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How the pandemic has further strained recovery resources | Alaska Insight

https://youtu.be/q_bf9W7LDPA Surviving the covid-19 pandemic has consumed the attention of many of us over the past year,...

Alaskans discuss some of the state’s biggest boondoggles | Alaska Insight

https://youtu.be/8GsvzcdAvws Alaskans have dreamed and schemed some big tourism and economic ideas for the 49th state through...

What’s up with that igloo by Denali and also the tallest building in Fairbanks?

https://youtu.be/AyXEiQecad8 A giant, artificial igloo marks the halfway point between Fairbanks and Anchorage along the Parks Highway....
Show host talks to guests via Zoom.

PBS American Portrait on Alaska Insight | Special LIVE Episode

https://youtu.be/6KDT0KwaJOE Alaskans have a lot of can-do spirit and a deep sense of connection to Alaska. In...

Alaskans address violence against Asian Americans and racial bias in tech | Alaska Insight

https://youtu.be/PrnY6aHNirU Racial bias permeates government policy and justice systems. It's also ubiquitous in the technology that we...

Sexual assault survivors advocate for change in Nome and statewide | Alaska Insight

https://youtu.be/mO6gXVhTn7w The high rates of sexual assault and violence against women in Alaska are long-standing problems. In...

New report shines light on Alaska’s missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

https://youtu.be/XYizUj2PrYk Alaska Native women experience disproportionate levels of violence, but it’s difficult to know exactly how bad...

Recognizing women’s contributions in Alaska | Alaska Insight

https://youtu.be/t-d0XNPfcl0 The accomplishments of Alaska women are as varied as they are wide ranging. From CEOs running...

Remembering Alaskan Thelma Buchholdt, the nation’s first Philippine-born woman legislator

https://youtu.be/PKqR9LciOcA Women of color have often been overlooked when it comes to documenting Alaska’s history. The "Extra...

Alaska businesses look for relief to make it through another dry tourism season | Alaska Insight

https://youtu.be/oguUTuFv1O8 Business owners, workers and communities reliant on tourism are facing another summer without cruise ships. Will...

Alaska companies brace for another slow year for tourism

Alaska tour company hopes for rebound in Chinese tourism https://youtu.be/Cu7zNvYvd_s 2019 was a record...
Houses in dirty brown water

Haines residents are still recovering from last year’s landslides

https://youtu.be/dz5KxQ9hflc The human toll from climate change effects in Alaska are real. The small community of Haines...
Lori Townsend talks to Lisa Busch about climate change and landslides in Southeast Alaska on set during Alaska Insight on February 19, 2021.

Collaborative research aims to better predict landslides in Southeast Alaska | Alaska Insight

https://youtu.be/_P4M72pzgKU What have geologists learned from destructive landslides in Alaska and how might that science inform future...
Protestors hold signs at a Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Anchorage. Photo by Mayowa Aina.

Celebrating Black History Month by honoring Alaskan trailblazers and the work still to come | Alaska Insight

https://youtu.be/lqY46ZNCxOQ After an intense year of political, social and racial unrest across the country, what does February...

Alaska Black History: celebrating Blanche McSmith and Willard Bowman as early voices for justice

https://youtu.be/AZlmE9fhnfA There is a long history of Black people coming to Alaska for a wide range of...
Lori Townsend talks to disability advocates during Alaska Insight on Feb. 5, 2021.

How Alaskans with disabilities are dealing with pandemic challenges | Alaska Insight

https://youtu.be/TIh5Lfd4Dlc The isolation that has affected everyone during the pandemic can be especially rough for people with...

Alaska legislature returns with COVID-19 precautions, but no clear enforcement for lawmakers

https://youtu.be/qnV9kV2-enE There are more than 130 legislators and staff in Juneau for the legislative session. The legislature...
Lori Townsend talks with political reporters during Alaska Insight on Jan. 29, 2021.

Legislative priorities amid a pandemic and disorganization in the Alaska House | Alaska Insight

https://youtu.be/3vmfawt6vB4 Alaska lawmakers are in session in the capitol city. A lot of careful planning and work...

Now that leases have been sold inside ANWR, will drilling actually happen? | Alaska Insight

After more than 40 years of fighting to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil development, Alaska's congressional delegation saw its dream realized and then potentially dashed this week — all within about 24 hours.

ANWR on hold: Decades-long uncertainty over Arctic refuge drilling continues

When Joe Biden took office, he immediately slammed the brakes on oil drilling in the Arctic refuge. So how did we get here? And, what’s next?