Arctic Entries: Talk to the Hand

Arctic Entries this month brings you Talk to the Hand, Stories of Taking a Stand, Getting Scorned, and Doing It Your Way. In the spirit of This American LifeThe Moth, and other storytelling events, Arctic Entries brings Alaskans to the stage to share their personal stories: funny, sad and sweet. At every performance, seven people each tell a seven-minute long true story about themselves relating to the show’s theme. Local musicians perform a few songs as well. Proceeds made from Arctic Entries’s ticket sales go to a non-profit partner selected at the beginning of each season.
  • Fernanda Conrad – Why do you love me?
  • Liszka Bessenyey – No Politicking at School
  • Jeff Lucas – Get the License Plate
  • Amanda Metivier – Facing Foster Care
  • Anne Garrett – The Miracle of Life
  • Susan Maley – What to do with this Bobcat?
  • Shane Castle – Come at me, bro


HOSTS: Sam Bernitz and Kendall Stormo

BROADCAST: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. (Alaska time)

RECORDED: Tuesday, March 08, 2016 at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts



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Eric Bork, or you can just call him “Bork” because everybody else does, is the FM Content Producer for KSKA-FM. He produces and edits episodes of Outdoor Explorer, Addressing Alaskans, as well as a few other programs. He also maintains the web posts for those shows and many others on You can sometimes hear him filling in for Morning Edition or find him operating the sound board for any of the live broadcast programs. After escaping the Detroit area when he was 18, Bork made it up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where he earned a degree in Communications/Radio Broadcasting from Northern Michigan University. He spent time managing the college radio station, working for the local NPR affiliate and then in top 40 radio in Michigan before coming to Alaska to work his first few summers. After then moving to Chicago, it only took five years to convince him to move back to Alaska in 2010. When not involved in great radio programming he’s probably riding a bicycle, thinking about riding bicycles, dreaming about bikes, reading a book or planning the next place he’ll travel to. Only two continents left to conquer!