Alaska News Nightly: Friday, July 23, 2021

Two people stand in zipper-up jackets and sweatshirts in front of a cruise ship.
Russ and Kacy Radigan were aboard the Serenade of the Seas on Friday, July 23, 2021. It’s the first big cruise ship to dock in Juneau since 2019. (Bridget Dowd /KTOO)

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Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

Cordova experiences its worst outbreak of COVID-19. And, a Seward resident tells the story of surviving a brown bear attack on the town runway. Plus, a new app allows fishermen to contribute their ocean observations to science.

Reports tonight from:

  • Tegan Hanlon in Anchorage
  • Liz Ruskin in Washington, D.C
  • Mike Swasey in Skagway
  • Bridget Dowd and Jeremy Hsieh in Juneau
  • Stephanie Maltarich in Dillingham
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Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at or call 907-350-2058.