Ammon Swenson, Alaska Public Media


It’s been 55 years since the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. The University of Alaska Anchorage Black Student Union organized an event celebrating the historic moment with speakers, performances, and multimedia presentations. This episode features selections from the program. Thanks for listening!

Bats are a pretty low priority for most Alaskan biologists, but that could be changing due to a recent uptick in the creature’s population. Add to that a disease that’s been killing millions of bats in the lower 48, and Alaska might be taking note with the rest of the nation very soon. Listen now

This week we’re hearing from Omega Smith, who manages the UAA planetarium in Anchorage. Listen now

This week we’re hearing from Elissa Brown in Anchorage. She moved to Alaska two years ago, and currently runs Wild Scoops, a handmade ice cream business that specializes in local ingredients. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Jovell Rennie. Rennie is an Anchorage based photographer who was born in Trinidad and Tobago, but was raised in Alaska. Despite growing up in Anchorage, he never spent much time in the outdoors, until his passion for photography inspired him to start exploring what the state has to offer. Listen now

The abundant cultural diversity of Alaska's largest city has inspired a new collaboration between Anchorage and an artist co-op. The goal is to improve the community through creativity and collaboration. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Mikey Huff in Anchorage. Huff is the co-owner of The Mercantile, a new shop in downtown Anchorage. They specialize in menswear and handmade goods, with an emphasis on local products. Listen now

A balsa wood bridge isn't something you'd want to drive your car over, but it can be a useful way to expose kids to engineering. The Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program recently hosted middle school students from the Anchorage School District at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Listen now

This week we’re hearing from Katy Laurance of Anchorage. She recently moved back to Alaska after a 12-year hiatus in Seattle. Download Audio

This week, we're hearing from Bret Connor in Anchorage. Connor designs and sells his own line of clothing called Hulin Alaskan Design. Download Audio