Tune in to Cook Inlet Region Inc.’s podcast about all the fascinating goings-on behind the scenes at CIRI. Our hosts explore the people, places and activities that make CIRI a success.
Episode 13: Reforming Criminal Justice in Alaska
Alaska is facing a crime problem — on the streets and in the halls of justices. As budgets shrink, the state’s ability to deal with rising crime rates and an opioid epidemic is being tested. Meanwhile, a state commission tackled the task of reviewing whether effective alternatives to mass incarceration could work in Alaska. CIRI shareholder and vice president Greg Razo had the job of leading the commission and ushering its recommendations through the Alaska Legislature. In this episode, he talks to us about the accomplishments and frustrations.
SPC: A Seat at the Table
CIRI’s mission is to promote the economic and social well-being of shareholders. One tool used to gauge whether CIRI is meeting the challenge is the Shareholder Participation Committees – a chance for shareholders to hear from executives and give their opinions on the inner workings of the company. In this episode, shareholders describe the experience.
TCF at 35
Back in 1982, the CIRI Board of Directors created The CIRI Foundation (TCF) to help shareholders and descendants achieve a college or vocational education. Since then, the foundation has tallied an impressive track record. On the 35th anniversary of the foundation, CIRIosity visits TCF and talks to the people that make it happen.
North Wind Blows East, Part 2
Part 2 of “North Wind Blows East” looks at how the North Wind family of companies has harnessed the expertise of handling radioactive contamination to fuel its growth. The company has expanded from its headquarters in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to sites in Tennessee and Ohio, working with the U.S. Department of Energy to help clean up and transform sites used by the government to enrich uranium.
For more information about the North Wind family of companies, visit www.NorthWindGrp.com.
North Wind Blows East, Part 1
CIRIosity delves into the history of the Manhattan Project in part one of “North Wind Blows East.” When CIRI became engaged in the government contracting sector, it acquired a company called North Wind. The company is based in Idaho Falls, Idaho, but its expanding reach has led it to the hills of Tennessee and the Oak Ridge reservation that includes the Y-12 National Security Complex and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
For more information about the History Center at the Y-12 National Security Complex, click here.
For more information about North Wind, visit www.NorthWindGrp.com
Up in the hills above Anchorage, a volunteer organization is rescuing the rehabilitating young moose. Learn about the organization’s triumphs and challenges, and how CIRI land near the village of Tyonek could benefit from the group’s success.