Lawmakers are tossing several bills around the Wyoming senate to tackle the problem of election integrity, BYU-Idaho Radio interviews an online student from South Sudan, and the Anchorage, Alaska temple is getting a facelift.
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Confusion over discrepancies in Representative Mary Peltola's educational record. Families are stuck abroad after the Marine Highway System pulled a ferry from service. Plus Soldotna looks at creating a more walkable- and business friendly - downtown.
Alaska farmers step up to supply eggs as the national shortage drags on. Also, a Juneau resident gets her Regalia back, suddenly, two weeks after it was stolen. And a meeting between school officials in Ketchikan and Metlakatla helps heal a rift.
What draws us to the outdoors? Marybeth Holleman is an Alaskan writer who's new book of poetry, titled tender gravity, expresses many reasons. Marybeth is a long time Alaskan whose works include The Heart of the Sound and Among Wolves. Her collection of poems are accessible and cover everything from moss to comets and from her garden to the Brooks Range. In her interview with host Paul Twardock she discusses how loss, exploration, activism and day to day life intertwine with her poetry to create this deep and lovely collection.
In a rare attack, a polar bear kills a mother and son in Wales. Also, the Alaska House breaks its deadlock and elects a speaker, Republican Cathy Tilton. And as Fairbanks gets ready to demolish a condemned hotel, developers are already thinking about what's next.
Israel Keyes is a name you probably don't know but definitely should - terrifying is an understatement. His home base was Anchorage, Alaska, but this bargain BTK took lives across the U.S. and abroad killing up to 11 people on a killing spree that spanned miles and years. He was patient, methodical, cunning, meticulous, and savage. Strap in and strap on because we've got a double life and murder kits to talk about! CCTV Footage of Serial Killer Israel Keyes Abducting His Victim Israel Keyes 1 — FBI Interrogation Israel Keyes 2 — FBI interrogation Israel Keyes 3 — FBI interrogation Israel Keyes 4 — FBI interrogation Israel Keyes 5 — FBI interrogation SUPPORT US & BUY A HAPPY HOUR ROUND: VENMO // @BloodyHappyHour CASHAPP // $BloodyHappyHour LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTS // Bloody Happy Hour on Apple Podcasts LISTEN ON SPOTIFY // Bloody Happy Hour | Podcast on Spotify FOLLOW US: INSTAGRAM // https://www.instagram.com/bloodyhappyhour/ FACEBOOK // https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100067023384473 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Every year winter brings with it cold and flu season. You're lucky if you make it through to break up without getting at least a little sniffle. This winter, though, things have been especially bad with Covid spiking, the flu hitting harder than most years, and RSV causing concern for the very young and old. To learn more about what many people are calling the “Tripledemic,” ATMI producer Madison Knutson spoke with Dr. Lisa Rabinowitz. She is a staff physician with the state health department who has been practicing medicine in Alaska for the past twenty years. In their conversation, Dr. Rabinowitz talks about the differences between the three viruses, best practices on staying healthy, and the potential for future combinations of infectious diseases. They spoke on January 4th, 2023. Hosted by Jordan Kehl. Music by Devin Shreckengost and Kendrick Whiteman. Alaska Teen Media Institute is based in Anchorage, Alaska. We would like to acknowledge the Dena'ina people, whose land we work on. Many thanks to supporters of our podcast, including the Alaska Community Foundation. The opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this podcast are those of our guests and do not necessarily reflect the views of our funders. RESOURCES FOR YOUTH DURING COVID-19 Wellness resources! Careline: Alaska Suicide Prevention and someone to talk to line. Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 988 National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224 or text LOVEIS to 22522 Call 2-1-1 or Help Me Grow Alaska 1-833-464-2527 for help connecting to resources and services or for help knowing where to start COVID-19 tips from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention! How to protect yourself & others What to do if you are sick How to cope with stress These resources provided in collaboration with the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health.
The state legislative session kicks off, but without a permanent speaker in the House. Also, Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she's working on a fix for getting fisheries disaster relief out more quickly. And Alaska Native leaders remember Oliver Leavitt as a whaling captain and a businessman.
Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/401 Presented By: FishHound Expeditions Sponsors: https://wetflyswing.com/sponsors Will Donnelly, head guide at FishHound Expeditions, takes us into Alaska with a focus on road-tripping. We break down Alaska by car - where you should be heading, species you can chase, and some tips on flies technique. We also talk about that trip we had last year and what you can expect when you fly out to Alaska with the FishHound crew. Show Notes with Will Donnelly 04:45 - Will moved to Anchorage Alaska with his parent when he was 10 years old 10:45 - Eligible Alaskans get Permanent Fund Dividend. 13:30 - Will talks about fishing in Honduras. 17:30 - Adam Cuthriell was on the podcast 3 times in episodes 324, 346, and 377. 22:30 - The fish in Alaska are meat eaters. Mousing is the best way to catch them. 35:00 - Will talks about how they painted a steelhead on their Astro van. 39:30 - Will tells the story of when he caught his first steelhead on the Kenai River with the help of an otter. 48:00 - His favorite mouse pattern is the Rio Pip Squeak. Shares a tip that almost always guarantees a hook-up. Photo by CaddisFlyShop.com 1:00:30 - The Kenai and Susitna Rivers both flow into the Cook Inlet. 1:03:20 - Will recommends his favorite fly shop in Anchorage, Mossy's Fly Shop 1:13:20 - Will talks about fishing one of the Kodiak rivers in July. Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/401
In September 2000, Shelia Toomey, a reporter for the Anchorage Daily News, wrote a front-page story about six unsolved homicides in Anchorage. The article displayed the photos of the six victims. All were women; five were Native Alaskan, and one was African American. Nothing connected the victims, and the police did not know if they were looking for one, two, or six murderers. Serial Killer Joshua Wade eventually admitted that he murdered Della Brown, the last murder victim profiled in Toomey's article. Investigators believed Wade might have also killed some of the other victims. The police also found the murderer of Cynthia Henry, but the murders of the other four women listed in the article remained unsolved. One of these women was Genevieve Tetpon. Police initially thought they were on the right path to solving Genevieve's murder, but they hit a dead end and had nowhere else to turn. Finally, in 2009, a new cold-case detective looked at Genevieve's file, and what he found turned the case on its head. Sources: Fatal Frontier: Evil in Alaska. Season 1. Episode 6. Murder in Winter. Hopkins, Kyle. 2-4-2011. Suspect arrested in 2000 stabbing death. Available at: https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/article/suspect-arrested-2000-stabbing-death/2011/02/05/ Edge, Josh. 2-4-2011. Alaska Public Media. Man Charged with Nearly 11-Year-Old Murder. Available at: https://www.alaskapublic.org/2011/02/04/man-charged-with-nearly-11-year-old-murder/ Dziemianowicz, Joe. 11-28-2021. Strange Emails Lead To Arrest In Cold Case Murder Of Alaskan Native Woman. Oxygen True Crime. Crime News. Available at: https://www.oxygen.com/fatal-frontier-evil-in-alaska/crime-nesws/how-genevieve-tetpon-cold-case-was-solved ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Now Available ______________________________________________ Karluk Bones Audiobook Narrated by Beth Chaplin I have 25 promo codes available for this audiobook. If you would like a code, send me an email. these are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Join the Murder and Mystery in the First Frontier Facebook Group! ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Listen to a New Podcast from the Members of Author Masterminds _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Robin Barefield is the author of four Alaska wilderness mystery novels, Big Game, Murder Over Kodiak, The Fisherman's Daughter, Karluk Bones, and Massacre at Bear Creek Lodge. Sign up to subscribe to her free, monthly newsletter on true murder and mystery in Alaska. Subscribe to Robin's free, monthly Murder and Mystery Newsletter for more stories about true crime and mystery from Alaska. Join her on: Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn Visit her website at http://robinbarefield.com Check out her books at Author Masterminds _________ If you would like to support Murder and Mystery in the Last Frontier? Become a patron and join The Last Frontier Club. Each month Robin will provide one or more of the following to club members. · An extra episode of Murder and Mystery in the Last Frontier available only for club members. · Behind the scenes glimpses of life and wildlife in the Kodiak wilderness. · Breaking news about ongoing murder cases and new crimes in Alaska · Merchandise or discounts on MMLF merchandise or handmade glass jewelry. Become a Patron! _______________________________________________________________________________________
Nonprofits Energize & Give Back To Communities On MLK Day Nonprofits across the country worked to engage and give back to communities this MLK Day. Virginia nonprofit Rise Against Hunger worked to fill 50,000 bags of food to serve communities in need. The article notes that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke often about hunger, and was a catalyst for this organization to focus on emergency food relief. In Charlotte, communities are finding assistance from nonprofits like Promise Youth Development, which serves to educate youth about Dr. King's legacy while advocating for social justice. In addition to providing kids with education and exposure to Dr. King's teaching, the nonprofit also fosters healing and relationship-building between students and police. Read more ➝ Summary Allegations that the charity George Santos claims to have run was fake highlight how scams divert money from worthy causes | yahoo.com Anchorage nonprofit's use of $750K in federal funds investigated | alaskasnewssource.com 118th US Congress most racially and ethnically diverse in history | Pew Research Center Greta Thunberg detained by police at German coal protest | Axios Local nonprofit celebrates helping black entrepreneurs on MLK day - KLAS | 8 News Now Rough Transcript [00:00:00] audio1555325285: This week on a nonprofit newsfeed. We're talking about some of the events that went on during M l k day as we're recording this the day