Today we take a look inside Teen Underground, a place for teenagers meet at the Loussac library to work on creative projects. The first kids I meet are Alexis and Patricia. They’re best friends, and they inform me that when they first came to Teen Underground they just knew they were going to hate it.
Today we’re growing up in Anchorage. Many people who move to Alaska end up never leaving, but what about the people who grow up here and then move away? Jana Nelson came to Anchorage in 1948, when she was just six years old. Now, Nelson has created a website dedicated to the Anchorage she remembered. Read more.
Today we learn how to take an epic Alaskan journey on the cheap. Luc Mehl has lived in Alaska most of his life, and he does not waste an opportunity to be outdoors. Luc has done it all - from skiing down volcanoes to pack rafting through craters. Most recently he traversed and climbed the three largest peaks in North America. That’s more than 800 miles of hiking, biking, skiing and rafting.
Today we’re talking chickens. Mara Bacsujlaky is a bit of a chicken expert. In addition to raising her own chickens, she hosts workshops, handles them for her job at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. And, she writes a blog dedicated to them. She is a fan.
Today we’re making homemade bacon. In his Peters Creek home, Erik Johnson is prepping a massive amount of meat to make some of his signature bacon. This man is no stranger to meat. In addition to bacon, Johnson makes sausage and jerky, both with wild game and store-bought meat. Read more.
What's a Melitzanosalata, and how do you make it? On this week's Town Square 49 Radio, we're talking to Laurie Constantino, chef, author, and teacher.
Today we hear what happens when you combine fishing with rap music. Eli Fields was born and raised in Kodiak, and he discovered his love for music early. Fields is just 17 years old, but he already has a proper studio album in the bag. His debut, Paper and Crayons was released earlier this month.
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?”
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.
There's a new dance company in town, and they're not afraid to mix genres. Click here for the full the story
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.
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.