AKPM Staff


Preventing Youth Suicide in Alaska: There’s Hope, There’s Help

https://youtu.be/qRD8bIeeiak Alaska Public Media and Well Beings team up for a community conversation about preventing youth suicide in a state with one of the highest per capita...

PRESS RELEASE: CPB and PBS Awarded Ready To Learn Grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Helping Fund Education Content Development and Engagement in Alaska

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS have received a Ready To Learn grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. The grant will provide $24,322,018 in year one of a five-year cycle* to fund CPB and PBS’s comprehensive multi-media learning and station engagement initiative, which will connect children’s media and learning environments to build key skills for success. The grant will provide resources to 12 PBS stations, including Alaska Public Media (AKPM), to implement local partnerships in Alaska.
“Shin-chi’s Canoe” by Nicola Campbell, “Not My Girl” and “When I Was Eight” both by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, and “My Name is SEEPEETZA” by Shirley Sterling will be available in fourth grade classrooms and elementary school libraries. (KTOO file photo)

Alaska families: Can we follow you as kids return to school?

Alaska is about to start a very unusual school year. And as we cover schools reopening this fall, we’d like to follow some of you through this transition.
The Alaska Airlines check-in counter at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

Alaska Air to require masks for almost all travelers

Beginning Friday, August 7, Alaska Air will require all passengers over 2 years old to wear face coverings without exception, the airline said Wednesday.

Additional actions needed, state warns, or ‘cases are expected to continue to rise rapidly’

The state stepped up warnings about Alaska's spike in COVID-19 cases in its weekly summary Tuesday, saying that without more compliance with masking and social distancing, the case count will continue to rise quickly.

A tsunami warning that sent coastal Alaskans to higher ground has been canceled

Following a Magnitude 7.4 earthquake Tuesday night south of Chignik, the National Tsunami Warning Center has issued a warning for coastal Alaska from Kennedy Entrance, 40 miles southwest of Homer, to Unimak Pass, 80 NE of Unalaska.

City gives new warnings about bars and explains why it’s naming them

Patrons of the Blue Fox Cocktail Lounge and Eddie's Sports Bar who visited on July 2 may have been exposed to COVID-19, the Anchorage Office of Emergency Management said late Thursday in a release.

12 seafood workers in Dillingham are diagnosed with COVID-19 as number of cases in Alaska continues to rise

The 12 infections in the nonresident workers are among 35 new cases included in the state health department’s data update Tuesday. The number of Alaskans with active COVID-19 infections has also reached a new high : 264.

VIRTUAL EVENT: Covering a Crisis: A Discussion with Alaska Public Media Reporters

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.

From Kotzebue to Ketchikan, Alaskans protested the killing of George Floyd, calling for justice

Here is a collection of our stories about the demonstrations from our reporters across the state.

VIRTUAL EVENT: Asian Americans Virtual Screening & Panel Discussion

Attendees joined Alaska Public Media on OVEE, a special virtual screening platform, from computers and mobile device for a free screening of Asian Americans. This will be followed by a community discussion moderated by Julia O’Malley with a panel of special guests.

Alaska, Interrupted, Episode 5: Prom. Is. Canceled.

In this Alaska, Interrupted episode, we hear from two high school students about what it's like to be stuck at home without classes or classmates.

WATCH: World’s largest cargo plane lands in Anchorage

The world's largest cargo plane, the Antonov An-225 Mriya, landed Thursday in Anchorage on its way to deliver medical supplies from China to Montreal.

Kat Moore, The Forest That Never Sleeps – Pandora’s Box

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-tliw9EZ7g Anchorage musician Kat Moore shares her song, Pandora's Box, from her solo band, The Forest That Never Sleeps. Kat recently appeared on Alaska Insight with Alaska...

Anchorage will run out of coronavirus testing swabs by Sunday without a provider donating them

Anchorage will run out of swabs for coronavirus tests unless someone donates them, the Anchorage Office of Emergency Management said in a bulletin Friday.

WATCH: Anchorage COVID-19 Community Update

Mayor Ethan Berkowitz was joined Monday by the Anchorage Health Department, Anchorage Fire Department, Providence Alaska Medical Center, Alaska Regional Hospital and Anchorage School District to give a citywide update on measure being taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the greater Anchorage-area.

Alaska public schools closed to students until March 30, governor says

K-12 public schools in Alaska will be closed to children until March 30.

Anchorage Fire Department responded to coronavirus patient; Three staffers are now self-monitoring at home

Meanwhile, the City of Fairbanks announced Friday that one of its fire department employees is being tested for COVID-19.

Coronavirus forces closure of Anchorage libraries, other civic buildings

Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz has ordered the closure of all municipal libraries and civic, cultural and recreational facilities until March 31 "in order to protect and preserve public health and safety," the city said in a release on Friday.

Alaska’s first known coronavirus patient arrived on a cargo flight and went to an ER in Anchorage, state officials say

Alaska's chief medical officer called it an isolated case that health officials believe they can contain.