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Encore: Faces of Alaska – Martin Buser

Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser, has become an Alaskan icon through his exploits behind a dogsled team. Alaska Public Media's Lori Townsend sat down with Buser at Happy Trails Kennel in Big Lake, Alaska to talk about what it takes to build a career and business around mushing in FACES OF ALASKA. Wednesday, March 9. 10:30 pm

I Am The Town Obituary Writer

Heather Lende is a writer. She's been a columnist for publications in Alaska and nationwide, published books about life in rural Haines, Alaska, and her third book, Find the Good, will be published Spring 2015 However, the job Lende is most passionate about is as obituary writer for her local paper, the Chilkat Valley News. http://youtu.be/xKf9CB9-Uzs

I Am An Augmented Reality Creator

Nathan Shafer creates augmented reality - a digital overlay on the physical world. His work is displayed worldwide and focuses on Alaskan subjects - from receding glaciers to Seward's Success, a futuristic domed city that was never built. http://youtu.be/8Elu87SfL98

We Are The Ionians

Ionia is a remote, and sometimes misunderstood intentional community located outside Kasilof, Alaska. The community was originally formed nearly 30 years ago by four families, each seeking a simpler, quieter life. The group, now numbering around 30 full-time residents, continues to pursue their goals in the relative solitude of their 160 acre communal property. http://youtu.be/TzA7W-Q-1kI

I Am The Chena Hot Springs Imagineer

Bernie Karl is an entrepreneur, an innovator, and an Alaskan original. And, amongst other things, Karl is the owner and chief Imagineer at Chena Hot Springs, 60 miles northeast of Fairbanks. http://youtu.be/nXX4hjmdCnU

We Are An Iditarod Checkpoint Oasis

Winterlake Lodge on Finger Lake is an official Iditarod Trail checkpoint, 153 miles down the trail from Anchorage. The Dixon family owns and operates the lodge, hosting mushers, their dogs and paying guests alike. http://youtu.be/lMNLzEwfjCw

I Am A (Rock and Roll) Doctor

Russell Biggs is an Anesthesiologist by day, and the front man for the popular band The Council of Smokers and Drinkers by night. Biggs believes that a strong balance of work and play is key to a happy life. http://youtu.be/-1eEtx8bYEk

I Am A 98-Year-Old Bowler

Bettie Upright is a bowler. She picked up the game nearly 30 years ago, at the age of 70. Now at 98 (and a half), Bettie continues to live an active lifestyle, both physically and socially. http://youtu.be/RzgIjZDK_HI

The Saturday Market on the Tundra

Reyne Athanas runs the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center, which is home to a successful Saturday Market modeled after those found in major cities around the country. She is also a working artist.

Faces of Alaska: Mr. Whitekeys

Alaskans know Mr. Whitekeys as a comedian, a musician and a Spam-loving night club impresario. Whether you know him from his days behind the piano at the Fly By Night Club, his popular stage shows, or his regular commentary on local television, now is your chance to get to know the man behind the loud Hawaiian shirt. TV: Monday, January 27 @ 8 PM

Faces of Alaska: Callan Chythlook-Sifsof

Callan Chythlook-Sifsof is the first indigenous Alaskan to represent the US in the Olympics. A member of the US Snowboard team since 2006, Chythlook-Sifsof credits her success to Alaska Native values and culture.

I Am A Bethel Cab Driver

Bethel, Alaska is home to the most taxi cabs per capita in the United States - with 66 cars serving a population of just over 6,000. Naim Shabani is the manager of Kusko Cab, the largest cab company serving this unique bush Alaska city.

I Am A Bush Radio Reporter

Angela Denning-Barnes has worked at KYUK in Bethel for more than a decade, reporting on stories from the very edge of society. For her living in, and reporting on, bush Alaska is more than just a lifestyle - it's a source of true happiness.

Faces of Alaska: Rosita Worl

Throughout her life, Dr. Rosita Worl has been an a fighter, an anthropologist and an activist. Alaska Public Media's Alexandra Gutierrez sat down with Rosita to talk about her life, and her hopes for the future. TV: Monday, 1/6 at 8 PM Read more.

I Am The Gingerbread Village Builder

850 pounds of icing, 40 houses of gingerbread and chocolate - Joe Hickel has been creating Marina's Village in the lobby of The Hotel Captain Cook for 35 years. This year's creation took six days to build and features a new country scene.

The Gentle Giants

The Carriage Wheel Ranch in Chugiak, Alaska is home to the Gentle Giants, six black Percheron draft horses. The associated Horse-Drawn Carriage Company, owned by Jon Nauman, has been offering carriage, sleigh and wagon rides to Alaskans for nearly 40 years.

I Am Star the Reindeer

When people see a reindeer walking around downtown Anchorage, lots of questions come to mind. What is a reindeer doing in a wine shop, for example. Albert Whitehead, the caretaker of Star the Reindeer, never gets tired of telling the story to each passerby he meets. For him "Star #6" is a small piece of a long history of reindeer living at the corner of 10th and I in Anchorage.

Teaching in the City Under One Roof

It takes a different kind of person to live in Whittier, Alaska. The town is accessible only by water or by tunnel, the weather is extreme, and the only housing option is an ugly apartment building. But the community has managed to win over grade school teacher Erika Thompson.  Alaska Public Media video producer Travis Gilmour spent a day with Thompson and found out life in this one-building town is unique, even by Alaska's standards. See more. Download Audio

I Am The Aurora Hunter

Todd Salat was born an Iowa country boy, making his way to the mountains as often as possible. Once he came of age, it didn't take him long to find his way to Alaska. Over the past 20+ years, mostly by trial and error, Salat has become one of the best photographers of the northern lights in Alaska, and the world. More.

We Are The Overby Family Band

The Overby Family Band, or "Ode to the Roddes" is unique part of the Sutton, Alaska community. Their musical style is "Jug Band," a mix of Jazz, Folk, Bluegrass and Americana. More.