Victoria Petersen, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

Victoria Petersen, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

Anchorage’s local Hanukkah gatherings shine light on tradition and food

Jewish people across the city observed Hanukkah this week by lighting candles drinking wine and frying food.
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Why don’t more residents know about Anchorage’s flag?

It’s bright yellow and only flown in only a couple spots around the city. Few people have probably seen Anchorage’s municipal flag, but it plays an important role in the city’s symbolism. Listen now

Reception mixed on ASD proposal to switch school start times around

The Anchorage School District is considering a huge change. The district is looking at implementing new school start times, with elementary schools starting earlier and high schools later. Listen now

AK: The sweet traditions of Russian Orthodox Easter

Russian Orthodox Easter comes April 8, and families across Alaska are preparing for the event with Easter Bread. The symbolic bread came to the state with Russian colonists, but has taken on new life with Alaskans who have added their own traditions to it. Listen now

Alaska Railroad’s first black conductor celebrates unprecedented 50 years with company

Harry Ross never imagined he’d be conducting trains. But in 1968 he became the first black conductor for the Alaska Railroad. March 6th will be Ross’ 50th anniversary with the company, a milestone never reached by any other trainman. Listen now

49 Voices: Erynn Bell of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Erynn Bell in Anchorage. Bell is the owner of Rethink Home, a used furniture store. Listen now

49 Voices: Ylli Ferati of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Ylli Ferati in Anchorage. Ferati is a bartender at Fiori D'Italia, which his family owns. He claims to have the largest whiskey collection in the state. Listen now

49 Voices: Hannah Dorough of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Hannah Dorough in Anchorage. Dorough is an English graduate from UAA who is a ski coach for Junior Nordic. Listen now

49 Voices: Carolina Vidal of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Carolina Vidal lives in Anchorage. Vidal is originally from Mexico and is the owner of The Piñata Shop in Anchorage. Listen now