On this episode of Our American Stories, to some they were heroes stealing from banks that had foreclosed on them during the Great Depression. To others, they were outlaws and murderers... but when the Barrow gang rolled into the small town of Dexter, Iowa, they were initially strangers. It didn't take long before they were found out though. Rod Stanley of the Dexter Museum tells the story. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This episode was recorded at the fabulous Dockyard Museum in Barrow-in-Furness during the filming of their magnificent collection of ship models for the Lloyds Register Foundation's project 'Maritime Innovation In Miniature'. In the last quarter of the nineteenth century Barrow experienced one of the fastest and most extraordinary transformations in history when it changed from a small farm to one one of the largest and most successful shipbuilding centres in the world in just a handful of years. Dr Sam Willis speaks with John Irving, Barrow local and premises manager at the Dockyard Museum to find out more about the history of Barrow and about their extraordinary collection of ship models, two of which are now immortalised in super high-definition video - HMS Vengeance, one of Queen Victoria's most important battleships and RMS Orion, a passenger liner from the 1930s that transformed our expectation of comfort and safety at sea. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Crofton from Dungeons & Diapers guests on the show this week to chat about the newly shadow dropped game, Hi-Fi Rush! Plus OF COURSE Ryan has early thoughts on Fire Emblem Engage to share. Finally, Crofton closes out the what we're playing section with a point and click adventure throwback, The Excavation of Hob's Barrow, and a quick look at Deathloop. Moving into the news, we say goodbye to Marvel's Avengers this year, 343 isn't done with Halo, and all those announcements from the Xbox Developer Direct showcase.
Join co-hosts Adrian M. Gibson and M.J. Kuhn as they chat with author H.M. Long about her origins in SFF and reading, why she started writing, the many books she wrote before getting published, the origins of Hall of Smoke, how she expanded that book into a series, her new books Barrow of Winter and Dark Water Daughter, plus pirates, salamanders and much more. SUPPORT THE SHOW: - Patreon (for exclusive bonus episodes, author readings, book giveaways and more) - Merch shop (for a selection of tees, tote bags, mugs, notebooks and more) - Subscribe to the FanFiAddict YouTube channel, where this and every other episode of the show is available in full video - Rate and review SFF Addicts on your platform of choice, and share us with your friends EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS & COMMENTS: firstname.lastname@example.org ABOUT OUR GUEST: H.M. Long is the author of Hall of Smoke and its sequels, Temple of No God and Barrow of Winter. Her next novel, Dark Water Daughter, is out on July 11. Find Hannah on Twitter, Amazon or her personal website. ABOUT OUR HOSTS: Adrian M. Gibson is a podcaster, writer and illustrator, and is currently working on his debut novel. Find Adrian on Twitter, Instagram or his personal website. M.J. Kuhn is the author of Among Thieves, her debut novel. Find M.J. on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok or her personal website. FOLLOW SFF ADDICTS: FanFiAddict Book Blog Twitter Instagram MUSIC: Intro: "Into The Grid" by MellauSFX Outro: “Galactic Synthwave” by Divion --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sff-addicts/message
Confusion over discrepancies in Representative Mary Peltola's educational record. Families are stuck abroad after the Marine Highway System pulled a ferry from service. Plus Soldotna looks at creating a more walkable- and business friendly - downtown.
Alaska farmers step up to supply eggs as the national shortage drags on. Also, a Juneau resident gets her Regalia back, suddenly, two weeks after it was stolen. And a meeting between school officials in Ketchikan and Metlakatla helps heal a rift.
In a rare attack, a polar bear kills a mother and son in Wales. Also, the Alaska House breaks its deadlock and elects a speaker, Republican Cathy Tilton. And as Fairbanks gets ready to demolish a condemned hotel, developers are already thinking about what's next.
The state legislative session kicks off, but without a permanent speaker in the House. Also, Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she's working on a fix for getting fisheries disaster relief out more quickly. And Alaska Native leaders remember Oliver Leavitt as a whaling captain and a businessman.
Tanner crab fishermen consider their options as low prices keep them at the docks. Also, legislative leaders talk about the big issues ahead on the eve of the session. And a Homer woman survives an ice skating mishap that features an unusual rescue tool: a dead snowshoe hare.
