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State regulators hear from the Nuiqsut mayor about last year's gas leak at the Alpine oil field near the village. Plus, Anchorage Assembly members consider a "clean slate" approach to finding a new space for a homeless shelter.
Lawmakers consider denying themselves pay raises after a convoluted process recommended a significant bump in compensation. Months-long delays for Medicaid application approvals are causing some Alaskans to forego needed health care.
HOST: Paul Twardock GUESTS: Randy Dowd, Executive Director and founder of Onward and Upward Onward and Upward Staff LINKS: Onward and Upward website Facebook Instagram Youtube BROADCAST: Thursday, March 16th, 2022. 10:00 am – 11:00 a.m. AKT REPEAT BROADCAST: Thursday, March 16th, 2022. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT…
(Image courtesy of Alaska Eating Disorder Alliance) This episode features a panel discussion moderated by two-time Olympian and professional counselor Holly Brooks with medical experts and athletes discussing the issue of eating disorders in sports and how to combat the issue. This program was recorded on February 23rd at the Bear Tooth Theater aft…
Climate protestors in Washington D.C. continue to press President Joe Biden after his approval of the Willow Project. Plus, homicides increased steadily and significantly in Alaska over the last decade, according to a state report.
Student representatives on the state school board share their thoughts with lawmakers on a controversial gender identity bill. Plus, Remembering sportfishing advocate Bob Penney, who fell in love with the Kenai River in the 70s.
Ryan Redington is the first in his family to capture the Iditarod crown, fulfilling a lifelong dream. Plus, Senator Murkowski reacts to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland starting a new process to secure a road out of King Cove.
Alaska's congressional delegation cheers as the federal government approves the controversial Willow oil drilling project. Plus, Ryan Redington arrives in White Mountain, in good position to win the Iditarod.
Alaska's congressional delegation files an amicus brief in federal court in an attempt to protect Southeast Alaska's troll fishery. As many as 500 visitors expected to arrive in Nome for the Iditarod finish may not have a place to stay. Plus, Alaska's congressional delegation files an amicus brief in federal court in an attempt to protect Southeast…
Two lawmakers are working to enshrine Anti-discrimination protections for fellow LGBTQ Alaskans. In Takotna, mushers rest, relax, and refuel on pie. Plus, Unalaska's tribal government seeks community input to assess the city's climate vulnerability.
HOST: Lisa Keller GUESTS: Beth Nordlund, executive director Anchorage Park Foundation Joe Connolly, chair of the Glen Alps Road Service Area Board of Supervisors LINKS: Anchorage Park Foundation Glen Alps Board of Supervisors Ballot information
Doctors are concerned that the removal of an abortion pill from Walgreens may impact rural Alaskans. In Nikolai, Iditarod rookie Gregg Vitello discusses his experience from the back of the pack. Plus, Kotzebue declares a disaster due to massive snow drifts.
The Dunleavy administration introduced legislation aimed at increasing parental permission for sex education. In Nikolai, mushers describe challenging conditions on the Iditarod Trail. Plus, hundreds of elementary school students on the Kenai Peninsula are learning about salmon cycles.
The Dunleavy administration quietly rolls back discrimination protections for LGBTQ Alaskans. On Kodiak Island, a village fights to keep its hydropower system running. Plus, Iditarod mushers are finally out on the trail.
HOST: Paul Twardock GUEST: Steve Mock, Denali Rescue Volunteers, the Alex Lowe Foundation, and the Khumbu Climbing Center LINKS: Denali Rescue Volunteers Khumbu Climbing Center Denali Climbing History Alex Lowe Foundation
A new bill in the legislature aims to bring back a pension system for public employees. On Kodiak Island, a village fights to keep its hydropower system running. Plus, from trail conditions to this year's lineup, everything you need to know for the Iditarod.
DNA evidence leads to a suspect in a decades old sexual assault case. Also, what's keeping mushers from entering the Iditarod? (Some say it's economics). And the Anchorage Fire Department assists with the unusual rescue of a sled dog from an ice floe.
The Anchorage Assembly says it's not ready to approve a settlement over a project it never approved. Concentrations of dangerous forever chemicals are higher than previously thought in some Anchorage and Fairbanks lakes. Plus, eyes are on the winner of last year's Iditarod as teams gear up for this year's race.…
A look at search and rescue needs as shipping traffic increases in the Arctic. Debate over a Board of Fisheries proposal that could limit a Gulf of Alaska salmon fishery. Plus the life of Elizabeth Kudrin, the great survivor.
The ACLU alleges the state isn't respecting early release dates for prisoner programs. The potential fallout from a lawsuit over access to abortion pills. Plus local communities want their voices heard when it comes to Arctic military expansion.
HOST: Adam Verrier GUESTS: Sara Studebaker-Hall, Director of Operations at TeamUSA Biathlon Zach Hall, Team Manager and Head Coach at the Soldier Hollow Olympic Legacy Program LINKS: Biathlon Alaska Anchorage Biathlon Club Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage: Biathlon Team USA: Biathlon