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Frontiers 194: Dick Proenneke - At Home in the Wilderness

  • Frontiers 194: Dick Proenneke - At Home in the Wilderness

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    By Rhonda McBride, KTVA.

    I remember the first time I heard Dick Proenneke’s name, I said, “Dick, what?”
    The name Proenneke, pronounced “preh’-neck-key,” sounded so odd.
    My colleague Will Mader, our main Frontiers photojournalist, brought it up. He’s a big fan of Proenneke’s.
    Will had devoured Proenneke’s journals and watched all his films. He had even made the pilgrimage to Dick’s cabin at Lake Clark National Park and Wilderness Preserve and talked with me about doing a show on efforts to preserve his log house.
    Why? Alaska has lots of log cabins. Why this one?
    Will convinced me this was an important story to tell.
    Since Proenneke’s death in 2003, his fame has continued to grow. But curiously, he’s better known outside of our state than he is here, because his film, Alone is the Wilderness, is often featured in public broadcasting fundraisers across the country.
    The more I learned, the more intrigued I became.
    Proenneke, at the age of 52, went to Twin Lakes to reinvent himself, after a welding accident almost blinded him.
    His mission: to find out if he had what it took to survive in the wilderness. He started by cutting down logs and used them to build a cabin, fashioned completely with hand tools – some that he made himself. Proenneke went on to live in his homemade house for more than 30 years -- and through his journals and films became a famous wilderness advocate.
    Will and I began our journey towards this week’s show more than two years ago, with a trip to Twin Lakes, where we had a chance to meet people who knew Dick Proenneke. It turned out to be what I call a Chinese box story, when you open one box, only to find another and another. There were plenty of surprises in those boxes – and we were left with an interesting collection.
    Who was the real Dick Proenneke?
    First and foremost, he aimed to leave his mark by treading lightly on the land, to have as little impact as possible on the wilderness he called home.
    Although the country was remote, he discovered how fragile it was. He often spent his days picking up trash that hunters and pilots left behind.
    Another facet of Dick Proenneke: he was a recycler extraordinaire, before the term was even widely used.
    He would take discarded gas cans and turn them into cookware. He would salvage parts from airplane wrecks and fashion tools. He also made very user-friendly furniture, shaped to the curves of the body.
    Dick Proenneke, we discovered, was many things to many people. That’s why we decided to create a special one-hour version of the show.
    Here are some of the highlights:
    • Dick Proenneke's personal frontier: The story of how Dick Proenneke became a wilderness icon.
    • Handmade home: Efforts to restore Dick Proenneke’s cabin at Twin Lakes.
    • Keepers of the legacy, the journals: John Branson, a National Park Service historian based at Lake Clark talks about editing more than 90 pounds of Proenneke notebooks.
    • Keepers of the legacy, the archive: Katie Myers, a curator for the National Park Service shows us the Dick Proenneke collection at the NPS archives in downtown Anchorage.
    • Friends and neighbors: With help from the NPS and the Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association, a look at friendships Dick had with his nearest neighbors -- Jay and Bella Hammond and the Alsworth Family.
    • Wilderness princess: Former NPS ranger Patty Brown talks about her friendship with Dick Proenneke, who made her feel like royalty. How she came to hop off a float plane at Twin Lakes, wearing a black evening gown.
    • Friends of Dick Proenneke and Lake Clark National Park: Fred Hirschmann shares his memories of Dick and talks about the need to protect and preserve the Proenneke homestead.

    We have many, many people to thank for their help: John Branson and Katie Myers at the National Park Service, the Alsworth's Lake Clark Air, the Hammond family, the Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association, Fred Hirschmann and the Friends of Dick Proenneke and Lake Clark National Park, and Bob Swerer Productions.

    Perhaps the biggest joy of a project like this is all the friends you meet. We hope this show raises awareness about a great Alaskan, who is not well known in his own state. So here’s our attempt to change that.

  • Cabin Alone in the Alaskan Wilderness - Dick Proenneke

    27:13

    This film is a documentary profile of conservationist and wildlife photographer, Dick Proenneke, at his home in the Lake Clark area of Alaska. It features close-up scenes of native wildlife, dramatic panoramas of the change of seasons and clips of Proenneke carving his log cabin out of the wild Alaskan wilderness.



    Watch to see:
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    Debt Free Life
    Immersed in Nature
    Simple Life
    Alaska Beauty
    Hand Built Cabin

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  • Dick Proenneke in Alone in the Wilderness part II

    10:41

    - There were 4 one hour videos produced on Dick Proennekes life up at Twin Lakes. Dick Proenneke's simple, yet profound account of his 30 year adventure in the remote Alaska wilderness continues in this sequel to Alone in the Wilderness. Watch through his eyes as he continues to document with his 16mm wind-up Bolex camera, capturing his own amazing craftsmanship, the stunning Alaskan wildlife and scenery and even a visit from his brother Ray (Jake). His epic journey takes you on a vacation away from the hustle and bustle of today's fast-paced society, and is a true breath of fresh air.

    Bob Swerer has taken the best footage from Dick's films and he has created 4 videos about Dick, Alone in the Wilderness, Alaska, Silence and Solitude The Frozen North, and now Alone in the Wilderness part II. You can purchase all of them in DVD format from the DickProenneke.com website.

  • One Mans Alaska - Tribute to Richard Proenneke

    27:21

    Every Proenneke Fan Should Have These:
    50th Anniversary One Man's Wilderness, An Alaskan Odyssey:
    Tribute Photo Book: (Tell Wife, Get This for Christmas!)
    Actual Dick Proenneke Journals:
    Fair Use License - All material come from the National Archive
    One Man's Wilderness:
    Proenneke cabin at Twin Lakes: |
    Dick Proenneke's cabin: |
    Twin Lakes cabin of Dick Proenneke:
    Music from Archive.org:

  • Windsong Wilderness Retreat & Dick Proenneke cabin. Twin Lakes, Alaska.

    27:37

    Twin Lakes.
    1 week vacation at Gary Titus's private cabin, the Proenneke cabin and Twin Lakes.

  • FULL Interview with Jack and Katherine Ferguson about Dick Proenneke

    32:30

    Interviewed by Kris Rognes

  • Dick Proenneke - One Mans Alaska

    27:01

    National Park Service - One Man's Alaska

    Available on National Archive's website

    National Archives Identifier: 5834

  • A HISTÓRIA DE RICHARD PROENNEKE

    6:53

    A história de Richard Proenneke, contada em português.
    Proenneke viveu sozinho, durante 30 anos, nas montanhas do Alasca numa cabana de madeira que ele próprio construiu.
    Créditos:
    Página do N.P.S. sobre Richard Proenneke
    Wikipédia

  • ALONE IN THE WILDERNESS 2004 | Documentary | Dick Proenneke

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  • Dick Proennekes Cabin On Twin Lakes Alaska

    10:24

    Dick Proenneke's cabin on Twin Lakes Alaska Fly In Trip
    Alone In The Wilderness

  • Log Cabin in the Forest Alone in the Wilderness. Forest Film.

