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Salmonfest Radio

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Alaska's biggest music festival of fun, friends and fish bundled into episodes to take where ever you go! Hear backstage interviews from Salmonfest 2019 musicians, along with live music paired with conversations from Salmon Champions around the state. Salmonfest Radio aims to amplify the state's prized natural resource and defend salmon culture.

Alaska's biggest music festival of fun, friends and fish bundled into episodes to take where ever you go! Hear backstage interviews from Salmonfest 2019 musicians, along with live music paired with conversations from Salmon Champions around the state. Salmonfest Radio aims to amplify the state's prized natural resource and defend salmon culture.

Location:

United States

Description:

Alaska's biggest music festival of fun, friends and fish bundled into episodes to take where ever you go! Hear backstage interviews from Salmonfest 2019 musicians, along with live music paired with conversations from Salmon Champions around the state. Salmonfest Radio aims to amplify the state's prized natural resource and defend salmon culture.

Language:

English

Contact:

907-235-4068


Episodes

Spawn On Alaska, Episode 13

6/20/2021
We’re wrapping up our final episode of season 1 of Salmonfest Radio with some classic sub-aquatic neo-folk n’ fish-punk-rock brought to you by The Ratfish Wranglers. Truly embodying the spirit of Salmonfest, this Kechikan spawned band centers Alaskan values and fishy culture in their funky and playful performances. Our 13th episode “Spawn On Alaska” features The Ratfish Wranglers not only as our musical spotlight, but also as our Salmon Champions. You’ll hear their collective commitment to...

Duration:00:58:48

You Can't Eat Gold, Episode 12

6/6/2021
We are nearing the end of Season 1 of Salmonfest Radio! This episode “You Can’t Eat Gold” spotlights an important and familiar story of a salmon landscape facing the threat of a proposed large, open pit gold mine; this time it's the Donlin Mine in the Kuskokwim watershed. We’ll hear from two Salmon Champions working to protect the communities that depend on the salmon of the Kuskokwim river. Together they will help us understand why considering the needs of people and an entire ecosystem is...

Duration:00:58:58

Evolving Casts Episode 11

5/23/2021
The sport fishing opportunities of Bristol Bay’s salmon landscape draw in anglers from all over the world. Our 11th episode “Evolving Casts” features Salmon Champion Nancy Morris Lyons, a lodge owner who was concerned early on by the lack of local people benefiting from the growing tourism sector. In collaboration with others Nancy launched the Bristol Bay Guide Academy which recognizes that local people have the best voices to share Bristol Bay with visitors and empowers local youth with...

Duration:00:58:34

Death by a 1000 Cuts Episode 10

5/9/2021
Salmonfest Radio presents our 10th episode: “Death by a 1000 Cuts.” While our Musician Feature and Salmon Champion share a dedication to fighting against ecological devastation, they live in very different realities. Dana Lyons has built his musical career in the Pacific NorthWest advocating against projects that contribute to climate change and the like, infusing environmental justice movements with his often comical and always honest lyrical tunes. Salmon Champion Charlie Wright, a...

Duration:00:58:51

Salmon Anticipation Season, Episode 9

4/25/2021
What's your favorite way to eat salmon? Our 9th episode of Salmonfest Radio Salmon Anticipation Season is serving up salmon in all the best ways, tune for mouth watering inspiration for the salmon season to come. Our Salmon Champion Harrison McHenry, owner and head chef at Fresh Catch Cafe on the Homer Spit, shares his experience serving salmon to tourists and locals alike. While Harrison asserts there's nothing better than a fresh ocean caught King, you’ll hear bands from across the 2019...

Duration:00:59:00

Alaskan Solutions and a Taste of Home Episode 8

4/11/2021
In our 8th episode of Salmonfest Radio we’ll give you a taste of California and a taste of home. Our artist feature, Matt Embree, visited Alaska for the first time Salmonfest 2019, bringing his Long Beach solo alt rock and ska beats to the ocean stage. Like so many visitors, Matt was struck by the generosity and kindness Alaskans greeted him with. That spirit of generosity and community care is fully embodied by this episode’s Salmon Champions Sam Schimmel and Natalie Sattler. Together, they...

Duration:00:58:54

Beyond Borders Episode 7

3/28/2021
Stories, salmon and music transcend borders. As the Canadian government greenlights a hardrock mining district on the British Colombia side of watersheds shared with Southeast Alaskan communities, our Salmon Champions Tis Peterman and Heather Hardcastle are using stories to reconnect local communities up and down river, uniting local power on both sides of the border fighting for their place at the table. Our band feature, Kuf Knotz and Christine Elise, cross musical boundaries, mixing...