after. And Nick I hope you had a great weekend and we're able to celebrate in your own way. , yes, it was a brisk but lovely weekend here in New York. We hope you're staying dry and safe out in California. [00:00:27] But to your point, yes, we want to talk about nonprofits giving back to communities on MLK Day. So yesterday it was MLK Day in Peas, United States and nonprofits across the country are. To give back to communities. One nonprofit in Virginia named Rise Against Hunger Work to fill 50,000 bags of food to serve communities in need. [00:00:50] Noting that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Himself spoke frequently about the issue of hunger which catalyzed this organization to focus on emergency food relief and in Charlotte. Communities were finding assistance from organizations like Promise Youth Development, which serves to educate kids and young people about Dr. [00:01:11] King's lead legacy while advocating for social justice. And recently they started providing kids with healing and relationship, building support between students and police during the ongoing conversation. Police and community relations in America. So I think that M l K Day is a point of reflection, a catalyst to service, and an opportunity for nonprofits to show how they are making their communities safer, more inclusive, and more just. [00:01:46] Yeah, it's great to see how the holiday evolves with the times and how it. Be used to spark those types of conversations and social impact activities. And just knowing that people are more primed to, to volunteer and have have those dialogues around this time. And of course moving into, in, in short order Black History Month coming up next month. [00:02:09] It is good to see also the amount of coverage in the news that we saw. [00:02:15] Absolutely. All right. Shall I take us into the summary? Yeah. What do we got? All right, George, I'm so excited for this story, not because the main antagonist of this story shares your name, no relation. , but we are talking about . George Santos, famed Republican congressperson from Long Island. Parts of Queens, but , his, George Santos has been in the news recently for as it turns out, fabricating almost the entirety of his resume, professional and personal background. [00:02:52] But the reason we are talking about him on this podcast is that Santos claimed to have started a animal welfare nonprofit called Friends of Pets United, and apparently, This nonprofit, which was listed as such on an early version of his campaign website in fact, did not exist. Apparently, the only inkling of. [00:03:17] Any evidence that such an organization existed is a now defunct Facebook page. But the nonprofit was never registered under the i r s never made donations to organizations it claimed to, and as Santo said, the group rescued 2,400 dogs and 280 cats between 2013 and 2018. However, there is absolutely zero evidence at all. [00:03:43] That such activities happened. This is a ghost organization and I. Leads into a broader narrative about how fake charities are, in fact a real problem. The article we link out to in the firstname.lastname@example.org goes through why this is such a problem because it diverts donations away from legitimate organizations as well as undercuts donors confidence in giving. [00:04:10] So George, what's your take on this? And then I'm gonna follow up and ask you what's your favorite, George Santos? . God, it's so hard to choose. Not really, no, nothing proud here about how there was failings, I think on several different levels. And if your immediate reaction here is to be angry at George Santos just acknowledge that there are many people creating many fake charities. [00:04:34] There are also many folks that look to take advantage by lying. Their accomplishments, resume in order to get ahead. And so where does the onus fall? If you're applying to a job, the hiring manager should check on these things, maybe call a reference. And I suppose if the United States Congress is hiring somebody, voters are hiring somebody, the news outlets, one of the branches of anything that we rely. [00:05:06] should maybe do background checks. And so I'd say there are a cascade of failures that led to this. And they're on both sides, really. D nnc opponents that did literally nothing in terms of researching their opponent. Journalists that put that name down without calling a single thing whatsoever, checking anything in IRS records, something that would've taken the amount of time. [00:05:31] a brewing, a cup of coffee would've revealed. And then the r n c, which is in an unenviable situation now, of letting someone in who is a categorical liar. And then you can see nonprofits here because nonprofits are frequently used to burnish the reputations of those that need that work done and that. [00:05:55] Story is on repeat. I would say one of those things, this is in the back of my mind, is whenever I hear now that the specificity of of work, right? You're out there counting that me number of cats, like there's a certain, like we've helped a lot, we've helped over hundreds to say 280 cats. Also why fewer cats than dogs? [00:06:16] 280 cats versus 2,400 dogs that, I, I don't know if those numbers would. and then released 3000 cats. Yeah, there's a lot of numbers here. They're too specific for me. , this is what I'm, it's. It's such a mess. , I can say that in addition to apparently creating a fake nonprofit and not going working at any of the jobs he claimed to have worked or going to school where he claimed to work Santos is in the unenviable position of being under county. [00:06:54] State and federal investigation in the United States, as well as under a case that was reopened in the lovely country of Brazil. Apparently they've been looking for him for a long time, and there he is in the US Congress. So yeah, hold on. Here's where allegedly, I wanna go back to the cats and dogs though. [00:07:15] Okay. So in the US approximately 4.1 million shelter animals are adopted each. , you wanna guess the breakdown? [00:07:26] I don't know. 50 50 precisely. 2 million dogs. 2.1 million cats. Okay. So going back to those numbers, this is why it's off, right? How are you that far off in terms of the rescue numbers? 