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Talk of Alaska is a weekly statewide 1-hour call-in program distributed LIVE on the 25 stations of the Alaska Public Radio Network (APRN). Listen live and participate each Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. or subscribe to this podcast to listen in on the voices of Alaska. Learn more and share your comments with other listeners at APRN.ORG.
 
Get news from across Alaska each weekday evening from the stations of the Alaska Public Radio Network (APRN). With a central news room in Anchorage and 25 stations spread across the state, we capture the news in the Voices of Alaska and share them with the world. Tune in to your local APRN station in Alaska, visit us online at APRN.ORG or subscribe to the Alaska News Nightly podcast right here. This is the complete 30-minute program as aired on APRN stations. A separate feed is available wit ...
 
With a central news room in Anchorage and contributing reporters spread across the state, Alaska Statewide News captures the voices of Alaska and shares it with the world. Tune in to your local public radio station in Alaska, visit us online at ALASKAPUBLIC.ORG or subscribe to the Alaska News podcast right here. These are individual news stories, most of which appear in Alaska News Nightly (available as a separate podcast).
 
Line One: Your Health Connection is a weekly health news, interview and call-in program broadcast LIVE on Monday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. on KSKA FM 91.1 in Anchorage, Alaska. Hosted by Dr. Thad Woodard, Line One focuses on the latest developments in health care and features national experts and LIVE call-in discussions of important health issues and topics. Learn more, ask questions and share comments online at KSKA.ORG.
 
Take a trip across Alaska without leaving your car, office, home or iPod. AK explores the people and places that make Alaska unique. Visit us online at AKRADIO.ORG for a complete archive or to sign up for e-mail updates.
 
"New Arrivals" is Alaska Public Media's profiles of people who recently moved to Anchorage, one of the most diverse cities in the world. Every Tuesday, we meet a New Arrival from another country, another state, or another part of Alaska. The stories air at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays during Morning Edition here on KSKA, Alaska Public Media.
 
In Juneau, quirky people, untold stories and little mysteries are as abundant as the rain. For the things about Juneau you can’t Google, why not work with a KTOO reporter to satisfy your curiosity? Curious Juneau is a recurring news feature driven by questions and reporting from our audience, starring you and your questions.
 
Alaskans love their permanent fund dividends. But for the last three years the amount of the PFD was reduced in order to help balance the budget. Now, the new governor has promised to pay Alaskans for the difference, and make sure that each and every one of us gets thousands of dollars more this year. But the state also has a $1.5 billion dollar deficit. How can lawmakers make the payments and balance the budget? The new podcast, Paying Dividends, will follow along with the legislative sessi ...
 
Hunt Talk Radio, Randy Newberg Unfiltered is a podcast covering hunting politics, public lands, and conservation topics; even a few things you didn’t need to know. The best hunters you’ve never heard of join Randy to answer questions from the Hunt Talk web forum, share ideas, reveal tactics, and give perspectives unique to public land hunting.
 
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Illustration by Peter Dunlap-Shohl, used with permission from Cliff Groh. This and other illustrations by Dunlap-Shohl help to explain the fiscal challenge citizens and policy makers face in Alaska’s near future. As Cliff Groh puts it, he’s studied how the State of Alaska “collects, saves and pays out money” for 40 years. As a legislative assistant…
 
Creekside Park Elementary School kindergarten teacher Rihana Gay conducts her first in-person class on Jan. 20, 2021 since the pandemic reached Anchorage in March 2020. (Mayowa Aina/Alaska Public Media) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebo…
 
The washeteria and water plant building burned down in Tuluksak on Saturday, Jan. 16 (Photo courtesy Kristy Napoka) A fire destroyed Tuluksak’s only source of clean, running water on Saturday and an emergency delivery of freshwater is delayed because of conditions. Donated bottled water in Bethel is ready to be shipped out on the next plane, but Tu…
 
The Alaska State Capitol building in Juneau, pictured in Feb. 2017. (KTOO file photo) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews. Tuesday on Alaska News Nightly: Alaska’s lawmakers have convened…
 
https://media.ktoo.org/2021/01/011921-News-Update.mp3 In this newscast: The improvement plan for Juneau’s Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area is still in the works, but it’s well understood that when cruise tourism bounces back, changes are needed to accommodate the growing number of visitors. The Alaska Senate pulled together a 13-member Republican…
 
