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.

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

When the Alaska Legislature convenes later this month, it will consider a budget that makes no further cuts to Alaska’s Pioneer Homes. Final decisions are months away. Listen now

A Southeast lawmaker introduced a bill this week to help Alaska Marine Highway ferries meet state pollution-control rules. It would also exempt new ships from a law requiring a percent of construction spending go toward art. Listen now

Canadian officials say they’ll stop polluted mine water from entering a salmon-rich river that flows into Southeast Alaska near Juneau. The work could include plugging up tunnels from British Columbia’s decades-old Tulsequah Chief Mine. Listen now

Subsistence hunters seeking deer on Southeast Alaska’s Prince of Wales Island will have an extra month to hunt. But the island’s wolf season has been shortened. Listen Now

Alaska and British Columbia are working out details of how they will handle transboundary mine concerns. They’re figuring out how to coordinate the work of monitoring and permitting on both sides of the border. Listen Now

A bill on its way to the president's desk authorizes most of the money needed to build a new boat harbor in Craig. But the funding itself will wait for future congressional action. Listen Now