For Alaska’s rural children, distance learning exposes gaps in internet equity

https://youtu.be/L_Z4Hm3JRX4 The new school year is underway in Alaska and the majority of the state's students are...
Lori Townsend Speaks with school district personnel about how they are keeping kids safe during the new school year in the COVID-19 pandemic.

How districts are working to meet distance education needs in rural Alaska | Alaska Insight

https://youtu.be/obyHCWhCdDE Most schools are underway across the state. Do rural students have better options for online instruction...
Lori Townsend talks to guest on Alaska Insight set.

CARES Act funding is helping communities through the pandemic, but is it enough? | Alaska Insight

Lori Townsend speaks with the executive director of Alaska Municipal League and a local government specialist with the State of Alaska about how communities are spending CARES Act funding.
Aerial image of Angoon, Alaska

Anxious for relief, rural municipalities navigate spending rules for CARES Act funds

Alaska communities have the freedom to decide how they want to spend coronavirus relief money, but following the federal guidelines hasn't been easy.
Lori Townsend talks to Jonathan King during an episode of Alaska Insight

Months after initial closures, how is Alaska’s economy faring? | Alaska Insight

https://youtu.be/JZ3DG7Jx2ck Five months after state and local governments' initial COVID-19 closures, where is Alaska at in its...
An empty downtown Skagway, Alaska in a summer of no tourism.

The summer that wasn’t; Skagway businesses struggle to survive a season of no tourism

https://youtu.be/_CdxwPKmFy4 In Southeast Alaska, tourism drives the summer economy. In Skagway, it’s critical. But this year, COVID-19...
Alaska Public Media Reporter, Tegan Hanlon, interviews a nurse at Providence Hospital in Anchorage

Looking at the summer uptick in COVID-19 cases | Alaska Insight

https://youtu.be/Wiv5xJJyMeg Life has changed rapidly in Alaska with the arrival of COVID-19. On the season premiere of...
Nurses wear PPE at Providence Hospital in Anchorage

Fighting COVID-19 at home and in Alaska’s largest hospital | Alaska Insight

The number of coronavirus infections in Alaska is growing. And as the disease continues its spread across the state, it’s impacting more and more Alaskans.

Making Music with Glaciers and Snow | INDIE ALASKA

Matthew Burtner is using his experience as a...

Checking in with state economists as Alaska reopens | Alaska Insight

More than a third of Alaskan workers have applied for unemployment in the last 2 months. With so many Alaskans out of work, how will small businesses survive a summer with little to no tourism? Will CARES Act funding be enough to keep small businesses going?

Two restaurants shed light on challenges facing the community of Houston, Alaska | Alaska Insight

This time of year, In the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, communities along the Parks...

How the largest fishing port in the nation is responding to COVID-19 and incoming seasonal workers | Alaska Insight

As businesses across the state reopen, the Aleutian Islands community of Unalaska...

Balancing municipal budgets during COVID-19 | Alaska Insight

COVID-19 has put a strain on small Alaska communities who rely on seasonal income to stay afloat. What can and should the state do to keep municipal governments strong?

How are Alaska malls and small businesses affected by COVID-19 shutdowns? | Alaska Insight

As Alaska moves through phases of reopening its economy, retail stores in...

The challenges of distance education | Alaska Insight

In mid March, students went on spring break, but widespread concern over the coronavirus meant they could not return to their classrooms for the remainder of the spring semester.

Stabilizing Alaska’s economy after COVID-19 | Alaska Insight

https://youtu.be/kmlY-EarhWs Alaska lawmakers have said they need to approve the governor’s plan for sending out federal...

Re-opening Alaska’s economy | Alaska Insight

https://youtu.be/FlAJOeuTnik Governor Mike Dunleavy began allowing businesses to reopen this week after more than...

Take a break from pandemic stress with Alaska artists | Alaska Insight

https://youtu.be/lAOFALj0hwg Social isolation and sheltering in place have disrupted our daily lives, leaving many people...

How Bethel and other rural Alaska villages are preparing for COVID-19 | Alaska Insight

With the first case of COVID-19 confirmed in Southwest Alaska, state and...

Working to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in rural Alaska | Alaska Insight

Limited or no road access means many rural Alaska communities face challenges in delivering health care. With the...