Friday, April 29, 2011

Young Alaska Poets Perform

The Alaska high school finalists for the 2011 POETRY OUT LOUD statewide competition traveled to Juneau to compete. Listen to them recite select poems in front of judges and a live audience in Juneau’s Arts and Cultural Center.

Wednesday at 8:00 pm

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Special Session continues... does the Gavel Alaska coverage on 360 North.

At times during the day we will be broadcasting programming from our usual daytime schedule in order to accommodate long gaps between meetings at the capitol. As events take place during the legislative day, we will go live to the meeting rooms in the capitol to keep you informed.

Go to to learn more about special session activities and meeting schedules.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


This two-part, two-hour documentary series thoughtfully considers the trade offs of carbon capture and storage, hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, a nuclear renaissance, the costs of solar power, the sprawl of wind power and the feasibility of a super grid.

Comprehensive and timely, Beyond the Light Switch adds a much needed balanced perspective to a national energy debate.


8:00 to 10:00 pm

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Renewable Energy at Work

In the village of Angoon, Alaska, the average household pays $0.60 per kilowatt hour, or about $1,200 per month. This is 10 times higher than average electricity rates in the lower 48 States, and is unsustainable for the community. Sustain Angoon is about putting renewable energy to work where it's needed most. Using a demonstration house, weatherization techniques and renewable energy design are used to create energy independence.

High energy costs are a significant burden for most rural communities.
The Sustain Angoon Project is designed to educate and encourage rural residents of Alaska to take action and save energy.

Tuesday at 9:00 pm

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

New Season - AARP ALASKA

360 North is excited about producing another complete season of AARP Alaska. Watch new programs each week tailored to you. Topics coming soon include dementia, heating assistance, medicare, long-term care insurance and investing.

THIS WEEK: Social Security is considered by many to be the most successful social program in the world. AARP Alaska provides a comprehensive overview of the program and how Social Security has changed since its inception. Join host Ann Secrest with guests Stanley Friendship and Mike Webb from the Social Security Administration.


Thursday at 9 pm

Monday, April 18, 2011

Special Session - Gavel Alaska

The Alaska House of Representatives and Senate invoked a never-before-used part of the state Constitution Sunday night, April 17 — the day scheduled for adjournment — citing an impasse between the two houses. The action took the form of a letter from the Senate and HR9 in the House. The move ceded adjournment powers to the governor.

Gov. Parnell adjourned the Legislature at 10:48 p.m., and announced a special session to begin at 1 p.m. Monday, April 18, to complete work on 10 bills:

  • HB108, the operating budget
  • HB109, the Mental Health Trust Authority budget
  • SB46, the capital budget
  • SB76, supplemental appropriations
  • HB104, Alaska Performance Scholarships
  • SB42, Power Project: Susitna/ Alaska Energy Authority
  • HB106, Coastal Management Program
  • SB84, Vocational Education and Basic Funding/ Tax Credits
  • HB24, Regulatory Commission of Alaska sunset
  • HB126, Extending Boards and Commissions

Catch up on all of the Gavel to Gavel coverage from the Legislature’s 90th day in our archives and stick with us for coverage of the special session.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Alaska's Amazing Fish Wheels

Never before seen on TV......

Alaska river-man Tom Payton takes us on a trip up some of our states most famous rivers to learn about the history and culture of fish wheel use in Alaska. Unique historical footage illustrates the colorful origins and history of fish wheels and links us to present-day use and the people who still fish with Alaska’s Amazing Fish Wheels.

Tuesday at 9:00 pm

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Final Days

The last ten days of this session of the legislature are before us. Traditionally, things are busy in the capitol and the Gavel Alaska crews are busy covering the activity for you.

To best bring you the most recent coverage of the proceedings 360 North may, occasionally, preempt regular evening programming to continue live meeting coverage. We will still strive to include BBC World News and Alaska Weather during our evening broadcasts.

This only happens a few times a year. We make the decision to bring the most immediate happenings from the Capitol to our viewers on your Alaska public affairs channel, 360 North. As the meetings run long or go into the evening, we will bring that to you.

Check the GavelAlaska schedule NOW.