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Threshold is a public radio show and podcast that tackles one pressing environmental issue each season. We report the story where it's happening through a range of voices and perspectives. Our goal is to be a home for nuanced journalism about human relationships with the natural world.

Threshold  season two takes listeners to the Arctic. The region’s warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet -- and where most coverage of the area begins with ice sheets and polar bears, we’re starting with people. So we’re taking you on a circumpolar journey. We’re talking with scientists, whalers, linguists, reindeer herders, even Inuit rock stars — and we’re asking: what is the Arctic, what’s changing there, and why does that matter for all of us?

Starting October 1 at 7:00 p.m. on MTPR, season two of Threshold will explore the ways climate change affects the lives of people in all eight Arctic countries.

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Threshold S02 Episode Eight: Oil And Water

Nov 15, 2018
Bowhead whale bones in Utqiagvik, Alaska
Amy Martin

What happens when the thing you can't live without in the short term threatens your very existence in the long run? Meet two whalers in Utqiagvik, Alaska trying to answer that question.

Threshold S02 Episode Seven: Hello Central

Nov 7, 2018
The icebreaker Polaris in Finland
Amy Martin

If there's one thing everybody's heard about the Arctic, it's that sea ice is melting, and that's bad news. But what's less well-known is that some people see opportunity in sea ice loss. This time, take a seat in the captain's chair of a Finnish icebreaker, sing along with a very musical Alaskan mayor, and find out what it means when the world gets a whole new ocean.

Threshold S02 Episode Six: The Things I Can See On The Mountains

Oct 30, 2018
Reiulf Aleksandersen throwing a lasso in Norway
Amy Martin

After thousands of years of tradition, a shifting climate is forcing changes in the way Sámi families herd reindeer. But some climate solutions are also threatening their way of life. This is the story of the Aleksandersens, a Sámi reindeer herding family in northern Norway.

Threshold S02 Episode Five: Just Decide

Oct 23, 2018
Dusk in Tromsø, Norway
Amy Martin

Everyone's heard of Vikings - their daring North Atlantic voyages, their mysterious runes. But there's another ancient culture in Arctic Scandinavia that's much older, and just as fascinating - the Sámi. While the Vikings have been celebrated, Sámi music, language and traditions were forced underground. Why?

Threshold S02 Episode Four: Becoming Arctic, Becoming Human

Oct 16, 2018
Orbis et Globus on Grimsey, an island off the northern coast of Iceland
Amy Martin

An eight-ton concrete ball and a 32,000-year-old needle collection. What's all this got to do with the Arctic? Find out on this episode of Threshold.

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