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Take a trip across Alaska without leaving your car, office, home or iPod. AK explores the people and places that make Alaska unique.

Take a trip across Alaska without leaving your car, office, home or iPod. AK explores the people and places that make Alaska unique.
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Take a trip across Alaska without leaving your car, office, home or iPod. AK explores the people and places that make Alaska unique.

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AK: Vusi Mahlasela, ‘The Voice,’ sings for Hiland

10/19/2018
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Before acclaimed South African musician Vusi Mahlasela kicked off his Alaska tour this month, he hosted a special show for inmates at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center. Listen now

Duration:00:05:02

AK: Ketchikan students focus on ‘Sense of Place’ in Indigenous Peoples Day celebration

10/12/2018
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Monday marked the second year for Alaskans to commemorate Indigenous Peoples Day rather than the federal Columbus Day holiday. In Ketchikan, the local UAS Campus Library hosted a celebration of Indigenous culture. Listen now

AK: Lt. Gov. Mallott remembers John Active’s contributions to language revitalization

10/5/2018
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As the ink dried on Gov. Walker’s signature finalizing the Alaska Native Linguistic Emergency Administrative Order, Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott went to Bethel to speak about what the order can do. He also took a moment to recognize public broadcasting’s John Active, who made major contributions to keeping language alive in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Listen now

Duration:00:05:18

AK: Nerdiness and fandom abound at Anchorage’s 13th Annual Senshi Con

9/28/2018
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Last weekend, thousands of people poured into Anchorage’s Dena’ina Center for the 13th annual Senshi Con, t’s Alaska’s largest celebration of nerdiness and geek culture. Listen now

AK: In rural communities, Village Police Officers face impossible job

9/21/2018
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In the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta’s villages, local law enforcement’s job can seem impossible. Alaska’s Village Police Officers are expected to arrest their own friends and family without adequate support, and for very little pay. Listen now

Duration:00:05:50

AK: Petersburg’s Rainforest Festival teaches the public about salmon

9/14/2018
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The 11th annual Rain Forest Festival wrapped up in Petersburg last weekend. This year’s theme was salmon, but there were many events on and off the water. Listen now

Duration:00:05:26

AK: For Tlingit-Unangax artist Nicholas Galanin, first retrospective a lifetime in the making

9/7/2018
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Nicholas Galanin strives to create fearlessly. The Tlingit artist works in multiple mediums from his home in Sitka, and has made a name for himself in the indigenous art world. Listen now

Duration:00:05:44

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

8/31/2018
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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

Duration:00:05:38

AK: Are invasive Kodiak crawdads eating their salmon neighbors’ babies?

8/24/2018
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In the last few years, crawdads have been found scuttling along the bottom of a popular fishing area near Kodiak. Now, a local tribal organization is studying their movement, distribution and diet. Listen now

Duration:00:05:39

AK: One year after tragedy, stakes are high for Kake VPSOs

8/17/2018
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Like many communities in Alaska, the Village of Kake has an on-again, off-again history of local law enforcement. A year after the tragic death of a teenage girl – a case that still hasn’t been solved – the lights in the Village Public Safety Office are now back on. At least, they will be again in November, when the VPSOs return from training. Listen now

Duration:00:05:46

AK: Annual community dig brings archaeology to life in Kodiak

8/10/2018
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Every summer, the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository hosts a community project in Kodiak. Students and community members join in. Listen now

Duration:00:04:56

AK: Quartz Lake denizens adapt to a shrinking water level

8/3/2018
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Quartz Lake is shrinking -- the water level of the popular lake just north of Delta Junction is dropping. And while researchers try to find out why, archeologists are studying how humans have adapted to the lake’s periodic cycles of increasing and decreasing water levels since they moved into the area 14,000 years ago. Listen now

Duration:00:05:29

AK: Petersburg High graduate with cerebral palsy ready for new challenges

7/27/2018
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High school graduates from all over the state are taking the first steps into adulthood, whether that’s furthering their education, entering the workforce, or just exploring life. But one Petersburg graduate has had to overcome challenges to get to this point. Listen now

Duration:00:05:32

AK: The journey of Alaska’s go-to man in China

7/20/2018
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It took a lot of work for Alaska to break into the Chinese market. One man has been at it for decades: Yingdi Wang, the Chinese-born, American citizen who is the state’s go-to guy in China. Listen now

Duration:00:05:37

AK: Spruce tip fever brings economic boost to Southeast

7/13/2018
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Each spring in southeast Alaska the sitka spruce tip harvest happens suddenly and only lasts about a week. With the flavors growing popularity and short harvest season, Alaska businesses have to come rely on a small town commercial operation to meet the growing demand. Listen now

Duration:00:04:45

AK: Family food truck spices up Kodiak food scene with Salvadorian, Mexican fare

7/6/2018
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A food truck in Kodiak is creating quite a stir, serving up the national food of El Salvador, along with some other dishes. Listen now

Duration:00:05:40

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

6/29/2018
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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

Duration:00:05:29

AK: Bristol Bay fishing captains ‘speed hire’ to find their perfect match

6/22/2018
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Men and women move seats at a long row of folding tables. Their goal: to convince the captains on the other side that they are the one. Listen now

Duration:00:04:50

AK: Keeping memories alive on Father’s Day

6/15/2018
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The Dinner Party connects people grieving the loss of a loved one. On Father's Day they're sharing stories on social media from the thousands of Dinner Partiers all over the world whose dads have died. Listen now

Duration:00:05:39

AK: The tucked-away Icy Waves Surf Shop on the island of Yakutat

6/8/2018
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Summer is here and with it, the siren call of the ocean waves. That’s certainly the case in Yakutat, home of the Icy Waves Surf Shop. Listen now

Duration:00:05:18