Day: October 17, 2017

KHNS News – Oct. 17, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/17newscast.mp3 Following Marshall Islands trip, Skagway students host climate change conference; Talking trash: follow the garbage Southeast communities ship...

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Talking Trash: Follow the garbage Southeast communities ship south

By Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News, Ed Ronco, KNKX and Tom Banse, Northwest News Network When you toss a candy wrapper in the trash, you’re sending it on a thousand-mile journey to a Lower 48 landfill. That’s the case if you live in one of five Southeast Alaska communities that send their garbage south via barge, truck and train. CoastAlaska’s Ed Schoenfeld, KNKX’s Ed Ronco and the Northwest News Network’s Tom Banse take us on that trip, beginning in Sitka. Their report is part of the CoastAlaska and KHNS News series, Talking Trash. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/16BargeTrash-XL.mp3 Sitkan Megan Pasternak stands in her kitchen,...

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Following Marshall Islands trip, Skagway students host local climate change conference

A high school trip to islands under threat from climate change inspired a three-day conference this weekend in Skagway. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/17ClimateChangewINTRO.mp3 About a dozen Skagway students traveled to the Marshall Islands over spring break. They met with residents, including the president, to learn about how the Pacific islands are being impacted by a warming climate. Rising sea levels have already caused thousands of islanders to migrate to the U.S. and other countries. Skagway teacher Kent Fielding led the trip and helped students plan the upcoming Climate Change Conference. He hopes Skagway residents will be willing to face the topic of...

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New shows for your ears

KHNS has some exciting new programs for you this autumn! Left, Right and Center – Fridays 7-8 pm Replacing Marketplace Friday and All Songs Considered Left, Right and Center from KCRW is back with an hour of provocative, up-to-the minute witty conversation over politics, policy and popular culture. This show previously produced half-hour shows and aired on KHNS on Friday evenings, but then switched to hour-long shows. KHNS listeners told us they wanted this show back, so we’re happy to have Left, Right and Center on KHNS again.   Planet Money and How I Built This – Tuesdays, 7-8...

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