Encounters: Radio Experiences in the North

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Where else on public radio programming can you hear polar bears growl, peregrine falcons cry and killer whales splash? In an ever increasingly urban world, Encounters: Experiences in the North brings the sounds of the northern wild to the radio for a rare, entertaining and informative weekly program. Now in its fifth season, Encounters is heard throughout Alaska and around the nation. Alaska’s acclaimed cultural anthropologist and award winning nature writer, Richard Nelson and seasoned NPR senior correspondent Elizabeth Arnold host Encounters. Each 29- minute segment contains a tight weave of scientific and indigenous perspectives as Nelson bubbles over with boundless enthusiasm for all things wild. Because it is recorded live to tape, Encounters has a refreshing immediacy that makes for exciting and entertaining listening.

Series

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39 Pieces

This series is hosted by award winning NPR reporter Elizabeth Arnold and cultural anthropologist Richard Nelson. Through a heavy dose of natural sound, direct experience and outdoor experiences, each 29-minute episode take listeners into the wild. Now in its fifth season, Encounters has a cult-like following in Alaska and is now available nationally.


Pieces

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Closest listen you'll ever get to Dall Sheep

Bought by KDUR, KMXT, and KHNS


  • Added: May 04, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Everyone needs a little time alone.

Bought by KDUR, KMXT, and KHNS


  • Added: Apr 12, 2011
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Anchorage is a city of 350,000 but has some of the best wild life viewing for any city in America

Bought by KTRT RADIO INC


  • Added: Apr 12, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Head to the Kamchatka Pennisula with Elizabeth Arnold to the Valley of the Geysers

Bought by KMXT and KTRT RADIO INC


  • Added: Apr 12, 2011
  • Length: 28:57
  • Purchases: 2
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Elizabeth Arnold gets a whiff of fur seals

Bought by KMXT, KCHU, KDUR, and KTRT RADIO INC


  • Added: Jan 16, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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I want to be alone.... in the wilderness!

Bought by KHNS


  • Added: Jan 16, 2011
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 1
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This is an amazing tale about a goose, two scientists and an ocean between them

Bought by KTRT RADIO INC and KMXT


  • Added: Jan 16, 2011
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Why do we love wild sounds? and what makes them worth saving?

Bought by KMXT and KTRT RADIO INC


  • Added: Jan 16, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The tide waits for no man, even when that man is waiting fo for the tide!

Bought by KTRT RADIO INC


  • Added: Jan 16, 2011
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Meet the farmers of the sea - Gray Whales

Bought by KCHU, KDUR, KTRT RADIO INC, KMXT, and KHNS


  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5