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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, November 27, 2020An Anchorage ER nurse discusses being one of many healthcare workers getting sick with COVID-19.

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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, November 25, 2020The Trump administration denies a key permit for the Pebble Mine. And, Alaska's food banks see an influx of people in need.

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Juneau woman among thousands of Americans taking part in COVID-19 vaccine trialsWhen Juneau woman Fiona Brown saw an ad on Facebook looking for volunteers for Pfizer's clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine, she knew that as a science nerd she had an edge.

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When mission was threatened by quarantine, these Coast Guard newbies stepped upThis summer, the COVID-19 pandemic threatened to scuttle the Alaska patrol of a U.S. Coast Guard cutter when over 10% of the crew was put in quarantine.

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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, November 24, 2020Health officials say the state's healthcare system is cracking under the weight of the pandemic.

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LISTEN: Alaska's health care system struggles with capacity amid COVID-19 surgeHospital officials, doctors and other medical support staff are raising the alarm over high coronavirus case counts in Alaska, illness among their own ranks, and the diminishing number of available beds for critical care.

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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, November 23, 2020Will oil companies participate in a lease sale in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge? And, a look at Alaska's newest legislators.

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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, November 20, 2020Public records suggest an Alaska agency has been collaborating with the Pebble Mine on its permit application.

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Preparing for winter recreationWinter has arrived in Alaska and it's time to play in the snow! On this Outdoor Explorer we'll have Alli Harvey, Anchorage Daily News columnist and Rick Roth from Alaska Mountaineering and Hiking answering questions about winter recreation.

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NTSB: No obvious cause of fatal 2019 air ambulance crashThe recovery of the Guardian Flight's voice recorder failed to capture the flight's final moments that might have explained what caused the fatal crash about 22 miles west of Kake.

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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, November 19, 2020What will it take to get a coronavirus vaccine to Alaska's rural and remote communities?

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Shipwrecked in storm, retired fisherman gets unexpected rescue in Southeast Alaska70-year-old Kurt Broderson was floating in a survival suit in waves the size of houses when Coast Guard rescuers arrived to save him.

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'Worked better than I expected': Tok's electric bus passes first cold-weather test.The eastern Interior town of Tok has Alaska's first and only electric-powered school bus. The vehicle has in use since mid-October, and it was put to the test earlier this month, when it transported students without any problem after the temperature had dropped to 35 below.

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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, November 18, 2020The Anchorage Daily News learns more about what Alaska officials knew of the former attorney general's misconduct.

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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, November 17, 2020Governor Dunleavy issues several health orders under a new disaster declaration. And, a Sitka science teacher wins one of the highest honors in her field by featuring traditional knowledge.

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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, November 16, 2020Former Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and other Alaska Republicans sick with the coronavirus. Congressman Don Young was released from the hospital yesterday.

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LISTEN: Two weeks later, how did Alaskans vote this election?As state election officials continue tallying ballots, major questions remain about the results, even after most races have been called.

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Madi KoJeff was joined by graphic designer Madi Ko. They discuss how she became a member of Team Landmine, her attending the Rhode Island School of Design, being in college during COVID, working as a graphic artist, her working on the Ballot Measure 2 campaign, and what the future holds for Alaska.

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'Extra Tough' exhibit fills in the gaps of women's history in the circumpolar NorthThe Anchorage Museum launched a new exhibit this month celebrating the contributions, legacies and strength of women from the circumpolar north.

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'We can't turn this down': New Xbox game brings Tlingit voices to the forefrontA new Xbox game is loosely based on the real town of Hoonah, a small, predominantly Tlingit community on Chichagof Island.

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Scott Kawasaki and Joelle HallJeff was joined by Senator Scott Kawasaki and Joelle Hall from the Alaska AFL-CIO. They discuss the problem with counting Alaska's ballots, how we run elections, the recent election including some of the close races, the redistricting process, increasing the number of legislators, how Ballot Measure 2 will impact election if it passes, and some...

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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, November 13, 2020U.S. congressional candidates Alyse Galvin and Al Gross concede. And, hospital officials across Alaska say the surge in covid cases is threatening healthcare systems.

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Coronavirus: Update on help for small business, renters facing evictionNational and state elections were, and continue to be, major distractions from a global pandemic that is tightening its grip around Alaska.

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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, November 12, 2020As COVID cases surge, Governor Dunleavy urges Alaskans to commit to safe practices. And, a new documentary examines the Pebble Mine's potential impact on Cook Inlet Belugas.

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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, November 11, 2020Juneau health professionals say they're seeing more mental health issues among kids. And, chicken coop keepers in Bethel wonder what's killing all their chickens.

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Bethel elections chairperson hung Trump flags near polling site. Voters aren't happy about itThe partisan displays have seeded doubts about the Bethel election process and raised ethical concerns.

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Juneau's hospital reports surge in kids experiencing mental health crisesBartlett's emergency department has treated an unprecedented number of kids experiencing high levels of stress, thoughts of self-harm and suicide attempts over the past seven months, and they say the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are to blame.

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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, November 10, 2020The true number of COVID cases in Alaska is even higher than reported. And, Anchorage residents debate the risks and rewards of in-person learning.

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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, November 9, 2020Alaska politicians have mixed responses to Joe Biden's presidential victory. And, several coastal communities were battered by storms over the weekend.

