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Sandy Harper

Alaska Radio Reader Rambler Co-Host

Bachelor’s degree from Immaculate Heart College in LA. Masters degree in human development from Pacific Oaks in Pasadena, CA. Honorary Doctorate of Laws from UAA.

Professional Background:
Harper is the Producing Artistic Director of the Award winning Cyrano’s Theatre Company. Sandy and her husband, Jerry, Founding Members of CTC, spent their earlier years under the mentorship of OBIE Award Winner, Rachel Rosenthal. Both were core members in Rosenthal’s innovative new theatre form called “Instant Theatre” and “Instant Fairytales” in Los Angeles. Sandy is the founding member for the Alaska Center of the Book and former president of the Anchorage Cultural Council

Cyrano’s has been the recipient of the Governor’s Award for Arts Organization, the Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Arts Organization, regularly voted Best Live Theatre in Anchorage by Anchorage Daily News Readers, and regularly voted Press Picks Best Live Theatre by Anchorage Press readers.

Sandy’s awards include: The Contribution to Literacy in Alaska Award as the founding member of The Alaska Center for the Book, a YWCA Notable Woman of the Year, Soroptimist award for the Advancement of Women in the Arts, and was inducted into the ATHENA Society in 2009.

Why I got into public broadcasting and How I ended up at APTI:
Some people are born in public broadcasting, some people achieve public broadcasting, some people have public broadcasting thrust upon them. It was my good fortune that an earlier program host who was leaving the station asked me to take over her program and with the approval of KSKA staff I created, with co-host Dick Reichman, Radio Reader Rambler. I am a major advocate of public broadcasting and extremely pleased to be a part of KSKA programming.

Recent Alaska Radio Reader Rambler Programs