Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Governor Mike Dunleavy talks about the state's fight against COVID-19. And, how can Anchorage teachers make sure more students show up to online classes this fall? Plus, churches in Anchorage openly defy the city’s order limiting indoor crowds.
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Need: Mentors for youth aging out of the state foster care safety net

Image by Mohamed Hassan, of Pixaby. Used with permission. Alaska has approximately 3,000 youth in foster care, and...
Several hundred walrus lie on a dark gray beach

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The city of Anchorage and two defiant restaurants have cut a deal. And, thousands of walrus are beaching themselves on the North Slope…again. Plus, the state sues a federal board over subsistence hunting.
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LISTEN: As the pandemic continues, more of our time is spent staring at screens. How do we maintain a healthy balance?

It is easier than ever for us to get lost in hours of television, gaming, and scrolling through social media. How do we find and maintain balance in our lives when nothing is as it was?
A large pacific green sea turtle lies with its face pointed down on the orange deck of a boat

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, August 10, 2020

Alaska Senate President Cathy Giessel leans on a decade of experience as she faces a serious challenger in next week's Republican primary. And, Yukon Kuskokwim villages have different ideas about how they can spend COVID-19 relief money. Plus, a fishing crew near Prince of Wales Island makes a rare catch.

Lyrics and riffs with Portugal. The Man’s Eric Howk

Their Grammy-winning "Feel It Still" is kinetic, playful but also provoking. How did it happen and what's next? We listen to tunes and get an update from band member Eric Howk. Thanks for listening!
Two patrons open the door to Kriner's Diner on Monday, August 3, 2020.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, August 7, 2020

Some physicians worry data on Alaska’s healthcare capacity isn't telling the whole story. And, judge sides with the city of Anchorage against a defiant restaurant. Plus, a new brewery opens in Sitka.
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, August 6, 2020

Anchorage restaurant owners are furious with the mayor's shutdown order. And, parents in Juneau want more details on the school start plan. Plus, how difficult is it to cross the Canadian border right now?
The Wilderness Adventurer, an Uncruise Adventures boat, tied up in Juneau on July 31, 2020.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Alaska's first cruise cuts its sailing short after a passenger get a positive COVID test result, enrollment in the state's largest school district is down, and syphilis cases in Alaska are up.

LISTEN: Hard hit by government closures and consumer fears of exposure to COVID-19, restaurants are on the brink

Bars and restaurants are once again closed to indoor drinking and dining in Anchorage, but some restaurant owners say they can't afford another shutdown, and will defy the order and stay open. Some will close permanently. What's the best answer to keep people safe and keep businesses whole?
Two bearded men pose in the Mr. Fur Face Beard Competition.

What’s it take to win Alaska’s fiercely contentious beard competition? | INDIE ALASKA Bearded men and women from around the country gather in Anchorage every winter during the Fur...

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The latest on the Recall Dunleavy campaign, an Anchorage restaurant defies city's shut down order, and a fishing community struggles without its fish.
The Wilderness Adventurer, an Uncruise Adventures boat, tied up in Juneau on July 31, 2020.

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, August 3, 2020

A healthcare executive resigns following her husband's firing, a small cruise sets sail, and tug boats keep Alaskans supplied.

ASD school superintendent answers questions about back-to-school

Screenshot from the ASD website. Superintendent Dr. Deena Bishop was a guest on Hometown Alaska this week....

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, July 31, 2020

An Alaska state representative and six others died today after two planes collided midair near Soldotna. And, critics say a recent environmental policy change could cut the public out of the process. Plus, how did a decertified police officer find work at a Sitka jail?

LISTEN: Parenting during a pandemic means managing mental and physical health in new ways. We’re here to help.

COVID-19 has altered our lives dramatically, and will for the foreseeable future. how will we each navigate our individual challenges in a way that will foster growth in us and our children?

LISTEN: We’re celebrating 50 years of public radio in Alaska. Share your stories with us.

Public radio came to Alaska in 1970, providing a vital link between rural communities at a time when there were none. How was Alaska’s public radio network built?

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, July 30, 2020

Senator Lisa Murkowski condemns President Trump's tweet predicting election fraud. And, Ketchikan's school board votes for a normal school schedule this fall. Plus, fishing activists lobby for more help.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Anchorage extends its emergency proclamation citing the increase in COVID-19 cases. And, the Interior Department prepares to open its Alaska office for investigating cases of murdered and missing indigenous people. Plus, residents split between Newtok and Mertarvik question the fairness of their law enforcement.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Workers in Alaska hope the state's senators will support extending federal unemployment benefits. And, some Mertarvik residents say moving farther from the Newtok airport has led to preventable deaths. Plus, fish processors in Unalaska have mixed reviews about evacuating staff during the recent tsunami warning.