You could say that skeleton building is in his bones. Lee Post's articulated creations can be found in museums and visitor centers across Alaska and the Lower 48. Every summer, Post guides students at the Peterson Bay Field Station through a mystery bone-building project.
Follow 12 amateur bakers in THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW. In Season Two, the competitors will match talents as they bake their way to the top. They will bake breads, desserts, pies, and so many more mouth-watering recipes. Their first hurdle: cake.
THE CIVIL WAR, the award-winning film produced and directed by Ken Burns, will be rebroadcast over five consecutive nights in September. The broadcast, which coincides with the 25th anniversary of the series’ initial broadcast in September 1990, will present for the first time a newly restored high-definition version.
Walt Disney was uniquely adept at art as well as commerce, a master filmmaker who harnessed the power of technology and storytelling. This new two-part, four-hour AMERICAN EXPERIENCE - WALT DISNEY examines Disney’s complex life and enduring legacy. It features rare archival footage from the Disney vaults, scenes from some of his greatest films, and interviews with biographers, animators and artists who worked on early films, including Snow White, and the designers who helped turn his dream of Disneyland into reality.
Even though Spanish is widely spoken in Alaska, coming from a Spanish-speaking country is not as easy as it seems. At least it wasn't for Kimberly Mejía Gúzman and her family, who moved from Guatemala, in Central America, to Anchorage, about one year ago. Driven by the hope for new and better opportunities, Kimberly's family soon discovered how difficult it is to adapt to a new lifestyle so far away from home.
RICK STEVES' FESTIVE EUROPE captures Europeans doing what they do so expertly - celebrating the good life. In this lively half-hour special, Rick experiences the pleasures of Andalucia, ventures into the reveller-filled Parisian streets on Bastille Day, takes in the royal pageantry in London, wanders through a Venetian palace, runs with the bulls in Pamplona, dines at an exclusive mens' club in Basque country, embraces high culture in Vienna, enjoys the lovable chaos of Naples, and walks the final stretch of the Camino di Santiago in Spain.
Given the popularity of this program, we've decided to air it again Saturday, August 15, 9:00 p.m. Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the landmark series in September 2015 with this in-depth overview of the iconic documentary. See video clips and interviews with Ken Burns, Geoffrey Ward, Ric Burns, Buddy Squires and others.
Explore warm, toasty, small bakeries from Massachusetts to Alaska in A FEW GREAT BAKERIES. Find out how a business that makes cakes, pies, bread and bagels can become a neighborhood landmark. Celebrate beautiful icing, gooey treats and skillful bakers. And enjoy a trip to Juneau's Silverbow Bakery, one of the most popular and best-known bakeries in the Last Frontier.
Join Ian McKellen as Freddie and Derek Jacobi as Stuart as they embark on a new season of humorous mishaps, hideous break-ups and heart-warming make-ups in VICIOUS. With Frances de la Tour as their old friend Violet and Iwan Rheon as their neighbor Ash.
Today we’ll be discussing the changing role of the military in Alaska. The state has unique training grounds and conditions, and that’s no small part of why it hosts the kind of large-scale exercises we’ve seen this summer. But recently announced reductions in Army personnel at Joint-Base Elmendorf-Richardson in the years ahead, as well as a growing focus on the Pacific theater are complicating Alaska’s place in the military.
KSKA: Friday, August 7, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 8, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, August 7, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 8, at 6:00 p.m.
FILM SCHOOL SHORTS return to Alaska Public Media starting Thursday, August 6 at 10:30 p.m. This very well may be our best season yet. Whether it’s a touching comedy set to a Harry Nilsson soundtrack (Humpty) or a gripping period drama that took home the Gold at the 2014 Student Academy Awards (Above the Sea), these colorful and provocative short films rival the latest multiplex features … in a fraction of the time.
Martin Clunes (“Doc Martin”) stars as world-famous author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in ARTHUR & GEORGE a three-part adaptation of Julian Barnes’ acclaimed novel, which follows the separate but intersecting lives of two men: a half-Indian son of a vicar who is framed for a crime he may not have committed and Doyle, who investigates the case.
This week, we’ll be talking with two Anchorage mayors about two recessions. With us are Tom Fink, who took over the reigns of Anchorage in 1987, not long after a collapse in the price of oil, and by Ethan Berkowitz, who’s been in office just about a month now.
KSKA: Friday, July 31, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 1, at 6:00 p.m.
KAKM: Friday, July 31, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 1, at 6:00 p.m.