Annie Feidt, Alaska's Energy Desk - Anchorage

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Annie Feidt is the Managing Editor for Alaska's Energy Desk, a collaboration between Alaska Public Media in Anchorage, KTOO Public Media in Juneau and KUCB in Unalaska. Her reporting has taken her searching for polar bears on the Chukchi Sea ice, out to remote checkpoints on the Iditarod Trail, and up on the Eklutna Glacier with scientists studying its retreat. Her stories have been heard nationally on NPR and Marketplace. Annie’s career in radio journalism began in 1998 at Minnesota Public Radio, where she produced the regional edition of All Things Considered. She moved to Anchorage in 2004 with her husband, intending to stay in the 49th state just a few years. She has no plans to leave anytime soon. afeidt (at) alaskapublic (dot) org  |  907.550.8443 | About Annie

LISTEN: As parents head back to work, childcare providers are struggling to meet demand

Alaskans are heading back to work. But many daycare centers and camps are closed. Those that are open are operating under new rules and with limited capacity. How will camps and child care centers make sure they keep kids safe? And how will parents cope if they can't find childcare?

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, May 25, 2020

The city of Juneau is prepared to spend a million dollars to keep childcare centers open in the city:

Anchorage Mayor extends ‘hunker down’ order and delays tax day

Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced today the city is extending the hunker down order until April 14 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Health officials announce 10 new cases of COVID-19 in Alaska

Seven of the new cases are in Anchorage, two in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and one in Juneau.

Is your Alaska doctor as worried about coronavirus as you are? Maybe not.

There are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Alaska. The state is testing more patients everyday and medical experts say the virus is likely to be discovered in the state soon. At local clinics and hospitals, doctors are fielding lots of questions. Many say they're counseling patients to take COVID-19 seriously, but not to panic.

LISTEN: Experts answer Alaskans’ questions about coronavirus

Coronavirus is spreading rapidly across the globe. While Alaska has not yet had any confirmed cases, the United States has, and health and emergency preparedness officials are getting ready to combat the virus locally.

LISTEN: There’s $3.2B dollars at stake in the 2020 Census

The U.S Census happens just once a decade and it kicks off in Tooksok Bay, Alaska in mid-January. Getting an accurate count of all Alaskans is critically important for billions of dollars in federal funding and drawing political jurisdiction lines.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019

The Anchorage School District calls for dismissing a volunteer judgewho disqualified a high school swimmer for a uniform violation. And, when it comes to delivering rural healthcare, reliable internet is critical.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019

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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Sept. 9, 2019

Stryker Brigade soldiers deploy from Fort Wainwright to Iraq to help train security officers. Plus, can a new Anchorage business help residents eliminate plastic waste?

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Sept. 6, 2019

A new pool of warm water in the Pacific brings back memories of the blob. Plus, climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe wants Alaskans to talk more about global warming.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019

The state ombudsman finds the Alaska Board of Fisheries broke the open meetings law. Plus: A new DNA technique that's helping solve decades old cases in Alaska and around the country.

Alaska’s summer heatwave

How has this summer affected marine mammal, fish and seabird populations? And what does the hot weather mean for the state as Alaskans adapt to the reality of climate change? We'll discuss the summer heat wave on the next Talk of Alaska.

Bear awareness and safety

In Alaska, the wilderness is also bear country. What type of bear deterrent should you carry? And what should you do if you encounter a bear?

Exxon Valdez disaster 30 year anniversary

It was the spill officials didn't think would happen. The 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill released 10.8 million gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound. 30 years later the industry's prevention measures have changed dramatically.

Paying Dividends: A podcast from Alaska’s Energy Desk

Alaskans have been getting Permanent Fund dividends for 37 years. But for the last few years those checks have been cut, because lawmakers want the money to pay the state’s bills. Alaska’s new governor wants...

Anchorage earthquake put new mapping tool to the test

The Nov. 30 Anchorage earthquake was one of the first big tests of a new computer model aimed at quickly estimating how significant landslides and other ground failures will be following an earthquake.

New legislation improves earthquake preparedness in Alaska

The legislation, which now awaits the president’s signature, could help Alaska implement the latest technology to monitor earthquakes.

New federal report: Climate change is going to be expensive in Alaska and impact every household in the state

The latest National Climate Assessment, released today, devotes an entire chapter to Alaska and describes the state as one of the fastest warming places on earth.

Lt. Gov. Davidson delivers first public speech in new position

She spoke at the annual tribal conference, held today at the Egan Center to kick of the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, which starts tomorrow. Listen now