This Sunday on Frontiers, we explore the economic landscape of Seldovia, a tiny community across the bay from Homer.
Seldovia has challenges experienced by many of Alaska’s off-the-road-system communities: isolation, changing demographics, a seasonal economy and a high cost of living.
While there are struggles, there are also opportunities for a community blessed with beauty and an abundance of wildlife.
On this Web Extra, we hear more from two guests featured on this week’s program – Gunnar Knapp, an economist and director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research, and Laurel Hilts, a longtime Seldovian.
Knapp and Hilts provide analysis, history and insight into what makes Seldovia a uniquely Alaskan community.