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Growing up in Washington DC, Stephanie Cromarty felt completely removed from her Alaska Native heritage. A series of life changes prompted her to pack up her life and move her family to Alaska in order to be more in touch with herself and to reconnect with the culture she missed growing up.

Diversity In Anchorage

(Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Today’s topic is diversity in Anchorage. We’ll start with how the community and the state became home to so many people from different cultures then dive into what that means for Anchorage today – how do we maintain our cultural diversity while also building a healthy, unified community.

KSKA: Friday, 3/20 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 3/21 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 3/20 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 3/21 at 4:30pm

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I Am An Ice Fisherman

Elmer Brown knows that it takes patience, and a willingness to weather the cold, to catch sheefish on Kotzebue Sound.

I Am A Winter Cyclist

Winter weather doesn’t stop Ellie Mitchell from hitting the road (or the trail) on her fat bike. She picked up cycling from her dad, and now she regularly competes against him and other cyclists in the Anchorage winter racing circuit.

I Am An Iditarod Musher

Long-time Iditarod racer DeeDee Jonrowe shares her experience of life on the Iditarod Trail, her connection with her dogs, and perseverance through health struggles.

I Run a Custom Knife Shop

For Virgil and Dawn Campbell, making and selling knives is a way of life. The I.R.B.I. (“I’d Rather Be Independent”) knife shop on the Seward highway has been in the family for three generations and serves as workshop and a landmark for passerbys from near and far.

Crowded Anchorage Mayoral Race Heats Up

ADN's Devin Kelly, KTUU's Austin Baird join Alaska Public Media's Zachariah Hughes on Alaska Edition to discuss Anchorage's upcoming mayoral election. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Today we’re discussing the race for mayor in Alaska’s largest city. Anchorage’s city politics have ripples across the state, whether in terms of funding coming from the Legislature, or launching political careers into higher office. The election is on April 7th, but recently we’ve seen the race start to take off. It’s a crowded field, with 11 candidates, hundreds of thousands of dollars pouring in from donations, and expectations of an eventual run off.

KSKA: Friday, 2/27 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 2/28 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 2/27 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 2/28 at 4:30pm

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      Fri @ 7:00 pm - Washington Week With Gwen Ifill

      Topics include desertion charges against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl; the President's decision to slow U.S.-military withdrawal from Afghanistan; the bipartisan House bill that will change how doctors are paid under Medicare.

      Fri @ 7:30 pm - Alaska Edition

      Fri @ 8:00 pm - Great Performances

      A performance of choreographer Mark Morris' acclaimed "L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato," set to Handel's Baroque masterpiece of the same name, at the Teatro Real in Madrid. Mikhail Baryshnikov hosts.

      Fri @ 10:00 pm - Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, A Conversation

      The "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies" documentary series is discussed with executive producer Ken Burns, Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee ("The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer") and WETA president Sharon Percy Rockefeller. Katie Couric hosts.

      Fri @ 10:30 pm - Mayme Kratz/Stand Still

      A profile of Arizona artist Mayme Kratz, whose cast resin sculptures explore the interconnectedness of nature, space and the creative spirit.

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