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Long Covid in Schools | Podcast in Place #64

Long Covid in Schools | Podcast in Place #64

August 18, 2022

When the pandemic started, Wendy Williams was working as a school nurse in the Anchorage School District. Since then she took a contract job with the CDC foundation as the School Nurse Consultant for the state of Alaska.

In this role, Williams works with school districts, urban and rural, on health issues involving students. She provides support, resources, training opportunities to school nurses all across the state. 

ATMI producer Edison Wallace Moyer spoke with Williams about how Long Covid has been affecting youth throughout the state, how schools have been preparing to help students with lingering symptoms, and other health concerns overshadowed by the pandemic.

They spoke on July 21st, 2022.  

Hosted by Madison Knutson.

Music by Devin Shreckengost and Kendrick Whiteman.

Alaska Teen Media Institute is based in Anchorage, Alaska. We would like to acknowledge the Dena’ina people, whose land we work on.

Many thanks to supporters of our podcast, including the CDC Foundation Arts and Vaccine Confidence Project.

The opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this podcast are those of our guests and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Way of Anchorage or the Municipality of Anchorage, Anchorage Health Department.

RESOURCES FOR YOUTH DURING COVID-19

Wellness resources!

COVID-19 tips from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention!

These resources provided in collaboration with the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health.

 

Thor: Love and Thunder | Film Club #20

Thor: Love and Thunder | Film Club #20

August 11, 2022

For this episode we’re back in the MCU, talking about the latest movie, Thor: Love and Thunder. Bringing back writer/director Taika Waititi, the movie sees Chris Hemsworth’s Thor reuniting with his ex-girlfriend played by Natalie Portman and other characters from the previous films, as they face off against Gorr the God Butcher, portrayed by Christain Bale. 

ATMI producers Madison Knutson, Ormund Alaois, and Logan Smith got together on Zoom to discuss how it compares to other Thor movies, the brand of comedy that Waititi brings to it, and whether or not this is the character that deserved four standalone features.

Hosted by Zinn Rogers.

Music by Kendrick Whiteman.

Alaska Teen Media Institute is based in Anchorage, Alaska. We would like to acknowledge the Dena’ina people, whose land we work on.

Many thanks to supporters of our podcast, including Alaska State Council on the Arts. The views expressed in this program do not necessarily represent the views of our sponsors.

Long Covid with Dr. Jeff Demain | Podcast in Place #63

Long Covid with Dr. Jeff Demain | Podcast in Place #63

August 4, 2022

For many people who have had Covid, it isn’t always over once you’ve recovered from the virus. According to a study from the Penn State College of Medicine, more than half of the 236 million people worldwide who have been diagnosed with Covid-19 will experience what is commonly known as Long Covid.

In this episode we hear from Dr. Jeff Demain, an allergist and immunologist with the Allergy Asthma Immunology Center of Alaska. ATMI senior producer Daisy Carter talked with Dr. Demain about Long Covid, its various lingering symptoms a person can have, how it should be treated, and the role vaccines play.

They spoke on July 19th, 2022. 

Hosted by Tyler Felson.

Music by Devin Shreckengost and Kendrick Whiteman. 

Alaska Teen Media Institute is based in Anchorage, Alaska. We would like to acknowledge the Dena’ina people, whose land we work on.

Many thanks to supporters of our podcast, including the CDC Foundation Arts and Vaccine Confidence Project.

The opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this podcast are those of our guests and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Way of Anchorage or the Municipality of Anchorage, Anchorage Health Department.

RESOURCES FOR YOUTH DURING COVID-19

Wellness resources!

COVID-19 tips from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention!

These resources provided in collaboration with the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health.

 

Vaccines for Kids As Young As 6 Months Old | Podcast in Place #62

Vaccines for Kids As Young As 6 Months Old | Podcast in Place #62

July 28, 2022

Last month Covid-19 vaccines were approved for children as young as six months old. For many parents this news brought relief, and for others continued concern.

