Talk of Alaska: Remembering Don Young

Rep. Don Young in his Washington, D.C. office in 2017. (Liz Ruskin/Alaska Public Media)

Rep. Don Young’s death is a monumental loss for Alaska. For nearly 50 years, Young’s bombastic style both helped draw attention to Alaska’s legislative need and often found him crossed up in less than flattering headlines. Despite his steamroller approach, he was known as a highly effective congressman and his love of Alaska was legendary. Constituents, former colleagues and journalists share memories of Alaska’s longest serving Republican.


HOST: Lori Townsend


  • Liz Ruskin, Washington Correspondent, Alaska Public Media
  • Michael Carey, former editorial page editor, Anchorage Daily News


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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 10 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
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