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 the fall of 2009. Audio runs about a half hour.
Posts from the 'Nuggets' category
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 ALL about it. This Nugget originally aired in November 2009.
Audio runs about a half hour.
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.
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 a dumpling recipe for Danish soup.
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 solar eclipse in 1963, the Talkeetna character known as Missouri, and others. Audio runs about a half hour.
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, Nola Campbell, wrote Talkeetna Cronies and Talkeetna Echoes, books about the town and its characters in the early years. Holly Stinson hosts. Audio runs about a half hour.
Former state poet laureate Tom Sexton talks with host Ed Craver about his craft. He reads several poems from his latest collection, For the Sake of the Light. Audio runs about a half hour.
What is the history of the Rubino building? Host Sue Deyoe interviews a number of different residents to piece together the history of a well known structure in downtown Talkeetna built in 1960. It’s an audio history of when and how was it built, how it morphed into a deli and ultimately Mountain High Pizza Pie.
How did the Green Light Circus get its name? Who got it going, and what’s happening with it now? Host Colleen Love talks to those instrumental in this Denali Arts Council endeavor: Mary Langham, Mary Farina, Meghan Holton, and Morgan Langham. Audio runs about a half hour.