Rain Country Reflections: Getting Away From It All

While some people move to Southeast Alaska to get away from the big city life there are other people who have moved away from Southeast Alaskan cities. Stan Price prefers to live with the bears at Pack Creek on Admiralty Island. Then there are the Coast Guard personnel stationed at Five Finger Light Station who…

Rain Country Reflections: Taking to the Seas

Take to the seas and examine what might be the biggest money fishery in Southeast as fishermen go after herring in Sitka Sound. Meet Olaf Hansen, owner and operator of Alaska’s oldest boat shop. And sail around Admiralty Island in an annual race.

Rain Country Reflections: Southeast Wildlife

The bald eagle is an endangered species in 43 of the 48 states, but 12,000 adult eagles call Southeast Alaska home. Some of their young are finding new homes in other states to help repopulate the species. The forest and waters of Southeast also provide unique opportunities to see and study other wildlife. The feeding…

Rain Country Reflections: SE Adventures

Our quest for adventure starts in the old mining ruins of Last Chance Basin. A walking tour takes us past the remains of the Alaska Juneau Gold Mine. Douglas woodworker Richard Hubbard finds adventure in recreating old furniture in miniature. A cabin along the Taku River is a perfect get a way place, and a…

Rain Country Reflections: Outdoor Adventures

Our outdoor adventure starts on the Juneau Icefield. Join Dr. Maynard Miller and other scientist as they study glaciers in this annual survey. Helping people learn about the world’s wildlife is the goal of Juneau filmmaker Joel Bennett. Gustavus is a rest stop for migrating Sandhill Cranes.

Rain Country Reflections: On the Seas

Life on the seas is the topic of this program. Meet the remaining five of ten men who survived the sinking of the USS Juneau, a World War II destroyer named for Alaska’s capital city. These unsung heroes share long repressed stories of tragedy as they remember lost shipmates. Working on board a buoy tender,…

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