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It's OK to be a beginner in the outdoorsDo you remember what it's like to be a beginner at something? This week, on Outdoor Explorer our guest is Sarah Histand, she'll talk about overcoming the things that keep us from getting started, how to be a beginner when it seems everyone else is an expert, and functional strength at home.

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LISTEN: How are educators weighing school reopening amid Covid?Educators explain how they are assessing the risks of viral transmission against the toll taken on keeping kids out of the classroom.

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Kotzebue Inupiaq dancer showcased in Biden campaign victory videoKotzebue native Jacqui Lambert is featured dancing the Bow and Arrow Song in front of Cook Inlet in the Biden victory video, which has been viewed at least 60 million times.

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Noel LoweJeff was joined by Noel Lowe, owner of Alaska Fast Cash. They discuss his time as a legislative aide in Juneau, his time on the Wasilla City Council when Sarah Palin was mayor, his time working in the IT industry, how he got into the pawn business, how the pawn business works, and some stories about working in Juneau.

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Alaskans react to CNN poll labeling Native voters 'something else'Native communities in Alaska and around the country responded to a graphic in CNN's Tuesday election coverage labeling voters that don't identify as white, Black, Latino or Asian as "something else."

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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, November 6, 2020Anchorage's acting mayor tightens restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19. And, Native communities around the country react to a nationally televised election graphic.

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Wandering Washington cat winds up in KenaiA Washington cat walks into a shipping container. Over a week and 2,500 miles later, he's in Kenai.

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Search underway for bear following 'predatory' attack on a neighborhood dog in SitkaAlthough the dog's body was recovered, officials believe the attack was predatory, and they intend to destroy the bear when it's found.

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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, November 5, 2020People in and out of Alaska question the decision to wait to count mailed-in ballots.

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Dr. Anne Zink offers updates, best strategies for COVID safetyIt seems as if the coronavirus COVID-19 is that unwanted guest who came for a three-day visit; eight months later its still taking up space in our mental spare bedroom.

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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, November 4, 2020Despite thousands of ballots still to count, Alaska candidates and campaigns are ready to predict winners and losers.

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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, November 3, 2020Alaskans head to the polls on the final day of voting in the 2020 election.

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The People's ChoicePizza, pineapple and politics with our guest, Carole Triem. Alex Lee's op-ed: The Case Against Pineapple Pizza...

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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, November 2, 2020A group in Anchorage tries to amplify the concerns of Alaska's second-largest ethnic voting demographic.

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Seeking horizons upon retirementWhat do outdoor professionals do when they retire from a life in the outdoors? This week's Outdoor Explorer features Donna and Don Ford who retired from NOLS and travelled from Cabo to the mouth of the Yukon River.

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Diane KaplanJeff was joined by Diane Kaplan, President and CEO of the Rasmuson Foundation. They discuss how she came to Alaska, her time working in radio, how she became affiliated with the Rasmuson Foundation, the role of the foundation and how they function, how much money they give out in grants, and their role in the homelessness issue in Anchorage.

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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, October 30, 2020Governor Dunleavy says local leaders have the power to impose mask mandates but some of those leaders aren't so sure.

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How Alaska decides if a judge can stay on the benchNearly two dozen judges will be on the Nov. 3 state election ballot, but the process of retaining them is a big difference from the elections that take place elsewhere in the country.

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LISTEN: What do you want to know about animals?On Election Day this year, we're focusing on something completely different: animals in Alaska. What questions or stories do you have about wildlife in the state?

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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, October 29, 2020Gov. Mike Dunleavy and other state leaders share steps the state is taking to try to reduce the recent surge in coronavirus cases.

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New Pebble tapes: 'You aren't held to your promises' in election season, mine exec saysThe group that captured Pebble Mine executives bragging about their sway over Alaska's senators and governor have released new footage.

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Juneau's substance abuse treatment clinic reopens with limited capacity as demand growsThe Juneau center's capacity limitations reflect a statewide shortage of substance abuse treatment choices.

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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, October 28, 2020Anchorage officials issue a public health advisory but no further restrictions, pleading with residents to adhere to safety precautions as coronavirus cases continue to surge.

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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, October 27, 2020Between early voting and absentee ballots - what will Election night in Alaska look like this year?

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Bill EvansJeff was joined by former Anchorage Assemblymember and current mayoral candidate Bill Evans. They discuss the recent scandal involving former Mayor Ethan Berkowitz and reporter Maria Athens, how it will affect the upcoming mayoral race, issues with the Assembly, the Supreme Court, his vision for Anchorage, and the current state of affairs in the...

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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, October 26, 2020Senator Murkowski votes "yes" to confirm the president's Supreme Court pick - Amy Coney Barrett.

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Landmine LoveCheck out the fourteenth episode of Landmine Love with Jeff and Sabrena! Listen to their thoughts and advice on love, sex, and relationship questions.

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LISTEN: How worried should Alaskans be about the future of food security?Food security is on the minds of Alaskans because of supply line disruptions brought on by the pandemic.

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In tele-rally, Trump calls on Alaska 'patriots' to vote Young, SullivanIn his remarks, Trump called Young and Sullivan "two very special people" and asked "every patriot in Alaska" to get out and vote for them.

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Craig MedredJeff was joined by the legendary Craig Medred. They discuss his time working as a reporter in Alaska, his time working for Senator Mike Gravel in D.C., the time he was attacked by a brown bear, the drama that went down with Alice Rogoff and the Alaska Dispatch and Anchorage Daily News, the challenges of running an independent news site, and a...

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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, October 23, 2020Candidates running to represent Alaska in Washington, D.C. begin their last few rounds of debate.

