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Talk of Alaska: How will supply constraints affect holiday shopping for Alaskans?

Alaska businesses are facing another holiday season of pandemic problems, this time from shipping delays and price increases that are rippling across the national and international economy.
Three caribou stand on the tundra.

Talk of Alaska: ‘A Thousand Trails Home’ and other winter titles

As the cold and dark part of our season settles in, join us for a discussion on Seth Kantner’s writing and other new Alaska author releases for winter reading.
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Line One: Youth mental health and substance abuse in Alaska

With an estimated 75% of adult mental health problems developing before the age of 25, early and effective intervention is critical for a child’s future physical and emotional health. Volunteers of America Alaska works to fill in some of the resource gaps in Alaska.
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Line One: Early intervention to address youth mental health

With an estimated 75% of adult mental health problems developing before the age of 25, early and effective intervention is critical for a child’s future physical and emotional health. Volunteers of America is an...
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ANCSA at 50: The role of Native corporations in Alaska’s economy

Fifty years ago, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act established regional and village corporations throughout the state. In the second of our three-part discussion of ANCSA, we’ll speak with corporate executives about the economic and cultural impact the corporations have on not just Alaska Native lives, but on all Alaskans.

Special Alaska Insight: Celebrating ANCSA at 50 – Nov. 17

Fifty years ago this December, Alaska Native leaders joined forces with national lawmakers to create legislation that ensured certain native land rights in our state. How has that legislation evolved over the decades? What does the next generation of Alaska Native leaders think of it?

Talk of Alaska: Resources for LGBTQ+ youth experiencing housing insecurity

Queer and trans youth are at increased risk of homelessness across the nation. In Alaska, limited resources compound the problem, and that makes it more likely young people will become chronically homeless. How are advocates working to address the shortfalls?
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Line One: Dr. Zink provides updates on vaccination and hospital capacity

Now that the COVID vaccine is approved for children ages 5 to 11, a lot of parents are having tough but good discussions with each other and their children, so what should you do? Alaska's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink answers your questions.
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Line One: ‘Why do I feel this way?’ When and how to seek mental health services

In Alaska, the overwhelming need for mental health resources is growing, but the capacity for care is stretched thin.
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Talk of Alaska: Now back in the classroom, Alaska’s students are falling behind

Now that they're back in the classroom, the long term impacts of virtual learning and social isolation are making themselves known. Teachers are reporting issues with learning loss, with students falling behind where they should be academically, and behavior.

Line One: Flourishing with mental illness

In her new book, From Survive to Thrive, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Psychiatrist Dr. Margaret Chisolm details evidence-based principles that help people living with mental illness not only improve their well being but flourish in their lives.
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Talk of Alaska: Supply line delay impacts in Alaska

International and national shipping delays are rippling down the supply line to Alaska. What’s causing the issues, and what does it mean for consumers and businesses in our state?

POSTPONED: Doctors share their experiences inside the hospital

As the pandemic drags on, the cracks in Alaska’s health care infrastructure are becoming more apparent. Still, it’s hard for those not working the front lines each day to imagine what it’s really like for doctors, nurses and staff.
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ANCSA at 50: Behind the history of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act

The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act is 50 years old in December and the economic effect of the Native Corporations ripples across the state, representing an increasingly larger piece of the state’s economy and jobs.
A health care provider in full personal protective equipment in a Juneau hospital room.

How the pandemic is impacting health care workers’ mental health

Trauma is taking a serious toll on health care workers across the country. The constant exposure to death, and the sense of powerlessness that comes from watching patients die alone, has caused a spike of resignations and staffing shortages that only heightens the stress and pressure felt by those who remain on the front lines.

New ‘Dear Kin’ exhibit celebrates Indigenous members of the LGBTQ+ community in Alaska

Filmmaker Alexis Sallee hopes people who visit the Anchorage Museum can learn and find comfort in the exhibit, knowing that there is a place for LGBTQ+ people in Alaska Native culture.
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What’s in store for the PFD?

Permanent Fund Dividends will arrive soon, but the plan to pay for them going forward hasn’t materialized. Legislators have yet to agree on a solution, despite starting a fourth special session and a list of recommendations made by a bipartisan working group this summer.

Kizzia’s new book ‘Cold Mountain Path’ explores ghost town era of McCarthy

In his latest book, Cold Mountain Path, Alaska author Tom Kizzia chronicles the ghost town era of McCarthy, the tiny community nestled in the Wrangell Mountains. It’s available online and in bookstores starting Tuesday. 

A new approach to thinking about brain health and the aging brain

The authors of American Dementia: Brain Health in an Unhealthy Society argue that the cure for Alzheimer's Disease will not be found in pharmaceuticals but in our ability to live our lives in a way that promotes positive Brain Health.

Cold Mountain Path and the stories behind one of Alaska’s most scenic ghost towns

In his newest book, longtime Alaska writer Tom Kizzia explores the history of McCarthy, digging into the bygone days of the tiny community nestled into Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Cold Mountain Path explores forgotten stories of mining, homesteading and loss.