55 years ago, on March 27, 1964, a magnitude 9.2 earthquake struck Southcentral Alaska. In 2014, on the fiftieth anniversary of the Great Alaska Quake, KCAW’s Emily Forman prepared a five-part retrospective of the event, featuring residents who experienced it first hand -- both in Anchorage and in Southeast.
A stone tool -- resembling a wedge, or striker -- was unearthed in an excavation beneath a street in downtown Sitka, and may never have been found, but for a retired anthropologist who knew what to look for.
The 9th Paths Across the Pacific Conference begins this week in Sitka. Co-founders Nancy Yaw Davis and "Flotsametrics" author Curtis Ebbesmeyer review some of the programs on the conference calendar. Downloadable audio.Read More