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 […]

For those that have had and recovered from the coronavirus, the symptoms can really vary. Some people are asymptomatic and may not even know they have the virus. But others, like Libby Pederson, had a very different experience altogether. Libby is a born and raised Alaskan who has been teaching special-ed for twenty years in […]

ATMI senior producer Daisy Carter in Washington D.C. for the 2021 presidential inauguration. February might be the shortest month of the year, but that doesn’t mean our radio show is any less jam-packed. This episode features interviews with Dr. Anne Zink, staff at Covenant House Alaska, a school counselor at Hanshew Middle School, plus a […]

While the lives of youth are greatly altered by the pandemic, we are much safer from it than many other demographic groups. So today we’re shifting gears to talk about one of the most vulnerable groups: the elderly. In this episode, we hear from Rebecca Parker, executive director of the Anchorage Senior Activity Center. ATMI […]

We’ve talked a lot about remote schooling on this podcast and how difficult it can be for teachers and students. But one thing we haven’t really covered is how all this isolation affects youth, and how school mental health resources are trying to meet those needs. In this episode, we hear from Cycelia McMorris, a […]

Alaska’s journalists have been reporting non-stop throughout the pandemic, contextualizing case numbers and sharing Alaskans’ personal experiences with the virus. In this episode, we hear from Michelle Theriault Boots and Zaz Hollander, reporters at the Anchorage Daily News who focus on Alaskan health coverage. They spoke with ATMI senior producer Quinn White about covering COVID-19 […]

Sean Schubert is part of the workforce development team at King Technical High School in Anchorage. As Schubert describes it, he helps young men and women to take that next step in high school into whatever awaits them, whether that be college, trade school, the military, or a job. But with the pandemic causing schools […]

Now that Alaskans are starting to get the coronavirus vaccine, ATMI producer Danielle DuClos checked back in with Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer. In this extended interview Dr. Zink talks about getting the vaccine herself, the various side effects people can have from it, health and safety precautions moving forward, and the role […]

A few days before Thanksgiving 2019, Patrick Walker enlisted in the army. Shortly after basic training, a global pandemic began sweeping across the world. Currently Patrick is a combat medic, stationed in South Korea. ATMI producer, and friend since high school, Ryan Danigole spoke with Patrick to talk about how the coronavirus precautions in the […]

Our monthly radio show kicks off the new year with some highlights from “Podcast in Place: Youth Stories From Quarantine,” an interview with the CEO of Bean’s Cafe, an interview with the owners of a local hair salon, and a collection of stories of good news from a year full of very not-so-good news. Hosts: […]