Shiri Segal

Shiri Segal
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Shiri joined Alaska Public Media in January 2018.  Before joining AKPM, she worked as a News Production Assistant for Anchorage’s ABC/FOX/CW affiliate for six years.  Outside of work, she enjoys painting, metal clay jewelry, thrift shopping, hanging out with family/friends and traveling. Shiri is an avid traveler has been to a couple different places in Europe, Israel and Japan. She has also resided in a few of the aforementioned. She enjoys research on cultural topics and is learning several different languages including Japanese, Korean, Hebrew and, in addition, historical languages such as Medieval English and Latin.

New Approaches to End Suicide in Alaska | Alaska Insight

The Alaska Suicide Prevention Council says 90% of people who die by suicide have depression or another treatable mental illness. Long winters, isolation and limited mental health services contribute to the problem,...

BP Exits Alaska | Alaska Insight

BP has been a part of Alaska's oil industry for 60 years. Recent news of BP selling all Alaska assets to Hilcorp means the end of an era on the North Slope....

Lawlessness in Rural Alaska | Alaska Insight

With many Alaska communities only accessible by boat or air, ensuring public safety is a complicated problem that is only getting worse. What can be done to better protect all Alaskan, both...

I am a Wool Waulker | INDIE ALASKA

Lorri Wright has been weaving for years and first learned the craft at the Anchorage Weavers and Spinners...

I am a Cultural Artist | INDIE ALASKA

Being raised in multi-cultural family, Thomas Chung has developed a great interest to delve deeper into the traditions of the world.  With the mind to understand the many...

Ending Homelessness in Alaska | Alaska Insight

On average, there are about 2000 Alaskans living without permanent housing. What is being done to help them? Is it possible to have zero people experiencing homelessness? That’s our discussion on this...

Sea Ice Loss in Alaska | Alaska Insight

The decline in seasonal sea ice affects more than just arctic communities. That ice helps regulate world temperatures. Less ice means coastal communities are at risk of rising sea levels and coastal...

How Budget Cuts Could Affect Nonprofits in Alaska

Alaska will more than likely see large cuts to social services as lawmakers try to pass a more balanced budget. Alaska's large nonprofit sector often fills the gaps where state money ends....

Alcohol Awareness | Alaska Insight

Alcohol misuse is a big problem in Alaska, but public events promoting alcohol-free spaces are growing. As awareness about the dangerous of excessive drinking grows, what options are there for those seeking...

The Governor’s Permanent Fiscal Plan | Alaska Insight

Governor Mike Dunleavy says reducing spending is just one part of his plan for future financial stability in Alaska. Three proposed amendments to the constitution could have a lasting impacting on the...

All About the Iditarod | Alaska Insight

Pushing through the extreme weather of the Alaska wilderness is the essence of the thousand mile journey mushers take every year on the Iditarod trail. We'll hear stories of past adventure on...

Gov. Dunleavy’s Budget Proposal | Alaska Insight

Governor Dunleavy's budget proposal would cut more than one and a half billion dollars from state spending in one fiscal year. Will the Governor's budget put Alaska on firm fiscal ground or...

Black Owned Businesses: The Past and the Future | Alaska Insight

Diversity in local business allows people from all across Alaska to see themselves reflected in their own community. In celebration of Black History Month, we're joined by local business owners to discuss...

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge | Alaska Insight

Opening the 10-02 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge or ANWR has been a dream of Alaska's congressional delegation and the oil industry for decades, but for Gwitch'in people and environmentalists,...

Alaskan Life for Black Residents | Alaska Insight

Alaska's mix of different cultures began with the first people of the state, but many others have arrived since statehood to leave their mark. The story of Black Alaskans and their contributions...

The Future of the Arctic | Alaska Insight

The arctic is changing and what that means for future development, travel, infrastructure and safety is on the minds of not only those who live there, but scientists, policy makers and business...

ANCSA: The Next Generation of Leaders | Alaska Insight

The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act or ANCSA was passed in 1971. After nearly 50 years, what’s changed for Alaska Native people and what’s on the horizon for Native Corporations? How do...

Creating Accessible Cities | Alaska Insight

A recent report stated Alaska's population is declining. So what makes someone choose to stay in the community they live? Everything from building new playgrounds to giving people access to commuter trails...

Statewide Opioid Action Plan | Alaska Insight

Substance use disorders are diseases caused by many factors. Preventing and treating them requires input from everyone in the community including law enforcement and health care professionals. Those are some of the...

High Skill Jobs: Non-traditional Paths | Alaska Insight

There are numerous pathways to a great career. Many people choose the college or university route, but multiple high paying jobs require no college education at all. What are these careers and...