2,400 dogs, 280 cats. I don't think this guy likes. I think there's a cat a bias against cats that you should look out for. [00:07:52] That's really, that's a spicy thing. He's not numbers, right? He's making up numbers. I will say his compatriot for the New York City mayoral election Curtis Sliwa is famously a cat person and has nine cats and is very pro catt. Maybe just many layers of division and rife and just bizarreness in this story, but, This does take us to our next story. [00:08:20] Both sad and fun as this one is about a nonprofit organization in Alaska which used $750,000 in federal funds improperly. So the Revive Alaska Community Services Food Pantry is very saying serious questions about how the group. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funds throughout the pandemic. [00:08:45] Anchorage itself received a hundred million dollars to distribute to various organizations and. For various reasons. But nobody seems to know where this money goes and how that $750,000 helped feed families in Anchorage. There seems to be some just sketchy what happened here in the saga, and there's more details you won't get into, but it's important to be accountable. [00:09:16] Yeah. And sadly, I think we're seeing a lot of the, where did the money go now that the, pain of the pandemic has mainly passed from the peak periods and it's it's a reminder to, to be documenting these types of things and in your accounting. But this was, this seems pretty question. [00:09:36] Because they were given three quarters of a million dollars to rebuild a barn that was a food pantry . Instead, the structure was torn down. So you're like wait a minute. Little different. Not great. But we will go now from not great two. I think is great. George, you threw this article in from the inevitable Pew Research Center that the 118th US Congress, our current Congress is the most racially and ethnically diverse Congress in history. [00:10:09] So according to Pew Research This is actually the seventh Congress to break that record set by the one before it. And overall, 133 Senators and representatives today identify as black, Hispanic, Asian-American, American Indian, or Alaskan native. According to this analysis. And this is increasing in every Congress. [00:10:35] Interestingly, or perhaps unsurprisingly I think 80% of these members caucus with the Democrat Party. But that being Said Congress is becoming more representative of America as a whole. Approximately now Congress is approximately 75% white which is, brings it closer in line with the overall US population which is now at 59% white. [00:11:03] And will soon actually be minority white if demographic trends continue. I'm all for it. Representative Congress, representative democracy, let's go. Yeah. And the Republicans are making a couple ticks toward the right direction. Previously it was, 17%, 83%. A distribution for non-white lawmakers in terms of the breakdown of diversity in Congress. [00:11:27] Slight increases there, but overall, it's just great to see over the past two decades to see this number nearly double. And, clearly tracking US population and you see it in that way. And it's also a good reminder for what representative democracy will hopefully become as the people representing representatives representing communities will will reflect them. [00:11:53] Absolutely. All right we will take us now to our last story in the summary. And this comes from Axios and others, and the headline of this article is Greta Thunberg has been detained by police at a German coal protest, and the article comes with a pretty dramatic photo of Greta being. Whisked away by some scary looking cops and riot gear. [00:12:21] It turns out that climate activist Greta Thunberg was detained today protesting a coalmine expansion in the German coal mining town of. Rath where she was physically removed from the site. Apparently Tomberg was participating in a sit-in near the edge of the mine. A pretty hands-on approach to activism from fellow climate activists. [00:12:48] But George, I can't help but being struck how similar this photo seems to the photos of activists. Protesting for clean water particularly adjacent to Native American reservations and communities in the United States, not just a couple years ago. It seems strikingly similar and real interesting to see such tactics taken by activists and protestors. [00:13:36] I think it's a Huff one. I like the activism angle here in terms of you have a young person able to command such a powerful presence and message, right? And on the other hand, you have, I think Germany and some other countries making. energy decisions that actually cut off the bridge to sustainable energy. [00:14:02] And you feel that, especially when you're dealing with the conflict in Russia, and I'm cutting off various pipeline resources and pieces that, it's one thing to say you're going to go on a carbon neutral path, but if you don't have the plan to get there, all you've done is. Given disproportionate power to Russia and other coal generating areas. [00:14:25] Cause that energy has to come from somewhere. And I think there's there was a lack of planning and a lot of promising shutting down nuclear power plants of reducing the production without the plan. And so I think the next phase that I honestly hope to see from Thunberg and others are the planned part, not the, just the protest and stop this because the truth is when. [00:14:46] Drastically increase energy prices overnight, and you create dependencies on governments such as Russia to give them disproportionate of power in the region. You hurt large swaths of humanity and indirectly directly hurt the environment. And protest, but have a plan. And I, I. The green movement can easily have that critique going back 30, 40 years of evolving. [00:15:11] Hopefully it's approach to the industry and how you get a path rather than a protest to to green energy. It's complicated. When I see these types of things, it's easy to celebrate. Yeah. Close it down. On the other side, like with regard to coal mining you're not gonna solve this winter's problem with gold taken from the ground right now. [00:15:30] has to be processed, has to be pushed through. And so like how, how you're planning this is also confusing to me. I don't know a lot of thoughts I have. Yeah, George. I think that's right. It's interesting. I was actually recently talking from someone to talk to