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Putting Cookie Money to Good Use

Putting Cookie Money to Good Use

Today we’re selling cookies in the name of science. Girl Scout Troop 9170 is not your typical group.

They go by the name “Electronically Overdressed Senioritas,” and they use their funds raised from selling cookies to build robots.

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March 18, 2013 - 7:00 am
Chasing the Elusive Northern Lights

Chasing the Elusive Northern Lights

Recently I met up with Todd Salat, a photographer that makes his living shooting the auroras. Tonight he’s chosen a peak in the Eagle River highlands to start his shift.

Being a professional aurora photographer may sound like the best job ever, but Salat says it can be shaky. It’s kind of like being a commercial fisherman.

March 11, 2013 - 9:46 am
Barnstorming the Arctic Flight Exhibit

Barnstorming the Arctic Flight Exhibit

Today we’re visiting the Anchorage Museum’s newest exhibit: “Arctic Flight.”

The first thing you see when entering the exhibit is a cherry red 1928 Stearman. And your first question might be, “How did they get an airplane to the third floor of the museum?”

March 4, 2013 - 11:21 am
The colorful interior of the Starfish Company store in Anchorage.

Alaska’s Lone Bona Fide Art Critic

Today we’re going on an art walk. Jean Bundy has been doing these walks annually for about four years in the Anchorage area. For her, it’s about discovering new and interesting artists.

Bundy belongs to a very distinguished group called the International Association of Art Critics. Only about 400 people in the entire country can boast the title, and getting it isn’t easy.

February 25, 2013 - 12:53 pm
Trout Fishing in Urban Alaska (Winter Edition)

Trout Fishing in Urban Alaska (Winter Edition)

The majority of Alaskans do their fishing in the summer months, but there are some that take advantage of the peace and quiet that winter lends to their favorite fishing holes, which in most cases, are still full of fish.

Currently though, we aren’t catching anything.

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February 11, 2013 - 8:01 am
Walking for Warmth

Walking for Warmth

The United Way of Anchorage is putting on their third annual Walk for Warmth this weekend. The event began as an effort to aid people with living costs during the winter, and to prevent homelessness.

Meghan Clemens, the project’s manager, says rent and utility assistance together the single biggest unmet need the United Way sees in Anchorage.

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February 4, 2013 - 11:19 am
Rapunzel, Snow White, and the Little Mermaid dancing to Dubstep

Rapunzel, Snow White, and the Little Mermaid dancing to Dubstep

There’s a new dance company in town, and they’re not afraid to mix genres.

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January 23, 2013 - 10:36 am
Bingo! Eating Spicy Food for Points

Bingo! Eating Spicy Food for Points

D-43, C-12, Eat lunch at a food truck. Playing “Bingo” has never been this fun.

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January 16, 2013 - 1:22 pm
Hiking Through a Forest With an Upright Bass, in a Cocktail Dress

Hiking Through a Forest With an Upright Bass, in a Cocktail Dress

What does the Rasmuson Foundation have to do with formally dressed musicians playing in the middle of a Sitka forest?

Find out in the full story.

January 10, 2013 - 10:52 am
Food Blogger Heidi Drygas

Food Blogger Heidi Drygas

On this edition of Town Square 49 radio, we’re making gourmet scrambled eggs with Heidi Drygas, an Anchorage food blogger. Drygas is an attorney by day, and a cook the rest of the time.

Her love for food has always been strong, but her love for cooking came later in life while she was in law school.

January 2, 2013 - 12:17 pm