Mark Trahant on FIRST PERSON RADIO 1.17.18

Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on FIRST PERSON RADO with her guest Mark Trahant as they cover the fast-moving national and regional news in Indian Country.Paulette Jordan announced she is in the running for governor of Idaho. Many other Indians and Alaska Natives are running for public office, including MN State Representative Peggy Flanagan who is running with Tim Walz in a crowded MN gubernatorial campaign field. 

Mark Trahant is an independent journalist and a faculty member at the University of North Dakota as the Charles R. Johnson Endowed Professor of Journalism, a position he will conclude at the end of the academic year.

In addition to teaching, he has  been a reporter for PBS’ Frontline series. The Frontline piece, “The Silence,” was about sexual abuse by priests in a Alaska native village. He also has been editor-in-residence at the University of Idaho in the spring of 2011 and again in 2012. He taught courses on social media, the American West and editorial writing. In 2009 and 2010 Trahant was a Kaiser Media Fellow writing about health care reform focused on programs the government already operates, such as the Indian Health Service. He was recently the Atwood Chair of Journalism at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Trahant is the former editor of the editorial page for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer where he chaired the daily editorial board, directed a staff of writers, editors and a cartoonist. He has also worked at The Seattle Times, Arizona Republic, The Salt Lake Tribune, Moscow-Pullman Daily News, the Navajo Times, Navajo Nation Today and the Sho-Ban News. Trahant is a member of Idaho’s Shoshone-Bannock Tribe and former president of the Native American Journalists Association.



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