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While the Alaska Teen Media Institute studio is closed amid the Covid-19 pandemic, staff and youth producers are working from home to continue to bring youth stories to the public.

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Alaska Teen Media Institute youth producers explore changes in sea ice and what that means marine traffic in the Arctic.

For this episode, we’re going to take a break from Covid. We’re going to talk about Monkeypox. While it may be only recently that people have heard of this virus, Monkeypox was actually first detected in 1958 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Throughout the decades, cases have been most commonly present in Central and Western Africa.  Recently, however, […]

Full Show Monkeypox: Interview with epidemiologist Joe McLaughlin ATMI producer Kendrick Whiteman interviews the chair of the Alaska section of epidemiology about Monkeypox. Movie Review: Pride and Prejudice ATMI senior producer Daisy Carter reviews the 2005 film adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice.” Opioid Crisis: Interview with Michael Carson Mat-Su youth Ben Polendo and […]

For this episode we’re talking about Nope, the new movie written and directed by Jordan Peele. Known for his horror movies Get Out and Us, Peele’s new movie follows a brother and sister who own a horse ranch where they train their animals to perform in movies. When their ranch is terrorized by a mysterious […]

When the pandemic started, Wendy Williams was working as a school nurse in the Anchorage School District. Since then she took a contract job with the CDC foundation as the School Nurse Consultant for the state of Alaska.

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For this episode we’re back in the MCU, talking about the latest movie, Thor: Love and Thunder. Bringing back writer/director Taika Waititi, the movie sees Chris Hemsworth’s Thor reuniting with his ex-girlfriend played by Natalie Portman and other characters from the previous films, as they face off against Gorr the God Butcher, portrayed by Christain […]

Hosts: Madison Knutson and Tyler Felson Full Show Interview with Pediatrician Dr. Mishelle Nace ATMI senior producer Quinn White speaks with pediatrician Dr. Mishelle Nace about the Covid-19 vaccine being available to children as young as 6 months old. Movie Review: “Montford: The Chickasaw Rancher” ATMI producer Karl Cranston-Simmons reviews the new Netflix movie Montford: […]

For many people who have had Covid, it isn’t always over once you’ve recovered from the virus. According to a study from the Penn State College of Medicine, more than half of the 236 million people worldwide who have been diagnosed with Covid-19 will experience what is commonly known as Long Covid.

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Last month Covid-19 vaccines were approved for children as young as six months old. For many parents this news brought relief, and for others continued concern.

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Jurassic World: Dominion, the sixth movie in the franchise, brings back the original main cast of Steven Spielberg’s 1993 classic Jurassic Park, and pairs them with the characters from the recent entries for a new adventure.

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Dante Medema is the author of the young adult fiction novels The Truth Project and Message Not Found. A former board member for the Alaska Writers Guild, she has presented at the Alaska Writers Conference and sat as the Writer in Residence at Alaska Pacific University.

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