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Faces of Alaska

Faces of Alaska: Mr. Whitekeys

Alaskans know Mr. Whitekeys as a comedian, a musician and a Spam-loving night club impresario.

Whether you know him from his days behind the piano at the Fly By Night Club, his popular stage shows, or his regular commentary on local television, now is your chance to get to know the man behind the loud Hawaiian shirt.

TV: Monday, January 27 @ 8 PM

January 21, 2014 - 7:00 am

Faces of Alaska: Callan Chythlook-Sifsof

Callan Chythlook-Sifsof is the first indigenous Alaskan to represent the US in the Olympics.

A member of the US Snowboard team since 2006, Chythlook-Sifsof credits her success to Alaska Native values and culture.

January 14, 2014 - 11:51 am

Faces of Alaska: Martin Buser

Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser, has become an Alaskan icon through his exploits behind a dogsled team.

Alaska Public Media’s Lori Townsend sat down with Buser at Happy Trails Kennel in Big Lake, Alaska to talk about what it takes to build a career and business around mushing.

TV: Monday, January 13 @ 8 PM

January 7, 2014 - 1:26 pm

Faces of Alaska: Rosita Worl

Throughout her life, Dr. Rosita Worl has been an a fighter, an anthropologist and an activist. Alaska Public Media’s Alexandra Gutierrez sat down with Rosita to talk about her life, and her hopes for the future.

TV: Monday, 1/6 at 8 PM

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January 2, 2014 - 7:00 am
Faces of Alaska: Holly Brooks

Faces of Alaska: Holly Brooks

Holly Brooks has an Uncle Dennis who fell in love with genealogy and traced her family roots back to the Mayflower. For 20-something Holly, family from the 1600′s is hard to contemplate! But we’ll also talk about the joy of her recent wedding, and… Read More

January 25, 2011 - 6:06 pm
Faces of Alaska: Holly Brooks

Faces of Alaska: Holly Brooks

Holly Brooks has an Uncle Dennis who fell in love with genealogy and traced her family roots back to the Mayflower. For 20-something Holly, family from the 1600′s is hard to contemplate! But we’ll also talk about the joy of her recent wedding, and… Read More

January 25, 2011 - 5:23 pm
Faces of Alaska: Willie Hensley

Faces of Alaska: Willie Hensley

For Willie Hensley, family means relatives who’ve thrived for 10,000 years in the Arctic. It means an uncle who rescues you from squalor and neglect in Nome, returning you to the fold of a traditional Inupiaq family. It means an adopted mother who shares… Read More

January 19, 2011 - 11:24 am
Faces of Alaska: Willie Hensley

Faces of Alaska: Willie Hensley

For Willie Hensley, family means relatives who’ve thrived for 10,000 years in the Arctic. It means an uncle who rescues you from squalor and neglect in Nome, returning you to the fold of a traditional Inupiaq family. It means an adopted mother who… Read More

January 18, 2011 - 5:03 pm
Faces of Alaska: Dana Stabenow

Faces of Alaska: Dana Stabenow

Dana Stabenow is as homegrown Alaskan as you can get. Raised between Seldovia and a 75 foot fish tender in the Gulf of Alaska by a single mom, she was shaped by that woman’s fierce independence and her father’s sense of adventure. Alaska… Read More

January 12, 2011 - 11:43 am
Faces of Alaska: Dana Stabenow

Faces of Alaska: Dana Stabenow

Dana Stabenow is as homegrown Alaskan as you can get. Raised between Seldovia and a 75 foot fish tender in the Gulf of Alaska by a single mom, she was shaped by that woman’s fierce independence and her father’s sense of adventure. Alaska… Read More

January 11, 2011 - 6:04 pm
Faces of Alaska: Lance Mackey

Faces of Alaska: Lance Mackey

Where does Lance Mackey get his toughness? Some of it comes from his family, for sure. On Faces of Alaska, Lance talks about his family’s sky-high ambitions and the strong personalities that shaped who he is today. Alaska genealogist Barbara… Read More

January 7, 2011 - 4:00 pm
Faces of Alaska: Lance Mackey

Faces of Alaska: Lance Mackey

Where does Lance Mackey get his toughness? Some of it comes from his family, for sure. On Faces of Alaska, Lance talks about his family’s sky-high ambitions and the strong personalities that shaped who he is today. Alaska genealogist Barbara… Read More

January 7, 2011 - 4:00 pm