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The Alaska Long TrailOn the next Outdoor Explorer, Lisa will be joined by Alaska Trails board secretary Chris Beck, former Governor Tony Knowles, and videographer Max Romey.

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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, October 22, 2020Some people exposed to COVID-19 are refusing to quarantine or cooperate with contact tracers. And, many Alaskans continue to wait for extended unemployment payments approved two months ago.

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Alaska Supreme Court hears challenge to fish landing taxAlaska's Supreme Court is weighing the legality of a raw fish tax that's pumped at least $25 million into coastal communities over the past five years.

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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, October 21, 2020In Anchorage, where coronavirus cases are surging, parents and teachers push back on school reopening.

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Impounded campaign signs highlight new interpretation of Alaska's old billboard lawThe Department of Transportation is enforcing a state law that forbids posting most signs in its right of way along state roads.

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Sullivan stands close to Trump, stays quiet about his controversiesSen. Dan Sullivan can be a hard person to pin down, especially when he's asked about President Trump's statements and behavior.

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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, October 20, 2020Some Alaskans receive a threatening email telling them how to vote in the upcoming election.

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Hey Bear!Ryan and Val come across a moose that can stand on its hind legs and Randy Brown's day gets weird when he suddenly finds himself wrestling with a bear by the tail.

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Ella EdeJeff was joined by Ella Ede, the executive director of Alaska Resource Education. They talk about her growing up in rural Alaska, moving to Wasilla in middle school, attending high school with Sarah Palin, the mission and role of Alaska Resource Education, and some great stories.

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Without running water, Stebbins improvises sanitation amid COVID-19 outbreakWith hand washing stations made from buckets and locally-made bleach, communities are doing the best they can to cope with coronavirus cases.

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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, October 19, 2020Alaskans line up to cast their ballots as early in-person voting begins. And, lack of running water is linked to covid-19 outbreaks in some Alaska communities.

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COVID-19 cases are surging in Alaska. What's the outlook for winter?Alaska's COVID-19 case numbers are accelerating at an alarming rate. Dailycounts have been in the triple digits for weeks.

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The Mayor Berkowitz and Maria Athens ScandalJeff and Paxson from the Alaska Landmine break down the bizarre series of events that culminated in the resignation of Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz.

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Ski jumping in AnchorageOn the next Outdoor Explorer, we'll be talking about ski jumping with the Anchorage Ski Jumping Club.

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Kodiak man's protest ends with no change to hospital visit policyA Kodiak fisherman camped out for weeks in front of Providence hospital after he was denied entrance to see his daughter who was being treated there.

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Why some people appear to vote twice in Alaska's election dataA "data hobbyist" says he found scores of examples of people voting more than once.

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Janet WeissJeff was joined by Janet Weiss, former president of BP Alaska. They discuss BP's decision to sell their Alaska assets to Hilcorp, her history with BP, the history of oil/gas on the North Slope, how it was working as the president of BP Alaska, oil tax policy in Alaska, her thoughts on Ballot Measure #1, and a unique table building business she...

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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, October 16, 2020A judge rules the Governor's vetoes of court system funding over abortion rulings were unconstitutional.

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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, October 15, 2020The state will relax some restrictions on travel in and out of Alaska starting tonight.

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Why Alaska judges are appointed, but still run for retention in electionsThis November 3, Alaskans will go to the polls to choose a president and congressional and state leaders.

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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, October 14, 2020Who will take over following Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz's resignation? And, Ravn airlines looks to get back up and running.

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Remade Ravn Alaska prepares to resume flights to UnalaskaExecutives from the company visited Unalaska last week.

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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, October 13, 2020Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz resigns. And, a new study highlights different types of homelessness in Anchorage.

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'We need you for the future': Elders and Youth conducts virtual conferenceThis year, the Elders and Youth Conference went virtual for the first time in response to the COVID-19 > This year's meeting was a little different, conducted mostly through pre-recorded messages and live Zoom calls.

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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, October 12, 2020High COVID-19 case counts over the weekend renew worries about Alaska's hospital capacity. And a heated Senate fisheries debate between Dan Sullivan and Al Gross in Kodiak.

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Census Bureau claims nearly all Alaska households have been countedBut some are doubting the accuracy of that claim.

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Kelly CooperJeff was joined by Kelly Cooper. Cooper is an Independent candidate running in House District 31.

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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, October 9, 2020After a youth hockey tournament in Anchorage, a cluster of Covid cases. And Tanana Chiefs Conference joins Alaska Native villages suing over the Ambler Road project.

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The hunting life along the Denali HighwayHunting is big part of Alaska life. If you live in Alaska you hunt or know someone who hunts.

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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, October 8, 2020Millions of dollars pour into Alaska's Senate race. And Congressman Don Young says the Pebble Mine deserves a chance.

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Study confirms ancient people of Interior Alaska ate salmonResearch conducted by a team co-led by Halffman and Potter shows that the people who lived at the hunting camp now known as the Upper Sun River site some 11,500 years ago had a more complex diet than previously known.

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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, October 7, 2020A sitting senator claims underdog status as challenger Al Gross raises $9 million. And Gov.

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LISTEN: Vote by mail or in person? Understanding the options this election seasonWhat do you need to know about your voting options? How secure are the systems in place and what will the process be for counting ballots after November 3rd?

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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, October 6, 2020Candidates like to talk about state budget cuts, but experts say it's not easy. Plus, Newtok residents lost thousands of pounds of food after an extended power outage.

