This time last year, the Anchorage School District was struggling to get kids back to in-person learning for the fall semester, while coronavirus cases surged in the community. They ended up holding off on their reopening plans for the fall, but by the spring of 2021 they had phased Pre-K through 12th grade back to […]

Lanie Zipoy is a New York-based filmmaker whose feature film “The Subject” has played in festivals throughout much of the pandemic. She hopes to release it in theaters and digital platforms later this fall. She also created the installation film “Dispatches Amidst” which documents life in and around New York during the pandemic. ATMI producer […]

For our August radio show we hear from two professional filmmakers who make very different types of movies, an in-studio interview and performance from local singer/songwriter Ava Earl, news, events, and more!

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Earthquakes can be a pretty common aspect of life in Alaska. From tiny little tremors that some people don’t even notice, to big ones like the 7.0 quake in November 2018. So for this episode we’re going to dig into the earth to learn more about seismic activity. ATMI senior producer Daisy Carter spoke with […]

For this episode we talk about the new film adaptation of the musical “In The Heights.” Directed by Jon M. Chu, the story follows characters living in the predominantly Dominican Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan as they pursue their dreams. It was written and produced by Lin Manuel-Miranda who also wrote the musical. Our youth […]

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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