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Backyard Chicken Blogging

Backyard Chicken Blogging

Today we’re talking chickens. Mara Bacsujlaky is a bit of a chicken expert. In addition to raising her own chickens, she hosts workshops, handles them for her job at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

And, she writes a blog dedicated to them. She is a fan.

April 29, 2013

A Dream Come True: Homemade Bacon

Today we’re making homemade bacon.

In his Peters Creek home, Erik Johnson is prepping a massive amount of meat to make some of his signature bacon. This man is no stranger to meat. In addition to bacon, Johnson makes sausage and jerky, both with wild game and store-bought meat.

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April 22, 2013
Exploring Electronic Tutoring at the Anchorage Library

Exploring Electronic Tutoring at the Anchorage Library

Today we’re at the Anchorage Loussac Library for some online tutoring. I meet up with Eva, a junior at East High School. Right now Eva is using a program offered through the Anchorage Library called Live Homework Help to get assistance with her chemistry homework.

Eva has been using the Live Homework Help program for six years now.

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April 15, 2013

A Polar Bear Named Kali

Today we meet the newest addition to the Alaska Zoo: a baby polar bear named Kali. The cub was recently put on display for its very first media photo shoot.

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April 8, 2013
Get Her to the Greek (Food)

Get Her to the Greek (Food)

What’s a Melitzanosalata, and how do you make it? On this week’s Town Square 49 Radio, we’re talking to Laurie Constantino, chef, author, and teacher.

April 1, 2013

Girl Scout Troop Uses Cookie Funds For Unique, Futuristic Purpose

It’s Girl Scout cookie time. The troops sell the cookies to raise money for all kinds of activities. APRN’s Dave Waldron found a troop in Anchorage that uses the funds for a unique and futuristic purpose.

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March 27, 2013
A Commercial Fisherman in the Rap Game

A Commercial Fisherman in the Rap Game

Today we hear what happens when you combine fishing with rap music. Eli Fields was born and raised in Kodiak, and he discovered his love for music early.

Fields is just 17 years old, but he already has a proper studio album in the bag. His debut, Paper and Crayons was released earlier this month.

March 25, 2013
Putting Cookie Money to Good Use

Putting Cookie Money to Good Use

Today we’re selling cookies in the name of science. Girl Scout Troop 9170 is not your typical group.

They go by the name “Electronically Overdressed Senioritas,” and they use their funds raised from selling cookies to build robots.

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March 18, 2013

AK: The Aurora

It’s been an especially good winter for aurora viewing in Alaska, and that’s great news for the man known as the aurora hunter. Todd Salat discovered his passion for aurora viewing two decades ago. Since then, he’s slowly built up a successful business capturing incredible aurora images in photos and video.

March 15, 2013
Barnstorming the Arctic Flight Exhibit

Barnstorming the Arctic Flight Exhibit

Today we’re visiting the Anchorage Museum’s newest exhibit: “Arctic Flight.”

The first thing you see when entering the exhibit is a cherry red 1928 Stearman. And your first question might be, “How did they get an airplane to the third floor of the museum?”

March 4, 2013
The colorful interior of the Starfish Company store in Anchorage.

Alaska’s Lone Bona Fide Art Critic

Today we’re going on an art walk. Jean Bundy has been doing these walks annually for about four years in the Anchorage area. For her, it’s about discovering new and interesting artists.

Bundy belongs to a very distinguished group called the International Association of Art Critics. Only about 400 people in the entire country can boast the title, and getting it isn’t easy.

February 25, 2013
Trout Fishing in Urban Alaska (Winter Edition)

Trout Fishing in Urban Alaska (Winter Edition)

The majority of Alaskans do their fishing in the summer months, but there are some that take advantage of the peace and quiet that winter lends to their favorite fishing holes, which in most cases, are still full of fish.

Currently though, we aren’t catching anything.

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February 11, 2013
Walking for Warmth

Walking for Warmth

The United Way of Anchorage is putting on their third annual Walk for Warmth this weekend. The event began as an effort to aid people with living costs during the winter, and to prevent homelessness.

Meghan Clemens, the project’s manager, says rent and utility assistance together the single biggest unmet need the United Way sees in Anchorage.

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February 4, 2013
Rapunzel, Snow White, and the Little Mermaid dancing to Dubstep

Rapunzel, Snow White, and the Little Mermaid dancing to Dubstep

There’s a new dance company in town, and they’re not afraid to mix genres.

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January 23, 2013
Bingo! Eating Spicy Food for Points

Bingo! Eating Spicy Food for Points

D-43, C-12, Eat lunch at a food truck. Playing “Bingo” has never been this fun.

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January 16, 2013
Hiking Through a Forest With an Upright Bass, in a Cocktail Dress

Hiking Through a Forest With an Upright Bass, in a Cocktail Dress

What does the Rasmuson Foundation have to do with formally dressed musicians playing in the middle of a Sitka forest?

Find out in the full story.

January 10, 2013
Food Blogger Heidi Drygas

Food Blogger Heidi Drygas

On this edition of Town Square 49 radio, we’re making gourmet scrambled eggs with Heidi Drygas, an Anchorage food blogger. Drygas is an attorney by day, and a cook the rest of the time.

Her love for food has always been strong, but her love for cooking came later in life while she was in law school.

January 2, 2013
AK: Ghosts

AK: Ghosts

Haunted buildings and ghost stories are popular around Halloween, but a newer tradition that combines the two has made its way to Anchorage. For the past two years one man has undertaken the chilly task of leading ghost tours of Anchorage.

October 26, 2012
Photo by Sarah Waldron

AK: Beer

It’s no secret that Alaskans love their beer, and in Anchorage it’s showing now more than ever. Established local breweries are constantly expanding and new smaller operations are always popping up. David Waldron recently tracked the adventure of one such brewery.

August 3, 2012
Photo by M. Clark

AK: Birding

May and June are some of the best months to go birding in Alaska. And the city of Anchorage is no exception. There are hundreds of different birds to spot, and no limit to the characters you’ll find watching them. APRN’s Dave Waldron is not a birder, but on a recent spring morning, he found his way into the flock.

June 1, 2012