someone from Germany. And she was saying, By far and away the energy crisis. [00:15:52] There is the most talked about issue and has been for well over a year now in central Europe. So it's interesting to get a glimpse into that world. And I think similar in, in other countries, particularly the UK as well. Yeah, an interesting look across the pond into how these issues play out in the public sphere. [00:16:15] All right. How about a feel good story? Yeah, what do we got? All right. This is from eight news now.com, and it is reporting out of Las Vegas where a local nonprofit is celebrating helping black entrepreneurs on MLK Day. The organization is called Global SoCo, which is a nonprofit dedicated to helping black-owned businesses like the one mentioned in the article, get a boost. [00:16:43] I think it's really cool to see community organizations like this working to support black entrepreneurs and black community members. And I think really coincides with the legacy and desire of M L K to see the, that community work together. Real cool stuff. Shout out to them. [00:17:01] Yeah, absolutely. Love the angle of entrepreneurship and actually helping folks. A leg up in the industry and a good excuse again to, to use m l k to evolve to the needs of the community and where we are in the world. So thanks Nick. I appreciate you giving the summary. Always. Thanks George.
Tanner crab fishermen consider their options as low prices keep them at the docks. Also, legislative leaders talk about the big issues ahead on the eve of the session. And a Homer woman survives an ice skating mishap that features an unusual rescue tool: a dead snowshoe hare.
Jeff was joined by Mat-Su Borough Assembly member and Vice-Mayor Rob Yundt. They discuss the good and bad of social media, his time working on the North Slope, why he left the slope to go into the building business, building in Anchorage compared to the Mat-Su Valley, why he decided to run for the Assembly, why he ran for the State House in 2020 but decided to withdraw, voting issues, the upcoming legislative session, the Permanent Fund Dividend, and his ideas about what makes an effective elected official.
On a normal day in October of 2006 in an upscale suburb of Olympia, Washington, police officers walked up to the front door of an exclusive-looking home in a high-end neighborhood. They were looking for a 33-year-old married mother of one named Mechele Linehan. Mechele was your typical suburban housewife; she held sleepovers for her daughter, was active in the church, and hosted a weekly pizza night for the neighbors and their kids. But that was all a facade, because police had come to arrest the seemingly innocent soccer mom that day. She was wanted for murder in The Great State of Alaska from a decade before.10 years earlier, Mechele Linehan, formerly Mechele Hughes, was a stripper at The Great Alaskan Bush Company in Anchorage, Alaska, and that is where she met Kent Leppink. And Scott Hilke. And John Carlin. All three men fell hopelessly in love with the young stripper, and all three proposed. This led to an unbelievable love quadrangle in which all four lived together, along with John Carlin's teenage son. But soon enough, the love quadrangle crumbled, and greedy Mechele set her sights on some insurance money she had wrapped up in a policy taken out on unassuming and naiive Kent. Shortly thereafter, all four individuals would be wrapped up in a murder mystery involving broken hearts, broken promises and even a letter from beyond the grave. Show Notes:https://open.spotify.com/episode/71awDIt3rviz0WjBuEamxmhttps://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/13591498-dead-man-s-dancer
In this episode, Cody talks to O'Hara Shipe. She's a former professional hockey player and a journalist. She started playing hockey at 5 years old after she was told she couldn't because she's a girl. So, the next thing she did was go to her parents and tell them that's what she was gonna to do. They signed her up that fall and she walked over to the coach and said she was gonna be their next goalie. She's never liked being told that she's limited, that she can't do something. So, when her professional hockey career came to an end in 2013, it was devastating. She contracted viral meningitis from a dirty back injection. The infection led to myalgic encephalomyelitis, or ME, and causes neurological disorders. Hand tremors, memory loss, neuropathy, excruciating pain. There are even times when her ability to speak is taken from her. When she was first diagnosed, she was bed-bound, but she worked her way up to playing hockey and rock climbing a couple times a week. She's an eternal optimist. That's how she defines herself in so many aspects of her life, and the last thing she was going to do was let this illness define her. Before she was its editor, she took photos and wrote articles for the Anchorage Press. The second article she wrote for the paper was about the band Buckcherry. They were in Anchorage playing a show and they gave her a candid, warts-and-all interview. It was a transformative experience for her as a journalist, to see an entire picture of a celebrity, not just their public image. She says that was the turning point for her, when she really started to consider herself a writer. And the more she wrote and took photos for the paper, the better she understood the function of alt-weeklies, how they provide a unique opportunity to talk about the things that fall outside of traditional media, the human stories behind the news. When she became the editor of the Anchorage Press, she wanted to return it to what she considered its heyday. For her, that was under the editorship of Susy Buchanan. O'Hara says the paper was well-designed, the stories were insightful, hard-hitting and they had a point of view. Her goal was to return it back to that, but with such a small budget to pay contributors it was hard. Instead of being able to pay contributors each week for content, she was responsible for writing four or five articles and taking most of the photos. It was definitely a labor of love. She'd go on 36-hour work benders to design, copy-edit and rewrite articles when necessary. This lasted for about nine months, and then on December 16, 2022 she was told the paper was closing and was given less than an hour to gather her things.
