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The AnchorED City Podcast is connecting with Anchorage’s soul through her history, stories, and people.

The AnchorED City The Anchorage Urban Training Collaborative

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The AnchorED City Podcast is connecting with Anchorage’s soul through her history, stories, and people.

    BTS 6: Look! Up in the sky! It‘s a bird! It‘s a plane! It‘s a Christmas Episode!

    BTS 6: Look! Up in the sky! It‘s a bird! It‘s a plane! It‘s a Christmas Episode!

    BTS 6: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a Christmas Episode!


    If you were watching TV in the 1950’s and an episode of Superman came on you would have heard the famous introduction to the show yelled by a crowd gazing heavenward: “Look up in the sky! It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Superman.” But it’s not just superheroes that draw our eyes to the sky, so does Christmas - especially in Alaska. In this episode we look up at a star, airplanes, and a special sleigh and more as we look forward to Christmas.


     


    Resources used to make this episode:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySvAs5ppkRw


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dLxtIImtFU


    https://www.npr.org/2014/12/19/371647099/norads-santa-tracker-began-with-a-typo-and-a-good-sport


    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43171/a-visit-from-st-nicholas


    https://www.noradsanta.org/en/


    http://www.nikesitesummit.net/about-site-summit.html


    https://www.jber.jb.mil/Services-Resources/Environmental/Nike/NSS/


    https://www.anchorage.net/blog/post/the-star-on-the-mountain-an-anchorage-holiday-tradition/


    https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/anchorage/2021/11/29/crews-work-to-repair-jber-holiday-star-after-lights-malfunction/


    https://vilda.alaska.edu/digital/collection/cdmg2/id/3508/rec/30


    https://www.adn.com/alaska-life/2020/12/20/in-the-midst-of-the-cold-war-alaskas-effort-to-spread-christmas-cheer-involved-sending-a-small-herd-of-reindeer-to-dc/


    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059026/characters/nm0790259

    • 17 min
    S2:E13 - BONUS: Thanksgiving Leftovers

    S2:E13 - BONUS: Thanksgiving Leftovers

    Thanksgiving Leftovers


    This is a bonus Thanksgiving Leftovers episode. There were a couple of short stories that we uncovered in putting together our Hope City episode last week that were just too good to not tell. 


     


    Resources used to make this episode:


     


    Barry, M.J., 1973. A history of mining on the Kenai Peninsula. Alaska Northwest Publishing Company, p. p.31-32.


     


    https://www.hopeandsunrisehistoricalsociety.org/historic-district


     


    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/142104446/gerhardus-johan_gilles-brandt

    • 12 min
    S2:E12 - Hope City

    S2:E12 - Hope City

    Hope City


    Stop me if you’ve heard this one. It’s a story about a King and his gold. A tale of a ghost town that was once the largest city in the territory. A drama with the speed and power of a cannonball. And it all takes place just 25 miles from Anchorage as the crow flies.


     


    Resources used to make this episode:


     


    Olthuis, Diane, 1999. Historic Building Survey Report: Hope, Alaska. Hope and Sunrise Historical Society, p. 38-40.


     


    Barry, M.J., 1973. A history of mining on the Kenai Peninsula. Alaska Northwest Publishing Company, p. p.31-32, 34, 37, 46, 49-50, 52-53.


     


    Morgan, Albert W., & Buzzell, Rolfe G., 2013 (2nd Ed.). Memories of Old Sunrise: Gold Mining on Alaska’s Turnagain Arm. Cook Inlet Historical Society & Hope and Sunrise Historical Society, p. X-XIII.


     


    Carlson, P.D. and Bill, L.D., 2006. Aunt Phil's Trunk: Up to 1900 (Vol. 1, 3rd ed.). Aunt Phil's Trunk, p. 148ff.


     


    Bodett, Tom, 1985.  As Far As You Can Go Without a Passport. Perseus Books, p. 118.


     


    https://www.hopealaska.us/about-hope.html


     


    Chesterton, Gilbert Keith. 1985. The Bodley Head G.K. Chesterton. London: Bodley Head, p 271.


     


    Rocke, K. & Van Dyke, J., 2017, Incarnational training framework: A training guide for developing leaders engaged in city transformation, 2nd edn., Street Psalms Press, Tacoma, p. 49.

    • 18 min
    S2:E11 - Moving Toward More Diverse Representation: w/ Austin Quinn-Davidson &  E.J.R. David

    S2:E11 - Moving Toward More Diverse Representation: w/ Austin Quinn-Davidson &  E.J.R. David

    Moving Toward More Diverse Representation: w/ Austin Quinn-Davidson &  E.J.R. David


     


    If you follow the news in Anchorage you might be aware that the City Assembly and the Mayor are currently at odds. One of the many areas of conflict is around the newly created position of Chief Equity Officer. What might get missed in the news coverage is the underlying issue of how Anchorage can be represented in a more equitable way. In this episode we consider how the leadership of the city can become the way it is supposed to be for all people.


