A low pressure system that contains a lot of cold air is locked into place over much of Alaska.
Alaska Native carvers and weavers say they’re worried about the future of yellow cedar.
John McPhee met 32-year-old David Cornberg when the young man went by the name River Wind and was about to travel down the Yukon in an aluminum canoe.
Rachel Waldholz, Reporter, Anchorage
Rachel Waldholz covers energy and climate change for Alaska’s Energy Desk. Before coming to Anchorage, she spent two years reporting for Raven Radio in Sitka, Alaska. She studied documentary production at the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and co-produced the short film A Confused War. Her work has appeared nationally on NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered, as well as on Marketplace and Here and Now.
Rashah McChesney, Reporter, Juneau
Rashah McChesney is a photojournalist turned radio journalist who has been telling stories in Alaska since 2012. Before joining Alaska’s Energy Desk, she worked at Kenai’s Peninsula Clarion and the Juneau bureau of the Associated Press. She is a graduate of Iowa State University’s Greenlee Journalism school and has worked in public television, newspapers, and now radio, all in the quest to become the Swiss Army knife of storytellers.
Elizabeth Harball, Reporter, Anchorage
Elizabeth Harball comes to Alaska’s Energy Desk by way of Washington, D.C., where she reported for Environment & Energy Publishing’s ClimateWire, a job that gave her the opportunity to hear about climate change from coral reef scientists, lobbyists, wildland firefighters, congressmen, coal plant operators and coastal homeowners, among many others. Originally from Kalispell, Montana, Elizabeth is a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Elizabeth Jenkins, Reporter, Juneau
Elizabeth Jenkins calls both Tennessee and Alaska home. In 2013, she studied radio storytelling at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and interned at KFSK in Petersburg the following summer. She also spent a year in Juneau working as a reporter for KTOO. Elizabeth has produced stories for This American Life, Reveal, NPR, Here & Now and KUOW. When she’s not making media, she’s out on the trails in Southeast.
Eric Keto, Digital Media Producer, Anchorage
Since graduating from Ithaca College with a degree in television and radio production, Eric Keto has spent time producing travel videos across the Pacific Northwest, managing a team of editors and shooters in Portland, and searching for the most colorful Alaskan characters to profile.
Zoë Sobel, Reporter, Unalaska
As a high schooler in Portland, Maine, Zoë Sobel got her first taste of public radio at NPR’s easternmost station. From there, she moved to Boston where she studied at Wellesley College and worked at WBUR, covering sports for Only A Game and the trial of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Annie Feidt, Managing Editor, Anchorage
Annie Feidt has spent more than a decade as a producer, reporter and editor at Alaska Public Media. Her reporting has taken her to remote checkpoints on the Iditarod Trail, searching for polar bears on the Chukchi Sea ice, and on the Eklutna Glacier with scientists studying its retreat. Her stories have been heard nationally on NPR and Marketplace.
Jennifer Pemberton, Editor, Juneau
Jennifer Pemberton’s experience as an English teacher, environmental reporter and corporate communications manager converge in her role as Alaska’s Energy Desk editor based in Juneau. She comes to us from Utah Public Radio, where she hosted a monthly program about water issues and taught science communication classes at Utah State University.