Madilyn Rose, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage


Resources for aging Alaskans to stay in their home communities | Alaska Insight

On this episode of Alaska Insight, host Lori Townsend is joined by Teresa Holt, director of AARP Alaska, and Jacquie Braden, a community development program manager at RurAL CAP to discuss the challenges and resources available, for those looking to spend their golden years in their communities and lifelong homes.
Host Lori Townsend sits at a desk, with a monitor across from her showing the face of Dr. Oivind Toien

How understanding hibernation can help improve human medicine | Alaska Insight

On this episode of Alaska Insight, host Lori Townsend is joined by Dr. Kelly Drew and Dr. Oivind Toien, two researchers at the University of Fairbanks Alaska who are looking at the possible medical applications of understanding hibernation.
A map shows where ConocoPhillip's Willow oil project would be located -- on the eastern edge of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Alaska Native leaders rally in DC to support the Willow project. The VA secretary speaks to veterans in Bethel. Plus, get to know the rookie mushers in this year's Iditarod.
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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, February 28, 2023

The Anchorage Assembly says it's not ready to approve a settlement over a project it never approved. Concentrations of dangerous forever chemicals are higher than previously thought in some Anchorage and Fairbanks lakes. Plus, eyes are on the winner of last year's Iditarod as teams gear up for this year's race.
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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, February 27, 2023

Sen. Dan Sullivan says the U.S. isn’t sending weapons to Ukraine fast enough and the Anchorage Assembly considers offering parental leave to city employees.
Several old white men on wooden desks talk seriously.

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, February 24, 2023

A look at search and rescue needs as shipping traffic increases in the Arctic. Debate over a Board of Fisheries proposal that could limit a Gulf of Alaska salmon fishery. Plus the life of Elizabeth Kudrin, the great survivor.
Alaska Public Media News Director Lori Townsend sits at a table with Representative Mary Peltola.

A conversation with Alaska’s first Indigenous congresswoman, Mary Peltola | Alaska Insight

Congresswoman Mary Peltola made history in 2022 when she won both a special and regular election for Alaska's lone seat in the U.S. House.
Four women discussing ACLU of Alaska Prison Project with a banner behind them that has ACLU Alaska logo.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, February 23, 2023

The ACLU alleges the state isn't respecting early release dates for prisoner programs. The potential fallout from a lawsuit over access to abortion pills. Plus local communities want their voices heard when it comes to Arctic military expansion.
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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Representative David Eastman is censured, again, for offensive comments. Coastal communities wonder what to expect as shipping increases in the Arctic. Plus Senator Lisa Murkowski pushes the state legislature for a more proactive approach.
A man uses a push shovel on the snow covered roof of a house.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, February 21, 2023

After last week's fatal roof collapse in Anchorage, residents are wondering if they should shovel. The implications of a shipping boom in the Arctic. Plus, during a recent drug bust in Southeast, the drugs themselves were found in an usual package.
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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, February 20, 2023

Local school districts are making difficult and uncertain choices with next year's funding levels in limbo. New research shows particular species of kelp absorb pollutants in the environment around them. Plus a ceremony at Elizabeth Peratrovich's alma mater celebrates her legacy.
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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, February 17, 2023

Some lawmakers remain wary as the Governor's budget amendments seek to address the state's food stamp backlog. Mary Peltola praises the state's reputation for bipartisan work in her first address to Alaska's legislature. Plus, difficult decisions as Tuluksak passes a week without running water.
Three women, one in a beige jacket, one in a yellow shirt, and one in a green jacket sit at a table and speak to each other.

Shining a light on eating disorders | Alaska Insight

A new documentary from the Alaska Eating Disorder Alliance, AKEDA, shines a light on the prevalence and types of eating disorders, especially among young athletes.
A logo is painted on a wall between the Alaskan and American flags.

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, February 16, 2023

The Justice Department finds the Anchorage School District illegally restrained and secluded students. Mat-Su Parents are struggling to find alternatives as the school bus driver strike passes two weeks. Plus, celebrating the legacy of Elizabeth Peratrovich.
Smoke and haze rising above mostly spruce as a plane lands in the distance

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, February 15, 2023

A look at homelessness in Fairbanks, a frigid city with no low-barrier shelter. A third subpoena as the Anchorage Assembly looks into the former health director's fraudulent credentials. Plus a Ketchikan podcast breaking down Filipino culture tries to be as cool and smooth as its namesake dessert.
carbon buildup in a Toyo stove

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, February 10, 2023

Less than a week after the Chinese Balloon, now an object shot down over Alaska. A number of Toyo heat stoves failed during a cold snap in December, and nobody quite knows why. Plus business is blooming for flower shops ahead of their busiest day of the year.
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, February 9, 2023

Kodiak residents have safety concerns after last month's failed rocket launch. School districts around the state have to make tough calls in the face of budget deficits. Plus a surprising second-place team gave Yukon Quest veterans a run for their money.

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, February 8, 2023

The Anchorage Assembly is suing to get answers from the Mayor and his administration. Also tonight, as the state struggles with a food stamp backlog, local schools are trying to fill the gap. Plus An Anchorage artist says he won't sit on the sidelines and wants to support the city's homeless population.

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Reactions to Congresswoman Mary Peltola's pick for Josh Revak as her state director. Mushers on the Yukon Quest share their tricks for keeping their bodies, and minds up to the task. Plus, how short skits about life in rural Alaska led to a big social media following.
A musher seen in profile going down a river

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, February 6, 2023

The state reveals new information about last year's record number of inmate deaths, but more questions remain. A look into how Alaska's data on homelessness is collected, and how reliable it really is. As the Yukon Quest kicks off this weekend, there are serious questions about the race's future.