Hello Alaska explores what makes Alaska what it is, how we got here and where we’re going. A project by journalist Matt Buxton and filmmaker, illustrator and small business-owner Pat Race. We’ll be diving into civics, politics, history and just about anything having to do with the 49th State. Find out more about Hello Alaska at HelloAlaska.pizza.
In this episode Matt and Pat get together with Tripp Crouse. Tripp is a journalist who formerly worked at KTOO in Juneau and is now the News Director at KNBA in Anchorage. Tripp covers Alaska Native and indigenous issues and this conversation centers on their work, community reporting, tribal sovereignty, Alaska Native Corporations, systems of oppression, journalism and colonialism.
We’re over halfway through session! This was recorded on day 62 of what will likely be a 121 day session. We look at the work in the legislature up to the midway point and dig into the discussions around the budget and the permanent fund. Lots of clips this show ranging from values statements to the DHSS split to impacts of the pandemic on staff. And some unavoidable legislative antics.