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Irina DudinaJeff was joined by his friend Irina Dudina. Irina tells a wild story of how she got trapped in Russia due to COVID.

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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, October 5, 2020A judge says the state shouldn't require a witness signature on mail-in ballots. State Republicans continue in-person fundraising events, without masks.

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Without otter predation, sea urchins are decimating Aleutian reefsOrcas have started targeting sea otters, which normally keep urchin populations in check.

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LISTEN: First Presbyterian rings bells to honor 200,000 COVID-19 deaths in AmericaThe national COVID-19 death count crossed 200,000 last month. Social distancing and quarantine protocols have made it difficult to gather to mourn as a community, but yesterday, First Presbyterian Church of Anchorage held a short outdoor ceremony to recognize the huge death toll of the ongoing pandemic.

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In a down market, Alaska fishermen avert disaster by feeding families in needA seafood donation program started by a Sitka organization is helping bring some stability to fishermen and consumers during an uncertain time.

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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, October 2, 2020Lawyers argue Alaskans shouldn't need a witness to sign their ballot during a pandemic. And, needy Alaska communities get connected with fishermen unable to sell their fish.

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Alaska Book Week rolls out October events: how to get an agent, Alaska women writers, AQR reading series and moreOctober 2-9, 2020 marks this year's Alaska Book Week. Find a list of happenings here.

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Bears are fatter than ever for Fat Bear WeekStrong salmon runs over the last few years, the bears in the annual contest are looking chubbier than ever.

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Swimming AlaskaIn this Outdoor Explorer, we'll be joined by Sheryl Mohwinkel, Melinda Greig and Jenny Kimball, open water long distance swimmers.

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For Sen. Sullivan, the Capitol becomes a pressure cooker as Election Day nearsPresident Trump, Capitol reporters and Senate Democrats put Sen. Sullivan in an awkward spot Thursday.

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Mt. Edgecumbe student tests positive for coronavirus, prompting campus lockdownMt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka briefly locked down and quarantined around 25 students, after another student at the state-run boarding school tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this week.

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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, October 1, 2020Lawyers argue Alaskans shouldn't need a witness to sign their ballot during a pandemic. And, needy Alaska communities get connected with fishermen unable to sell their fish.

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Without ice, killer whales are preying on bowheads in Alaska's northern seas"We can't technically say that there's been an increase because there can be a lapse in data and information from years prior," Willoughby said.

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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, September 30, 2020Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan says he's impressed with Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. And, an Anchorage homeless woman's photo sparks a conversation about mental health.

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LISTEN: U.S. Senate incumbent Dan Sullivan is here to answer your questionsRepublican Dan Sullivan has been Alaska's junior U.S. Senator for the last six years. He's running for reelection and wants Alaskans to send him back to Washington DC to continue work on a range of Alaska and national priorities.

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Juneau inmates frustrated as state ban on classes, family visits, religious services continuesInmates at Lemon Creek Correctional Center and outside volunteers participate in the Success Inside and Out program in 2015.

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Glacier Bay National Park acquires ancestral site of Hoonah's TlingitThe park service is promising "forever" access to the tribe.

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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, September 29, 2020With jury trials suspended for months, some Alaskans' lives are on hold, in pre-trial detention.

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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, September 28, 2020A coronavirus pause on jury trials for six months and counting leaves some Alaskans waiting for their day in court.

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Performing in an emergencyHow and why do we react the way do when we encounter a stressful situation in the outdoors?

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Robyn Forbes and Rick CastilloForbes is the former owner of Shred Alaska. Castillo recently ran for the Anchorage Assembly.

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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, September 25, 2020The Trump administration plans to rollback the long-debated Roadless Rule. And, Bethel leaders focus on incentives rather than enforcement - in getting residents tested for Covid-19.

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Save our Sisters Alaska: Telling victim stories of rape and abuse to seek community healingTen months ago, filmmaker Mary Katzke had an idea. Television is filled with detective stories created to draw viewers into the terror, victimization and truth-unraveling of real crimes.

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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, September 24, 2020Alaskans will soon vote on a measure that could change the state's election process. And, building a unique-to-Alaska deck of tarot cards.

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LISTEN: Primaries or ranked choice? Vote Yes and Vote No make their case on Ballot Measure 2.Ballot measure 2 seeks to make changes to the state's election structure by replacing the political party primary and by selecting candidates through ranked choice voting.

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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, September 23, 2020Pebble CEO Tom Collier resigns amid blowback from secret recordings. And, Anchorage teachers express concern over reopening plans.

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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, September 22, 2020Senator Lisa Murkowski says she can't rule out voting on a Supreme Court nominee. And, how is in-person schooling going in the Mat-Su school district?

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Ice Ice BabyTom Bachert receives an extremely odd request from a mysterious stranger in the fog and Andrew George skates by some serious river trouble way out in the Alaskan Bush.

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Alaska's storytellersOn the next Outdoor Explorer, author Chris Lundgren and videographer Max Romey, will share stories of Alaska.

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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, September 21, 2020Pebble Mine executives were caught on tape saying Alaska's senators aren't an obstacle to the project.

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Eielson's F-35 buildup on schedule despite COVID delays35 F-35s are being moved to the Interior air force base by the end of next year.

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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, September 18, 2020Alaska Senator Murkowski declares her intention to wait until after the election to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died today.

