Community in Unity: Race & Identity

How much does race matter? Does it define who you are? How people react to you? Join us for Community in Unity: Race & Identity, a public conversation about race, how it helps us define ourselves, and how it influences our interactions with others.

Spice takes toll on Anchorage’s emergency responders

With calls for help and emergency transports staying frustratingly high, the drug is exacting a toll not just on users, but paramedics and firefighters, as well.

Fairbanks City Council OKs ordinance advancing bid to secure Polaris

The Fairbanks City Council took a big step Monday toward taking over ownership of the old Polaris Building – a step that Mayor Jim Matherly hopes will lead to demolition of the contaminated and condemned downtown structure. Listen now

Renewable energy competition wants Alaskans to ‘fail fast’ to eventually find ‘gold’

In late March, Volt49's organizers assigned a unique challenge related to renewable energy in Alaska to four teams across the state, and they have had five weeks to solve it. Listen now
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Egegik man sentenced for intent to distribute meth

A young man from the Bristol Bay community of Egegik has been given a 20-month jail sentence after he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute more than three pounds of methamphetamine. Listen now

Blue king crab fisheries in the Bering Sea are struggling

A recent report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric administration shows an Alaska crab stock was just added to the nation's overfished list.

Trump administration responds to criticism about continued work on Arctic drilling during shutdown

The Interior department has responded to questions from a Democratic Congressman about its continued work to advance oil development in Alaska during the partial government shutdown.

Earthquake updates: roads under repair, utilities back, brace for weather

Officials in Anchorage say the response to Friday’s earthquake is shifting from an assessment phase to repairing damage. That task is about to get more complicated, with winter weather headed towards the area.

Build a wall with military funds? Murkowski says no

Trump has been floating the idea of building a wall using military construction dollars. Sen. Lisa Murkowski isn’t on board with that. With 5,700 Alaskans unsure whether they'll miss a payday, she wants to see Congress pass the less controversial bills to at least shrink the number of workers affected.

Wave of addiction costs is hitting Alaska’s healthcare system

One side effect of the state's growing opioid and heroin problem is a massive increase diseases connected to drug injection, raising concerns about a potential tidal wave of healthcare costs facing Alaska. Listen now

Generations of Alaska businesswomen build 50 years of success for Petersburg outdoor clothing shop

The local clothing and gear shop opened in 1969, a time when Petersburg was mostly run by women while the men were away fishing.

Kodiak villages brace for reduced ferry service this fall and winter

While the city of Kodiak has relatively reliable alternatives for transportation to the mainland, an upcoming gap in ferry service will pose serious difficulties for the some of the island’s outlying villages.

Coast Guard searches for a missing cruise ship passenger near Seattle

The Coast Guard is searching an area in the eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca near Seattle for a passenger reported missing from a Holland America cruise ship.

Gov. Walker asks to suspend Pebble environmental impact statement process

Gov. Bill Walker has asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to suspend the Environmental Impact Statement process for the proposed Pebble Mine. Listen now

Southeast Ferry Service Stalled by Engine Overhaul

Sitka and Juneau will lose a week of fast ferry sailings this month. The Chenega will return to Southeast service May 14th, a week later than scheduled. Download Audio:

Fishing Crew Member Accused of Identity Theft

A crew member aboard a factory processor has been arrested in Unalaska and accused of stealing another man’s identity to get his commercial fishing license.

Education advocate Alyse Galvin to challenge Congressman Don Young

Alyse Galvin is challenging Congressman Don Young for Alaska’s single seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Listen now

49 Voices: Linda Sampson of Noorvik

This week we're hearing from Linda Sampson in Noorvik. Sampson is an instructional aide at the village school.

Sober day at Capitol; Alaska delegation not directly affected by shooting

As you've probably heard by now, five people were shot Tuesday morning in Virginia, where the Republican team was practicing for the annual congressional baseball game. Alaska Public Media News Director Lori Townsend spoke to Washington correspondent Liz Ruskin about the mood at the Capitol.

49 Voices: Rhiana Gay of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Rhiana Gay in Anchorage. Gay is a kindergarten teacher at Creekside Park Elementary School, and while most Anchorage students started school this week, her batch begins on Monday. Listen now