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    In this video I came to my log cabin which is located far in the woods in the wilderness. Another month of March, but we still have winter. Thank you for watching.

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  • Two Brothers Alone in the Wilderness - Full Documentary

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    Ted Baird and Jim Baird Two Brothers Alone in the Wilderness Full Documentary. Jim and Ted Baird the winners of Alone on History are at it again this time they are off to the North shore of lake superior the worlds largest lake. They attempt to paddle a very remote and rugged wilderness river down to the most remote coastline on all of the great lakes and back to their vehicle. This adventure is not for the faint of heart and a freak mishap leaves the brothers in a dangerous way. The see beautiful waterfalls and camp riverside cook up fry bread wild trout and enjoy the Canadian wilderness.

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  • Left Alone In The Wilderness

    1:23

    After unloading our pilot hopped into the plane, gave us a quick wave and he was off leaving us alone in the middle of a vast roadless tract of wilderness in Nunavut. What a great feeling!

  • Was Dick Proenneke a Nietzschean?

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    Was Dick Proenneke a Nietzschean?

  • Dick Proenneke Happy Birthday

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    This video was filmed on May 04, 2019. Unfortunately i could not upload it until several days later.
    Richard Luis Proenneke, born May 04, 1916 and passing April 20, 2003, has been an inspiration to me and countless others. His hard work ethic, focus, skill, and lifestyle has influenced me in much of my daily life. Dick reminds me much of my older relatives, from his skills, actions and approach to life, to his unwaivering dedication to a clean, modest living.
    Every year on his birthday I embark on a wilderness journey in remembrance of him and his unique way of life.
    There is so much to learn from this man and his accomplishments. A true American woodsman from The Greatest Generation. Happy Birthday Dick.

  • ???? Дик Преннеки - Один в дикой природе

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    Дик Преннеки - Один в дикой природе (1968)
    Dick Proenneke - Alone In The Wilderness (1968)

    Дик Пренеке родился 4 мая 1916 в штате Айова. В годы Второй мировой войны он получил профессиональные навыки столяра, которые в будущем очень помогли ему при возведении дома в дикой природе. Тогда же он тяжело заболел ревматизмом и почти полгода был прикован к постели. Это повлияло на дальнейшую судьбу Ричарда – он занялся восстановлением своего здоровья и старался держать себя в тонусе.
    После увольнения из военно-морского флота Преннеки пошел учиться на механика-дизелиста.
    Вскоре Преннеки переехал в Орегон, для того, чтобы работать на ранчо и разводить овец. В 1950 году он переехал на Аляску. В течении нескольких лет он работал на всей территории штата то, дизельным механиком, то рыбаком. Несколько лет он работал в качестве оператора тяжелого оборудования и ремонтником на военно-морской базе Кадьяк .
    Уйдя на пенсию 21 мая 1968 года Дик решил удалиться на 1 год подальше от цивилизации на озеро Twin Lakes, чтобы испытать себя на способность выжить в дикой природе и попробовать своими руками построить дом. Преннеки выбрал живописное место и приступил к строительству. Основание под дом он сделал из речной гальки, которую брал с берега озера, а сам сруб – из белой ели. Для обогрева дома Дик выложил камин, а крышу покрыл мхом. Особенно хочется отметить создание двери - она целиком из дерева, включая петли и даже замок!
    Почти все материалы, используемые при возведении дома, были собраны вблизи места строительства. Всю работу Дик Пренеке выполнял в одиночку, используя только ручные инструменты, многие из которых он смастерил своими руками. Во время постройки он пользовался хижиной, принадлежащей отставному капитану военно-морского флота Спайку Карритерсу и его жене Надежде из Кадьяка, которая располагалась недалеко от выбранного места строительства. Иногда к Дику прилетал его друг, пилот Бэйб Элсворт, который привозил ему еду и выполнял некоторые поручения.
    Дом был построен почти за 3 месяца. Без гвоздей и электроинструментов. Дик Пренеке также самостоятельно сделал рубленую мебель из дерева. Даже столовые приборы и кухонную утварь Ричард смастерил сам. В нескольких метрах от дома он построил небольшое хранилище, защищенное от диких животных.
    Преннеки оставался на Twin Lakes в течение 16 месяцев, после чего он уехал домой на время, чтобы навестить родных и приобрести необходимые припасы. Он вернулся на озеро весной следующего года и оставался там на протяжении 30 лет, лишь изредка выбираясь оттуда, чтобы побыть со своей семьей. Дик вёл метрологические наблюдения и снимал на кинокамеру свою жизнь, а так же дикую природу. Так он прожил в одиночестве еще 30 лет.
    В 1999 году в возрасте 82 лет Преннеки вернулся в цивилизацию и жил до конца своей жизни со своим братом в Калифорнии. Сильные морозы стали обременительны для него. Он умер от инсульта 20 апреля 2003 в возрасте 86 лет. Сейчас на территории Твин Лэйкс находится национальный парк, а из его хижины сделали музей. Все его вещи остались на месте.
    В возрасте 82 лет, когда 45-градусные морозы стали слишком обременительными для Дика, он покинул Аляску, официально передав свое хозяйство службе национального парка, и перебрался в Калифорнию. Его дом стал музеем, а снятые им видеозаписи смонтированы в несколько фильмов.

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  • A Walk in the Park Day 2

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    A rough day today, after doing the make-up portage I skipped the day before. The wind and waves on Happy Isle beat me down and I finished off the day with the long portage into Big Trout - which wasn't much kinder.

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    Главный герой видео, натуралист-самоучка, Ричард Проеннек, когда-то не просто решил поселиться в глуши, но и выполнил свое обещание.

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  • Frontiers 195: 1919 - A Year of Death and Survival

    24:16

    Frontiers 195. 1919: A Year of Death and Survival
    By Rhonda McBride

    After almost five years of bringing you programs on Frontiers, there’s one thing I’ve learned: Alaska is a historian’s paradise, with so many stories yet to be discovered and given their due. The story of the Bristol Bay flu epidemic is one of those historical gems.

    This week on Frontiers, we travel back in time 100 years to 1919 -- the year the Spanish Flu swept through Bristol Bay -- in what turned out to be a second wave of sickness and death. The world had felt the brunt of a global pandemic the year before.

    Here are some of this week’s highlights:

    • The great flu of 1919: How canneries like the Diamond NN at South Naknek responded to the epidemic, in which an estimated 40 percent of the adult population died.

    • The children left behind: How children, suddenly parentless, were initially cared for by the canneries and then later sent to orphanages. One of those was headed-up by Dr. Linus French, who treated the orphans even as he battled the flu himself. We hear from the descendants in one family.

