As part of their class with the University of Alaska, fisheries students, Matthew Callahan & Valentina Melica, joined by their professor, Anne Beaudreau, convey their research on whales and sablefish (black cod).
Editor Anjuli Grantham & Fishtorian Bob King discuss the book Tin Can Country: Southeast Alaska’s Historic Salmon Canneries.
Author Dr. Emily Moore discusses her book Proud Raven, Panting Wolf and the creation of our many totem parks that came out of the Great Depression.
49 Writers brings us an intriguing panel of Ishmael Hope & Don Rearden discussing the survival novel, In the Heart of the Sea.
Weaver Kathryn Rousso discusses her amazing baskets as well as types of basket weaving.
U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith visits Juneau as part of her second-term project, American Conversations: Celebrating Poems in Rural Communities. Ms. Smith reads her own poetry and unveils the poetry anthology, American Journal: Fifty Poems for Our Time, featuring the work of 50 living American poets of different backgrounds, offering 50 different outlooks on…
Ken Coates, co-author of The Sinking of the Princess Sophia: Taking the North Down with Her, discusses the book and looks back at the disaster. First published in 1990, the book is still the definitive history of the 1918 shipwreck that took the lives of all 353 people onboard.
Dr. Bradley Stevens presents about the discovery of the Kad’yak shipwreck. In 1861, the Russian barque Kad’yak hit a rock, but drifted for four days due to its cargo of ice. The ship’s final resting place was unknown for 140 years until Stevens and a team of divers found it near Spruce Island in 2003.
Alaskan artist Ray Troll shares information about the fascinating creatures featured in Cruisin’ the Fossil Coastline. From pachyrhinosaurus to Matanuska ammonites to ichthyosaurs, the fossil coastline is full of amazing animals large and small.
In his book, Across the Shaman’s River: John Muir, the Tlingit Stronghold, and the Opening of the North, author Daniel Lee Henry explores Muir’s relationship with Alaska and the Tlingit people. Drawing from Muir’s unpublished journals and the author’s interviews with 16 Tlingit elders, the book displays a profound intercultural dynamic rarely seen in American…