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Alaska’s Cargo Kings

Take a look behind the scenes at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, one of the busiest air cargo hubs in the world.

Cleaning Marine Debris from Alaska’s Beaches

For 11 years, Gulf of Alaska Keeper (GoAK) has cleaned marine debris from remote Alaskan coastlines. In the summer of 2015, GoAK organized a large-scale project to collect debris from across the Gulf of Alaska by barge and helicopter. Approximately 440 tons of debris was taken to Seattle, where it will be sorted and disposed or recycled.

Pilgrimage to Spruce Island

Spruce Island is considered by many Orthodox Christians to be one of the holiest sites in North America. The island was home to the hermitage of Herman of Alaska during the early 1800’s. Every year, in early August, the Orthodox Church in America celebrates the canonization of Saint Herman with a Liturgy, pilgrimage, and banquet.

Unearthing the Old Village | INDIE ALASKA

How to Grow a Giant Cabbage

Brian Shunskis has placed 3rd in the Alaska State Fair giant cabbage competition for the past three years. Will 2015 be the year he takes home the big money? He’s been feeding his cabbages all summer long a secret ingredient that just might make the difference.

I Am The Bone Builder

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.



INDIE ALASKA is an original video series produced by Alaska Public Media in partnership with PBS Digital Studios.

The weekly videos will capture the diverse and colorful lifestyles of everyday Alaskans at work and at play. Together, these videos will present a fresh and authentic look at living in Alaska.


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