Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Interior Alaska can be a forbidding place. Because of its isolation and climate, the region has long attracted people drawn to the challenges and opportunities of a wild, remote place. In this episode of State Of The Re:Union, meet a number of athletes, journalists, scientists, and activists who embody the spirit of Interior Alaska through their grit, determination, and iconoclasm.
Monday, June 02, 2014
Summer means light, leaves and the ocean. June on Hammered! begins with an exploration of composers with Pacific Ocean roots and sensibilities, with music inspired by the Pacific rim – the “ring of fire.” Join host Lisa Moore weekdays at 10 am.
Saturday, March 08, 2014
This week on Car Talk, will James and his fiancee incur the wrath of Miss Manners and their families by registering for gifts at Louie's Lexus rather than Chafing Dishes R Us? Elsewhere, Puzzler Master Will Shortz is having trouble starting his Saab. Will Tom and Ray trade a diagnosis for the answer to 9 Down? Also, Mike may need a gregarious gullible geek to help figure out why his car is creaking; Susan's brother hit new heights of bogosity by trying to convince her she's freezing in his car because it's too efficient; and can Eric spend his summer driving the Alcan highway with his dad and sister, and remain on speaking on terms with either one? All this and more, this week on Car Talk.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
April 14, 2014, composer John Luther Adams was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music for his most recent orchestral composition "Become Ocean." Listen to the composer introduce his music and join us today at 4 pm for an hour of celebration.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Leigh Newman describes growing up in the wilds of Alaska, spending her time landing silver salmon, hiking glaciers, and flying in a single-prop plane, then struggling to adjust to living in Baltimore with her mother after her parents divorced. Her memoir Still Points North: One Alaskan Childhood, One Grown-up World, One Long Journal Home is part adventure story, part love story, part homecoming.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
By Fred Plotkin
"The greatest sound I heard (apart from the Opera Fairbanks performance of La Bohéme) were the ebullient barks and yelps of perhaps 70 Alaskan Huskies," writes blogger Fred Plotkin from Fairbanks.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
When you think of summer festivals, you might think of paying hundreds of dollars to see bands and drinking overpriced warm beer. But there’s a different kind of festival happening now in Northern Alaska where native Inupiaq communities are attending whaling festivals.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Bob Reiss talks about Shell oil’s plans to sink exploratory wells in the waters off the North Slope of Alaska—a site that the company believes contains three times as much oil as the Gulf of Mexico. To write The Eskimo and the Oil Man: The Battle at the Top of the World for America's Future he traveled in America's High North over three years and spent time with scientists, diplomats, military planners, Eskimo whale hunters, and officials at the highest levels of the government to explore the issues dividing every American community wrestling with the balance between energy use and environmental protection, our love of cheap gas and the romance of pristine wilderness.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Most people residing in the lower 48 wouldn't imagine snow posing much of a challenge to Alaskans. However, some recent extreme weather has left two towns on Prince William Sound struggling to regain access to the outside world. To cope, Cordova has called in the National Guard to help battle huge snowdrifts while Nome is seeking fuel supplies from a Russian tanker.
TN Moving Stories: TX Transpo $ "in Crisis," Car Poolers Disappear, and How To Plow Your Driveway...With Your Bike
Saturday, January 29, 2011
By Kate Hinds
Where are the car poolers? The percentage of workers who car-pool has dropped by almost half since 1980. (New York Times)
More ARC tunnel casualties: a week before Governor Christie froze construction on the ARC Tunnel, the Port Authority paid $95.5 million to rent a Manhattan waterfront parcel officials said was critical to the commuter-rail project. (NJ Record) Also: Stewart International Airport was supposed to be the long-sought fourth major airport to serve the New York metropolitan area. But the lack of a rail link has made its future unclear. (NY Times)
The chairman of the Texas House Transportation Committee says that transportation funding in that state is in "a crisis." (AP via the Houston Chronicle)
Calling it "another arrow in our automotive safety quiver," Ray LaHood visits a company that's working on an alcohol-detection prototype that uses automatic sensors to instantly gauge a driver's fitness to be on the road. (AP via NPR)
Officials in Alaska say that climate change is hurting that state's infrastructure. (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner)
Rahm Emanuel wants to expand Chicago's bike network. (Chicago Sun-Times)
Sources say NY Governor Cuomo will propose a reduction in MTA funding - but he doesn't want to trigger an increase in what riders pay to ride the subway, buses and commuter trains. (NY Daily News)
Despite growing tea party opposition to high-speed train proposals, Republican Bill Shuster, the new chair of the House railroad subcommittee, told a group of New England political leaders that he supports the proposed $1 billion New Haven-to-Springfield line, envisioning it as part of a high-speed rail network that would link Boston, Montreal, Manhattan, Albany and Washington, D.C. (Hartford Courant)
NYC manufacturer for NYC bike share? Ever since New York City started asking for proposals for a citywide bike-share program in November, a small bike factory in Queens has been trying to get noticed. "A contract for 10,000 or more bikes for New York City's program would be a huge boost for the small company, and would mean hiring more welders, painters, assemblers and packers for the Queens plant." But can they compete against BIXI? (Crain's NY Business)
What counts as an alternative form of transportation at Portland State University? The car. (OregonLive.com)
How to plow your driveway...with your bike. (Gothamist)
Top Transportation Nation stories we're following: DC bike sharing: it's not just for tourists. The NY State Senate majority leader made some enigmatic comments about transportation funding. And over a dozen members of Congress descended upon Grand Central to talk about high-speed rail in the Northeast.
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Thursday, November 18, 2010
After plenty of political wrangling, incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) won as a write-in candidate with 93,000 votes. It's the first time in half of a century that a Senate candidate won as a write-in. How did she beat out her challenger Joe Miller? We're joined for some answers by Libby Casey, Washington correspondent for the Alaska Public Radio Network.