Changes on the North Slope (Glenn Sheehan)

Video Shot in: 2022

This is a conversation between Dr. Paul Shepson and Dr. Glenn Sheehan about life in the North Slope and the Arctic. Dr. Sheehan shares his experience working at BASC, the Barrow Arctic Science Consortium, a community-based organization that works to bring more science, and he describes his work at the local Health Department and school district during the pandemic. He also talks about the borough’s declining budget and how it was unfortunate that people didn’t know how to negotiate contracts or deal with huge amounts of money. Additionally, he discusses how the Army Corps of Engineers proposed solutions that don’t make sense because they can only go with the solutions permitted by Congress.