The Alaska State House is going into the start of the legislative session with no clear majority coalition. Kodiak's tanner crab fishery is at risk over disagreements on the price. Plus eager beavers are moving North in Alaska, and the impacts can be seen from space.
Welcome to Indigenous in Music with Larry K, this week we welcome from Anchorage, Alaska, Phillip Blanchett, he's the the creator of the band "Pamyua" they bring their musical blend of Inuit drum and dance to the stage and they call it “Inuit Soul Music.” Pamyua is featured in our current issue of the SAY Magazine and you can read all about them and hear our interview at www.IndigenousinMusic.com/pamyua-interview. Music from Pamyua, Freightrain, Thunderhand Joe and the Medicine Show, Irv Lyons Jr., Logan Staats, David Laronde, Latin Vibe, Celeigh Cardinal, Melody McArthur, Michael Franti, Nancy Sanchez, Raye Zaragoza, CHANCES, nehiyawak, Darren Geffre, Samantha Crain, 1915, Soda Stereo, Midnight Shine, Qacung, Byron Nicholai, Hayley Wallis, Leanne Goose, Tracy Bone, Indian City, JC Campbell and much much more. Visit us on our home page at www.IndigenousinMusicandArts.org and find our all about us and our programs there you can take our Support challenge SAY Magazine Library with all our featured guests.
City officials express shock over a wrongful termination letter from the former Anchorage municipal manager's attorney, a new center that can help homeless people connect with the services is getting set to open next month, and UAA hosts a transportation fair to teach the public about the railroad, pedestrian, air, and safety products planned and designed by the DOT... plus, a heartbreaking story about an Alaskan mother who lost her teenage daughter at a treatment center outside the state.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Months after an Eagle River teen was killed during an ROTC event, her mom has unanswered questions. Also, the Anchorage assembly demands a response from Mayor Dave Bronson over recent allegations. And the Legislature approves new housing in Juneau to help alleviate an acute shortage when lawmakers come to town.
On the next Outdoor Explorer, the first part of a continuing series of stories about Title IX, the historic legislation passed 50 years ago that changed the landscape of women's sports. We'll learn about the start and evolution of Title IX and you'll hear from Chloe Ivanoff, who is bringing her love of wrestling to the girls of Alaska.
John Quick sits down with Shawn Williams to talk high speed internet in Alaska. Shawn is the VP of Government Affairs and Strategy for Pacific Dataport in Anchorage. He's a 40-year resident of Alaska, the former Assistant Commissioner of Commerce for the State of Alaska, and a member of the Karuk Tribe of California. Check out https://microcom.tv/ to learn more.
In the discussion about increasing education funding, some lawmakers say they want it tied to improved outcomes. The EPA says a plan to improve air quality in Fairbanks falls short of requirements. Plus remembering the legacy of North Slope legend Oliver Leavitt.
FEMA addresses how disaster relief information was lost in translation. Why the Kenai Peninsula has one of the few growing populations in the state. Plus breaking down barriers to lift up the next generation of skiers.
Anchorage-based DJ Joe Brady has been a part of the local dance scene for over five years. He's been serving tunes to people at events, bars, and even high school proms. ATMI producer Tyler Felson sat down with Brady to talk about the nightlife in Anchorage, how to best play to the audience, and much more. They spoke on November 22nd, 2022. Hosted by Ormund Alaois. Music by Kendrick Whiteman. Alaska Teen Media Institute is based in Anchorage, Alaska. We would like to acknowledge the Dena'ina people, whose land we work on.
