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 […]

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 […]