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The mission of the Alaska Teen Media Institute is to provide teens with the tools and training needed to produce stories and with the opportunity for their stories - told in their own voices - to be shared through a variety of media. ATMI believes the teen perspective is valuable and under-represented. The Alaska Teen Media Institute is a program under the umbrella of Spirit of Youth, 501 (c)(3).

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The mission of the Alaska Teen Media Institute is to provide teens with the tools and training needed to produce stories and with the opportunity for their stories - told in their own voices - to be shared through a variety of media. ATMI believes the teen perspective is valuable and under-represented. The Alaska Teen Media Institute is a program under the umbrella of Spirit of Youth, 501 (c)(3).

    Syndromic Surveillance | Podcast in Place #61

    Syndromic Surveillance | Podcast in Place #61

    There are numerous different ways in which infectious diseases are tracked to give us an understanding of how they affect our community. One of those ways is something called Syndromic Surveillance.

    It’s a system that allows public health officials to keep an eye on what’s going on in emergency departments and urgent cares around the state. Alaska has been using syndromic surveillance since 2014 to track things like influenza and opioid-related medical emergencies.  

    Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, syndromic surveillance has been used to monitor the virus and related health effects.

    ATMI senior producer Quinn White spoke with the person running Alaska’s syndromic surveillance system, Anna Frick, an epidemiologist with the state health department. Frick breaks down how the system works, the specifics of personal data that it is and isn’t collecting, and how it’s not as dystopian as it may sound. 

    They spoke on May 23rd, 2022.

    Hosted by Ormund Alaois.

    Music by Devin Shreckengost and Kendrick Whiteman.


    Alaska Teen Media Institute is based in Anchorage, Alaska. We would like to acknowledge the Dena’ina people, whose land we work on.

    Many thanks to supporters of our podcast, including United Way of Anchorage for the Healthy Communities Funding Program and the CDC Foundation Arts and Vaccine Confidence Project.

    The opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this podcast are those of our guests and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Way of Anchorage or the Municipality of Anchorage, Anchorage Health Department.


    RESOURCES FOR YOUTH DURING COVID-19

    Wellness resources!

    Careline: Alaska Suicide Prevention and someone to talk to line.
    Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
    National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224 or text LOVEIS to 22522
    Call 2-1-1 or Help Me Grow Alaska 1-833-464-2527 for help connecting to resources and services or for help knowing where to start

    COVID-19 tips from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention!

    How to protect yourself & others
    What to do if you are sick
    How to cope with stress

    These resources provided in collaboration with the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health.

    • 32 min
    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness | Film Club #18

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness | Film Club #18

    In this episode our ATMI film critics discuss the new Marvel movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and directed by Sam Raimi in his return to the MCU since 2007’s Spider Man 3.

    They talk about the movie’s twists and turns, the horror elements that Raimi brings to it, and how it fits into Marvel’s phase four of its cinematic universe.

    Roundtable discussion led by Roey McCowan.

    Hosted by Madison Knutson.

    Music by Kendrick Whiteman.

    Alaska Teen Media Institute is based in Anchorage, Alaska. We would like to acknowledge the Dena’ina people, whose land we work on.

    Many thanks to supporters of our podcast, including Alaska State Council on the Arts. The views expressed in this program do not necessarily represent the views of our sponsors.

    • 47 min
    Suicide Prevention with Leah Van Kirk | Podcast in Place #60

    Suicide Prevention with Leah Van Kirk | Podcast in Place #60

    Life during this pandemic has weighed heavily on our individual and collective mental health. For youth, things like isolation, anxiety, and grief have added to an already increasing list of risk factors. And Alaska has long since had some of the highest adolescent suicide rates in the country. 

    So for this episode we’re going to talk about suicide prevention. Our guest is Leah Van Kirk, the suicide prevention program coordinator for the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. 

    ATMI producer Madison Knutson spoke with Van Kirk about her work, how the pandemic has affected youth mental health and preventative resources, as well as best practices for providing support for people who are struggling with suicidal ideation.

    They spoke on May 16th, 2022.

    Hosted by Zinn Rogers.

    Music by Devin Shreckengost, Kendrick Whiteman, and Tyler Felson.

    Alaska Teen Media Institute is based in Anchorage, Alaska. We would like to acknowledge the Dena’ina people, whose land we work on.

    Many thanks to supporters of our podcast, including United Way of Anchorage for the Healthy Communities Funding Program and the CDC Foundation Arts and Vaccine Confidence Project.

