Ammon Swenson, Alaska Public Media

Ammon Swenson, Alaska Public Media
Ammon Swenson is Alaska Public Media’s Audio Media Content Producer. He was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. He graduated from UAA in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and integrated media. He’s previously worked for KRUA radio, the Anchorage Press, and The Northern Light.

Upcoming play honors the true story of Baha’i resilience in the face of oppression | State of Art

“When the Moment Comes” tells the story of persecuted and unjustly imprisoned members of the faith after the Iranian Revolution in 1979.

Kick off National Poetry Month with this classic poetry slam | State of Art

Broadcaster and poetry lover, Camille Conte, is organizing a poetry slam on Tuesday, April 2 at Main Event Grill.

Asian Alaskan Cultural Center mayoral candidate forum | Addressing Alaskans

Hear candidates respond to questions related to the Asian and Pacific Islander communities in Anchorage.

Wasilla-raised singer’s new album evokes open spaces and silver screen cowboys | State of Art

Hilary Gardner's "On the Trail with the Lonesome Pines" is a collection of soulful, country-tinged tunes originally written for film and TV.
Two high school girls in front of the Anchorage Civic Orchestra logo.

Meet Alaska’s next generation of classical musicians | State of Art

Seniors Rania White and Olivia Martin won the Anchorage Civic Orchestra's student concerto competition and will be performing with the orchestra in an upcoming concert.

Anchorage Chamber of Commerce mayoral candidate forum | Addressing Alaskans

Hear how candidates respond to questions about business and the city's economy.
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Anchorage Concert Chorus partners with Yale Glee Club for Friday performance | State of Art

"Spring Breaking" promises to feature a wide range of genres and compositions to help the audience say goodbye to winter.
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Alaska Children’s Trust Anchorage mayoral candidate forum | Addressing Alaskans

Learn about the candidates and hear how they would address city issues related to children and families.
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Upcoming storytelling event highlights educators | State of Art

"Teacher Tales" to celebrate educators with an evening in the style of The Moth and Arctic Entries.

Mad Myrna’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ is a unique take on the beloved rock opera | State of Art

This version features a paired down, all-female cast performing in an intimate setting. The show opens on March 7.
Men and women on a Zoom call.

Alaska Black Caucus Anchorage mayoral candidate forum | Addressing Alaskans

The Anchorage mayoral election is on Tuesday, April 2. Find out more about the candidates and hear how they would lead the city.
People on skis and snowboards line up in front of a ski lift and mountain.

Skiing Skeetawk in Hatcher Pass | Outdoor Explorer

Meet Skeetawk manager, Megan Justus, and find out what's in store for the growing ski operation.
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Meet this year’s Fur Rondy pin designer (and his mom) | State of Art

We go downtown to the Fur Rondy HQ to speak with Corey Green, and his mom, about their family's long history with the event, pins and more.

Bettye Davis African American Summit: Education Forum | Addressing Alaskans

This discussion focuses on education and how it relates to the theme of the summit – “Marching till Equity, Equality & Justice is Won!”

Fighting human trafficking in Alaska | Addressing Alaskans

This Alaska World Affairs program features experts discussing the issue and what is being done to combat it.
A person in a Day of the Dead mask walks on snow and ice.

Local filmmaker highlights Latino culture in Alaska | State of Art

Indra Arriaga Delgado's "Sabor Ártico: Latinos en Alaska" was selected by Latino Public Broadcasting as part of new digital series.

Alaska-born soprano returns to Anchorage for upcoming spring-centric concert | State of Art

Anchorage Festival of Music's "Visions of Spring" features Victoria Fraser alongside a baroque quartet performing uplifting classics.

Anchorage Economic Development Corporation’s 2024 forecast | Addressing Alaskans

Hear AEDC's annual report and findings on a range of topics affecting the city economy.

Alaska author’s newest novel examines wild spaces, unlikely alliances and the healing power of the state

Kim Heacox's novel "On Heaven's Hill" is based in an Alaska town where a controversial development brings together unlikely allies.
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When opera spans the political divide | State of Art

Anchorage Opera's upcoming "Scalia/Ginsburg" playfully looks at the relationship between two Supreme Court justices and their love of opera.