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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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Alaska Public Telecommunications, Inc 3877 University Dr Anchorage AK 99508-4676 907-550-8400


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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


AK: How do you recruit more young Alaska Native nurses?

12/15/2017
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More and more programs have sprung up locally to familiarize students with trades and professions in the hopes of getting more Alaska Natives employed. That’s what the University of Alaska Anchorage did 20 years ago for Alaska Native nurses. The program is called RRANN: Recruiting and Retaining Alaska Natives into Nursing. Listen now

Duration: 00:04:44


AK: In the industrial heart of Anchorage is a warehouse full of wild birds

12/8/2017
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Bird TLC is a non-profit that's somewhere in between a veterinary clinic, animal shelter, and zoo. Now, it's on the cusp of moving to a dramatically different new home. Listen now

Duration: 00:04:56


AK: Talking Trash: Composting startup tackles Juneau’s green waste

12/1/2017
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A small Juneau start-up is proving that household composting works. Lisa Daugherty of Juneau Composts! is already receiving accolades for her subscription-based service that's keeping tons of green waste out of the landfill. Listen now

Duration: 00:05:09


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

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