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Alaska's Fall Legislative OutlookIn this episode we do a post-primary rundown of the tight elections in Alaska and how they might shape the Alaska State House and Senate coalitions in 2021.

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COVID-19 and the Courts: District Judge Kari McCrea describes impactsSince mid-March 2020, the Alaska Court System has coped with the public health risk of the COVID-19 pandemic by delaying court proceedings.

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LISTEN: U.S. Senate candidate Al Gross is here to answer your questionsMaking his first run for public office, Al Gross wants to win the race for Alaska's U.S. Senate seat, currently held by incumbent Dan Sullivan.

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Neighbors in Hyder, Alaska and Stewart, B. C. ask Canada to ease border restrictionsThe town of 65 is stuck on the American side of the border with nearly impassable travel restrictions.

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More than a quarter of Alaska communities haven't claimed state CARES Act grants63 Alaska communities haven't claimed funds, largely overe disagreements about how to spend the money.

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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, September 17, 2020Dr. Anne Zink discusses the past six months of the pandemic and what's to come.

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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, September 16, 2020Oil prices remain low with no increase in sight. Plus, with fall coming, Anchorage hospitals keep an eye on COVID-19 numbers.

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Carol Seppilu: Strong resilient indigenousOn the next Outdoor Explorer, Carol Seppilu from Nome will describe her journey from suicide survivor to ultrarunner.

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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, September 15, 2020Teachers in the Mat-Su school district inch toward a strike. And, the U.S. Forest Service attempts a new version of a timber sale that was halted by a federal court.

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Paddling around North AmericaWhat's it like to sea kayak around south and north America, including Alaska? On this Outdoor Explorer we'll talk with German paddler Freya Hoffmeister who is doing just that.

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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, September 14, 2020Alaska leaders talk about what they've learned about COVID, six months into the Pandemic. And, a Kodiak man camps outside of Anchorage's Providence Hospital in hopes of seeing his daughter in the intensive care unit.

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LISTEN: U.S. House candidate Alyse Galvin is here to answer your questionsChallenging Alaska's lone and long-serving U.S. House representative for a second time, Alyse Galvin is running as an independent with support from state Democrats.

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LISTEN: U.S. House candidate Alyse Galvin answers listener questionsChallenging Alaska's lone and long-serving U.S. House representative for a second time, Alyse Galvin is running as an independent with support from state Democrats.

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LISTEN: A flurry of lawsuits aim to stop drilling plans in Alaska's Arctic. So what's next?Alaska Public Media's Tegan Hanlon and Casey Grove break down the avalanche of recent lawsuits that aim to derail drilling plans for Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve.

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Improve your home cyber security with FBI pro tipsUPDATE after the broadcast: If you have a cyber crime to report, do so here: IC3.org If you wish to check on info breaches related to your email, check at haveibeenpwned.com FBI agents from the Anchorage field office will join us on the next Hometown Alaska to share strategies on improving your home cyber security.

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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, September 11, 2020Alaska tribes go to court to exclude Alaska Native Corporations from CARES Act relief funds.

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LISTEN: What can history tell us about which Alaskans face the greatest barriers to employment?The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the economy, and caused widespread unemployment.. While all racial and ethnic groups have been impacted by this trend, nationally, Black and Asian Americans are facing a much greater increase in the unemployment rate, compared to white Americans.

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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, September 10, 2020The woman propositioned by former Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallot, tells her story to the Anchorage Daily News.

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Sabrena CombsJeff was joined by his buddy Sabrena Combs. They discuss their ages, a story about Jeff moving to Alaska, the recent primary election, Jeff's decision to withdraw from the Senate race, Jeff's first run for public office, a strange story about a name Sabrena's husband shares with a person of interest in a murder, people getting married on...

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Ketchikan assembly asks state for LGBTQ protections after overriding mayor's vetoIn a nonbinding resolution, the borough assembly asked for state protections for sexual orientation and gender identity, as the city's resolution doesn't necessarily apply to outlying areas.

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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, September 9, 2020A federal judge blocks a request to require an absentee ballot application be sent to every Alaskan voter.

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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, September 8, 2020What can we learn about how Alaskans are experiencing unemployment? And, a new podcast with a familiar voice explores climate change solutions in the U.S and beyond.

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Christian MunteanJeff was joined by author and business consultant Christian Muntean. They discuss leadership, the different kinds of leadership, what makes an effective leader, the legislature, Alaska and the Arctic, how organizations and individuals should plan for the long term, and his approach to business consulting.

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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, September 7, 2020Hundreds gather in Anchorage for the anniversary of the March on Washington. And, how pandemic misinformation is playing out in Alaska.

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You Really Can See Russia From Here with Josie StilesThis week on The Alaska Show Podcast Emily and Alex sit down with Josie Stiles.

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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, September 4, 2020State health officials begin preparing to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine, when one is available. And how dramatic is sea ice loss in the Bering Sea?

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2020 Alaska Sports Hall of FameOn this Outdoor Explorer, Harlow Robinson, executive director of the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame, will catch us up on the Hall's class of 2020.

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UAA coaches, athletes fight to save skiing, hockey and gymnasticsStudent athletes, coaches and other community members are pleading with university leaders for more time.

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With 'cheerful honking' Juneau celebrates Pride with outdoor drive-in drag showJuneau's LGBTQ+ community celebrated Pride last week with a series of events focused on advocacy and support for each other.

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A pair of stranded killer whales has biologists looking for answersPerform a necropsy on a juvenile killer whale on Kruzof Island in 2011. A rare find, this animal's skeleton was cleaned, rearticulated, and mounted in the Sitka Sound Science Center.

