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UAA celebrates 10 years of bringing writers together during summer reading series

Every summer at the University of Alaska in Anchorage, distinguished authors from around the country come to read their work and offer advice to burgeoning writers. The university’s creative writing department recently celebrated the 10 year anniversary of its reading series. Listen now

49 Voices: Jim Thiele of Anchorage

This week, as part of Alaska Energy Desk's Midnight Oil, we're hearing from Jim Thiele in Anchorage. Thiele did fishery surveys along the trans-Alaska Pipeline in the 70s. Listen now

Anchorage park receives $750,000 DOI grant

A new park in Anchorage has received $750,000. The federal grant is part of a nationwide program to enhance parks and recreation facilities in under-served communities. Listen now

Middle school students prepare for lift off at UAA’s Summer Rocketry Academy

Fourth of July celebrations may be over, but that doesn't mean people have stopped firing rockets. Last week middle school students from across Alaska learned how to design and launch their own rockets at one of the University of Alaska Anchorage's Summer Engineering Academies. Listen now

Working around the clock to make sure the trans-Alaska Pipeline holds water

"The first week I went to work was the only week in two and a half years that I worked less than eighty hours a week. Many times we would work twenty-four hours a day." Listen now

White House’s election fraud commission suspends request for Alaska voter information

The Trump administration’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity has suspended its request for voter information from the Alaska Division of Elections. The commission’s nationwide voter fraud investigation has been put on hold because of a pending lawsuit by the Electronic Privacy Information Center. Listen now

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, July 10, 2017

Murkowski speaks with constituents about health care during Senate recess; From Anchorage, Walker tells lawmakers to get back to Juneau; Frauds, scams, and schemes cost Alaskans millions last year; Big ships asked to slow down to reduce noise for iconic whales; Whale entanglement expert shares best practices with Petersburg volunteers; Could LKSD support of Alaska Native teacher training put an end to teacher turnover?; Bethel scientist returns home to study climate change Listen now

The challenges of being the only woman on a pipeline crew

Diane Schenker had recently graduated from Reed College and was living in Fairbanks when she heard a rumor that Welding Union 798 had been forced to hire women to help build the trans-Alaska pipeline. A 21-year-old with no experience in construction, Schenker convinced the union office manager to let her work with an all-male crew of welders from the South. Listen now

New Anchorage power plant improves efficiency and reliability while increasing rates

Last year, Municipal Light & Power completed a $300 million overhaul of their power plant in East Anchorage. The expansion aims to increase efficiency, reliability and environmental quality by replacing old technology. Listen now
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Educators come together for annual National Education Association meeting

Educators from across the nation are currently meeting in Boston for the annual meeting of the National Education Association, the largest teacher’s union in the country. Listen now

Brain injury survivors use mask-making to shed light on hidden trauma

An Anchorage woman has started a series of mask-making events to help people understand the challenges of brain injuries. Unmasking Brain Injury is a new project that lets people with cognitive disabilities from brain trauma share their experiences through art. Listen now

49 Voices: Adam Foutch of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Adam Foutch, who lives in Anchorage. Listen now

Redington High School commemorates ‘father of the Iditarod’ with bronze statue

A new bronze sculpture of Iditarod co-founder Joe Redington Sr. was unveiled at Redington High School in Knik on Friday. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held the day before signups for the 2018 Iditarod race. Listen now

Alaska trail advocates warn Governor Walker of transportation funding lapses

Advocacy group Alaska Trails has sent a letter to let Governor Bill Walker know that transportation funds are at risk. Last September, Alaska returned $2.6 million to the US Department of Transportation. Listen now

Alaska Department of Natural Resources tracks bear that killed Anchorage teenager

Alaska’s Department of Natural Resources is still searching for the black bear that killed 16-year-old Patrick Cooper on Sunday. Listen now

AK: World’s only urban king fishery has lines casting in downtown Anchorage

Anchorage's annual Slam'n Salm'n Derby is in full swing this week. Since last Friday, fishermen at Ship Creek have been competing to see who can hook the biggest king salmon. Listen now

49 Voices: Zach Sarti of Anchorage

At first I was nervous of moose. I'd hear stories of people being like, "Don't get too close to 'em or they might charge you," or something like that. I mean, not that I've gotten real up close and personal, but I'm not afraid of moose anymore. But yeah, we still keep an eye out for bears. We like to take a Bluetooth speaker with us, make a lot of noise and let 'em know we're coming.

Public meeting addresses bike and pedestrian safety in Anchorage

Anchorage Faith & Action Congregations Together (AFACT) held a meeting on bicycle and pedestrian safety on Wednesday to address concrete ways to make Anchorage's streets safer.

Alaskan selected for NASA’s 2017 astronaut candidate class

An Alaskan is among the 12 people selected by NASA for the newest class of astronaut candidates. Robb Kulin will report to Johnson, Texas in August, where he will begin 2 years of training.

Anchorage activists hold march against gun violence

On Saturday, the Anchorage chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America held a march commemorating National Gun Violence Awareness day.