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Alaska Radio Reader Rambler

Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Anchorage Opera

General Manager and Artistic Director of the Anchorage Opera since 2006, Torrie Allen joins hosts Sandy Harper and Dick Reichman on this month’s edition of Alaska Radio Reader Rambler to talk about 2010-2011 season which will include performances of South Pacific and… Read More

April 27, 2010 - 11:03 am
Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Anchorage Concert Association 2010-2011

Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Anchorage Concert Association 2010-2011

Ira Glass (pictured right), host of This American Life is just one of the many highlights of the 2010-2011 season at Anchorage Concert Association (ACA). Named “Best Radio Host in America” by TIME Magazine, the ACA hostsRead More

March 30, 2010 - 2:14 pm
Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Historic Properties of Anchorage

Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Historic Properties of Anchorage


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Alaskan visual artist and director of Anchorage Historic Properties, Gina Holloman joins hosts Sandy and Dick to give an update on current preservation projects in Anchorage, including the 4th Avenue Theater. Holloman… Read More

February 23, 2010 - 11:55 am
Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: The Anchorage Reads Program

Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: The Anchorage Reads Program

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley has been selected as the community book for the fourth annual Anchorage Reads program. Learn more about Anchorage Reads and why Frankenstein was selected was selected as this year’s book  on this month’s edition of Read More

January 26, 2010 - 6:18 pm
Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Wind Blown and Dripping

Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Wind Blown and Dripping

Set in Adak in 1944, Wind Blown and Dripping tells the true story of Dashiell Hammett, as the editor of a soldiers newspaper in the Aleutians Islands in World War II. APRN’s Steve Heimel hosts playwright, Peter Porco and Marius Panzarella who stars as Dashiell… Read More

December 29, 2009 - 4:26 pm

Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Holiday festivities

This month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, Cheri Spinx of the Anchorage Downtown Partnership joins hosts Sandy and Dick to talk about all the festive holiday happenings downtown this season.

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November 24, 2009 - 3:00 pm
Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Catherine Stadem

Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Catherine Stadem

A familiar name to Anchorage theater lovers, Catherine Stadem joins Alaska Radio Reader Rambler hosts Sandy and Dick to talk about her new book, The History Of Theatre In Anchorage, Alaska 1915-2005: From A Wilderness Tent To A Multi-Million Dollar Stage. Stadem was… Read More

October 27, 2009 - 2:16 pm
Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: The Courtship of Zack and Ada

Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: The Courtship of Zack and Ada

Celebrating 50 years of statehood, Cyrano’s 2009 season features five world premieres of all Alaskan plays written by Alaskan playwrights. Arlita Jones kicked off the statehood series at Cyrano’s with Make Good the Fires in March. She returns to… Read More

September 29, 2009 - 3:08 pm

Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: The Big One

Twenty years after the nation’s worst oil spill, there’s a play about it. Alaskan playwright, Dick Reichman joins host Steve Heimel to discuss the The Big One: A Chronicle of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. The play premieres at Read More

August 25, 2009 - 5:12 pm
Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Alaska State Council on the Arts

Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Alaska State Council on the Arts

On this month’s edition of Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, hosts Sandy Harper and Dick Reichman talk to Charlotte Fox about the role of the Alaska State Council on the Arts, how the Council supports the arts and how the… Read More

July 28, 2009 - 1:32 pm

Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Summer Reading

Literary guru, author and voracious reader, Wayne Mergler joins hosts Sandy and Dick this month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler. Mergler discusses books he looks forward to reading this summer and highly anticipated new books coming soon. Listen to Read More

June 30, 2009 - 11:47 am

Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Summer Solstice Cemetery Tour

This month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, Bruce and Audrey Kelley who conduct the annual Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery tour (originated by John Bagoy) join hosts Sandy and Dick to talk about the 13th annual tour, which has become summer solstice… Read More

May 26, 2009 - 2:05 pm
Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Anchorage Musuem Expansion and Reopening

Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Anchorage Musuem Expansion and Reopening

On Saturday May 30, the Anchorage Museum will reopen and kick off more than a year’s worth of expansion related changes. The Anchorage Museum will open its new wing with an outrageous traveling exhibit called Gold. Included in the… Read More

April 28, 2009 - 3:00 pm
Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Time Immemorial

Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Time Immemorial

The 50th year of Alaska statehood has spawned a lot of interesting projects. One of them is a set of theatrical productions at Cyrano’s. Steve Heimel hosts Alaska Native artists, Jack Dalton and Allison Warden, creators of Time Immemorial,… Read More

March 31, 2009 - 6:56 pm

Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Make Good the Fires

Today is the first in a special Alaska Radio Reader Rambler series celebrating the history of Alaska with five world premiers of new plays especially written by Alaska playwrights on Alaska themes. The first one, Make Good the FiresRead More

February 25, 2009 - 2:21 pm

Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Philanthropy in Alaska

This month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, hosts Dick and Sandy sit down with Dennis McMillian, CEO of The Foraker Group. They talk about philanthropy in Alaska, maintaining healthy and sustainable non-profits, and this year’s PickRead More

January 28, 2009 - 10:45 am
Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Willie Hensley

Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Willie Hensley

Willie Hensley joins Sandy and Dick to talk about his book, Fifty Miles from Tomorrow: A Memoir of Alaska and the Real People.

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Program note: Sandy and Dick will return to host Alaska Radio Reader Rambler in February 2009.Read More

December 24, 2008 - 2:00 pm

Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Anchorage Place Names

This month Sandy and Dick sit down with local author Rae Arno for a chat about her new book — Anchorage Place Names: The Who and Why of Streets, Parks and Places — all about the history behind the neighborhoods, streets and other… Read More

November 26, 2008 - 11:00 am

Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Alaska Historical Society presidents

Katie Ringsmuth returns to Alaska Radio Reader Rambler to celebrate the success of the Alaska Historical Society Conference, which just concluded last week. Former president of the Alaska Historical Society, Bruce Merrel recently passed the wand of presidency toRead More

October 22, 2008 - 5:37 pm
Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Alaska Visionaries, Seekers, Leaders and Visionaries conference

Alaska Radio Reader Rambler: Alaska Visionaries, Seekers, Leaders and Visionaries conference

Mayor Mark Begich, Alaska historian Steve Haycox, Carol Comeau, Senator Lisa Murkowski, APRN‘s Steve Heimel, author Jim Barnett, KAKM‘s Michael Carey, and even Senator Ted Stevens will attend the Alaska constitutional conference, “Alaska Visionaries, Seekers, Leaders and Visionaries,” happening… Read More

September 24, 2008 - 2:37 pm