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Huts and parksThere are many ways and places to get outdoors in Alaska from car camping to remote mountains and rivers.

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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, September 3, 2020Climate change is drawing more pink salmon to the Arctic Ocean. And, Juneau's annual pride week drag show adapts to social distancing requirements.

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LISTEN: U.S. House incumbent Don Young is here to answer your questionsAlaska has only one U.S. House seat and Congressman Don Young is seeking his 25th term in that position.

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LISTEN: U.S. House incumbent Don Young answers listener questionsAlaska has only one U.S. House seat and Congressman Don Young is seeking his 25th term in that position.

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At closed campus seafood processors, workers swap freedom for paychecksWorkers, many of whom come from out of the country, say they weren't informed of the extreme restrictions before they arrived.

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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday September 2, 2020Student athletes at the University of Alaska Anchorage try to save their sports programs. And, seafood workers in Petersburg discuss living on a closed campus all season.

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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, September 1, 2020Climate change is disrupting operations at the Red Dog Mine - and costing millions of dollars.

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'Merciless' rain in Southeast Alaska breaks records, dampens spiritsKetchikan recorded 47 inches of rain from June to August.

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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, August 31, 2020North Pole state Senator John Coghill trails in his primary race by 14 votes. And, a Southwest Alaska village helps a medevac plane land in the dark.

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Retiring at 70, this MD helped lung patients, climbed Denali, ran the Iditarod and saved lives along the trail. Hear her stories.Beth Baker came to Alaska at age 32, joining an Anchorage medical group as a pulmonary physician in 1982, staying with them for 36 years, through 2018.

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LISTEN: Richard Bingham was acquitted in murder cold case, but accusation clouded his lifeBingham confessed to the crime, despite evidence that he didn't commit the murder of 17-year-old Baggen.

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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, August 28, 2020Federal officials investigate an interaction between the Russian military and Bering Sea fishing vessels. And, a man falsely accused of a murder in Sitka seeks compensation.

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LISTEN: Not every student in Alaska has access to reliable internet. How are officials handling distance education in rural Alaska?How will rural students access course materials in areas with little or no broadband? And how will teachers build relationships with students that can't log on?

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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, August 27, 2020The opening of the first cold case office in Alaska focused on Missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives.

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Dead whales wash up near Unalaska, but pandemic complicates necropsiesThe two dead whales that were recently reported included a relatively rare fin whale.

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Northwest Arctic Borough pushes for restricting outside hunters over COVID-19 concernsBut hunting guides say the risk of COVID-19 exposure is low and the fears are overblown.

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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, August 26, 2020Special shipments of COVID-19 testing supplies haven't been spread evenly across Alaska. And, outdoor enthusiasts hope to build a 500 mile trail between Seward and Fairbanks.

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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, August 25, 2020Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson resigns over texts he sent a younger state employee. And, more students in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta will start school remotely after a spike in covid cases.

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Neighbors push back on plans for cold weather shelter for Juneau's unhousedThe shelter location has moved three times since 2017, and now the city is looking to buy a building miles from town.

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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, August 24, 2020Pebble mine opponents say a new federal requirement effectively ends the project. And, Pacific Islanders in Alaska deal with a high rate of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations.

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New book: How Alaska's pipeline shaped America's Religious RightKL Marshall, originally from Texas but currently living in Alaska , is an academic writing her doctoral thesis at the University of Edinburgh School of Divinity.

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You Can Do Surgery Anywhere with Doc SayerThis week we sit down with surgeon Doc Sayer and gold miner Emily Riedel in Nome.

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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, August 21, 2020The Postmaster General floats cutting Alaska's bypass mail program. And, high school students from across Alaska share their thoughts on this unusual school year.

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LISTEN: Weathering budget cuts and COVID-19, the UA System preps for a new school yearCOVID-19 has thrown higher education into turmoil. State budget cuts, loss of research funds and the sudden departure of the University system president are also challenging education leaders at an already difficult time.

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Tlingit master carver recreates Haida totem pole for Sitka National Historical ParkJoseph is working on the park's second reproduction of the "Waasgo Pole," which tells the story of a Haida legend.

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'We'll figure it out together': Thousands of Anchorage teachers and students log on for the first day of schoolHere's what day one looked like at two Anchorage schools.

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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, August 20, 2020A peek into Anchorage classrooms as students experience their first day of school entirely remotely.

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Don YoungJeff was joined by Congressman Don Young. He has been Congressman for all of Alaska since 1973.

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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, August 19, 2020Absentee ballots aside, there are some initial takeaways from yesterday's primary election. And, homeschool programs in Anchorage are overflowing.

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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, August 18, 2020It's primary election day in Alaska. How is it going? And, private schools in Anchorage start the school year with in-person classes.

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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, August 17, 2020What to know about the latest science on kids and the coronavirus. And, the Interior Department gives the go ahead for oil drilling in the Arctic refuge.

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State House candidate Becker speaks about controversial blog postsIn an interview the following day, she said her writings were meant to be prayers on the behalf of others.

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Tribal members shouldn't need state permits to fish in Metlakatla's traditional waters, lawsuit arguesAttorneys for Metlakatla point to a Supreme Court case from 1918 that says the reservation included deep waters around the islands.

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Nearly a quarter of Southeast businesses at risk of closing due to pandemicAs of June, fewer businesses in Southeast Alaska reported receiving federal COVID relief funds compared to distributions across the state.

