Former ASD Superintendent to lead Minneapolis Public Schools
Anchorage's out-going superintendent Ed Graff was chosen to lead the Minneapolis Public Schools. That district has about 12,600 fewer students than Anchorage because the Twin Cities metropolitan area is broken into more districts. About two-thirds of the 35,717 students are people of color. Download Audio
AK: Protecting a village
Kwigillingok is preventing kids from entering foster care by intervening with families before abuse starts. Meet their Child Protection Team. Download Audio
Preventing child neglect through social networks
A new community organization is building support networks through churches to help families in crisis before child abuse has a chance to start. Download Audio
Achieving wellness through Medicaid expansion
Andi Riley needed medical help, but even though she was working, she couldn't afford it. Until there was Medicaid expansion. It was her solution for wellness.
In some cases, houses of worship step in to help people keep their homes
Thousands of Alaskans seek rental assistance every year. Sometimes, preventing homelessness requires an act of faith.
If rental assistance is a lifeline for preventing homelessness, why is it so hard to get?
Resources exist to help people on the verge of eviction, but how do you find them?
When homelessness is around the corner, even the helpers can become helpless
Dion Wynne was working full-time and preparing to open a therapeutic foster home. Then he fell ill and was hospitalized for over a month. Join him as he tries to save his home -- and his dreams.
When preschoolers meet Pioneers, both benefit
Loneliness and isolation can be a big problem for seniors in Alaska. Many older people are often far away from family members, and kids are far away from their grandparents. In Sitka, the local Pioneer Home for seniors has found a solution for both problems: housing a local preschool right next door.
Modifying houses so seniors can stay in their homes
The Clements raised their grandchildren in their cozy Alaska home, but Shirley's health problems were making it difficult to keep living there. Until now.
Community in Unity: Youth Perspectives
What’s it like to be a young person today? What challenges do they face? What are their visions for the future? Join us for an open conversation led by and featuring Alaska youth, and hear their perspectives on building strong, trusting, supportive communities. LISTEN HERE
Letting youth run the court to give their peers a second chance
When a young person commits a minor offense for the first time, like vandalism or petty theft, they sometimes have a choice. They can either be charged by the standard juvenile justice system and potentially get an offense on their criminal records, or they can go to youth court.