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Life Informed.

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Life Informed.

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Episodes

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, September 29, 2021

9/29/2021
Hundreds of out-of-state doctors and nurses begin arriving in Alaska to help fight COVID-19. Also, frontline workers in the pandemic welcome news of vaccine booster shots. And a Juneau café with dark magic vibes has helped heal its owner.

Duration:00:28:57

State of Art: Anchorage concert organizers hope to fund future musicians

9/29/2021
on State of Art we're learning about the upcoming concert from Amplify Alaska, an organization that pairs musicians with non-profits to help fund various causes. It will feature Ed Washington along with some up-and-coming Anchorage musicians performing at Williwaw on Friday, October 1. Sales from the show will help fund a recording studio at the Mountain View Boys and Girls Club.

Duration:00:14:19

As critics question CDC’s booster decision, Alaska providers welcome added protection amid nation’s worst COVID surge

9/29/2021
While the CDC's decision to allow boosters for at-risk workers set off criticism from some, Alaska providers said it fit with the demands and risks they’re taking on in the middle of the nation’s most intense, delta variant-driven surge.

Duration:00:03:15

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, September 28, 2021

9/28/2021
Hundreds of out-of-state doctors and nurses begin arriving in Alaska to help fight COVID-19. Also, frontline workers in the pandemic welcome news of vaccine booster shots. And a Juneau café with dark magic vibes has helped heal its owner.

Duration:00:28:57

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, September 27, 2021

9/27/2021
Alaska's North Slope sees the highest COVID-19 infection rate of any region in the state. Also, after blowing up an old dam, efforts continue to restore the Eklutna River. And beloved musician Hobo Jim is battling cancer, but he still has some big plans: to go fishing.

Duration:00:28:57

LISTEN: Celebrating Recovery Month in Alaska

9/27/2021
Addiction and recovery are two sides of a heavy coin. September is National Recovery Month, so this week on Hometown Alaska, we’ll learn how substance addiction contributes to recidivism and how to celebrate recovery and support sobriety and sober-curious lifestyles.

Duration:00:58:57

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, September 24, 2021

9/24/2021
COVID-19 shows no sign of letting up in Alaska, which still has the nation's highest rate of infection. Also, the coronavirus is keeping school nurses very busy this school year. And military commanders at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson are taking stronger COVID precautions than the surrounding community.

Duration:00:28:57

Changing Seasons: Using fall to prepare for winter

9/24/2021
On this show, our guests are Sarah Histand and Heather Caldwell. We talk about easing the transition of both your brain and your body from summer into winter. We cover some important areas of strength and fitness to focus on as you think about winter sports as well as how a less frantic summer can lead to a less abrupt change in energy with the season change. We take a deeper dive into using a connection to nature to ease our seasonal transitions as well as preparing our minds and bodies for...

Duration:00:58:57

LISTEN: What do low chum returns mean for Yukon River subsistence?

9/24/2021
Chum salmon numbers collapsed this fall on the Yukon River and all subsistence and commercial salmon fishing was shut down. That left fishermen and families without a vital source of income and food for the coming winter.

Duration:00:58:57

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, September 23, 2021

9/23/2021
Alaska sets another record for COVID-19 cases. And, statewide, officials say the Delta variant is hitting kids hard. Also, yes, there are more men than women in Alaska, but the gap used to be much larger.

Duration:00:28:57

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

9/22/2021
The COVID-19 surge pushes Governor Dunleavy to implement crisis standards of care for the entire state. Also, an investigation has found Alaska makes up a growing share of the country’s fatalities involving commuter, air taxi and charter flights. And a graduate studies program focuses on elevating Indigenous knowledge in science.

Duration:00:28:57

Inside of Alaska Native Medical Center’s ICU, doctors and nurses fight to keep COVID patients alive

9/22/2021
Nurses at ANMC say aside from long hours and the emotional toll of seeing Alaskans dying from the coronavirus, they’re also dealing with people doubting their intentions.

Duration:00:03:33

From a fossilized tusk, UAF researchers unravel the story of Kik the woolly mammoth

9/22/2021
The scientists found clues about Kik’s life in the isotopes in the fossil.

Duration:00:03:36

An invasive parasite is taking over Alaska blue mud shrimp. Researchers want to kill it.

9/22/2021
Orthione griffenis, or O. griffenis, eventually kills its host shrimp, and soon the remaining shrimp can’t find each other to reproduce, rendering a blue mud shrimp population extinct.

Duration:00:04:27

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, September 21, 2021

9/21/2021
Doctors and nurses describe caring for sick and dying COVID-19 patients in the ICU. Also, the new health director in Anchorage describes the city's strategy to help residents access vaccines. And snow blanketed parts of Alaska’s largest city this morning, as Anchorage saw an early, though unofficial, first snowfall of the season.

Duration:00:28:57

Faced with dozens of open jobs, Lower Kuskokwim schools look outside the U.S. for teachers

9/21/2021
This year was the first time the Lower Kuskokwim School District recruited and hired teachers from outside of the United States. It had dozens of open jobs in the months leading up to the school year, and the pandemic made a tough hiring market even more difficult.

Duration:00:05:08

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, September 20, 2021

9/21/2021
Alaska residents weigh in on the proposed redistricting maps. Also, scientists find a culprit in the dramatic fur seal decline in the Bering Sea: the pollock industry. And a new study will look at snow cover in Alaska.

Duration:00:28:57

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, September 18, 2021

9/20/2021
Alaska residents weigh in on the proposed redistricting maps. Also, scientists find a culprit in the dramatic fur seal decline in the Bering Sea: the pollock industry. And a new study will look at snow cover in Alaska.

LISTEN: Discussing food culture in Alaska

9/20/2021
Alaska’s food and restaurant culture is a massive and ever-shifting adhesive for the local economy, serving and effecting both customers and business owners alike. But why is it so crucial? And how are local restaurant and food truck owners riding the wave back to success during COVID? Join host, Justin Williams, with two champions of the local restaurant community to discuss our food culture here in Alaska.

Duration:00:58:57

Musher Brent Sass kills aggressive bear while moose hunting near Eureka

9/20/2021
Brent Sass says the bear chewed up a pair of boots, climbed a tree where he was in a stand looking for a moose and then later showed up outside of his tent.

Duration:00:01:14