     


    With:


     


    Austin Quinn-Davidson: former acting Mayor of Anchorage & current Assembly member – https://www.facebook.com/mayorAQD  - https://www.facebook.com/anchorageassemblyAQD - https://www.austinquinndavidson.com/ - http://www.muni.org/departments/assembly/Pages/default.aspx


     


    &


     


    Dr. E.J.R. David: Professor of psychology at the University of Alaska Anchorage, author, speaker and consultant - https://www.facebook.com/ejrdavid - https://ejrdavid.wixsite.com/ejrdavid


     


     


     


    #allpeople


    All during this season of the AnchorEd City Podcast we are exploring places in the city where things are, or are becoming, more like they should be for all people.


     


    During the months of September, October, and November we are partnering with Kaladi Brothers Coffee to hear from you about what would make Anchorage the way it is supposed to be for all people. Go to: AnchorageUTC.org/allpeople for participating locations and more info.


     


    Can’t make it to a café?  No worries.


    You can share your thoughts by going to facebook.com/AnchorageUTC.


     


     


    Resources used to make this episode:


     


    https://www.adn.com/commentary/article/yes-anchorage-and-alaska-are-rich-diversity-what-about-equality/2015/07/07/


     


    https://www.alaskasnewssource.com/2021/10/11/anchorages-first-ever-chief-equity-officer-fired-by-bronson-administration-naacp-says/


     

    • 1 hr 6 min
    S2:E10 - Anchorage, Boston, Elections and All Male Mayors

    S2:E10 - Anchorage, Boston, Elections and All Male Mayors

    Anchorage, Boston, Elections and All Male Mayors


     


    Anchorage and Boston don’t have a lot in common, but they do share one interesting overlap – a long history of only having male mayors. In this episode we consider Anchorage’s political history from its first vote in 1915 (to name the city) up to the most recent mayoral election.


     


     


    #allpeople


    All during this season of the AnchorEd City Podcast we are exploring places in the city where things are, or are becoming, more like they should be for all people.


     


    During the months of September, October, and November we are partnering with Kaladi Brothers Coffee to hear from you about what would make Anchorage the way it is supposed to be for all people. Go to: AnchorageUTC.org/allpeople for participating locations and more info.


     


    Can’t make it to a café?  No worries.


    You can share your thoughts by going to facebook.com/AnchorageUTC.


     


     


    Resources used to make this episode:


     


    https://www.adn.com/alaska-life/2021/03/01/in-1915-anchorage-residents-voted-on-an-official-name-for-the-new-city-the-name-anchorage-came-in-3rd-place/


     


    Carlson, P.D. and Bill, L.D., 2008. Aunt Phil's Trunk: 1912-1935  (Vol. 3). Aunt Phil's Trunk. p.74-75.


     


    Bagoy, J.P., 2001. Legends & Legacies. John P. Bagoy. p. 42-43.


     


    Tower, E., 1999. Anchorage: From its humble origins as a railroad construction camp. Epicenter Press. p.49-51.


     


    Anchorage Daily Times, Nov. 3, 1920. Anchorage Business Men and Property Owners Decisively Decide To Incorporate Town. Page 1.


     


    https://apnews.com/article/election-2021-boston-mayor-f7a18efbbb6068ed947df4c2d75ec500


     


    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/boston-mayor-race-2021-michelle-wu-rcna4373


     


    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/10/25/austin-quinn-davidson-anchorage-first-woman-openly-gay-mayor/3721691001/


     


    https://www.adn.com/commentary/article/yes-anchorage-and-alaska-are-rich-diversity-what-about-equality/2015/07/07/


     


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mayors_of_Anchorage,_Alaska

    • 18 min
    S2:E9 - Following in Zach’s Steps: Community Minded Businesses in Anchorage

    S2:E9 - Following in Zach’s Steps: Community Minded Businesses in Anchorage

    Following in Zach’s Steps: Community Minded Businesses in Anchorage


     


    In our last episode we learned about ZJ Loussac, a business man in early Anchorage who retired to be a philanthropist and had a deep love for the city.


     


    On this episode we are hearing from three Anchorage business leaders following in the community building spirit of Loussac.


     


    With:


    Tim Gravel: President, Kaladi Brothers Coffee - https://kaladi.com - https://www.facebook.com/KaladiBrothersCoffee 


     


    Ted Rosenzweig:  Owner, Turnagain Brewing - https://www.turnagainbrewing.com - https://www.facebook.com/TurnagainBrewing


     


    Brittani Clancey:  Founder, Fashion Pact - https://www.fashionpact.com - https://www.facebook.com/FashionPactResale


     


     


     


    #allpeople


    All during this season of the AnchorEd City Podcast we are exploring places in the city where things are, or are becoming, more like they should be for all people.


     


    During the months of September, October, and November we are partnering with Kaladi Brothers Coffee to hear from you about what would make Anchorage the way it is supposed to be for all people. Go to: AnchorageUTC.org/allpeople for participating locations and more info.


     


    Can’t make it to a café?  No worries.


    You can share your thoughts by going to facebook.com/AnchorageUTC.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

GuateTiger ,

Great Job on this!!

Really well done. Oh if every city would have a team of folks telling the story of their city like this!! Wonderful!!

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A podcast about home!

Just finished episode one! Can’t wait to hear more.

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