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The AnchorED City Podcast is connecting with Anchorage’s soul through her history, stories, and people.

The AnchorED City The Anchorage Urban Training Collaborative

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The AnchorED City Podcast is connecting with Anchorage’s soul through her history, stories, and people.

    BTS: 29 – Not Just Passing Through Fairview w/ Allen Kemplen, Bryan Hawkins & Lindsey Hajduk

    BTS: 29 – Not Just Passing Through Fairview w/ Allen Kemplen, Bryan Hawkins & Lindsey Hajduk

    The neighborhood of Fairview, on the Northside of Anchorage, is considered one of Anchorage’s original four neighborhoods along with Downtown, South Addition and Mountain View.  However, what is less known is that Fairview was once its own individual town independent of Anchorage.
    Today most Anchorage residents don’t think about Fairview too much. In fact most residents only interact with this neighborhood when driving through the Ingra / Gambell corridor that connects the Seward Highway running South and the Glenn Highway running North.
    On this episode we are focusing on Fairview. We are not just passing through on the highway, but stopping to hear about the past, present and future of this community in Anchorage.
    https://fairviewak.org/
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/215963548248/
    https://www.communitycouncils.org/servlet/content/14.html
     
    #anchoredcity
    https://anchorageutc.org
    https://www.facebook.com/AnchorageUTC
    @AnchorageUTC
     
    Resources Used to Make This Episode:
    https://www.alaska.org/guide/anchorages-four-original-neighborhoods
    https://www.alaska.org/detail/fairview-neighborhood
    https://media.alaskapublic.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/BGES-Fairview-Historical-Survey-Final-Report.pdf

    • 1 hr 8 min
    BTS: 28 – First Female Mayor - Encore Episode

    BTS: 28 – First Female Mayor - Encore Episode

    Anchorage has its first elected female mayor. In light of the election of Suzaane LaFrance as Anchorage’s mayor we are returning to a previous episode - S2:E10: Anchorage, Boston, Elections and All Male Mayors – which outlines the city’s history of electing only men to the Anchorage’s top office.
     
    #anchoredcity
    https://anchorageutc.org
    https://www.facebook.com/AnchorageUTC
    @AnchorageUTC
     
    Resources Used to Make This Episode:
    https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/anchorage/2024/05/31/anchorage-assembly-certifies-runoff-election-results-officially-starting-transition-to-lafrance-mayorship/
    https://alaskapublic.org/2024/05/31/lafrance-prepares-to-take-over-as-anchorage-mayor-after-election-is-certified/
    https://alaskapublic.org/2024/05/21/suzanne-lafrance-declares-victory-in-anchorage-mayors-race/
    https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/anchorage/2024/05/21/lafrance-declares-victory-in-anchorage-mayors-race/
    https://www.adn.com/alaska-life/2021/03/01/in-1915-anchorage-residents-voted-on-an-official-name-for-the-new-city-the-name-anchorage-came-in-3rd-place/
    Carlson, P.D. and Bill, L.D., 2008. Aunt Phil's Trunk: 1912-1935  (Vol. 3). Aunt Phil's Trunk. p.74-75.
    Bagoy, J.P., 2001. Legends & Legacies. John P. Bagoy. p. 42-43.
    Tower, E., 1999. Anchorage: From its humble origins as a railroad construction camp. Epicenter Press. p.49-51.
    Anchorage Daily Times, Nov. 3, 1920. Anchorage Business Men and Property Owners Decisively Decide To Incorporate Town. Page 1.
    https://apnews.com/article/election-2021-boston-mayor-f7a18efbbb6068ed947df4c2d75ec500
    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/boston-mayor-race-2021-michelle-wu-rcna4373
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/10/25/austin-quinn-davidson-anchorage-first-woman-openly-gay-mayor/3721691001/
    https://www.adn.com/commentary/article/yes-anchorage-and-alaska-are-rich-diversity-what-about-equality/2015/07/07/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mayors_of_Anchorage,_Alaska

    • 16 min
    ACCEE Fund Series #1: w/ Trevor Storrs, Kathleen McArdle & Jessica Simonsen

    ACCEE Fund Series #1: w/ Trevor Storrs, Kathleen McArdle & Jessica Simonsen

    In April of 2023 Anchorage Voters passed Proposition 14 by a 12-point margin. That proposition dedicates marijuana tax money to child care and early child care education – estimated to be between $4 & $6 million per year. These funds seem to come at just the right time.
    Due to the scarcity of programs as well as the cost of care and lack of high-quality child care means that 51% of Alaskan families cannot fully participate in the labor force. And even when families can participate the costs are high with many child care spots costing up to $1800 per month in Anchorage. In Alaska, child care can account for up to 15% of parents’ income.
    On this episode I am joined by members of the Anchorage Child Care and Early Education Fund implementation team to discuss how the Anchorage Child Care and Early Education Fund is being implemented and the marijuana tax funds used to address the needs of families and child care workers in Anchorage.
     
