• Welcome to Indie Alaska

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    INDIE ALASKA is an original video series produced by Alaska Public Media in partnership with PBS Digital Studios.

    The weekly videos will capture the diverse and colorful lifestyles of everyday Alaskans at work and at play. Together, these videos will present a fresh and authentic look at living in Alaska.

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    Indie Alaska is an innovative Web series produced by Alaska Public Media in Anchorage, Alaska and supported by PBS Digital Studios. Our episodes capture the colorful stories of real Alaskans. They are posted on alaskapublic.org and YouTube on Thursdays, and are broadcast throughout much of Alaska by KAKM television.

    The team has included Hanna Craig, Kaysie Ellingson, Eric Keto, John Norris, Travis Gilmour, Slavik Boyechko, John LaFournaise,and Pat Yack.
    • 111 Day Trek to Found a Field School | INDIE ALASKA - Duration: 6 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      Zach Brown, Director of the Inian Islands Institute, grew up in the small town of Gustavus, Alaska. After completing his Ph.D. at Stanford University and studying the effects of climate change on e...
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    • We Are Marine Acousticians in Glacier Bay | INDIE ALASKA - Duration: 6 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      In Glacier Bay National Park, a crew of six researchers spent the summer studying the underwater communication of humpback whales and harbor seals. Ph.D. students Michelle Fournet and Leanna Matthe...
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    • Archiving Alaska's History | INDIE ALASKA - Duration: 6 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      When old Alaskan film reels find their way from dusty basements to the Alaska Film Archives in Fairbanks, Angie Schmidt's job is to restore and maintain the footage. Having found her own Alaskan ad...
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    • I Am A Taxidermist | Indie Alaska - Duration: 2 minutes, 7 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      Tucked away in the woods outside Wasilla you'll find caribou, moose, muskox and more at Jesse Dahlberg's taxidermy studio. Taxidermy is his art -- the art of capturing a single moment in time.

    • I Am An Ice Truck Racer | INDIE ALASKA - Duration: 3 minutes, 59 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      Chris Lamson built his first truck when he was seventeen, and now spends winter weekends racing trucks on Big Lake, Alaska with a community of four-wheeling enthusiasts. He is dedicated to racing a...
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    • Photographing the Universe | INDIE ALASKA - Duration: 4 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      With the help of high-powered telescopes around the world, scientists can observe and photograph far-flung astronomical phenomena. Dr. Travis Rector has been capturing images of distant galaxies an...
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    • I am a Birder | INDIE ALASKA - Duration: 4 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      In this episode of Indie Alaska, Anchorage bird watcher Aaron Bowman shares his passion for bird watching, discusses the science behind bird counts, talks about why Alaska is a birders paradise.

    • A Forensic Investigation | INDIE ALASKA - Duration: 4 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      Dr. Ryan Harrod recently buried some strange remains in the woods behind the University of Alaska Anchorage. Join his team of student investigators and find out more about the world of forensic ant...
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    • Bringing Guitars Back to Life | INDIE ALASKA - Duration: 4 minutes, 21 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      For 20 years, Mike Fleck has been taking in battered instruments and breathing new life into them. Fleck is a lifelong Alaskan who has spent the majority of his life working with his hands and is b...
    • Alaska's Cargo Masters | INDIE ALASKA - Duration: 3 minutes, 38 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      Take a look behind the scenes at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, one of the busiest air cargo hubs in the world.

      Video: Eric Keto
      Music: Starship Amazing
    • Unearthing the Old Village | INDIE ALASKA - Duration: 7 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      Three miles outside the village of Quinhagak, archeologists and locals are in a race against time to save thousands of artifacts being carried away by erosion. Dr. Rick Knecht and his team work aro...
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    • Cleaning Marine Debris from Alaska's Beaches | INDIE ALASKA - Duration: 7 minutes, 29 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      For 11 years, Gulf of Alaska Keeper (GoAK) has cleaned marine debris from remote Alaskan coastlines. In the summer of 2015, GoAK organized a large-scale project to collect debris from across the Gu...
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