Frontiers 147: Angling for Tomorrow

Frontiers 147: Angling for Tomorrow

Angling for tomorrow -- highlights from this week's frontiers.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 146: Great Alaska Dinosaur Adventure

Frontiers 146: Great Alaska Dinosaur Adventure

The longer you live in Alaska, the more you realize you’ve only scratched the surface of what there is to know about our state, especially when it comes to science and nature.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 145: Lake Clark: Healing for Wounded Veterans

Frontiers 145: Lake Clark: Healing for Wounded Veterans

Every summer, for 16 weeks, groups of wounded veterans and their spouses arrive, ten couples at a time – for an all-expenses-paid trip to heal from the trauma of war.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 144: Arctic Entries

Frontiers 144: Arctic Entries

In our high tech age of cell phones and sci-fi movies, amped with special effects, it’s hard to believe that a simple storytelling event like Arctic Entries would be such a success.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 143: Celebrating Three Years of Frontiers

Frontiers 143: Celebrating Three Years of Frontiers

We celebrated an important milestone for Frontiers this past Sunday – three years on KTVA Channel 11’s airwaves.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 142: This Old Schoolhouse

Frontiers 142: This Old Schoolhouse

Whether it’s yesterday, today or tomorrow, education has always been a frontier for Alaskans and will probably always be one – because our state is isolated from mainstream America and has a small population, scattered over vast distances.

Rhonda McBride
Episode 141: Future of the Fund

Episode 141: Future of the Fund

How much does Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend program figure into the hopes and dreams of Alaskans?

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 140: Bella Hammond's Alaska

Frontiers 140: Bella Hammond's Alaska

We look at the mysterious life of Bella Hammond, the wife of the late, great Governor Jay Hammond.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 139: Alaska Native Languages: A Struggle for Survival

Frontiers 139: Alaska Native Languages: A Struggle for Survival

Linguists say you can usually gauge the strength of a language by the number of children who speak it. For Alaska Native languages, that number continues to drop.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 138, Prop 1: Beyond the Bathroom

Frontiers 138, Prop 1: Beyond the Bathroom

Anchorage voters will be asked on April 3 whether to roll back some of the LGBTQ anti-discrimination protections the Anchorage Assembly passed almost three years ago.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 137: Iditarod 2018 - The Show Must Go On!

Frontiers 137: Iditarod 2018 - The Show Must Go On!

Some armchair mushing this week on Frontiers

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 136: Dating Violence: Bree's Story

Frontiers 136: Dating Violence: Bree's Story

This week’s Frontiers program is by no means intended to be an all-encompassing look at teen dating violence.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 135: Zuill Bailey: A Messenger of Music

Frontiers 135: Zuill Bailey: A Messenger of Music

This week on Frontiers we take you on a musical adventure to Mekoryuk, a tiny community on an island in the Bering Sea, where the reindeer far outnumber the people. Mekoryuk has seen its share of celebrities, who come mostly to hunt the musk oxen and brin

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 134: Mike Gravel, A Political Paradox

Frontiers 134: Mike Gravel, A Political Paradox

Steven Spielberg's recently released film “The Post” has generated a lot of interest in the Pentagon Papers and Mike Gravel, who wasn’t in the movie but played a role in making the top-secret government documents public.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 133: Juneau 2018: Legislative Crystal Ball

Frontiers 133: Juneau 2018: Legislative Crystal Ball

Lawmakers are back in Juneau with a lot of unfinished business to tackle.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 132: Following the Star in Port Graham

Frontiers 132: Following the Star in Port Graham

If you love the Christmas season, Rural Alaska is the place to be.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 131: Sheldon Chalet: One Family’s Denali Dream

Frontiers 131: Sheldon Chalet: One Family’s Denali Dream

This week’s show is truly a family affair – how it took three generations to get a wilderness lodge up and running.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 130: The Spirit of Giving

Frontiers 130: The Spirit of Giving

On this special holiday edition of Frontiers, we look at two tales of giving – a community’s embrace of a child with cancer and an Alaska Airline pilot’s gift of a life-saving kidney to a co-worker.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 129: Hiland Lullaby Project Pays it Forward

