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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.

Though born in Louisiana, rapper Fairview Treezy grew up in Alaska. He started rapping in high school and hasn’t stopped since. At 22 years old, his track “Freestlye” has over a million streams on Spotify. ATMI producer Karl Cranston-Simmons spoke with Treezy to talk about how being raised in Alaska has influenced his music, other […]

At 18 years old, singer/songwriter Ava Earl is set to release her fourth studio album, “The Roses” in July 2021. Initially planned for a 2020 release, but delayed due to the pandemic, the album was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee.

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In the Hulu documentary series “Sasquatch” Alaska-born documentarian David Holthouse investigates a decades-old rumor he heard while working on a marijuana farm in Northern California. Three men brutally murdered… by Bigfoot. His investigation not only looked into the legends of Bigfoot and the people that devoted their lives to finding the creature, but also the […]

July’s radio show segments range from topics like LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness to rap music, Covid-19, documentary filmmaking, and more!

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Chris Waythomas is a research geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. He has been working as a geologist in Alaska since 1977 and in 1992 moved to Anchorage to work at the volcano observatory.

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Coleman Cutchins is a clinical pharmacist with the Alaska Department of Health. He had only been working for the state for about two months when the pandemic hit. Due to his background in the medical field, Cutchins was brought on board as part of the state’s public health leadership team on Covid-19. Youth health reporter […]

When David Holthouse was working on a marijuana farm in Northern California in the early 1990’s, he overheard a disturbing story. Three men were brutally murdered … by Bigfoot. Decades later, now a renowned documentarian, Holthouse set out to learn what really happened to those men. Was it truly Bigfoot? Or something even more sinister? […]

Listen: Apple Podcasts Spotify Soundcloud Patreon 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 Rosey Robards and Nat Herz. The views expressed in this program do not necessarily represent the views of our […]

For this episode, we’re doing something a little different. We’re hearing from Ryan Welch, one of the co-creators and writers of the Hulu comedy series “Ramy.” He was also born and raised in Alaska! The series stars comedian Ramy Yousef, playing a fictional version of himself, the son of Egyptian immigrants, navigating life as a […]

For our June radio show, we have some new voices to the ATMI crew. Joining recurring co-host Quinn White, is new producer Zinn Rogers, who actually did some work with ATMI years ago. And reporting from Sitka, news headlines are provided by new producer Karl Cranston-Simmons.

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