For this episode we’re going to hear from Dr. Mishelle Nace, a pediatrician in Fairbanks, Alaska who also works as a staff physician for the state health department. 

ATMI senior producer Quinn White spoke with Dr. Nace about the vaccine now being available for young children, concerns parents have had, and how disinformation around Covid vaccines has affected the overall culture of pediatric care. 

They spoke on July 12th, 2022.

Hosted by Nikki.

Music by Devin Shreckengost and Kendrick Whiteman.

Alaska Teen Media Institute is based in Anchorage, Alaska. We would like to acknowledge the Dena’ina people, whose land we work on.

Many thanks to supporters of our podcast, including United Way of Anchorage for the Healthy Communities Funding Program and the CDC Foundation Arts and Vaccine Confidence Project.

The opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this podcast are those of our guests and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Way of Anchorage or the Municipality of Anchorage, Anchorage Health Department.

RESOURCES FOR YOUTH DURING COVID-19

Wellness resources!

COVID-19 tips from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention!

These resources provided in collaboration with the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health.

 

Jurassic World: Dominion | Film Club #19

Jurassic World: Dominion | Film Club #19

July 26, 2022

Jurassic World: Dominion, the sixth movie in the franchise, brings back the original main cast of Steven Spielberg’s 1993 classic Jurassic Park, and pairs them with the characters from the recent entries for a new adventure. 

ATMI producers Daisy Carter and Madison Knutson discuss the latest entry and how it compares to the others in the franchise, as well as the negative reactions the movie has been getting, and their favorite dinosaur moments.

Hosted by Kendrick Whiteman.

Music by Kendrick Whiteman.

Alaska Teen Media Institute is based in Anchorage, Alaska. We would like to acknowledge the Dena’ina people, whose land we work on.

Many thanks to supporters of our podcast, including Alaska State Council on the Arts. The views expressed in this program do not necessarily represent the views of our sponsors.

YA Author Dante Medema | Zoom Room #31

YA Author Dante Medema | Zoom Room #31

July 19, 2022

Dante Medema is the author of the young adult fiction novels The Truth Project and Message Not Found. A former board member for the Alaska Writers Guild, she has presented at the Alaska Writers Conference and sat as the Writer in Residence at Alaska Pacific University.

Her first book The Truth Project is about 17 year old Cordelia who discovers a hidden family secret while working on a genealogy project for school. In her second book, Message Not Found, high-schooler Bailey loses her best friend unexpectedly. To work through her grief, she creates a chatbot, only to discover things she had never even known about her best friend. 

ATMI producer Edison Wallace-Moyer sat down with Medema to take a deep dive on her writing process, the themes she explores in her books, and crafting stories for teens and young adults.

Hosted by Madison Knutson.

Music by Kendrick Whiteman and Devin Shreckengost.

Alaska Teen Media Institute is based in Anchorage, Alaska. We would like to acknowledge the Dena’ina people, whose land we work on.

Many thanks to supporters of our podcast, including Spirit of Youth and United Way of Anchorage.

The views expressed in this program do not necessarily represent the views of our sponsors.

Syndromic Surveillance | Podcast in Place #61

Syndromic Surveillance | Podcast in Place #61

June 21, 2022

There are numerous different ways in which infectious diseases are tracked to give us an understanding of how they affect our community. One of those ways is something called Syndromic Surveillance.

It’s a system that allows public health officials to keep an eye on what’s going on in emergency departments and urgent cares around the state. Alaska has been using syndromic surveillance since 2014 to track things like influenza and opioid-related medical emergencies.  

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, syndromic surveillance has been used to monitor the virus and related health effects.

ATMI senior producer Quinn White spoke with the person running Alaska’s syndromic surveillance system, Anna Frick, an epidemiologist with the state health department. Frick breaks down how the system works, the specifics of personal data that it is and isn’t collecting, and how it’s not as dystopian as it may sound. 

They spoke on May 23rd, 2022.

Hosted by Ormund Alaois.

Music by Devin Shreckengost and Kendrick Whiteman.

