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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).
 
This year, cruise ship passengers to Juneau, Alaska, outnumbered local residents 35 to 1. Cruise Town is a podcast from KTOO News. It’s about how Juneau became a Cruise Town, what it’s like to live in a Cruise Town and what the city’s future holds in light of the industry’s explosive growth.
 
Light for Today is a ladies bible study class that meet Tuesdays at 10am between September and May. For more information and class times go to Quail.org or contact Quail Valley Church at 281-499-0594. Light for Today television airs on the Daystar network Monday mornings at 8:00am central time and is web casted at Daystar.com. Todays program is our most recent broadcast. Questions about this feed should be directed to rssfeedback@quail.org
 
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.
 
The Murder, Alaska podcast covers crime and the law in Alaska and mysteries all over the world. I am Leo Helmar, a paralegal and researcher. I have been doing long-term research into the Benolken murders, a 1982 double homicide in my hometown of Juneau, Alaska for which I believe defendant Newton Lambert was falsely convicted.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
Based in Juneau Alaska, Tales from the Summoning Circle is the newest D&D adventure podcast to hit the web. This home-brewed campaign is the product of years of planning, playing, adventuring and plenty of preparation. Taylor, the Dungeon Master will be weaving a story of heroism, magic, and cunning teamwork that will put these experienced players at risk of life, limb, and possible world devastation. Join us every week as we dive into the mind of this Dungeon Master and his players. Check o ...
 
Suzanne Downing and John Quick are two Alaskans who love Alaska and believe its better days are ahead. Suzanne is the former editor of the Juneau Empire, ran a storefront business, has worked as a speechwriter for Alaska governor Sean Parnell, and launched Must Read Alaska, the most well-loved and well-hated blog in Alaska, with more than 12 million visitors since 2016. John Quick is an entrepreneur, business owner, and problem solver who consults with businesses in Alaska while launching hi ...
 
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.
 
Roots and Stems, an Indigenous language podcast, explores ways to support and join language revitalization efforts. Hosted by Sealaska Heritage, an Alaska Native nonprofit organization, the podcast features interviews with those in the field sharing their experiences in language learning and community.
 
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Christy NaMee Eriksen of Juneau (left), Jen Stever of Anchorage (top right), and Makayla Blewett of Anchorage (bottom right) shared their thoughts and poetry on the 2021 inaugural poet Amanda Gorman who’s received significant positive reaction to her poem. (Mayowa Aina/Alaska Public Media) One of the most celebrated moments of President Joe Biden’s…
 
https://media.ktoo.org/2021/01/012221-News-Update.mp3 In this newscast: One of Alaska’s largest fish processing plants is shutting down as a COVID-19 outbreak grows. A former tribal police officer from Akiachak in the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta died from COVID-19 and his family found a new way to say goodbye. One of Royal Caribbean International’s large…
 
Crew members Joe Johnson, left, and Derrick Justice shovel pollock on the deck of the Commodore as another crew member, Brian Hagen, holds the hose. (Photo by Nathaniel Herz / Alaska’s Energy Desk) One of North America’s largest fish processing plants is shutting down as a COVID-19 outbreak grows and owner Trident Seafoods struggles to test its 700…
 
Pollock are transferred from a fishing boat into a processing plant in Dutch Harbor, in the Aleutian Islands, in January, 2019. (Photo by Berett Wilber) 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 @AKPublicNew…
 
https://media.ktoo.org/2021/01/012121-News-Update.mp3 In this newscast: Alaska now has the highest COVID-19 vaccination per capita of any state in the country. Governor Mike Dunleavy said he’s open to working with President Joe Biden. A new airline service is coming to Petersburg. The Alaska Senate has announced who will serve on its committees for…
 
Kongiganak’s tribal police chief (holding cross) and other TPOs receive David Aqvang Evon’s body for his burial. (Marcy Daniel) At the end of 2020, a 36-year-old former tribal police officer died from COVID-19. David Aqvang Evon was to be buried in Kongiganak, which his family in Akiachak couldn’t attend because of travel restrictions. That forced …
 
Carol Kleckner. (Don Kiely) Fairbanks musher and dog advocate Carol Kleckner died of cancer last month. Kleckner always loved dogs. After she moved to Alaska, it wasn’t surprising she eventually became a competitive musher and skijorer. Kleckner’s longtime partner Don Kiely said 20 years ago, sled dogs left at the Fairbanks North Star Borough anima…
 
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) In the days leading up to the return to school, 6-year-old Kanae Octuck could barely contain his excitement. Listen to this story: “I’ve never been…
 
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a Dec. 15 news conference (Screenshot from Gov. Dunleavy video feed) Shortly after Joe Biden was sworn in as the nation’s 46th president, Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy said in an interview that he’s open to working with the new president. But he also said he’s prepared to oppose the new administration if it seeks to block d…
 
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…
 
https://media.ktoo.org/2021/01/012021-News-Update.mp3 In this newscast: About a dozen City and Borough of Juneau employees are working from home this week after two of their coworkers tested positive for COVID-19. Southeast Alaska’s largest Native cultural gathering won’t be held this year. Alaska legislators opened their session Tuesday amid a dea…
 
The washeteria and water plant building burned down in Tuluksak on Saturday, Jan. 16 (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 weather conditions. Donated bottled water is ready to be shipped out on the next plane from Bethel, but Tuluksa…
 
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…
 
On this week's episode, Suzanne Downing and Scott Levesque discuss the first day of the Alaska legislature, the National Guard underwent a political "purity" test for the inauguration, and more musings from the Anchorage Assembly meetings. All that, plus, the first Club MRAK hits your inbox!By Must Read Alaska
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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