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AK: History

Fri, 2014-01-03 18:00

In December, Juneau writer and English professor, Ernestine Hayes, released her new book Juneau from Arcadia Publishing. The book tells the history of the capitol city through pictures with elaborate captions. It’s a departure from her usual writing style. But the book builds on her effort to clarify the history of Native people.

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300 Villages: Tununak

Fri, 2014-01-03 17:58

This week, we’re heading to the community of Tununak, on Nelson Island. James James is the tribal administrator for the Native Villages of Tununak.

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Alaska News Nightly: January 3, 2014

Fri, 2014-01-03 17:57

Individual news stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via emailpodcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.

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Arctic Port Feasibility Study Expected In March

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is expected to release a feasibility study on an Arctic port in early March, according to Corps spokeswoman Lorraine Cordova.

Election Year Ramps Up

Liz Ruskin, APRN – Washington DC

With 2014 underway, we now entered an election year. Alaskans will be choosing a governor, a lieutenant governor and as always, deciding whether to re-elect Alaska Congressman Don Young. But national attention, and money, is already focused on the U.S. Senate race.

Slow to Moderate Job Growth Forecasted This Year In Alaska

Mike Mason, KDLG – Dillingham

The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development predicts that the state’s economy will grow only a little this year, with just 1,500 jobs added.

State Urges Residents To Get Flu Vaccine

Zachariah Hughes, KNOM – Nome

In the last two months, the Center for Disease Control has seen a rising trend in reports of acute respiratory illness in young and middle-age patients across the country. In Alaska, hundreds of cases of flu have been reported and the state is urging residents to get the flu vaccine, continuing their fee waiver to entice more participation.

Nome Completes Annual Bird Count

Anna Rose MacArthur, KNOM – Nome

This weekend wraps up the 114th Christmas Bird Count. Around 50 communities in Alaska participated in the annual event, adding to decades of data collection. Nome completed its count at sundown on New Year’s Eve.

Mild Weather Helps Unalaska’s Christmas Bird Count Expand

Annie Ropeik, KUCB – Unalaska

The bird count in the Aleutians was also aided by mild weather.

Winter is running late in Unalaska this year – and that was good news for those helping with the annual count last Saturday. Such mild weather meant the counters were able to tally the island’s birds in places they usually can’t get to.

AK: History

Scott Burton, KTOO – Juneau

In December, Juneau writer and English professor, Ernestine Hayes, released her new book Juneau from Arcadia Publishing. The book tells the history of the capitol city through pictures with elaborate captions. It’s a departure from her usual writing style. But the book builds on her effort to clarify the history of Native people.

300 Villages: Tununak

This week, we’re heading to the community of Tununak, on Nelson Island.  James James is the tribal administrator for the Native Villages of Tununak.

New Year's walk turns into sexual assault; 18-year-old jailed on $1 million bail

Fri, 2014-01-03 17:38
New Year's walk turns into sexual assault; 18-year-old jailed on $1 million bail The incident took place New Year's Day in the Oceanview area of Anchorage. Jessye Potts, 18, faces six counts of sexual assault. January 3, 2014

Citizen Ski Racing

Fri, 2014-01-03 16:00

Tour of Anchorage 2013 from ATMI on Vimeo.

You don’t have to be an Olympian to participate in a Nordic ski race. Anchorage has races for the rest of us, where fast skiers can duel at the front while older and less competitive skiers push their personal limits. The Tour of Anchorage is the biggest race of the year, with up to 2,000 contestants covering up to 50 kilometers, but local volunteers organize many other cross-country ski races during the winter that are open to anyone willing to try.

HOST: Charles Wohlforth

GUESTS:

  • Diane Moxness, race director, Tour of Anchorage
  • Adam Verrier, former Olympian, citizen ski racer

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BROADCAST: Thursday January 9, 2013. 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm AKT

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Housing plans a long time coming: coalition

Fri, 2014-01-03 14:32
The Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition approves of the territorial government’s plan for more social housing.

