The Blue Tarp

Series produced by KTNA

Caption: The Blue Tarp, Credit: KTNA Talkeetna
Image by: KTNA Talkeetna 
The Blue Tarp 

The Blue Tarp, a radio program and podcast, covers the stories of the people and places of Alaska’s Northern Susitna Valley. From old-timers to newcomers, there’s room for everyone under the Blue Tarp.

The Blue Tarp, a radio program and podcast, covers the stories of the people and places of Alaska’s Northern Susitna Valley. We strive to share the stories of this area with the many voices who lived them.  History is being made every day so the stories might be decades old or more current.  With this show, we hope to cover many facets of the Susitna Valley story.
Why The Blue Tarp? It's an evocative image for rural Alaska.  They cover so many aspects of our life. From old-timers to newcomers, there’s room for everyone under the Blue Tarp. Season One launched in January of 2020, and ended the year with eight episodes and two holiday specials. The first season’s theme was historical buildings which served as the stages for stories about people. Season Two launched in March 2021.


3 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: The Blue Tarp, Credit: KTNA Talkeetna
Since being built by Frank Lee around 1916 and later moved to its current location, the Talkeetna Roadhouse has been a staple of local life. Today...

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  • Added: Apr 23, 2021
  • Length: 29:02
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Caption: The Blue Tarp, Credit: KTNA Talkeetna
For more than eighty years, the territorial schoolhouse building has stood in Downtown Talkeetna, Alaska. It has served many purposes over the dec...

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  • Added: Apr 23, 2021
  • Length: 29:02
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Caption: The Blue Tarp, Credit: KTNA Talkeetna
The Fairview Inn is referred to by some as “Talkeetna’s living room.” On this episode of the Blue Tarp, we hear from people for whom the Fairview ...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2021
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 1