Frontiers 129: Hiland Lullaby Project Pays it Forward

In this follow-up Frontiers, we revisit the Lullaby Project at the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center in Eagle River.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 128: Hope for Veterans - A Healing Journey

Frontiers 128: Hope for Veterans - A Healing Journey

This week on Frontiers, we look at “Operation Heal Our Patriots,” a wilderness retreat at Port Alsworth for wounded veterans and their spouses.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 127: A Subsistence Challenge

Frontiers 127: A Subsistence Challenge

Igiugig is just a tiny community in Bristol Bay. But it took on a mighty challenge-- to eat as close to a traditional Alaska Native diet as possible for six weeks.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 126: Alaska Aviation: Onwards and Upwards

Frontiers 126: Alaska Aviation: Onwards and Upwards

In this program, a look at aviation from a variety of perspectives.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 125: Haunting Legacies

Frontiers 125: Haunting Legacies

This week we continue our coverage of the Rural Providers’ Conference, held this August in Tanacross. Historic trauma was one of the major themes taken up at this gathering.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 124: Grassroots Sobriety, Fighting Back

Frontiers 124: Grassroots Sobriety, Fighting Back

The vision: to bring counselors, therapist and traditional healers together once a year to rededicate themselves to recovery. Those in search of sobriety were also welcome.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 123: Alaska's Healing Plants

Frontiers 123: Alaska's Healing Plants

In mid-September, Frontiers was invited to what was billed as a Dena’ina tea party, a gathering of traditional Alaska Native healers in Kenai.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 122: Remembering Ermalee Hickel

Frontiers 122: Remembering Ermalee Hickel

Earlier this month, Alaska lost an icon – one of the state’s most popular First Ladies, Ermalee Hickel.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 121: Alaska Politics: Always a Wild Ride

Frontiers 121: Alaska Politics: Always a Wild Ride

We traveled to Halibut Cove to get a history lesson from Clem Tillion. I find it’s always more pleasant to learn about our state in conversations aboard a boat — or while breakfast is being cooked on an iron stove.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 120: Harvesting Alaska: Then & Now

Frontiers 120: Harvesting Alaska: Then & Now

For those of you who enjoy visits to the farmers markets or grow giant cabbages and branches of broccoli, you understand Alaska's potential for agriculture.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 119: Faces of the Future, Alaska's Homegrown Entrepreneurs

Frontiers 119: Faces of the Future, Alaska's Homegrown Entrepreneurs

Alaska’s entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well, as you’ll see in this week’s Frontiers program. About a year ago, we began following Zoi Maroudas-Tziolas, an Anchorage woman, with dreams of making a better baby food.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 118: A Newspaper on the Brink

Frontiers 118: A Newspaper on the Brink

Although I am a television news broadcaster, my passion for newspapers goes all the way back to my childhood. It was hard to hear that Alaska's largest newspaper is on the brink of folding, and the odds against it might be insurmountable.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 117: Bounty from the Sea

Frontiers 117: Bounty from the Sea

There’s probably no state in our nation, which enjoys so much bounty from the sea as we do here in Alaska – especially this time of the year. The fact that it comes from some of the coldest and clean waters in the world only enhances our appr

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 116: Trans-Alaska Pipeline — 40 Years Later

Frontiers 116: Trans-Alaska Pipeline — 40 Years Later

When the first barrel of oil flowed down the the Trans-Alaska Pipeline in June 1977, Alaska changed forever.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 115: Follow-up Frontiers-Kuskokwim King Crisis

Frontiers 115: Follow-up Frontiers-Kuskokwim King Crisis

We’ve followed the ups and downs of the king salmon crisis on the Kuskokwim River in Southwest Alaska.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 114: Spirit of Mt. Marathon

Frontiers 114: Spirit of Mt. Marathon

Even if you not a running enthusiast – and I certainly am not — there’s something about the Mt. Marathon Race in Seward on July 4th that draws you in.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 113: Feeding Alaska

