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Sandy Harper and Dick Reichman chat once a month with authors and artists about plays, books, theater and Alaska’s performance art culture. Listen the last Wednesday of each month at 2:30 p.m.

Sandy Harper and Dick Reichman chat once a month with authors and artists about plays, books, theater and Alaska’s performance art culture. Listen the last Wednesday of each month at 2:30 p.m.
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Sandy Harper and Dick Reichman chat once a month with authors and artists about plays, books, theater and Alaska’s performance art culture. Listen the last Wednesday of each month at 2:30 p.m.






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Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Anchorage Theatre Youth have been having this extraordinary adventure for the last few years thanks to South's Erin Dagon Mitchell last year and this year David Block is taking West High for an encore. This year will feature an original musical by David Block, the Drama Teacher at West. Find out more about this amazing international gathering of theatre companies, what it takes to get there, and the impact it has on those involved. KSKA: Monday 12/30 at 1:30 pm Listen Now


Not Your Mother’s Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts still teach leadership skills and cooperation with others, but today's Girl Scouts also encourage young girls to excel and be interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Girl Scouts' exciting programming still also includes the arts with opportunities for Scouts to hone their skills with badges in playwriting and the theatre. On the next Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, meet Sue Perles, CEO of Girls Scouts of Alaska and an extraordinary role model to...


The Latest Adventures of Alaskan Mystery Writer, Dana Stabenow

This month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, Dana Stabenow talks about her Edgar-award winning Kate Shugak series as well as her latest historical novel about Marco Polo's granddaughter traveling the Silk Road west from China to England in the years between 1322 and 1327. Dana also shares inside stories about publishing and establishing her own ebooks site so fans can order from her directly. Learn about Storyknife, the writers retreat for women that Dana is going to build in Homer. KSKA:...


Sound Secrets Behind Films

Nat Reichman has worked with the great Phillip Glass as well as Alaska's own famous classical composer John Luther Adams. This month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, we'll explore the journey from growing up in Valdez Alaska to being a major music producer and mixing engineer specializing in contemporary classical music and soundtracks for television. KSKA: Monday 6/24 at 1:00 pm Listen Now


A Love Story

This romance began on stage when both were cast in “You Can’t Take It With You.” Three years later nuptials are performed on that very stage with a very theatrical wedding. In the meantime, the couple has been in the UK pursuing their dreams. We’ll find out what the theatre scene in London is like as well as planning a unique wedding long distance and share the marriage proposal that had to end with a “yes!” KSKA: Monday, 5/27 at 1:00pm Download Audio


Women’s History Month

This month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, our guest is Jane Angvik who has been a catalyst for empowering women and was one of the major initiators for The Alaska Women's Hall of Fame. She is currently a major civic leader for Alaskan Girl Scouts who are taking inspiring quantum leaps earning badges our grandmothers never dreamed of.Meet one of Alaksa's true treasures and be inspired yourself Monday at 1:00 pm. KSKA: Monday at 1:00 pm


Shakespeare Bard-A-Thon

This month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, Sandy and Dick host Jessica Jacob and Elizabeth Ware, organizers of Anchorage's first 24-hour Shakespeare Bard-A-Thon. UAA, Out North, Alaska Theatre of Youth and Cyrano's will each host a 6 hour segment of Shakespeare play readings organized into historical plays, ghost stories, youth and mischief and finally comedies. KSKA: Monday 2/25 at 1:00 pm


Alaska Humanities Forum’s New Olympian CEO

The Alaska Humanities Forum has a new CEO and she is Alaskan Olympian Nina Kemppel. For the past two decades Alaskans have known of Nina the skier. This month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, meet Nina the CEO and find out about the many exciting programs, initiatives and grants that the Alaska Humanities Forumsupports.


