Policymakers, newsmakers and other extraordinary Alaskans discuss the issues affecting our state. From politics and economics to culture and technology, it’s on Forum@360.
On behalf of Southeast Conference, Meilani Schijvens presents critical insights into current and past Southeast Alaska economic and socioeconomic trends, and tells the story of changes that are taking place in the areas of population and employment. Key drivers of the economy are explored, including the public sector and the visitor, seafood, mining, construction, and health care industries. Statewide trends in these areas are compared to the region.
Filipinos were part of waves of foreign-born laborers coming for the salmon canning industry and mining booms in the early 20th century.
Since the 1990s, the Philippines has been the most common country of origin among Alaska’s foreign-born population, according to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates Alaska’s Filipino population at more than 26,000, one of the state’s largest ethnic groups.
The Alaska Native Sisterhood celebrates its 100th anniversary in October. The Sisterhood began as an auxillary of the Alaska Native Brotherhood, which had been founded three years earlier in 1912. However, women’s organizations did exist in Southeast previous to the founding of the ANS, but many of them eventually organized under the Sisterhood, establishing their own camps.
Forum@360 presents: How Toxics are Tainting the Subsistence Food Web, our Homes and our Bodies.
From the bowhead whales harvested in Barrow to the fire resistant cushions in our living rooms, industrial chemicals linked to cancer and developmental problems have found their way to Alaska.
Panelists include: Pam Miller, a biologist and the executive director of Alaska Community Action on Toxics, Tony Stefani, a retired San Francisco Fire Department captain and founder of the San Francisco Firefighters Cancer Prevention Foundation, and Vi Waghiyi, from the Native village of Savoonga and ACAT’s coordinator for community-based research on St. Lawrence Island.
Our brains develop the most during infancy. During that crucial stage, research has shown what happens – or what doesn’t – can ripple across a lifetime.
This Forum@360 features a discussion with early childhood experts from around Alaska. Lisa Phu hosts.
Panelists include economic analyst Jim Calvin with McDowell Group; Joy Lyon, Executive Director of Association for the Education of Young Children (AEYC), Southeast; Patrick Sidmore, planner with the Alaska Mental Health Board and Steve SueWing, Dad and family advocate.
Oil is at the heart of Alaska’s economy, and the price per barrel a leading indicator of its health. So with the price of oil crashing, what happens now?
Guests include Gunnar Knapp with the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Institute for Social and Economic Research and Cliff Groh of the nonpartisan public policy organization Alaska Common Ground. Jeremy Hsieh hosts.
Voters decide which state judges get to keep their jobs. Why do we vote on judges? Retired Alaska Supreme Court Justice Walter Carpeneti will discuss the system and recent attempts to politicize it. Matt Miller hosts.
Libertarian Carolyn “Care” Clift discusses her election bid to be the next governor of Alaska. Jeremy Hsieh hosts.
KTOO/360 North reporters hold a roundtable discussion with independent gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker and his running mate Byron Mallott. With Jeremy Hsieh, Casey Kelly and Jennifer Canfield.
For years Alaskans have been talking about a natural gas pipeline. Now the Alaska LNG project has momentum and the state could become an owner. Guests include Larry Persily, a Federal Coordinator for an Alaska natural gas pipeline, Tim Bradner from the Alaska Journal of Commerce and Frank Ameduri from the Alaska Budget Report. Rosemarie Alexander hosts.
Three exchange students from Yemen, Bahrain, and Gaza are spending a year in Juneau and Haines. Maha Abdulrazzaq, Abdulla Husain, and Haytham Mohanna will talk about adapting to life in Southeast Alaska, going to American schools, and what they miss about home. Audience will get to participate in a Q&A session with the students. Lisa Phu hosts.
Juneau-based Alaska Robotics recently raised several thousand dollars on Kickstarter to create six web video episodes of satirical political news over the course of the 2014 Alaska legislative session. We talk the three funnymen behind the Alaska Robotics label, Pat Race, Aaron Suring and Lou Logan.
On this Forum@360: Living the Language, Tlingit speakers and educators discuss how to live the language, what does it mean, how can we incorporate language into our homes, into our community, and what are the tools to get us there.
Featured speakers are:
David Katzeek – Tlingit speaker and clan leader
Marsha Hotch – University of Alaska Southeast Adjunct Instructor
Lance Twitchell – University of Alaska Southeast Assistant Professor
Alice Taff – Linguist
Wild Coast Trekkers, the first episode in the Forum@360 series, is about the adventurers who were highlighted in the film Journey on the Wild Coast, making films in the far reaches of Alaska, and their future projects — both film and in print. Jeremy Hsieh hosts.