Frontiers 113: Feeding Alaska

We Alaskans like to think we’re self-sufficient, but when it comes to our food supply we’re surprisingly dependent on the Lower 48.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 108: Permanent Fund — Past, Present and Future

Frontiers 108: Permanent Fund — Past, Present and Future

The Permanent Fund and its interest income are the focus of this week’s Frontiers program.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 107: Fourth Avenue Theatre — 70 Years of History

Frontiers 107: Fourth Avenue Theatre — 70 Years of History

A series of events will be held in downtown Anchorage over the Memorial Day weekend to mark the opening of the Fourth Avenue Theatre 70 years ago.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 106: Rising up from the Ashes

Frontiers 106: Rising up from the Ashes

This Sunday, we brought back an old episode of Frontiers, which aired in October, 2015 — four months after the Sockeye wildfire swept through the Willow area, destroying 55 homes and dozens of other buildings.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 105: Choose Respect Marches On

Frontiers 105: Choose Respect Marches On

When we were invited to Old Harbor at the end of March to cover Kodiak Island’s first regional dance festival, we were focused on the dancing not the Choose Respect march that kicked off the event.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 104: Feeding Alaska

Frontiers 104: Feeding Alaska

Will new enthusiasm for homegrown food, along with new ideas and technology, lead to more self-sufficiency? The post Episode 104: Feeding Alaska appeared first on KTVA 11.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 103: Time to Dance Again

Frontiers 103: Time to Dance Again

In Old Harbor, it wasn’t easy to bring back Alutiiq dance. There are few elders on Kodiak Island who remember the tradition, so that meant reaching out to other cultures.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 102: Alaska Budget – Let’s Make a Deal

Frontiers 102: Alaska Budget – Let’s Make a Deal

In the spirit of entertaining as well as informing, let me forewarn you that this won’t be a typical Frontiers program. But we hope you come away with a better idea of what’s at stake for Alaskans.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 100: Alaska’s Aviation Legends

Frontiers 100: Alaska’s Aviation Legends

There’s nothing like getting a tour of a museum from someone who has lived its history.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 98: Iditarod of Yesteryear – Breaking Trail

Frontiers 98: Iditarod of Yesteryear – Breaking Trail

This week on Frontiers, we focus on the Iditarod dogs themselves, because they really are the stars of the show.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 97: Iditarod 2017 – Ready, Set, Go!

Frontiers 97: Iditarod 2017 – Ready, Set, Go!

We hope this week’s show gives you an appreciation of some of the decisions that have to be made over the course of a thousand miles to Nome.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 96: Bethel High School Shooting – 20 Years Later

Frontiers 96: Bethel High School Shooting – 20 Years Later

It was a day when ordinary people were called upon to do extraordinary things and continue to live with memories that still evoke pain and sadness.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 95: Blindsided by Heroin

Frontiers 95: Blindsided by Heroin

The Southwest Alaska community of Quinhagak would seem to be the last place on earth you’d find heroin. The Yup’ik village of roughly 700 people still subsists on wild foods – caribou and moose from the Kilbuck Mountains.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 93: President Trump’s Immigration Order – Alaska Reacts

Frontiers 93: President Trump’s Immigration Order – Alaska Reacts

Maybe one reason the order strikes such a nerve: Almost all Alaskans, not just immigrants, are newcomers to this state -- except of course for Alaska Natives, who make up about 15 percent of the population.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 92: Presidential Politics — Alaska Rides a Wave of Change

Frontiers 92: Presidential Politics — Alaska Rides a Wave of Change

When you consider the federal government is Alaska’s largest landowner, it’s easy to understand why U.S. presidents have had such a big impact on our state.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 91: Senate Bill 91 — What’s Next for Alaska Prisons?

Frontiers 91: Senate Bill 91 — What’s Next for Alaska Prisons?

