Indie Alaska

  • 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.
    • Alaska's Cargo Masters | INDIE ALASKA - Duration: 3 minutes, 38 seconds.

      • 9 hours 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.

      • 3 weeks 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 week 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...
    • Pilgrimage to Spruce Island | INDIE ALASKA - Duration: 5 minutes, 21 seconds.

      • 2 weeks 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.

      • 4 weeks 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.

      • 1 month 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.

      • 1 month 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.

      • 2 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.

      • 3 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.

      • 2 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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    • Pioneering Rough-Terrain Unicycling | INDIE ALASKA - Duration: 4 minutes, 48 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      George Peck began riding unicycles around Seward, Alaska in the 80s. Eventually moving on to riding the ultimate wheel - a unicycle with no seat - on mountains and beaches, George pioneered the spo...
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    • I am an Ultrarunner | INDIE ALASKA - Duration: 5 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      Through inclimate weather, injuries, and even hallucinations, David Johnston just keeps running. As of 2015, Johnston is the Iditarod Invitational record holder for the 350-mile run from Willow to ...
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