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Congresswoman Mary Peltola calls for more action and less talk. Not everybody's on board with a Fairbanks utility's deal to source North Slope natural gas. Plus the Alaska State Troopers now have a plan for body-worn cameras.
HOST: Paul Twardock GUESTS: Dan Osborne, Dick Jabonowski, Ed Minot, Steve O'Brien, Tom Kensler, and Mike Sallee LINKS: Denali Climbing History BROADCAST: Thursday, February 2nd, 2022. 10:00 am – 11:00 a.m. AKT REPEAT BROADCAST: Thursday, February 2nd, 2022. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT
GUEST HOST: Dave Waldron GUEST: Cody Carver, Program and Events Manager at the Anchorage Museum LINKS: Anchorage Museum Pass the Mic exhibit
What does the EPA's veto of the proposed Pebble Mine really mean? We will discuss. Investigators use genetic genealogy to identify human remains found 25 years ago. Plus a Sitka chef is a semifinalist for a prestigious national award.
Pebble opponents celebrate an EPA decision to ban the mine. Mat-Su school bus drivers go on strike, but not before dropping kids off at school. Plus, Team Alaska is racking up the medals at the Arctic Winter Games.
A classic fight is brewing over drilling for oil in Alaska, but with some modern nuance. Also, they held out for better prices, and now Kodiak's tanner crab fleet is going… crabbing. And Mt. Edgecumbe High School aviation students get access to some nifty technology.
Day two of sentencing hearings for the man who admitted to setting fire to seven buildings in Two Rivers in 2021. A outage in Newtok's school is just the latest in a pattern of power issues. What to expect as the Kuskokwim 300 kicks off.
Alaska gets hundreds of millions of federal dollars for the ailing ferry system. But it will require a commitment from the state, too. A sobering economic outlook for Alaska's largest city. Plus, a Sitka gymnastics coach takes a team to the Arctic Winter Games.
Questions over the origins of a court order for a mental health check, the courts say never existed. The story of two Russians who crossed the Bering Sea in a fishing boat to avoid the war in Ukraine. Plus the Alaska Long Trail is a long ways off, but supporters say the benefits are worth the wait.
Kodiak's tanner crab fishery is still at a standstill as the fleet holds out for higher prices. Governor Dunleavy lays out his priorities in this year's state of the state address. And after a long hiatus, Sitka's community orchestra is back in business.
A new ballot measure would repeal the state's ranked choice voting system. Also, teachers rally in Juneau for increased school funding. And the Homer Library Board votes to keep a small number of books that stirred up big controversy.
HOST: Anne Hillman GUESTS: Barbara and Ethan Jacko Atwater, mother/son writing partners, authors of multiple children’s books and more Sara Juday, co-president of the board, Alaska Center for the Book LINKS: Alaska Center for the Book Read Alaska Native reading challenge resources The American Indian Library Association…
Confusion over discrepancies in Representative Mary Peltola's educational record. Families are stuck abroad after the Marine Highway System pulled a ferry from service. Plus Soldotna looks at creating a more walkable- and business friendly - downtown.
Alaska farmers step up to supply eggs as the national shortage drags on. Also, a Juneau resident gets her Regalia back, suddenly, two weeks after it was stolen. And a meeting between school officials in Ketchikan and Metlakatla helps heal a rift.
What draws us to the outdoors? Marybeth Holleman is an Alaskan writer who's new book of poetry, titled tender gravity, expresses many reasons. Marybeth is a long time Alaskan whose works include The Heart of the Sound and Among Wolves. Her collection of poems are accessible and cover everything from moss to comets and from her garden to the Brooks …
In a rare attack, a polar bear kills a mother and son in Wales. Also, the Alaska House breaks its deadlock and elects a speaker, Republican Cathy Tilton. And as Fairbanks gets ready to demolish a condemned hotel, developers are already thinking about what's next.
The state legislative session kicks off, but without a permanent speaker in the House. Also, Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she's working on a fix for getting fisheries disaster relief out more quickly. And Alaska Native leaders remember Oliver Leavitt as a whaling captain and a businessman.
Tanner crab fishermen consider their options as low prices keep them at the docks. Also, legislative leaders talk about the big issues ahead on the eve of the session. And a Homer woman survives an ice skating mishap that features an unusual rescue tool: a dead snowshoe hare.
The Alaska State House is going into the start of the legislative session with no clear majority coalition. Kodiak's tanner crab fishery is at risk over disagreements on the price. Plus eager beavers are moving North in Alaska, and the impacts can be seen from space.
On the next Outdoor Explorer, the first part of a continuing series of stories about Title IX, the historic legislation passed 50 years ago that changed the landscape of women’s sports. We'll learn about the start and evolution of Title IX and you’ll hear from Chloe Ivanoff, who is bringing her love of wrestling to the girls of Alaska.…
Months after an Eagle River teen was killed during an ROTC event, her mom has unanswered questions. Also, the Anchorage assembly demands a response from Mayor Dave Bronson over recent allegations. And the Legislature approves new housing in Juneau to help alleviate an acute shortage when lawmakers come to town.…
In the discussion about increasing education funding, some lawmakers say they want it tied to improved outcomes. The EPA says a plan to improve air quality in Fairbanks falls short of requirements. Plus remembering the legacy of North Slope legend Oliver Leavitt.
FEMA addresses how disaster relief information was lost in translation. Why the Kenai Peninsula has one of the few growing populations in the state. Plus breaking down barriers to lift up the next generation of skiers.
Disaster assistance information, supposedly translated into Alaska Native languages, turned into a disaster itself. Also, why a federal lease sale in Cook Inlet drew such little interest. And turning plastic waste into useful building materials.
A North Pole man is waiting for another chance at a heart transplant after Winter storms stopped the first. A replacement for former Assembly Member Forrest Dunbar is officially selected. Plus the dogs on this Skagway bus go woof, woof, woof… and viral.
Day 3 with no house speaker in DC, and lawmakers are looking for ways to break the gridlock. A dispute between oil producers centers on a road to Alaska's next big oil project. And cod season is off to a late start after disagreements over the price per pound.
A massive bird flu outbreak in Washington leads to an egg shortage in Alaska. How smoke alarms made a clear difference between two New Year's house fires. And climatologists say last month's heavy snow in Anchorage was in part due to climate change.
Alaskans seeking food stamps run into a huge backlog. No House Speaker means no swearing in yet for Mary Peltola. Plus an update on the efforts to dig Anchorage out of last month's snowstorms.