Making communities livable for people of all ages

Looking east on 5th Avenue at H Street in Downtown Anchorage.
Looking east on 5th Avenue at H Street in Downtown Anchorage. (Staff photo)

What makes you want to stay in the community where you live? Is it easy to get around? Do you feel connected to your neighbors? Everything from building new playgrounds to giving people access to computers helps make a livable community. On the next Talk of Alaska we’ll talk with international experts and local leaders about feasible solutions for making communities great for everyone, whether you’re 8 or 80.This program is part of Alaska Public Media’s Solutions Desk.

HOST: Anne Hillman


  • Christopher Schutte, Municipality of Anchorage Director of Economic and Community Development
  • Gil Peñalosa, 8-80 Cities Founder & Chair
  • Terry Synder, AARP Alaska State President

Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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After being told innumerable times that maybe she asked too many questions, Anne Hillman decided to pursue a career in journalism. She's reported from around Alaska since 2007 and briefly worked as a community radio journalism trainer in rural South Sudan.
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