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–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…)

Writer’s Voice–-Stardate Susitna, 12-7-2015

Sunday, December 7, 2014


Kathleen talks about what’s going on in the Norhern Susitna Valley sky as we head toward the shortest day of the year.






Writer’s Voice–Wild Goose Chase, by Maureen Chambrone

Sunday, November 30, 2014
Maureen as a witch

Maureen as a witch


A very unusual way to catch your Thanksgiving dinner.








(For audio, please click on player below!)

For me Thanksgiving is about celebrating the foods gathered, hunted, and picked from the wild or the garden.  My favorite Thanksgivings are the ones with as many foods as possible having been harvested by me or friends.  When I was growing up most of our Thanksgiving food came from the grocery store.  Food was just food for me in those days.  Thanksgiving was a celebration of eating.

Now age has tempered my appetite, and the joy is in being together with others and celebrating the wonderful animals, plants, and berries that come from this land.  These foods are rich in flavor, the colors dazzle a dull November day, and behind much of this harvested food is often a story that you just don’t get from grocery store food.  This is one of mine from a couple of years ago.