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State of Art: Making connections with Anchorage’s Festival of Cultural Stories. An interview with Shirley Mae Springer-Staten
Springer-Staten remembers her aunt, an amazing storyteller, recounting the lynching of a young African American boy and the impact that and other stories had on her. While physical barriers to racial harmony are somewhat less blatant these days, it's the mental barriers between cultures Springer-Staten hopes to break with the Festival of Cultural Stories.
State of Art: Looking back on the Anchorage Folk Festival with long-time chief sound engineer, Lucy Peckham
This week on State of Art, Peckham joins us to talk about her time behind the board at the Anchorage Folk Fest, smoking mixing boards and watching Folk Fest kids grow up.
This month Arctic Entries brings you “Be Kind. Rewind: Stories of nostalgia, hindsight and do-overs.” In the spirit of This American Life, The Moth and other storytelling events, Arctic Entries brings Alaskans to the stage to share their personal stories: funny, sad and sweet.
State of Art: Anchorage theater group RKP Productions examines age and class with Dick Reichman’s “Florida”
RKP Productions' Audrey Kelly and Dick Reichman stopped by the Alaska Public Media studios to talk about their unique theater company, the legacy of collaborator Robert Pond and revisiting a dormant play.
What kind of fiscal future do we want for Alaska? Listen to this panel discussion featuring Senator Natasha von Imhof, Mayor Ethan Burkowitz
What Alaskans want for their state's economic future can be as varied as the population itself. Can we continue relying on oil revenues or do we need to further diversify our economy? What kind of pressure can the Permanent Fund take? In this panel discussion hosted by Alaska Common Ground, speakers make their cases for what direction the state's fiscal future should take.
This week on State of Art we're looking back on some excellent local releases that came out last year.
groundbreaking account of the rise of North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un, from his nuclear ambitions to his summits with President Donald J. Trump–from a former CIA analyst considered one of the leading American experts on the North Korean leader inside and outside the U.S. government.
This week on State of Art we're talking about Storytelling Saturday Theater. For their first season, SST is performing different family-friendly versions of the Cinderella story from cultures around the world.
This week on Addressing Alaskans we're hearing from retired United States Air Force General Howie Chandler. His talk focuses on the United States' relationship to China and the Pacific at large through the lens of his three-decades of experience.
This week on State of Art we're hearing from artist Jimmy Riordan. He spoke with Hometown Alaska host Kathleen McCoy about his new project involving a retired bookmobile, raising funds for repairs and what comes next.
General Howie Chandler transitioned from military service following duty as the Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force in March 2011 after completing over 36 years of distinguished service. As the second highest ranking officer in the Air Force, he formulated Air Force policy and guidance for over 680,000 Active-Duty, Guard, Reserve and Civilian Airmen serving in the United States and overseas. He was responsible for organizing, training, and equipping Air Force personnel for worldwide operations.
This month Arctic Entries brings you “Born This Way: stories of fate, doubt and acceptance.”