Disaster assistance information, supposedly translated into Alaska Native languages, turned into a disaster itself. Also, why a federal lease sale in Cook Inlet drew such little interest. And turning plastic waste into useful building materials.
Israel Keyes is the most terrifying serial killer you've probably never heard of - Serial Killer DocumentaryIsrael Keyes is all of your worst fears personified into one of the most terrifying serial killers of the 21st century.February 1, 2012, began like any other day at work for 18-year-old Samantha Koenig, but it ended in unspeakable tragedy.Finishing up her shift at the Common Grounds coffee stand in downtown Anchorage, Alaska, the young barista was approached by a man wearing a ski mask who ordered coffee – a man who would later be named as Israel Keyes.After Samantha handed him the order, Keyes pulled out a gun and demanded money, and the terrified teen quickly complied.Forcing himself inside the stand, Keyes tied the young woman's hands together with zip ties before forcing her into his white Ford Focus, where she tried – and failed – to escape the abductor, who held a gun to her head and said he would kill her if she tried again.Driving around town with Samantha still bound in the vehicle, Keyes explained to the terrified teen that this was simply a kidnapping for ransom and that if she cooperated, she'd be returned to her family unharmed.Keyes kept Samantha alive for several hours and even drove back to her coffee stand to retrieve her mobile phone. He then used it to send a fake text message to her boyfriend, who was due to pick her up after her shift.The text read: “Hey, I'm spending a couple of days with friends, let me dad know.”Keyes took Samantha to his property, where he tied her up in a shed. He turned his radio up so no one could hear her screams and pleas for help.After demanding Samantha's address, Keyes made his way to retrieve her ATM card from her boyfriend's truck.In a gut-wrenching twist, while stealing the debit card, Keyes was confronted by Samantha's boyfriend – who was already on edge after discovering Koenig was not at work when he arrived to pick her up as well as having received the strange text message from her phone earlier, which had, in fact, been sent by Keyes.Thinking he was a random burglar attempting to break into his car, Samantha's boyfriend ran inside to get help, while Keyes fled.Returning to his property, Keyes poured himself a glass of wine as he returned to his shed and raped a sobbing Samantha.He then strangled her to death.Keyes returned inside, packed for a pre-planned cruise in New Orleans, woke his daughter for school, and left for the airport.Returning to Anchorage on February 17, 2012, Keyes began preparing a ransom note, but first, he decided to remove Samantha's body from the cupboard.He applied makeup to Samantha's face – frozen and lifeless – before unsettlingly sewing her eyes open with fishing line to give her the appearance of being alive. He then took a Polaroid of her “holding” up that day's newspaper.Israel Keyes terrifying serial killer Serial Killer DocumentaryTrue Crime Podcast 2023 Police Interrogations, 911 Calls True Police Stories Podcast
Nick Carpenter, of the band Medium Build, grew up in a religious household, so the church and its teachings ruled everything. Money was important too, but he says it was always just out of their reach. So, in many ways, that resulted in them idolizing it because so many emotions were attached to it. Obsession, fear, paranoia, shame. It influenced their perception of themselves and others. This led Nick to his fear of money — that if he didn't remain vigilant and aware of the pitfalls of wealth, it would consume him. So, he and his brother made a conscious effort to undo a lot of what they were taught and, in the process, figure out who they are without those teachings. Today, he and his parents have found understanding in their differences. They focus on connecting on the things they enjoy — food, music, playing board games. They stay honest with each other and they remind themselves that they're stronger together. When he was 8 years old, Nick started singing in front of hundreds, sometimes thousands, of people at his church. Then, when he was 15, he realized that he wanted to write and play his own music. He wrote a song and played it for a girl he had a crush on. She didn't like him, but she liked the song. So, he knew he had an ability to entertain people and connect with them. He says that his songs are his journal entries. Historically, they've been self-referential, but recently they've become more fictional. Many times borrowing from people and situations he observes. It all helps him process his life and the world around him. He wants it to be his career, to travel around the world singing his stories. But he says that if it all stopped — if his manager left him and no one booked him for shows anymore — he would still play music. Most likely he'd be at the open mics around Anchorage.
Megan Emerick went missing in 1973 from Anchorage, Alaska and is still listed as a missing person. She was believed to be a victim of serial killer Robert Hansen, and the case still remains open.This is a long and involved story that covers a lot of years of investigation. Tony and his dad Al will be covering every aspect of this investigation, from its beginnings in 2008 to where we currently are today. Remember what we've always said, the wheels of justice move slowly Tony will share Manfred's inspirational story of how he beat all the odds and has totally rehabilitated himself while in prison. He is a changed person and Tony and Manfried have developed a close friendship over the last 15 years. Manfried West spent 7 long years in a cell with Robert Hansen, Alaska's worst known serial killer, and is willing to share the stories and information he learned during his time with Hansen.With the help of Manfried West, Tony will finish the quest he started with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children over 14 years ago. The information that West supplies will hopefully lead to discovering Hansen's secret cabin, and “Finding Megan Emerick.”
