Nuggets: Mat-Su Salmon Partnership

Corinne Smith, the Nature Conservancy’s coordinator of the Mat-Su Salmon Partnership, talks to host Charlie Loeb about salmon habitat restoration and protection projects in the Susitna Valley. In a stream-side recording, Corinne explains how the partnership works with landowners to plan ahead on development projects and  successfully restore damaged streams for healthy juvenile salmon stocks….

Nuggets-Deep Chatham

Aired live from the KTNA studio, host Amanda Randles talks with a couple of musicians from Chatham County, North Carolina, who have been working and playing in Talkeetna over the summer. Jeff Loops and Julian Sikes talk about their music and play several of their own songs during this half hour.  Short music videos of…

Nuggets-Gale Weatherell and Allan Dahl

On this program from our archives, host Holly Stinson talks to Gale Weatherell and Allan Dahl, who were boyhood friends in Talkeetna in the 1940’s. In this program, the two men bring the past to life, telling stories  about personalities and business establishments in the little town of miners and trappers. This is the first…

Nuggets-Roger Robinson, Alaska Range mountaineer

Roger Robinson, the mountain ranger with experience in the Alaska Range since the seventies, talks to host Maureen McLaughlin about his early years in climbing, his first climbs in Alaska, and settling in to the area as he made mountaineering his profession as well as his passion.  This is an archived program, originally aired in…

Nuggets-The Fairview Inn

On this Nugget,  we hear some stories about some of the regulars at the historic  Fairview Inn in the 1980′s, also a visit by a celebrity, and an outline of the historic building’s owners through the decades.  Guest Pam Rannals, who tended the bar and managed the business in the eighties, tells host Laura Wright…

Nuggets-Jean Richardson on Mary Carey

In this Nuggets program originally aired in 2009, host Maureen McLaughlin sits down with Trapper Creek resident Jean Richardson, who reminisces about the adventurous life of her late mother Mary Carey — Upper Susitna Valley schoolteacher, journalist, photographer, homesteader, activist, fiddlehead fern farmer, and lodge owner. Audio runs about a half hour. Nuggets audio (mp3)

Nuggets-Talkeetna and Trapper Creek old-timers, Part 2

Host Holly Stinson provides an edited version of an original Granny’s Radio Recipe show with Emmila Denny and Roberta Sheldon reminiscing about the old-timers in the Susitna Valley.  In this second part we get a peek at the post office of the past, hear stories about Colonel Johnson, Frank Monnikes, and the “Whose-a-Vitches”,  along with…

Nuggets-Talkeetna and Trapper Creek old-timers

Host Holly Stinson provides an edited version of an original Granny’s Radio Recipe show with Emmila Denny and Roberta Sheldon reminiscing about the old-timers in the Susitna Valley.  In this first of two parts, you’ll hear about Shorty Bradley and his bloodhound, Lena Morrison’s hula group and her missing jewels, along with stories about the…

Nuggets-Talkeetna 1939, an interview with June Scheele

June Campbell Scheele reminisces about living at the Fairview Inn in 1939 as a young girl. She remembers the “one-armed bandit” slot machine that kept her busy for hours, the guy who was suspected of the Cache Creek murders, flying with a stunt pilot, and playing at the river and on Main Street. Her mother,…