Salmonfest Radio
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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Salmon Sorrows and Joys Episode 3

Salmon Sorrows and Joys Episode 3

February 12, 2021

Salmonfest Radio Episode 3 Salmon Sorrows and Joys brings us back to what's at the heart of Salmonfest: protecting Bristol Bay and Alaskan salmon communities. Both our musical feature Banjo Rion, and our Salmon Champion Lydia Olympic are deeply rooted to Bristol Bay, Rion as a commercial fishermen and Lydia, a Yupik woman from Igiugig. Each interview reminds us why we must continue to fight the Pebble Mine and what's at stake. Per usual our hosts Dave and Satchel will layer this episode with music recorded at Salmonfest because our salmon movement is stronger with more joy, music and salmon centric dance moves. 

 

Featured Music: 

The Sweet Lillies featuring Banjo Rion 

Ratfish Wranglers

Hope Social Club

JunoSmile

Blackwater Railroad Co. 

 

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Cool Tunes, Cold Water Episode 2

Cool Tunes, Cold Water Episode 2

January 17, 2021

Welcome to another hour of fish, fun, and music. Episode 2: Cool Tunes, Cold Water features Alaska’s honorary resident musician Tim Easton and Salmon Champion Sue Mauger. Hear Tim’s backstage interview and music recorded in a post Salmonfest performance at Bunnell Street Art Gallery in Homer, AK. Sue Mauger, Cook Inletkeeper’s Executive and Science Director takes us out in the field as she monitors stream temperatures of the Ninilchik river and examines how climate change is affecting our fresh water salmon habitat. Hosts Dave and Satchel will tie it all together, weaving in cool tunes recorded at Salmonfest along the way. 

 

Featured Music:

Tim Easton

Andrew Duhon 

T Sisters

The Burroughs

 

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Protect What You Love Episode 1

Protect What You Love Episode 1

January 3, 2021

Introducing the first episode of Salmonfest Radio: An hour of fish, fun, and music. Episode 1: Protect What You Love features the funky crowd favorite band Diggin’ Dirt with music recorded from their 2019 Salmonfest set and a special backstage interview. We will hear from Georgie Heaverly, a young Cook Inlet commercial fisherwoman and fisher poet, during our first Salmon Champion segment. Whether it be testifying during board meetings or uplifting the fishermen way of life through art and poetry, Georgie encourages all commercial fishermen, and especially the next generation to get involved in the decision making that affects their livelihoods. This episode is woven together by our hosts, Dave Aplin and Satchel Pondolfino.

 

Featured Music:

Diggin Dirt

Kitchen Dwellers

Ava Earl

Rainbow Girls

Ratfish Wranglers

 

Poem by Georgie Heaverly “Protect What You Love”  

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Salmonfest Radio Announcement

Salmonfest Radio Announcement

August 1, 2020

Salmonfest Radio is sharing conversations had on festival grounds in 2019, jammin' to music played from it's stages and highlighting the voices who protect Salmon culture in Alaska. 

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