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Midnight Oil

Nov 7, 2019

If you liked Midnight Oil, you'll surely like Cruise Town, a new podcast from KTOO about Juneau, Alaska -- a town of 32,000 people, playing host to over a million cruise ship passengers every year. It explores how Juneau became a cruise town, what it’s like to live in a cruise town and what the city’s future holds...


May 9, 2019

Alaska is on the verge of a new oil boom -- and the village of Nuiqsut is right in the middle. Oil development is affecting Nuiqsut more than any other indigenous community in Alaska. And the village faces tough choices. How do you maintain a way of life when the oil industry is knocking on your door?


May 3, 2019

Midnight Oil is back! Alaska is on the verge of a new oil boom -- and the village of Nuiqsut is right in the middle. Oil development is affecting Nuiqsut more than any other indigenous community in Alaska. And the village faces tough choices. How do you maintain a way of life when the oil industry is knocking on your...


Feb 13, 2019

Alaska’s new governor promised to pay dividends of more than $6,000 when he was running for office. But delivering on that promise isn’t going to be simple. It might not even be possible, because the legislature that holds the permanent fund’s purse strings. What do lawmakers think about Dunleavy’s promise? Will...


Feb 12, 2019

Midnight Oil listeners know that Alaska’s an oil state and that Alaskans get a personal cut of the state’s oil wealth every year in the form of a dividend. But oil prices are way down and the state has a multi billion dollar budget deficit. Our new podcast ‘Paying Dividends’ explores the struggle our governor...