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  • Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy Discusses State Budget and Fiscal Landscape
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    Alaska State Budget

    Governor Mike Dunleavy (R-AK) took part in a Heritage Foundation discussion on Alaska’s fiscal outlook. The governor talked about his approach to creating a budget for his state, which includes…

  • Alaskan Oil Spill News Conference
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    Alaskan Oil Spill News Conference

    President George H. W. Bush talked to reporters about the Exxon-Valdez oil spill. Topics included the ecological and economic damage caused by the oil spill, federal assistance in both…

  • Alaskan Oil Spill
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    Alaskan Oil Spill

    Committee held hearings to review the environmental and maritime implications of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

  • Alaskan Reporter Recounts 1989 Massive Oil Spill
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    The Spill

    On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker struck a reef and spilled close to 11 million gallons of oil. Stan Jones, former investigative reporter with the Anchorage Daily News, recounted the timeline of…

  • Ladd Army Air Force Base During World War II
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    Ladd Army Air Force Base During World War II

    During World War II, Ladd Army Airfield in Fairbanks was a hub for the lend-lease policy between the U.S. and Russia. Ladd Army Air Field historian Mike Ferguson explained how thousands of American plans,…

  • Arctic Region Infrastructure and Climate Change
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    Arctic Region Infrastructure and Climate Change

    The Wilson Center hosted a discussion on U.S. infrastructure development and resiliency in the Arctic. Among the speakers were Nome, Alaska Mayor Richard Beneville, a former deputy…

  • Washington Journal Erica Martinson Discusses the 30th Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Disaster
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    Erica Martinson on the 30th Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Spill

    Erica Martinson talked about the 30th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska’s Prince William Sound.

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    Not One Drop

    Riki Ott talked about her book Not One Drop: Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, which follows the story of the Exxon Valdez oil spill from the time of the spill…

  • Alaska State of the State Address
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    Alaska State of the State Address

    Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy (R) delivered his first State of the State address from the state capital of Juneau. He talked about his legislative goals for 2019, including a boost in the…

  • Senator Dan Sullivan on Alaska Earthquake
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    Senator Dan Sullivan on Alaska Earthquake

    Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan (R) spoke on the chamber floor about the 7.0-magnitutde earthquake that hit struck his state in the previous month. He talked about the response and recovery…

  • Alaska Gubernatorial Debate
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    Alaska Gubernatorial Debate

    Candidates in Alaska’s gubernatorial race, former U.S. Senator Mark Begich (D) and Mike Dunleavy (R), participated in a debate. Incumbent Governor Bill Walker (I) suspended his campaign and…

  • TransAlaska Pipeline
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    Trans-Alaska Pipeline

    The Trans-Alaska Pipeline stretches 420 miles across Alaska from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez, Alaska. Betsy Haines, Alyeska Pipeline’s Vice President of Risk and Technical Support, explained the challenges of…

  • University of AlaskaAnchorage Special Collections 1964 Earthquake
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    University of Alaska-Anchorage Special Collections, 1964 Earthquake

    On March 27, 1964, a 9.2 magnitude earthquake struck Alaska, the most powerful earthquake in North America. Arlene Schmuland, head of University of Alaska-Anchorage Special Collections, featured some images…

  • emBlonde Indianem
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    Blonde Indian

    Ernestine Hayes was born in Juneau, Alaska, in 1945. In her memoir, Blonde Indian, she recounted her life in the native village and the challenges of growing up in a colonized Alaska. C-SPAN’s Local…

  • CSPAN Explores Native Alaskan Culture
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    Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center

    The Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center in Anchorage highlights hundreds of indigenous Alaskan Native artifacts. Director Aron Crowell explained what it means to have these cultural and historical treasures on…

  • Alaska Native Heritage Center
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    Alaska Native Heritage Center

    There are 11 indigenous Alaska Native culture groups in Alaska. The Alaska Native Heritage Center shows how each of the various groups lives and the traditions that are still carried on today. Cultural…

  • First Woman to Complete Alaska Iditarod Discusses Experience
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    Sled Dog Trails

    Mary Shields is the first woman to complete the Iditarod, the 1,000 mile dog sled race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. She shared how she prepared for the race and the challenges encountered along the way.…

  • emThe Fur Farms of Alaskaem
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    The Fur Farms of Alaska

    For over 200 years, the fur trade brought settlers into the Alaskan territory. In her book, The Fur Farms of Alaska, Sarah Isto shared the history of the fur industry in Alaska from its peak in the 19th…

  • Economics of Alaskas Seafood Industry
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    Economics of Alaska's Seafood Industry

    The seafood industry is one of the top economic drivers in Alaska. Jim Calvin, principal at McDowell Group, explained how regulations have helped preserve and protect Alaska’s ocean life. Mike Erickson,…

  • CSPAN Explores History of Gold Mining in Alaska
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    Mining in Alaska

    Miners rushed to Fairbanks after the discovery of gold in 1902. Dexter Coleman, a former prospector, shared the history of mining in the area and the various tools and techniques used to extract gold from…

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