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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. Visit us online at AKRADIO.ORG for a complete archive or to sign up for e-mail updates.

Take a trip across Alaska without leaving your car, office, home or iPod. AK explores the people and places that make Alaska unique. Visit us online at AKRADIO.ORG for a complete archive or to sign up for e-mail updates.

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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. Visit us online at AKRADIO.ORG for a complete archive or to sign up for e-mail updates.

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Episodes

AK: A Petersburg veterinarian floats his clinic to Southeast communities

7/8/2019
For most pet owners, visits to the vet are nothing special, maybe even something they take for granted. But what if you don’t have access to medical care for your pet? This is a real problem for many people in Southeast Alaska’s remote communities. A problem Dr. Ken Hill has been trying to address for years.

Duration:01:52:48

AK: Solstice golf, Haines style

6/28/2019
Some Haines residents celebrated the summer solstice this year by playing… golf. The community took advantage of the late night sun to play a 9-hole tournament at The Valley of the Eagles golf course. It is not your typical manicured resort links, and for these locals, that’s more than okay.

Duration:00:04:34

AK: New Kodiak park dedicated to Alutiiq ancestors uprooted from their homeland

6/24/2019
The Kodiak Alutiiq/Sugpiaq Repatriation Commission has been working for years to recover artifacts and human remains of the community’s ancestors. As part of that effort, a new park in downtown Kodiak is dedicated to ancestors uprooted from their homeland.

Duration:00:05:22

AK: Juneau beach yields gold to dedicated dredgers

6/14/2019
In Juneau, a particular type of recreational mining has been picking up at a special beach in recent years. Mining histories identify the sand there as the century-old tailings of the Alaska-Gastineau Mining Company.

Duration:00:05:15

AK: Meet the Juneau couple who brush their teeth next to history

6/7/2019
The Last Chance Mining Museum is celebrating 25 years of continuous operation. But for the Juneau couple who lives there, it’s been a permanent residence for longer than that.

Duration:00:05:21

AK: Silver-haired Haines athletes go for gold

5/31/2019
Competitors in Haines are gearing up for the National Senior Games. The golden years are no time to slow down--they’re a time to bring home gold medals.

Duration:00:04:25

AK: The end of Wrangell’s king salmon derby leaves locals longing

5/24/2019
King salmon fishing in Alaska is political — but for those who can’t do it this summer, it’s also personal.

Duration:00:05:20

AK: Counting the hooligan swimming through Haines streams

5/17/2019
The only ongoing research on Southeast Alaska hooligan is the result of a nine-year study by the Chilkoot Indian Association.

Duration:00:04:39

AK: Petersburg students turn plastic trash into artsy treasures

5/10/2019
In Petersburg, a visiting artist is turning plastic pollution into art at the grade school. These exercises are designed to educate kids on the true costs of plastics on our planet.

Duration:00:04:50

AK: Search dogs harness their super-powered noses

5/3/2019
If you become lost or injured in Alaska, your best chance of being found may rest in the paws of an unassuming hero: a search dog. Man’s best friend has a super-powered sense of smell that can detect just about anyone, anywhere.

Duration:00:05:39

AK: Keeping the Tlingit language alive with youth

4/29/2019
Officially there are 20 Alaska Native languages in the state. But fluent speakers continue to decline. That led then-Gov. Bill Walker to declare a linguistic emergency last year. Now, Tlingit elders are teaching young children early in a home-like environment, and they’re finding it more effective than the classroom.

Duration:00:05:20

AK: One family’s pirate home is Sitka’s hidden treasure

4/19/2019
What if you wanted your home to be more extraordinary, more unusual, more like, say, a pirate ship? One Sitka family has been realizing that vision, slowly turning their home into a shipwrecked, tropical paradise over the last 40 years.

Duration:00:05:17

AK: Experimental tilapia skin burn treatment heals Haines dog

4/12/2019
Veterinary medicine didn’t have solutions for severe burns in animals until a UC Davis vet was motivated by the California wildfires to pioneer a new treatment. She brought her skills to Haines to teach local vets how to use the tilapia fish skins—and help save a local dog’s life.

Duration:00:05:11

AK: Know the risks before you visit Mendenhall Glacier’s newest ice cave

4/5/2019
Although the famous blue caverns from several years ago have disappeared, word of a new cave spread over social media this winter and brought crowds to the glacier. But while hiking to the cave is a remarkable experience, it also comes with some risk.

Duration:00:05:06

AK: Sludge, scum and grit take toll on Sitka’s aging wastewater facility

3/29/2019
Ever wonder what happens when you flush? At Sitka’s wastewater treatment plant, a $10 million dollar revitalization project is in the works for the facility that was built almost 40 years ago.

Duration:00:05:48

AK: What happens when a community gets running water? People get healthier

3/22/2019
What’s it like to go from hauling all your water and sewer to one day being able to turn on the faucet and flush a toilet? In Eek, a multi-year project is wrapping up bringing running water to the community for the first time.

Duration:00:05:26

AK: Ketchikan mental health clinic hopes ‘Proof’ will debunk taboos

3/15/2019
The nonprofit that runs a Ketchikan mental health clinic recently sponsored a local production of a Broadway play. As Leila Kheiry reports, it's one of many steps in an effort to combat taboos around mental illness.

Duration:00:04:49

AK: The unique international agreement behind the Log Cabin Ski Trails

3/8/2019
Skagway’s Log Cabin Ski Society and the BC Ministry of Forests work together to maintain a ski site that’s remote for Canadians, but local to Alaskans.

Duration:00:05:12

AK: Taking a ride with the last dog team left in Utqiaġvik

3/1/2019
In Utqiaġvik, there’s still one dog team left, and their musher has been getting around the tundra by dogsled for more than 30 years.

Duration:00:05:21

AK: How a mischievous Home Depot surveyor turned this hill into guerrilla art

2/22/2019
Theodolites, semaphore, trigonometry and some “Big Lebowski” references — everything you wanted to know about the peace sign and a few things you didn’t.

Duration:00:00:35