MTPR

threshold

Threshold S02 Episode Thirteen: Try Harder

Dec 18, 2018
Sisimiut, Greenland at sunset
Amy Martin

18 months of reporting. All eight Arctic countries. So many fascinating people. On the final episode of season two of Threshold, we pull back a little and try to see the big picture. Join us as we bust some myths, travel back in time in a Swedish forest, and search for roadmaps into the future.

Threshold S02 Episode Twelve: Here Be Dragons

Dec 11, 2018
Camp on the Greenland ice sheet
Amy Martin

The Greenland ice sheet is basically a giant ice cube the size of Alaska. What happens when it melts? We spent five days camping out on the ice with a team of scientists who are trying to find out.

Threshold S02 Episode Ten: Nickel For Your Thoughts

Nov 27, 2018
The nickel smelter in Nikel, Russia
Amy Martin

Half of the Arctic is in Russia, and half of Russia is in the Arctic. Oil, minerals, pollution -- it's a web of complicated environmental stories that need to be told. But in Russia, investigative journalists have become an endangered species. Spend some time around a nickel smelter and meet a veteran journalist fighting to do his job.

Threshold S02 Episode Nine: Who Asked You?

Nov 20, 2018
Anna Kireeva in Murmansk, Russia
Amy Martin

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?

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.

Threshold S02 Episode Three: Impermafrost

Oct 10, 2018
The Arctic sun in Sweden
Amy Martin

All across the Arctic, frozen soil is thawing out. A lot of stuff is buried there -- plants and animals that lived more than 10,000 years ago. What happens when a Paleolithic bison bone starts to decompose for the first time? And what does that have to do with climate change?

Pages