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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.
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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Wrangell’s state Wildlife Trooper, Chadd Yoder.(Sage Smiley / KSTK) 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: The state Legislature passes a budget but severa…
 
In this newscast: The Alaska Senate passed the state budget today, but motion for $1,100 PFD fails Sen. Lisa Murkowski got tough with Interior Secretary Deb Haaland After a late and virtual celebration last year, Juneau Pride is back A COVID-19 outbreak in Yukon Territory is impacting residents in Skagway https://media.ktoo.org/wp-content/uploads/2…
 
Skilak Lake (Creative Commons 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 legislators still have not passed a budget. And, two kayakers paddle six…
 
UA Museum of the North Director Pat Druckenmiller checks out Bus 142 last week with Colin Howard, left, and Aaron Warkinton, right, who work for Pennsylvania-based B.R. Howard Conservation.(Tim Ellis/KUAC) 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 Fac…
 
In this newscast: Former Juneau-area chiropractor accused of sexually abusing patients Legislative compromise sets the PFD at $1,100 Supplemental unemployment insurance ends this week A vigil in Fairbanks to mourn and raise awareness about historic abuse and neglect of Native children at residential schools https://media.ktoo.org/wp-content/uploads…
 
https://media.ktoo.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/061121-News-Update.mp3 In this newscast: The Biden administration announced Friday intentions to reinstate protections for Tongass National Forest. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve broke ground last week on a $6.5 million dollar project to connect the park to renewable hydroelectric power by t…
 
Xavier Robles, 31, of Sioux City, Mexican heritage — transitioned from college football and the military to rugby because of the brotherhood involved in the sport. Pictured here at the Park Strip in Anchorage on June 10, 2021 (Jeff Chen, Alaska Public Media) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s n…
 
Denali in Feb. 2021 (Lex Treinen/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 and on Twitter @AKPublicNews. Thursday on Alaska News Nightly: Alaska joins other states trying to defeat a lawsuit brought ag…
 
https://media.ktoo.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/61021-News-Update.mp3 In this newscast: The City and Borough of Juneau announced two closures at a popular hiking spot next week to clear up rockslide debris in the area. A section of land along the Lemon Creek side of Thunder Mountain in Juneau has been identified as a potential landslide hazard. T…
 
The NEST Egg is the Anchorage School District’s newest curriculum for third graders that was developed alongside Alaska Native cultural experts. (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 Facebook at alaskapublic.org a…
 
https://media.ktoo.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/060921-News-Update.mp3 In this newscast: Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy signed a bill into law protecting an Unangax cemetery in Funter Bay on Tuesday at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. This weekend, Sitkans gathered in memory of the 215 Indigenous children whose remains were discovered last week on …
 
A child strikes a pose during outdoor live music at the Anchorage Museum on June 4, 2021. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media) A live concert series, two hour wait times at restaurants, lines around the block for the local ice-cream shop, and tourists: Anchorage is back, baby! At least that’s what it felt like closing out the first week of June, as Down…
 
Jenny Tse shows Alaska botanicals about to be mixed with green tea to make her award-winning blend. (Robyne/KUAC) 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: The …
 
https://media.ktoo.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/060821-News-Update.mp3 In this newscast: The Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska launched a community and behavioral health division this spring. As summer fishing seasons gear up and get started, Wrangell community groups gathered at the Wrangell Mariners’ Memorial to w…
 
A child strikes a pose during outdoor live music at the Anchorage Museum on June 4, 2021. (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 and on Twitter @AKPublicNews. Monday on Alaska News Nightl…
 
https://media.ktoo.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/060721-News-Update.mp3 In this newscast: There have been scattered reports and a few pictures of Juneau black bears recently popping up on social media. Alaska’s tourism businesses were girding for another tough summer — until the successful rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. A Florida lawsuit is chal…
 
Kenneth Hemenway, an English teacher at South High School, teaches a group of high school students from across the district during a morning summer school class at Hanshew Middle School in Anchorage on June 4, 2021. (Mayowa Aina/Alaska Public Media) Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds …
 
https://media.ktoo.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/060421-News-Update.mp3 In this newscast: State transportation officials are beginning a new study and winding down another for two prominent road projects in Juneau. A group of Juneau residents who want to limit cruise ship traffic in town didn’t get enough signatures to advance their proposed ballo…
 
A newly processed, contrast-enhanced version of an image of Venus taken by Mariner 10 in February 1974. Venus’ densely packed atmosphere is responsible for the planet’s unusual induced magnetosphere.Credit: NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory-Caltech Stories are posted on the statewide news page. You can subscribe to Alaska Public Media’s newsfeeds via …
 
https://media.ktoo.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/060321-News-Update.mp3 In this newscast: A Utah man was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for killing his wife while on an Alaska cruise. For months, officials with the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska followed along as the Juneau Assembly developed new restrictions…
 
Alaska State Capitol building (left) and Dimond Courthouse, Juneau, Alaska, January. 23, 2017. (Skip Gray/360 North) 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:…
 
https://media.ktoo.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/060221-News-Update.mp3 In this newscast: A group of Juneau residents who want to limit cruise ship traffic in town didn’t get enough signatures to advance their proposed ballot initiatives. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Gustavus is poised for another lean year after half of its operating…
 
A nurse prepares to administer a dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine at a clinic in Anchorage. (Hannah Lies/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 and on Twitter @AKPublicNews. Tuesday on Al…
 
https://media.ktoo.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/060121-News-Update.mp3 In this newcast: Local rivers ran high and rainfall drenched Memorial Day cookout plans in Juneau over the long weekend. The Juneau Assembly got together in-person, mostly, for its regular meeting last week for the first time in over a year. 72-year-old Albert Kookesh was an I…
 
Former Sen. Albert Kookesh was Bert Stedman’s last election opponent, in 2012. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News) 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. Monday on Alaska News Nightl…
 
The East Plaza of the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 (Wikimedia Commons) 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 News Nightly: Alaska’s senators split on whether to establish a com…
 
https://media.ktoo.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/052821-News-Update.mp3 In this newscast: The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center will open to the public on Tuesday, June 1. Over the weekend Juneau Drag performers hosted their first live show in 15 minutes. Like other events in the pandemic era, the Wearable Arts Extravaganza was virtual but that di…
 
A photo attached to an Anchorage Police Nixle. (Photo from Anchorage Police Department) 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. Thursday on Alaska News Nightly: With a new agreement, Alaska’…
 
https://media.ktoo.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/20210527-News-Update.mp3 In this newscast: Independent travelers are showing up in force in Southcentral and local tour operators say those are the visitors they’re focusing on this year. Police and the FBI are investigating stickers that display swastikas and a threatening message that were put on …
 
Kurt Brodersen in his 1966 yearbook photo (left) and a photo published with his obituary (right).(Courtesy Juneau-Douglas City Museum and Ketchikan Daily News) 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 @AKPu…
 
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