Category Archives: Alaska

All Shook Up

Last night we had a big earthquake and a warning to immediately head for high ground. First, an instant wake-up at midnight–the house rattling, creaking, and shuddering, then heavier jolts accompanied by deep protracted rumbles. I splayed out on the … Continue reading

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Hooked on Salmon

Eighteen months ago, Encounters received support from the Alaska Sustainable Salmon Fund to make two radio programs about salmon and to produce companion online materials. At that point, the assignment seemed pretty straightforward.  No big deal.  But what happened is … Continue reading

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Where there’s salmon….

  Brown bear mother with two cubs at a fish weir Recently, I went to a large lake near my home in southeast Alaska to make an Encounters radio program about subsistence salmon fishing.  I found these bears taking advantage of sockeye salmon … Continue reading

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Full Moon and Roaring Tides

For a recent Encounters program about Tide, I made a solo trip by skiff to Sergius Narrows, about 30 miles north of Sitka, Alaska.  It was one of those great, beautiful adventures.  Everything went perfectly, including the weather–two days of … Continue reading

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