Alaska Teen Media Institute is based in Anchorage, Alaska. We would like to acknowledge the Dena’ina people, whose land we work on.

Many thanks to supporters of our podcast, including United Way of Anchorage for the Healthy Communities Funding Program and the CDC Foundation Arts and Vaccine Confidence Project.

The opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this podcast are those of our guests and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Way of Anchorage or the Municipality of Anchorage, Anchorage Health Department.

RESOURCES FOR YOUTH DURING COVID-19

Wellness resources!

COVID-19 tips from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention!

These resources provided in collaboration with the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness | Film Club #18

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness | Film Club #18

June 15, 2022

In this episode our ATMI film critics discuss the new Marvel movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and directed by Sam Raimi in his return to the MCU since 2007’s Spider Man 3.

They talk about the movie’s twists and turns, the horror elements that Raimi brings to it, and how it fits into Marvel’s phase four of its cinematic universe.

Roundtable discussion led by Roey McCowan.

Hosted by Madison Knutson.

Music by Kendrick Whiteman.

Alaska Teen Media Institute is based in Anchorage, Alaska. We would like to acknowledge the Dena’ina people, whose land we work on.

Many thanks to supporters of our podcast, including Alaska State Council on the Arts. The views expressed in this program do not necessarily represent the views of our sponsors.

Suicide Prevention with Leah Van Kirk | Podcast in Place #60

Suicide Prevention with Leah Van Kirk | Podcast in Place #60

June 7, 2022

Life during this pandemic has weighed heavily on our individual and collective mental health. For youth, things like isolation, anxiety, and grief have added to an already increasing list of risk factors. And Alaska has long since had some of the highest adolescent suicide rates in the country. 

So for this episode we’re going to talk about suicide prevention. Our guest is Leah Van Kirk, the suicide prevention program coordinator for the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. 

ATMI producer Madison Knutson spoke with Van Kirk about her work, how the pandemic has affected youth mental health and preventative resources, as well as best practices for providing support for people who are struggling with suicidal ideation.

They spoke on May 16th, 2022.

Hosted by Zinn Rogers.

Music by Devin Shreckengost, Kendrick Whiteman, and Tyler Felson.

Alaska Teen Media Institute is based in Anchorage, Alaska. We would like to acknowledge the Dena’ina people, whose land we work on.

Many thanks to supporters of our podcast, including United Way of Anchorage for the Healthy Communities Funding Program and the CDC Foundation Arts and Vaccine Confidence Project.

The opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this podcast are those of our guests and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Way of Anchorage or the Municipality of Anchorage, Anchorage Health Department.

RESOURCES FOR YOUTH STRUGGLING WITH THEIR MENTAL HEALTH

Wellness resources!

COVID-19 tips from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention!

These resources provided in collaboration with the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health.

Additional resources provided by Leah Van Kirk. 
Everything Everywhere All At Once | Film Club #17

Everything Everywhere All At Once | Film Club #17

May 24, 2022

For this episode we’re talking about the new movie Everything Everywhere All At Once, directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, also known as Daniels. 

When it premiered at the South By Southwest Festival this spring, it was described as “a hilarious and big-hearted sci-fi action-adventure about an exhausted Chinese American woman who can’t seem to finish her taxes.”

Hong-Kong action star Michelle Yeoh plays that exhausted woman who, in struggling with a tax audit, gets taken on a wild journey through the multiverse. 

Our youth film critics got together to talk about Everything Everywhere All At Once, how it uses maximalism to tell its story, its unique approach to the multiverse, and the legacy they hope the movie will have.

Roundtable hosted by Zinn Rogers.

Hosted by Madison Knutson.

Music by Kendrick Whiteman.

Alaska Teen Media Institute is based in Anchorage, Alaska. We would like to acknowledge the Dena’ina people, whose land we work on.

Many thanks to supporters of our podcast, including Alaska State Council on the Arts. The views expressed in this program do not necessarily represent the views of our sponsors.

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