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

  • Thursday, September 16, 2021 5:39pm
    Alaska hospitals are in crisis. The state is setting new records for COVID case numbers and hospitalizations, overwhelming medical facilities and forcing providers to make difficult decisions about who gets an ICU bed and who has to wait. What needs to happen to bring things back to a manageable level?
  • Friday, September 10, 2021 4:31pm
    With no more federal relief coming, what do economists see on the horizon for Alaska’s labor shortage? How much did tourism’s return over the summer make up for the last year of deep loss? Was it enough to help businesses survive the winter? How does the pandemic continue to affect supply lines and commerce?
  • Friday, September 3, 2021 9:34am
    For many Alaskans, fall’s cooler temperatures and wet weather signal the peak of mushroom season. Two regional fungus festivals are happening this month, and whether you're a veteran forager or a budding mycologist, there’s so much to learn about and discover in the woods and your own backyard.
  • Friday, August 27, 2021 11:43am
    Students are back in school amid rising COVID-19 cases and community divisions over how to keep them safe.
  • Friday, August 20, 2021 3:36pm
    For Alaskans who experience homelessness, the looming colder weather creates additional stress. What are the plans in Anchorage and across Alaska to ensure that residents without stable housing have help?