Welcome back to BSR! Jimmy is hitting the ground running with season 14, on location at the ‘drinks capital of Brooklyn' - Industry City. Jimmy hangs out with a group of drinks producers, including Josh Morton of Barrow's Intense Ginger liqueur; James Tai, advanced cicerone; Dave Lopez of Gun Hill Brewing Co and Gun Hill Publick House; and Alex Clark and Amy Grindeland of Fort Hamilton Distillery.Why is Industry City the drinks capital of Brooklyn? Learn the history of this special spot, including “distillery row”, with its wide range of drink producers, and how it gets better every week! Want to warm up your Winter? Grab some Intense Ginger Liqueur, a pint of Gun Hill's Brewing Rise Up Rye, or a glass of Fort Hamilton's Single Barrel Rye. Can't go wrong with any of them!Get cozy, grab some headphones, and join the conversation with BSR! Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support Beer Sessions Radio by becoming a member!Beer Sessions Radio is Powered by Simplecast.
The Alaska State House is going into the start of the legislative session with no clear majority coalition. Kodiak's tanner crab fishery is at risk over disagreements on the price. Plus eager beavers are moving North in Alaska, and the impacts can be seen from space.
Months after an Eagle River teen was killed during an ROTC event, her mom has unanswered questions. Also, the Anchorage assembly demands a response from Mayor Dave Bronson over recent allegations. And the Legislature approves new housing in Juneau to help alleviate an acute shortage when lawmakers come to town.
In the discussion about increasing education funding, some lawmakers say they want it tied to improved outcomes. The EPA says a plan to improve air quality in Fairbanks falls short of requirements. Plus remembering the legacy of North Slope legend Oliver Leavitt.
Welcome back, this week listen as Erin and Meghan breakdown S3B E5 Silverfinger. In this episode we discuss, how Scott puts his trust in Allison, Isaac, and Argent to find out. Argent shares a link with a man named Katashi who enlightens them on what these ninjas are. Ethan and Aiden have volunteered to be Scotts bodyguards, and Scott is keeping Kira close to protect her, and we find out why Kira cannot cross a mountain ash barrier. Stiles tries to share some hard evidence that he might have something to do with Barrow, but when the evidence he found is wiped clean he is at his breaking point, and when he wakes up alone in the hospital and is approached by these ninjas something switches and we are left wondering if Stiles was actually onto something. -Music: Climb by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com-Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thenemetontwpod/Email- email@example.com
FEMA addresses how disaster relief information was lost in translation. Why the Kenai Peninsula has one of the few growing populations in the state. Plus breaking down barriers to lift up the next generation of skiers.
Disaster assistance information, supposedly translated into Alaska Native languages, turned into a disaster itself. Also, why a federal lease sale in Cook Inlet drew such little interest. And turning plastic waste into useful building materials.
As Thomasina prepares for the excavation, she begins to learn about the townsfolk's interest in her blood. Mature content. Youtube version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kAZuRMrpE0 CluelessGorilla@gmail.com Also on Facebook & Twitter
A North Pole man is waiting for another chance at a heart transplant after Winter storms stopped the first. A replacement for former Assembly Member Forrest Dunbar is officially selected. Plus the dogs on this Skagway bus go woof, woof, woof… and viral.
Day 3 with no house speaker in DC, and lawmakers are looking for ways to break the gridlock. A dispute between oil producers centers on a road to Alaska's next big oil project. And cod season is off to a late start after disagreements over the price per pound.
A massive bird flu outbreak in Washington leads to an egg shortage in Alaska. How smoke alarms made a clear difference between two New Year's house fires. And climatologists say last month's heavy snow in Anchorage was in part due to climate change.