    • Featured guests: Historians Tim Troll and Katie Ringsmuth. Troll has a new book out, Bristol Bay Remembers, The Great Flu of 1919. Katie teaches history at the University of Alaska Anchorage and oversees the NN Cannery History Project.

    Tim Troll’s entryway into this story makes me smile. When he was a volunteer at the Sam Fox Museum in Dillingham, he opened up a beautiful wooden box full of ivory artifacts that had just arrived from the Lower 48. Turns out, they were from the family of Dr. Linus French, who started the hospital at Kanakanak, near Dillingham.

    After contacting French’s grandson, he learned that French kept a diary and was an amateur photographer, who had left behind hundreds of photographs taken during his time in Bristol Bay – including pictures of the children orphaned in the flu epidemic, which you can see in this week’s show.

    Katie Ringsmuth’s path to this story was a little different. Her father was one of the last superintendents at the NN Cannery in Naknek, and she spent many summers there as a child, primed to be curious about the cannery’s history.

    The NN Cannery was one of a chain of fish packing plants owned by the Alaska Packer’s Association. In their day they were outposts of the modern world, equipped with doctors, nurses and hospitals. They played a key role in fighting the epidemic and saving lives. Troll and Ringsmuth, through original letters and cannery reports, piece together the story.

    But what makes this week’s show so compelling are the photographs of the children. Their eyes tell the story of loss and devastation. Each image captures details that offer clues to what the orphans collectively experienced.

    This group of children went on to have hundreds of descendants and many of them became leaders of Bristol Bay -- so their story is not so much a story of tragedy, but one of hope, strength and resilience. We hope you find it inspiring.

  • The Riverman - Alone In The Wilderness

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    The Riverman Alone In The Wildness is about the Life on the Gander River as seen through the eyes of retired riverman Brett Saunders. The episode features Land & Sea host Dave Quinton reading from a diary written about Saunders.

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  • Wilderness: The True Story of Simon Girty by Timothy Truman

    14:59

    A masterpiece in historical graphic storytelling...Winner is the Hero, Loser the Traitor...time and time again. A comic for us Modern day Indians In These Goings Down of the Sun....

  • Frontiers 140: Bella Hammonds Alaska

    24:25

    Alaska Governor Jay Hammond died in August, 2005 -- almost 13 years since we last heard his deep, warm voice. There’s something about it that leaves you with a smile in your mind’s ear. Maybe it was his long-running TV show, “Jay Hammond’s Alaska,” that keeps his memory alive

    But what about Bella Hammond’s Alaska? Last summer we had to a chance to explore the Alaska first lady’s world -- on a trip to Lake Clark, off the road system about 180 miles from Anchorage. We had to fly to Port Alsworth, then take a boat to reach the cabin Bella’s husband had built by hand.

    When we visited, she was gracious and kind – offered us cookies, coffee and a great conversation, which we bring to you in this week’s episode of Frontiers, “Bella Hammond’s Alaska.”

    Here are some of the highlights from the show, a genuine Alaskan love story, told with old family films, as well as footage and photos from archives all over the state -- set in the backdrop of an important time in our state’s history.

    When Jay met Bella: She was only 17 when she caught his eye. They married two years later and raised two daughters, Heidi and Dana. The family eventually moved into a log house their father had built.
    Life in the mansion: After a successful run for governor in 1974, the Hammonds left their home in the wilderness for life in the governor’s mansion. How Bella Hammond, who enjoyed the solitude of their Lake Clark cabin, made the transition.
    A return to the cabin: Jay Hammond always promised that he would go from the mansion, back to his “fine” cabin. A look at the remarkable life the Hammonds led after their return to Lake Clark.
    Memories of the Hammonds: Francine Taylor, founder of the Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association, shares some thoughts about the impact of this unique first family.

    “I was born in 1932. I’m an artifact,” she laughed and continued to tell us the story of how she and her husband met, fell in love and how they weathered the storms of politics in the governor’s mansion. 

    We have many people to thank for helping us bring you this program – first and foremost, Jay and Bella’s daughter, Heidi, who shared many family photos and films with us.

    We’d also like to thank the Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association, for access to its archives – which included footage from Jay Hammond’s Alaska, produced by RTR Television, as well as video from Sprocketheads, another longtime Alaskan production company.

    Their footage of the Hammonds at Lake Clark holds special significance for many Alaskans --not just for its beauty, but because the homestead was a source of inspiration for many of Jay Hammond’s ideas that changed Alaska history, such as his Permanent Fund Dividend program.

    We also had help from Alaska Public Media, the Alaska State Library and Archives and the UAA Consortium Library’s Special Collections. What an adventure it was to hunt for these historical treasures and share them with you.

    And of course, we have Bella herself to thank. Just after we visited her last summer, she had a stroke. Her recovery required her to winter in Anchorage, where she met with us one more time, to look at family films and describe what was on them.

    What an honor it is for Frontiers to bring you this week’s program.

  • The Pond - Episode #1

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    The Pond chronicles the lives of teenagers growing up in the high-pressure environment of competitive youth hockey.

  • На встречу с дикой природой

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    Рыбалка не удалась, но с глухарем поздоровались.

  • Frontiers 171: The PFD - Yours. Mine. Or Ours?

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    This year, the amount of the Permanent Fund Dividend has been a big part of the budget debate in Juneau.

    Gov. Mike Dunleavy wants to fulfill his campaign promise to pay a full PFD of about $3,000, based on the traditional formula. At the same time, he’s proposed more than a billion dollars in budget cuts.

    So far, lawmakers have pushed back with smaller cuts and smaller PFD’s.

    Lawmakers on Sunday passed the 90-day mark, the statutory limit for a regular legislative session. But in this week’s Frontiers program, we look at why this battle over the budget may take months to play out, and why public reaction to this annual process is unprecedented.

    Here are some of the highlights of this week’s show:

    • Don’t touch my PFD. This is a whimsical yet somewhat serious look at what’s at stake in the PFD debate, framed around a song written by Hurricane Dave, an Anchorage singer-songwriter and humorist.

    Jack Hickel, son of the late governor, Walter Hickel, also weighs in. Hickel is a member of the Permanent Fund Defenders, a group that’s fighting to preserve the traditional formula for calculating the dividend.

    • Loveletter to Alaska. This year’s budget battle has also inspired poetry from a Juneau woman, Christy NaMee Erikson. With help from Ryan Cortes Perez of Gemini Waltz Media, she turned her poem into a video that has lit up social media in Alaska.

    • Featured Guests: A lively discussion with political analysts Larry Persily and Tim Bradner. Persily writes opinion columns and is a former Deputy Revenue Commissioner. Bradner, along with his brother Mike, publishes the Alaska Legislative Digest.

    In some ways, this episode of Frontiers serves as a time capsule, capturing the social fabric of an unusual period in our state’s history.

    After all, when can you remember a time when Alaskans have expressed themselves in song and poetry about the state’s fiscal matters? I would venture to say it doesn’t happen very often.