Senate Bill 91 is based on a simple premise. Empty prisons. Save money. Put some of it back into programs to help inmates stay out of prison. Even so, there are a lot of moving pieces in this massive piece of legislation passed in 2016.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 89: Inside the Oil Patch — BlueCrest’s Breakthrough

Frontiers 89: Inside the Oil Patch — BlueCrest’s Breakthrough

Normally when we talk about the oil industry in Alaska, we usually focus on the major producers – BP, ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil. But in this week’s Frontiers we look at one of the “little guys” — BlueCrest Energy and its drill site near Anchor Point. BlueCrest is an independent oil company based in Fort […]
The post Episode 89: Inside the oil patch — BlueCrest’s breakthrough appeared first on KTVA 11.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 88: Living with Love in 2017

Frontiers 88: Living with Love in 2017

Dan Bigley’s life was changed forever when he was mauled and blinded by a bear. He and his wife Amber share their simple, yet powerful message for life.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 87: Lullaby Project and Beyond

Frontiers 87: Lullaby Project and Beyond

I feel a connection with almost every episode of Frontiers, but this one has a special place in my heart.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 86: Wild Alaska - Whales, Wolves and Bison

Frontiers 86: Wild Alaska - Whales, Wolves and Bison

This week, guest host Emily Carlson takes you to a remote and beautiful spot in southeast Alaska for an up close and personal experience with humpback whales. (Original air date: Dec. 18, 2016)

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 85: Remembering Ted Stevens

Frontiers 85: Remembering Ted Stevens

There were many players in the historic 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. One of those was the late Sen. Ted Stevens.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 82: Holding the Line on Alaska Crime

Frontiers 82: Holding the Line on Alaska Crime

This week on Frontiers, we look at some of the numbers -- from homicides to police staffing, as well as the increasingly violent nature of street crime and what the city plans to do to combat it.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 81: Alaska Inuit Circumpolar Council Education Conference Shares Language and Culture as Medicine

Frontiers 81: Alaska Inuit Circumpolar Council Education Conference Shares Language and Culture as Medicine

The Alaska Native movement to incorporate indigenous language and culture has been decades in the making -- enough to see some of the early efforts of educators bear fruit.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 80: Decision 2016 – What’s at Stake for Alaska?

Frontiers 80: Decision 2016 – What’s at Stake for Alaska?

With so much up in the air, we thought we’d take one last wild ride on the political roller coaster.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 79: New Directions for Alaska Education

Frontiers 79: New Directions for Alaska Education

From the North Slope to southeast Alaska, we once again bring you some “only in Alaska” stories — with a look at how communities have navigated change in creative ways starting with their children.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 78: Alaska, where Politics is Personal

Frontiers 78: Alaska, where Politics is Personal

As we head into the final stretch of the 2016 election season, we thought we’d take some time out on Frontiers to explore the nature of politics in Alaska.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 77: AFN – 50 Years of Change

Frontiers 77: AFN – 50 Years of Change

This week on Frontiers, we turn the clock back to October 1966 – the year the Alaska Federation of Natives formed.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 76: Ouzinkie’s Recipe for Success

Frontiers 76: Ouzinkie’s Recipe for Success

Every time we travel to a Rural community, no matter how tough the circumstances, there is always something to inspire me, to make me smile. Usually, it’s the kids — so full of energy.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 75: Bridging the Divide

Frontiers 75: Bridging the Divide

This week we take you to Aleknagik, a Bristol Bay community less than a 20-mile drive from Dillingham. Aleknagik is the gateway to the Wood-Tikchik State Park and to some of the most beautiful scenery in Alaska.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 74: Crystal Serenity’s Historic Voyage

Frontiers 74: Crystal Serenity’s Historic Voyage

When the Crystal Serenity pulled into New York Harbor on Sept. 16 in the early morning light, it signaled the dawn of a new age for the Arctic.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 73: Zuill Bailey, Serenading Alaska

Frontiers 73: Zuill Bailey, Serenading Alaska

Zuill Bailey and his cello, which he describes as his soulmate, have serenaded Alaska off and on over the last 10 years. Now, he says, the state has begun to feel more like home — because he spends about four months a year here to promote classical music.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 72: The Lullaby Project and its Messages of Love

