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Take a trip across Alaska without leaving your car, office, home or iPod. AK explores the people and places that make Alaska unique. Visit us online at AKRADIO.ORG for a complete archive or to sign up for e-mail updates.

Take a trip across Alaska without leaving your car, office, home or iPod. AK explores the people and places that make Alaska unique. Visit us online at AKRADIO.ORG for a complete archive or to sign up for e-mail updates.

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Take a trip across Alaska without leaving your car, office, home or iPod. AK explores the people and places that make Alaska unique. Visit us online at AKRADIO.ORG for a complete archive or to sign up for e-mail updates.

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Episodes

10,000-year-old bone from Wrangell area hints how domesticated dogs may have traveled to the Americas

3/1/2021
A dime-sized fragment of dog bone — more than ten-thousand years old — has given researchers new clues about how domesticated dogs first made their way to the Americas.

Duration:00:04:03

Anchorage hospital workers step up to cuddle Alaska’s tiniest babies

2/25/2021
Coronavirus-related restrictions on volunteers left a big hole in the NICU at Alaska’s largest hospital. Then, Providence workers stepped in to the help fill the need.

Duration:00:04:35

How the Y-K Delta became one of the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination leaders

2/25/2021
Nearly 50% of the region's population has already received at least one dose of vaccine, thanks to creative clinic sites, and a strong delivery infrastructure.

Duration:00:03:11

Anchorage Pacific Islander community brings COVID-19 vaccines to church

2/25/2021
A Tuesday vaccine clinic brought 80 vaccines to a Samoan church in Airport Heights, where food and music made for a unique atmosphere.

Duration:00:00:13

LISTEN: What another summer without cruise ships could mean for Alaska’s economy

2/23/2021
Alaska lost 27,000 jobs in 2020. And, while the whole state suffered, regions that depend on tourism were hit especially hard.

Duration:00:04:25

Dallas Seavey returns to Iditarod after mysterious scandal rocked his mushing career

2/22/2021
This year marks Dallas Seavey’s 12th Iditarod. But it’s the four-time Iditarod champion's first since a dog-doping whodunit turned his mushing career upside down four years ago.

Duration:00:04:09

Petersburg sets aside differences for 13-year-old battling cancer

2/18/2021
The community raised tens of thousands of dollars for a local 13-year-old who was fighting cancer in a Seattle Hospital,

Duration:00:04:33

Alaska has opened COVID-19 vaccines to a big, new group. Here’s who’s eligible and how to find a shot.

2/12/2021
Here’s what we know about who can get a shot now, and where to sign up.

Duration:00:04:15

Rookie mushers ready to break trail on 300-mile Yukon Summit Quest

2/12/2021
Despite the smaller footprint of a shortened Yukon Quest race this year, organizers and mushers are optimistic that they can weather this year’s challenges and resume the 1,000-mile race in 2022.

Duration:00:03:07

After dog death and ban, Hugh Neff tunes out critics in return to Quest

2/11/2021
It’s been three years since longtime musher Hugh Neff last competed in the Yukon Quest, but the 53-year-old said he’s as motivated as ever to race.

Duration:00:02:15

Change the law to make prosecution for rape more possible in Nome and across Alaska, experts say

2/10/2021
Advocates say the way the 1982 Alaska statute on sexual assault is written places an impossibly high burden on women to prove they were assaulted.

Duration:00:08:14

More Indigenous knowledge needed to navigate ‘new Arctic,’ scientists say

2/5/2021
A letter signed by over 200 scientists asks for more Indigenous input on the National Science Foundation's flagship initiative on Arctic warming.

Duration:00:04:30

Beloved Tuluksak musher dies of COVID-19

2/5/2021
Joe Demantle Jr. was known to have a hand in just about everything in Tuluksak, from building structures, to giving rides to the airport. He died in January at 66 years old.

Duration:00:05:04

As planet warms, researchers project more ‘extreme’ rainfall in Southeast and Western Alaska

2/3/2021
Rising temperatures are also forcing researchers to reconsider just how much rain a storm can drop.

Duration:00:03:07

Without justice in Nome, women wrestle with trauma and healing after sexual assault

2/1/2021
KNOM interviewed eight sexual assault survivors as part of this series. A few themes emerged

Duration:00:07:18

Northwest Alaska health provider cleared to serve seal oil to elders

2/1/2021
In 2015, Congress passed the federal farm bill which allowed people to donate wild game that they’ve hunted to certified non-profits, like hospitals or food banks.

Duration:00:05:19

Water donations trickle into Tuluksak but may not be enough for village in crisis

1/30/2021
After the Southwest Alaska village's water plant burned in a fire two weeks ago, Tuluksak's residents are struggling to find a solution to their crisis.

Duration:00:03:28

AK: A Petersburg veterinarian floats his clinic to Southeast communities

7/8/2019
For most pet owners, visits to the vet are nothing special, maybe even something they take for granted. But what if you don’t have access to medical care for your pet? This is a real problem for many people in Southeast Alaska’s remote communities. A problem Dr. Ken Hill has been trying to address for years.

Duration:01:52:48

AK: Solstice golf, Haines style

6/28/2019
Some Haines residents celebrated the summer solstice this year by playing… golf. The community took advantage of the late night sun to play a 9-hole tournament at The Valley of the Eagles golf course. It is not your typical manicured resort links, and for these locals, that’s more than okay.

Duration:00:04:34

AK: New Kodiak park dedicated to Alutiiq ancestors uprooted from their homeland

6/24/2019
The Kodiak Alutiiq/Sugpiaq Repatriation Commission has been working for years to recover artifacts and human remains of the community’s ancestors. As part of that effort, a new park in downtown Kodiak is dedicated to ancestors uprooted from their homeland.

Duration:00:05:22