Hometown, Alaska: Why Are We Here?

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Image source: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section, Demographics Unit

Most Alaskans came from somewhere else. We all had reasons for coming, reasons for staying. And those reasons can tell a lot about our community, and how it’s changed. On Hometown, Alaska, host  Charles Wohlforth will be talking with demographer Neal Fried and UAA historian Steve Haycox about who makes up Anchorage. And we’ll listen to our neighbors, too, about why we all came, and why we stay.

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HOST: Charles Wohlforth, independent journalist and author


  • Neal Fried, demographer
  • Steve Haycox, historian, University of Alaska Anchorage

LIVE: Wed, September 29, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.

REPEAT: Wed, September 29, 2009 at 10:00 p.m.