Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska - Juneau

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska - Juneau
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Ed Schoenfeld is Regional News Director for CoastAlaska, a consortium of public radio stations in Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka, Petersburg and Wrangell. He primarily covers Southeast Alaska regional topics, including the state ferry system, transboundary mining, the Tongass National Forest and Native corporations and issues. He has also worked as a manager, editor and reporter for the Juneau Empire newspaper and Juneau public radio station KTOO. He’s also reported for commercial station KINY in Juneau and public stations KPFA in Berkley, WYSO in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and WUHY in Philadelphia. He’s lived in Alaska since 1979 and is a contributor to Alaska Public Radio Network newscasts, the Northwest (Public Radio) News Network and National Native News. He is a board member of the Alaska Press Club. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, he lives in Douglas.

Wrangell’s municipal employees’ union has authorized a strike. But one of its leaders said members don’t really want to.
Sealaska Plaza, the corporation's headquarters.

Should Southeast’s regional Native corporation shrink its governing board? That’s a question before Sealaska’s more than 22,000 shareholders. Management opposes the change. Listen now

The price is dropping for the state ferry Taku. Alaska Marine Highway System General Manager John Falvey said no one submitted a bid during the most recent sale attempt, which ended May 31st.

No one wants to buy the state ferry Taku. So, officials are lowering its price. Listen now

The man overseeing the Alaska Marine Highway System is leaving his post. Listen now

Teachers from around Southeast Alaska will gather in Juneau next month to discuss culturally responsive education. Listen now

The federal budget deal cut by Congress includes some good news for arts in Alaska. Listen now

Southeast Alaska’s regional tribal government is developing its business side. Listen now

Art Johns has been playing at the Alaska Folk Festival since 1995. But his musical roots go way back -- almost 80 years. Listen now

Lower North Slope oil prices are taking a bite out of Native corporation dividends 1,100 miles away. Listen now

A Washington D.C., environmental group is accusing the Tongass National Forest of breaking its own timber-sale rules. Listen now

Southeast Alaska’s largest tribal court operation just celebrated its 10th anniversary. Listen now

Southeast Alaska’s independent ferry system is working its way out of a ridership slump. Listen now

One of the Sealaska regional Native corporation’s longest-serving leaders is stepping down. Listen now

A popular Southeast spring fishing derby won’t happen this year, because there aren’t enough fish. Listen now

The state ferry Taku is for sale. The minimum price for the 54-year-old ship is $1.5 million. Listen now

State House budget writers have restored much of the ferry system cut proposed by the governor for the next fiscal year. Listen now

Lawmakers take their first look Friday at a bill changing the Alaska State Council on the Arts from an agency to a public corporation. Listen now
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Alaska has another tool in the fight against opioid abuse. Public health officials are distributing thousands of drug-disposal bags that are safe and easy to use. Listen now

President Donald Trump angered many Native activists by moving to restart Dakota Access Pipeline construction. Thousands have protested the line, saying it could poison the Standing Rock Sioux’s water supply. They also see the move as an affront to tribal sovereignty. Listen now