Anne Hillman, Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman, Alaska Public Media
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After being told innumerable times that maybe she asked too many questions, Anne Hillman decided to pursue a career in journalism. She's reported from around Alaska since 2007 and briefly worked as a community radio journalism trainer in rural South Sudan. ahillman (at) alaskapublic (dot) org | 907.550.8447  |  About Anne

The dual language program in Kwigillingok is helping students excel in Yup'ik and English by immersing students in both languages at once. Download Audio

There will be more security at PrideFest this year, and attendees will commemorate the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando. Download Audio

Alaska could receive up to $4 million in federal funding to increase access to opioid addiction treatment Download Audio

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with a group of Alaska Native youth on Friday who were very direct: Alaska has problems with the public safety systems. Download Audio

A new series from Slate and the Teacher Project at the Columbia Journalism School started this week. It focuses on race in schools in the United States. Their first feature looks at Anchorage's Newcomers' Center, which helps immigrants and refugees adjust to the local school system. The project editor, Sarah Carr, says it's the perfect place to begin because the program is working. Download Audio

A Department of Corrections investigation into last April's inmate death at the Anchorage jail indicates a drug overdose. Download Audio

The Legislature took three actions this week that will help foster care children -- passing two bills aiming at finding kids adoptive homes and adding money to the budget to help keep struggling families together. Download Audio

Anchorage's out-going superintendent Ed Graff was chosen to lead the Minneapolis Public Schools. That district has about 12,600 fewer students than Anchorage because the Twin Cities metropolitan area is broken into more districts. About two-thirds of the 35,717 students are people of color. Download Audio

Susan Churchill is a Japanese-American who grew up in a small town near Seattle not long after World War II. But her experiences growing up were nothing like her father's. Download Audio

Two white parents adopted three black children. This is the story of a father and his oldest son. Download Audio

State lawmakers cut education funding in the proposed budgets by nearly $13 million Tuesday night. They moved the money into the oil and gas tax credit fund. Download Audio

A record number of kids are currently in Alaska's Foster Care System. Caseworkers are overloaded. Families and kids are frustrated. But it's not all bad news. Communities are around the state are developing solutions to both support families who are involved with the system and prevent kids from going into foster care in the first place.

Stereotypes about Mexican immigrants in the United States abound, but everyone has a unique situation. This is the tale of one couple with two very different stories. Download Audio

A celebrated storyteller is facing felony charges for allegedly having sex with an underage boy. Forty-three year old Jack Dalton is charged with sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree and attempted sexual abuse. KTUU originally reported the case. Download Audio

The state’s Division of Elections is required to translate ballots and create an elections glossary in six dialects of Yu’pik and also Gwich’in. Those are the terms of a lawsuit settled last year by Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott. But as Alaska Public Media’s Anne Hillman learned – that process isn’t easy. Download Audio

Deena Paramo, the current superintendent at the Mat-Su Borough School District, is chosen to lead the state's largest school district.

Foster care doesn't just impact kids. It changes the lives of entire families -- and foster families. So how do we support both those who lose their children and those who take them in? We'll talk about supporting the foster care system on the next Talk of Alaska statewide. Download Audio

Kwigillingok is preventing kids from entering foster care by intervening with families before abuse starts. Meet their Child Protection Team. Download Audio

This week we’re hearing from Antonio Prescott and inmate at Mackenzie Correctional Farm outside Wasilla. Antonio manages the chicken house, which supplies eggs for Alaska’s correctional system. Download Audio

Foster care doesn't just impact kids. It changes the lives of entire families and foster families. So how do we support both those who lose their children and those who take them in? APRN: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.