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Alaska Radio Reader Rambler

The State Of The Arts In Alaska

The State Of The Arts In Alaska

Perhaps you’ve heard of the Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA). But just what do they do? And why are they vital to  health and well being of artists in Alaska? Find out from the ASCA’s  Executive Director.  She will also share some of the exciting details of her job and her personal path to becoming an Arts leader. Get a sneak preview of the Governor’s Arts Awards  as well it’s  history on the next Alaska Radio Reader Rambler.

KSKA: Monday 1/27 at 1:30 pm

January 24, 2014
Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Anchorage Theatre Youth have been having this extraordinary adventure for the last few years thanks to South’s Erin Dagon Mitchell last year and this year David Block is taking West High for an encore. This year will feature an original musical by David Block, the Drama Teacher at West. Find out more about this amazing international gathering of theatre companies, what it takes to get there, and the impact it has on those involved.

KSKA: Monday 12/30 at 1:30 pm
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December 27, 2013
Not Your Mother’s Girl Scouts

Not Your Mother’s Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts still teach leadership skills and cooperation with others, but today’s Girl Scouts also encourage young girls to excel and be interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Girl Scouts’ exciting programming still also includes the arts with opportunities for Scouts to hone their skills with badges in playwriting and the theatre. On the next Alaska Radio Reader Rambler,  meet Sue Perles, CEO of Girls Scouts of Alaska and an extraordinary role model to inspire the youth of Alaska.

KSKA: Monday 11/25 at 1:30 pm
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November 22, 2013
The PAC Turns 25

The PAC Turns 25

The Performing Arts Center (PAC) is celebrating 25 years in Anchorage. This month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, meet arts champion an PAC president Nancy Harbour who has been there since day one. Nancy shares inside stories including some ghost stories.

KSKA: Monday 10/28 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm
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October 25, 2013

The Cost Of Living…Revisited

The original play “The Cost of Living” was based on the experiences of women in our community who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Originally written and produced at Cyrano’s 21 years ago, it is returning as “The Cost of Living … Revisited” with new material. This month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, hosts Sandy and Dick talk with Catherine Stadem, co-author of the original script. Read More…

KSKA: Monday 9/30 at 1:30 pm
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September 27, 2013
The Latest Adventures of Alaskan Mystery Writer, Dana Stabenow

The Latest Adventures of Alaskan Mystery Writer, Dana Stabenow

This month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, Dana Stabenow talks about her Edgar-award winning Kate Shugak series as well as her latest historical novel about Marco Polo’s granddaughter traveling the Silk Road west from China to England in the years between 1322 and 1327. Dana also shares inside stories about publishing and establishing her own ebooks site so fans can order from her directly. Learn about Storyknife, the writers retreat for women that Dana is going to build in Homer.

KSKA: Monday 7/29 at 1:30 pm

July 26, 2013
Sound Secrets Behind Films

Sound Secrets Behind Films

Nat Reichman has worked with the great Phillip Glass as well as Alaska’s own famous classical composer John Luther Adams. This month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, we’ll explore the journey from growing up in Valdez Alaska to being a major music producer and mixing engineer specializing in contemporary classical music and soundtracks for television.

KSKA: Monday 6/24 at 1:00 pm
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June 21, 2013
A Love Story

A Love Story

This romance began on stage when both were cast in “You Can’t Take It With You.” Three years later nuptials are performed on that very stage with a very theatrical wedding. In the meantime, the couple has been in the UK pursuing their dreams. We’ll find out what the theatre scene in London is like as well as planning a unique wedding long distance and share the marriage proposal that had to end with a “yes!”

KSKA: Monday, 5/27 at 1:00pm

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May 24, 2013
Leigh Newman

Leigh Newman

Leigh Newman author of the just published Still Points North: One Alaskan Childhood, One Grown-Up World, One Long Journey Home spent some of her early teenage years hanging out at a local bookstore.  She said, “It was my refuge. I loved that place. I used to sit and read and dream that I’d grow up to be….no, not a writer…but a bookstore owner.” But Leigh did grow up to be a writer.  We shall explore how that happened and other fascinating adventures along the way including her Alaskan training, which taught her to pack light, survive scares aboard her father’s Cessna and elude marauding bears in rising flood waters.

KSKA: Monday 4/29 at 1:00 pm

April 26, 2013
Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month

This month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, our guest is Jane Angvik who has been a catalyst for empowering women and was one of the major initiators for The Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame. She is currently  a major civic leader for Alaskan Girl Scouts who are taking inspiring quantum leaps earning badges our grandmothers  never dreamed of. Meet one of Alaksa’s true treasures and be inspired yourself Monday at 1:00 pm.

KSKA: Monday at 1:00 pm

March 22, 2013

Shakespeare Bard-A-Thon

This month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, Sandy and Dick host Jessica Jacob and Elizabeth Ware, organizers of Anchorage’s first 24-hour Shakespeare Bard-A-Thon. UAA, Out North, Alaska Theatre of Youth and Cyrano’s will each host a 6 hour segment of Shakespeare play readings organized into historical plays, ghost stories, youth and mischief and finally comedies.