    Christy Namee Erikson says she’s glad to see artists responding to the state’s budget crisis in their own language. Erikson wrote her “Love Letter to Alaskans” on Valentine’s Day, the day after the governor released his budget outlining $1.6 Billion in cuts. She said it wasn’t written to the governor, but to Alaskans who felt hurt by the cuts:

    Hurricane Dave Rush says he wrote his song, “Don’t Touch My PFD,” because he was tired of all the fighting about the amount of the PFD. You can find the lyrics and hear a recording of the song on his website: Whether or not you agree with the opinions expressed in the song, it’s still fun to sing along. Whoah. Oh. Oh. Oh! Whoah. Oh. Oh. Oh!

    It’s good to have artists weigh-in, to remind us that the budgets are not just about numbers, but also about people.

  • Frontiers 180: Igiugig - A River Runs Through It

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    When you see it floating in the water, you do a double take. The RivGen is an odd looking contraption with giant pontoons and underwater turbines, anchored in the Kvichak River, one of the main arteries in Bristol Bay. 

    But don’t let looks deceive you. It’s a very sophisticated piece of technology that turns river currents into energy, to be fed into the Igiugig electric plant.

    The Ocean Renewable Power Company, based in Portland Maine, manufactures this power system.

    Chris Sauer, who founded the company, says there’s nothing like the RivGen in the world. And Igiugug, a remote community at the headwaters of the Kvichak, is the first to use it.

    After a prototype was tested in Igiugig in 2015, the company improved upon the design and launched its latest model this month. The new RivGen is powerful enough to meet about half the community’s electric needs.

    Igiugig, like many off-the-road system communities, has generated most of its power with diesel fuel, which has to be flown or barged in at a cost of about $150,000 a year. The village pays more than $5 a gallon for its fuel, so it’s easy to see how necessity became the mother of invention here.

    The Igiugig Village Council is the first tribal government in the nation to get a federal license for a project like this.

    This week on Frontiers, we’ll look at how tiny Igiugig, home to about 70 people, was able win millions of federal dollars to develop this project, which holds promise for remote communities all over Alaska and Canada, located next to rivers.

    Here are some of the highlights:

    Innovative Igiugig: For generations, the Kvichak River has fed both body and soul with one of the largest red salmon runs in the world. Now the river provides electricity. KTVA’s Dave Leval was in Igiugig for the launch of the RivGen, a project 15 years in the making. 

    It takes energy to make energy: AlexAnna Salmon and Monty Worthington give us the backstory on RivGen. Salmon is president of the Igiugig Village Council, and Worthington is Alaska project development director for ORPC. A fascinating discussion about how a small community formed many partnerships to reach a daunting goal. Also a look at what’s behind this technology, that borrows from both the aviation industry and offshore oil drilling.

    Power Cost Equalization Program: AlexAnna Salmon explains how this fund has helped to make power more affordable for Igiugig. But even after PCE subsidies, Igiugig residential customers still pay a rate twice as high as Anchorage.

    This year, Governor Mike Dunleavy liquidated this endowment fund and transferred the money into a different savings account. Many rural power customers fear this move could double, or even triple their electric bills. Tim Bradner, who co-authors the Alaska Legislative Digest, joins the conversation. Bradner explains how the endowment benefits both Rural and Urban Alaska.

    This week’s show is a good snapshot of an extremely complicated energy landscape, where many Alaskans pay some of the highest electric rates in the nation.

    In this state, we are always on the edge of crisis and opportunity, the yin and yang of our existence, where every crisis also creates opportunity.  Such is the case for Igiugig, a community that seems poised to light the way into the future.

  • Denali Tundra Wilderness Tour 27 June 2011

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    Produced by the tour operator Doyon / Aramark. Includes Windows into Wilderness prolgue

  • Dick Proenneke tribute part 16

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    Dick Proenneke tribute

  • Frontiers 197: To Heal the Future

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    By Rhonda McBride

    We hear a lot about Alaska’s rates of sexual assault, some of the highest in the nation – six times the national average for children. And while the statistics get a lot of attention, the focus is rarely on the survivors of abuse, who are scattered in our midst – friends, family, neighbors, co-workers – who struggle with trauma from the past as best they can. For many, it has poisoned the present and threatens the future.

    In this episode of Frontiers, we’d like to change the conversation, with a look at how survivors have coped with their trauma and moved forward on their healing journeys.

    You can hear these stories at the Rural Providers’ Conference, a gathering every summer that explores the underlying causes of addiction. It’s part of a grassroots Alaska Native sobriety movement that began almost 40 years ago.

    In recent years, the conference has given more attention to child sexual abuse – a dark current, flowing from one generation to the next, pulling people down in an undertow of drug and alcohol abuse, suicide and violence.

    Elsie Boudreau, one of the early Alaska Native advocates to speak out against sexual abuse, was one of the main presenters at last summer’s gathering. In 2005, Boudreau took on the Catholic Church and the charismatic Father James Poole, who molested her at the age of ten. She won her lawsuit against the church and helped other survivors of clergy abuse fight their battles.

    Frontiers followed Boudreau’s work at the conference – and that’s the basis for this week’s show. Her message is one of hope -- that healing is possible. She says she finally reclaimed her life when she returned to a basic Alaska Native teaching: how to be a good relative. She says it’s the key to healing both the past and the future.

    Here are the highlights from this week’s show:

    Healing the past: Highlights from Elsie Boudreau’s keynote speech to the Rural Providers’

    Conference last summer, “Trusting our Traditions Generates Light from Within.”
    Healing the present: Elsie Boudreau holds a workshop, encouraging survivors of sexual abuse to speak their truth.

    Healing the future: A look at some of the ceremonies and traditions at the Rural Providers’ Conference, which for many have been the first step on their journey of recovery.

    Healing the future is a hard concept to grasp. Afterall, how do you heal something that doesn’t yet exist?

    Yet when it comes to trauma, time is not linear -- and the Rural Providers’ Conference is one of the few organizations in Alaska that seems to take that into account. The gathering, through its sharing of stories, both personal and cultural, seems to be able to help its participants break free from the shackles of the past and transcend the bonds of time.

  • Free At Last! -Escape To The Backcountry with Joe Robinet

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    #backcountry #canoe #camping
    -Camping ban is lifted! Finally after being stuck at home the ban was lifted and as quickly as we could pack myself and Joe Robinet hit the Backcountry of Killarney by canoe to explore,camp and catch some fish.
    -keep an eye open for Joe's video to come
    -if you would like to support this channel here is a link to my Teespring merch

  • Frontiers 65: Alaskas Field of Dreams

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    Alaska peony growers say our baseball-sized flowers are bigger, brighter and more beautiful than anywhere else in the country. And while that claim may be in the eye of the beholder, Alaska peonies are the only ones in season this time of year.

