Tag: Anchorage Museum

Summer camps in Alaska

KSKA: Thursday, March 09, at 2:00 p.m. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll talk about summer camp choices, and practical considerations for parents in planning your kids' summer. Summer may not seem close today, but it is definitely time to begin scheduling your kids’ activities. LISTEN NOW

Future of the Museum

We've gotten used to the new face of the Anchorage Museum, the new plaza out front, and the stainless steel boxes in the shape of a man on the corner. Now, with a new director, the museum is working on a plan to determine the next step in its development. We'll talk about your vision for the Anchorage Museum. It's our front parlor. How would you like to see it managed? KSKA: Wednesday, June 11, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

Reconnecting with the Dena’ina in Anchorage

All your favorite Anchorage places, like Chester Creek and Point Woronzof, have other names given them by the first people who made Anchorage home, the Dena'ina Athabascans. Learn more about your hometown from the experts, the first residents, on the next Hometown Alaska. KSKA: Wednesday, 11/13 at 2:00pm and 9:00pm Listen Now

The Light Brigade strikes again

Who is The Light Brigade and what will they do at the Anchorage Museum on Sept. 21, the Fall Equinox? Hint: Defy gravity on the facade of a glittering building. Find out more when a Light Brigade member, a museum director and an urban environment expert come together to explore how art can change the way we think about place. KSKA, Wednesday 9/11 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm Listen Now

The Future of Tradition

Bethel born Jack Dalton has toured the world with his stories and plays rooted in Alaska Native culture.  This week on Addressing Alaskans, Jack talks about the time he's recently spent in Alaska's villages teaching kids how to write stories. At this Smithsonian Spotlight lecture recorded on November 1st, Jack shared his thoughts on "The Future Tradition" and some stories such as "The Drunk Caribou" written by students in the upper Tanana village of Northway. KSKA: Thursday 11/22 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm Listen Now

APRN Speaker Series: Corey Flintoff

Corey Flintoff's public radio journey began at KYUK in Bethel, Alaska where he developed a fundamental cross-cultural understanding that would soon lead him around the world as foreign correspondent for NPR. Traveling to over 50 countries, Flintoff has covered the civil war in Libya, the revolution in Egypt and the war in Afghanistan. Recorded at the Anchorage Museum as part of the APRN Speaker Series, listen to Corey talk with APRN's Lori Townsend about his time at KYUK - Bethel, KSKA - Anchorage and NPR international this week on Addressing Alaskans. KSKA: Thursday at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Journey through the Arctic Refuge, Northeast Alaska

After becoming the first person to summit and ski down all Seven Summits, Kit DesLauriers headed to Alaska's Arctic Refuge to hike and ski the highest peaks of the Brooks Range. If she could repeat any of her most noteworthy adventures, which one would it be? Alaska's Arctic Refuge. "It was the wildest deepest most complete silence I have ever felt" she told people at the Anchorage Museum. KSKA: Thursday 6/21 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Athabascan Story of Denali

Illustrations by Dimi Macheras. Courtesy of the Anchorage Museum. Our KSKA story includes an excerpt from Chickaloon storyteller Patricia Wade's narration of the story of how Denali came to be. Her story is part of a multimedia display in a Denali exhibit on display at the Anchorage Museum through October 21st. The exhibit called, “The High One: Reaching the Top” explores North America's largest peak from many perspectives. It includes historical climbing gear, photos and rare artifacts. It also looks at the mountain through Alaska Native Eyes. Listen to Patricia Wade tell the Athabaskan story of Denali here.

Richard Nelson’s Alaskan Miracles

Cultural Anthropologist, Richard Nelson, records bird sounds near Westchester Lagoon, during a visit to Anchorage © 2011 Clark James Mishler

When Anchorage audiences gathered to hear Nelson speak at the Anchorage Museum for the APRN Speaker Series on November 2, "Encounter" radio host, Richard Nelson discussed what he considers to be three Alaskan miracles - salmon, grizzly bears and caribou. KSKA: Thursday 12/15 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Environmental Links to Breast Cancer

Thursday, June 23 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm This week on Addressing Alaskans, listen to the Rachel Carson commemorative lecture given by Breast Cancer Fund President and CEO, Jeanne Rizzo. From cosmetics and food packaging to household cleaners and drinking water, Rizzo discusses the unregulated toxins encountered in everyday life, which have been proven to have links to breast cancer.