Alaska News Nightly: Friday, February 26, 2021

A major Alaska foundation helps purchase property to support homeless services in Anchorage. And, Petersburg experiences a COVID outbreak across all age groups. Plus, can the energy failure that happened in Texas happen in Alaska too?

Examining the often overlooked role of women in Alaska’s history

Women in Alaska are known for being hard working, resourceful and tough, but their role has often been overlooked. Join us as we celebrate the kick off to Women’s History Month.
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, February 25, 2021

The University of Alaska Board of Regents grants Anchorage’s hockey and gymnastics teams more time to fundraise. And, Ketchikan businesses brace for another summer without tourists. Plus, how some Unalaska teachers are approaching Black History Month this year.

Reporter Kyle Hopkins: Revealing the human cost of broken safety and deferred justice in rural Alaska

Many programs on Justice Alaska focus on explaining Alaska's judicial system from the inside, from the perspective...
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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Alaska Native leaders closely watch the confirmation process for Interior Secretary nominee Deb Haaland. And, an Anchorage vaccination clinic sets up in a Samoan church to reach the Pacific Islander community. Plus, once a national leader in COVID cases, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta now leads in vaccinations.
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Where are they now? The 100 Stone Project | INDIE ALASKA

https://youtu.be/CvbI0WObZOE Five years ago, INDIE ALASKA featured Sarah Davie's 100 Stone project, a massive sculpture installation in...

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Congresswoman Deb Haaland's confirmation for Interior Secretary begins with broad support from Alaska Native leaders. And, several small Alaska communities have managed to stay COVID free throughout the pandemic. Plus, a Petersburg family deals with a destructive fire and robbery.

State of Art: Anchorage rockers Photonak want to bring light to dark times

Photonak is one of those bands that come across as totally genuine in their mission and respect for each other. With their debut album "Tempered," the band hunkered down in their home studio and turned out a highly produced piece of sprawling rock and roll.
A landslide on a mountainside as seen from the air

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, February 22, 2021

FEMA will provide disaster assistance to Haines, to recover from the deadly landslides in December. And, a large solar array will power a lodge at Denali National Park, after a delicate installation. Plus, remembering Katie Hurley, who helped draft Alaska's constitution.

Hear the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation’s 2021 economic forecast

The COVID-19 pandemic and a continued recession was tough on the Anchorage economy in 2020. Job losses permeated nearly every business sector and consumer confidence is low, but 2021 could show some improvement.
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LISTEN: Alaska communities prepare for another lean tourism season amid slow economic recovery

No major cruise lines will return to the state in 2021. How will tourist-dependent communities weather this extended dry season? When federal relief does arrive, will it be enough for businesses to survive?

Three local pastors respond to Henry Louis Gates’ “The Black Church”

Partial logo from the PBS historical and cultural exploration of the Black Church in America. In a sweeping,...

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, February 19th, 2021

Congressman Don Young defends allowing weapons into committee hearing rooms. And, the Sea Life Center celebrates at its annual gala after bouncing back from the brink of closure. Plus, an Anchorage teacher marks one month of teaching in-person.
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LISTEN: Why aren’t there more Black men in medicine?

In 1978, Black males made up a little over 3% of medical school enrollments, but in 2019 that number was even smaller. Does this disparity contribute to healthcare inequities in minority communities?
Crow Pass Trail in Chugach State Park

Chugach State Park

On the next Outdoor Explorer, we will dive deep into the history, planning and development of Chugach State Park with guests Monica Alvarez with the Department of Natural Resources, Ben Corwin the Park’s Chief Ranger, and Ryan Yelle, the Chairman of the Park’s Citizen Advisory Board.
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, February 18th, 2021

Alaska sees some of its lowest COVID case counts in months. And, musher Dallas Seavey returns to the Iditarod after a scandal rocked his career four years ago. Plus, a project in Unalakleet aims to create more affordable housing using shipping containers.
Christine Byl

Dirt Work

Have you ever thought you needed to live in a yurt off the grid in order to be more connected to nature? This week on Outdoor Explorer our guest is author Chri/stine Byl. We discuss how you have to be a beginner in order to become an expert and misconceptions around what being more connected to nature actually means.
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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

Senator Lisa Murkowski addresses the state of the Republican party and her vote to convict former President Trump. And, a typical trip to Chilkat Lake leads to an atypical encounter for a group of Haines residents. Plus, mushers share new insights at the end of the altered Yukon Quest sled dog race.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

Months after the election, a surprise contributor sheds light on Alaska's changing election law. And, the family of a man killed at a Kodiak military base looks for answers. Plus, Dan Kaduce wins the Summit Quest 300 sled dog race.

Celebrate Black History Month with the Alaska Black Caucus and more

This week on Addressing Alaskans we're celebrating Black History Month. This episode features an hour of speakers, profiles and stories, including a virtual event hosted by the Alaska Black Caucus.