Matthew Faubion

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Matt Faubion is a videographer at Alaska Public Media. Reach him at mfaubion@alaskaoublic.org.
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Escaping conflict abroad, arrivals in Alaska seek stability and opportunity

https://youtu.be/bItA0ChP5yw War and political upheaval are driving a major increase in the number of refugees and other immigrants arriving in Alaska from overseas. Whatever the reasons and circumstances for their departure, they're all seeking the...

Meet the skateboarder behind some of Anchorage’s most famous wall art | INDIE ALASKA

Since he was young, Ted Kim dedicated his life to skateboarding. But then an injury left him feeling lost.

Alaska cartoonist draws his experience with Parkinson’s | INDIE ALASKA

Peter Dunlap-Shohl was living his lifelong dream, as an editorial cartoonist for the Anchorage Daily News. But in 2002, when he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
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Birch tree tappers say a warming Alaska is making the harvest season harder to predict

https://youtu.be/zHP6lEi-Iiw April is birch tree sap season in Southcentral Alaska. A season that is harder and harder to predict because of climate change. Alaska Public Media’s Lex Treinen visited some long time birch sap harvesters...
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I am an Alaska Native Healer | INDIE ALASKA

Amelia Simeonoff helps others heal their traumas with ancient Indigenous practices.
A teenager gets his first vaccine shot from a man with a red mask on

Pediatricians say misinformation is a barrier to kids getting vaccinated

In Alaska, only 25% of kids aged 5 to 11 have received at least one shot. Nationally, 31% have.

After vandalism, museum continues to share Jewish life in Alaska

https://youtu.be/v3z0j-sBtWA Incidents of antisemitism have been on the rise nationally and worldwide. Here in Alaska, a series of events last year highlighted the need for continued education to combat bigotry. As Alaska Public Media’s Adelyn...

Meet the Bicycle Baron: A cyclist whose trip around the world starts in Alaska | INDIE ALASKA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuZ8RxWxnEQ&t=12s Growing up in Japan, Hugh Yamada always had a fascination for bicycles both new and old. But it wasn't until his first year-long bicycle trip from Hokkaido to Okinawa that he discovered a love...

Ancient tracks lead to better understanding of how Arctic dinos lived

This summer, three scientists ventured to the foot of the Aleutian Mountain range to collect evidence that dinosaurs once roamed the southern coast of the Alaska Peninsula. They hope to reconstruct the ancient ecosystem that allowed dinosaurs to thrive here for tens of thousands of years. 

Inside an ambitious family farm in Alaska | INDIE ALASKA

https://youtu.be/96zkTzV16qw Bryce Wrigley asked himself one question after seeing the news in 2005 of Hurricane Katrina, what if this happened in Alaska? He saw how Alaska relies on importing foods and if a natural disaster...

Inside John’s Home Studio: Alaska’s Most Underground Music Venue (Literally) | INDIE ALASKA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzzOrFjKUqw John Larson always had a dream to have his own recording studio, and to work with the vibrant music scene in Alaska. When COVID-19 hit in 2020, restrictions for music venues left Musicians no...

Why is this Mets outfielder teaching baseball in Alaska?| INDIE ALASKA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lP6m32h1aNU Signing his first pro contract in 2002, Jamar Hill left Alaska to play outfielder with the New York Mets. However, after years of playing, he realized he wanted to help players with their skill...
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Is the world’s best ice cream in…ALASKA?! | INDIE ALASKA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWV2MJwbHAo Elissa Brown always loved tinkering around in the kitchen, but she never thought it would evolve into her own business making ice cream with authentically Alaskan ingredients. Since 2015, Wild Scoops ice cream has...
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Skiing Alaska’s extreme slopes with videographer Luka Bees | INDIE ALASKA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmM020DhqPk Ever wonder what it takes to capture skiers on video as they perform their most epic tricks? Over the years, Luke Bredar, also known by his Instagram handle as Luka Bees, has been shooting...