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One Small Step: Stephanie Hamar and Gregory Stewart on politics and expressing ideas

Up next in our series of One Small Step conversations in Alaska, Stephanie Hamar (33) of Kasaan and Gregory Stewart (26) of Anchorage discuss their political values and the ways others express ideas. 
The book cover of “Black History in the Last Frontier” by Ian Hartman.

Hometown Alaska: Black history and education in Alaska

diversity in Alaska, and raise the standard for how we observe and celebrate black culture?
The Seawolf logo outside of the University of Alaska Anchorage Student Union.

Hometown Alaska: The UAA Women’s basketball program succeeds through mayhem and more

The UAA Women’s basketball program is elite. Conference champs, sweet 16 appearances, perennial national championship contender, and of course - mayhem! What makes them so successful? How much attention are they getting locally, and nationally? Should they be getting more attention given their success? And what does the future hold for UAA basketball?

One Small Step: Teresa Shaw and Megan Davey on faith, politics and misunderstanding

Last summer Alaska Public Media facilitated conversations between people with different political views as part of One Small Step – a collaboration with StoryCorps. The goal was to find common ground in a divisive political climate.

Hometown Alaska: Hear how one Anchorage entrepreneur manages work and motherhood during the pandemic

The gig economy isn’t exactly a new income stream for individuals, but the paradigm shift of the market due to COVID and other factors have launched gig work and entrepreneurship into an undeniable macrolevel behemoth. One artist and businesswoman shares her story of how she established her brand to The Last Frontier and how we can support self-employed creatives.
A sign says: Bettye Davis African American Summit on COVID-19

Addressing Alaskans: Hear how COVID-19 has affected the economy and justice system in Anchorage

This week’s episode of Addressing Alaskans continues with speakers from the 2021 Bettye Davis African American Summit on COVID-19. Speakers discuss how COVID-19 has impacted the local and national economy and how the pandemic has affected the local justice system.
A sign says: Bettye Davis African American Summit on COVID-19

Addressing Alaskans: Faith and fighting COVID-19

This week's episode of Addressing Alaskans features speakers from the 2021 Bettye Davis African American Summit on COVID-19. Christian religious leaders speak about the intersection of personal faith and the importance of making the choice to help push back against the pandemic.

State of Art: ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’ puts life’s difficult questions on stage

upcoming presentation of "Tiny Beautiful Things." It's based on the book “Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life From Dear Sugar” by author Cheryl Strayed.

One Small Step: Edwin Anderson and Morgan Blanchard on evolving political views, civil rights and faith

Since last summer Alaska Public Media has been facilitating conversations between people with different political views as part of One Small Step – a collaboration with StoryCorps. The goal was to find common ground in a divisive political climate. 

One Small Step: Dax Lauwers and Jed Smith on communicating, being Alaskan and being vulnerable

Since last summer Alaska Public Media has been facilitating conversations between people with different political views as part of One Small Step – a collaboration with StoryCorps. The goal was to find common ground in a divisive political climate. 

One Small Step: Michelle Goodwin and Christy McMurren on aging, paradigms and building bonds

Since last summer Alaska Public Media has been facilitating conversations between people with different political views as part of One Small Step – a collaboration with StoryCorps. The goal was to find common ground in a divisive political climate. 

One Small Step: Ryan McKee and Evan Fried on being troubled by people with similar political beliefs and how to inspire more open discussion

Since last summer Alaska Public Media has been facilitating conversations between people with different political views as part of One Small Step – a collaboration with StoryCorps. The goal was to find common ground in a divisive political climate. 

Hometown Alaska: You might have noticed a lot of Filipino health care workers in Alaska. Here’s why.

If you’ve ever been to a hospital or a medical clinic or some type of medical facility, which most of us probably have, you may have noticed that a lot of health care workers are Filipino. They can be doctors, or home care providers, or some type of health care worker, but most of them are nurses. This is not just your imagination, as statistics show that Filipino nurses do compose the largest share of immigrant nurses in the United States. In fact, the Philippines is the world’s biggest supplier of nurses.

State of Art: Youth filmmakers get a chance to show off their work at this Anchorage festival

This week on State of Art we're learning about After School Special. It's a youth film screening organized by Alaska Teen Media Institute. We're joined by ATMI veteran and student filmmaker Daisy Carter who tells us about getting over her own fears of people seeing her work, what it's like to see your film on the big screen, and why young filmmakers don't need to be nervous about getting involved.

Hometown Alaska: Native Heritage Month can bring complex emotions for Indigenous people. Here are three perspectives.

olks still commonly dress up in stereotypical Native costumes, and it is also when Thanksgiving happens, a holiday that is fraught with many problematic portrayals of history and Native Peoples. In this episode, we talk about these and many other relevant issues pertaining to Native Heritage Month.

State of Art: Anchorage students turn health care worker selfies into works of art

This week on State of Art we're discussing "Portraits of Those Who Serve," a project meant to thank and honor healthcare workers during the continued COVID-19 pandemic.

State of Art: Anchorage Community Theater turns to the airwaves for their production of Frankenstein

This week on State of Art we're hearing about Anchorage Community Theater's production of Frankenstein. We're joined by ACT's executive director Matt Fernandez to talk about the classic story, the main cast and how this play gave the crew of a canceled show a second chance.

Hometown Alaska: Despite the isolation, fan culture thrives in Anchorage

to escape the dark, chilly winters that conquer the final months of each year. The politics and popularity of film, comic, game, and novel franchises have brought folks together in ways we did not know possible, bringing a sense of irony to the isolated Last Frontier.

Hometown Alaska: Indigenous Peoples’ Day can be celebrated all year. Here’s how.

Indigenous Peoples' Day strikes the intersection of beauty and triumph, controversy and pain. Many have fought to reclaim its purpose and name from Columbus, to the people of the land he claimed to discover.

State of Art: Anchorage writer releases spooky new book in time for Halloween

This week on State of Art we're learning about "Come into the Water," a new illustrated book from Anchorage writer Jessica Faust. It tells the story of an isolated young pregnant woman who starts having some unsettling experiences