The author and environmental activist Vandana Shiva has released a new book, Terra Viva to coincide with her 70th birthday. She joins Anita Rani to discuss her life campaigning for climate justice and equality. Eleanor Williams, a 22 year old woman from Barrow-in-Furness, who claimed she had been trafficked by an Asian grooming gang has been convicted of perverting the course of justice. Her false Facebook post about being trafficked and beaten was shared more than 100,000 times and led to protests in the local area. The North of England Editor for the Guardian Helen Pidd has been following the story and has interviewed some of her victims, Helen joins Anita to discuss the case. New year, new job? Today we discuss the art of quitting well. Anita is joined by Mandy Dennison Director of Engagement from the International Federation of Coaching UK, and Karen Danker from Women Returners, which helps women returning to the work place after an extended break. In our series Finding My Voice we're talking to women about the moment they realised they had something to say or stand up for. Moud Goba fled her home country of Zimbabwe at the age of 20 due to harassment she faced over her sexuality. She is now the Chair of the Board of Trustees for UK Black Pride and has spent over a decade helping other LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers to integrate into their new communities. She joins Anita Rani to discuss how she found her voice as an activist once she was finally able to express her sexuality freely. We hear the Woman's Hour archive from 2015 following the death of novelist Fay Weldon. Presenter: Anita Rani Producer: Emma Pearce Photo credit: Kartikey Shiva
Happy New Year Wolfpack!! This week we dive in head first and rewatch S3B E4 Illuminated! Kira's run in with Barrow has left the whole town without electricity, and even though there is still school, it's Danny's Halloween blackout party that seems to be the one thing that isn't happening. After Isaacs attack, Argent asks Allison and Isaac to stay quiet about what happened, Kira shows Scott why she desperately wanted her phone back after Barrow took her picture, and it's Ethan that gives Aiden the idea to help Danny find an alternate venue for his party. In all the Halloween fun we are illuminated by a new threat in Beacon Hills who materialize in the shadows and leave behind a symbol on each of their victims. -Music: Climb by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com-Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thenemetontwpod/Email- firstname.lastname@example.org
An effort by the Mountain View High School football community to help one of its families, which lost its home in a fire on Christmas Day, has exceeded expectations this week. The Van Horn family was hit by a fire on Sunday night, and the home ended up being a total loss. The family's father, Michael, is the Mountain View football Touchdown Club president and the two sons in the family have played football at the school. Mountain View football officials set out to raise $4,000 through a GoFundMe campaign to help the family. As of Thursday night, the fundraising effort had raised $19,377 from 163 donations. The football team also held a donation drive, where people could donate clothing and gift cards to the family, for two hours on last Wednesday morning. A link to the Go Fund Me can be found on Gwinnett Daily Post dot com. For anyone who thinks that one person can't effect a positive impact in multiple communities, meet Alessandra Ferrara-Miller, the founder of Forsyth County-based All For Lunch. Five years ago, the California native established All For Lunch Inc. in Suwanee to pay off the lunch debt for four elementary schools in the North Gwinnett Cluster. Ferrara-Miller's efforts have since blossomed throughout schools in the metro Atlanta area. In mid-December, Ferrara-Miller announced that her one-person nonprofit erased the lunchroom debt in more than 250 schools in Gwinnett, Fulton, Cobb, Barrow and Fayette counties. All For Lunch gave more than $130,000 to schools — including more than $75,000 in Gwinnett — so that families wouldn't go into the holiday season with outstanding school lunch debt. On December 19, Ferrara-Miller said she planned to meet with administrators in Forsyth County to eliminate lunch debt in more than 40 schools before the end of 2022. Ferrara-Miller said she got the idea to pay off school lunch debt after seeing a news report about a young student in Alabama who was sent home from school one day with a stamp on his arm that said, “I need lunch money.” A digital asset portfolio manager by day, Ferrara-Miller established All For Lunch (using the book “Nonprofits for Dummies” as a guide) and began her push to put a dent in the debt many families accrue in school cafeterias across the metro area. According to the Educational Data Initiative, more than 1.5 million students can't afford a school lunch, resulting in a school meal debt of some $250 million. More than three-quarters of the schools in the country have unpaid lunch debt and at the beginning of the 2022-23 school year, the free lunches that had been offered to students in the wake of the COVID pandemic were no longer offered. North Gwinnett grad Seth Anderson committed Sunday to the Iowa Hawkeyes football program. Anderson was a hot prospect in the transfer portal after a breakout 2022 season at Charleston Southern, where he earned Freshman All-American honors and was the Big South Conference Offensive Player of the Year as a redshirt freshman. The 6-foot, 178-pound wide receiver had 42 catches for 628 yards and seven touchdowns. Anderson, who earned second-team all-region honors and honorable mention all-county acclaim as a North senior in 2020, is the son of longtime NFL receiver Willie “Flipper” Anderson, whose 336 receiving yards against the Saints in 1989 is an NFL record. Seth chose the Hawkeyes over Georgia Tech, James Madison, and Appalachian State, among others. Iowa went 8-5 this season, with a 5-4 mark in the Big Ten. The Hawkeyes capped off their season Saturday with a 21-0 win over Kentucky in the Music City Bowl. Gwinnett County officials are warning residents to be wary of anyone who shows up at their door claiming to work for the county's water department — because that person is an imposter. Officials said reports have been coming in to Gwinnett County Water Resources about someone trying to enter homes while claiming to work for a Gwinnett County lab. Most of the attempts have targeted Spanish-speaking families who live in the Norcross area. Residents are advised to not let anyone asking to test their water into their homes. They are also asked to call 9-1-1, especially if they don't feel safe or they think someone is trying to break into their home. They can also call the Department of Water Resource's 24-hour dispatch line if they have questions or concerns. On January first of 2019 history was made as Gwinnett County Commissioner Marlene Fosque and school board member Everton Blair became the first African-Americans to serve on their respective boards. Four years later, they will both leave their respective offices this weekend. Saturday marked the last official day of Fosque's and Blair's terms of office. Blair opted to not seek re-election this year while Fosque's bid for a second term in the County Commission District 4 ended in defeat last month. At Fosque's last commission business meeting on December 13, she quoted Nelson Mandela as she reflected on her time in office. “He said, ‘What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we led,' Fosque said. “I hope and I pray that I made a difference in your lives as a commissioner, and I want you to know that you definitely made a difference — a positive, not just a difference but a positive difference — in my life and I thank you all.” Fosque and Blair were celebrated by their respective colleagues earlier this month, not only for the historic firsts that their elections represented, but also for the work they did on their respective boards. Fosque, for example, was hailed for her work on Project RESET and Project RESET 2.0, programs that she championed and helped get off the ground to help families with financial assistance to stay in their residences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, Blair received a plaque from Gwinnett County Public Schools Superintendent Calvin Watts during the school board's December meeting. 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Alaskans wonder if high grocery prices will continue in the new year. Also, a new air traffic control tower planned for Anchorage will be Alaska's tallest building. And a Fairbanks hotel's aurora globe offers a new northern lights experience.
