Jeremy Hsieh, KTOO - Juneau

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Jeremy Hsieh is the deputy managing editor of the KTOO newsroom in Juneau. He’s a podcast fiend who’s worked in journalism since high school as a reporter, editor and television producer. He ran Gavel Alaska for 360 North from 2011 to 2016, and is big on experimenting with novel tools and mediums (including the occasional animated gif) to tell stories and demystify the news. Jeremy’s an East Coast transplant who moved to Juneau in 2008.

AK: Live TV

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Outside room 119 at Juneau-Douglas High School, a sheet of paper taped to the wall says, “FOG MACHINE IN USE.” It’s the Friday before Halloween, and the usually no-nonsense control room and JDTV News anchor desk is dressed with spider webs, skeletons, jack-o-lanterns, black lights, and strobes. Download Audio

Soon, You’ll Be Able To Hitch Your Bike To A Rain Boot

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Juneau is buying bike racks that double as public art with locally inspired motifs. The city is paying Minneapolis-based Dero Bike Rack Co. $20,883 for the custom order.

The ‘Who’ And The ‘Why’ Of The Middle School Travel Ban

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Public opposition to a middle school sports travel ban adopted by the Juneau School Board last month continues to be one-sided, and the anonymity of the ban’s community supporters is breeding skeptics of the official explanation. Download Audio

Alaska’s High Court First Supreme Court In The Nation To Hear Climate Change Case

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Alaska’s high court became the first state supreme court in the country yesterday to hear an appeal in one of more than a dozen climate change lawsuits. The lawsuits pit young people against their states. The plaintiffs claim the state has an obligation to protect the atmosphere from excessive carbon emissions. Download Audio

Court OKs AML-Northland Services Shipping Merger

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An Anchorage superior court judge has approved a deal allowing Lynden Inc. to buy out its shipping competitor, Northland Services.

Can A College Freshman Force State Action On Climate Change?

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In Barrow at the top of the world, receding sea ice is reshaping life. University of Alaska Fairbanks freshman Nelson Kanuk thinks the state is obligated to combat atmospheric climate change. He argues the atmosphere is a public trust to be preserved for future generations, like clean water or navigable waterways. Download Audio

A Bear Walks Into A Bar…

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Throwing out visitors who overstay their welcome is a common late night practice in downtown bars. But one guest last night was particularly unwelcome at the Alaskan Hotel & Bar. Download Audio

Why “Alaska” Means Milk And Basketball To Many Filipinos

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When Filipinos hear “Alaska,” often the first two things that come to mind are milk and basketball. Download Audio

Team Trying to Free Entangled Whale

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The humpback whale that was tangled up in a gillnet near Petersburg earlier this week has made its way to Juneau waters. A National Marine Fisheries Service spokeswoman said a disentanglement team was out Wednesday observing the whale. On Friday, the three-person team was out trying to cut it free.

Juneau-Raised Rope Jumper Attempts 3 World Records

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Peter Nestler has been hooked on jumping rope since second grade, when he saw an exhibition at Glacier Valley Elementary School. In third grade, he joined the Juneau Jumpers. By the time he finished high school, he had helped his team win seven world championships. Listen Now

Fauske To Concentrate On In-State LNG Line

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The president of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation thinks the future of a small diameter natural gas pipeline in Alaska will be resolved, one way or the other, before his career ends. Download Audio

Will A Marine Shipping Merger Pit David Against Goliath?

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A state antitrust lawyer says a proposed merger may pit the commercial shipping equivalents of David against Goliath in Southeast Alaska. Download Audio