A digital flyer for the Alaska Black Caucuses’ virtual MLK Day Celebration. “Join the Alaska Black Caucus, Senator Elvi Gray-Jackson, Bridge Builders of Alaska, New Hope Baptist Church, vocalists Nancy Smith and Corinthia Rab, Youth4Change, and more for this year’s virtual MLK Community-Wide Celebration. This program is packed with excitement and e…
 
An extremely rare hawfinch in Haines Junction from Dec. 2020. (Cameron Eckert) In December, a rare bird was spotted in Haines Junction in Canada’s Yukon Territory, just north over the border from Haines and Klukwan in Alaska. This is exciting for the Canadian birders who saw it, and one small clue in a wider pattern of change. The hawfinch is usual…
 
https://media.ktoo.org/2021/01/20210118-news-update.mp3 In this newscast: More than 1,000 people in Juneau vaccinated against COVID-19 during weekend clinic Progressive groups call for removal of Rep. Eastman and other Alaska lawmakers who challenged presidential election results Alaska National Guard members head to Washington, D.C., to help with …
 
Forty-seven soldiers and airmen from the Alaska National Guard arrive at Joint Base Andrews in Washington, D.C., after a flight from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson aboard a 168th Wing KC-135 Stratotanker. The security forces and military police personnel volunteered to support the presidential inauguration on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (Photo by Fr…
 
In this episode of Leupold's Hunt Talk Radio, Randy shares a mic with seasonal guests Jim Heffelfinger and Johnathan O'Dell. As scientists and biologists, they manage wildlife at the mercy of Mother Nature. Topics covered include drought impacts, disease impacts on big and small game, hunting the Pleistocene, nutrition cycles, waterfowl diseases, t…
 
Gabrielle Brugato’s 1st grade classroom at Williwaw Elementary in Anchorage on January 15th, 2021. Brugato is preparing to welcome 13 students into her classroom for the first time this school year. (Mayowa Aina/Alaska Public Media) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via email, podcas…
 
The Canning River forms the northwestern border of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Photo: Lisa Hupp/USFWS) Repeated attempts by Alaska’s congressional delegation over four decades to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to development finally prevailed with a lease sale held in early January. No major producers bought leases, but the state of…
 
https://media.ktoo.org/2021/01/011521-News-Update.mp3 In this newscast: It’s back to school at Sayéik: Gastineau Community School in Douglas for a group of 18 students whose families chose to have their kids return to in-person classes. Yakutat’s police force has updated guidelines for how and when its officers use force. The MLK Free Legal Help Da…
 
Used syringes stored in puncture proof plastic drink containers disposed of at Alaska AIDS Assistance Association’s syringe exchange location in Anchorage (Photo: Zachariah Hughes – Alaska Public Media) While the treatment of HIV and AIDS has advanced to the point that AIDS is now considered a chronic condition, the stigma surrounding it is still s…
 
Two-time olympian Sadie Maubet-Bjornsen. Photo: Sadie Maubet-Bjornsen. JC Schoonmaker. Photo courtesy of JC Schoonmaker. Sadie Maubet-Bjornsen and Marine Dusser Bjornsen out skiing together. On this week’s Outdoor Explorer, we’ll be talking with two of the Alaska elite ski racers about how their racing schedules have changed and about new opportuni…
 
University of Portland nursing student Abby Roth volunteers at a vaccination Jan. 6, 2021 at the Anchorage School District Education Center. (Robert DeBerry/Anchorage School District) A statewide poll from late November shows 45% of Alaskans who identify as Republicans said they won’t get the COVID-19 vaccine. That’s compared with just 13% of Democ…
 
Jenae Larson on the porch of the Port Chilkoot Distillery in Haines. Larson is one of two Haines residents missing after a landslide on Wednesday, December 2. (Photo Courtesy of Jenae Larson’s family) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook…
 
https://media.ktoo.org/2021/01/011421-News-Update.mp3 In this newscast: Sen. Lisa Murkowski says President Trump acted unlawfully and the House was right to impeach him. Alaska lost a bit of its maritime history this week. COVID-19 has claimed the life an Angoon elder. Sealaska Corporation is getting out of the logging business after more than 40 y…
 
A male brown bear feasts on a dead whale on Admiralty Island in June 2018. (Bjorn Dihle) “A Shape in the Dark: Living and Dying with Brown Bears” is a new book by Juneau writer and wilderness guide Bjorn Dihle. It’s a portrait of brown bears and their complex relationship with humans that combines a sweeping historical perspective with Dihle’s pers…
 
