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Life Informed.

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    The first recommendations from Gov. Bill Walker’s climate task force run the gamut — from putting a price on carbon to supporting a more diversified economy and improving how climate change is taught in schools. Listen now

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    The cultures of Puerto Ricans living in the Bronx and Alaska Natives may seem worlds apart. But a new production from the Alaska Native Heritage Center will shed light on some surprising similarities. Listen now

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    Sheila Newman, with the Army Corps’ Alaska District, said the agency recognizes that Pebble is not an average project proposal — it has a long history in Alaska, so the agency is trying to make adjustments for that. Listen now

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    Cady Lister, chief economist for the Alaska Energy Authority, says that communities and rural utilities need to rely less on grants and look more to loans.

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    On Wednesday, Dolores Hunter vs. Phillip Morris USA went to trial for the third time in seven years. The trial could have wide-reaching implications for the tobacco company. Listen now

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    The former chief executive of an Alaska company working on a massive fiber optic project in the Arctic is charged with committing fraud while she led the company. Listen now

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    Charges: Ex-Quintillion CEO duped investors in Arctic broadband project; Senate votes down further increasing PFD amounts; Rep. Kito will no longer commit to voting with Alaska House majority; Draft Walker climate policy urges Alaska to transition away from fossil fuels; Technology helping small communities cut high energy costs, conference organizer says; Opening statements begin in Bethel tobacco trial; 16 teams depart Kobuk 440 start in Kotzebue; "A Tale of Two Tricksters" pairs Alaska Native and Puerto Rican traditions Listen now

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    Sixteen dog teams took off from Kotzebue this afternoon at the start of the 2018 Kobuk 440. Listen now

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    The vote came after the Senate defeated 24 proposed amendments, including one that would have raised permanent fund dividends to the full amount. Listen now

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    “The bottom line was the National Rifle Association wasn’t willing to support a bill that allowed the ex-parte order to seize weapons,” Rep. Matt Claman said. Listen now

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    He will continue to serve as the chairman of the Legislative Council and the House Labor and Commerce Committee. Listen now

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    About 400 people from around Alaska and elsewhere converged on the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center this week to talk about how residents of the state’s rural and remote communities can reduce high energy costs during the 20th Rural Energy Conference. Listen now

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    The community of Haines is already doing a lot to promote less waste, but this Earth Day a recycling organization in the Southeast Alaska town is trying to take it to a whole new level. Listen now

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    This week we’re hearing from Jerry Ross in Anchorage. Ross coaches runners with the Alaska Endurance Project and is part of a group of runners racing in this year's Boston Marathon. Listen now

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    "I think it is so important, it is so imperative, that this investigation be allowed to go forward," Murkowski said. "And it will take the course that it will take." She didn't commit to supporting a bill to protect Mueller from dismissal. Listen now

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    Ted Steven International Airport in Anchorage is the fifth busiest hub for air cargo in the world.

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    Most of the meeting focused on the draft climate change policy the team released on April 12th. It includes recommendations to reduce carbon emissions in Alaska by 2030, diversify the state economy beyond fossil fuels and mobilize funding from government and the private sector for climate change adaptation. Listen now

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    Iditarod runner-up Nicolas Petit leads this year's Kobuk 440. He was first into the Ambler checkpoint this morning. Listen now

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    Murkowski: Mueller investigation must continue; Senate passes its version of state budget after charged debate; Senate Medicaid budget cut likely won’t decrease spending; House Judiciary chair says there won’t be a gun control law this session; Task force meets to discuss first draft of state climate change policy; How do you keep developing rural energy projects in a fiscal drought? More loans.; Fairbanks standing-room-only crowd tells Assembly: don’t demo rec center; Nic Petit first to Ambler in Kobuk 440; AK: Haines recycling group promotes zero waste as part of Earth Week events; 49 Voices: Jerry Ross of Anchorage Listen now

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    Most people agree that we need to aim for more resilient infrastructure and communities to effectively respond to climate change.  But what are the first steps toward getting there?  Your chance to talk it over with two expert panelists is coming up on the next "Talk of Alaska:"  an ecologist who has documented what is actually happening with endangered species, and an experimenter who locked himself in a closed environment for two years.

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