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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, August 14, 2020Tens of thousands of Alaskans are in limbo after federal unemployment money expires. And, Southeast Alaska's tourism-dependent economy has been pummeled by the pandemic, but could there be light at the end of the tunnel?

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LISTEN: It was supposed to be a record year for Alaska tourism. Then COVID-19 hit.How much has federal CARES Act funding helped Alaska's visitor industry and will these businesses survive the winter?

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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, August 13, 2020Health officials say covid case counts in the state are declining. And, a rare orca swims through the Inside Passage.

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Advice from a Real Alaskan Gold Miner with Augie KrutschThis week on The Alaska Show Podcast, with gold just hitting $2,000 an oz, I talk to Augie Krutsch, the owner of AKAU Alaska Gold Mining Adventure Camp in Nome, Alaska, and Emily Riedel, Bering Sea gold dredger - to talk all things gold mining in Nome.

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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, August 12, 2020Governor Mike Dunleavy talks about the state's fight against COVID-19. And, how can Anchorage teachers make sure more students show up to online classes this fall?

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24 years after her death on a Sitka bike path, genetic evidence leads to Jessica Baggen's killerDNA evidence led investigators to a 66-year old man living in Arkansas, who took his own life last week, shortly after Alaska investigators arrived to question him.

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Alaska ferry planners working on lean winter scheduleIn most cases, only one ferry will be assigned to each route with no slack in the system.

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Free online Tlingit language class sees widespread interest during pandemicOver 100 people have been joining in the free online Tlingit classes.

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Need: Mentors for youth aging out of the state foster care safety netAlaska has approximately 3,000 youth in foster care, and many of these young people have stepped forward to ask for a mentor.

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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, August 11, 2020The city of Anchorage and two defiant restaurants have cut a deal. And, thousands of walrus are beaching themselves on the North Slope...again.

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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, August 10, 2020Alaska Senate President Cathy Giessel leans on a decade of experience as she faces a serious challenger in next week's Republican primary.

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Seiners in Southeast Alaska rescue an unlikely hard-shelled visitorBiologists identified the catch as a Pacific green sea turtle.

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Lyrics and riffs with Portugal. The Man's Eric HowkTheir Grammy-winning "Feel It Still" is kinetic, playful but also provoking. How did it happen and what's next?

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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, August 7, 2020Some physicians worry data on Alaska's healthcare capacity isn't telling the whole story. And, judge sides with the city of Anchorage against a defiant restaurant.

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In the middle of a pandemic, brewery opening brings craft beer to SitkaAnother brewery in Sitka closed down last fall after a decade in business.

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Global mine standards rest on voluntary complianceThere are concerns that new standards don't go far enough to protect communities downstream.

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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, August 6, 2020Anchorage restaurant owners are furious with the mayor's shutdown order. And, parents in Juneau want more details on the school start plan.

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Liz SnyderJeff was joined by Liz Snyder, current Democratic candidate for House District 27. They discuss her 2018 campaign, why she moved to Alaska with her husband, her education, her job at UAA, her current campaign compared to her last campaign, COVID, what it's like in Juneau, and issues facing Alaska.

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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, August 5, 2020Alaska's first cruise cuts its sailing short after a passenger get a positive COVID test result, enrollment in the state's largest school district is down, and syphilis cases in Alaska are up.

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LISTEN: Hard hit by government closures and consumer fears of exposure to COVID-19, restaurants are on the brinkBars and restaurants are once again closed to indoor drinking and dining in Anchorage, but some restaurant owners say they can't afford another shutdown, and will defy the order and stay open.

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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, August 4, 2020The latest on the Recall Dunleavy campaign, an Anchorage restaurant defies city's shut down order, and a fishing community struggles without its fish.

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Christine O'ConnorJeff was joined by Christine O'Connor, the Executive Director of the Alaska Telecom Association. They discuss her life in Alaska, which included being daughter of a State Trooper and growing up in rural Alaska, commercial fishing in Bristol Bay, the telecom industry in Alaska, the recent 911 dispatch issue, and some of the current legislative...

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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, August 3, 2020A healthcare executive resigns following her husband's firing, a small cruise sets sail, and tug boats keep Alaskans supplied.

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ASD school superintendent answers questions about back-to-schoolSuperintendent Dr. Deena Bishop was a guest on Hometown Alaska this week. We plan to discussed the COVID-19 community risk assessment and how ASD plans to respond depending on low or high risk, as well as School Resource Officers, the school district budget, and effects of the spring emergency closure versus school strategies this fall,.

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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, July 31, 2020An Alaska state representative and six others died today after two planes collided midair near Soldotna.

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LISTEN: We're celebrating 50 years of public radio in Alaska. Share your stories with us.Public radio came to Alaska in 1970, providing a vital link between rural communities at a time when there were none.

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Sitka fired a police officer for assaulting prisoners. Then it hired him to work in the jail.A legal loophole prevents a statewide police oversight council from taking any action against the officer.

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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, July 30, 2020Senator Lisa Murkowski condemns President Trump's tweet predicting election fraud. And, Ketchikan's school board votes for a normal school schedule this fall.

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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, July 29, 2020Anchorage extends its emergency proclamation citing the increase in COVID-19 cases. And, the Interior Department prepares to open its Alaska office for investigating cases of murdered and missing indigenous people.

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Unalaska fish processor evacuated hundreds during tsunami warningLess than half of Unalaska's sirens failed to sound during the recent tsunami warning.

