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Threshold Podcast — Season 2 Episode 9: 'Who Asked You?'

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Winfred Obruk points to the lost beach in Shishmaref, Alaska, where the community's playground and fish-drying racks are now under water. The island faces rapid erosion due to the effects of climate change, and residents have voted twice to relocate. They are determined to move as a community, but while they try to navigate this costly and complicated process, the Chukchi Sea pushes ever-closer to their homes." Image by Nick Mott. United States, 2017.
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A lot of reporting from the Arctic starts with ice and polar bears. On season two of Threshold, we...

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Anna Kireeva near some of the Soviet-era apartment blocks Murmansk, Russia. Image by Amy Martin. Russia, 2018.
Anna Kireeva near some of the Soviet-era apartment blocks Murmansk, Russia. Image by Amy Martin. Russia, 2018.

Episode 9 | Who Asked You?

Russia has more land in the Arctic than any other nation. It's also a regime that does not tolerate dissent. What does this mean for residents of Murmansk, the Arctic's largest city?

 
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