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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: “Kicking the sky with your feet,” four teams compete in Bethel’s NYO Invitational

11/17/2017
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Bethel’s Native Youth Olympic Invitational went on as scheduled. Teams arrived by boat and small planes through thick fog to compete in the traditional games of strength and endurance at Bethel’s Gladys Jung Elementary School. Listen now

Duration: 00:05:08


AK: Practicing for a plane crash in Ketchikan

11/10/2017
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Every three years, always on a rainy day it seems, Ketchikan practices for a plane crash. The drill involves pretty much every emergency response agency, and a whole lot of volunteers. Listen now

Duration: 00:05:28


AK: Anthropologists excavate 13,000-year-old secrets near Fort Greely

11/3/2017
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Anthropologists with the University of Alaska Fairbanks say a site they’re excavating near the Delta River west of Fort Greely was first inhabited by people some 13,000 years ago – not long after humanity crossed over a now-submerged land bridge that connected Asia and North America. Listen now

Duration: 00:05:49


AK: The Birdman of Alcatraz’s grisly Juneau connection

10/27/2017
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In this spooky pre-Halloween edition of AK, we revisit the scene of the crime, the site of a cold-blooded murder over a hundred years ago in Juneau. KTOO’s Matt Miller spent this summer researching what happened when the Birdman of Alcatraz killed for the first time. Listen now

Duration: 00:05:13


AK: The mystery behind Ketchikan Ghost Tours

10/13/2017
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Ketchikan is home to plenty of supernatural phenomena. That’s the theory, at least, behind a new venture: Ketchikan Ghost Tours. Listen now

Duration: 00:05:10


AK: At Wales’ Kingikmiut Festival, dancing to heal

10/6/2017
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Last month, the community of Wales, in Western Alaska, hosted one of the biggest Alaska Native dance festivals in the state. 10 groups from around the region and as far as Anchorage flew in to the village over Labor Day weekend, to sing, dance, drum, talk — and heal. Listen now

Duration: 00:06:12


Juneau business showcases diverse artists’ work in postcard contest

9/29/2017
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Kindred Post, a post office, gift shop and gathering space in downtown Juneau held a recent art contest. The prize? 10 winners will now get their art printed on the shop’s postcards. The selections came from around the state, and from a purposely diverse group of artists. Listen now

Duration: 00:04:49


AK: $15,000 and 2,000 miles later, Kotzebue High volleyball players show Sitka their skills

9/22/2017
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Alaska’s high school sports teams spend a lot of time and money on travel. But $15,000 and 2,000 miles for a single trip? That’s unusual. Earlier this month the Kotzebue Girls Volleyball team travelled to Sitka to play Mount Edgecumbe and Sitka High School. Listen now

Duration: 00:05:23


AK: At Katmai’s Brooks Camp, tourists and bears mingle mostly carefree

9/15/2017
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NPS has recorded only three bear-related incidents dating to 1950 at its most famous viewing spot. Park rangers attribute that to good orientation, supervision, accountability of food and gear, and abundant supply of Bristol Bay sockeye. Listen now

Duration: 00:05:44


AK: Archaeologists shed light on Tlingit culture near Petersburg, before Europeans

9/8/2017
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The small island town of Petersburg in Southeast, Alaska is known for its Norwegian heritage. But archaeologists are finding more evidence that Mitkof Island is just like others in the region. Tlingit people had settlements around Petersburg for thousands of years before Europeans planted their roots. Listen now

Duration: 00:05:50


AK: Petersburg family leads charge to save historic cabin in Tongass National Forest

8/31/2017
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90 privately-owned cabins were grandfathered into the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska when areas of it were designated as wilderness. But once the cabins are passed down one generation, they are slated to be removed or destroyed. Listen now

Duration: 00:06:04


AK: Gold claims expand as Herbert Glacier retreats

8/25/2017
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A retreating glacier is exposing virgin territory about 20 miles north of Juneau. Mining claims around the Herbert Glacier has a Canadian prospecting company excited and environmentalists concerned. Listen now

Duration: 00:05:32


AK: Cyclists support the fight against cancer while riding from Texas to Alaska

8/18/2017
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Last week 70 cyclists completed the longest annual charity bicycle ride in the world from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska. Every year the Texas 4000 raises thousands of dollars for cancer research. Listen now

Duration: 00:04:39


AK: Metlakatla residents celebrate their community’s 130th birthday

8/11/2017
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Every year on August 7, the Metlakatla Indian Community celebrates its founding with a day of art, food and prayer. Listen now

Duration: 00:05:04


AK: Southeast researchers are keeping up with the humpbacks

8/4/2017
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When animals are removed from the Endangered Species List, who keeps tabs on them? Often, the work of monitoring populations falls on volunteers. Listen now

Duration: 00:06:17


AK: Russian adventurers look to retrace Alaska route of past countrymen

7/28/2017
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This summer, an expedition of Russian adventurers arrived in Dillingham to retrace an historic route taken by Russian explorers in 1830, when Alaska was under the control of the Russian Empire. Listen now

Duration: 00:04:56


AK: Juneau cops and homeless strike common ground at the bowling alley

7/24/2017
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Earlier this month, homeless Juneau residents and local police competed on equal terms at a downtown bowling alley to draw donations for the cities Glory Hole homeless shelter. Listen now

Duration: 00:04:10


AK: Mod Carousel brings boylesque world premiere to Juneau

7/14/2017
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For eight years Seattle-based boylesque collective Mod Carousel blurs gender expression in Alaska. It’s newest show, Gilded makes its world premiere in Alaska. Juneau residents will be treated to the world premiere of a dance production this weekend. Listen now

Duration: 00:04:36


AK: ANSEP students get an inside look on the world of sharks

7/7/2017
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Last week, more than 50 students from the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program participated in a Career Exploration program, delving into the realm of marine science. The week-long program was designed to introduce the students to marine biology. Listen now

Duration: 00:04:34


AK: Ketchikan Arts Council hosts summertime story slams

6/30/2017
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On a recent evening in Ketchikan, locals and seasonal residents gathered at the Arctic Bar to carry on perhaps the oldest tradition known to humankind – storytelling. It was a chance for residents to tell their deepest secrets and reveal their sillier sides. Listen now

Duration: 00:05:02

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