Production on our fourth show, tentatively titled “Home”, will be wrapping up here shortly. Looked like all parties were on track for an early June air date but alas, projects get side-tracked, de-railed, intruded upon, in short life happens (A few of us landed in Homer, AK for the highly anticipated Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference). Stay tuned, it will be worth the wait. In the meantime check out The Relay Project, which like LFTN, lives in the genre-less wastelands, feeding off the tuned in brainwaves of curious listeners everywhere.

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Our latest show, which aired April 1st (see previous post) is now available in streaming format in the archives. In addition to the complete show you can also find extended, web-exclusive footage from Jonas Lamb’s interview with Buddy Tabor.

On Tuesday, April 1st, at 8 pm (AKST), KTOO 104.3 FM will be airing the next “Letters from the North,” a showcase of Alaskan writers, storytellers, and poets.

This time around the theme is Work. The songwriting of Juneau musician and house painter, Buddy Tabor is featured in a special interview with Jonas Lamb. Other features include poetry by Katie Bausler and Jonas Lamb, a fishing story by Therese Harvey, Mark Gnadt of Barrow reads an essay about the toughest (and youngest) boss he’s ever worked for, Ginny Mahar shares an essay about her stint as a cheese monger, and Evelyn Richards asks some children that never-ending question: what do you want to be when you grow up?

If you aren’t in Juneau, you can listen to the broadcast live at http://www.ktoo.org/ . Just click the button that says “Listen Live” under KTOO News. Hope you can tune in, and if not, the show will be available in the archive soon after broadcast. Enjoy!

It’s that time again, time to get out the pens and notebooks, keyboards and harddrives, or those dusty archives of past work you’ve been waiting to find the perfect home for. Letters from the North is welcoming submissions for our next show. The deadline for submissions is April 20th. As you may already know, we are no longer setting themes for the submission period, but rather allowing the themes to come to us organically from the work submitted; that means you can submit ANYTHING, as long as it’s your most excellent work. April 20th is a full moon, so why not do something wild and daring, and share your work with us! For more information please view the link to our submission guidelines. Thanks and good luck!