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Reports Highlight High Rate of Violence in Alaska

first_imgValeri Davidson (left) and Walt Monegan (middle), talk with host Lori Townsend (right) on Alaska Edition. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage)Two recent reports highlight the tragically high rate of violence in Alaska. One from the FBI is a revision of how rape is defined in the state. The new definitions have resulted in much higher numbers in a state that already suffers from being the worst in the nation for sexual violence. The second report looks at the impact on Native children from exposure to violence in their homes and communities.Download AudioHOST: Lori TownsendGUESTS:Valerie DavidsonWalt MoneganKSKA (FM 91.1) BROADCAST: Friday, November 21 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 22 at 6:00 p.m.Alaska Public Television BROADCAST: Friday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 22 at 4:30 p.m.last_img

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