Rep. Sarah Vance’s MeWe account. Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews. Wednesday on Alaska News Nightly: Alaska Congressman Don Young votes against impeaching President Donald Trump. Meant…
 
https://media.ktoo.org/2021/01/011321-News-Update.mp3 In this newscast: State lawmakers in Juneau and local law enforcement are preparing for the possibility of violence after the FBI warned of potential armed protests in each state capitol this coming Sunday. Alaska’s largest Alaska Native organization is calling for President Donald Trump to resi…
 
Amber Winkel (left) and Todd Winkel (right) make their way across the Beach Road landslide in order to check on their home. (Henry Leasia/KHNS) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews. Tuesda…
 
A health care worker at Bartlett Regional Hospital prepare doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 15, 2020, in Juneau. (Screenshot of Bartlett Regional Hospital video) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapubl…
 
https://media.ktoo.org/2021/01/010821-News-Update-1.mp3 In this newscast: Why more experienced skiers have been getting themselves caught in avalanches during the pandemic. Sealaska Heritage Institute published four new books to bolster its efforts of teaching indigenous language and culture to kids. Cable TV customers across Alaska have lost netwo…
 
University of Portland nursing student Abby Roth volunteers at a vaccination Jan. 06, 2021 at the Anchorage School District Education Center. (Robert DeBerry/Anchorage School District) The FDA recently approved two vaccines for emergency use in the United States. They’re already being distributed in Alaska, but how can people who want the shots get…
 
Sen. Murkowski and fellow moderates in the House and Senate announced their agreement on COVID relief Dec. 1. (C-SPAN screenshot) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews. Friday on Alaska New…
 
https://media.ktoo.org/2021/01/010821-News-Update.mp3 In this newscast: Juneau’s COVID-19 response team hopes to bypass some of the problems people have had signing up for a vaccine by hosting its own local vaccine clinic next week. Washington state’s attorney general and a legal coalition of 40 Tribes, states and community organizations filed a mo…
 
Anchorage School District registered nurse Jennifer Perkins (right) administers the Moderna Covid-19 vaccination to retired chemistry teacher David Boyd (left). Boyd was one of 771 people who received vaccines at the ASD Education Center on Jan. 7, 2021. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media) COVID-19 vaccine shipments started flowing into the state in De…
 
Volunteers drag an open hole in the Kuskokwim River near Tuluksak, working to recover the body of a man who drowned on Jan. 1, 2021. (Bethel Search and Rescue Photo) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter…
 
https://media.ktoo.org/2021/01/010721-News-Update.mp3 In this newscast: The appointment process to get vaccinated against COVID-19 opened up on Wednesday for Alaska’s roughly 90,000 seniors, but it didn’t go smoothly. A handful of protesters showed up at the state capitol building in Juneau on Wednesday morning, but they didn’t stay for long. The C…
 
Protesters outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 before Pro-Trump extremists stormed that capitol. Photo from a 10:21 a.m. tweet. (Liz Ruskin/Alaska Public Media). Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org an…
 
A shipment of COVID-19 Pfizer vaccinations lands in Bethel, Alaska and is transferred to a deep freezer at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation on December 16, 2020. (Katie Basile/KYUK) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapub…
 
https://media.ktoo.org/2021/01/01052021-News-Update.mp3 In this newscast: An avalanche on Mt. Juneau Monday morning turned out to be harmless, but it could be a sign of more to come. Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s emergency disaster declaration has been expanded to include relief for residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed. Getting the new COVID-19 v…
 
A picture of the COVID-19 vaccine, after the third person in Alaska received it the morning of Dec. 15, 2020, at the Alaska Native Medical Center. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org a…
 
https://media.ktoo.org/2021/01/20210104-News-Update.mp3 In this newscast: KTOO’s Jeremy Hsieh has a look back at Juneau’s biggest stories of 2020. Congress signed the most significant law to fight climate change in years, maybe ever. A judge in Anchorage says she could rule as soon as tomorrow on a request by environmental groups to block the Trump…
 
Theater exercises at Perseverance Theatre in Douglas in 2018. (Photo by Jacob Resneck/KTOO) One of the biggest challenges we have as humans is breaking the unhealthy habits we develop as children. Early childhood is the time when we develop our likes and dislikes and the practices we will carry with us into adulthood. While there are many positive …
 
Karen Froland (right) and her mom, Alene Robinson, hold hands on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, at the Aspen Creek assisted-living home in Anchorage. It’s the first time they’ve held hands since March. Aspen Creek set up the “hugging wall” as a way for residents to have some physical contact with loved ones after months staying at least 6 feet apart. (Te…
 
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