KTNA Studio – Dave Totten, artist

Photo by Deb Wessler

Photo by Dora Miller

KTNA Studio

KTNA On Air Studio, Jan 2013

Photo by Deb Wessler

Photo by James Trump

Winter Black-capped Chickadee

winter chickadee

Photo by Robin Song

Fish Lake morning

Fish Lake morning

photo: Robin Song


Posts from the 'Writer’s Voice' category

Writer’s Voice–The Stealth Pandemic: It’s Already Too Late, by Bill Was

Sunday, April 12, 2015

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Talkeetna blogger Bill Was writes

about a years-long experience

which affected him deeply.

My impetus for this piece came from talking with a dear friend late last week who is just now beginning this arduous journey and hearing of his frightening albeit limited choices. The ‘stealth pandemic’ I speak of is something that is already well entrenched in our society and is also becoming more and more prevalent throughout the world. (more…)

Writer’s Voice–The Bridge Time of Year, by Robin Song

Sunday, April 5, 2015
Robin and friendly redpoll

Robin and friendly redpoll

Robin Song thinks of this time of year

as a bridge between seasons.

She found very unusual tracks

in the crusty snow on a recent walk.




It’s a quiet time in the yearly cycle; what I think of as a “bridge”.

The winter is behind us, and the frenetic energy of spring hasn’t quite begun.

Migratory birds are just beginning to trickle into the North Country.

We’ve been gifted with an early spring,

coming on the heels of an exceptionally mild winter. (more…)

Writer’s Voice–Dead Guy Up the Tracks, by Peter Mathiesen

Sunday, March 29, 2015


Talkeetna resident Peter Mathiesen

reads a chapter

from his recently published book,

Tales of the Alaska State Troopers.


Writer’s Voice–Skimming Stones, by Jake Graupmann

Sunday, March 22, 2015



Jake and Phoebs

This story recently received a prize

in an Alaska Writer’s Guild contest.

Jake lives in Talkeetna.






            When I was nine, I lost the use of my legs in a faultless automobile accident. Subsequent years found me over four wheels, two large and two small. I saw the change in my family’s eyes. Sympathetic. Overly-caring. Concerned. My friends acted differently as well. Some called less, some not at all. It wasn’t their fault. Naturally they shied away from things that were different, things that they didn’t understand. And I was that thing. Yes, this was my changing life, until I met John. (more…)

Writer’s Voice–Yukon River Adventure, the conclusion, by Yukon Don Tanner

Sunday, March 15, 2015

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 The conclusion of the riverboat float journey,

with an update on the participants.

Writer’s Voice–Yukon River Adventure, part 3, by Yukon Don Tanner

Sunday, March 8, 2015

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The riverboat float journey continues,

with missionary history of the Yukon River.

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Writer’s Voice–Yukon River Adventure, part 2, by Yukon Don Tanner

Sunday, March 1, 2015

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The riverboat float journey continues,

with some geography and human history of the Yukon River.

Go to http://lastfrontiermagazine.com/2014/11/03/on-the-river-yukon-river-adventures-part-ii/

to read the text and see photos.


Writer’s Voice-Yukon River Adventure, part 1, Launching a Dream, by Yukon Don Tanner

Sunday, February 22, 2015

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Talkeetna writer Yukon Don Tanner tells

the first part of an adventure by riverboat in 1980.

   The full story, with photos, can be found in Last Frontier magazine,

October through December, 2014.  http://lastfrontiermagazine.com/

Writer’s Voice–Winter Bird Count, by Robin Song

Sunday, January 11, 2015


Robin Song looks back on her Audubon Christmas Bird Count day.






The activity at my feeders began well before the sun broke over the treeline in the south the morning of January third- the annual Christmas Winter Bird Count Day in our area. As usual, I made sure the feeders were full and ready, for the birds had survived another long, cold winter night and were in need of fuel right away. (more…)