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

      • 1 month 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.

      • 1 month 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 month 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.

      • 2 months 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 month 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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    • Pilgrimage to Spruce Island | INDIE ALASKA - Duration: 5 minutes, 21 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      Spruce Island is considered by many Orthodox Christians to be one of the holiest sites in North America. The island was home to the hermitage of Herman of Alaska during the early 1800's. Every year...
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    • How to Grow a Giant Cabbage | INDIE ALASKA - Duration: 4 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      Brian Shunskis has placed 3rd in the Alaska State Fair giant cabbage competition for the past three years. Will 2015 be the year he takes home the big money? He's been feeding his cabbages all summ...
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    • I Am The Bone Builder | INDIE ALASKA - Duration: 5 minutes, 9 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      You could say that skeleton building is in his bones. Lee Post's articulated creations can be found in museums and visitor centers across Alaska and the Lower 48. Every summer, Post guides students...
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    • I am Roger Firedodger | INDIE ALASKA - Duration: 4 minutes, 55 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      Roger Firedodger and his Alaska Fire Circus can be found all over Anchorage spinning, juggling and dancing with fire. Through performance art, Roger has found a family, self-confidence and possibly...
    • AcroYoga Under the Midnight Sun | Indie Alaska - Duration: 4 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      “Bird," “star" and “mermaid” are some of the AcroYoga positions that can be seen around Anchorage at least twice a week, when a group of friends meets to practice this combination of acrobatics and...
    • Searching for Sheep in Denali | INDIE ALASKA - Duration: 5 minutes, 7 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      Dall Sheep played and important role in the creation of Denali National Park. That doesn't necessarily mean they're always easy to find. Each year, the National Park Service conducts ground-based a...
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    • Quidditch in the Last Frontier | INDIE ALASKA - Duration: 4 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      Quidditch, the official sport of Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, has found a new home in Anchorage, Alaska. The magical game played in the Harry Potter books involves wearing capes and...
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