Salmonfest Radio
Spawn On Alaska, Episode 13

Spawn On Alaska, Episode 13

June 20, 2021

We’re wrapping up our final episode of season 1 of Salmonfest Radio with some classic sub-aquatic neo-folk n’ fish-punk-rock brought to you by The Ratfish Wranglers. Truly embodying the spirit of Salmonfest, this Kechikan spawned band centers Alaskan values and fishy culture in their funky and playful performances. Our 13th episode “Spawn On Alaska” features The Ratfish Wranglers not only as our musical spotlight, but also as our Salmon Champions. You’ll hear their collective commitment to advocating for, and celebrating, the salmon landscapes and culture that provide so many Alaskans a sense of home. 

 

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Featured Music:

The Ratfish Wranglers

You Can’t Eat Gold, Episode 12

You Can’t Eat Gold, Episode 12

June 6, 2021

We are nearing the end of Season 1 of Salmonfest Radio! This episode “You Can’t Eat Gold” spotlights an important and familiar story of a salmon landscape facing the threat of a proposed large, open pit gold mine; this time it's the Donlin Mine in the Kuskokwim watershed.  We’ll hear from two Salmon Champions working to protect the communities that depend on the salmon of the Kuskokwim river. Together they will help us understand why considering the needs of people and an entire ecosystem is more important than gold. During our 12th episode we will also get to know The Sweet Lillies through their harmonic jam grass tunes and their 2019 Salmonfest backstage interview. 

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Featured Music--

The Sweet Lillies

Steve Poltz and Joel Rafael

Wookiefoot

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

Evolving Casts Episode 11

Evolving Casts Episode 11

May 23, 2021

The sport fishing opportunities of Bristol Bay’s salmon landscape draw in anglers from all over the world. Our 11th episode “Evolving Casts” features Salmon Champion Nancy Morris Lyons, a lodge owner who was concerned early on by the lack of local people benefiting from the growing tourism sector. In collaboration with others Nancy launched the Bristol Bay Guide Academy which recognizes that local people have the best voices to share Bristol Bay with visitors and empowers local youth with the skills and encouragement needed to be leaders in the sport fishing world. Our artist feature, Suzzane Little, played with her band Food for the Soul at Salmonfest 2019 but is even more connected to the festival through her work with the organization Musicians United to Protect Bristol Bay - you’ll hear tunes from various artists as part of their collective effort to elevate Bristol Bay through music.

 

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Featured Music--

Bonnie Nichols

Super Saturated Sugar Strings

Andrew Duhon

T Sisters

Blackwater Railroad Co.

Rainbow Girls

Death by a 1000 Cuts Episode 10

Death by a 1000 Cuts Episode 10

May 9, 2021

Salmonfest Radio presents our 10th episode: “Death by a 1000 Cuts.” While our Musician Feature and Salmon Champion share a dedication to fighting against ecological devastation, they live in very different realities. Dana Lyons has built his musical career in the Pacific NorthWest advocating against projects that contribute to climate change and the like, infusing environmental justice movements with his often comical and always honest lyrical tunes. Salmon Champion Charlie Wright, a subsistence fisherman from a small village along the Yukon River shares the challenges indigenous people of the region are facing. Charlie acknowledges that local folks are willing to take drastic measures to support what's left of diminishing Yukon salmon returns, but recognizes the paradox of local people having to solve a problem that they didn't cause.

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Featured Music:

Dana Lyons

Wookiefoot

The Burroughs 

Salmon Anticipation Season, Episode 9

Salmon Anticipation Season, Episode 9

April 25, 2021

What's your favorite way to eat salmon? Our 9th episode of Salmonfest Radio Salmon Anticipation Season is serving up salmon in all the best ways, tune for mouth watering inspiration for the salmon season to come. Our Salmon Champion Harrison McHenry, owner and head chef at Fresh Catch Cafe on the Homer Spit, shares his experience serving salmon to tourists and locals alike. While Harrison asserts there's nothing better than a fresh ocean caught King, you’ll hear bands from across the 2019 Salmonfest lineup garnish this episode with their preferred way to eat Alaska’s favorite fish. Our band feature Rumpke Mountain Boys keep this episode movin and groovin with their midwestern trash grass acoustics and backstage banter.

