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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.

We take another trip around the world for this episode, to Costa Rica, to hear about how the pandemic has impacted people there. ATMI senior producer Daisy Carter has family who live in Costa Rica. Her cousin Andres Canas came up to Alaska to visit this spring. They sat down to talk about how the […]

In 2001, the Roadless Rule was setup to protect 50 million acres of national forests. The Tongass National Forest, located in Southeast Alaska, is the largest National Forest in the United States at 16.7 million acres. As of October 28, 2020, 9.3 million acres of the Tongass were no longer protected by the Roadless Rule, […]

Megan Edge is the communications director for the ACLU of Alaska. She previously worked for the state of Alaska on prison reform issues and was a reporter for the Alaska Dispatch News.

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Announcing ATMI’s new podcast series, “Film Club” where our youth film critics and cultural connoisseurs get together to spill the theoretical tea on a new movie each episode. So these are spoiler-filled conversations. If you haven’t seen the movie they’re talking about, be prepared to learn far more about them than the trailers will tell you.

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April’s radio show includes interviews with the communications director at the ACLU of Alaska, a former ATMI member about his new musical aspirations, and the program coordinator for Covenant House Alaska’s anti-trafficking department. There’s also a movie review, news, and plenty of shenanigans from our hosts. Hosts: Quinn White and Cornilius Nelson News: Sam Bernitz […]

Rush Hour is a local jazz band made up of high schoolers Caleb Rapanut, Ethan Zawodny, Thomas Myers, Miko Hare, Mark von Luhrte, and Avery Caldwell. Before the pandemic they were practicing together after school, playing battle of the band shows, and even served as the backing band for ATMI’s live on stage radio show […]

[ATMI producer Logan Smith during a roundtable discussion in 2019.] March’s radio show includes an interview with the local jazz band Rush Hour, an ASD administrator talking about reopening schools, a woman’s story about her unique experience with Covid-19, a review of the new Nicolas Cage movie, and a farewell from one of our youth […]

It has been a year since the pandemic forced schools in Alaska to close their doors and switch to remote learning. Slowly but surely, though, students are returning to in-person classes. In January Pre-K through 2nd grade along with some special needs programs returned, followed by the rest of the elementary grades in February. On […]

On January 19th, the Anchorage School District brought its first wave of students back into the classroom. Katherine Porter was one of the first teachers back with them. She teaches special education study skills at East Anchorage High School. ATMI youth health reporter Annika Wolfe spoke with Ms. Porter about what it was like returning […]