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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Go kayaking in a pod of sealions

Bought by KDUR, KMXT, KHNS, and CKMO


  • Added: Sep 10, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 4
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Hear the fall bugling of Elk in the North country

Bought by KMXT, KDUR, PRX Remix, Remix Radio, and KVSC


  • Added: Sep 01, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 5
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Head upstream with the salmon

Bought by KDUR, KMXT, KHNS, and Remix Radio


  • Added: Aug 26, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 4
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Beat the summer heat by jumping on board an icebreaker with host Elizabeth Arnold

Bought by KDUR, PRX Remix, KRUA, and Remix Radio


  • Added: Aug 24, 2009
  • Length: 28:55
  • Purchases: 4
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What makes Wild Places special?

Bought by KDUR, KMXT, WHCP-LP, WMNF, and Remix Radio


  • Added: Aug 24, 2009
  • Length: 28:55
  • Purchases: 5

  • Added: Aug 21, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 17
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Climb into some pretty sketches places in search of one of mountain goats

Bought by KCHU, KTRT RADIO INC, KMXT, KDUR, XRAY.fm and more


  • Added: Aug 12, 2009
  • Length: 28:57
  • Purchases: 9
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Go to an area in Alaska that has one of the highest grizzly bear populations in the world and find out how humans can live near bears safely.

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


  • Added: Aug 11, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 10
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The summer drone of doom.... the mighty mosquito has a long history in the north country.

Bought by KCHU, KTRT RADIO INC, KDUR, KMXT, WHCP-LP and more


  • Added: Jun 09, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 8
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Get close but not cozy to bears in this exciting episode of Encounters

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


  • Added: Jun 01, 2009
  • Length: 29:02
  • Purchases: 6