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As millions of people around the world are displaced from their homes, some are looking to the past for insight on the refugee crisis. A new museum exhibit in Anchorage tells the story of a plan to relocate European Jewish refugees to Alaska during World War II. Listen now

The Recovery Summit was held in Palmer and addressed efforts that had been made over the past year to improve the state's opioid epidemic. Listen now

On Monday, a new advisory committee on the proposed Pebble Mine met in-person for the first time. It happened while simultaneously a protest against the project was staged in downtown Anchorage. Listen now

This week we're hearing from William "Pops" Wilson in Wasilla. Wilson has been fishing in the Wasilla area his whole life. Listen now

Last week 70 cyclists completed the longest annual charity bicycle ride in the world from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska. Every year the Texas 4000 raises thousands of dollars for cancer research. Listen now

This Monday, August 21st, states across the lower 48 will get to see a full solar eclipse, as the moon slides directly in front of the sun for roughly 2 minutes. People from all over the world are flocking to towns that will fall under the path of the moon’s shadow. Listen now

Alaska Wild Salmon Day celebrations took place across the state on August 10th. This marks the second year of the official state holiday. Listen now

Canadian authorities reopened the Alaska Highway last night at a point near the Rancheria Lodge in the Yukon Territory. The road is now open to single lane traffic assisted by pilot cars. Delays of 20 to 30 minutes are expected.

Community gardens across Anchorage are buzzing with activity this summer. 12 new gardening plots have popped up in the Fairview area, built with help from a youth employment program. Listen now

Near Wasilla today, hundreds of salmon set to spawn in Fish Creek swam a gauntlet of dipnets after the Department of Fish and Game opened the sometimes sporadic personal-use dipnet fishery there. Listen now

Every summer at the University of Alaska in Anchorage, distinguished authors from around the country come to read their work and offer advice to burgeoning writers. The university’s creative writing department recently celebrated the 10 year anniversary of its reading series. Listen now

This week, as part of Alaska Energy Desk's Midnight Oil, we're hearing from Jim Thiele in Anchorage. Thiele did fishery surveys along the trans-Alaska Pipeline in the 70s. Listen now

A new park in Anchorage has received $750,000. The federal grant is part of a nationwide program to enhance parks and recreation facilities in under-served communities. Listen now

Fourth of July celebrations may be over, but that doesn't mean people have stopped firing rockets. Last week middle school students from across Alaska learned how to design and launch their own rockets at one of the University of Alaska Anchorage's Summer Engineering Academies. Listen now

"The first week I went to work was the only week in two and a half years that I worked less than eighty hours a week. Many times we would work twenty-four hours a day." Listen now

The Trump administration’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity has suspended its request for voter information from the Alaska Division of Elections. The commission’s nationwide voter fraud investigation has been put on hold because of a pending lawsuit by the Electronic Privacy Information Center. Listen now

Murkowski speaks with constituents about health care during Senate recess; From Anchorage, Walker tells lawmakers to get back to Juneau; Frauds, scams, and schemes cost Alaskans millions last year; Big ships asked to slow down to reduce noise for iconic whales; Whale entanglement expert shares best practices with Petersburg volunteers; Could LKSD support of Alaska Native teacher training put an end to teacher turnover?; Bethel scientist returns home to study climate change Listen now

Senator Lisa Murkowski was one of just four of the Senate's 52 Republicans to make a public appearance over the fourth of July. She spoke with constituents about healthcare. Listen now

Diane Schenker had recently graduated from Reed College and was living in Fairbanks when she heard a rumor that Welding Union 798 had been forced to hire women to help build the trans-Alaska pipeline. A 21-year-old with no experience in construction, Schenker convinced the union office manager to let her work with an all-male crew of welders from the South. Listen now

Last year, Municipal Light & Power completed a $300 million overhaul of their power plant in East Anchorage. The expansion aims to increase efficiency, reliability and environmental quality by replacing old technology. Listen now