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Boy from the Bush Wins an Emmy with Ben StaleyThis week on The Alaska Show Podcast I talk to Ben Staley - born and bred Alaskan, filmmaker, TV producer, and Emmy award winner.

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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, July 28, 2020Workers in Alaska hope the state's senators will support extending federal unemployment benefits. And, some Mertarvik residents say moving farther from the Newtok airport has led to preventable deaths.

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Mysterious Bering Straits seabird die-off enters fourth yearMost of the dead birds reported last month were murres and horned puffins.

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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, July 27, 2020Some residents say they're healthier after moving away from the eroding Newtok village. And, staff at Southeast domestic violence shelters worry about why they're seeing fewer calls for help.

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Jason BockenstedtJeff was joined by Jason Bockenstedt, Chief of Staff to Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz. They discuss how he ended up in Alaska, his time working at GCI, how he started working for the Municipality of Anchorage, what it's like being chief of staff for the mayor, the ongoing homelessness issue, recent public testimony at the Assembly on the...

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Juneau processor sanitized, screened, quarantined but COVID-19 still got inHealth officials who investigated the case say it resulted from community spread — not from inside the plant.

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Teens use storytelling to work out personal challenges, find meaningUPDATE Augus t 3, 2020. The podcasts we sampled for this show are now published in full and available to the public.

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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, July 24, 2020A lawsuit over absentee ballot applications for the upcoming election heads to federal court. And the Food Bank of Alaska says it's seeing far more people in need amid the pandemic.

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LISTEN: With the school year weeks away, teachers contemplate returning to the classroom during a pandemicThe decisions on how to educate students during the pandemic are difficult and teachers are caught in the middle.

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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, July 23, 2020A lawsuit over absentee ballot applications for the upcoming election heads to federal court. And the Food Bank of Alaska says it's seeing far more people in need amid the pandemic.

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Flying From Imperial Africa to Alaska with Andrew SmallwoodThis week on The Alaska Show Podcast I speak to Andrew Smallwood, pilot and fisherman / owner of the Celtic Cross seiner in Cordova.

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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, July 22, 2020Anchorage announces a new mandate scaling back bar and restaurant capacity. And state lawmakers consider expanding a court system that focuses on treatment instead of prison time.

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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, July 21, 2020So far, fishing towns have stayed largely safe from fishing industry COVID-19 cases. And Alaska teachers voice concerns about returning to the classroom.

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Inupiaq language survey measures more than just fluencyThe last language census showed about 33,000 speakers of Iñupiat.

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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, July 20, 2020The Army Corps of Engineers prepares to publish an important Pebble Mine study later this week.

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Listeners question Anchorage police. Take a listen.On June 15—in light of the killing of George Floyd beneath the knee of a Minneapolis police officer on May 25, plus intense local, national and global reactions to the event—Hometown Alaska invited a citizen advocate, the president of the police union, and the APD to discuss community policing and excessive police force.

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Toddlers strut their maklaks online as Northwest Alaska's baby pageant goes virtualThe Northwest Alaska beauty contest aims to showcase traditional Inupiaq sewing - and the babies who wear the items.

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Jeremy ConklingJeff was joined by Jeremy Conkling, President of the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association. They discuss why he became a police officer, the day-to-day work of a police officer, how people feel about cops, the issue of police brutality, proper use of force, what we can do to improve policing, and the culture within the police...

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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, July 17, 2020A surge in Covid-19 cases in Anchorage has local health officials sounding the alarm. And how doctors like Alaska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink are avoiding the virus in their own lives.

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Alaskan Brewing Co with Geoff LarsonThis week I sit down with Geoff Larson, co-founder of Alaskan Brewing Company in Juneau, Alaska.

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LISTEN: How are recreational and high school sports leagues around Alaska adapting to the changes that come with competing during a pandemic?From mountain running to high school football, Alaskans love sports competition. But many races, leagues and teams are on hold during the pandemic.

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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, July 16, 2020Hospitals in Anchorage say they're seeing more people with symptoms of COVID-19. And, regional airlines stay afloat after buying some of Ravn's assets.

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LISTEN: There are billions of dollars at stake in the 2020 Census, but Alaska response rates are lowYet, less than half of Alaskans have responded so far, with the lowest self-response rate of any other state in the country.

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Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, July 15, 2020Some teachers in Anchorage feel the district's reopening plan is not cautious enough. And, the Sitka Assembly votes to remove a statue of a Russian colonist.

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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, July 14, 2020Officials say young people are driving the increase in Alaska's coronavirus cases. And, international students in Alaska react to new guidance from the Trump administration.

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FCC opens priority access for tribes to get broadband licensesThe new program is designed to get remote tribes more broadband access.

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Alaska News Nightly: Monday, July 13, 2020Lost visitor revenue could force Alaska's SeaLife center to close for good. And, Juneau provides jobs for unemployed seasonal workers.

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Young Alaskans and young Ugandans share COVID stories over Zoom and lettersA non profit program in Alaska that fosters inclusive community set out to link Alaska youth with Uganda youth via Zoom and letter-writing as part of an international internship.

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Alaska News Nightly: Friday, July 10, 2020Hospitalizations in Anchorage more than doubled this week as positive coronavirus cases continue to increase.

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LISTEN: The annual five year Arctic Research plan is inviting public comment before the plan is written. Here's what you need to know.Which federal agencies decide what it will include and how can you weigh in to help shape the focus of the science?

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