Justin Ezell Williams of ‘Justin’s Alaska Eats’ Joins as a Host of ‘Hometown, Alaska’
Alaska Public Media (AKPM) welcomes Justin Ezell Williams, a new host of the weekly radio program Hometown, Alaska. Williams joins long-time host Kathleen McCoy and Dr. E.J.R. David, who joined the show in March of 2021. Williams hosts his premiere episode on Monday, August 23, 2021, and shares an ongoing show schedule with David and McCoy.
“We are so pleased that Justin Williams is joining us to host Hometown, Alaska,” states Linda Wei, Chief Content Officer at AKPM. “His enthusiasm and background in the arts, music, and of course our local food scene will reveal engaging and illuminating conversations. Listeners will definitely want to join the discussion!”
A father, visual artist, musician, podcaster, and self-proclaimed cinephile, Williams was born and raised in Anchorage. Graduating from UAA, studying both art and sociology, Williams has applied his academic experience and passion to gain a following as a local influencer. Williams is known best throughout the state as a popular food reviewer, building the brand Justin’s Alaska Eats, which showcases the best cuisine in Alaska while studying the economic and anthropological aspects of the local food industry.
Hometown, Alaska is a live weekly call-in show features in-depth conversations with leaders and decision-makers in local and statewide government, social service agencies, educational institutions, and cultural groups; it broadcasts every Monday at 10 a.m., repeating at 8 p.m., over the air on Alaska Public Media radio, KSKA FM 91.1.
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50 Years of ANSCA
Fifty years ago, as the Watergate scandal swirled around then-President Richard Nixon, he signed into law the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). It was the largest land claims settlement in the nation’s history and a stark departure from agreements forced on Tribes in the Lower 48.