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Specialist to Revitalize Historic Alaska Documents

Some of Alaska’s historic documents and photographs are getting a new lease on life. A specialist in paper preservation and restoration is traveling to several museums around the state for most of this year....

Juneau, Anchorage Rally Against Ballot Measure One

People rallied in Juneau and Anchorage this weekend against Ballot Measure One. That’s the initiative sponsored by Libertarian lawyer Scott Kohlhaas that would attempt to limit Alaskans’ access to the political process and to...

Expanded UA Budget Receives Support

The University of Alaska received solid support for general operations under the budget passed by the legislature last month. The $341 million UA operating budget is 3.9 percent larger than the current year’s budget,...

Groups Join to Build Native Cultural Centers

The Tlingit and Haida Central Council and Sealaska Heritage Institute will work together as both organizations seek to build Native cultural centers in Juneau. Casey Kelly, KTOO - Juneau Listen Here (MP3)

Yukon River Ice is Out in Eagle

The ice went out on the Yukon River at Eagle last week. Eagle residents had been watching to see what the Yukon would do a year after break up inundated the town with...

Rufous Hummingbird Fascinates All

A tiny visitor that seems to fascinate birders and non-birders alike is the Rufous hummingbird. Maria Dudzak, KRBD - Ketchikan Listen Here (MP3)

Fairbanks Composer Receives 2010 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Price

Fairbanks composer John Luther Adams has received a major honor. Adams is the recipient of the 2010 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Musical Composition. The biennial award honors outstanding classical composers.  Adams, who has...

Trinadad Ruiz

Trinadad Ruiz lives in Barrow, the most northern city in the United States. But, her roots run south, across the border to Mexico. She went south to find out about her family from an...

Richard Beneville

Richard Beneville is a fast-talking former New Yorker who has made a life in Nome, Alaska - a town with a rich gold rush history, peopled with famous characters. But, even in that crowd,...

Della Chaney

The ties that connect one generation to another were severed violently in many Alaska Native communities. First, the TB epidemic killed off many and imprisoned many others in long-term hospital care. Then, government boarding...

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson, a Tlingit carver from Kake, Alaska, traces his roots to tribal peacemakers - a tradition that he keeps alive today. He and his grandson discuss the meaning of his Tlingit name and...

Jada Smith

Jada Smith's family is not the only one to have drunks in its midst. But, unlike many, Smith has found strength and guidance from a traditional Tlingit story. Johanna Eurich Download Audio (MP3)

Mabel Pike

Mabel Pike is, possibly, Alaska's best-known Tlingit beader and skin sewer. She told her friend, Sharon Livingston, that she grew up in Southeast Alaska, gathering and eating traditional foods. Living with her grandmother, she...

Charlotte Fitzhugh

79-year-old Charlotte Fitzhugh lives in a converted school bus in Fairbanks, Alaska. 20 years ago, she decided to run in the 1,000-mile-long Yukon Quest Sled Dog Race. She bought some dogs and gear, and,...

Ward and Taylor Hurlburt

Ward and Taylor Hurlburt are brothers. They fish commercially for salmon in Bristol Bay. But, the two have never totally put aside their sibling rivalries. Their old battle surfaced when they stopped by the...

Larry and Jen Landry

Many come to Interior Alaska dreaming of living simply in a cabin and wandering off in the wilderness to find adventure. Larry and Jen Landry don't just dream about it, they do it. Hear...

Harold Luke

Harold Luke was born in Nenana, Alaska and raised in a series of children's homes in Fairbanks, and by foster parents. When he grew up, he traveled extensively in the Lower-48 before returning to...

Da-Ka-Xeen Mehner

Da-Ka-Xeen Mehner is like many people today. His heritage is a stew, but the prodominant ingredient is Tlingit. He's an artist in Fairbanks.  Aldona Jonaitis, Director of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum, has...

Tom O’Conner

Love can start in strange ways. And in the case of Tom O'Conner, a Dillingham fisherman, the ingredients include spilled spaghetti and a motorcycle ride. He tells the story of how he met his...

Mark and Denise Wartes

Mark Wartes grew up in Barrow. A white man, he was one of the last to live a traditional nomadic life on the North Slope. Unlike others, he did not choose a native wife...