Health

At the APK

The Salmon Way

March 2020

Author and photographer Amy Gulick discusses her book “The Salmon Way” – An inspiring look into the lives of Alaskans and salmon and how they intertwine.

At the APK

Tin Can Country

February 2020

Editor Anjuli Grantham & Fishtorian Bob King discuss the book Tin Can Country: Southeast Alaska’s Historic Salmon Canneries.

Forum@360

Forum@360: Why is health care in Alaska so expensive?

Alaska regularly ranks at or near the top in health care costs. Leading experts from state government, the hospital and nursing home industry, and the insurance industry discuss why. They’ll also talk about how they’re trying to push these costs down. The panelists include Alaska Division of Insurance Director Lori Wing-Heier, Alaska State Hospital and…

Forum@360

Forum@360: Is Single Payer Health Care Good for Alaska?

Would a single payer health care system be good for Alaska? Dr. Carol Paris, president of Physicians for a National Health Program, advocates for a single payer health care system. Policy expert Sandra Heffern with the AK Health Reform coalition and Juneau general surgeon Dr. David Miller will discuss the concept, and why it might…

The Brain and Recovery with Dr. Kevin McCauley

The last twenty years produced an explosion of understanding about addiction (substance use disorders) and how our brains enable our most human capacities such as assigning value to pleasure and making decisions based upon that value. This lecture summarizes the most current neuroscientific research about addiction — research that explains how the brain constructs pleasurable…

AARP Alaska

AARP Alaska #713: Minimum Documents You Need

Karen Hunt served as a Superior Court Judge from 1984 until 2000. And while she retired from the bench, Judge Hunt has definitely not retired. She continues to work in a variety of ways that benefit both community and people. In this program, Judge Hunt discusses “minimum documents” people should have in place that will…

AARP Alaska

AARP Alaska #712: Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska

Pamela Kelley, Education Director for Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska talks about the number of Alaskans affected by Alzheimer’s and what steps should be done immediately – by the individual and the family – when the diagnosis is first learned. Ms. Kelley also shares information on a variety of workshops offered by the organization. Ann Secrest…