KTNA Studio – Dave Totten, artist

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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 'Susitna Writer’s Voice' category

Susitna Writer’s Voice – “The Real Winner” by Ruth Moore

Monday, January 16, 2017

The sun glinted off the compacted snow, causing me to squint my eyes to narrow slits. It was mid-January, and the eager gathering of people was heading in a single, definite direction.

I could feel the cold steel through my heavy-duty jeans and long johns as the crowd pushed me against the frost-covered chain link fence. I leaned over the icy cold wire and strained to see the reason for the crowd’s excitement. The pressing spectators shouted and screamed as though gladiators had been turned loose on the strip of snow-packed trail no wider than four feet.

A sudden hush fell over the crowd. Excited barking of dogs could be heard in the distance.


Susitna Writers Voice – The Friendliest Nuthatches, by Robin Song

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

After fetching male NH out of Jetta.jpg Sweetie & Robin.jpg

It began in October, when I put suet out for the many birds populating the forest around the cabin. Some were migratory species, some were birds which would be spending the winter. I noticed a family of Red-Breasted Nuthatches-two parents and five offspring. They were very active and noisy, beeping and chattering, as only Nuthatches can do.


Susitna Writer’s Voice – StarDate Susitna, by Kathleen Flemming 1-08-2017

Monday, January 9, 2017

http://www.mreclipse.com/SEphoto/TSE1991/image/TSE91-4cmp1w.JPGIn this episode of Susitna Writer’s Voice, Kathleen Fleming looks ahead to astronomical events in the coming week and anticipated highlights of  new year.

Susitna Writer’s Voice – StarDate Susitna, by Kathleen Flemming 12-19-2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

             Mid winter sun at Stonehenge

On this Susitna Writer’s Voice, Kathleem Flemming has a StarDate Susitna program about the winter solstice and other astronomical topics.

Susitna Writer’s Voice – StarDate Susitna, by Kathleen Flemming 12-11-16

Monday, December 12, 2016


In this episode of Susitna Writer’s Voice, SatrDate Susitna, host Kathleen Fleming talks about mercury, the moon appearing very close to a bright star, the Geminid meteor shower, and the “long night moon”.

Susitna Writer’s Voice – Paint The Sky With Stars by Bill Was

Monday, December 5, 2016

“Oh My God, it’s full of stars”… These were David Bowman’s last words as he moved toward the monolith orbiting Jupiter at the end of Arthur C. Clarke’s classic work – “2001: A Space Odyssey”. I loved this work, as well as many written by Mr. Clarke, and I’ve never forgotten that incredulous statement made by Dr. Bowman as he was being prepared to ‘enter’ the monolith. Flash forward to these past few weeks in south central Alaska and the amazingly clear nights we’ve experienced; living semi-rural I’ve been able to view the only recently returned dark night skies virtually every night across the past few weeks and they have been spectacular!


Susitna Writer’s Voice – StarDate Susitna, by Kathleen Flemming 11-27-16

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Kathleen for StarDate

On this episode of StarDate Susitna,

Kathleen Fleming talks about seasons on Mars, the New Moon, a non-zodiac constellation and planets visible in the evening and morning skies.

Susitna Writer’s Voice – Accommodating Aging by Bill Was

Friday, November 18, 2016

In a way I feel profoundly unqualified to write this piece, for although I am 63 years of age, I am continually discovering just how ill-prepared I am for my advancing years. In hindsight, I largely behaved as though I was ’18 and invincible’ until a foolish misstep on March 27, 2015 yielded a severely fractured left radius and ulna and forced me to recognize my own mortality. Thirty eight thousand dollars and some major orthopedic surgery later I began to learn just how unprepared I was for life as a sexagenarian.

Susitna Writer’s Voice–StarDate Susitna, by Kathleen Fleming 11-13-2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


The program covers the Full Moon of November, the Leonid meteor shower, and other astronomical events.

This image shows typical “Super” and “Mini” moons in a single year.
This week’s perigee moon was slightly bigger.
NASA illustration.