    https://www.careforkidsanchorage.com
     
    https://www.muni.org/Departments/health/Pages/default.aspx
    https://www.facebook.com/ancpublichealth
    https://www.instagram.com/ancpublichealth/
     
    https://www.muni.org/Departments/Assembly/Pages/default.aspx
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Anchorage-Municipal-Assembly/388908687838651
     
    https://www.asdk12.org/school_board/
     
    https://www.alaskachildrenstrust.org/
    https://www.facebook.com/alaskachildrenstrust
    https://www.instagram.com/alaskachildrenstrust/
     
    https://www.anchoragechamber.org/
    https://www.facebook.com/AnchorageChamber
    https://www.instagram.com/anchoragechamber

    • 42 min
    BTS: 27 – The Truth About Fentanyl - Part 2

    BTS: 27 – The Truth About Fentanyl - Part 2

    Fentanyl is a dangerous drug that is killing Alaskans. In a report released in September of 2023 about drug overdose deaths in Alaska it was noted that “Fentanyl was involved in four out of five opioid overdose deaths, and many of these fentanyl-involved overdose deaths involved an additional substance, such as methamphetamine or heroin.”
    On this episode we hear a series of short talks from panelists at an event titled “Discover the Truth about Fentanyl in Alaska,” that was hosted January 26, 2024, by the FBI Anchorage Citizens Academy Alumni Association and held at the Petroleum Club of Anchorage.
    The panelists are:
    Cornelius “Moose” Sims – Captain Alaska State Troopers, Statewide Drug Enforcement
    Randi Breager – Senior Director of Programs, Covenant House Alaska
    Carlos Diaz – Program Director, Integrated Services, VOA Alaska
    For more information on how you can get involved in addressing and responding to the Fentanyl epidemic go to:
    https://health.alaska.gov/osmap/Pages/hope.aspx
    https://www.iknowmine.org/topic/opioid-overdose-response-kit/
    https://akfentanylresponse.com
     
    Twitter: @FBIAnchorageFacebook: FBI Anchorage Field OfficeInstagram: @FBI (Instagram)
     
    https://www.fbianccaaa.org
    www.facebook.com/groups/624229141091305
     
    https://akfentanylresponse.com
     
    https://covenanthouseak.org
    https://www.facebook.com/CovenantHouseAK
    @covenanthouseak
     
    https://voaak.org
    https://www.facebook.com/VOAAlaska
    @ voaalaska
     
    https://www.anthc.org
    https://www.facebook.com/ANTHCtoday
    @ anthctoday
     
    #anchoredcity
    https://anchorageutc.org
    https://www.facebook.com/AnchorageUTC
    @AnchorageUTC
     
    Resources Used to Make This Episode:
    https://alaskapublic.org/2023/11/20/covenant-house-alaska-battling-fentanyl-crisis-100-drug-overdoses-since-july/

    • 31 min
    BTS: 26 – The Truth About Fentanyl - Part 1

    BTS: 26 – The Truth About Fentanyl - Part 1

    Fentanyl is a dangerous drug that is killing Alaskans. In a report released in September of 2023 about drug overdose deaths in Alaska it was noted that “Fentanyl was involved in four out of five opioid overdose deaths, and many of these fentanyl-involved overdose deaths involved an additional substance, such as methamphetamine or heroin.”
    On this episode we hear remarks from an FBI Special Agent recorded live at an event titled “Discover the Truth about Fentanyl in Alaska,” that was hosted January 26, 2024, by the FBI Anchorage Citizens Academy Alumni Association and held at the Petroleum Club of Anchorage.
    For more information on how you can get involved in addressing and responding to the Fentanyl epidemic go to:
     
    LINKS:
    https://health.alaska.gov/osmap/Pages/hope.aspx
    https://www.iknowmine.org/topic/opioid-overdose-response-kit/
    https://akfentanylresponse.com
     
     
    Twitter: @FBIAnchorageFacebook: FBI Anchorage Field OfficeInstagram: @FBI (Instagram)
    https://www.fbianccaaa.org
    www.facebook.com/groups/624229141091305
     
    https://akfentanylresponse.com
     
    https://covenanthouseak.org
    https://www.facebook.com/CovenantHouseAK
    @covenanthouseak
     
    https://voaak.org
    https://www.facebook.com/VOAAlaska
    @ voaalaska
     
    https://www.anthc.org
    https://www.facebook.com/ANTHCtoday
    @ anthctoday
     
    #anchoredcity
    https://anchorageutc.org
    https://www.facebook.com/AnchorageUTC
    @AnchorageUTC
     
    Resources Used to Make This Episode:
    https://health.alaska.gov/dph/VitalStats/Documents/PDFs/DrugOverdoseMortalityUpdate_2022.pdf
     
    https://alaskapublic.org/programs/addressing-alaskans/

    • 20 min
    S4:E12 – What is Possible?: Necessary / Possible / Impossible

    S4:E12 – What is Possible?: Necessary / Possible / Impossible

    St Francis of Assisi is quoted as saying,
    “Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
    On this episode we end season 4 by considering how each of us moves forward into doing the impossible.
     
    #anchoredcity
    https://anchorageutc.org
    https://www.facebook.com/AnchorageUTC
    @AnchorageUTC
     
    Resources Used to Make This Episode:
    www.brainyquote.com/authors/francis-of-assisi-quotes

    • 6 min

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