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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

    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
    A deep dive into the Alaska B4UDie comedy festival | Hometown, Alaska

    A deep dive into the Alaska B4UDie comedy festival | Hometown, Alaska

    Starting next Monday is the Alaska B4UDie comedy fest, a week-long event taking place in Anchorage, Wasilla, Girdwood and Talkeetna. The festival will feature some out-of-state headliners but will also offer plenty of local talent. On this episode of Hometown, Alaska we meet the founder and some comedians behind B4UDie, talk about the art of stand-up comedy and explore how it's cementing its place in Alaska.

    HOST: Dave Waldron

    GUESTS:
    Kass Smiley, comedian, founder of B4Udie
    Katelyn Owens, comedian
    Ben Peterson, comedian

    LINKS:
    Alaska B4UDie website
    Facebook
    Instagram
    Rubber Ptarmigan website
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    • 55 min
    Talking with teens about underage drinking | Hometown, Alaska

    Talking with teens about underage drinking | Hometown, Alaska

    Some young people drink alcohol. Others don’t. It’s pretty obvious on the surface, but the decision making around drinking can be complicated. Many people and experiences shape if and when we decide to drink, and talking about those influences can be hard. On this episode of Hometown, Alaska we talk to young people and some adults who support them about alcohol use and how to talk about it.

    EVENT INFO:
    Anchorage Youth Speak Out: Conversations About Underage Drinking
    Wednesday, April 24, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    BP Energy Center or virtually

    HOST: Anne Hillman

    GUESTS:
    Aaron Osterback, Volunteers of America-Alaska, coalition coordinator
    Asher Farrally, youth speaker
    JJ Hanley, youth speaker

    LINKS:
    VOA Alaska website
    Facebook
    Instagram
    Youtube
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    • 50 min
    Hometown Trivia Throwdown featuring Geeks Who Drink | Hometown, Alaska

    Hometown Trivia Throwdown featuring Geeks Who Drink | Hometown, Alaska

    When you think of game night, there really isn't anything more timeless than trivia. On this episode of Hometown, Alaska we talk with a quizmaster from the group Geeks Who Drink and explore why so many are drawn to this pastime. Later in the show we host our very own trivia throwdown here in the Alaska Public Media studio.

    HOST: Dave Waldron

    GUESTS:
    Sarah Hull, Quizmaster, Geeks Who Drink
    Valerie Lake, Director of Production, Alaska Public Media
    Adam Nicely, Multimedia Production Associate, Alaska Public Media
    Wesley Early, Anchorage Reporter, Alaska Public Media
    Ava White, Statewide Morning News Host, Alaska Public Media

    LINKS:
    Geeks Who Drink website
    Geeks Who Drink - Alaska Facebook
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    • 55 min
    The Accidental Archivist: Kurt Riemann | Hometown, Alaska

    The Accidental Archivist: Kurt Riemann | Hometown, Alaska

    If you’ve ever listened to local radio, or found yourself humming along to a catchy jingle from an Alaskan business, then you've undoubtedly heard the work of Kurt Riemann. In a world dominated by visual imagery, lifelong Alaskan, Riemann felt most at home enveloped in sound. His passion for all things audible developed into a 40-year career that has seen the audio engineer produce some of Alaska's most iconic music. From the Alaska Music Archives to KONR and the Alaska Music Show, and his recording studio Surreal Studios, Riemann has used his hands — and ears — to shape the Alaska music scene since the 1980s.
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