Alaska News Nightly: October 3, 2014

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Profile: Rep. Young, Still Punching, Seeks Another Term

Liz Ruskin, APRN – Washington DC

It’s an even numbered year, so that means Alaska Congressman Don Young is running for re-election, as he has every two years since taking the oath of office in 1973. APRN’s Liz Ruskin has this profile of the most senior Republican in the House and the only Congressman most Alaskans have ever known.

Fire Briefly Flares Up At Offshore Gas Platform

The Associated Press

The Coast Guard says a contained fire flared up this morning at an offshore natural gas platform in Alaska’s Cook Inlet, but it was quickly tamped down by responders.

Unalaska Residents Weigh In on Aleutian Climate Trends

Annie Ropeik, KUCB – Unalaska

Scientists know that the climate in the Aleutian Islands is changing. But they’re making observations from a distance – while on the ground, the story is sometimes very different. That’s what a team of researchers found last month in Unalaska, when they talked to locals about the climate change they’re seeing in their own back yards.

Book Chronicles Young Man’s Commercial Fishing Experiences

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

Being a deckhand can be tough, especially if you work for a boat owner who acts like a tyrant. In his new book Dead Reckoning, blank based author Dave Atcheson has written about his experience as a young man with no commercial fishing knowledge, trying to learn the business. His first job was really tough.

AK: Wild Sound

Lisa Phu, KTOO – Juneau

Alaska writers and naturalists Richard Nelson and Hank Lentfer are nearing the end of a two-year project recording the Voices of Glacier Bay.

The project is a collaboration between Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, the University of Alaska Southeast and Cornell University, which houses the world’s largest collection of natural sounds.

Nelson and Lentfer hope to change how we experience the world through a dimension beyond what we can see.

Lentfer and Nelson want us to listen. And Listen closely.

300 Villages: Pilot Point

This week we’re heading to Pilot Point on the Alaska Peninsula.