LISTEN: Alaskans asked to weigh in on Arctic Research Plan

Scientific research in the Arctic helps improve our understanding of the region and the way it’s changing, while also relying on and incorporating Indigenous knowledge. Researchers are planning out what the next five years of scientific investigation will look like there, and they want Alaskans to weigh in.

HOST: Lori Townsend


  • Larry Hinzman, Executive Director, Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee & Assistant Director for Polar Sciences, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Nikoosh Carlo, Director, Arctic Research Plan Development Director & CEO, CNC North Consulting


Comment by June 11, 2021, via any of the following methods:

  • Submit comments via the Federal Register Notice
  • Email comments to
  • Send hardcopy written submissions to Roberto Delgado, Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Leave a voicemail at (703) 783-1658 or (888) 657-7759 (toll free)


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

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

Post your comment during or after the live broadcast on social media (Comments may be read on air).

LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, April 13, 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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