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Story49 Presents “Through the Ice Curtain”

View of Provideniya from Komsomolskaya Bay. Photo: Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

In this three-part series, we take a look at the relationship between Alaska and Russia from before the Cold War all the way through the present day. Hear directly from the people who melted the “Ice Curtain,” and from the people working to keep it melted.

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Story49: The Road Ahead

Aucha and Arthur outside Unalakleet

After Aucha’s son passed away, it took her years to find peace. Eventually she found it, on a 300 mile snowmachine trip, with her son’s best friend and a large pair of antlers.

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Story49: The Itinerant Vets

Elim Iditarod poster

Alaska Rural Veterinary Outreach sends volunteers all over Alaska to hold pop-up veterinary clinics. And at this clinic in Elim, visitors didn’t just receive free pet care; they also got to watch their own pets’ operations.

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Story49: The Obsessions

Tales from Around the Woodstove

In these three stories from “Tales from Around the Woodstove,” we’ll visit camp, take a trip on an exercise bike, and even head on down to “The Love Conference.”

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Story49: The Photographer

Reindeer roundup

He was an Inupiaq teacher living through a time of immense change. Now, the granddaughter he never met has pieced together his life using the photographs he left behind.

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