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In this episode, Cody talks to Nick Carpenter of Medium Build. He grew up in a religious household, so the church and its teachings ruled everything. Money was important too, but he says it was always just out of their reach. So, in many ways, that resulted in them idolizing it because so many emotions were attached to it. Obsession, fear, paranoia, shame. It influenced their perception of themselves and others. This led Nick to his fear of money — that if he didn't remain vigilant and aware of the pitfalls of wealth, it would consume him. So, he and his brother made a conscious effort to undo a lot of what they were taught and, in the process, figure out who they are without those teachings. Today, he and his parents have found understanding in their differences. They focus on connecting on the things they enjoy — food, music, playing board games. They stay honest with each other and they remind themselves that they're stronger together. When he was 8 years old, Nick started singing in front of hundreds, sometimes thousands, of people at his church. Then, when he was 15, he realized that he wanted to write and play his own music. He wrote a song and played it for a girl he had a crush on. She didn't like him, but she liked the song. So, he knew he had an ability to entertain people and connect with them. He says that his songs are his journal entries. Historically, they've been self-referential, but recently they've become more fictional. Many times borrowing from people and situations he observes. It all helps him process his life and the world around him. He wants it to be his career, to travel around the world singing his stories. But he says that if it all stopped — if his manager left him and no one booked him for shows anymore — he would still play music. Most likely he'd be at the open mics around Anchorage.
A North Pole man is waiting for another chance at a heart transplant after Winter storms stopped the first. A replacement for former Assembly Member Forrest Dunbar is officially selected. Plus the dogs on this Skagway bus go woof, woof, woof… and viral.
Growing up in Seldovia, a tiny hamlet across from Homer in Kachemak Bay, Ron Hoffman suffered tragedy early with the loss of both his parents at a young age. Coming to Anchorage and being raised by a family friend, Hoffman became part of the community of Anchorage Baptist Temple. As teacher, administrator and eventually as lead pastor when Dr. Jerry Prevo left to take the helm of Liberty University, Hoffman is a big thinker wanting everyone to know about the grace and truth that a relationship with Christ brings.In line with that thinking, Pastor Ron and his team at Anchorage Baptist Temple have launched a new chapter for this ubiquitous house of God through a rebranding and new vision they are calling Mountain City Church.I couldn't be more privileged to chat with my good friend Pastor Ron about this wonderful new beginning. God is in the business of fresh starts on many different levels. CLICK HERE to be refreshed by some of those Scriptures now.Alaska is blessed to have people like Ron and Mountain City Church in it. Praise God for His goodness.Support the show
Alaska Representative Peltola open to discussing a coalition majority; Investigation into the Ketchikan police chief accused of placing a man in a chokehold is ongoing; Alaska's largest oil producer is suing the state in a dispute with another oil company;
Day 3 with no house speaker in DC, and lawmakers are looking for ways to break the gridlock. A dispute between oil producers centers on a road to Alaska's next big oil project. And cod season is off to a late start after disagreements over the price per pound.
HOUR 1Tom Steigleman guest hosts today's show and talks with Pastor Ron Hoffman who has changed the name of Anchorage Baptist Temple to Mountain City Church. Speaking of religion, Tom S. reviews the story of a college professor who was fired for showing a piece of art that depicted the image of Mohommad. Tom S. talks about how more cases of cardiac arrest are being tied to Covid vaccines. HOUR 2Rick Whitbeck (wearing his Abbott Loop Elementary PTO President hat) joined Tom S. to talk about the upcoming closure of Abbott Loop Elementary.Tom S. talks about the struggles Kevin McCarthy is having trying to become Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, now 0 for 7,.Joe from Midtown Anchorage calls in to give his views on the saga.Dalton from Mat-Su calls in to chat about COVID vaccines Tom Talks about MOA's new alert message systems with Rave Mobile Safety. Sign up by texting "Anchorage" to 67283
In this newscast: The National Climate Assessment is a chance for researchers to share local impacts of climate change, and the authors of the Alaska chapter are asking citizens to share; Cod fisherman went on strike in the new year due to pay disparities; Two house fires in Anchorage over the weekend left one person dead and another badly hurt
A massive bird flu outbreak in Washington leads to an egg shortage in Alaska. How smoke alarms made a clear difference between two New Year's house fires. And climatologists say last month's heavy snow in Anchorage was in part due to climate change.