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

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

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 110: Blindsided by Heroin

Frontiers 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.

Rhonda McBride
Frontiers 109: Attu history uncovered

Frontiers 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
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

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

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