Upcoming Events

Alaska Public Media is proud to offer in-person media experiences to the communities we serve. Check back often to learn about upcoming events!

Indie Lens Pop-Up Events in Anchorage. FREE!

Join one of our local partners for film screenings and community-driven conversations featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens at Indie Lens Pop-Up. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation.

>> See the full schedule for the year as it unfolds.

FREE Virtual Professional Learning Series: Learning With Littles

This virtual professional learning experience was designed for our Pre K-2 educators. You will gain valuable insights on how to integrate media within the classroom for your early learners. Designed by educators, this professional learning series will introduce you to a number of teaching models and strategies to help your students develop global awareness.

Part 1: Nurturing Curiosity and Critical Thinking
Tuesday, November 13 at 3 p.m.
>> Register Here
Part 2: Developing Cultural Awareness
Tuesday, December 4 at 3 p.m.
>> Register Here
Part 3: Demonstrating Empathy and Perseverance
Tuesday, January 8 at 3 p.m.
>> Registration Available Soon

Recent Events

Dawnland: An Independent Lens Pop-up Event

Indy Lens: Rumble

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

by Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana (approximate run time 86 minutes)

Rumble brings to light a profound and missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and Taboo, Rumble shows how these pioneering Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
UAA Multicultural Center, Rasmuson Hall 106
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
FREE Parking in West Campus: West, North West Central and South Lots

Community Screenings of the New Series Let’s Go Luna!

LET’S GO LUNA! follows the adventures of three friends – Leo, a wombat from Australia; Carmen, a butterfly from Mexico; and Andy, a frog from the U.S. – as they traverse the globe with their parents’ traveling performance troupe, “Circo Fabuloso.” At each of the Circo’s stops, Luna the Moon, voiced by Judy Greer, guides the trio as they get to know the local region and its people.


Here is a list of FREE screenings that were offered by our community!
Wasilla Public Library
Tuesday, November 13 from 12 – 1 p.m.
Chugiak/Eagle River Public Library
Wednesday, November 14 from 4 – 5 p.m.
Mountain View Public Library
Friday, November 16 from 3 – 4 p.m.
Palmer Public Library
Tuesday, November 20 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
ZJ Loussac Public Library
Wednesday, November 21 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Homer Public Library
Wednesday, November 21 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Scott and Wesley Gerrish (Girdwood) Library
Saturday, November 24 from 12 – 1 p.m.


Virtual Professional Learning Series: For The Love of Lit

PBS presents For The Love of Lit, a four part virtual professional training series designed especially for English Language Arts teachers, and was created FOR educators BY educators. With an emphasis on fun, engaging, accessible, and free tools for classrooms, this series will highlight techniques for engaging learners through essential communication skills, and present ideas for enhancing teaching practice through activities, projects, passion, and a connection to literature.

Part 1: Inspiring Young Authors
Wednesday, October 17 at 3 p.m.
>> Register Here
Part 2: Including All Readers
Thursday, October 25 at 3 p.m.
>> Register Here
Part 3:= Encouraging Bright Thinkers
Wednesday, November 7 at 3 p.m.
>> Register Here
Part 4: Cultivating Young Book Lovers
Wednesday, November 14 at 3 p.m.
>> Register Here

Canyons & Ice: The Last Run of Dick Griffith

Adventurer Dick Griffith has probably traversed more of the planet than any human alive. At 89 years old, he wanted to celebrate nine decades of adventure with one more–a grand finale on the Grand Canyon–and filmmakers were there to capture it all.

This screening of this film and its following discussion were hosted by Bearth Tooth Theatre on October 15th.




Dawnland: An Independent Lens Pop-up Event


by Adam Mazo and Ben Pender-Cudlip

Dawnland tells the story of the first government-sanctioned truth and reconciliation commission in the U.S., investigating the devastating impact of Maine’s child welfare practices on Native American communities.

The FREE Screening of this film took place on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in UAA’s Multicultural Center at Rasmuson Hall.


