Eran Hood (49) speaks with collaborator Gabriel Wolken (45) about avalanche hazards in Juneau, Alaska, even as climate change turns much of that snow to rain. Eran tells the story of electricity prices jumping 500% in one day when an avalanche caused the city to briefly switch to diesel.

This interview was recorded in collaboration with StoryCorps.Recorded by Jessie Robertson on February 20, 2018 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in Fairbanks, Alaska. Edited by Kelsey Skonberg.

Music: “Arctic Evening” by Marcel du Preez

Alaska Voices
Welcoming a newborn just before an avalanche cuts power