The work of eradicating stereotypes

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Tooey, Grandpa Nat and Molly from PBS’ Molly of Denali. (Photo courtesy PBS)

The path to equality requires accurate portrayals of people in media and pop culture. All cultures need a correct reflection of who they are in media. There has been progress, such as the new PBS kids program Molly of Denali, but a lot of work remains. We’ll discuss the good, the bad and the ‘still needs to be changed’ on the next Talk of Alaska.

HOST: Lori Townsend

  • Aaron Leggett, Cultural anthropologist, Curator of Alaska History and Culture at Anchorage Museum, President of the Native Village of Eklutna
  • Mark Trahant, Editor of Indian Country Today, former Univ. of Alaska Anchorage Atwood Chair of Journalism
  • Sophia Metters, Owner, The 49th Degree


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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
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Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her news tips and program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at or call 907-550-8452.

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