Monday, September 15, 2014

Since You Asked! Episode 17: Emergency management in Alaska, then and now

In 1964, a 9.2 earthquake struck Alaska, causing considerable damage to Alaska’s cities and villages. President Johnson appointed Dwight Ink of the Atomic Energy Commission to coordinate reconstruction after the earthquake. He had six months to do the job! Hear an excerpt from a conversation between Dwight Ink, former Executive Director of the Federal Reconstruction and Development Planning Commission, and John Madden, current Director of the Alaska Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management. They were joined by Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities Commissioner Pat Kemp, and Mr. Ink’s family members, Donna Wolf and Bruce Ink. Anastasia Tarmann, of the Alaska State Library Historical Collections recorded the session for University of Alaska Fairbanks's Oral History Program. Special thanks to all of the participants, and to University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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[ 18 minutes]
Recorded on September 10, 2014

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Since You Asked! Episode 16: Conserving Shipwreck Artifacts from the Gold-Rush Era

Librarian Claire Imamura talks with Conservator Ellen Carrlee of the Alaska State Museum about the museum's efforts to preserve artifacts recovered from the gold rush era shipwrecks in Alaska.

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[ 13 minutes ]
Recorded on August 26, 2014

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Since You Asked! Episode 15: Juneau's Community and Economic Development

Librarian Julie Niederhauser talks with District 2 assembly member Karen Crane about the affordable housing shortage in the City and Borough of Juneau, the Willoughby Arts and Cultural District, Juneau's economic development, and the current state budget deficit. Julie also inquires about Karen's community service and the importance of participating in community.

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[ 20 minutes ]
Recorded on August 8, 2014

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Since You Asked! Episode 14: Artist and Weaver Teri Rofkar

Librarian Julie Niederhauser talks with Tlingit artist and weaver Teri Rofkar. Teri is the recipient of the 2013 Rasmuson Distinguished Artist Award. During their conversation, Teri shares about her experience weaving baskets and textiles, as well as her work toward publishing a book with the University of Pennsylvania to share her knowledge of baskets.

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[ 25 minutes ]
Recorded on July 14, 2014

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Since You Asked! Episode 13: State Single Audits

What is a state single audit and why is it important? Librarian Julie Niederhauser talks with Colleen Campbell, State Single Audit Coordinator of the Finance Division of the State of Alaska Department of Administration. Colleen enlightens listeners about the how and the why of state single audits and what that means for entities and organizations within Alaska who receive grants.

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[ 24 minutes ]
Recorded on June 26, 2014

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