Untold Stories at the Palmer Depot

View of Palmer. Photo: Flickr, AK_AV8TOR
View of Palmer. Photo: Flickr, AK_AV8TOR

Storytelling comes to the Mat-Su Valley in the tradition of Arctic Entries and The MothUntold Stories brings Mat-Su Valley residents to the stage to share their personal stories: funny, sad and sweet. At every episode (performance), seven people each tell a seven-minute long true story about themselves relating to the show’s theme. Local musicians perform a few songs before, during and after the performances. Proceeds made from Untold Storiesticket sales go towards supporting the Palmer Museum of History and Art.  Recently, all Untold Stories‘ regular season shows have moved to the Palmer Depot located at 610 S. Valley Way, Palmer, Alaska, to allow for more guests.

With special thanks to Michael Chmielewski at KVRF, Radio Free Palmer for his help and cooperation making this show possible.

The audio file linked below is a longer version than what first aired on KSKA. Here you’ll find some extra stories and some bonus content.

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HOSTS: The Palmer Museum of History and Art
MODERATOR: Kai West

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RECORDED: Sunday, September 18, 2016 at the Palmer Depot.

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Eric Bork, Alaska Public Media
Eric Bork, or you can just call him “Bork” because everybody else does, was the Audio Media Content Producer for KSKA-FM. He now produces and edits episodes of Outdoor Explorer, the Alaska focused outdoors program. He also maintains the web posts for that show. You may have heard him filling in for Morning Edition or All Things Considered and can still find him operating the sound board for any of the live broadcast programs. After escaping the Detroit area when he was 18, Bork made it up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where he earned a degree in Communications/Radio Broadcasting from Northern Michigan University. He spent time managing the college radio station, working for the local NPR affiliate and then in top 40 radio in Michigan before coming to Alaska to work his first few summers. After then moving to Chicago, it only took five years to convince him to move back to Alaska in 2010. When not involved in great radio programming he’s probably riding a bicycle, thinking about riding bicycles, dreaming about bikes, reading a book or planning the next place he’ll travel to. Only two continents left to conquer!