    In June, July and August, the peony season has long passed in the Lower 48 — yet for florists it’s prime time for weddings, so they have begun to look north to Alaska to fill their orders.

    On Frontiers this week, we take a look at this budding industry, which is a relatively new crop for our state. We also look at the future of agriculture in Alaska.

    Some of the highlights of this week’s show:

    - A visit to the Alaska Homestead Peonies farm on a hillside near Homer. It’s a field of dreams for Ina Jones, who has begun to market her peonies all over the world. You’ll find out some surprising things about what this flower has to offer, things never thought of until now.

    - A conversation with Jeff Lowenfels, known best for his long-running gardening column in the Anchorage Daily News and now in Alaska Dispatch. We’ll hear about one of Jeff’s latest passions — writing about Alaska soil. Find out why he thinks we have the best in the world. After writing a trilogy of books devoted to dirt, he now calls himself “Lord of the Roots.” See more in an extended Web Extra interview.

    Who would have thought our state, beyond the giant Matanuska Valley cabbages, is still a frontier for agriculture? Pardon the pun, but I hope this week’s show gives you plenty of food for thought about this untapped potential.

    For more Frontiers, visit ktva.com/shows/frontiers

  • Frontiers 188: Haunted Anchorage

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    Just in time for Halloween…
    This week on Frontiers, we feature a few ghost stories collected and told by Rick Goodfellow. You might have seen him around town in his top hat and tails, with tourists in tow, as he conducts his ghost tours of Anchorage.
    The other hat Rick wears: He’s owner and founder of KLEF, the classical radio station in Anchorage, his day job, which he also does with a lot of flair. And in the course of his broadcasts, he promotes Anchorage’s arts and culture scene, as well as a number of public service projects.
    As if he doesn’t have enough to keep him busy…
    Rick is also a history buff – and a few years ago, began researching ghost stories with his wife, Jan Ingram. They hoped these spooky tales would hook Alaskans and acquaint them with Anchorage’s colorful history, which has been one of rapid changes.
    Here are some of the highlights from this week’s haunted histories:
    • Historic Anchorage Hotel: A downtown business with a few guests, who never check out. The hotel keeps a ghost log for guests to document spectral comings and goings -- from chess pieces that move all by themselves, to the scent of perfume that wafts through the air at odd times.
    • Club Paris Restaurant: Club Paris is known mainly for its thick steaks, so it’s not surprising that most people don’t realize this 5th Avenue establishment once housed the city’s first morgue, a bit of history that doesn’t seem to hurt business. There are, however, a few friendly ghosts who consider themselves permanent staffers.
    • Fourth Avenue Theatre: Even before this historic movie palace closed its doors years ago, there were lots of ghost stories – from the little girl who lives under the stage -- to reflections in the ladies’ room mirrors of the mysterious lady in white – to appearances of Cap Lathrop, the millionaire who built the theatre. He died in 1950.
    Want to say a word about Matt Faubion, a photojournalist at KTVA. Some disclosure here: He happens to be my son. We don’t get a chance to work together much, partly because our schedules are different and the relationship makes it a little awkward for both of us. But I must say, I enjoyed how he and Rick Goodfellow teamed-up to thoroughly entertain us with their “Haunted Anchorage” series, which originally aired on the KTVA News and was compiled this week for Frontiers. Rick is our guest on the show as well, so we hear a little more of the back story behind these paranormal tales. What a delightful conversation!
    It’s good to know that many of Anchorage’s older buildings have some curious past incarnations. As Rick is fond of saying, “The dead bring Alaska’s history back to life.”

  • Furniture Making at Anderson Ranch + Frontier Fashion

    26:41

    In this episode we travel to Aspen’s Anderson Ranch to learn the art of furniture making! They hold classes where students can expand their knowledge and push their skills. Then, we explore western fashion with a northern Colorado designer and a one-of-a-kind store, where country roots run deep!

  • Alaska Missions Team Report

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    Alaska Missions Team Report - March 20th, 2016 - Pea Ridge Baptist Church

  • Frontiers 187: The Permanent Fund - Alaskas Golden Goose

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    These days the Alaska Permanent Fund seems to be a permanent source of angst. Debates over the amount of the dividend and the use of the earnings to pay for state government keep the pot boiling.

    Not that we aim to add fuel to the fire on this week’s Frontiers program, but we thought this is a good time to take a step back and look at what this uniquely Alaskan institution provides for the state.

    Despite all the political tensions in the backdrop, there’s still an air of excitement in October. The extra shot of cash makes the Alaskan pursuit of happiness full of promise.

    Many have likened the Permanent Fund to that proverbial goose with the golden eggs, which has yielded a steady supply since 1982 – a cumulative $25 billion in dividends, money that’s changed the state in some surprising ways.

    We’ll look at some of the long-term and short-term impacts of the fund – as well as the growing fear that state policies have put Alaska’s golden egg producer in mortal danger.
    Here are some of this week’s highlights:

    • The golden eggs: A visit to the popular Fire Island Bakery in downtown Anchorage to find out how Alaskans are spending their PFD’s. We also visit with Mouhcine Guettabe, an economist at the Institute of Economic and Social Research, to see how this annual windfall helps the state in some surprising ways.

    • Permanent Fund Defenders: We hear from two leaders of this group, Dr. Jack Hickel and Former Senate President Rick Halford. Their mission: to protect the fund through an amendment to the state constitution.

    The Permanent Fund Defenders argue that the best protection for the fund is a full dividend, based on the traditional formula. Had that been the case this year, Alaskans would have received a PFD of about $3,000.

    Others say we need to cut the dividend to save the dividend – to prevent a raid on the corpus of the fund, when the state completely runs out of money.

    In this week’s program, we gave the Defenders the lion’s share of the time. In the past, we’ve heard more from other perspectives, such as those who feel it makes no sense to pay huge dividends in the face of massive cuts to state services, especially those that serve the most vulnerable – so consider this another installment in an ongoing conversation on the Permanent Fund. In the future, I’d like to do a show which looks at the efforts of the legislature’s Bicameral Permanent Fund Working Group. This group of lawmakers is taking a methodical look at the history of the fund to guide us towards what we hope will be wise choices.

    When we look back to the days when the state constitution was written -- and later, during the battle to create the Permanent Fund, we were lucky to have so many leaders who tried to look 20, 30, 40 years into the future and not just the next election.

    It would be quite a thing indeed, if 25, 50 years down the road, the Permanent Fund still paid dividends – along with a sense of sanity and predictability restored to Alaska’s budget process.

  • Frontiers 192: Gov. Dunleavys Year of Change

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    The last time we featured Mike Dunleavy on Frontiers, he was governor elect.

    The governor had planned to take his oath of office in Noorvik, a community near Kotzebue — a place his wife, Rose, calls home. But weather diverted his flight to Kotzebue, the first of many surprises since that day.

