How Alaskans with disabilities are dealing with pandemic challenges | Alaska Insight

The isolation that has affected everyone during the pandemic can be especially rough for people with disabilities. Beyond loneliness, how have people who require daily, in-home assistance balanced the need for care with the risk of catching the virus?

Lori Townsend speaks with disability advocate Maggie Winston and Mark Regan of the Disability Law Center of Alaska to learn how Alaskans with disabilities are faring.

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Lori Townsend is the News Director for Alaska Public Media. She has worked in print and broadcast journalism for nearly 30 years. Radio brought her to Alaska, where she worked as a broadcast trainer for Native fellowship students at Koahnic Broadcasting before accepting a reporting/host position with APRN in 2003. APRN merged with Alaska Public Media a year later. Through her freelance work, she has produced news and feature stories nationally and internationally for Independent Native News, National Native News, NPR , Pacifica, Monitor Radio, Radio Netherlands and AIROS. Townsend is the recipient of numerous awards for her work from the Alaska Press Club, the Native American Journalists Association and a gold and a silver reel award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. 

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