Curious George at the Alaska State Fair!

Curious George left the jungle many years ago, and he came to Alaska! Thanks to all the folks who came to shake a paw and share a hug with the curious chimp at the Alaska State Fair. Over 12 days 3,000 people heard storytelling and/or met Curious George at the Alaska Public Media PBS KIDS tent!

This event was free with Fair admission.

August 23 – September 3, 2018
Alaska State Fair
2075 Glenn Hwy, Palmer, AK 99645


Unique news event inside Goose Creek Correctional Center

Many crimes are fueled by drug and alcohol addictions. So what prevents some criminal activity? Helping people receive treatment. Thank you to the staff, inmates and community members who joined us for a conversation inside Goose Creek Correctional Center on June 27, 2018 to discuss about what’s happening within the state’s largest prison to help people recover from addictions and succeed on the outside.

The event was part of Alaska Public Media’s Community in Unity series. >> Listen to Community in Unity conversations


Thanks to everyone who visited the Alaska Public Media’s booth at the Anchorage Loussac Library Reading Rendezvous!

The event had 2,300 attendees and over 500 folks came by to chat, enter a drawing for a PBS KIDS tablet, pick up free PBS KIDS premiums, and sign-up for our Kids Club.


Free book discussion and premiere screening of Little Women in Anchorage

Thanks to those who joined Alaska Public Media at the Loussac Library in Anchorage for a book discussion and a free premiere screening of PBS MASTERPIECE’s Little Women, based on the beloved American classic. The mini-series premiered May 13 ,2018 on Alaska Public Media TV.


Unique news event inside Fairbanks Correctional Center

Some people stay at Fairbanks Correctional Center for a few days. Others are there for years. Most of the inmates are living their lives in limbo — awaiting their trials and their futures. Alaska Public Media’s Anne Hillman led Community in Unity: Life in Limbo, a community conversation on May 2, 2018 with inmates and staff inside the prison walls to learn about the inmates’ day-to-day lives and how they prepare for what’s next.

>> Listen to Community in Unity conversations


Free premiere screening of Look & See: Wendell Berry’s Kentucky

Thank you to all who joined Alaska Public Media for a free premiere screening of Look & See: Wendell Berry’s Kentucky at the Glenn Massay Theater in Palmer on April 17, 2018.

The film is a portrait of the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture, as seen through the mind’s eye of award-winning writer and farmer Wendell Berry, back home in his native Henry County, Kentucky.

Look & See premieres Monday, April 23 at 9 p.m. on Alaska Public Media TV.

Free premiere screening in Palmer of Little Women
What a great turn out! Nearly 200 folks joined Alaska Public Media in Palmer on April 10, 2018 for a free premiere screening of Masterpiece’s Little Women, based on the beloved American classic.

As engaging today as in 1868, Louisa May Alcott’s story follows sisters Jo (Maya Hawke), Meg (Willa Fitzgerald), Beth (Annes Elwy) and Amy (Kathryn Newton) who, together with Laurie (Jonah Hauer-King), journey to adulthood. The cast also includes Emily Watson, Angela Lansbury, Dylan Baker and Michael Gambon.

Don’t miss the premiere of Little Women on Alaska Public Media TV on Sunday, May 13, 2018.


Family-friendly screenings of Pinkalicious and Peterrific

We had an amazing time with Alaska families celebrating the February 19 premiere of Pinkalicious and Peterrific! Over 270 people attended six free family events presented in partnership with the Anchorage Public Library, which included listening to a book reading of the story that inspired the show, crafts and a screening.


The Moth StorySLAM

Alaska Public Media was proud to partner with The Moth to bring you local stories of “firsts” at Williwaw in Anchorage for The Moth StorySLAM on February 15, 2018.


Free Screenings of Victoria Season 2 Premiere

Our Jan. 8 screening of Victoria was completely filled! Due to popular demand, Alaska Public Media hosted a second free screening of the Season 2 premiere of PBS MASTERPIECE’s hit series Victoria at the Bear Tooth Theatrepub on Jan. 12.

