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You! On Threshold!

6/17/2019
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We’re working on a set of stories about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. There’s been a fight over the future of this area for decades, and Congress opened up oil and gas development there in late 2017. This story was too big and too complex for our main Arctic series. So we’re giving it the time it deserves in its own miniseries. And we want you to participate. We want to hear your personal, on-the-ground experiences in ANWR. When were you there? What did you see, hear, do? What...

Duration:00:03:55

S02 Earth Day Special

4/5/2019
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What is the Arctic? Who lives there? How are their lives changing as the climate warms? In this Earth Day Special, we take listeners on a three-part journey across the polar north, drawing on our 18 months of research and reporting in all eight Arctic countries. This one-hour Threshold Earth Day Special is formatted to the NPR clock and can be licensed for radio broadcast through PRX, here:http://exchange.prx.org/pieces/271817-s02-earth-day-special. Promotional material is also available...

Duration:00:56:08

S02 Extra 02: Blowing in the Wind: Aleksandersens Update

3/11/2019
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Remember the Sámi family from episode six? The Aleksandersens face threats to their reindeer herding from both climate change and climate change solutions. But a lot has happened since our initial reporting. Spend some time surrounded by these beautiful, antlered ungulates, and get an update on the family’s fight against a nearby wind development. Find out more at www.thresholdpodcast.org/donate. Our reporting is made possible by listeners like you. Become part of our passionate...

Duration:00:35:40

S02 Episode 13: Try Harder

12/18/2018
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18 months of reporting. All eight Arctic countries. So many fascinating people. On the final episode of season two of Threshold, we pull back a little and try to see the big picture. Join us as we bust some myths, travel back in time in a Swedish forest, and search for roadmaps into the future. Find out more at www.thresholdpodcast.org/donate. Our reporting is made possible by listeners like you. Become part of our passionate network of supporters at...

Duration:00:31:34

S02 Episode 12: Here Be Dragons

12/11/2018
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The Greenland ice sheet is basically a giant ice cube the size of Alaska. What happens when it melts? We spent five days camping out on the ice with a team of scientists who are trying to find out. Find out more at www.thresholdpodcast.org/donate. Our reporting is made possible by listeners like you. Become part of our passionate network of supporters at https://www.patreon.com/thresholdpodcast. This season is underwritten by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Production...

Duration:00:33:30

S02 Episode 11: Life Is Too Hard Without Music

12/4/2018
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All across the Arctic, indigenous languages are on the decline. But in many communities, people are finding new ways to reclaim both language and culture. Join some Inuit rockers in northern Canada in the recording studio, singing in their own language and making their first new studio album in more than 30 years. Find out more at www.thresholdpodcast.org/donate. Our reporting is made possible by listeners like you. Become part of our passionate network of supporters at...

Duration:00:31:26

S02 Episode 10: Nickel For Your Thoughts

11/27/2018
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Half of the Arctic is in Russia, and half of Russia is in the Arctic. Oil, minerals, pollution -- it's a web of complicated environmental stories that need to be told. But in Russia, investigative journalists have become an endangered species. Spend some time around a nickel smelter and meet a veteran journalist fighting to do his job. Find out more at www.thresholdpodcast.org/donate. Our reporting is made possible by listeners like you. Become part of our passionate network of...

Duration:00:34:08

S02 Episode 09: Who Asked You?

11/20/2018
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Russia has more land in the Arctic than any other nation. It's also a regime that does not tolerate dissent. What does this mean for residents of Murmansk, the Arctic's largest city? Find out more at www.thresholdpodcast.org/donate. Our reporting is made possible by listeners like you. Become part of our passionate network of supporters at https://www.patreon.com/thresholdpodcast. This season is underwritten by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Production partners: Montana...

Duration:00:32:12

S02 Episode 08: Oil and Water

11/13/2018
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What happens when the thing you can't live without in the short term threatens your very existence in the long run? Meet two whalers in Utqiagvik, Alaska trying to answer that question. Find out more at www.thresholdpodcast.org/donate. Our reporting is made possible by listeners like you. Become part of our passionate network of supporters at https://www.patreon.com/thresholdpodcast. This season is underwritten by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Production partners:...

Duration:00:35:57

S02 Episode 07: Hello Central

11/6/2018
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If there's one thing everybody's heard about the Arctic, it's that sea ice is melting, and that's bad news. But what's less well-known is that some people see opportunity in sea ice loss. This time, take a seat in the captain's chair of a Finnish icebreaker, sing along with a very musical Alaskan mayor, and find out what it means when the world gets a whole new ocean. Find out more at www.thresholdpodcast.org/donate. Our reporting is made possible by listeners like you. Become part...