    From the start, the governor made it clear that he was out to shake up the status quo — but who would have predicted the governor’s unprecedented budget cuts would light a fire under a recall campaign?

    One year later: this is a noticeably different man. For one thing, the governor has lost a lot of weight, something we asked him about in the course of a wide-ranging interview.

    It’s as if he’s trying to set a personal example for fiscal belt-tightening.

    Here are some of the highlights of this week’s show:

    Taking on the status quo: From slashing the budget to downsizing the state ferry system, the governor explains why he took such drastic steps in his first year to shake up state government.

    Political headwinds: The governor explains why he may change his strategy but will stay the course in reducing state spending. He also says he may consider use of the Permanent Fund Dividend to pay for government, pending public approval.

    Donald Trump and Mules: Dunleavy talks about his visits with President Donald Trump on Airforce One this year, his family and why he misses the mules he used to keep at his home in Wasilla.

    It’s hard to believe there’s so much in the rearview mirror for the governor after one year.

    The governor told us he’s learned some lessons — and the main one, he says, is the need to do a better job of communicating with the public, so they understand his reasons for reducing the budget.

    He would not give out any clues about whether there are more cuts in store in his next budget, due by Dec. 15, a Sunday. The only thing he would say is to expect another large deficit that will have to be closed. The administration is expected to roll out its budget on Friday the 13th — not necessarily the most auspicious of dates.



    Stay tuned: we didn’t get any specific answers in this episode of Frontiers, but perhaps some insights into the governor’s thinking, along with a few memorable stories.

  • Frontiers 177: Hiland Lullaby Project - Dads in Yellow

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    Frontiers began following the Lullaby Project at the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center in Eagle River since it began in 2016 with two groups of women – mothers in prison and local musicians, who helped them compose lullabies for their children.

    It was modeled after a national lullaby movement, led by Carnegie Hall, but the Hiland project has a distinctly Alaskan flavor.

    It was an emotional and inspiring experience to watch the moms and the local artists collaborate on songs. Later the musicians recorded them in a studio in Anchorage, where they were compiled onto a CD and later performed at a community concert, held at Hiland. Also, all of the inmates’ children received their own CD, with a personal message from mom.

    Last year, in its third year, the project reached a new milestone. Eight inmates from the men’s unit at Hiland were brought into the program, paired up with eight male artists. This is the first lullaby prison project in the nation to include men.

    Photojournalist Will Mader and I couldn’t help but notice the differences between the men’s and women’s lullaby projects.

    When the women met, there was a constant flow of chatter, tears and hugs. The men were more subdued and self-contained -- but as they worked together, we began to see that their process was simply different than the women’s and just as powerful. The men were in some ways even more vulnerable than the women.

    Here are some of the highlights from this week’s show:

    • Alaska’s first lullaby project: A brief history.

    • The lullaby men’s journey begins: Eight dads in yellow and eight musicians meet at the Hiland Mountain prison. In a few hours, they must build the necessary trust to go forward with the project.

    • The birth of a lullaby: A sweeping musical journey that begins with letters that the inmates wrote to their children. From these letters, lyrics to the lullabies were crafted and turned into songs. The beauty of this music is the thread that runs through the entire show.

    • Sharing the love: A concert at Hiland Mountain, where the lullabies are performed for the community. Families of inmates also attend. Here’s a link to the entire concert.

    This show is also filled with personal stories like that of David Anderson, an inmate who wrote a lullaby for his mom, Carli. Both were once incarcerated at Hiland at the same time. Though in different units, they were able to reconnect. They joked that they looked awesome in their matching yellow outfits.

    This was the first time David had seen his mom since he went into foster care as a child. She was later released and David hoped his lullaby would encourage her in her struggles with addiction.

    Sadly, in all too many cases, serving time in prison has become a family tradition. The Lullaby Project aims to break the cycle by helping inmates build bridges to their children and families.

    Finally, the lullabies themselves, are a testament to the power of music to heal, to help inmates change from the inside out.
    After working on this project for several months, a lot of the songs are stuck in my head. And when I’m alone, I find myself singing them out loud. There’s something about this story that stays with me.

    Ultimately, I guess it’s the music that carries this show and my colleague Will Mader’s seamless visual storytelling and editing.

    We are posting the full, one-hour expanded version of this week’s show with interviews and more stories about how lullabies, one of the oldest forms of music, still have such primal power to comfort and heal.

    Special thanks to Shirley Mae Springer Staten, director of Keys to Life, the non-profit which launched the Lullaby Project in Alaska, as well as Gloria Johnson, superintendent at Hiland Mountain. Both gave us access to a story with an important message for our times – that the healing of mankind lies in that bond between parents and their children.

  • Frontiers 184: Beyond BP - The Next Chapter

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  • Frontiers 164B: Unangam Tunuu - More Than Just Words

    24:15

    Imagine for a moment that there are only six people left in all the world with whom you can converse with -- that your homeland had been overwhelmed with another language, used to oppress you.

    That’s the relationship St. Paul Island has had with English. Elders say they were punished in school for speaking their language, Unangam Tunuu – the same elders who survived harsh treatment by the U.S. Government, who exploited their labor to harvest seals for the fur trade.

    As the number of fluent speakers on the island dwindled, there were fears the language would die with them. But at the St. Paul Island school, children are speaking Unangam Tunuu.

    Usually there are no second chances for dying languages, but St. Paul Island has had success with the “Where Are Your Keys?” program, which emphasizes conversation over memorizing words. It also incorporates American Sign Language.

    The program was developed by Evan Gardner, an Oregon man, with a passion for saving endangered languages.

    Several Alaska Native communities have embraced his techniques – and St. Paul Island was one of the first.

    Another key to its success: partnerships created between elders and teenagers, who were hired by the tribal government to learn their language and then to teach it.

    In this episode of Frontiers, we take a look at how a small group of dedicated people on St. Paul Island sparked a language revolution. Here are some of this week’s highlights.

    People of the Seals: Greg Fratis, an elder fluent in Unagam Tunuu, explains how the history of the seals and the people of St. Paul Island go hand in hand.

    Making Conversation: Go on a “language hunt” with Teresa Baker and Linnae Kosloff, two young women who teach Unagam Tunuu in the schools. They started learning when they were teenagers, working with elders to record conversations and turn them into lessons for the classroom.

    Voices of Tomorrow: The nuts and bolts of how a language is rescued from the brink of extinction through a lot of hard work, dedication, and a whole lot of love.

    Special thanks to everyone on St. Paul Island who shared their passion for their language and culture with Frontiers, especially Greg Fratis, Zee Melovidov, Aquilina Lestenkof and her young apprentices, Teresa Baker and Linnae Kosloff.

    Apologies, if we “killed some fairies,” a term used in the “Where are Your Keys?” program – to remind teachers not to do too much explaining and translating during a lesson -- to encourage children to use their natural instincts to absorb the language, a magical process that works – if you don’t kill the fairies.

