Dave Waldron, APRN - Anchorage
Sunday marked the beginning of banned books week, and Loussac Librarian Stacia McGourty says this week is a huge deal for her profession. Download Audio
Today we’re hunting for mushrooms. Now you may have heard radio stories about mushroom foragers or mushroom experts, but Heidi Drygas is neither of those. Drygas writes the food blog Chena Girl Cooks, and she's harvested just about everything Alaska has to offer, but mushrooms have always been the last thing on her list. Download Audio
Today we’re making caviar Alaska style; made from salmon roe. Natasha Price writes the food and crafts blog Alaska Knit Nat, and she recently posted a how-to guide for making salmon caviar. It’s a family recipe, and one that Natasha didn’t really like growing up.
Today we explore one of the Anchorage Museum's newest exhibits. So new in fact, that it's still in the planning phase. Carolyn Kozak is a curator at the Anchorage Museum, and recently she was inspired by some archived photographs taken by a man named Jasper Wyman in 1898. Read more.
Today we learn the history of the Spenard windmill in Anchorage. Mike Gordon is the owner of Chilkoot Charlie's, and the windmill housed in the bar’s parking lot. He’s had it for about 30 years, but it was originally built in the early '60s by Byron Gillam, an Anchorage businessman. It passed through several different owners before Mike Gordon’s reputation helped him land it.
Today we’re gearing up for the birding season. Townsquare 49 contributor and bird enthusiast Zac Clark says Anchorage will see a big flux of birds in the next two to six weeks. He calls this time of year the glory days, but it wasn’t long ago when Clark couldn’t have cared less about birds.
When driving along Turnagain Arm, you might miss the modest sign for the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center near Portage Creek. But if you do manage to find your way into the wildlife center, you’ll find some interesting animals with equally fascinating stories.
Townsquare 49 contributor and certified art critic Jean Bundy recently attended the Whitney Biennial art show in the big apple. The Whitney museum boasts the finest collection of 20th century American art, and calls their Biennial the country’s leading survey of modern art.
Today we’re looking back at the 40 plus years of the iconic Anchorage bar Chilkoot Charlie's. Mike Gordon has owned Koots since its humble beginning in 1970, and he says the experience has been a roller coaster. So much so, that the bar itself touts the title “World Famous Chilkoot Charlies.”
Today we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with music. And what better gift than the gift of music? It’s highly customizable, and can be deeply personal. Now, obviously the days of making your sweetheart a mix tape are long gone, but DJ Spencer Lee says you can go digital just as easily.