Reporters roundtable the permanent fund protection plan

first_imgRachel Waldholz, Energy Reporter, Alaska Public Media Austin Baird, Reporter, KTUU Nathaniel Herz, Reporter, Alaska Dispatch News, KSKA (FM 91.1) BROADCAST: Friday, Dec. 11, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 12, at 6:00 p.m.Alaska Public Television BROADCAST: Friday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 12, at 6:00 p.m. On Wednesday, Gov. Bill Walker introduced a budget proposal. It includes taxes, changing the structure of the Permanent Fund, and further cuts to services across the state. And all of this just a few weeks ahead of the next session.This week on Alaska Edition, Zachariah Hughes sits down with three reporters to breakdown the budget plan.Listen Now:HOST: Zachariah HughesGUESTS:last_img

Watch these trans celebs share their stories of being represented in media

first_imgTLCThis is what a good hair day looks like eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- A group of trans celebrities have opened up about seeing themselves represented in mainstream media for the first time.Streaming service, Netflix, has teamed up with LGBTI media advocacy organization, GLAAD.They’ve filmed the stories about the power of authentic transgender media representations from Jamie Clayton, Jazz Jennings, Elliot Fletcher, Laura Jane Grace, Tiq Milan, Meredith Talusan, and GLAAD’s own Nick Adams.As the trans celebrities shared their stories, trans painter Rae Senarighi painted a portrait of each preson.[embedded content]Netflix and GLAAD said in a statement they know that authentic media stories and characters are pivotal in creating acceptance.‘This is especially true for trans people, who have either been invisible in mainstream media or portrayed using inaccurate and offensive stereotypes,’ the statement read. Laverne Cox made an important point about trans representation in the mediaActor Brian Michaels has publically come out as transTrans activists are urging a boycott of Matt Bomer’s film AnythingRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : ‘And that’s why when you finally see a trans character that resonates with you as real and authentic – where you can see a part of yourself in the story – it is so powerful.’The #FirstTimeISawMe campaign addresses the need for more nuanced and varied representation of trans people in entertainment. GLAAD’s most recent report on LGBTQ characters on television found only 17 transgender characters out of 901 series regular characters.GLAAD’s most recent film report found no transgender characters in films released by the seven largest studios last year.[embedded content]Share your storyNetflix and GLAAD want people to share the moment they connected with a trans character or story they’ve seen.They want people to share their own stories using the #FirstTimeISawMe hashtag on Twitter or Instagram.This year’s  #FirstTimeISawMe campaign follows on from the inaugural one last year with Black talent and influencers.[embedded content]Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more