Alaska Radio Reader Rambler
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.