Originally published on Alaska Public Media. It’s bright yellow and only flown in only a couple spots around the city. Few people have probably seen Anchorage’s municipal flag, but it plays an important role in the city’s symbolism. Victoria Petersen has the story. At Anchorage’s public library, the geese are returning from winter, and people … Continue reading Why don’t more residents know about Anchorage’s flag?
Originally published on Alaska Public Media. The Anchorage School District is considering a huge change. The district is looking at implementing new school start times, with elementary schools starting earlier and high schools later. The district held a series of open houses recently to educate the community and hear feedback. At the first open house … Continue reading Reception mixed on ASD proposal to switch school start times around
Originally published on Alaska Public Media Scraping the sides of the bowl, Abby Slater is forming a dough of milk, sugar, yeast and flour. It’s Slater’s first time making Easter bread. She’s observed and helped her Aleut family make it many times before though. “My earliest memory of Easter bread was actually later in life … Continue reading AK: The sweet traditions of Russian Orthodox Easter
Originally published on Alaska Public Media. Harry Ross started moving trains when he was 21. Fifty years later, he’s still transporting passengers and freight by rail across the state. “I do not believe there has ever been nobody as foolish as I,” Ross said. It wasn’t a job Ross expected to get, and it wasn’t … Continue reading Alaska Railroad’s first black conductor celebrates unprecedented 50 years with company
Originally published on Alaska Public Media. BELL: I went back to Ohio a few years ago to clean out my grandfather’s house, who was a semi-hoarder. It was just really interesting to go through all of his belongings and see how wonderfully made these older items were. It seems like nowadays, a lot of the … Continue reading 49 Voices: Erynn Bell
Originally published on Alaska Public Media FERATI: When I first got into it, I got thrown behind the bar, and people come in, they order whiskey and ask you questions of how does it taste, what do you think, this and that. I didn’t like whiskey at first, so throughout the days, I just started … Continue reading 49 Voices: Ylli Ferati
Originally published in Alaska Public Media Dorough: I really enjoy having a flip phone. I lost it on an airplane and I had to get a different phone, but they didn’t sell the Razrs anymore, because everyone moved into the smartphone era. So I had to go to GCI and I got one of those … Continue reading 49 Voices: Hannah Dorough
Originally published in Alaska Public Media VIDAL: At first I started calling myself a word I made up — “Piñateur” — which is silly because it has some Spanish and French, but now I’m just the owner of The Piñata Shop. Almost a year ago, my now-seven-year-old was about to turn seven, and she asked … Continue reading 49 Voices: Carolina Vidal