LISTEN: Addressing pandemic impacts for Alaskans with disabilities

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The COVID-19 pandemic created unique challenges for everyone, but many people with physical, developmental and cognitive challenges have had to adapt to even more uncertainty and frustration. How has access to medical and social services changed? What about the isolation facing those in assisted living facilities? We discuss the barriers and the resources available to people with disabilities on Talk of Alaska.

HOST: Lori Townsend


  • Maggie Winston, disability advocate
  • Mark Regan, Legal Director, Disability Law Center of Alaska
  • Jena Crafton, member of Governor’s Council on Disabilities & Special Education


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

Send an email to (Comments may be read on air).

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 at 10 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
LIVE Web stream: Click here to stream.

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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