Allergic reaction to climate change

Alaska used to be a great place to live if you have allergies as pollen counts are low on a tundra. But with climate change, n tundra giving way to flora and insects are moving in. Host Bruce Gellerman talks with Jeffrey Demain, founder/director of the Alaska Allergy Asthma and Immunology Center, about climate change and allergy development.

Global Politics

Alaska's take on Sarah Palin

As the U.S. mainland continues its debate over the selection of Governor Sarah Palin, we look northward and talk to a long-time reporter in Alaska for a local's opinion on McCain's pick. Guest: Steve Heimel, senior reporter and producer for the Alaska Public Radio Network, based in Anchorage, and host of its call-in show, Talk of Alaska

Global Politics

Alaskan political meltdown: Senator Ted Stevens

While Sarah Palin gets the spotlight, she's not the only big political story out of the northernmost state. Alaska's Ted Stevens, the Senate's longest serving Republican in office, faces prosecution for major corruption charges. He is also in a tight election fight for his Senate seat against Anchorage mayor Mark Begich.