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
Sheldon Chalet: One family’s Denali dream

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
Episode 125: Haunting legacies

Episode 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 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
Post-traumatic growth at Lake Clark

Post-traumatic growth at Lake Clark

Most people think of Lake Clark as an exclusive slice of remote Alaska, but a trip to Port Alsworth can cost you thousands of dollars in travel and lodging, flying in from Anchorage.

Rhonda McBride
Episode 126, Alaska aviation: Onwards and upwards

Episode 126, Alaska aviation: Onwards and upwards

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

Rhonda McBride
Episode 123: Alaska's Healing Plants

Episode 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
Episode 122: Remembering Ermalee Hickel

Episode 122: Remembering Ermalee Hickel

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

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

Episode 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
Episode 120: Harvesting Alaska: Then & Now

Episode 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.But in 1898, when the first agricultural experiment station was launched in Sitka, li

Rhonda McBride
Episode 119: Faces of the future, Alaska's homegrown entrepreneurs

Episode 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
Episode 121: Alaska politics: Always a wild ride

Episode 121: Alaska politics: Always a wild ride

Alaska politics has been a wild ride from the very beginning and doesn’t show any signs of changing, because we still wrestle with some of the same challenges we faced at statehood: how to pay for the cost of government in a state with a huge

Rhonda McBride
Episode 117: Bounty from the sea

Episode 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
Episode 116: Trans-Alaska Pipeline — 40 Years Later

Episode 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
Episode 115: Follow-up Frontiers-Kuskokwim king crisis

Episode 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
Episode 114: Spirit of Mt. Marathon

Episode 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
Episode 113: Feeding Alaska

Episode 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
Wanted: Aviation Mechanics

Wanted: Aviation Mechanics

A good aviation mechanic has always been hard to find in Alaska. And with a nationwide shortage, the problem will only get worse.

KTVA Staff
Episode 115: Follow-up Frontiers-Kuskokwim King Crisis

Episode 115: Follow-up Frontiers-Kuskokwim King Crisis

On Frontiers, we’ve followed the ups and downs of the king salmon crisis on the Kuskokwim River in Southwest Alaska.

Rhonda McBride
Episode 108: Permanent Fund — Past, present and future

Episode 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
Episode 107: Fourth Avenue Theatre — 70 years of history

Episode 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
Episode 106: Rising up from the ashes

Episode 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
Episode 105: Choose Respect marches on

Episode 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
Episode 104: Feeding Alaska

Episode 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
Episode 103: Time to Dance Again

Episode 103: Time to Dance Again

This week’s show, “Time to Dance Again,” is about the power of community — the embodiment of that Margaret Mead quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world…”

Rhonda McBride
Episode 88: Living with Love in 2017

Episode 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. The post Episode 88: Living with Love in 2017 appeared first on KTVA 11.

Frontiers Preview: Making peace with the past in Tanacross

Frontiers Preview: Making peace with the past in Tanacross

Tanacross remains the keeper of songs and tradition for the Upper Tanana region -- culture now being used to help heal old wounds.

Rhonda McBride
Alaska Far Away: A popular film at the State Fair

Alaska Far Away: A popular film at the State Fair

As you enter the main entrance to the Alaska State Fair, look for the Wineck family barn. Grab a seat inside and travel back in time and watch a story unfold from the Great Depression.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers Episode 118: Newspaper on the Brink

Frontiers Episode 118: 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
Sockeye Salmon: Lifeblood of the Newhalen River

Sockeye Salmon: Lifeblood of the Newhalen River

Every summer, the Newhalen River becomes a pipeline for sockeyes on the last leg of their journey home to Bristol Bay.

Rhonda McBride
Episode 108: Permanent Fund — Past, present and future

Episode 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
Episode 109: Attu history uncovered

Episode 109: Attu history uncovered

Most Americans have no idea that the only battle fought on U.S. soil took place in the Aleutians, but, the Attu story is even more obscure.

Rhonda McBride
Episode 114: Spirit of Mt. Marathon

Episode 114: Spirit of Mt. Marathon

Even if you not a running enthusiast, there’s something about the Mt. Marathon Race in Seward on July 4th that draws you in.

Rhonda McBride
Episode 110: Blindsided by Heroin

Episode 110: Blindsided by Heroin

In this episode of Frontiers, the community of Quinhagak speaks out and shares what it has learned in hopes of saving lives.

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

Episode 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.

Episode 113: Feeding Alaska

Episode 113: Feeding Alaska

We ran this show in April, but as Alaskans lavish their attention on their gardens and cast their nets on the waters, it seems a good time to revisit what it takes to feed our state.

Episode 110: Blindsided by Heroin

Episode 110: Blindsided by Heroin

Recently in the news, we’ve heard about a growing number of fatal heroin overdoses in Anchorage. But, Rural Alaska has also not gone unscathed.

Episode 109: Attu History Uncovered

Episode 109: Attu History Uncovered

On Frontiers, we love to explore history, especially stories that have been forgotten or overlooked.