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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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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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Episodes

AK: After 75 years, a bittersweet homecoming for Attu descendants

5/18/2018
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Seventy-five years after Japan invaded the furthest tip of the Aleutian chain, Attuans are returning home. Listen now

Duration:00:05:52

AK: Cross-border effort tracks Taku wild salmon

5/11/2018
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Wild salmon are meticulously trapped and tagged by U.S. and Canadian researchers on both sides of the border as part of the Pacific Salmon Treaty. The data helps gauge marine survival rates of salmon after they leave fresh water. Listen now

Duration:00:04:48

AK: What does Black Panther mean to America’s most diverse community?

5/4/2018
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Residents of Anchorage got a chance to get up close and personal with the film Black Panther when one of the stuntwomen and actresses from the film visited Clark Middle School to talk to the Mountain View community last Saturday. Listen now

Duration:00:04:38

AK: Haines students prepare to display puppets, sets at first Friday

4/27/2018
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Some young artists will be showing their work at a local art gallery during a First Friday event in Haines next week. The show will consist of handmade puppets and sets and is the culmination of a several-months-long collaboration between students and a local puppet group. Listen now

AK: What’s the deal with Juneau’s barefoot guy?

4/20/2018
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Xtratufs, Bogs, Muck Boots — comfortable, waterproof footwear is pretty much a necessity here in Juneau. But not for the local some know as “the barefoot guy.” Listen now

Duration:00:05:42

AK: Haines recycling group promotes zero waste as part of Earth Week events

4/13/2018
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The community of Haines is already doing a lot to promote less waste, but this Earth Day a recycling organization in the Southeast Alaska town is trying to take it to a whole new level. Listen now

Duration:00:05:16

AK: The sweet traditions of Russian Orthodox Easter

4/6/2018
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Russian Orthodox Easter comes April 8, and families across Alaska are preparing for the event with Easter Bread. The symbolic bread came to the state with Russian colonists, but has taken on new life with Alaskans who have added their own traditions to it. Listen now

Duration:00:04:41

AK: Historic Iditarod, an Alaska ghost town

3/30/2018
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In 1910, the gold rush boom town of Iditarod was the most populous city in the state. By 1940, the population was one. Today, it serves as a checkpoint for the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Listen now

Duration:00:05:21

AK: Kasigluk Yuraq tradition dances through the generations

3/23/2018
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The 2018 Cama-i Dance Festival was dedicated to six elders from the tundra village of Kasigluk. The elders revived Yup’ik dance in the village and serve as the foundation of the community’s dance tradition today. The community is working to never need a revival again. Listen now

Duration:00:05:11

AK: Staying power: world-class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor comes to Sitka

3/16/2018
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In the world of martial arts, the name Gracie is a major heavyweight. The Gracie family is synonymous with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and brought the sport to the United States over 40 years ago. A student of the Gracie family brought his teachings from Brazil to a local gym in Sitka. Listen now

Duration:00:05:21

AK: How an Arkansas duck tagger became a champion musher

3/2/2018
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The Iditarod is upon us, and those who follow the race know that dog mushing is home to many colorful characters. It might seem strange that one of Alaska's top mushers has a southern accent - but, when one reporter from Arkansas heard Allen Moore's southern drawl, she immediately recognized one of her own. Listen now

Duration:00:05:35

AK: Sitka students flex their performance muscles at state DDF tournament

2/23/2018
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While the Olympics come to a close in PyeongChang this weekend, another competition is underway at East Anchorage High School. That’s where over 100 students and their coaches have gathered for the state’s annual “Drama, Debate, and Forensics” Championship. Listen now

Duration:00:05:32

AK: Rising populations, threat of disease prompt renewed interest in bat research

2/16/2018
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Bats are a pretty low priority for most Alaskan biologists, but that could be changing due to a recent uptick in the creature’s population. Add to that a disease that’s been killing millions of bats in the lower 48, and Alaska might be taking note with the rest of the nation very soon. Listen now

AK: UAA’s Earthquake ’64 brings historic disaster to the stage

2/9/2018
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UAA's Earthquake '64 shows how the 1964 Alaska Earthquake affected ordinary citizens in Anchorage. It's not a traditional natural disaster play. Listen now

Duration:00:04:58

AK: Mysterious pink pond prompts a question and a quest

1/26/2018
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A hydrologist’s marker dye is unlikely, but there are a variety of biological processes that could be responsible for discoloration of the pond that’s located about 4 miles down the Herbert Glacier trail. Listen now

Duration:00:05:01

AK: What’s it like to drive a 54,000 pound DOT plow truck?

1/19/2018
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It’s winter, and that usually means plenty of snow and ice. Or at least it did in November, when Adelyn Baxter had the chance to ride shotgun in a 54,000-pound plow truck to learn a little about how roads in Juneau are cleared. Listen now

Duration:00:05:30

Prince of Wales Island schools started growing food. Now 1st graders are binging on broccoli

1/12/2018
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One Southeast school district has been raising fruits and vegetables in greenhouses, because it’s easier to get kids to eat their greens if those children have grown those vegetables themselves. Listen now

Duration:00:05:03

AK: Leaving Alaska on the ferry

1/5/2018
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Alaska is a big place, but doesn’t have a lot of roads to show for it. It does have the Alaska Marine Highway System, and Alaskans travel all over the state on the ferry. Some people use the it to move to Alaska, and others when it’s time to leave. That latter group includes Alaska Public Media correspondent Vikram Patel, reporting from from somewhere between Haines, AK and Bellingham, WA, last November.

Duration:00:05:13

AK: Anchorage’s thriving skateboard scene retreats underground

12/29/2017
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Skateboarders in Anchorage are taking over parking garages with impromptu sessions and home-made ramps. Listen now

Duration:00:05:41

AK: Anchorage celebrates winter solstice with tour of trees

12/22/2017
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The event raises money for the local ski association and brings thousands of people together to tour the festive ski trails. Listen now

Duration:00:04:30

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