Duration:00:58:54

Big Trees, Fat Bears, Strong Communities Episode 6

3/14/2021
Music and salmon are valued and appreciated by people across ideologies - they are powerful forces that build community and bring people together. Both our artists and salmon champion feature in this episode consciously use their platforms to create these connections. In episode 6 “Big Trees, Fat Bears, Strong Communities” you’ll hear music and an interview from Cousin Curtiss & Harrison B - two solo artists that teamed up at Salmonfest to energize the crowd. Our Salmon Champion, Amy Gulick,...

Duration:00:58:54

Horseshoes, Hand Grenades & Sockeye, Oh My Episode 5

2/28/2021
We’ve got a big bill of Fish, Fun and Music this hour! The Wisconsin band, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, packages the tradition of Americana music perfectly and speaks the simple truth of their love and understanding of the Great Outdoors. These guys are at the root of what makes Salmonfest its blend of activism and art. Our Salmon Champion, Tom Quinn, has been studying and teaching about the fish of Bristol Bay for over 30 years and although his perspective is science heavy- he hits us in...

Duration:00:58:54

The Call to Protect Bristol Bay Episode 4

2/14/2021
Salmonfest Radio presents Episode 4 The Call to Protect Bristol Bay. Let the soulful grooves of the California Honey Drops on stage Salmonfest 2019 break you out of a midwinter lul and hear our exclusive backstage interview as we dig into the heart of things with lead singer and trumpet player, Lech Wierzynski. Bristol Bay has been deemed the last salmon stronghold in the world, yet the threat of Pebble Mine and mines like it still loom over the region. Our hosts Dave and Satchel will bring...

Duration:00:58:54

Salmon Sorrows and Joys Episode 3

2/12/2021
Salmonfest Radio Episode 3 Salmon Sorrows and Joys brings us back to what's at the heart of Salmonfest: protecting Bristol Bay and Alaskan salmon communities. Both our musical feature Banjo Rion, and our Salmon Champion Lydia Olympic are deeply rooted to Bristol Bay, Rion as a commercial fishermen and Lydia, a Yupik woman from Igiugig. Each interview reminds us why we must continue to fight the Pebble Mine and what's at stake. Per usual our hosts Dave and Satchel will layer this episode with...

Duration:00:58:54

Salmon Sorrows and Joys

1/31/2021
Salmonfest Radio Episode 3 Salmon Sorrows and Joys brings us back to what's at the heart of Salmonfest: protecting Bristol Bay and Alaskan salmon communities. Both our musical feature Banjo Rion, and our Salmon Champion Lydia Olympic are deeply rooted to Bristol Bay, Rion as a commercial fishermen and Lydia, a Yupik woman from Igiugig. Each interview reminds us why we must continue to fight the Pebble Mine and what's at stake. Per usual our hosts Dave and Satchel will layer this episode with...

Duration:00:58:54

Cool Tunes, Cold Water Episode 2

1/17/2021
Welcome to another hour of fish, fun, and music. Episode 2: Cool Tunes, Cold Water features Alaska’s honorary resident musician Tim Easton and Salmon Champion Sue Mauger. Hear Tim’s backstage interview and music recorded in a post Salmonfest performance at Bunnell Street Art Gallery in Homer, AK. Sue Mauger, Cook Inletkeeper’s Executive and Science Director takes us out in the field as she monitors stream temperatures of the Ninilchik river and examines how climate change is affecting our...

Duration:00:58:54

Protect What You Love Episode 1

1/3/2021
Introducing the first episode of Salmonfest Radio: An hour of fish, fun, and music. Episode 1: Protect What You Love features the funky crowd favorite band Diggin’ Dirt with music recorded from their 2019 Salmonfest set and a special backstage interview. We will hear from Georgie Heaverly, a young Cook Inlet commercial fisherwoman and fisher poet, during our first Salmon Champion segment. Whether it be testifying during board meetings or uplifting the fishermen way of life through art and...

Duration:00:59:00

Salmonfest Radio Announcement

8/1/2020
Salmonfest Radio is sharing conversations had on festival grounds in 2019, jammin' to music played from it's stages and highlighting the voices who protect Salmon culture in Alaska.

Duration:00:01:48