Ketchikan's police chief faces assault charges after a September incident. Also, Juneau wrestles with the potential for landslides or avalanches to impact downtown buildings. And managers of so-far healthy bison populations look forward to years of harvests.
Alaska's military service members are set to get higher pay in 2023. The Ketchikan School District could be on the hook for huge health insurance payments. And a former Olympian turned Homer high school coach talks about her work in advocacy.
As we're in the period between Christmas and New Year, the gap between episodes is going to be longer than normal, and the podcast proper is going to be back on January the ninth. So nobody has to wait around for another fortnight for a new episode, I thought I'd upload some old Patreon bonus episodes to fill the gap. Every year around Christmas the bonus episodes I do tend to be on Christmas songs and so this week I'm uploading three of those. These are older episodes, so don't have the same production values as more recent episodes, and are also shorter than more recent bonuses, but I hope they're still worth listening to. Hello, and welcome to this week's second Patreon bonus episode. I'm recording this on December the twenty-third, so whether you hear this before Christmas is largely down to how quickly we can get the main episode edited and uploaded. Hopefully, this is going up on Christmas Eve and you're all feeling appropriately festive. Normally for the Patreon bonuses in the last week of December I choose a particularly Christmassy record from the time period we're covering in the main podcast -- usually a perennial Christmas hit like something off the Phil Spector Christmas album or the Elvis Christmas album. However, this year we're in the mid sixties, a period when none of the big hits of US or UK Christmas music were released, because it's after the peak of US Christmas music and before the peak of UK Christmas music. There were Christmas albums by people like James Brown, but they weren't major parts of the discography. So today, we're going to have a brief run-through of the Beatles' Christmas records. These were flexi-discs -- which for those of you who are too young to remember them were records pressed on very, very, thin, cheap plastic, which used to be attached to things like kids' comics or cereal boxes as promotional gimmicks -- sent out to members of the group's fan club. In a way, these were the Beatles' very own Patreon bonuses, sent out to fans and supporters, and not essential works, but hopefully interesting and fun. They very rarely had anything like a full song, being mostly made up of sketches and recorded messages, and other than a limited-edition vinyl reissue a few years back they've never been put on general release -- though one song from the discs, "Christmas Time is Here Again", *was* released as a B-side of the CD single of "Free as A Bird" in 1995: [Excerpt: The Beatles, "Christmas Time is Here Again"] Other than that, the Christmas records remain one of those parts of the Beatles catalogue which have never seen a proper widespread release. The first record was made on October the 17th 1963, at the same recording session as "I Want to Hold Your Hand", at the instigation of Tony Barrow, the group's publicist, who also came up with a script for the group to depart from: [Excerpt, the Beatles' first Christmas record] Barrow apparently edited the recording himself, using scissors and tape, and much of that was just taking out the swearing. Incidentally, I've seen some American sources talking about the word "Crimble" being a word that the Beatles made up themselves, but it's actually a fairly standard bit of Scouse slang. The second Christmas record was recorded at the end of the sessions for Beatles For Sale and was much the same kind of thing, though this time they incorporated sound effects: [Excerpt: The Beatles' Second Christmas Record] That was never sent to American fans. Instead, they got a cardboard copy of an edited version of the first record (it's possible to make records out of cardboard, but they can only be played a handful of times). They wouldn't get another Christmas record until 1968, though British fans kept receiving them. The third record sees the group parodying other people's hits, including a brief rendition of "It's the Same Old Song" interrupted by George Harrison saying they can't sing it because of copyright, and an attempt to sing Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction" and "Auld Lang Syne" at the same time: [Excerpt: The Beatles' Third Christmas Record] The fourth record, from 1966, was recorded during the early sessions for "Strawberry Fields Forever", and titled "Pantomime: Everywhere It's Christmas". For those outside the UK and its sphere of cultural influence, pantomime is a British Xmas stage tradition which is very hard to explain if you've not experienced it, involving performances that are ostensibly of fairy stories like Cinderella or Snow White, but also usually involving