Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage
More than 100 people, many clad in rain jackets, braved a cool, overcast Saturday morning, and gathered in midtown Anchorage's Cuddy Midtown Park, urging lawmakers to support public education funding. The senate is proposing a $65 million cut to education, while the house wants a slight increase. Listen now
Amid uncertainty over state funding, the Anchorage School District is preparing to lay off hundreds of teachers. Two hundred non-tenured teachers will be notified by the end of the school year. Listen now
A former Department of Corrections officer convicted of smuggling drugs into Goose Creek Correctional Center was sentenced Tuesday to eight months in federal prison. Listen now
The University of Alaska Anchorage is in the final stages of starting a new program that focuses on positions that assist doctors during surgery. It's called the surgical technology program, and the curriculum will train students for difficult-to-fill positions in the state's health care industry. Listen now
Two Alaskans traveled to Austria in March to compete in the Special Olympics World Winter Games – and both came back with some hardware. Listen now
Even though there's still lots of snow and cold temps across much of the state, the Alaska Summer Showcase travel fair is coming to Anchorage. And the Alaska Native Heritage Center on Saturday will be chock-full of all sorts of travel deals and prizes.
In Episode 16, we talk about the Iditarod's top-20, and take a deep dive into the strategy behind Mitch Seavey's record-breaking run.
In Episode 15, we talk about Mitch Seavey's record-breaking run, Aliy Zirkle vying for a top-10 finish, and taking a refreshing sauna in Unalakleet.
In Episode 9, we talk about Wade Marrs leading the way to Ruby, run/rest strategies, two-way communications,and a story from Iditarod past.
In Episode 8, we talk about Nicolas Petit being the first to the Yukon, Martin Buser's recovery from last year's injury, Yukon Quest v. Iditarod, and veteran dog teams.
In Episode 5 we talk about the ceremonial start of the 2017 Iditarod, and: Fur Rendezvous; trailgating; mushers' reactions to the allowance of two-way communications devices on the trail; and innovative musher clothing designs.