In this program from our archives, host Holly Stinson talks to longtime Alaskans Rose and Gene Jenne, who lived in Platinum (while wearing a number of hats) in Southwest Alaska for twenty years, prior to their purchase of a gas station / laundromat on Main Street in Talkeetna, which they operated for thirty years. Audio runs a half hour.
Posts from the 'Nuggets' category
Holly Stinson wraps up her visit with Talkeetna resident John Baker with stories of trapping in the Kahiltna River area in the 60’s and 70’s, and the amazing story of Queenie the infamous aerial dog. Audio runs about a half hour.
Host Holly Stinson continues her conversation with Talkeetna resident John Baker. In this second of three Nuggets, you’ll hear about Trapper John’s third trip up the highway and the start of his trapping adventures in the Kahiltna River area. Audio runs a half hour.
On this archived Nugget from April 2009, we find out how to tap your own trees and boil it down to make something sweet and unique. Host Charlie Loeb talks to Dulce East of Kahiltna Birchworks. Audio runs about a half hour.
Host Sue Deyoe gathers memories of pioneer aviator and Talkeetna community member Cliff Hudson from the 1960’s to the present. Cliff recently passed away at age 84.
In this Nugget from the 2009 archive, host Sue Deyoe tackles a mountainous question…what should the Great One be called? Mount McKinley or Denali…the history of the Big Name Debate. We hear from Frank Norris, Pete Martin, Missy Smothers, and former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens. (30 min)
Host Laura Wright talks to area residents without plumbing, and current and former owners of bathing and laundry facilities, to find out how people are dealing with the shortage of places to get clean in Talkeetna.
Audio runs about a half hour.
TALKING DOGS— Sprint mushers Egil Ellis and his wife Helen Lundberg share the passion of racing sprint dogs.
Photo by Diana Haecker
The 75th anniversary of the Fur Rondy is this year, and local mushers will be among those participating in the sled dog racing portion of the festival. Host Charlie Loeb talks with two of them – Egil Ellis and Helen Lundberg of Willow, whose dog teams have won several prior championships. Find out what brought this pair and their dogs from Sweden to the Upper Susitna and discover the ins and outs of competitive sprint racing.
(Audio runs a half hour)
Valentines Day approaches and the Nuggets crew took to the field to find local love stories to share. Listen to stories about Joe and Sandra May of Trapper Creek and Ace and Elinor Ebling of Talkeetna, and find out how the Valentine family celebrates Valentines. Colleen Love hosts, with contributions from Laura Wright, Holly Stinson, and Gale Moses.