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.
Posts from the 'Nuggets' category
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.
In this Nuggets program from our archive, local health care provider Keith Kehoe talks about the reasons he sees patients this time of year, and gives us some advice about how to stay out of trouble!
On the 100th anniversary of Belmore Browne’s explorations in the Susitna Valley, local Browne aficionado Arthur Mannix gives us a glimpse into this “rustic Renaissance man”-the hunting guide, artist, climber, and writer. Arthur also explains his personal connection to the Browne family, dating back to his college days. Charlie Loeb hosts. Audio runs a half hour.
Books recommended in the show:
The Conquest of Mount McKinley by Belmore Browne, 1st edition 1913
Mountain Man: The Story of Belmore Browne – Hunter, Explorer, Artist, Naturalist, and Preserver of Our Northern Wilderness by Robert Bates, 1988.
In a Nugget originally aired in January 2009, we hear from longtime Talkeetna resident, business owner, and folk musician Tom Waite. Along with some of his original music, Tom tells of his experiences in civil rights and folk music circles in the sixties. Tony Crocetto hosts.
How many uses can one birch tree serve? Arthur Mannix explains the One Tree Project for the upper Susitna and all the explorations of birch trees and the boreal forest that will be taking place as part of the project. This is a Nugget of expanding possibilities, complete with poetry, and hosted by Charlie Loeb. Here are the links referred to in the program:
e-mail to Susitna Forestry Council: susitnaforestrycouncil [at] yahoo [dot] com
Audio runs about a half hour.
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In this week’s Nugget, we find out about the temporary cosmopolitan community that springs up each year at Kahiltna Base Camp, where hundreds of Alaska Range climbers fly in and out. Host Laura Wright has an in-studio conversation with Denali National Park South District Ranger John Leonard, we hear sound clips from camp, as well as a live call from base camp “mother”, Lisa Roderick, up there in the snow at 7,200 feet.
In this Nugget, hosted by Suvan Sterling, Su Valley Students investigate the allure and youthful nature of Talkeetna. What is it that draws people to Talkeetna and what brings them back? You’ll hear voices from several generations. Audio runs about a half hour.