drag performances -- the male lead is usually played by a young woman, while there's usually an old woman character played by a man in drag -- with audience participation, songs, and old jokes of the "I do declare, the Prince's balls get bigger every year!" type. As the title suggests, then, the 1966 Christmas record is an attempt at an actual narrative of sorts, though a surreal, incoherent one. It comes across very much like the Goon show -- though like one of the later episodes where Milligan has lost all sense of narrative coherence: [Excerpt: The Beatles, "Pantomime: Everywhere It's Christmas"] it's probably the best of the group's Christmas efforts, and certainly the most fully realised to this point. The 1967 Christmas record, "Christmas Time is Here Again", is even more ambitious. It's another narrative, which sees the group playing a fictitious group called the Ravellers, auditioning for the BBC: [Excerpt: The Beatles, "Christmas Time is Here Again"] It also features parodies of broadcasting formats, which I've seen a few people suggest were inspired by the Bonzo Dog Band's then-recent Craig Torso Show radio performances, but which seem to me more indicative just of a general shared sense of humour: [Excerpt: The Beatles, "Christmas Time is Here Again"] But that record has become most famous for having one of the closest things on any of these records to a full song, the title track "Christmas Time is Here Again": [Excerpt: The Beatles, "Christmas Time is Here Again"] As well as later being issued as the B-side of a CD single, that was also remade by Ringo as a solo record: [Excerpt: Ringo Starr, "Christmas Time is Here Again"] Although my favourite use of the song is actually as an interpolation, with slightly altered lyrics, in "Xmas Again" by Stew of the Negro Problem, one of my favourite current songwriters: [Excerpt: Stew, "Xmas Again"] "Christmas Time is Here Again" would be the last Christmas record the group would make together. For their final two Christmas releases, they recorded their parts separately and got their friend, the DJ Kenny Everett, who was known at this point for his tricks with tape editing, and who shared their sense of humour (he later went on to become a successful TV comedian) to collage them together into something listenable. The highlight of the 1968 record comes from George's contribution. George, a lover of the ukulele, got Tiny Tim to record his version of "Nowhere Man" for the record: [Excerpt: Tiny Tim, "Nowhere Man"] And for the seventh and final Christmas single, recorded after the group had split up but before the split was announced, Everett once again cobbled it together from separate recordings, this time a chat between John and Yoko, Ringo improvising a song and plugging his new film, and Paul singing an original Christmas song: [Excerpt: Paul McCartney, "Merry, Merry, Year"] George's contribution was a single sentence. In 1970, the fan club members got one final record -- an actual vinyl album, compiling all the previous Christmas records in one place. All the Beatles would in future record solo Christmas singles, some of which became perennial classics, but there would never be another Beatles Christmas record [Excerpt, the end of the third Beatles Christmas record]
After more than a year without an official director, the Anchorage Public Library is under new leadership. How the airline meltdown is canceling plans months and even years in the making. Plus the land rising and falling makes for some unique engineering around an Alaska river.
Alaskans are still stranded across the country as nasty weather keeps planes grounded. And a new federal committee is working to change derogatory names on American landmarks. Plus researchers are bouncing a radio signal from Alaska off a far-out space object.
Santa kidnapped Molly so she could talk more hobbits with us! In this episode, Paul, Tori, and Molly chat over how Tolkien is really a horror author, start up another conversation on who/what really is Tom Bombadil, and take up Tom's advice to go touch some grass. Happy holidays and new year to you all! Cheers to more adventures together in 2023! Welcome to The Sillymarillion! Where Paul (the forever fan) teaches Tori (the newcomer) all about J.R.R. Tolkien's tales and stories. Join us on twitter and tell us what you did over the holidays! Keep up with our guest, Molly, over at her website mollyostertag.com! Twitter & Insta: @sillymarillions Patreon: https://patreon.com/thesillymarillion for bonus content Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries Heartfelt thank you to Evelyn @wow__then for our Season 3 podcast art! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thesillymarillion/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thesillymarillion/support
A Superior Court judge ruled today that Republican Representative David Eastman is eligible to hold office. Also tonight… the Alaska Supreme Court hears arguments in an appeal over state management of herring brought by the Sitka tribe.