Newscast – Friday, May 20, 2022

In this newscast: Hundreds of hours of audio from the retired Southeast Native Radio are now archived online; Dolena Fox is one of the world’s first female Yup’ik commercial pilots


Line One: Aging in place and caregiver support

Alaska has the fastest growing senior population per capita, with those aged 60 and older making up 19.5% of the state. It is estimated that there are nearly 8,500 elderly with Alzheimer’s and related dementia. Our fortunate elders are supported by caregivers who often suffer from a lack of resources and support. Occupational therapists can provide much needed services to allow our elders to age with dignity in their homes and provide caregiver support.

HOST: Dr. Jillian Woodruff


  • Breanna James, Occupational Therapist, Authentic Living, LLC
  • Emily Byl, Occupational Therapist and Owner, Well Haven Occupational Therapy



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LIVE BROADCAST: Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 10 a.m. AKDT
REPEAT BROADCAST: Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 8 p.m. AKDT


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Juneau Fine Arts Camp: A family tradition.

Guests: Electra Gardenier, Juneau Fine Arts Camp manager.  After more than 40 years, the Juneau Fine Arts camp has become a multi-generational experience for many in the community — a chance for students to explore the arts and much more.  Electra Gardenier, who is now director the program, was once a student at the camp,…


State of Art: Children’s musical ‘The Claw’ grabs hearts and minds of any age

Flyer for Anchorage Community Theater’s production of “The Claw.” (Courtesy of Anchorage Community Theater)

This week on State of Art we’re hearing about Anchorage Community Theater’s production of “The Claw.” The show tells the story of toys stuck in a out of order claw machine and what happens when it’s turned on.

We’re joined by “The Claw” director Justin Stewart and music director Annika Merkel to find out about the musical, working with youth and the play’s theme of facing the unknown.

The musical runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. from May 13 through May 29th.

Buy tickets HERE
Anchorage Community Theater


Hometown Alaska: Kick start your growing season with free mentors from Anchor Gardens

Used with permission from Anchor Gardens, a free mentoring service for gardeners aimed at building tighter neighborhoods and folks who know how to grow food.

Depending on where you live, the snow is finally mostly gone. The sun is back, the earth is warming, we’ve had a little rain. The seed starts on the dining room table are about to climb out of their tiny four-packs and walk to your back yard or patio. It’s time to garden.

Anchorage is abundant with garden resources, from commercial nurseries, Cooperative Extension Service, municipal composting, nonprofits like the Alaska Botanical Garden, Yarducopia (share your yard with a gardener who doesn’t have one), municipal community gardens and more.

On today’s Hometown Alaska, we’ll introduce you to a free garden mentoring service with high ambitions. It aims to build community by connecting new gardeners with “old” gardeners, right in the same neighborhood. Their goal is to have a coach or coaches in every community council district in Anchorage. So when you get home with your flat of veggie starts and flowers and don’t know where to begin, you know who to call. Or when you realize your soil needs enriching. Or when it’s time to put the garden to bed for the season.

Anchor Gardens also has a deeper mission. Its founders take Alaska’s food insecurity issues very seriously. They aim to make sure Alaskans know how to grow their own food, and how to keep their garden soil healthy.

We’ll meet a founder of Anchor Gardens, and several mentors. Your questions and comments are welcome throughout the program. Just dial us at 550-8433 to ask your garden questions. And check out our list of useful links on the page below.

Here’s to your gardening success!

HOST: Kathleen McCoy


  • Cindee Karns, Anchor Gardens cofounder, permaculture practitioner
  • Stefanie Gorder, Anchor Garden coach, Sand Lake area
  • Fred McLeary, retired service veteran, Anchor Garden coach, Russian Jack area


  • Anchor Gardens on Facebook
  • Anchor Gardens own website
  • Anchor Gardens origin story web page
  • Application to join Anchor Gardens web page
  • Yarducopia, Anchorage-based support for organic, regenerative, neighborhood-based gardening, website


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  • Send e-mail to before, during or after the live broadcast (E-mails may be read on air).
  • Post your comment or question below (Comments may be read on air).
  • LIVE: Monday, May 16, 2022 at 10 a.m.
  • RE-AIR: Monday, May 16, 2022 at 8 p.m.
  • PODCAST: Available on this page after the program.