LISTEN: Shoring up Alaska’s trail infrastructure
Alaska will see an influx of funding for trails and other outdoor infrastructure this year, and it couldn’t be coming at a better time. How will the proposed Alaska Long Trail between Seward and Fairbanks play into that?
LISTEN: Celebrating Pride Month in Alaska
Amid the parades and parties, June is also a time to acknowledge the sacrifices activists made and the struggles people continue to face. What issues still need to be addressed for Alaskans of all identities to feel safe and equal?
LISTEN: Salvaging a summer cruise season
After a canceled 2020 season, Cruise ships will return to Alaska later this summer. How will communities balance pandemic safety with the pressing need for economic recovery?
LISTEN: What will it take for Alaska to return to normal after the pandemic?
Nearly 50 percent of Alaskans are now fully vaccinated. What does this mean for what people can do in public, while traveling and when visiting businesses? And what are the plans for convincing more Alaskans to get the shot to protect those with vulnerable immune systems?
LISTEN: Summer reading recs from Alaska authors
Our state has dozens of accomplished and prolific writers and publishers. Who are your favorite homegrown authors and what are you looking forward to reading over the coming months?
LISTEN: Future sustainability of the permanent fund
Lawmakers are still grappling with how to settle on a budget plan for Alaska's future and permanent fund earnings are at the center of the debate. What's the best way forward to ensure the sustainability of the fund and a dividend, while also providing vital state services?
LISTEN: Fire season is getting longer. How can Alaskans better prepare?
Better coordination between state and federal agencies can not only help with responding to fires, but preventing them too. How are the experts planning for the coming summer?
LISTEN: Former foster youth in Alaska push for repayment of benefits
An investigation by NPR has highlighted that many states, including Alaska, take the dependent child’s social security benefits, often leaving them with no money to help them when they turn 18 and age out of foster care.
LISTEN: How are school districts planning to support students this summer?
School districts have worked hard to piece together in-person and distance learning curriculum for students. Now that the end of the regular school year is fast approaching, what are the plans for summer school to help students catch up?
LISTEN: Alaskans asked to weigh in on Arctic Research Plan
Researchers are planning out what the next five years of scientific investigation in the Arctic will look like, and they want Alaskans to weigh in.
LISTEN: The other epidemic
Overdose deaths are on the rise, and the need for resources in Alaska is pressing. How have recovery programs around the state adjusted their services to meet the demand amid the pandemic?
LISTEN: Medical professionals answer Alaskans’ questions about the COVID-19 vaccine
Alaska is leading the nation in COVID-19 vaccination rates, bringing us closer to the herd immunity needed to return to normal life. But some people still have concerns about getting the shot and other questions.
LISTEN: Alaskans discuss the power of storytelling
What do you love about living and working in Alaska? The PBS American Portrait series invites people to submit videos and narratives on a range of issues, and Alaskans responded.
LISTEN: Gov. Mike Dunleavy discusses pandemic recovery
Economic recovery from the pandemic and long term budget stability are some of the big tasks in front of state leaders during the current legislative session. How closely aligned are the Governor’s priorities with state lawmakers?
LISTEN: As Alaska grapples with high rates of sexual assault, what can we learn from Nome?
High rates of sexual assault and violence against women have plagued Alaska for decades. The collective damage affects entire communities. Survivor advocates and journalists have helped uncover how widespread the problems are. In Nome, some advocates are working to raise awareness and push for change.
LISTEN: Examining the often overlooked role of women in Alaska’s history
Women in Alaska are known for being hard working, resourceful and tough, but their role has often been overlooked. Join us as we celebrate the kick off to Women’s History Month.
LISTEN: Alaska communities prepare for another lean tourism season amid slow economic recovery
No major cruise lines will return to the state in 2021. How will tourist-dependent communities weather this extended dry season? When federal relief does arrive, will it be enough for businesses to survive?
LISTEN: How Alaskan communities are adapting to a warmer climate with more landslides
As Alaska warms, landslides are projected to be a growing problem. What have we learned from the deadly landslides in Sitka and the more recent event in Haines?
LISTEN: After a tumultuous 2020, what priorities do Black Alaskans have looking ahead?
How do Black Alaskans see the current issues facing our society and what do they want in policy and social change for greater equity in the future?
LISTEN: Addressing pandemic impacts for Alaskans with disabilities
The COVID-19 pandemic has created unique challenges for everyone, but many people with physical, developmental and cognitive challenges have had to adapt to even more uncertainty and frustration.