Frontiers 72: The Lullaby Project and its Messages of Love

The Lullaby Project at the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center is yet another project that seeks to put to use the untapped potential of music.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 71: Best of Summer

Frontiers 71: Best of Summer

I won’t be offended if most of you Frontiers viewers are out in the country hunting, fishing or camping this Labor Day weekend, or enjoying the Alaska State Fair. This is the time of year we say our goodbyes to summer. And what a summer it’s been.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 70: Journey to Monk’s Lagoon

Frontiers 70: Journey to Monk’s Lagoon

This week on Frontiers, we visit Monk’s Lagoon and look at some of its fascinating history.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 69: Alaska State Fair – Family, Farms and Fun

Frontiers 69: Alaska State Fair – Family, Farms and Fun

The Alaska State Fair is the rite of autumn for many Alaskans who trek to Palmer to see everything from giant cabbages to monster trucks and baby pigs.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 68: Changing of the Guard

Frontiers 68: Changing of the Guard

One of the things we try to do on Frontiers is go beyond the sound bites, especially when it comes to politics.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 67: Discovering Alaska

Frontiers 67: Discovering Alaska

In a few months, we’ll find out whether the “Summer of 2016” lived up to predictions that it would be a banner tourism year.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 66: The Uncovered History of Alaska’s Attu Island

Frontiers 66: The Uncovered History of Alaska’s Attu Island

This week on Frontiers we take you to Attu, one of those isolated, hard-to-get-to spots. Abandoned yet full of mystery with so many unanswered questions lingering in the air.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 65: Alaska’s Field of Dreams

Frontiers 65: Alaska’s Field of Dreams

On Frontiers this week, we take a look at the budding peony industry and the future of agriculture in Alaska.
The post Episode 65: Alaska’s Field of Dreams appeared first on KTVA 11.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 64: Alaska Tourism — Room to Grow

Frontiers 64: Alaska Tourism — Room to Grow

Alaska’s tourism industry experts say it appears we’re on track for another banner year. They also say the seeds for this year’s success were planted in advertising dollars spent several years ago.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 63: Return of the Kings

Frontiers 63: Return of the Kings

The Alaska passion for salmon is almost primal, perhaps more so in Alaska Native communities where they’ve been a main part of the diet for time immemorial.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 62: Mount Marathon, Equal Footing

Frontiers 62: Mount Marathon, Equal Footing

A preview of the 2016 Mount Marathon Race, where the women for the first time have equal footing with the men. The post Episode 62: Mount Marathon, Equal Footing appeared first on KTVA 11.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 61: Unfinished Legislative Business

Frontiers 61: Unfinished Legislative Business

So far this year, legislators have been in Juneau for about five months. The stakes are some of the highest in state history.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 60: Our Bond with Bears

Frontiers 60: Our Bond with Bears

Our relationship with bears is as old as the human race, but it’s a complicated one. In many parts of the world, they are revered for their power, almost sacred

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 59: The Cost of Waiting

Frontiers 59: The Cost of Waiting

So far this legislative session, lawmakers have not yet come up with a long-range plan to pay for state government. They effectively delayed a permanent budget fix by drawing from the state’s main savings account.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 58: Food for Thought

Frontiers 58: Food for Thought

From above the Arctic Circle to Bristol Bay, there’s a growing interest in raising food closer to home. Some of it’s economic. In places like Anaktuvuk Pass, where produce must be flown in, a head of cabbage can cost you $12.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 57: Bears in Our Backyard

Frontiers 57: Bears in Our Backyard

I don’t know about you, but bears are always a bit of a mystery to me. Some people walk away unscathed from close encounters with bears. For others, life turns tragic in a matter of seconds.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 56: Help for the Homeless

Frontiers 56: Help for the Homeless

It's one of Anchorage's biggest challenges: finding meaningful ways to help the homeless. This week on Frontiers, we attempt to take a deep dive into the issue.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 55: Life Without Ice – The New Norm?

Frontiers 55: Life Without Ice – The New Norm?

