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.


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Jonathan Livingston Seagull got nothing on the real things

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  • Added: Sep 22, 2010
  • Length: 28:59
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Find out what the Ancient Mariner was talking about

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  • Added: Sep 01, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3

  • Added: Sep 01, 2010
  • Length: 28:57
  • Purchases: 4
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Bears are scary to us because of their large teeth and their big claws, but in this episode of Alaska learn why Native people have a respect for th...

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  • Added: Aug 04, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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No, its not a bouncing ball, its a ruffed grouse, one of the most important food birds in the North.

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2010
  • Length: 58:00
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Experience the largest bird migrations in the world

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  • Added: Jul 05, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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What is so special about the Boreal Forest?

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  • Added: Jul 05, 2010
  • Length: 29:02
  • Purchases: 5

  • Added: Mar 09, 2010
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 4
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An amazing morning on one of the world's wildest continents

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2010
  • Length: 29:13
  • Purchases: 5
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Ever heard of toad busting?

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  • Added: Feb 12, 2010
  • Length: 58:02
  • Purchases: 4