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

  • Monday, February 19, 2018 12:38pm
    It's an untold story almost 250 years old - what really happened during Captain Cook's contacts with indigenous people during his explorations in Alaska and the rest of the Pacific.  Two unpublished journals by Cook crew members have been found in an Australian store-room.  We'll learn more of the untold story of Captain Cook, and what happened after he died. LISTEN HERE
  • Monday, February 12, 2018 6:31pm
    More than a dozen Alaskans are representing the U.S. in the winter Olympics that recently kicked off in South Korea. They're competing in traditional sports like ice skating and nordic skiing. And newer events, like snowboard cross- where snowboarders race down a mountain course that includes jumps. LISTEN HERE
  • Monday, February 5, 2018 3:04pm
    Alaskans know about the 7.9 earthquake that shook the state Jan. 23, but just how did the scientists figure out the exact location of the quake — as they do for tremors around the world. What is the process for sharing that information? And, should major disaster strike, how could the federal government step in to help Alaskans recover? LISTEN HERE
  • Monday, January 29, 2018 3:38pm
    About 100 cities and boroughs in Alaska levy a sales tax. Many also levy taxes on hotel accommodations, alcohol, tobacco, commercial fish harvests, car rentals and more. Combined, the taxes raised over $350 million for cities and boroughs in 2016. Join us as we discuss local taxes -- and the local debates about raising them. LISTEN HERE
  • Friday, January 19, 2018 8:11am
    Alaska has a lot of nonprofit organizations that do a lot of good work. Community groups, social service organizations, advocacy groups. Alaskans are supportive and contribute a lot of money, but many nonprofits are struggling financially. The needs are there, but what’s the future for Alaska’s nonprofits? LISTEN HERE