Dr. Anne Zink is the Chief Medical Officer of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. She has been a regular presence in the governor’s nightly briefings on the coronavirus and is known for her calm demeanor and straightforward presentation of the facts. Continue reading

In the second episode of our series, ATMI senior producer Daisy Carter interviewed her mother about being furloughed from work during the quarantine. That was in early April. It’s June now and Alaska is in phase four of re-opening, so Daisy’s mother is back to work. Daisy sat down with her mother for a two-part […]

BLM Protest

On May 30th, 2020 ATMI senior producer Cornilius Nelson attended the Icantbreathe Social Distance Rally, a peaceful protest against police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death by officers of the Minneapolis Police Department.

Cornilius brought his camera and audio recorder along to document the event. Using interviews and audio he collected, he created a segment for our radio show about the event and his feelings on the Black Lives Matter movement.

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It’s our one-year podcast anniversary! But what is more important is what is going on in our country right now. Continue reading


Tasha lives in Juneau, but has been going to school at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. When her campus shut down due to the coronavirus, she was concerned about returning home and inadvertently putting her grandparents at risk of infection, so she decided to quarantine at her sister’s place in Portland, Oregon. Continue reading


ATMI producer Danielle DuClos was in her sophomore year at the University of Missouri, studying journalism and political science, when her campus was shut down due to the coronavirus. Continue reading


After a visitor to his apartment tested positive for the coronavirus, ATMI producer Logan Smith took the responsible step to get himself tested, an experience he calls “very black market.”

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Before Covid-19 was declared a pandemic, ATMI producer Ryan Danigole’s father got a job out of state and the whole family was set to move to Albany, New York. Now that we are in the midst of a pandemic, the Danigole family is still planning to move this summer.

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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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