Podcasts

Fred Flea learns not to be greedy in "Ed and Fred Flea," by Pamela Duncan Edwards, read by Sally Cassano.

In this month's Drinking in the Last Frontier, get a taste of the latest brew at St. Elias, made with locally grown hops. And hop on over to your 'third place,' perhaps to try this month's beer style, the gueuze.

Llama Llama is having a week! He learns patience for chores with Mama and how to handle bullies at school in "Llama Llama Mad at Mama" and "Llama Llama and the Bully Goat," by Anna Dewdney, ready by Charlotte Zumbuhl.

Tune-In Tales celebrates World Giraffe Day on June 21 with a story of young Cal learning how to stay safe on the savannah. Sally Cassano reads "Giraffe Trouble" by Jean Craighead George.

Wild plants sometimes get a bad rap. When they’re pretty, we call them wildflowers. But usually, when they’re in our gardens without being intentionally planted, they’re weeds. And if they’re especially tenacious, like horsetail, they might get called even worse names.

But how often do we look at them as food or medicine? Tia Holley, an ethnobotanist who works in the wellness program at the Dena’ina Wellness Center in Kenai, gives us tips on how and what to pick locally.

Tag along with everyone's favorite big red dog in "Clifford Takes a Trip," by Norman Bridwell, and learn why not to cry wolf in Aesop's cassic fable, "The Shepherd's Boy," both read by Sally Cassano.

Lemonade Day

Jun 11, 2018
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June 9 was Lemonade Day on the central Kenai Peninsula, with over 30 young entrepreneurs operating their very own business for the day. KDLL visited with several stands in Soldotna:

Interviews and Lemonade Day stand locations:

Paxton and Silas, Key Bank

Ryder and Gunner, First American Title

Samuel, Sportsman’s Warehouse

Tenakee and Ryan, Wilderness Way

Raylee and Micah, Napa

Christopher and Kaden, Odie's

Ava and Zoe, Binkley Street

Aiden, 4D Building

Justine, Elise and Alana, Beemun's

Sally Cassano reads "Toot's Tour of India," by Laura F. Marsh.

Charlotte Zumbul reads "My Mommy Hung the Moon," by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell, and Sally Cassano reads "Pass It On," by Sophy Henn.

Girdwood Brewing Co.

On this month's Drinking on the Last Frontier, Bill recaps the action/nonaction on an effort to revise Alaska's alcohol regulations. After that, sample the beers of Scandinavia, take a craft beer tour of San Fransisco and journey up the road to Girdwood Brewing Co.

May 24, 2018: 'Pretend'

May 24, 2018

Sally Cassano reads "Pretend," by Jennifer Plecas.

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It continues to be a slow, cold, soggy start to spring this May, but the gardening scene is heating up.

The Central Peninsula Garden Club is holding workshops every Saturday this month, giving gardeners a chance to pick the brains of experts on a variety of topics. Last week, KDLL tagged along for some sweet insight into growing berries at Alaska Berries farm and gathered snippits of information on tree pruning with Curtis Stigall of An Arboristic View.

May 17, 2018: 'Circles'

May 17, 2018

Sally Cassano reads "Circles," by Alex, Patrick and Gordon Latimer, and Truuli and Sarah Hondel read "Aesop's Fables" — "The Ant and the Grasshopper" and the "Tree and the Reed."

Sally Cassano reads "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street," by Dr. Seuss.

Host Jenny Neyman interviews noted Alaska mountaineer Dave Hart about getting started climbing 30+ years ago, staying safe and what he's learned along the way.

Tag along with Dave up Redoubt, Iliamna, Torbert and Truuli peaks during a live photo presentation at 7 p.m. May 10 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Admission is $5, or free for KDLL members.

Welcome to Tune-In Tales, storytelling for kids on KDLL. Our first episode, May 3, is "The Three Mooses Mosely," by Sally Cassano, performed by Sally, Sara and Truuli Hondel, Austin Thomas and Mike Gallagher. Enjoy!

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On this month's Drinking on the Last Frontier with Bill Howell, go behind the scenes of the Beer 49 channel, back in time for a Burton ale, in the back room of Kenai River Brewing Co. to see its new canning machine and to your backyard for the makings of birch beer.

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It's April — the snow is melting but not fast enough to be gardening outside anytime soon. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be harvesting. Greenhouses get you a jump on spring and hydroponics can be a vault toward productivity. Tour Cheryl and Steve Beesun's hydroponic greenhouse in Soldotna, with cucumbers, lettuce and zucchini already ready to eat.

Elaine Howell

In the March episode of Drinking on the Last Frontier, Bill visits Country Liquor for a look at the retail craft of stocking unique beers and ponders brewery secession planning to see who will pick up the tab for breweries in the next generation. Plus, the magic of yeast in brewing science, the return of beer gear and the kick of coffee beers. Cheers!

Jenny Neyman/KDLL

Spring is in the air, if not quite evident on the ground yet. We’re at least a month from digging in the dirt but if you’re planning to grow or raise your own food this year, now is the time to get started — and we’re here to help. On this month's Kenai Garden Talk, we’ve got the buzz on beginner beekeeping, some tips for your chicks and a plea for pest patrol. And if you're fresh out of patience waiting for farmer's market season, there's now a mobile option on the Kenai Peninsula, bringing produce to a parking lot near you.

Join Bill Howell on this month's Drinking on the Last Frontier for dispatches from Frozen River Fest, a conversation with Denali Brewing Co., thoughts on alcohol education and a flavor of brewing science — hops.

Have you ever learned a lesson the hard way? Or maybe not learned one at all? You are not alone. True Tales, Told Live held a storytelling event Feb. 2 at Odie’s Deli in Soldotna on the theme “Lessons Not Learned.” We had tales from Glenn Tinker, Bonnie Bernard, Vickie Tinker, Kat Sorenson, Joe Spady, Elizabeth Earl, Sally Cassano, Joel Todd, Joy Petrie and Emily Knight, with Katilin Vadla and Jenny Neyman as the emcees.

Storytellers take a lighthearted look at darkness Dec. 8, 2017, at Odie's in Soldonta, telling true tales on the theme, "Lighten Up — Tales of Escape from the Dark." With hosts Jenny Neyman and Kaitlin Vadla and stories and poetry from Kerri Roe, Dave Atcheson, Jacki Michels, Merril Sikorski, Heddy Huss, Steve Schoonmaker and Meezie Hermansen.

Nine storytellers dish up true tales on the theme, "Family Recipes for Disaster" on Oct. 13, 2017, at Odie's in Soldotna.  Hosted by Kaitin Vadla, Jenny Neyman and Pegge Erkeneff, with stories by Zach Harden (brother), Megan Harden (sister), Sabrina Harden (mom), Paul Landen, Heddy Huss, Jacki Michels, Liz Earl, Kat Sorensen and Jenny Neyman.

Nine storytellers dish up true tales on the theme, "Family Recipes for Disaster" on Oct. 13, 2017, at Odie's in Soldotna.  Hosted by Kaitin Vadla, Jenny Neyman and Pegge Erkeneff, with stories by Zach Harden (brother), Megan Harden (sister), Sabrina Harden (mom), Paul Landen, Heddy Huss, Jacki Michels, Liz Earl, Kat Sorensen and Jenny Neyman.

(Due to technical difficulties, the beginning of Zach's story is missing. Sorry!)
 

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