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Dave Waldron, APRN - Anchorage

AK: Stalking the ultimate Halloween movie

AK: Stalking the ultimate Halloween movie

Hallow's Eve is almost here, and it’s safe to say that most of us have our costumes and candy ready. But what about something to watch? A scary movie can complete a haunted house or be the perfect past time between trick-or-treaters. We tap the expertise of a film junkie in search of the ultimate Halloween flick. Download Audio:
October 30, 2015
AK: Alaska ice hockey player Zoe Hickel turns pro

AK: Alaska ice hockey player Zoe Hickel turns pro

Earlier this year it was announced that National Women’s Hockey League would begin its first season this fall. The move is huge for women hockey players, who until now had little to no options to pursue their careers past the college level. One of the women who will be playing in the NWHL’s inaugural season is a born-and-raised Alaskan. Download Audio:
September 11, 2015
49 Voices: Mike McCormick of Eagle River

49 Voices: Mike McCormick of Eagle River

This week, we're talking with Mike McCormick, the founder and co-owner of Whistling Swan Productions in Anchorage. Download Audio:
September 11, 2015
49 Voices: Zach Carothers of Portugal. The Man

49 Voices: Zach Carothers of Portugal. The Man

Zach Carothers is the bass player for Portugal. the Man. The band formed in Alaska, but now resides in Portland. Currently, they're in LA recording material for their 8th studio album. Carothers says he originally played lead guitar, but his fellow band mates talked him into playing bass. Download Audio:
August 14, 2015
Urban Gardening In Anchorage

Urban Gardening In Anchorage

Today, we’re urban gardening. The time to garden is now, and Anchorage resident Tikaan Galbreath can’t wait to dig into his soil. Download Audio
April 20, 2015
New Technology Proves Vital To Alaska's National Weather Service Forecasters

New Technology Proves Vital To Alaska’s National Weather Service Forecasters

Today we’re doing the weather. Dave Snider is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. He does a daily statewide forecast for public television stations. The final product you see is full of graphics, but inside the massive TV studio it’s just Snider and a single green screen. Download Audio
March 2, 2015
Salmon Sisters Meld East Coast Education With Commercial Fishing Roots

Salmon Sisters Meld East Coast Education With Commercial Fishing Roots

Today we meet a pair of Alaskans who run the business Salmon Sisters. Emma and Claire Laukitis were born and raised on the Aleutian Islands near False Pass. Emma says it was quiet and simple upbringing. Download Audio
February 17, 2015
Social Entrepreneurs Driving Innovation

Social Entrepreneurs Driving Innovation

Today we’re innovating. If you head up to the fourth floor of the Loussac Library on just about any given day, you’ll find a number of different groups working in the innovation lab. Download Audio
February 3, 2015
Christmas Music with Spencer Shroyer, aka DJ Spencer Lee

Christmas Music with Spencer Shroyer, aka DJ Spencer Lee

Today we’re playing Christmas music. Now, we could spend time talking about the songs you’ve already heard a hundred times, or we could do something different. Don’t get me wrong we like the classics, but today we’re going to uncover some Christmas gems. And to do that I’ve brought in Town Square 49 regular Spencer Shroyer, aka DJ Spencer Lee. Listen Now:
December 22, 2014

Girl Scouts of America And The Digital Cookie Program

Today we’re trying to sell cookies online. Last week the Girl Scouts of America announced that in 2015 they will introduce the Digital Cookie program. The program will allow Girl Scouts to sell their cookies online. The only problem? Alaska won’t be participating. Download Audio
December 16, 2014
Buying A Landmark

Buying A Landmark

Today we’re buying a landmark, trying to anyway. Kim Sollien is the Mat Su Program Director for Great Land Trust, a conservation group. She said they didn't realize the Butte was privately owned until just this year. Download Audio
December 1, 2014
Finding the Perfect Thanksgiving Wine

Finding the Perfect Thanksgiving Wine

Today we’re planning Thanksgiving. Now, a lot of time energy goes into what we eat for Thanksgiving, but what about what we drink? Download Audio
November 24, 2014
The Art of the Murder Mystery

The Art of the Murder Mystery

Today: murder. Don’t worry, nobody's actually getting killed. This week we’re planning a murder mystery party. And for it, I’ve enlisted Elisa Hitchcock and Kimberly Gray. They've been hosting murder mystery parties for more than 20 years. Listen now:
October 30, 2014
Attack Ads…With A Twist

Attack Ads…With A Twist

It seems to be fairly universal that everyone is growing weary of the constant barrage of attack ads. To help us lighten the mood a bit as we race to the November 4th finish line, KSKA’s Dave Waldron found a way to bring levity to the attack. Download Audio
October 20, 2014
Banned Books Week: 'Captain Underpants' Tops List Filled With Literary Classics

Banned Books Week: ‘Captain Underpants’ Tops List Filled With Literary Classics

Sunday marked the beginning of banned books week, and Loussac Librarian Stacia McGourty says this week is a huge deal for her profession. Download Audio
September 23, 2014
First-Time Forager's Hunt For Mushrooms In Alaska's Urban Wilderness

First-Time Forager’s Hunt For Mushrooms In Alaska’s Urban Wilderness

Today we’re hunting for mushrooms. Now you may have heard radio stories about mushroom foragers or mushroom experts, but Heidi Drygas is neither of those. Drygas writes the food blog Chena Girl Cooks, and she's harvested just about everything Alaska has to offer, but mushrooms have always been the last thing on her list. Download Audio
September 15, 2014

‘The Sand Lake Boys’

Today we hear a story from Mike Byers, a writer for the website “Growing Up Anchorage.” The site focuses on tales from the early days of Alaska’s largest city. Mike’s story is titled “The Sand Lake Boys.” Download Audio
September 9, 2014
An Alaskan Twist on an Elegant Dish

An Alaskan Twist on an Elegant Dish

Today we’re making caviar Alaska style; made from salmon roe. Natasha Price writes the food and crafts blog Alaska Knit Nat, and she recently posted a how-to guide for making salmon caviar. It’s a family recipe, and one that Natasha didn’t really like growing up.
July 28, 2014
From Photojournalism to Fine Art

From Photojournalism to Fine Art

Today we’re going on a ride along with a photojournalist. Loren Holmes works for the newly rebranded Alaska Dispatch News. Both Holmes' father and grandfather were photographers.
July 21, 2014
A Fresh Take on Community Gardening

A Fresh Take on Community Gardening

Today we’re exploring a new kind of community gardening. GeorgeAnne Sprinkle works for the Alaska Community Action on Toxics, and recently started a community garden project called “Yarducopia."
July 7, 2014