Many Traditions, One Alaska: Teaching Alaska’s connected history

This was a discussion about the importance of teaching Alaska’s history and it’s connection to America’s military history, race issues, and the rest of the world.

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GUESTS: 

  • Katie Johnson Ringsmuth, PhD, is the sole proprietor of Tundra Vision and teaches U.S. Alaska, and World History at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Ringsmuth is currently working with UAF, NPS, Trident Seafoods, and the Alaska Association of Historic Preservation to collect, interpret, and share the stories of cannery workers from the historic NN Cannery at South Naknek. She is also collaborating with Alaska Council of Social Studies and the Anchorage School District to bolster and assist Alaska Studies teachers.
  • Paul Dunscomb, PhD is the UAA Department of HistoryChair as well as a Professor of East Asian History. He worked in broadcast television for several years before beginning graduate studies in history.  A long-time member of the Alaska World Affairs Council, Dr. Dunscomb has served as Board Chair, Program Committee Chair, WorldQuest and World Wiz Master Emcee, featured speaker, and featured moderator, among other roles.

Moderator:

  • Lisa Falskow- Alaska World Affairs Council president

HOST: Alaska World Affairs Council

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RECORDED: Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 49th State Brewing Company.

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Eric Bork, or you can just call him “Bork” because everybody else does, is the Audio Media Content Producer for KSKA-FM. He produces and edits episodes of Outdoor Explorer, Addressing Alaskans, as well as a few other programs. He also maintains the web posts for those shows and many others on alaskapublic.org. You can sometimes hear him filling in for Morning Edition or 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!