    Although we had to do some translating and explaining to put this show together, we tried hard to preserve some of the magic we experienced on St. Paul Island. A word of warning: you just might learn a little Unagam Tunuu in the course of watching this show! Aang (OK. I’ll kill one fairy. Aang means “yes,” as well as “hello.”).

  • Frontiers 185: Denali - Lessons from the Mountain

    24:16

    Every summer Denali sees more than a thousand climbers, but on average about half of them make it to the top. And every climber who succeeds, usually has a story that will send an involuntary shudder through your shoulders -- the body’s way of discouraging you from even thinking about taking on such physical punishment.

    Even so, when Oliver and Wilson Hoogendorn stopped by our Frontiers office at KTVA, we were all ears. The two brothers, who grew up in Nome, were the first to summit Denali this season.
    Both will soon be back in college but took time out to share their photos and video of their Denali climb.

    John Thompson, who hosts KTVA’s Daybreak morning news, kept hanging around, riveted by their stories. It was then that I knew John had to host this edition of Frontiers. He and the Hoogendorn brothers already had such great chemistry. There was no choice than to let him take over the show.

    John had also recently interviewed Mike Gordon about his new book, “Learning the Ropes,” a biography that includes his story about climbing Denali. Gordon, though, is best known as the founder of Chilkoot Charlie’s in Spenard -- more than just a bar, but an icon in Anchorage nightlife.

    John is an excellent interviewer, so you’re in for a treat -- some fascinating conversations rolled into one program.
    Here are the highlights:

    • DENALI MOUNTAIN HIGH. This is not something most drug rehab programs would recommend – to scale Denali to beat a cocaine habit. But Mike Gordon decided it was what he needed to do to break free from drugs. In the process, he says he substituted one addiction for another – and the high of summiting Denali sent him in search of new mountains to conquer.

    • DENALI: READY, SET, GO! Oliver and Wilson Hoogendorn were high school track stars in Nome, who also enjoyed skiing long distances in sub-zero weather. When they decided they needed a tougher challenge, they dreamed big. Since they already had the dealing-with-the-cold part down, they trained for Denali on a treadmill, while carrying heavy loads on their back – just one of the many things they did to get ready.

    • DENALI: WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH. This was the Hoogendorn brothers’ second attempt to summit Denali. The brothers tell John Thompson how they managed the heavy loads, survived unrelenting storms and battled mountain sickness – as they forced themselves to eat food that was almost always mostly frozen. And there are gritty videos to go with their interview in which you will feel their pain.

    Don’t miss this front row seat on a 15-day adventure that will take you to the top of the tallest mountain in North America, more than 20,000 feet above sea level. The two brothers represent a new generation of climbers, and it’s worth celebrating their accomplishment.


    It’s a reminder that in our state is a mother lode of great stories, and every episode of Frontiers is just another chance to mine another golden nugget.

  • 7.1: Lessons Learned

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    As we mark one year since the Nov. 30, 2018 earthquake, the KTVA 11 Weather team takes you into the science of what happened. Join meteorologists Melissa Frey, Jeremy LaGoo and Aaron Morrison as they explore the event itself, the aftershocks, tsunami threats and when the next Big One might hit.

  • Frontiers 193: Mayor Berkowitz - Beyond the Numbers

    24:50

    In the previous episode of Frontiers, we sat down with Governor Mike Dunleavy, who talked about his first year on the job and what he hopes to accomplish in the coming year. One of the topics was the economy and the impact of state budget cuts. The governor said he feels vindicated by his push for cuts. He says, despite forecasts of doom and gloom, Alaska’s economic recovery remains on track.

    For a different perspective, we invited Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz, who is in the final stretch of his last term in office. We also asked the mayor to weigh in on the state budget, which was released after our interview with the governor.

    As budgets go, this one is fairly status quo, compared to the deep cuts outlined in last year’s spending plan. What stands out: a draw of $1.5 million from the state’s main savings account to cover deficit spending. The governor also has left it to the legislature to decide what cuts will be made.

    The Dunleavy budget also calls for the payment of a full Permanent Fund Dividend, based on the traditional formula. The amount would be about $3,000, along with a $1,400 supplemental dividend to make up for what was cut from past dividend checks.

    The mayor had plenty to say about the governor’s budget and the impact on cities and local governments across the state. Here are some of the highlights:

    • Why Berkowitz thinks it’s a bad idea to pay a full PFD while drawing on savings to cover deficits.
    • A discussion about the steady decline of state revenues since 1986. How the city has filled the gap.

    • A look at the Anchorage economy. One of the bright spots: an increase in building permits.

    • An update on efforts to modernize the city’s port and replace aging infrastructure.

    • The Anchorage Assembly’s decision to hold another alcohol tax vote.

    • The status of the city’s efforts to combat crime and homelessness.

    We covered a lot of territory, but perhaps the most interesting discussion came at the end of the show, when I asked him about something his staffers say they hear him say on a regular basis: “Take me out past where I can see.” So where does the mayor go when his staff takes him out past where he can see? And what does he see? Some thought provoking answers. And somehow in the course of our discussion on the Permanent Fund Dividend, the mayor managed to work in an Old Testament parable about lentil stew and birthrights.

    What is it about mayors of Anchorage? From Jack Roderick to Tony Knowles and Mark Begich -- to Rick Mystrom, to George Wuerch and Dan Sullivan – they are never short of ideas. Neither is Ethan Berkowitz.

  • Frontiers 178: Rural Providers Conference - Spreading the Light

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    It was 1995 when I first met Doug and Amy Modig, one of the couples leading the Rural Providers Conference (RPC), a grassroots Alaska Native sobriety movement, which travels to a new location every two years and rotates on and off the road system. 

    That year the RPC had come to Bethel for the first time – and Amy was still nursing her son, Charley. He cried out during the middle of our interview, so we had to stop recording. I think he was trying to tell us something.

    Over the years, Charley became a symbol of hope to the movement – a child born after his parents dedicated themselves to sobriety, in a completely alcohol and drug free household. 

    Every year when the Modigs attend the RPC, they usually bring Charley with them. Those at the gathering seemed to take a lot of joy in watching Charley grow up.  Today, he is a young man whose life is full of promise, with none of the baggage that children of alcoholics often carry – a reminder that it is possible for families to break free from the cycle of addiction. 

    This year, for the first time in 36 years, the Rural Providers Conference is coming to Anchorage during the week of July 8th at the Alaska Pacific University campus.

    Since the conference will be accessible to a wider audience this year and next year, I invited Doug and Amy on Frontiers to talk about how the RPC uses Native culture and traditions to help communities find recovery.

    “We don’t have any experts around. All we have is each other,” Doug says. “Just another Native. Native to Native, we can help each other.”

