002.5 – Particulate Matters

Episode PM 2.5

Hello Alaska! This week we take you up to frigid ol’ Fairbanks, where the temperatures have just plummeted and the air just turned nasty.

In this episode we talk about air pollution, wood stoves, PMs and personal responsibility. Also, it’s been a crazy busy week! We discuss the damning Alaska state prison review, reporting on victims and the knee-jerk response folks are having to Syrian refugees.

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907’s Own

907’s Own is a well produced glance into a subculture many of us aren’t familiar with. The section on Josh Boots was outstanding and cut deeply into the heart of what it means to be a working artist in Alaska.

For me, the film served as a reminder that everyone has the potential to be far more possessed of gifts than I might imagine.

It’s a little weird that this was produced by Shopify, a Canada-based e-commerce megaglomerate, instead of some gritty local filmmaker.

Whatever. Patronage is patronage and this film has some heart and art to it, I’m glad it was made.

Hey Matt. I mentioned Shopify in this post, am I supposed to disclose that I use Shopify to sell things online? Is that a journalist thing I should do?

Coming soon to a podcast service near you

Matt's parent's dog Cyrus can't figure things out.
Matt’s parents’ dog Cyrus.

Hey everyone. This is Matt. I just wanted to say thanks for checking us out and that, yes, we’re working to get the podcast listed on handy services. For now you can stream and download it from us. We’ll make some noise when we get it listed.

In the mean time, what are your favorite podcast apps? (We’ve already submitted to iTunes, Stitcher and Pocket Casts) Comment below or find me on Twitter: @FDNMpolitics.

001 – Heels and Heroes

Hello Alaska! Welcome to the first episode of a new podcast where Pat Race and Matt Buxton talk about Alaska and stuff.

In this episode we talk about politics, wrestling, dogs and the role of narrative in politics. Plus a special visit from the future and excellent local music by Playboy Spaceman.

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Welcome!

Hi. My name is Pat. Welcome to our podcast about Alaska.

This project is something I’m really excited about and I’m happy Matt asked me to be a part of it. I’m looking forward to learning more about our state and all the amazing, weird people who live here.

Also, here’s a picture of me and Matt so you know what we look like while you’re listening to our voices.

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