Victoria, Season 2, premiered on Alaska Public Media TV January 14, 2018.


Free film screening and discussion of Tribal Justice

Wow! What a conversation. Thanks to the community for joining together on Dec. 9 to screen and discuss Tribal Justice with reporter Anne Hillman of our Solutions Desk. We had amazing perspectives shared – from a judge, public defender, defense lawyer, people who have gone through wellness court programs, and an engaged public. Thanks to our partners, the Anchorage International Film Festival and the Anchorage Loussac Library for this event.


Community in Unity: Youth Perspectives

What’s it like to be a young person today? What challenges do they face? What are their visions for the future? Join us for an open conversation led by and featuring Alaska youth, and hear their perspectives on building strong, trusting, supportive communities.

>> Listen to Community in Unity conversations

This event on Dec. 6 was a collaboration between Alaska Public Media, Out North Contemporary Art House, and Anchorage Downtown Partnership.


One Course Discourse: The Making of Vietnam Echoes

How can short-form storytelling help propel a community conversation about a war that still divides us as a nation? What are the challenges in documenting history as we live it? The creators of Alaska Public Media’s Vietnam Echoes series discussed how they mixed present-day interviews with archival footage to tell Alaskans’ stories of the Vietnam War during a special One Course Discourse at the Bear Tooth Theatrepub on Dec. 1.

This event was presented in partnership with the 2017 Anchorage International Film Festival.


Unique news event inside Spring Creek Correctional Center


Thank you to all who joined us for a fascinating and engaging community conversation with inmates, staff, and the public about preparing for life after prison conducted from inside Spring Creek. Led by reporter, Anne Hillman, we talked about what’s happening to prepare people for release, the prison’s role in the larger community, and how the two populations–inside and outside the wall–can connect.

The radio program from this event aired on Community in Unity.


Free public screenings of The Vietnam War

Thank you to the 500 attendees who joined us for two free community screenings held Sept. 13 in Anchorage and Sept. 14 in Palmer. It was a remarkable experience to screen the hour-special of The Vietnam War and share in facilitated discussion with Alaska Humanities Forum.

The Vietnam War, a documentary series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, airs on Alaska Public Media TV this fall. Ten years in the making, this immersive, multi-faceted narrative features personal testimony from many perspectives. This is the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film.

Alaska Public Media is gathering local remembrances of the Vietnam War. Hear stories from our communities in the Vietnam Echoes series.

Check out full schedule of The Vietnam War and companion programming.


PBS KIDS characters at the Alaska State Fair

PBS KIDS favorites Daniel Tiger and Clifford the Big Red Dog visited adoring fans at the 2017 Alaska State Fair.


Indie Lens Pop-Up film screenings

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics, to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation.

>> Check out the 2017-2018 schedule of films showing at UAA

VA Wellness Fair

Alaska Public Media staff participated in the 2017 Alaska VA Wellness Fair in July and gave away a PBS Kids Playtime Pad tablet.


Midnight Oil Live storytelling event

More than 175 people joined Alaska Public Media for Midnight Oil Live, a free evening of storytelling featuring those who played a part building trans-Alaska pipeline history. Listen to the Midnight Oil podcast series from Alaska’s Energy Desk; the Alaska Public Media podcast with more than a million downloads.

Gov. Bill Walker and first lady Donna Walker after Midnight Oil Live. Donna Walker told a personal story about working as the recreation director for the Glenallen construction camp during the building of the trans-Alaska pipeline.


Free Screening of Real Boy, an Independent Lens film
The screening and discussion of Real Boy was co-hosted by Identity Alaska. Pictured above are Identity’s Brooks Banker and Tracey Wiese, as well as Alaska Public Media members Judy Berry and Reed Smith.


Community in Unity: Pathways in and out of Homelessness
Anne Hillman leads a discussion with community members, social service workers, and others about the causes of homelessness and some of the solutions.

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