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Indie Lens Pop-Up Virtual Screenings – Season 2021 / 2022

Indie Lens Pop-Up brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy...
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VIRTUAL EVENT: Insider Experience: How Alaska Public Media Education is supporting our state’s youngest and most vulnerable – Nov 2

Join us for an exclusive event for our Leadership Circle, Founders Club, and VIP members and their guests. Hear first hand how Alaska Public Media is supporting our state's youngest and most vulnerable with educational...
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Help us tell the stories of the Alaskans we’ve lost to COVID-19

More than 550 Alaskans have died due to the coronavirus. Help us tell their stories.
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Anchorage mayor urges calm in mask debate, apologizes for Holocaust statement

Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson issued a statement Thursday urging calm among attendees at city Assembly meetings and apologizing for his own statement comparing a city mask ordinance to the Holocaust.

Alaskans discuss trauma and intergenerational healing | Alaska Insight – Oct 1

Individuals and communities in Alaska have come to recognize that trauma-informed practices can help strengthen relationships and work toward overcoming the negative impacts of structural racism and colonization.
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VIRTUAL EVENT: a free Wills and Estate Planning Webinar – Sep 30

Alaska Public Media, in partnership with the Alaska Community Foundation, is providing a free Wills and Estate Planning Webinar as a courtesy to our members. Chelsea Riekkola, estate planning attorney with Foley and Pearson,...
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Alaska’s COVID hospitalizations keep breaking records, 846 new cases reported

The number of Alaskans hospitalized with COVID-19 reached 206 Thursday, a new high in a string of record totals this week, the state reported. 
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Virtual EVENT: Alaska Public Media + SciFri Virtual Trivia Event – Sep 23

Attendees joined Alaska Public Media News Director Lori Townsend, and reporters Liz Ruskin, Nat Herz, and Andrew Kitchenman, for a discussion of our coverage of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mat-Su doctor: ‘Stand with me over a patient taking their last breaths’

At a state-sponsored briefing for Mat-Su parents Thursday, Dr. Tom Quimby described watching patients die in his Mat-Su emergency department, and implored parents to get their children vaccinated.
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Major quake hits off the coast of Alaska, triggers tsunami warnings but no large waves

A major earthquake struck near the Alaska Peninsula at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, triggering tsunami warnings for much of the Gulf of Alaska coastline but no major waves.

Are you searching for child care in Alaska? We want to hear from you.

Tell us about your search for child care in Alaska. What was it like? What were the challenges?
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‘I thought my name was my number’: Survivors recount Alaska boarding school experience

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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Wanted: Your Alaska bear encounter stories

In honor of summer, we want to hear your best bear stories from Alaska. And we want you to tell us what you learned. Is there anything you do differently out on the trail after your encounter?
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Meet Kavitha George, Alaska Public Media’s new morning news host

Kavitha George is Alaska Public Media's former city reporter who's now taking over the morning news mic. We asked Kavitha to tell us a little bit about how she got into journalism, what it was like covering Anchorage and, of course, her strategy for fitting sleep into her new schedule.
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WATCH: Anchorage mayor candidates debate visions for the city

Former Air Force and commercial pilot Dave Bronson and Assemblymember and Alaska Army National Guard Captain Forrest Dunbar are the two runoff candidates for the Anchorage mayoral election.
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With help from Alaska’s Murkowski, Vanita Gupta is confirmed as associate attorney general

"I am going to give the benefit of the doubt to a woman who I believe has demonstrated throughout her professional career to be deeply, deeply committed to matters of justice," Murkowski said.
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Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson to head Alaska Native health consortium

Davidson is currently the president of Alaska Pacific University, and served in the administration of Gov. Bill Walker, first as commissioner of the health department and later as lieutenant governor. She grew up in Bethel, and is a member of the Orutsararmiut Native Council tribe.

VIRTUAL EVENT: PBS American Portrait on Alaska Insight Special LIVE Episode

Alaska Insight host and News Director Lori Townsend spoke with panelists from different backgrounds, perspectives, and age groups about what they want to see happen in our state to ensure that everyone has the same opportunities to lead happy and healthy lives.
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A year of pandemic: What was the moment when you realized everything had changed ?

The coronavirus has turned so much that we took for granted upside down. Tell us about the moment you first realized just how much life would change.
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VIRTUAL EVENT: Get to Know Your Spices with Milk Street and Alaska Public Media

The event featured videos from Chris Kimball and the Milk Street team, as well as special guests Maya Wilson, author of “The Alaska from Scratch Cookbook”, and Alaska Public Media’s own Julia O’Malley, Collaborating Newsroom Editor with Alaska’s Energy Desk, and author of “The Whale and the Cupcake: Stories of Subsistence, Longing, and Community in Alaska.”