Talk of Alaska

Tuesdays at 10 am

Alaska’s only statewidelive call-in forum for discussing the issues impacting life on the Last Frontier. Politics, science, culture and current events are covered by host Lori Townsend along with guests and callers. Call-in 800-478-8255

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Podcasts

  • Friday, July 13, 2018 5:00pm
    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. LISTEN HERE
  • Friday, July 6, 2018 5:00pm
    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 about what’s affecting this year’s runs on the next Talk of Alaska. LISTEN HERE
  • Friday, June 29, 2018 5:00pm
    On the next Talk of Alaska we're stepping outside of the studio and into Goose Creek Correctional Center. During the special, pre-recorded episode inmates at the prison speak with community members about substance use treatment. It's a chance to hear from people who can't call in but have something to say.
  • Friday, June 22, 2018 5:00pm
    Alaska has a lot of entrepreneurs. Small business owners do everything from walk dogs to design clothing. How has the small business climate evolved in the state and what's on the horizon? Where can people with big plans get support and capitalize on the interest in buying locally? LISTEN HERE
  • Friday, June 15, 2018 5:00pm
    Rural Alaska has long had a lack of adequate law enforcement. State budget cuts have exacerbated the problem and recent reporting reveals trouble with how or if some local law enforcement officers are screened before they're hired. What's being done to make rural Alaska safer? LISTEN HERE