce Freakonomics Radio from WNYC to our lineup, airing Mondays at 10am starting on May 30, 2016.     Freakonomics Radio ferrets out connections between seemingly unrelated things. The program explores the riddles of everyday life and the weird wrinkles of human nature—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports—using the tools of economics to explore real-world behavior.   Host Stephen J. Dubner discovers the hidden side of everything in interviews with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, social scientists and entrepreneurs—and with his “Freakonomics” co-author Steve Levitt.   **Find a printable version of the KHNS Program Guide here: KHNS Program Guide...

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KHNS News – May 19, 2016

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/19newscast.mp3 Skagway restaurant owners rally after spoiled food arrives on barge; Proposal would withhold cruise ship passenger taxes from communities; New tribal court programs start up at Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of...

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Skagway restaurant owners rally after spoiled food arrives on barge

A weekly supply of produce and meat arrived in Skagway on Tuesday morning spoiled, or mostly unfit for consumption. The food was set to be distributed among the community’s bustling eateries. But a few restaurant owners in town say the foodie community rallied, and managed to feed the crowds of visitors during the town’s busiest tourist week so far this season. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/19SkagFoodINTRO.mp3 When Lacey Stoutt, the owner of Glacial Smoothies and Espresso in Skagway, heard Tuesday her food shipment was ruined, her first thought was panic. But, she says, the reality of what happened sank in and everyone  –...

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Proposal would withhold cruise ship passenger tax from communities

The Alaska Legislature failed to pass a budget Wednesday and will reconvene in special session next week. One proposal that was recently passed in conference committee and could come back in the special session has leaders in cruise ship port communities concerned.  The measure would leave those towns without millions of dollars they normally receive from state head-tax revenues. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/19CPVwINTRO.mp3 If the legislature picks up where it left off, and the proposal to withhold commercial passenger vessel taxes goes forward, “it would be devastating,” said Skagway Borough Manager Scott Hahn. Skagway is a town with about 800 year-round residents that...

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

0650: A Haines resident reported a cow moose gave birth near the roadside at approximately 9 mile on the Haines Highway. Dispatch advised AST. 1150: A Haines resident reported receiving a fraudulent IRS call stating they would issue an arrest warrant if money was not paid. 1735: Haines pool personnel reported an unknown person broke a window at the pool. Officer advised. 1750: A Haines resident reported a male yelling at passersby along Front St. A officer responded and issued a verbal warning to the male for disorderly conduct. 2100: A business owner on 3rd avenue reported a male...

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