Speaking truth to power: How one community group gets things done

A community meeting called to discuss homelessness and community mental health issues, organized by AFACT in November 2018. At the podium...

Teen voices: stories about mental health, stigma and hope

Despite the fact that almost 50% of the US population experience mental illness at some point in their lifetimes, mental health awareness and advocacy programs are often poorly funded.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Capital budget, Power Cost Equalization, college scholarships are caught in PFD debate; As the legislature fights over the budget, a decades-old accounting quirk takes on new importance; Federal child pornography charges against Indiana man related to shooting of Anchorage teenager; As Alaska's population ages, new senior housing developments are drawing elders from all over; Escalating tariffs, lingering questions hamper University of Alaska timber sale in Haines; City of Homer works with state and Army Corps to battle erosion on the spit; Hoonah planning pedestrian project to address tourist congestion; City of Anchorage program trains child care providers, parents on potentially toxic products; Team Angry Beaver wins 5th annual Race to Alaska
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An inside look at college boys becoming men

In her newest book Fraternity, investigative journalist Alexandra Robbins takes a deep dive into the world of college fraternities and the challenges experienced by young men as they move from boyhood into manhood.

How the Disability Law Center of Alaska serves

This is an independent, nonprofit law firm providing legal advocacy for people with disabilities anywhere in Alaska....

Mental health literacy and first aid

Just as First Aid and CPR help teach people how to aid in a medical emergency, Mental Health First Aid teaches the skills needed to recognize and assist someone who is experiencing a mental health related crisis.

At Anchorage library, pilot program connects patrons to social services

An ongoing pilot program seeks to connect Anchorage library patrons in need with local housing, food, employment, health care and other resources. So far, it's reached more than 200 Alaskans.

The role of nonprofits in Alaska

Alaska has a high number of nonprofit organizations that assist communities with a wide range of services. What could state budget cuts mean for their funding and how will it affect their ability to provide services?

The Housing Continuum: Building a vibrant community Part 3

This week, we hear about policy efforts that are underway to address Anchorage’s priority housing issues, as well as how community members can get involved. Thanks for listening!

Budget cuts put Anchorage transitional housing program at risk for closure

Proposed state budget cuts would defund several grant programs that provide “essential” support for transitional housing and other social safety net programs in Anchorage and around the state.

After the fall: Craig’s reaction

On July 21st 2002, Expert Rock Climber Craig DeMartino, fell 100 feet and landed on his feet, sending a shock wave through his body, crushing vertebra, shattering his legs, damaging internal organs, and leaving him broken and fighting for life. But, there is more to the story. Thanks for listening!

The Housing Continuum: Building a vibrant community Part 2

This is the second discussion of a three-part series called “The Housing Continuum: Building a Vibrant Community,” presented by Alaska Common Ground. This week, we’ll hear about the difficulties of addressing Anchorage’s housing needs. Thanks for listening!

The Housing Continuum: Building a vibrant community Part 1

This is the first discussion of a three-part series called “The Housing Continuum: Building a Vibrant Community,” presented by Alaska Common Ground. This week, we’ll hear about the supply and demand of Anchorage’s housing needs. Thanks for listening!

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...

Secondhand Smoke | Line One: Your Health Connection

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Lead Poisoning | Line One: Your Health Connection

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Influenza | Line One: Your Health Connection

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Food Safety | Line One: Your Health Connection

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Earthquake Safety | Line One: Your Health Connection

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Antibiotics | Line One: Your Health Connection

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