APRN: Alaska News
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Get Alaska statewide news from the stations of the Alaska Public Radio Network (APRN). With a central news room in Anchorage and contributing reporters spread across the state, we capture news in the Voices of Alaska and share it with the world. Tune in to your local APRN station in Alaska, visit us online at APRN.ORG or subscribe to the Alaska News podcast right here. These are individual news stories, most of which appear in Alaska News Nightly (available as a separate podcast).
||Without Necessary Votes, Senate Leadership Pulls Controversial Education Amendment||Over the past two legislative sessions, conservative lawmakers have prioritized an amendment that would allow public money to be spent at private schools. Wednesday was supposed to be the grand showdown, where the State Senate would take a vote on it. The||3/12/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Arctic is Top Priority for Homeland Security – But One of Many||Sen. Lisa Murkowski today pressed the Secretary of Homeland Security to make the Arctic a priority for the Administration, particularly for the Coast Guard. She got no disagreement. Download Audio||3/12/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||SHARP-II Program Under Fire||A State House committee has eliminated funding for a state program that helps medical professionals repay their student loans if they serve poor or rural patients. It’s called the SHARP-II program and clinics say it’s an essential tool to convince phy||3/12/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Low Income Sitkans Fall Through Medicaid ‘Donut Hole’||The Affordable Care Act is a big law with plenty of ripple effects, but at its heart is a pretty simple premise: Americans who lack health insurance should be able to go online and pick a plan, and if their income falls beneath a certain threshold, then t||3/12/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Fairbanks Resolution Endorses Fukushima Radiation Monitoring||The Fairbanks city council passed a resolution Monday in support of state, federal and international monitoring for radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. Download Audio||3/12/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||YK Delta Halibut Quotas Halved||The statewide halibut and black cod season opened last Saturday. When YK Delta fishermen participate in the Community Development Quota allocations this summer, they will see their halibut quota cut nearly in half. Download Audio||3/12/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Shakespeare Is Alive In The Capitol City, 24 Hours A Day||If he were alive today, William Shakespeare would be 450 years old in April. In honor of the event, the capitol city is celebrating with its first Bard-A-Thon, 24 hours of Shakespeare readings for eight consecutive days. The non-stop Shakespeare kicked of||3/12/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Alaska Senate Committee Supports Native American Veterans Memorial||The Alaska Legislature could join the chorus of voices calling for an American Indian Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. An Alaska Senate committee on Tuesday passed a resolution supporting the project. Download Audio||3/12/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Alaska News Nightly: March 12, 2014||Without Necessary Votes, Senate Leadership Pulls Controversial Education Amendment; Arctic is Top Priority for Homeland Security – But One of Many; Program Helping Medical Professionals In Under-Served Communities Pay Back Student Loans Comes Under Fire||3/12/14||Free||View In iTunes|