StoryCorps Alaska

Trinadad Ruiz

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Trinadad Ruiz lives in Barrow, the most northern city in the United States. But, her roots run south, across the border to Mexico. She...

Richard Beneville

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Richard Beneville is a fast-talking former New Yorker who has made a life in Nome, Alaska - a town with a rich gold rush...

Della Chaney

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The ties that connect one generation to another were severed violently in many Alaska Native communities. First, the TB epidemic killed off many and...

Michael Jackson

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

Jada Smith

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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...

Mabel Pike

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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,...

Charlotte Fitzhugh

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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...

Ward and Taylor Hurlburt

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Ward and Taylor Hurlburt are brothers. They fish commercially for salmon in Bristol Bay. But, the two have never totally put aside their sibling...

Larry and Jen Landry

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Many come to Interior Alaska dreaming of living simply in a cabin and wandering off in the wilderness to find adventure. Larry and Jen...

Harold Luke

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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...