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Recent News:
Chefs Mix It Up for the Food Bank
The heat was on for local chefs Saturday seeking fame in bragging rights and fortune for the food bank.
Nikiski Groundwater Study Provides New Answers, New Questions
Researchers from Anchorage who have been trying to map groundwater conditions around Nikiski presented their findings this week. This newest study is part of a long term effort to learn more about Nikiski’s water system.
Climate Workshop Will Focus On Local Issues
There is no shortage of divisive political topics. And climate change is right at the top of the list. But just because politicians can’t agree on what to do about it, doesn’t mean nothing is being done. A day-long workshop this Saturday hopes to spotlight the potential effects of climate change on the Kenai Peninsula.

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The leaders and members must, in a word, compromise. And on this occasion, Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi did just that, with skill and savvy.
The rate at which the ice is shrinking at the ocean's edge in the West Antarctic has increased by 70 percent over the past decade, an analysis of satellite measurements suggests.
Remember that old movie trope, in which the mousy girl takes off her glasses to reveal she was a beauty all along? A similar scenario is playing out among food waste fighters in the world of produce.
An Illinois National Guardsman and his cousin were arrested for allegedly conspiring to provide support to the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Nitasha Tiku of The Verge about the latest in the Silicon Valley gender discrimination trial of Ellen Pao. Pao is suing a venture capital firm for $16 million in damages.

Fresh Air with Terry Gross

The FX series, now in its final season, is based on Leonard's novella Fire in the Hole. Showrunner Graham Yost says, "I look at this show as Elmore Leonard's show, and we're all in service of him."

Morning Edition

French officials believe the co-pilot of the Germanwings plane that went down in the Alps intentionally crashed the plane. Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Eleanor Beardsley for the latest.
A New York man sent his ailing son in Pennsylvania a get-well card and a scratch-off lottery ticket. There's a good chance he's feeling better. The ticket was a winner — a $7 million winner.