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Episodes

Hometown Alaska: Kick start your growing season with free mentors from Anchor Gardens

5/13/2022
On today's Hometown Alaska, we'll introduce you to a free garden mentoring service with high ambitions.

Duration:00:58:58

Hometown Alaska: How can we push back against youth homelessness?

5/9/2022
On this episode of Hometown, Alaska, Zoryna Lealai, a youth advocate for the Anchorage Youth Task Force, and Julia Terry, co-director of the organization Choosing Our Roots, will be joining the discussion on exposing and combating youth homelessness, while providing a very personal perspective on the issue. What organizations are out there shedding light on, and actively engaging in, the fighting against youth homelessness?

Duration:00:58:48

Hometown Alaska: How to flatten the disinformation curve

4/22/2022
Here’s a new word for you: infodemic. The World Health Organization coined the term and centered a recent global conference around coming to terms with a glut of mis- and dis-information that is harming public health. While this is a global issue, and links below will take you to the WHO’s many universal resources, a […]

Duration:00:58:58

Hometown Alaska: Sobriety Awareness Month

4/13/2022
cleaning. To a lot of people in Alaska, though, April is also Sobriety Awareness Month. Alaska’s history with alcoholism and recovery runs deep, and three local recovery heroes join host Justin Williams to share their encouraging experiences.

Duration:00:58:58

Hometown Alaska: Meeting vaccine hesitancy one client at a time

3/28/2022
Community Health Workers are relatively new to Alaska. They come from the communities they serve. They get specialized training in communication and health systems, and their mission is to help guide people toward the health care they need.

Duration:00:58:54

Hometown Alaska: The Fairview Rec Center has more to offer than you might think

3/22/2022
many years. The team behind the center bring a shining light into Fairview, and the recent inclusion of a new indoor playground is sure to leave an even brighter legacy for its residents. This episode discusses the impact, history, and legacy of the Center.

Duration:00:58:57

Hometown Alaska: Black history and education in Alaska

2/28/2022
diversity in Alaska, and raise the standard for how we observe and celebrate black culture?

Duration:00:58:58

Hometown Alaska: Teens talk about coping with COVID

2/18/2022
On this week’s Hometown Alaska, Anchorage teens describe how they have suffered, endured, and even grown through living under the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll hear from teens at the Alaska Teen Media Institute, Covenant House and MHATS, which stands for Mental Health Advocacy Through Storytelling, a student-founded and student-run non-profit in Anchorage. ATMI students began creating […]

Duration:00:58:58

Hometown Alaska: The UAA Women’s basketball program succeeds through mayhem and more

2/14/2022
The UAA Women’s basketball program is elite. Conference champs, sweet 16 appearances, perennial national championship contender, and of course - mayhem! What makes them so successful? How much attention are they getting locally, and nationally? Should they be getting more attention given their success? And what does the future hold for UAA basketball?

Duration:00:58:58

Hometown Alaska: Hear how these Anchorage arts organizations adapted to the pandemic

2/4/2022
Andrea Noble, executive director of the Alaska State Council on the Arts, has one word for the Alaska artists and arts organizations now tackling Year Three of life under Covid: “Resilient. They just don’t quit.” On today’s Hometown Alaska, we’ll hear from five arts groups on how they have adapted and persisted. What lessons did […]

Duration:00:58:58

Hometown Alaska: Hear how one Anchorage entrepreneur manages work and motherhood during the pandemic

1/31/2022
The gig economy isn’t exactly a new income stream for individuals, but the paradigm shift of the market due to COVID and other factors have launched gig work and entrepreneurship into an undeniable macrolevel behemoth. One artist and businesswoman shares her story of how she established her brand to The Last Frontier and how we can support self-employed creatives.

Duration:00:58:54

Community groups meet Covid vaccine hesitancy with trusted voices and accurate information

1/23/2022
January 2022 marks the world’s third year working to overcome the Coronavirus pandemic. For many different and valid reasons, people hesitate to get vaccinated. Yet broad and successful vaccination rates are necessary to avoid giving the virus time to mutate and create another variant, as it has done with Omicron. Alaska Public Media has joined […]

Duration:00:58:57

Hometown Alaska: Food is love without the words. So what do you cook and eat with the ones you love?

12/19/2021
Arguments over mandates, pandemic death, disruptive politics, climate change disasters. We’ve seen them all this year; we’re worn out. The battles and struggles will continue, but this week’s Hometown Alaska seeks to console. Our topic today is celebrating our good habit of gathering together for food and camaraderie, whether that is Christmas, birthdays or Sunday […]

Hometown Alaska: You might have noticed a lot of Filipino health care workers in Alaska. Here’s why.

12/6/2021
If you’ve ever been to a hospital or a medical clinic or some type of medical facility, which most of us probably have, you may have noticed that a lot of health care workers are Filipino. They can be doctors, or home care providers, or some type of health care worker, but most of them are nurses. This is not just your imagination, as statistics show that Filipino nurses do compose the largest share of immigrant nurses in the United States. In fact, the Philippines is the world’s biggest...

Duration:00:58:58

Hometown Alaska: From dog poop to plastics – what can you really compost and recycle in Anchorage?

11/4/2021
UPDATE: Since the recycling/composting program aired Monday morning, here’s a bit of useful info for Mat-Su Valley residents interested in curbside recycling. Alaska Waste began curbside recycling in the Valley last February, including within the city of Palmer, in an effort to divert recyclables away from the landfill. Here’s a link to their FAQs. We’ve […]

Duration:00:58:53

Hometown Alaska: Native Heritage Month can bring complex emotions for Indigenous people. Here are three perspectives.

11/1/2021
olks still commonly dress up in stereotypical Native costumes, and it is also when Thanksgiving happens, a holiday that is fraught with many problematic portrayals of history and Native Peoples. In this episode, we talk about these and many other relevant issues pertaining to Native Heritage Month.

Duration:00:58:57

Hometown Alaska: Despite the isolation, fan culture thrives in Anchorage

10/26/2021
to escape the dark, chilly winters that conquer the final months of each year. The politics and popularity of film, comic, game, and novel franchises have brought folks together in ways we did not know possible, bringing a sense of irony to the isolated Last Frontier.

Duration:00:58:46

Hometown Alaska: Indigenous Peoples’ Day can be celebrated all year. Here’s how.

10/12/2021
Indigenous Peoples' Day strikes the intersection of beauty and triumph, controversy and pain. Many have fought to reclaim its purpose and name from Columbus, to the people of the land he claimed to discover.

Duration:00:58:57

Hometown Alaska: Filipino history in Alaska runs deeper than you might expect.

10/4/2021
The month of October has been recognized by the U.S. Congress and by several state legislatures as Filipino American History Month, to celebrate the long history of Filipinos in the United States. This episode focuses on Filipino Alaskan history, along with Filipino Alaskans’ many achievements and contributions.

Duration:00:58:57

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