Snap Decisions

Alaska news photographer for over 30 years, Jim Lavrakas is an Anchorage icon. He joins hosts Sandy and Dick on this month's edition of Alaska Radio Reader Rambler to discuss his new book "Snap Decisions" and how he used Kickstarter to fund it. KSKA: Monday 12/31 at 1:00 pm


To Russia With Love, An Alaskan’s Journey

This month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, Alaska Constitutional Convention delegate, Vic Fischer joins host Sandy Harper to give listeners a sneak peek at his long anticipated memoir "To Russia With Love, An Alaskan's Journey. Alaska Radio Reader Rambler predicts To Russia With Love will be a national best seller with rave reviews in the New York Times. KSKA: Monday 10/29 1:00 pm


The Alaska Pilot Project

Already one of the most generous film tax incentive programs in the country, the Alaska Film Incentive Program will receive a boost in July allowing movie makers to receive a 50 percent credit on all wages paid to Alaskan writers, producers and directors. This development spurred Affinityfilms, Inc., a nonprofit educational media production company based in Anchorage to create the Alaska Pilot Project. The project aimsat to educate local writers in the craft of writing for televisionwith...


Celebrating Czech Culture in Alaska

This month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, Frank Nosek and Wayne Mergler from the Czech-Alaska Society join us to talk about the Czech community in Alaska, Czech culture and celebrating MilošForman's 80th birthday in Anchorage. Best known for his Oscar award winning films, One flew Over Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus, Forman's films will be distributed to Czech consulates across America. The Czech-Alaska Society will host a free showing of one of his earlier films,Black Peter on September 29 at...


A Conversation with Renaissance Theatre Artist Ed Bourgeois

Producer, director, actor, playwright, former Artistic Director at the Anchorage Opera, Elvis impersonator back in his Mr. Whitekeys days and the public face of Art Matters, Ed Bourgeois joins us for Alaska Radio Reader Rambler this month. Edis currently directing and appearing at Cyrano's for the National Premiere of Gold Rush Girls inspired by Lael Morgans Classic Alaskan book Gold Rush Girls. KSKA: Monday at 1:00 pm


Kachemack Bay Writers Conference 2012

Alaska Radio Reader Rambler should be called Alaska Radio Writers Rambler this month as we talk about the premier Kachemack Bay Writers Conference in Homer with Former Alaska State Writer Laureate Nancy Lord and conference organizer Carol Swartz. If you are a writer or ever wanted to be a writer, there is no where else to be in June. The keynote guest of honor is National Book Award Winner, author of the classic Arctic Dreams, Barry Lopez. Learn more about Barry Lopez and and the exciting...


Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame & Women’s History Month

Since 2009 the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame has been recognizing women who have helped shape Alaska at an induction ceremony held every March during Women's History Month. AWHF steering committee member, Jane Angvik joins hosts Sandy and Dick on this month's edition of Alaska Radio Reader Rambler to talk about the Class of 2012 and how you can nominate an Alaska woman to become a member. KSKA: Monday 3/26 at 1:00 pm

Remembering Frank Reed, Iconic Alaskan

Frank Reed came to Anchorage in 1915 and recently passed at the age of 99. Frank was healthy and active up to a week before his passing last month, in fact he had been planning (and prepaid) his 100th Birthday Bash which will still take place next December 22, 1912 at the Alaska Railroad Depot. This month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, a tribute and stories about Frank Reed, iconic Amazing Alaskan. KSKA: Monday 2/27 1:00 pm


Dickens 2012

2012 is the bi-centennial year of Charles Dickens. London and all of England are celebrating. Our guest this month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, Wayne Mergler, has an extraordinary passion for and expertise on Charles Dickens, the man and his work. Wayne will take you on a deluxe guided tour of Dickens' London, so when you go to England yourself you will know all the fascinating and exciting places to go in the footsteps of Charles Dickens, including his favorite pubs. KSKA: Monday 1/30...


Brushing Up Your Shakespeare

This month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, an interview with UAA professor Dr. Rob Crosman, Shakespeare buff and ultra-expert on everything Shakespeare. Learn little-known factoids about Shakespeare, his work, and his still-powerful impact on us today. KSKA: Monday 10/31 at 1:00 pm

Celebrating the Loussac Library’s 25th Anniversary

Monday, August 29 at 1:00 pm This month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, Toni McPherson and Shane Mitchell share inside historic library stories and what's happening at the library during the month long birthday party.


Kim Rich, “Johnny’s Girl” Is Now All Grown Up

Monday, July 25 at 1:00 pm This month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, an update on Kim Rich, who's book was national sensation in 1999 and is still in print. Johnny's Girl started as a series in the Anchorage Daily News, became a book, a TV special and a play.