Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser, has become an Alaskan icon through his exploits behind a dogsled team. Alaska Public Media's Lori Townsend sat down with Buser at Happy Trails Kennel in Big Lake, Alaska to talk about what it takes to build a career and business around mushing in FACES OF ALASKA. Wednesday, March 9. 10:30 pm
Heather Lende is a writer. She's been a columnist for publications in Alaska and nationwide, published books about life in rural Haines, Alaska, and her third book, Find the Good, will be published Spring 2015 However, the job Lende is most passionate about is as obituary writer for her local paper, the Chilkat Valley News. http://youtu.be/xKf9CB9-Uzs
Nathan Shafer creates augmented reality - a digital overlay on the physical world. His work is displayed worldwide and focuses on Alaskan subjects - from receding glaciers to Seward's Success, a futuristic domed city that was never built. http://youtu.be/8Elu87SfL98
Ionia is a remote, and sometimes misunderstood intentional community located outside Kasilof, Alaska. The community was originally formed nearly 30 years ago by four families, each seeking a simpler, quieter life. The group, now numbering around 30 full-time residents, continues to pursue their goals in the relative solitude of their 160 acre communal property. http://youtu.be/TzA7W-Q-1kI
Alaskans know Mr. Whitekeys as a comedian, a musician and a Spam-loving night club impresario. Whether you know him from his days behind the piano at the Fly By Night Club, his popular stage shows, or his regular commentary on local television, now is your chance to get to know the man behind the loud Hawaiian shirt. TV: Monday, January 27 @ 8 PM
When people see a reindeer walking around downtown Anchorage, lots of questions come to mind. What is a reindeer doing in a wine shop, for example. Albert Whitehead, the caretaker of Star the Reindeer, never gets tired of telling the story to each passerby he meets. For him "Star #6" is a small piece of a long history of reindeer living at the corner of 10th and I in Anchorage.
It takes a different kind of person to live in Whittier, Alaska. The town is accessible only by water or by tunnel, the weather is extreme, and the only housing option is an ugly apartment building. But the community has managed to win over grade school teacher Erika Thompson. Alaska Public Media video producer Travis Gilmour spent a day with Thompson and found out life in this one-building town is unique, even by Alaska's standards. See more. Download Audio
Todd Salat was born an Iowa country boy, making his way to the mountains as often as possible. Once he came of age, it didn't take him long to find his way to Alaska. Over the past 20+ years, mostly by trial and error, Salat has become one of the best photographers of the northern lights in Alaska, and the world. More.