Lori Townsend, Alaska Public Media

Lori Townsend is the News Director for Alaska Public Media. She has worked in print and broadcast journalism for nearly 30 years. Radio brought her to Alaska, where she worked as a broadcast trainer for Native fellowship students at Koahnic Broadcasting before accepting a reporting/host position with APRN in 2003. APRN merged with Alaska Public Media a year later. Through her freelance work, she has produced news and feature stories nationally and internationally for Independent Native News, National Native News, NPR , Pacifica, Monitor Radio, Radio Netherlands and AIROS. Townsend is the recipient of numerous awards for her work from the Alaska Press Club, the Native American Journalists Association and a gold and a silver reel award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. 

State Lawmakers Fight Back Over Washington Tax Plan

Washington State legislators are considering levying a 37-and-a-half cent a gallon tax on refined, blended fuel exported to other states, including Alaska. That would effect some thirty million gallons of fuel coming into the...

Fisheries Council Considers Contentious Proposal

The North Pacific Fisheries Management Council is convening this week in Anchorage to tackle the thorny issue of Chinook Salmon bycatch within the Bering Sea pollock industry. Paul Korchin, KNOM - Nome Download Audio (MP3)

Senator Murkowski Wants More Funding for Volcano Monitoring

Senator Lisa Murkowski plans to introduce legislation this week that would establish a national volcano monitoring system. It would include the Alaska Volcano Observatory in Anchorage and Fairbanks. Murkowski announced her intentions on the...

Historian Bill Holm Honored at Tlingit Conference

This weekend saw the conclusion of “Sharing our Knowledge: A Conference of Tlingit Tribes and Clans.” Last week, hundreds of Alaska Native leaders, scholars, elders and visitors gathered in Centennial Hall to learn about...

World Dancers Gather in Bethel

The Cama-ii Dance Festival wrapped up in Bethel Sunday night. The 3-day event featured over 20 dance groups from the YK Delta to Japan. Shane Iverson, KYUK - Bethel Download Audio (MP3)

Alaska News Nightly: March 30, 2009

Individual news stories are posted in the Alaska News category and you can subscribe to APRN’s news feeds via e-mail, podcast and RSS. Download Audio (MP3) Volcano Disrupts Cargo Flow at Anchorage Airport Annie Feidt,...