Intercultural Alaska: Celebrating diversity & connecting through stories

This week we’re featuring a World Matters storytelling event titled “Intercultural Alaska: Celebrating Diversity & Connecting Through Stories.” Five storytellers share with us their stories of immigration, culture, heritage and integration. All of which help make Alaska such a diverse place to live.  

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SPEAKERS:

  • Amanda Dale – from Alaska
  • Timothy Williams – from Fairbanks and spent time working in Russia
  • Svaja Worthington – family immigrated from Lithuania
  • Sophia Lee – family immigrated from South Korea
  • OMead Rahmanian – immigrated from Iran in 1979

MODERATOR:

  • Kimberly Butler, board member for the Alaska World Affairs Council

HOST: Alaska World Affairs Council

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RECORDED: Friday, March 08, 2017 at 49th State Brewing Company.

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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 alaskapublic.org. 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!