 

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Featured Music:

Rumple Mountain Boys

Cousin Curtiss and Harrison B

T Sisters

California Honey Drops

Alaskan Solutions and a Taste of Home Episode 8

Alaskan Solutions and a Taste of Home Episode 8

April 11, 2021

In our 8th episode of Salmonfest Radio we’ll give you a taste of California and a taste of home. Our artist feature, Matt Embree, visited Alaska for the first time Salmonfest 2019, bringing his Long Beach solo alt rock and ska beats to the ocean stage. Like so many visitors, Matt was struck by the generosity and kindness Alaskans greeted him with. That spirit of generosity and community care is fully embodied by this episode’s Salmon Champions Sam Schimmel and Natalie Sattler. Together, they executed Operation Fish Drop, distributing 12,000 pounds of sockeye to Anchorage Elders and Alaska Natives in a single day. You’ll hear themes of food insecurity, first foods and Alaskan solutions packaged with some great tunes in our latest episode of Salmonfest Radio.

 

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Featured Music:

Matthew Embree

DeadPhish Orchestra

Beyond Borders Episode 7

Beyond Borders Episode 7

March 28, 2021

Stories, salmon and music transcend borders. As the Canadian government greenlights a hardrock mining district on the British Colombia side of watersheds shared with Southeast Alaskan communities, our Salmon Champions Tis Peterman and Heather Hardcastle are using stories to reconnect local communities up and down river, uniting local power on both sides of the border fighting for their place at the table. Our band feature, Kuf Knotz and Christine Elise, cross musical boundaries, mixing harmonic harp and vocals with hip hop beats and soul. Hear the dynamic pair share their origin story and music in this episode of Salmonfest Radio.

 

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Featured Music:

Kuf Knots and Christine Elise

Blackwater Railroad Co.

Horseshoes & Hand Grenades

Big Trees, Fat Bears, Strong Communities Episode 6

Big Trees, Fat Bears, Strong Communities Episode 6

March 14, 2021

Music and salmon are valued and appreciated by people across ideologies - they are powerful forces that build community and bring people together. Both our artists and salmon champion feature in this episode consciously use their platforms to create these connections. In episode 6 “Big Trees, Fat Bears, Strong Communities” you’ll hear music and an interview from Cousin Curtiss & Harrison B - two solo artists that teamed up at Salmonfest to energize the crowd. Our Salmon Champion, Amy Gulick, is a writer and photographer who helps us shift our thinking from salmon as a resource to salmon as a relationship - encouraging a culture that respects and protects the relationship to salmon that Alaskans share.

 

Featured Music:

Cousin Curtiss and Harrison B

Matt Embree

Kitchen Dwellers

T Sisters

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Horseshoes, Hand Grenades & Sockeye, Oh My Episode 5

Horseshoes, Hand Grenades & Sockeye, Oh My Episode 5

February 28, 2021

We’ve got a big bill of Fish, Fun and Music this hour! The Wisconsin band, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, packages the tradition of Americana music perfectly and speaks the simple truth of their love and understanding of the Great Outdoors. These guys are at the root of what makes Salmonfest its blend of activism and art. Our Salmon Champion, Tom Quinn, has been studying and teaching about the fish of Bristol Bay for over 30 years and although his perspective is science heavy- he hits us in our Salmon Spiritual Center (™)  and adds wild detail to what our favorite fish offers us and goes through. 

Featured Music:

 

Horseshoes & Hand Grenades

Keller Williams

Ratfish Wranglers

 

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The Call to Protect Bristol Bay Episode 4

The Call to Protect Bristol Bay Episode 4

February 14, 2021

Salmonfest Radio presents Episode 4 The Call to Protect Bristol Bay. Let the soulful grooves of the California Honey Drops on stage Salmonfest 2019 break you out of a midwinter lul and hear our exclusive backstage interview as we dig into the heart of things with lead singer and trumpet player, Lech Wierzynski.  Bristol Bay has been deemed the last salmon stronghold in the world, yet the threat of Pebble Mine and mines like it still loom over the region. Our hosts Dave and Satchel will bring listeners up to speed on the Pebble Mine saga to make way for our Salmon Champion, Rachel James, who puts her soul into her work holding a coalition of people working to protect Bristol Bay together. Rachel shares with us the two-step solution the local people are calling for to protect the salmon culture and economy in Bristol Bay for the long haul. 

 

Featured Music:

 

California Honey Drops

Steve Poltz

Kuf Knotz & Christine Elise

Wookie Foot

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