    The opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this podcast are those of our guests and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Way of Anchorage or the Municipality of Anchorage, Anchorage Health Department.

    RESOURCES FOR YOUTH STRUGGLING WITH THEIR MENTAL HEALTH


    Wellness resources!

    Careline: Alaska Suicide Prevention and someone to talk to line.
    Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
    National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224 or text LOVEIS to 22522
    Call 2-1-1 or Help Me Grow Alaska 1-833-464-2527 for help connecting to resources and services or for help knowing where to start
    Healthy You in 2022: Mental Health and Wellbeing
    What to do if someone I know is having thoughts of suicide    
    5 Common Myths About Suicide Debunked  
    Statewide Suicide Prevention Council (SSPC): Resources and Training
    Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium: Suicide Prevention

    COVID-19 tips from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention!

    How to protect yourself & others
    What to do if you are sick
    How to cope with stress

    These resources provided in collaboration with the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health.


















    Additional resources provided by Leah Van Kirk. 

    • 48 min
    Everything Everywhere All At Once | Film Club #17

    Everything Everywhere All At Once | Film Club #17

    For this episode we’re talking about the new movie Everything Everywhere All At Once, directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, also known as Daniels. 

    When it premiered at the South By Southwest Festival this spring, it was described as “a hilarious and big-hearted sci-fi action-adventure about an exhausted Chinese American woman who can’t seem to finish her taxes.”

    Hong-Kong action star Michelle Yeoh plays that exhausted woman who, in struggling with a tax audit, gets taken on a wild journey through the multiverse. 

    Our youth film critics got together to talk about Everything Everywhere All At Once, how it uses maximalism to tell its story, its unique approach to the multiverse, and the legacy they hope the movie will have.

    Roundtable hosted by Zinn Rogers.

    Hosted by Madison Knutson.

    Music by Kendrick Whiteman.

    Alaska Teen Media Institute is based in Anchorage, Alaska. We would like to acknowledge the Dena’ina people, whose land we work on.

    Many thanks to supporters of our podcast, including Alaska State Council on the Arts. The views expressed in this program do not necessarily represent the views of our sponsors.

    • 37 min
    Raising Money for Ukrainian Refugees in Poland | Zoom Room #30

    Raising Money for Ukrainian Refugees in Poland | Zoom Room #30

    After her husband was stationed in Poznan, Poland, Delaney Clodfelter and their son moved there in 2021. They had no idea that they’d be moving to a country just next door to a brutal war.

    When Ukrainian refugees began pouring into Poland, fleeing the Russian invasion, Clodfelter knew she had to help out. She began raising money to provide displaced Ukrainians with basic needs. Gaining funds locally and back in her hometown of Anchorage, she has since raised nearly thirty thousand dollars. 

    ATMI senior producer Daisy Carter spoke with Clodfleter about her efforts to aid Ukrainian refugees, stories from those who have escaped the violence brought on by Russia, and how her church in Poznan has provided a haven for those who’ve left their homeland. 

    They spoke on April 25th, 2022.

    Hosted by Ada Bjorkman.

    Music by Kendrick Whiteman. 

    Alaska Teen Media Institute is based in Anchorage, Alaska. We would like to acknowledge the Dena’ina people, whose land we work on.

    Many thanks to supporters of our podcast, including Spirit of Youth and United Way of Anchorage.

    The views expressed in this program do not necessarily represent the views of our sponsors.

    • 37 min
    tick, tick... BOOM! | Film Club #16

    tick, tick... BOOM! | Film Club #16

    For this episode we’re talking about the movie tick, tick... BOOM! It is based on a stage musical of the same name, written by Jonathan Larsen. In the movie, directed by Lin Manuel-Miranda, Andrew Garfield plays Larsen as he attempts to break into the musical theater industry. 

    Garfield was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in the film, but when ATMI producers Madison Knutson and Daisy Carter got together to talk about tick, tick... BOOM! it was prior to the ceremony where Garfield did not win the award.

    Hosted by Nico Coltrane.

    Music by Kendrick Whiteman.

    Alaska Teen Media Institute is based in Anchorage, Alaska. We would like to acknowledge the Dena’ina people, whose land we work on.

    Many thanks to supporters of our podcast, including Alaska State Council on the Arts. The views expressed in this program do not necessarily represent the views of our sponsors.

    • 28 min

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