AK: After 75 years, a bittersweet homecoming for Attu descendants

Seventy-five years after Japan invaded the furthest tip of the Aleutian chain, Attuans are returning home. Listen now

AK: Did Wyatt Earp really lose his pistol in Juneau?

A bar in Juneau claims it has a pistol that belonged to one of history's most notorious gunslingers. But does the story check out? Listen now

AK: Gold claims expand as Herbert Glacier retreats

A retreating glacier is exposing virgin territory about 20 miles north of Juneau. Mining claims around the Herbert Glacier has a Canadian prospecting company excited and environmentalists concerned. Listen now

AK: Meet the Socialist Rifle Association

Some progressive gun owners say they’re put off by the NRA’s rhetoric and politics. Enter the “Socialist Rifle Association.”

AK: Mysterious pink pond prompts a question and a quest

A hydrologist’s marker dye is unlikely, but there are a variety of biological processes that could be responsible for discoloration of the pond that’s located about 4 miles down the Herbert Glacier trail. Listen now

TransCanada Requests Status with Federal Energy Commission

TransCanada today (Thursday) took the formal step of requesting status with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission — or FERC. Dave Donaldson, APRN - Juneau Download Media (MP3)

AK: Palmer taxidermist devotes a lifetime to still life

At its worst, a bad taxidermy job is gaudy and unsettling. At its finest, taxidermy turns animals into art, preserved for a lifetime or more. Where a specimen falls on that spectrum is up to the skill and ardor of the taxidermist. Download Audio

AK: Two runners, an Alaskan and a Spaniard, run for bone marrow donation awareness

Sometimes all it takes is a cotton swab to save someone's life. For a little over 30 years, the National Marrow Donor Program through the Be the Match registry, has been collecting cheek swabs from potential donors. But the registry still lacks diversity and numbers and many of the patients who require a transplant, never receive it. Listen now

AK: The Dena’ina culture camp of Kijik

On the north shore of Lake Clark, there's a place called Kijik. It's the historic homeland of the Dena'ina Athabascans of the area, and also the site of a culture camp where youth and elders from the village of Nondalton came together last week. Listen now

AK: Adoption

This week on AK we take a look at adopting children overseas and adopting culture right at home. We'll meet a grandmother who's parenting...

Sheir covers WEIO events for Only a Game

During the recent World Eskimo-Indian Olympics in Anchorage, AK's Rebecca Sheir took camera and microphone to the events and captured a story for Only...

AK: Ketchikan mental health clinic hopes ‘Proof’ will debunk taboos

The nonprofit that runs a Ketchikan mental health clinic recently sponsored a local production of a Broadway play. As Leila Kheiry reports, it's one of many steps in an effort to combat taboos around mental illness.

Prince of Wales Island schools started growing food. Now 1st graders are binging on broccoli

One Southeast school district has been raising fruits and vegetables in greenhouses, because it’s easier to get kids to eat their greens if those children have grown those vegetables themselves. Listen now

AK: How genetics changed mush dogs of the past

The huskies running today’s Iditarod bear little resemblance to the bulky sled-dogs Alaskans used to rely on year-round. As breeding programs have refined genetic lines to create dogs designed to excel at the thousand-mile winter-time race, the cost of specialization has been a lack of versatility. Listen now
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AK: Samurai Musher

If you didn't hear the rendition of the Alaska Flag Song by a Japanese choral ensemble last week at Anchorage's Alaska Performing Arts Center, you missed something special. The finale of the musical play, "Samurai Musher" brought the audience to its feet to sing along with the cast.  The play told the story of Japanese musher Jujiro Wada, and although the curtain has come down on the play, Wada's story is still unfolding. Download Audio

AK tops 200 episodes

Earlier this month APRN's national award-winning show, AK, crept over the 200 episode mark, and we couldn't be happier! First broadcast in the fall...

AK: Keeping the Tlingit language alive with youth

Officially there are 20 Alaska Native languages in the state. But fluent speakers continue to decline. That led then-Gov. Bill Walker to declare a linguistic emergency last year. Now, Tlingit elders are teaching young children early in a home-like environment, and they’re finding it more effective than the classroom.

AK: Letters – The Old Fashioned Kind

It’s probably safe to say that most people, especially those under 50, rarely, if ever sit down, put pen to paper, lick envelope glue and put a letter in the mailbox. But an Anchorage club of self proclaimed letter nerds, all under 40, are doing exactly that.

AK: With the ‘Little a Triathlon’, a father grieves and gives

How do you begin to cope with the death of your child? J.T. Lindholm is answering that question, in part, by organizing a triathlon this summer.

AK: Russians in Alaska

This week we dig into Alaska's ties with Russia -- both new and old. Celebrate the 200th anniversary of an early Russian Orthodox Mission,...