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.
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.
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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.