This week, we hear from Matt Williams, who works as a special ed teacher in Anchorage most of the year. Every summer, he and his wife trade their frumpy teacher’s clothes for Grundens and head out to Bristol Bay, where they work as commercial fishermen. Williams shares some thoughts on life at fish camp on Nushagak Bay.
Now it’s time for 49 voices. Sheila Arkell and her husband moved to Anchorage from Washington D.C. in the 1980s. She says the city felt a lot more isolated in those days.
This week, we’re talking with chef Amanda Cash, who owns a new food trailer in Anchorage called ‘The Magpie’ that specializes in making breakfast- and lunch- with local ingredients.
This week, we’re hearing from Jean Aspen, a writer of wilderness books and a nurse who lives in Homer.
This week, we’re hearing from Seth Landon, who also participated in the Clean Air Challenge. Landon moved to Alaska five years ago from the flat lands of Michigan and now calls Wasilla home.
This week, we hear from Christie Willett, who moved to Alaska from New York State as a young teacher in 1975. Her first teaching job was in Hydaburg, on Prince of Wales Island. She remembers her first week in the town vividly.
This week, we’re hearing from Tom Irons, who is retired and lives in Homer.
Republican Lawmakers Looking To Avoid Constitutional Budget Reserve Vote; More National Guard Records Released; The Blind Spot: Beyond No-Man’s Land; Testing Refusals Hit Haines, Put Star Rating And Funding At Risk; Southwest’s Healthy Sea Stars Could Shed Light on Wasting Disease; AK: Small Town Newspaper; 49 Voices: Tom Irons of Homer
US To Assume Arctic Council Chair Amid Dispute Over Russian Military Moves; US Senate Confirms Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch; Alaska Miners Dispute Claim That ‘Much’ Of Alaska’s Federal Lands Are Open To Mining; Jury Convicts Tanana Man In Evidence Tampering Case; The Blind Spot: Quitting Meth Alone, Together; UAF Announces Academic Program Cuts, Changes; Cessna 185 Makes Emergency Landing In Nome; PSP: With New Lab, STA Takes A Gamble On Shellfish Testing; Gov. Bill Walker Adopted Into Tlingit Clan
With Legislature In Limbo, Walker Calls For Action On Bills; Sen. Sullivan Adds Amendment To Human Trafficking Bill; Rep. Young Advocating For Transfer Of Air Force Land To Galena; The Blind Spot: Harm Reduction at the Transit Center; Unalaska’s Geothermal Hopes Stall Without City Backing; Two Face Felony Charges for Alleged $25,000 Theft from Nome Schools; Bethel Team Envisions Greywater Recycling; PSP: Tribal Partnership Seeks Modern Solution To An Ancient Problem
Lawmakers Still Searching For Elusive Budgetary Compromise; Investigators: Suspect Tampered With Slain Troopers’ Guns; Snaring Death Of Denali Wolf Prompts Push For Protection; The Blind Spot: A System of Order Over Chaos; Raven Landing Gets Financing to Expand, Meet Growing Need for Senior Housing; Town Hall Meetings Tackle Alaska’s Food Security Issues; Cultivating Native Values, NYO Tournament Continues Growing
The Blind Spot: Spaces Between Statistics; Lawmakers Still Searching For Budgetary Consensus; Bill Establishing Marijuana Control Board Poised To Become Law; Federal Government Proposes Taking Humpback Whales Off Endangered Species List; Migrating Birds May Carry Viral Baggage; Long-Term Weather Models Point Toward A Warm Summer; Homer Road Sloughs After Rain; Erin’s Law Stuck In Senate Education Committee; Cama-i Celebrates Tradition For All Generations
This week, we’re hearing from Wayne Constantine, who is Athabascan and lives on a homestead on the Stony River.
Key Issues Linger As Legislative Session’s End Closes In; Arctic Priorities Questioned on Eve of U.S. Chairmanship; Refined Fuel Tax Measure Heads To Governor’s Desk; Anchorage Church Officials Lead Rally For Medicaid Expansion; UAF To Cut Several Low-Enrollment Programs; AK: Fur Fashion; 49 Voices: Wayne Constantine
Battle Over Medicaid Spills Onto Capital Steps; As Deadline Looms, Gov. Walker Says Legislature Could Gavel Out On Time; Emergency Regulations Strengthen Indian Child Welfare Act; Petitioners ask Governor to Stop Supporting Same-Sex Marriage Bans; Coast Guard Says Remains Of Missing Alaska Pilot Found; FBI Looks Into Bethel Incident; Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Defends Federal Land Management; Oil Price Likely To Dip Again After Brief Surge; Ninth Circuit Denies Big Thorne Injunction; Anchorage Students Rally Against Education Funding Cut; Juneau School District Seeking Special Election For School Bonds
U.S. Senate Favors Secure Rural Schools – Secure Docs, Too; Federal Agency Reviewing Yellow Cedar For Protection; House Bill Would Claw Back State Workers’ Raises; Opt Out Bill Could Cost Alaska $97 Million in Federal School Funding; Search Continues In Prince William Sound For Missing Pilot; Breakup Forecast: Sparse Snow, Slowly Warming Weather Lessens Flood Concern; Murkowski Campaign Shows Financial Might; Anchorage Announces Fiscal Surplus; House Passes Bill To Change Hunting And Fishing License Fees; Fuel Sale in Nome Targets Spring Subsistence Hunters; Kenaitze Candlelight Vigil Raises Awareness about Sexual Assault; Athletes Prepare For Native Youth Olympics
House Steps Towards Full Legal Marijuana Sales; New Rules For National Guard To Wait Until Next Year; Eielson Will Keep F-16 Squadron; Lawmakers Opt To Keep Anchorage LIO Lease … For Now; Facing Budget Cuts, Aleutians East to Close Cold Bay School; Juneau Assembly To Decide Fate Of Haven House; Alaska Salmon Producers Seek To Rejoin MSC Certification; Private Funding Allows Round Island To Remain Staffed, Open; Search Continues For ‘Denali Highway Dog’
Alaska Film Tax Credit Draws Spirited Debate As Lawmakers Tackle Subsidies; Lawmaker Sends Questionable Email On Medicaid Expansion; Dalton Highway Reopens After Flooding Closure; Greenpeace Activists Banned from Arctic Rigs; NPFMC Tightens Limits on Chinook Bycatch; Former Female Inmates Find Support And A Home In Juneau’s Haven House; Tax-Related Identity Theft Increasing; How Russian Easter Bread Became An Alaska Native Tradition
This week, we’re hearing from Lupe Marroquin, who has lived in Anchorage for nearly 40 years. She moved to Alaska from Michigan and fell in love with it almost immediately.
Education Tops List Of Contentious Cuts; Gov Focused On Working With Legislators On Medicaid; Public Comment Period Opens Up For Shell’s Chukchi Plan; Shell Seeks Restraining Order Against Greenpeace; NPFMC Addresses Chinook Bycatch; Tanaina Announces Move To St. Mary’s Episcopal Church; AK: Exploring Identity; 49 Voices: Lupe Marroquin of Anchorage