Frontier of Change is a new project from KNBA that will bring the voices and stories of Alaska's changing climate to the streets and airwaves of Anchorage.
Climate change is affecting Alaska more than other parts of the country – temperatures here are rising twice as fast. And the effects are serious: the coastline is eroding, permafrost is melting, and traditional animal migration patterns are changing.
Frontier of Change will gather stories from people whose lives and livelihoods are being profoundly affected by climate change. These stories will be made into radio broadcasts, and into special audio tours that will guide listeners through the streets and paths of Anchorage.
But unlike traditional audio tours, these will transport listeners to other places—like virtual reality, but for your ears.
Frontier of Change is produced by Josephine Holtzman, Isaac Kestenbaum, Joaqlin Estus, Frank Chythlook and brought to you by KNBA and Finding America, a national initiative produced by AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio, Incorporated, and with financial support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Wyncote Foundation, the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.