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Hometown, Alaska features conversations with local civic and cultural leaders, educators, and community members making an impact on their city. Hosted by: Anne Hillman, O’Hara Shipe, and Dave Waldron

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Hometown, Alaska features conversations with local civic and cultural leaders, educators, and community members making an impact on their city. Hosted by: Anne Hillman, O’Hara Shipe, and Dave Waldron

    Touring the Alaska Veterans Museum | Hometown, Alaska

    Touring the Alaska Veterans Museum | Hometown, Alaska

    Alaska has a long history and continued relationship to the Armed Forces. To preserve and honor that history, the Alaska Veterans Museum features exhibits and artifacts from the state's territorial days to modern times. Ahead of Memorial Day on May 27, host Dave Waldron tours the museum to find out more about the men and women who gave their all to serve the country. We'll also hear pieces from Alaska Public Media and StoryCorps' Military Voices Initiative.

    HOST: Dave Waldron

    GUEST: Jann Sherrill, volunteer coordinator and curator for the Alaska Veterans Museum

    LINKS:
    Alaska Veteran Museum website
    Virtual Tour
    Facebook
    Alaska Public Media/StoryCorps Military Voices Initiative
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    • 55 min
    Celebrating 40 years of comics, cards and games with BOSCO'S | Hometown, Alaska

    Celebrating 40 years of comics, cards and games with BOSCO'S | Hometown, Alaska

    40 years ago, tucked inside a tiny Anchorage shoe repair shop, BOSCO'S Comics was born. On this Hometown Alaska host Dave Waldron speaks with John Weddleton, the owner behind the man with the sword. It's a reflection on the past 40 years of comics, cards and games in Anchorage, and much more, including an appearance from Batman.

    HOST: Dave Waldron
    GUEST: John Weddleton, Owner, BOSCO'S

    LINKS:
    BOSCO'S website
    Facebook
    Instagram
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    • 52 min
    What does YOUR Anchorage map look like? | Hometown, Alaska

    What does YOUR Anchorage map look like? | Hometown, Alaska

    It’s spring and neighborhood streets, parks and gathering places are filling with people. Where does this season take you? To new parts of the city or to the same haunts as winter? What’s on your map of Anchorage? Anchorage Park Foundation is celebrating the city through a new project, "Map Your Anchorage."

    HOST: Anne Hillman

    GUESTS:
    Barbara Brown, Map Your Anchorage Coordinator
    Michelle LeBlanc, Anchorage Park Foundation

    LINKS:
    Download map HERE
    Anchorage Park Foundation Map Your Anchorage page
    Map Your Anchorage Facebook
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    • 55 min
    The man behind the myth of William H. Seward | Hometown, Alaska

    The man behind the myth of William H. Seward | Hometown, Alaska

    May 16, 2024 is the 223rd birthday of the one and only William Henry Seward. In honor of this, Cook Inlet Historical Society’s final event for their lecture series this season will be a program featuring songs, instrumental music, dramatic readings and a look at the life of the man who helped make Alaska part of the United States. It’s called “Seward’s Follies: The Life And Legacy Of William H. Seward.”

    On this episode of Hometown, Alaska we find out about the event, discuss Seward's political career and examine the driving force behind his motives to expand the territory of the United States.

    HOST: Ammon Swenson

    GUESTS:
    Laura Koenig, adjunct professor of music, University of Alaska Anchorage, board member, Cook Inlet Historical Society, producer, "Seward's Follies."
    Stephen Haycox, emeritus professor of history at the University of Alaska Anchorage

    LINKS:
    Cook Inlet Historical Society
    Shake City String Band
    Rachel Taylor Brown
    Walter Stahr, "Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man" Simon & Schuster, 2012.
    Seward Family Digital Archive
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    • 44 min
    Recycling for Earth Day | Hometown, Alaska

    Recycling for Earth Day | Hometown, Alaska

    Today is Earth Day, and in honor of it we'll be discussing recycling. We find out what you can and can't recycle in those bins you drag to the bottom of your driveway, and find a place for the other items that you may be looking to get rid of during your spring cleaning.

    HOST: Dave Waldron

    GUESTS:
    Jenny Forner and Patti Guist, cofounders of Anchorage re:MADE
    Kelli Toth, acting director and recycling coordinator for Solid Waste Services

    LINKS:
    Anchorage re:MADE
    Anchorage Solid Waste Services


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    • 41 min
    Celebrating National Sourdough Bread Day | Hometown, Alaska

    Celebrating National Sourdough Bread Day | Hometown, Alaska

    Alaskans have a deep history with sourdough. Even the word itself is a moniker for Alaskans who are as resilient as they are self-sufficient. A name most wear with great pride. April 1 is National Sourdough Bread Day. On this Hometown, Alaska we discuss Alaska’s rich and fascinating history with sourdough; how to make it, what it tastes like and how it secured a place in so many Alaskans' hearts.

    HOST: Dave Waldron

    GUEST: Julia O'Malley, journalist and food writer

    LINKS:
    Julia O'Malley website
    "The Whale and the Cupcake"
    Julia O'Malley bread recipes
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    • 52 min

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