Lori Townsend, Alaska Public Media

Lori Townsend, Alaska Public Media
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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 ltownsend@alaskapublic.org or call 907-550-8452.

Sitka Appeal Makes National List

Fri, February 5, 2010 Sitka has been named one of 12 “Distinctive Destiations” in the nation for 2010. Ed Ronco, KCAW, Sitka Download Audio (MP3)

Alaska News Nightly: February 5, 2010

Individual news stories are posted in the Alaska News category and you can subscribe to APRN’s news feeds via email, podcast and RSS. Download Audio (MP3) READ MORE PALIN EMAILS RELEASED Ellen Lockyer, KSKA-Anchorage Thousands of pages of former...

MMS grants Shell Extension

The Obama Administration is giving Shell Oil Company more time to respond to comments on its proposed drilling plans for the Chukchi Sea. Libby Casey, APRN-Washington DC Download Audio (MP3)

Debating The Route For An Alaska Gasline

Development of a pipeline to export Alaska’s North Slope natural gas is on track. That was the word from state and federal officials who held a meeting in Fairbanks last night. Dan Bross, KUAC-Fairbanks Download Audio...

Sitka Homeless Lack Services

When people find themselves without shelter, a myriad of problems pop up. And those problems can be magnified when homelessness strikes youth and families. Ed Ronco, KCAW-Sitka Download Audio (MP3)

Historian Looks At Chilkat Religious Conversion

Naturalist John Muir played an unlikely role in converting Chilkat Indians to Christianity during the 19th Century, according to Haines-based writer Dan Henry. Casey Kelly, KTOO-Juneau Download Audio (MP3)

Endangered Sea Lion Population Stable

The population of the endangered western stock of Stellar Sea Lions seems to be stabilizing overall. Anne Hillman, KUCB-Unalaska Download Audio (MP3)

Buser Takes Maggie Treadmill

Maggie the elephant’s famous treadmill has a new home. Big Lake musher Martin Buser acquired the massive piece of equipment, after the elephant left for new digs in California.Lori Townsend, APRN-Anchorage Maggie the elephant’s famous...

Pete Kott Back in Court

Former Alaska lawmaker Pete Kott was in a federal courtroom in Anchorage again this morning (tues). He listened as lawyers sparred over his future in front of Judge John Sedwick.  Kott’s attorney is arguing all charges against...

Palin Fans Snap up ‘Going Rogue’

Former Governor Sarah Palin’s book “Going Rogue” hit the stands in bookstores across the country today.  It’s already a best-seller from pre-sales. In the nation’s Capitol, interest in the book is high.  However at a mid-town Washington, D-C...

‘Going Rouge’ Finds Its Own Audience

A few blocks away, Title Wave books hadn’t sold any copies of the book yet. But they did have one customer looking for “Going Rouge: Sarah Palin, an American nightmare” instead. The book is a collection...

A Personal Look at Homelessness in Sitka

A coalition of community leaders held a summit in Sitka recently to decide how they can address the issue of homelessness. Service providers reviewed what they offer, the police and fire chiefs addressed public safety issues. And...

Ketchikan Soup Kitchen See Sharp Increase in Demand

More individuals are utilizing the salvation army’s soup kitchen and food pantry in Ketchikan. As KRBD’s Deanna Garrison reports, soup kitchen attendance has nearly doubled in the past several months and food pantry usage this year...

Pipeline Coordinator Talks About Losing Her Job

The outgoing federal gas pipeline coordinator says she’s not sure what the Obama Administration has in mind for her position, or the office she started.  But Drue (Drew) Pearce says the White House maintains that getting a...

Promoting Oyster Farming in Southeast

Five Native groups, a science center and a seafood cooperative are joining together to promote oyster farming in Southeast Alaska. Representatives of the seven organizations and businesses met last week to form the Southeast Shellfish Coalition. Ed Schoenfeld,...

Pollock Quota Likely to Fall

The 2010 pollock quota is highly likely to decrease again this year by at least two thousand metric tons, down to 813 thousand. Scientists presented data to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s groundfish plan team today...

Alaska News Nightly: November 18, 2009

Individual news stories are posted in the Alaska News category and you can subscribe to APRN’s news feeds via email, podcast and RSS. Download Audio (MP3) Study Looks At Cleaning Up Oil Spills In Arctic Annie Feidt,...

Alaska News Nightly: November 17, 2009

Individual news stories are posted in the Alaska News category and you can subscribe to APRN’s news feeds via email, podcast and RSS. Download Audio (MP3) Pete Kott Back in Court Annie Feidt, APRN-Anchorage Former Alaska lawmaker...

Volcano Disrupts Cargo Flow at Anchorage Airport

Alaska Airlines canceled more flights today, as Mount Redoubt produced new ash clouds. The Alaska Volcano Observatory reported several short, relatively low altitude explosions from the volcano today that sent plumes as high as 27...