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Program Information
 Radio Curious 
 
 Weekly Program
 Niilo Koponen, Ph.D. & Barry Vogel, Esq.
 Radio Curious - Barry Vogel  
 For non-profit use only.
 Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd) 
People who crave space, freedom, adventure, and opportunities have long been attracted to Alaska. In June of 1996 I spoke with Niilo Kopanan, the son of Finnish immigrants who grew up in New York City and moved to a mountain ridge near Fairbanks, Alaska in 1952. At that time, land there was still open for homesteading. He located his 160 acres and filed a homestead on the ridge where he still lives. After several years there, in the mid 1950s, he returned to the lower 48 states to earn a Ph.D. Yet the magnet of Alaska pulled him back where he became a university professor and a member of the Alaska legislature, and he’s been there ever since.

Niilo Koponen, Ph.D. recommends “The life story of Elizabeth Morgan” by Ernest Morgan.

Originally Broadcast: June 18, 1996
Barry Vogel, Esq. is the host and producer.
Ignacio Ayala is the assistant producer.
Radio Curious is a half-hour, weekly, long-form interview program, now in it's 28th year. We interview people on a curiously wide variety of topics about life and ideas. Our website is www.radiocurious.org. If your station airs Radio Curious please let us know curious@radiocurious.org, we will add you to our list of syndicate stations. We also welcome questions, feedback and program ideas.

 Niilo Koponen, Ph.D.- North to Alaska Download Program Podcast
00:29:00 English 1996-06-18
 Ukiah, California
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