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.

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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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Find yourself in the middle of a pod of killer whales on this edition of Encounters!

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


  • Added: Jun 01, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 7
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Elizabeth Arnold heads out on an ice breaker in the Bering Sea

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


  • Added: May 21, 2009
  • Length: 28:54
  • Purchases: 6
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This is a sweet segment on one of the smallest but best known little birds.

Bought by KDUR, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, and Remix Radio


  • Added: May 14, 2009
  • Length: 28:54
  • Purchases: 3
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Join Richard Nelson in one of the most amazing bird watching experiences on the planet as he heads out to the Copper River Delta.

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


  • Added: May 07, 2009
  • Length: 28:57
  • Purchases: 6
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Get your earbones popped with the almost religious sound of glaciers calving as you go for a paddle in a kayak with host Richard Nelson on this epi...

Bought by KCHU, KTRT RADIO INC, KDUR, WMNF, and Remix Radio


  • Added: May 01, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 5
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Hear the roar of the Muskox! This animal makes a suprising sound especially when you are as close as host Richard Nelson gets to this prehistoric c...

Bought by KCHU, KDUR, WMNF, and Remix Radio


  • Added: Apr 29, 2009
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Elizabeth Arnold looks into a new strategy for studying the Bering Sea called Patch Dynamics

Bought by KDUR and Remix Radio


  • Added: Apr 29, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 2
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Hear the haunting voices of the loon on a summer day with host Richard Nelson

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


  • Added: Apr 29, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 6
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Kivalina is on the frontlines of global climate change where an island is literally washing away.

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


  • Added: Apr 29, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 7
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A fun show about things in the wild up north

Bought by KTNA


  • Added: Apr 01, 2008
  • Length: 35:02
  • Purchases: 1