Mentorship program may sprout careers in computers

Fri, 2014-01-03 14:29
It’s not difficult to get lost in a conversation with Sam Fleming and Mannie Sharma about computers.

‘We have been waiting for this moment for a long time’

Fri, 2014-01-03 14:25
They’re back, for the first time in more than 50 years.

EPA wood stove rules less stringent than state plan for Fairbanks

Fri, 2014-01-03 14:10
EPA wood stove rules less stringent than state plan for Fairbanks New proposed rules announced Friday by the Environmental Protection Agency would apply stricter limits on wood smoke from new wood stoves. But the state rules proposed for Fairbanks would be more stringent -- at least until 2019.January 3, 2014

Rise of the Social Entrepreneur

Fri, 2014-01-03 14:00

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.

GUESTS:

  • Yaso Thiru, Alaska Pacific University professor
  • Julie Mettler, gallery manager, Hope Studios

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HOST: Kathleen McCoy

LIVE BROADCAST: Wednesday, January 8, 2014. 2:00 – 3:00 pm (Alaska time)

REPEAT BROADCAST: Wednesday, January 8, 2014. 9:00 – 10:00 pm (Alaska time)

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Researchers say pooping dogs line up with Earth's magnetic field; Iditarod expert has doubts

Fri, 2014-01-03 13:48
Researchers say pooping dogs line up with Earth's magnetic field; Iditarod expert has doubts European researchers tuned into the Earth’s magnetic field while watching 70 dogs of 37 varieties relieve themselves and noting their body position. Top-flight Iditarod musher Aliy Zirkle, a self-proclaimed 'poop specialist', questions the theory.January 3, 2014

365 Days of Big Wildlife

Fri, 2014-01-03 13:30

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)

SPEAKER: Jessy Coltrane, area wildlife biologist, Alaska Department of Fish and Game

RECORDED: December 18, 2013 at the BLM Campbell Creek Science Center

HOST: BLM Campbell Creek Science Center

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Natural Capital

Fri, 2014-01-03 13:00

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

GUESTS:

  • Tony Juniper, author, “What has Nature Ever Done for Us: How Money Really Does Grow on Trees”
  • Callers Statewide

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  • Post your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).
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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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The Global Fund

Fri, 2014-01-03 12:00

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.

LINKS:

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)

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Monday, January 7, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. (Alaska time)

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Era Alaska Renames Itself Ravn Alaska

Fri, 2014-01-03 11:41

A regional air carrier in Alaska is undergoing a name change.

Era Alaska says in a Thursday release that it will rename itself Ravn Alaska.

Other airlines in the company also will get new names. Era Aviation will become Corvus Airlines. Hageland Aviation and Frontier Flying Service will now be known as Ravn Connect.

The company says the change is to decrease confusion and distinguish the airline from others in the industry that also carry Era in their names.

The new names will be phased in over the next few months.

The company says it provides daily passenger and cargo flights to nearly 100 Alaska communities.

Izembek Road Rejected; And Election Advertising Begins

Fri, 2014-01-03 10:00

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell rejects the Izembek Road – again. The primary election is eight months away but the advertising has begun. The Anchorage School District may have to cut 200 teachers, 400 support staff. The Legislature faces big issues in ’14. State lawmakers are getting and expanded home in downtown Anchorage – and criticism comes with it. Alaska law enforcement gets tough on the drug spice. Gov. Sean Parnell talks about addressing energy concerns in southeast Alaska. Gov. Parnell says it is time to changing the funding plan for the Knik Arm Crossing.

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HOST: Michael Carey

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KSKA (FM 91.1) BROADCAST: Friday, January 3 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 4 at 6:00 p.m.

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AK Beat: Failed home invasion lands trio in jail

Fri, 2014-01-03 08:16
AK Beat: Failed home invasion lands trio in jail A trio of Valley suspects were in jail after forcing entry to a home in Wasilla in the early morning hours Thursday. The homeowners were in the house at the time, but were unharmed.January 3, 2014

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