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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 Painter and the Animator

Detail of "Inupiaq Tradition," a painting by Don Henry

Two artists walk us through the creative process: Don Henry, a self-taught painter from Kotzebue, and Vanessa Sweet, an animator and winner of a 2017 Rasmuson Individual Artist Award.

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