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Posts from the 'Nuggets' category

Nuggets – Harvesting wild food in the spring

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Pam Robinson and Kathy Ernst share harvesting and preparation tips for wild foods you can find soon after the snow goes away, including fiddlehead ferns, Devil’s club, and more. Audio runs a half hour.

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Here are some recipes featured in the show…


Nuggets-A visit with the Jennes

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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.

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Nuggets-“Trapper John” Baker, part 3

Thursday, April 15, 2010

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.

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Nuggets- “Trapper John” Baker, part 2

Thursday, April 8, 2010

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.

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Nuggets-The Making of Birch Syrup

Thursday, April 1, 2010

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.

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Nuggets-A tribute to Cliff Hudson

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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.

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Nuggets: McKinley, Denali-What’s in a name?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

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)

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Nuggets: Getting Clean in Talkeetna

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

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.

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Nuggets-sprint mushers Egil Ellis and Helen Lundberg

Friday, February 19, 2010

TALKING DOGS— Sprint mushers Egil Ellis and his wife Helen Lundberg share the passion of racing sprint dogs.

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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)

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