LISTEN: As Alaska grapples with high rates of sexual assault, what can we learn from Nome?

High rates of sexual assault and violence against women have plagued Alaska for decades. The collective damage affects entire communities. Survivor advocates and journalists have helped uncover how widespread the problems are. In Nome, some advocates are working to raise awareness and push for change.

HOST: Lori Townsend


  • Lisa Ellanna, community advocate from Nome
  • Darlene Trigg, community advocate from Nome
  • Meghan Sigvanna Topkok, community advocate and Nome City Council member
  • Emily Hofstaedter, KNOM reporter


Thank you to Lisa Ellanna for sharing the phone numbers above


Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast.

Send an email to (Comments may be read on air).

Post your comment during or after the live broadcast on social media (Comments may be read on air).

LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 10 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
LIVE Web stream: Click here to stream.

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Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at or call 907-350-2058.

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