Duration:00:33:26

S02 Extra 01: Scenes From Svalbard

11/1/2018
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Take a trip through the Norwegian archipelago, meet workers in the tourism industry, and get a glimpse of some charismatic Arctic megafauna. Plus, Newsmatch begins. Find out more at www.thresholdpodcast.org/donate. Our reporting is made possible by listeners like you. Become part of our passionate network of supporters at https://www.patreon.com/thresholdpodcast. This season is underwritten by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Production partners: Montana Public Radio and...

Duration:00:18:30

S02 Episode 06: The Things I Can See On the Mountains

10/30/2018
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After thousands of years of tradition, a shifting climate is forcing changes in the way Sámi families herd reindeer. But some climate solutions are also threatening their way of life. This is the story of the Aleksandersens, a Sámi reindeer herding family in northern Norway. Find out more at www.thresholdpodcast.org. Our reporting is made possible by listeners like you. Become part of our passionate network of supporters at https://www.patreon.com/thresholdpodcast. This season is...

Duration:00:31:06

S02 Episode 05: Just Decide

10/23/2018
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Everyone's heard of Vikings -- their daring North Atlantic voyages, their mysterious runes. But there's another ancient culture in Arctic Scandinavia that's much older, and just as fascinating -- the Sámi. While the Vikings have been celebrated, Sámi music, language and traditions were forced underground. Why? Find out more at www.thresholdpodcast.org. Our reporting is made possible by listeners like you. Become part of our passionate network of supporters at...

Duration:00:32:06

S02 Episode 04: Becoming Arctic, Becoming Human

10/16/2018
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An eight-ton concrete ball and a 32,000-year-old needle collection. What's all this got to do with the Arctic? Find out on this episode of Threshold. Find out more at www.thresholdpodcast.org. Our reporting is made possible by listeners like you. Become part of our passionate network of supporters at https://www.patreon.com/thresholdpodcast. This season is underwritten by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Production partners: Montana Public Radio and PRI’s The World.

Duration:00:31:22

S02 Episode 03: Impermafrost

10/9/2018
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All across the Arctic, frozen soil is thawing out. A lot of stuff is buried there -- plants and animals that lived more than 10,000 years ago. What happens when a Paleolithic bison bone starts to decompose for the first time? And what does that have to do with climate change? Find out more at www.thresholdpodcast.org. Our reporting is made possible by listeners like you. Become part of our passionate network of supporters at https://www.patreon.com/thresholdpodcast. This season is...

Duration:00:29:25

S02 Episode 02: Invisible Hands

10/2/2018
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When a major storm hit Shishmaref, Alaska in 2005, it became a poster child for climate change in the Arctic. Dramatic pictures of houses falling into the sea showed up in news outlets around the world. But the story here starts way before that storm. Find out more at www.thresholdpodcast.org. Our reporting is made possible by listeners like you. Become part of our passionate network of supporters at https://www.patreon.com/thresholdpodcast. This season is underwritten by the...

Duration:00:29:31

S02 Episode 01: The Water is Wide

9/25/2018
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In Shishmaref, Alaska, no one’s asking if climate change is real. What they want to know is how bad it has to get before the world decides to act. Find out more at www.thresholdpodcast.org. Our reporting is made possible by listeners like you. Become part of our passionate network of supporters at https://www.patreon.com/thresholdpodcast.

Duration:00:29:25

S02 Preview

9/18/2018
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What is the Arctic, anyway? Like, is it the North Pole, or the south? Do penguins live there? Polar bears? What about people? On Threshold Season Two, we're taking you on a circumpolar journey to learn about one of the most important regions of the planet: the polar north. Most of us don't think about it very much. But we should. The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet and the changes happening there have the power to push climate change to a whole 'nother level of...

Duration:00:04:08

Film Fest and More!

4/8/2018
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We're coming to the International Wildlife Film Festival! Amy Martin and Nick Mott will be presenting a sneak preview of season two of Threshold at the IWFF on Sunday, April 15 at 6 p.m. in Missoula, Montana. This is a fantastic festival that celebrates all kinds of top-notch storytelling about the natural world. Details here. Hope to see you at the Roxy! Are you part of a business or organization that would like to reach a national/international audience of smart, engaged listeners? (Yes,...

Duration:00:03:10

S01 Extras 09: The Long Game

12/21/2017
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In this final extra for season one, you'll meet Vernon Finley, Chairman of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Amy talked to him last April about the decision to stop the process of transferring the lands of the National Bison Range back to the tribes. You'll also hear a "lost episode" -- or half of an episode -- featuring Karrie Taggert, an unwitting bison activist. Karrie moved to Montana to get away from it all, and ended up taking a leading role in the effort to protect wild...

Duration:00:23:14