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Zoe Sobel


As a high schooler in Portland, ME, Zoë got her first taste of public radio at NPR's easternmost station. From there, she's slowly moved west -- onto Boston where she studied at Wellesley College and worked at WBUR and WZLY. She's happy to be living close to the ocean again.

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Newscast: 01/10/17

Jan 10, 2017

Senator Lisa Murkowski wants to slow the repeal of Obamacare; a recap of some of the pre-filed bills in the upcoming state legislative session; the National Marine Fisheries Service revises the total allowable catch for the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands; and celebrating Russian Orthodox Christmas.

Courtesy Dr. Virginia Hatfield

The Museum of the Aleutians has a new executive director, Dr. Virginia Hatfield.  She took the reins at the beginning of January.

Hatfield is an archeologist by training. She says she fell in love with the field during an undergrad class called 'Prehistory of Texas.'

“What really sunk it for me was we went out at spring break to the desert and recorded rock art in a rock shelter," Hatfield said. "The desert was in full bloom and I was working with a bunch of volunteers that were anywhere from 30- to 70-years-old and everyone was just happy to be there doing this work.”

Newscast: 01/09/17

Jan 9, 2017

The alleged Ft. Lauderdale airport shooter's Alaska connection; meet the Museum of the Aleutians new executive director; and the forecast for jobs in 2017.

Dave Schneider, AVO/USGS


Two hours after lowering the aviation code for an Eastern Aleutian volcano, it’s back at the highest alert level.

The reasoning? According to the Alaska Volcano Observatory, there was a significant explosion at Bogoslof volcano Thursday afternoon.


Newscast: 01/05/17

Jan 5, 2017

Eruptions dramatically change Bogoslof Island; renewed hope for the King Cove Road; fentanyl found in Alaska; and Congressman Don Young wanted to reign in the Office of Congressional Ethics.