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Alaska Radio Reader Rambler

Remembering Frank Reed, Iconic Alaskan

Frank Reed came to Anchorage in 1915 and recently passed at the age of 99. Frank was healthy and active up to a week before his passing last month, in fact he had been planning (and prepaid) his 100th Birthday Bash which will still take place next December 22, 1912 at the Alaska Railroad Depot. This month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, a tribute and stories about Frank Reed, iconic Amazing Alaskan.

KSKA: Monday 2/27 1:00 pm

February 24, 2012

Dickens 2012

2012 is the bi-centennial year of Charles Dickens. London and all of England are celebrating. Our guest this month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, Wayne Mergler, has an extraordinary passion for and expertise on Charles Dickens, the man and his work. Wayne will take you on a deluxe guided tour of Dickens’ London, so when you go to England yourself you will know all the fascinating and exciting places to go in the footsteps of Charles Dickens, including his favorite pubs.

KSKA: Monday 1/30 at 1:00 pm

January 27, 2012

Alaska State Council On The Arts

Alaska Radio Reader Rambler hosts Charlotte Fox as she says farewell to leading the Alaska State Council On The Arts, but she is leaving with a Major State Arts Event as part of her legacy and leadership of Alaska’s infinite resource..the nurturing of the rich Arts and Cultural life of Alaska.

KSKA: Monday, 12/26 @ 1:00pm

December 23, 2011

“Media with Meaning”, An Interview With Alaskan Filmmaker And Documentarian Mary Katzke

Katzke has beaten the odds to be a successful filmmaker in Alaska–long before the Alaskan film industry started to boom. She is most famous for her documentaries. Mary is currently producing “A Day in Bristol Bay”, where cameras and mentorship are being given to community members to give authentic insight into what life is like for the people of Bristol Bay.

November 25, 2011

Brushing Up Your Shakespeare

This month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, an interview with UAA professor Dr. Rob Crosman, Shakespeare buff and ultra-expert on everything Shakespeare. Learn little-known factoids about Shakespeare, his work, and his still-powerful impact on us today.

KSKA: Monday 10/31 at 1:00 pm

October 28, 2011
Local Mentor Remembers ‘Carnival’ Tour as Child Actress

Local Mentor Remembers ‘Carnival’ Tour as Child Actress

Terrie Gottstein had a unique chapter in her childhood when she was a member of the road company of the Tony Award winning musical CARNIVAL. Terrie still has vivid memories of this very special experience and will share them on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler.

KSKA: Monday 9/26 at 1:00 pm

September 23, 2011
Celebrating the Loussac Library’s 25th Anniversary

Celebrating the Loussac Library’s 25th Anniversary

Monday, August 29 at 1:00 pm

This month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, Toni McPherson and Shane Mitchell share inside historic library stories and what’s happening at the library during the month long birthday party.

August 26, 2011
Kim Rich, “Johnny’s Girl” Is Now All Grown Up

Kim Rich, “Johnny’s Girl” Is Now All Grown Up

Monday, July 25 at 1:00 pm

This month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, an update on Kim Rich, who’s book was national sensation in 1999 and is still in print. Johnny’s Girl started as a series in the Anchorage Daily News, became a book, a TV special and a play.

July 22, 2011
Perry Eaton Goes To Paris

Perry Eaton Goes To Paris

Monday, June 27 at 1:30 pm

Well known artist and Native leader, Perry Eaton, is having his first solo show in Paris, France in early June and will tell us all about this extraordinary experience.

June 27, 2011
“Not A Cappuccino” Filming in Eagle River

“Not A Cappuccino” Filming in Eagle River

This month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, Anchorage-based, independent film makers, Annia Wyndham, Janna Shaw and Eric Hayden stop-by to talk about Not A Cappuccino, a romantic comedy currently being shot at Jitters coffeeshop in downtown Eagle River.

May 31, 2011
Lael Morgan, Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame Inductee

Lael Morgan, Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame Inductee

This month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, hosts Sandy and Dick welcome Lael Morgan who was recently inducted into the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame. Morgan talks about her upcoming book “Eskimo Star” and the film… Read More

April 25, 2011
Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Celebrating Tennessee Williams’ 100th Birthday

Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Celebrating Tennessee Williams’ 100th Birthday

Tennessee Williams expert, Colby Kullman joins hosts Sandy and Dick on this month’s edition of Alaska Radio Reader Rambler. Kullman has written about the international and national celebrations of Tennessee William’s 100th birthday including the events at Cyrano’s in Anchorage… Read More

March 28, 2011
Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Anchorage Reads

Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Anchorage Reads

This year the Anchorage Public Library celebrates its 25th anniversary and the 5th annual Anchorage Reads community book program from February 1 – March 12. Guest Toni McPherson discusses this year’s book – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time IndianRead More

January 31, 2011

Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Everybody Loves Whales

Shane Reeves is just one of the many Alaskans involved in the recent production  of Everybody Loves Whales, starring Drew Barrymore and Ted Danson. Reeves shares stories from the set and talks about “Whales” setting the stage for future Hollywood film production in Alaska.… Read More

    November 29, 2010

    Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Dramaturgy

    Director and dramaturg, Jayne Wegner joins hosts Sandy and Dick on this month’s edition Alaska Radio Reader Rambler. Wegner describes dramaturgy and how she’s using “new dramaturgy” to audition actors in some of her… Read More

    October 25, 2010

    Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Whistling Swan Productions

    Whistling Swan Productions has been bringing great music to Alaska since 1994. This month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, the founder of Whistling Swan Productions, Mike McCormick joins hosts Sandy and Dick to talk about the history of Whistling Swan and upcoming… Read More

    September 27, 2010

    Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Traveling Artists

    Nine months a year or sometimes more, Bill Fabris and Jerry Steichen spend touring the world in different theater and musical productions. Back in one of the many places they call home, Bill and Jerry reunite with good friend Kate Egan in for Cyrano’s production… Read More

    August 30, 2010
    Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Alaska Film Office opens

    Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Alaska Film Office opens

    On this month’s edition of Alaska Radio Reader Rambler,guests Carolyn Robinson and Jack Bonney discuss the grand opening of the Anchorage Film Office at the Convention and Visitors Bureau. For films that qualify, companies that choose to shoot… Read More

    July 27, 2010
    Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Timothy Daly

    Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Timothy Daly

    Timothy Daly is an Australian playwright whose considerable body of work includes the play that launched the career of Cate Blanchette. Returning to Alaska for the Last Frontier Theater Conference in Valdez for the third time, Daly chats with KSKA hosts Sandy Harper and Dick… Read More

    June 29, 2010
    Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: 49 Alaska Writing Center at Raven Place

    Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: 49 Alaska Writing Center at Raven Place

    On this month’s Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, Alaskan authors and  ’49 Writers’ bloggers Andromeda Romano-Lax and Deb Vanase stop by to discuss the opening of the Alaska Writing Center at Raven Place where they will hold workshops, clinics, classes,… Read More

    May 25, 2010