KSKA: Monday 2/25 at 1:00 pm

February 22, 2013
Alaska Humanities Forum’s New Olympian CEO

Alaska Humanities Forum’s New Olympian CEO

The Alaska Humanities Forum has a new CEO and she is Alaskan Olympian Nina Kemppel. For the past two decades Alaskans have known of Nina the skier. This month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, meet Nina the CEO and find out about the many exciting programs, initiatives and grants that the Alaska Humanities Forum supports.

January 25, 2013
Snap Decisions

Snap Decisions

Alaska news photographer for over 30 years, Jim Lavrakas is an Anchorage icon. He joins hosts Sandy and Dick on this month’s edition of Alaska Radio Reader Rambler to discuss his new book “Snap Decisions” and how he used Kickstarter to fund it.

KSKA: Monday 12/31 at 1:00 pm

December 28, 2012
Writing “To Russia With Love”

Writing “To Russia With Love”

Vic Fischer is back for another edition of Alaska Radio Reader Rambler to talk about his memoir “To Russia With Love, An Alaskan’s Journey,” this time with co-author Charles Wohlforth. Discussing how they turned interviews and Fischer family letters in book pages, this month’s program focuses on the creative process behind writing Vic’s autobiography and how it came to be.

KSKA: 11/26 at 1:00 pm

November 23, 2012
Vic Fischer, Koni Wolf and Lothar Wloch stand on the frozen Arctic Ocean near Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay oil field. The 1975 trip fulfilled a lifelong dream of seeing the Arctic together. Photo courtesy Vic Fischer, “To Russia With Love.”

To Russia With Love, An Alaskan’s Journey

This month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, Alaska Constitutional Convention delegate, Vic Fischer joins host Sandy Harper to give listeners a sneak peek at his long anticipated memoir “To Russia With Love, An Alaskan’s Journey. Alaska Radio Reader Rambler predicts To Russia With Love will be a national best seller with rave reviews in the New York Times.

KSKA: Monday 10/29 1:00 pm

October 26, 2012
The Alaska Pilot Project

The Alaska Pilot Project

Already one of the most generous film tax incentive programs in the country, the Alaska Film Incentive Program will receive a boost in July allowing movie makers to receive a 50 percent credit on all wages paid to Alaskan writers, producers and directors. This development spurred Affinityfilms, Inc., a nonprofit educational media production company based in Anchorage to create the Alaska Pilot Project. The project aims at to educate local writers in the craft of writing for television with the ultimate goal of launching a television series set in and filmed in Alaska.

KSKA: Monday at 1:00 pm

September 21, 2012
Celebrating Czech Culture in Alaska

Celebrating Czech Culture in Alaska

This month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, Frank Nosek and Wayne Mergler from the Czech-Alaska Society join us to talk about the Czech community in Alaska, Czech culture and celebrating Miloš Forman’s 80th birthday in Anchorage. Best known for his Oscar award winning films, One flew Over Cuckoo’s Nest and Amadeus, Forman’s films will be distributed to Czech consulates across America. The Czech-Alaska Society will host a free showing of one of his earlier films, Black Peter on September 29 at the Anchorage Museum.

KSKA: Monday 8/27 at 1:00 pm

August 24, 2012

A Conversation with Renaissance Theatre Artist Ed Bourgeois

Producer, director, actor, playwright, former Artistic Director at the Anchorage Opera, Elvis impersonator back in his Mr. Whitekeys days and the public face of Art Matters, Ed Bourgeois joins us for Alaska Radio Reader Rambler this month. Ed is currently directing and appearing at Cyrano’s for the National Premiere of  Gold Rush Girls inspired by Lael Morgans Classic Alaskan book Gold Rush Girls.

KSKA: Monday at 1:00 pm

July 27, 2012
Carol Schwartz, organizer, Kachemak Bay Writers Conference

Kachemack Bay Writers Conference 2012

Alaska Radio Reader Rambler should be called Alaska Radio Writers Rambler this month as we talk about the premier Kachemack Bay Writers Conference in Homer with Former Alaska State Writer Laureate Nancy Lord and conference organizer Carol Swartz. If you are a writer or ever wanted to be a writer, there is no where else to be in June. The keynote guest of honor is National Book Award Winner, author of the classic Arctic Dreams, Barry Lopez. Learn more about Barry Lopez and and the exciting line up that awaits you.

KSKA: Monday 4/30 at 1:00 pm

April 27, 2012
Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame & Women’s History Month

Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame & Women’s History Month

Since 2009 the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame has been recognizing women who have helped shape Alaska at an induction ceremony held every March during Women’s History Month. AWHF steering committee member, Jane Angvik joins hosts Sandy and Dick on this month’s edition of Alaska Radio Reader Rambler to talk about the Class of 2012 and how you can nominate an Alaska woman to become a member.

KSKA: Monday 3/26 at 1:00 pm

March 26, 2012