This week on Frontiers, we look at what climate change researchers say could be a tipping point in Alaska weather — one of the warmest winters in at least a century.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 54: Best of Frontiers

Frontiers 54: Best of Frontiers

We took time out this week to celebrate one year of bringing you Frontiers. It’s hard to believe we’ve reached this milestone, because the year has gone by so quickly.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 53: Alaska’s Economic Crystal Ball

Frontiers 53: Alaska’s Economic Crystal Ball

This week on Frontiers, we peer into Alaska’s economic crystal ball. Literally. On a whim, I bought a crystal ball and asked people to hold it and tell me what they see in Alaska’s future.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 52: Pipeline to Success

Frontiers 52: Pipeline to Success

In this Frontiers program, we take a look at another kind of pipeline -- one for academic success, in which students from small, isolated communities can get credentials from the Rural Human Services program, headquartered at UAF.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 51: Discussing Byron Mallott’s Journey

Frontiers 51: Discussing Byron Mallott’s Journey

This week’s program is a Frontier’s follow-up to a show we did last year profiling Alaska’s lieutenant governor, Byron Mallott.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 50: Shattering the Silence

Frontiers 50: Shattering the Silence

In this week’s program, we cross into a frontier that takes courage and determination to tackle: facing up to Alaska’s high rate of child sexual abuse.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 49: John Sturgeon’s Turf War Continues

Frontiers 49: John Sturgeon’s Turf War Continues

Although the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on John Sturgeon’s case against the National Park Service, his battle is far from over.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 48: Alaska’s Fiscal Cliff

Frontiers 48: Alaska’s Fiscal Cliff

This week on Frontiers, we stare down Alaska’s fiscal cliff, to see what it’ll take to pull the state back from the brink.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 47: Alaska Adventures, Chasing Lights and Racing Dogs

Frontiers 47: Alaska Adventures, Chasing Lights and Racing Dogs

From dazzling northern lights displays to the early days of the Iditarod, our theme this week is adventure, Alaska style.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 46: A New Chapter for Justin and Jaimee High

Frontiers 46: A New Chapter for Justin and Jaimee High

Highlights from this week’s program: One mushing family’s incredible journey of recovery after last summer’s devastating Sockeye wildfire.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 45: Jon Van Zyle’s Iditarod Legacy

Frontiers 45: Jon Van Zyle’s Iditarod Legacy

The Iditarod legacy largely comes from the mushers and the dogs. But there are volunteers and others like Jon Van Zyle, who have made their mark.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 44: Comeback Trail

Frontiers 44: Comeback Trail

In this week’s program, we profile two mushers from Willow, DeeDee Jonrowe and Jan Steves. Both lost their home in last June’s Sockeye wildfire, and they’ve been racing just to get to the start line.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 43: Behind the Name ‘Eskimo’

Frontiers 43: Behind the Name ‘Eskimo’

Here in Alaska, the word “Eskimo” has taken on a life of its own. Although you will not find the word “Eskimo” in any indigenous language in Alaska, it has been used to describe Alaska’s northernmost peoples.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 42: Finding Love in Nome

Frontiers 42: Finding Love in Nome

We hope you enjoy our special Valentine's Day edition of Frontiers. We found lots to love about Nome and are sure you will, too.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 41: Alaska Schools on the Edge

Frontiers 41: Alaska Schools on the Edge

To close or not to close… That is a big question for children in small, struggling schools across the state.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 40: Alaska Turf Wars

Frontiers 40: Alaska Turf Wars

Alaskans, as a group, believe that we’re different. And we are.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 39: High Stakes Session

Frontiers 39: High Stakes Session

Unprecedented. Historic. Tough. Somber. Scary — Those are some of the words Alaska lawmakers have used to describe the job ahead for 2016 Legislature.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 38: Follow-up Frontiers – Kenai Fish Wars

Frontiers 38: Follow-up Frontiers – Kenai Fish Wars

Last summer, we went to the shores of Cook Inlet on the Kenai Peninsula to look at the debate over an initiative.

Rhonda McBride

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