Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska - Juneau

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska - Juneau
Ed Schoenfeld is Regional News Director for CoastAlaska, a consortium of public radio stations in Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka, Petersburg and Wrangell. He primarily covers Southeast Alaska regional topics, including the state ferry system, transboundary mining, the Tongass National Forest and Native corporations and issues. He has also worked as a manager, editor and reporter for the Juneau Empire newspaper and Juneau public radio station KTOO. He’s also reported for commercial station KINY in Juneau and public stations KPFA in Berkley, WYSO in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and WUHY in Philadelphia. He’s lived in Alaska since 1979 and is a contributor to Alaska Public Radio Network newscasts, the Northwest (Public Radio) News Network and National Native News. He is a board member of the Alaska Press Club. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, he lives in Douglas.

Wrangell contract talks resume, strikers return to work

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and Wrangell Borough officials are returning to the bargaining table. Listen now
Sealaska Plaza, the corporation's headquarters.

Shareholders re-elect Sealaska board incumbents

The management slate won this year’s Sealaska board election. Three incumbents and a newcomer who ran with them beat out eight independent candidates. Listen now

Unionized borough workers want more contract talks

Wrangell’s municipal employees’ union has authorized a strike. But one of its leaders said members don’t really want to.
Sealaska Plaza, the corporation's headquarters.

Shareholders consider shrinking Sealaska board

Should Southeast’s regional Native corporation shrink its governing board? That’s a question before Sealaska’s more than 22,000 shareholders. Management opposes the change. Listen now

Alaska Marine Highway will drop price for Taku ferry once again

The price is dropping for the state ferry Taku. Alaska Marine Highway System General Manager John Falvey said no one submitted a bid during the most recent sale attempt, which ended May 31st.

Alaska Marine Highway drops price for Taku ferry

No one wants to buy the state ferry Taku. So, officials are lowering its price. Listen now

Top state ferry manager resigns

The man overseeing the Alaska Marine Highway System is leaving his post. Listen now

Cultural landscape conference focuses on Native education

Teachers from around Southeast Alaska will gather in Juneau next month to discuss culturally responsive education. Listen now

Federal budget deal maintains Alaska arts funding, state lawmakers OK arts restructuring

The federal budget deal cut by Congress includes some good news for arts in Alaska. Listen now

Southeast Alaska tribal government moves into defense contracts

Southeast Alaska’s regional tribal government is developing its business side. Listen now

AK: Yukon cowboy shares love of old country songs at folk festival

Art Johns has been playing at the Alaska Folk Festival since 1995. But his musical roots go way back -- almost 80 years. Listen now

Low oil prices hit Sealaska dividends

Lower North Slope oil prices are taking a bite out of Native corporation dividends 1,100 miles away. Listen now

Forest Service mishandled timber sales, environmental group says

A Washington D.C., environmental group is accusing the Tongass National Forest of breaking its own timber-sale rules. Listen now

Southeast tribal court builds on its experience

Southeast Alaska’s largest tribal court operation just celebrated its 10th anniversary. Listen now

Inter-Island Ferry attracts more passengers

Southeast Alaska’s independent ferry system is working its way out of a ridership slump. Listen now

Longtime leader Rosita Worl to leave Sealaska board

One of the Sealaska regional Native corporation’s longest-serving leaders is stepping down. Listen now

Low salmon projections cancel popular Southeast Spring King Derby

A popular Southeast spring fishing derby won’t happen this year, because there aren’t enough fish. Listen now

Tied-up ferry Taku is for sale

The state ferry Taku is for sale. The minimum price for the 54-year-old ship is $1.5 million. Listen now

Update: More money for the Alaska Marine Highway

State House budget writers have restored much of the ferry system cut proposed by the governor for the next fiscal year. Listen now

Bill would change state arts council to a corporation

Lawmakers take their first look Friday at a bill changing the Alaska State Council on the Arts from an agency to a public corporation. Listen now