    Organizers say it’s misleading to call this annual event a conference, because it’s not a conference in the Western sense but really more of a gathering -- which began as a way for counselors and others on the front lines of fighting addiction in Rural Alaska to support each other. Over the years, those struggling with sobriety were welcomed into the fold – and today the RPC has evolved into a community self-help program.

    Perhaps the timing is good for the gathering to come to Anchorage, which is sometimes called Alaska’s biggest village. As the city struggles to deal with homeless camps, it has discovered that addiction is indeed a community problem.

    The RPC has many traditions that have kept the movement strong. One of those is to choose a couple to model sobriety for a two-year period. Once that tour of duty is completed, they become part of a volunteer steering committee that helps to organize the gathering, mainly to keep it out of the hands of bureaucrats who might turn it into a more mainstream program.  

    Nothing wrong with mainstream, organizers say, but those programs often depend on state and federal funding, which comes and goes. The RPC subsists on a shoestring budget, volunteerism and community donations – a simple but enduring structure that keeps the gathering and its message of recovery close to the people.

    The RPC is headquartered at RurAL CAP, which helps with the logistics, but its mission is mainly to carry out the instructions of the volunteer steering committee.

    If you want to learn more about this recovery movement, you might want to check out two other Frontiers programs about the Rural Providers Conference, when it was in Nome in 2015 and Tanacross, where it was held in 2017. 

    Each community brings something new to the event that is woven into the tapestry of the gathering’s traditions, which relies heavily on talking circles and inspirational speeches.

    The Modigs say the talking circles are not so much about talking but more about listening. And some of the stories that are told over the course of the week are not only inspiring, but for some, life changing.

    This gathering has the feel of a family reunion, where those who struggled with addiction years ago return to celebrate their sobriety. Besides the stories that they share, they talk about the importance of the relationships made at the conference over the years – relationships that continue outside of the gathering and help them in their ongoing recovery.

    This year’s theme: Spreading the Light through Trusting Our Traditions.

    One Frontiers program can’t say all that needs to be said, but the Rural Providers Conference is one of those beacons of hope and change that you don’t hear a lot about in Alaska. We can’t resist the urge to spread some of the light.

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  • Frontiers 174: Alaska Womens Hall of Fame - Class of 2019

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    Since 2008, the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame has recognized women who have worked hard to make their communities, their state and even the world, a better place.


    Some of the names are familiar. Others are not. But as you delve into their biographies, you begin to realize that Alaska would be a much different place without them.

    And the stories of these women are much different than they are in other states for a variety of reasons – the climate, the cultures, and the challenges of living in Alaska. And of course, they usually are not above wearing Xtra Tuffs.

    This year, ten women were inducted into the Hall of Fame – all with fascinating life histories. This week on Frontiers, we took time out to share a few of those.

    Here are some of this week’s highlights.

    • Class of 2019: Frontiers followed the festivities, as new members were welcomed into the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame.

    • Bev Hoffman profile: This prominent community activist from Bethel talks about facing her fears and finding her voice through community service. We tried hard to do Bev’s story justice. She helped to start the Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race, worked tirelessly for a quarter of a century to get a pool and recreation center built in Bethel, and is also a longtime fisheries advocate. And that’s just the short list of her passion projects.

    • Marie Adams Carroll profile: She grew up in Barrow, a town that was later renamed Utqiagvik, in a time when dog teams were used for transportation and snow machines were just beginning to appear. Marie shares lessons in Inupiat leadership – how she used her culture and traditions to protect the subsistence harvest of bowhead whales.

    • Featured guest: Bonnie Jack, an Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame board member, explains how you can nominate a woman. Jack writes most of the biographies for the women and shares a few of her favorite stories about them.

    • Mother’s Day photos: We asked our friends on Facebook to send us their favorite photos of their mother and were amazed at the response. We showed as many as time would allow on this week’s show. Just like the women in the Hall of Fame, these photos had a uniquely Alaskan flavor. We’ll try to post as many as possible on Facebook.

    Special thanks to Peter Twitchell, a Yup’ik singer-songwriter for his song Aanaka, his Mother’s Day tribute to his mother, Sarah. It accompanied our Mother’s Day photo gallery.

  • The Thing That Should Not Be: Metallica - Alone In the wilderness

    6:48

    This is not my song. I play one of Metallica’s heaviest tunes on my fender mini tone master alone in the wilderness! Mosquitos were out in full force but I play through to honor the metal gods.

  • Cum se DEVELOPEZA filmele ACASA - Color Cinestill C41 Kit

    19:23

    Cum se DEVELOPEZA filmele ACASA - Color Cinestill C41 Kit

    In acest video va arat in mare cum sa developati filmele color acasa si va voi prezenta si fiecare ustensila la ce foloseste.
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    11:34 Cum developez filme?

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  • DAY IN THE LIFE: SOCIAL OUTING // DICKS SPORTING GOODS // COFFEE WALK // QUARANTINE LIVING

    6:22

    #quarantine #socialouting #dayinthelife

    Hi Guys!
    I went on an outing today to Dick's Sporting Goods! Did you know that they are doing a curbside pickup option?! You can order items online and drive to the store to pick them up!
    The employee comes out to your car, asks for an ID and places it either in your backseat or in the trunk depending on the size of the item! This SAVED me! Amazon Prime is longer than two days, which I am not complaining about, I mean come one guys we are in the middle of a global pandemic. Curbside pickup was a great option, and a nice way to get out of the house and take a nice drive!

    I also decided that I was going to get out of the house today and go for a walk. It is 55 degrees where I live today and it was NICE weather for a change! I took a 15 minute walk, with my coffee. This short walk and just the normal sounds of life was refreshing for the soul and really an escape!

    I am grateful and blessed that I do get to go to work and socialize with people and I know that so many of you don't have this same opportunity.

    How are you guys spending your days with your fun activities?
    Thank you for watching another DITL vlog!
    -Macy Lee XO

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  • FORTY DAYS AND FORTY NIGHTS IN A THE WILDERNESS - Ocho Rios Baptist Church Choral

    2:29

    This came from a cassette tape belonging to my wife who was a part of the Ocho Rios Baptist Church Charol in the 1980's when her Father Rev. A.O. Fraser was the head Pastor. He has retired from pastoral work and To Date Rev. Fraser is 93yrs old and is still preaching and doing weddings

    40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS INA DI WILDERNESS

    Lyrics
    Me alone, me alone in a the wilderness
    You alone, you alone in a the wilderness
    Me alone, me alone in a the wilderness

    Forty days and forty nights in a the wilderness
    Forty days and forty nights in a the wilderness

    He was tempted by the devil in a the wilderness
    He was tempted by the devil in a the wilderness
    Forty days and forty nights in a the wilderness
    Forty days and forty nights in a the wilderness

    Son of man Son of Man in a the wilderness
    Son of man Son of man in a the wilderness
    Forty days and forty nights in a the wilderness
    Forty days and forty nights in a the wilderness

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