Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Changes Coming

360 North, as part of KTOO in Juneau, along with KUAC-Fairbanks and APTI-Anchorage (KAKM), recently released a study to determine the feasibility of a unified statewide public broadcasting organization.

This new report notes opportunities offered under a unified public broadcasting model:
• A statewide, cross-platform production team
• An increase in public broadcasting’s reach in rural communities
• A unified voice in support of public broadcasting statewide
• The ability to invest in emerging media for content delivery
• The continuation of high-quality PBS and NPR programming throughout the state

The KTOO, KUAC, and APTI boards will then make a final decision on the unification this year and if approved, the transformation could begin as soon as July 2010.

Monday, July 20, 2009

No Coverage of Special Session

The August 10th special session of the Alaska State Legislature will not air on 360 North. The session, which will address Gov. Palin's veto of federal stimulus funds for energy-related projects, will be held in Anchorage. Unfortunately, Gavel to Gavel Alaska is set up to air proceedings that take place in the capitol building in Juneau and we will not be able to show the Anchorage sessions. We look forward to bringing you all of the 2010 session starting on January 19.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Watch the Sotomayor Hearings LIVE

Tune in to 360 North this week to watch the Sotomayor Hearings LIVE.
Monday July 13 starting at 6am
Tuesday July 14 starting at 5am
Wednesday July 15 starting at 5am

Friday, July 10, 2009

Charles Darwin in Private

Monday, July 13 at 8pm

Celebrated science and nature writer, David Quammen, presents the crucial, yet obscure period in Charles Darwin's life, immediately following the Beagle voyage, during which he developed his theory of evolution.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Syd Wright's Alaska

Friday, July 10 at 3pm

There is always a lot of interest in this popular show, so don't miss our special presentation this Friday at 3pm!

"Educator, fisherman, raconteur...Syd Wright served as Petersburg's unofficial historian, captivating visitors with his wit and eloquence. Syd Wright's Alaska preserves his tales for all time. Hear his vivid descriptions of the region's ancestral people, the Tlingit, their art and culture; of Alaska's European discovery by an emissary of Tsar Peter the Great; of the region's surprising role in the conclusion of the American Civil War; of the public treasure that emerged from the discourse between John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt; of Alaska's investiture as the 49th State of the Union; of the region's astonishingly rich fisheries and the people and communities that depend on them; of its land, its creatures, its abundance and its beauty."

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Nomads of the Yukon

9pm Wednesday - Follow 150,000 barren ground caribou on the longest migration of any land animal in the world, through one of the wildest places on earth: the Yukon Territory. Pursued by Grizzly bears and wolves, tormented by insects and challenged by rugged terrain, the Porcupine Caribou now face what could be their greatest challenge of all -human development.