All posts tagged: Alaska Public Media

T-rexes, minions and more at the ninth annual Polar Plunge

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Arts and culture

This story was originally written for Alaska Public Media.   Would you jump into an ice-cold lake for a good cause? Last Saturday, over 1,000 people plunged into Goose Lake in Anchorage for Special Olympics Alaska. The event raised around $300,000 to support the team that will be going to the USA Games in Seattle next July. Hundreds of people gathered around Goose Lake to watch participants plunge into the freezing waters. Some plungers cried, […]

UAA goes solar, panel by panel

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News

This story was originally written for Alaska Public Media. Anchorage may not get a lot of sun in the winter, but solar energy is increasing in popularity around town. From the Anchorage Solar Building to the Alaska Aviation Museum’s solar tracking array, establishments are doing their part to go green. Several UAA students recently had nine solar panels installed on one of the university’s buildings. Even though it’s a small contribution to energy efficiency, they’re […]

49 Voices: Nile Morris of Anchorage

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People

This story was originally written for Alaska Public Media.   This week we’re hearing from Nile Morris of Anchorage. Morris is a UAA student and is involved in Black Student Union, Planned Parenthood and the Title IX board. MORRIS: I was a residential adviser at an assisted living facility for people with mental illnesses. I was searching for tools that would empower both myself and the residents. I had read somewhere that yoga was really good, […]

49 Voices: Joey Shugarts of Anchorage

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This story was originally written for Alaska Public Media.   This week we’re hearing from Joey Shugarts in Anchorage. Shugarts moved to Anchorage three years ago from Michigan. SHUGARTS: Moving to Alaska has been a dream since a kid, and I know it may sound funny but when I saw Balto as a kid, it kind of piqued my interest and the Northern Lights and everything. And then I really love to hunt and fish and […]

49 Voices: Jay Stange of Anchorage

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This story was originally written for Alaska Public Media.    This week we’re hearing from Jay Stange of Anchorage. Stange is a math teacher at Dimond High School. STANGE: I was born in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, and I was adopted by a family that brought me to Alaska. I grew up in Juneau and then came to Spenard in 1975 when I was nine and went to Woodland Park Elementary, which is a close school […]