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

      • 3 weeks 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.

      • 1 month 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 ...
    • I am a Mosaic Artist | INDIE ALASKA - Duration: 4 minutes, 11 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      Terri Anne Kilborn recreates Alaska's sweeping scenery one shard of tile at a time in her mosaic studio, Arctic Mermaid. Kilborn has made it her goal to unlock the creativity in others through the ...
    • Matzo Balls and the $75 Challenge | INDIE ALASKA - Duration: 4 minutes, 8 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      Natasha Price is a crafty person. From knit hats to family dinners, homemade is kind of her thing. One reason for the DIY attitude according to Price is because living in Alaska is expensive enough...
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    • Roadkill Moose Sancocho | INDIE ALASKA - Duration: 4 minutes, 49 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      Hitting a moose while driving is an unfortunate part of living in Alaska. Oscar and Laura Avellaneda Cruz are making the best of it. The couple utilizes locally harvested meat to make the tradition...
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    • Herring Eggs and Seal Grease Off-the-Grid | INDIE ALASKA - Duration: 4 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      Fifteen minutes outside of Wasilla, the Little Su River calmly rushes by the small, off-the-grid cabin of Ben Schleifman and Meda DeWitt-Schleifman. The Schleifman family has lived in the cabin for...
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    • Alaskan-Italian Minestrone | Indie Alaska - Duration: 5 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      Stefanie Cromarty describes herself as a typical East Coast girl. Her Alaska Native grandmother and Italian American grandfather raised a close family that connects over a love of cooking. Growing ...
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    • I Am An Ice Fisherman | INDIE ALASKA - Duration: 3 minutes, 28 seconds.

      • 3 months ago

      Elmer Brown knows that it takes patience, and a willingness to weather the cold, to catch sheefish on Kotzebue Sound.

      Video: Hanna Craig and Eric Keto
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    • I Am A Winter Cyclist | INDIE ALASKA - Duration: 4 minutes, 9 seconds.

      • 3 months ago

      Winter weather doesn't stop Ellie Mitchell from hitting the road (or the trail) on her fat bike. She picked up cycling from her dad, and now she regularly competes aga...
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    • I Am An Iditarod Musher | INDIE ALASKA - Duration: 5 minutes, 27 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      Long-time Iditarod racer DeeDee Jonrowe shares her experience of life on the Iditarod Trail, her connection with her dogs, and perseverance through health struggles.

      Video: Hanna Craig
      Music: Star...
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    • I Run a Custom Knife Shop | INDIE ALASKA - Duration: 4 minutes, 54 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      For Virgil and Dawn Campbell, making and selling knives is a way of life. The I.R.B.I. ("I'd Rather Be Independent") knife shop on the Seward highway has been in the family for three generations an...
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    • I Am An Ice Sculptor | INDIE ALASKA - Duration: 6 minutes, 27 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      Ice, an annoyance for most during the long Alaskan winters, has become the muse for Anchorage artist Speareo Stephens. Stephens stumbled upon ice sculpting when he first arrived in Alaska and has b...
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