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LISTEN: Alaska’s fiscal future

In August, legislators will meet yet again in Juneau to discuss lingering questions about this year’s permanent fund dividends and other budget issues. Will a bipartisan working group find a path forward?

LISTEN: Celebrating Disability Pride in Alaska

It’s been 31 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed, and today accommodations for people with cognitive and physical disabilities are a normal part of life. To mark the anniversary of the ADA, July is Disability Pride month -- a time to celebrate progress and raise awareness.

Disability Pride: Celebrating the 31st anniversary of the ADA

To mark the anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, July is Disability Pride month. It's a time to celebrate progress and raise awareness.
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LISTEN: Bridging the political divide

Most people want the same basic things for their families and communities. So how can we better communicate across different political beliefs to help solve the problems that face our nation?
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Educators say school is still falling short for Alaska Native students

Alaska Native educators say there's still work to be done to address the loss of language and traditional knowledge that began generations ago.

LISTEN: The future of Native education

Stories of trauma, lost lives and erased connections to culture from the era of Native boarding schools have rippled out globally in recent weeks. Those forced separations ended long ago, but the effects on...
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LISTEN: Confronting the legacy of boarding schools in Alaska

The recent discovery of the remains of more than 200 Indigenous children at a residential school in Canada has prompted discussion, grief and memories of past trauma here in Alaska, where thousands of Native children were sent to boarding schools in and outside the state.
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LISTEN: Shoring up Alaska’s trail infrastructure

Alaska will see an influx of funding for trails and other outdoor infrastructure this year, and it couldn’t be coming at a better time. How will the proposed Alaska Long Trail between Seward and Fairbanks play into that?

LISTEN: Celebrating Pride Month in Alaska

Amid the parades and parties, June is also a time to acknowledge the sacrifices activists made and the struggles people continue to face. What issues still need to be addressed for Alaskans of all identities to feel safe and equal?
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LISTEN: Salvaging a summer cruise season

After a canceled 2020 season, Cruise ships will return to Alaska later this summer. How will communities balance pandemic safety with the pressing need for economic recovery?

Alaskan farmers get creative with growing food sustainably

https://youtu.be/7fOPc3vhtb0 The definition of farming has expanded over time from soil-only planting and harvesting to include farmers that harvest from the sea. Along the coast, kelp farming is seeing growth as a sustainable industry with...

New recovery center in Mat-Su addresses addiction amid pandemic

https://youtu.be/LwNWQGOmTH4 The number of Alaskans struggling with substance abuse and addiction has grown over the last year, and all too often treatment options were either shut down or not available nearby. A new recovery center...

Alaska health care officials address vaccine concerns in Black and Indigenous communities

https://youtu.be/sh6_RZuaZ_Q To defeat COVID-19, Alaska needs to vaccinate as many residents as possible. But how do concerns about the vaccine affect the success of that mission? Some people have declined getting the shot, and health...