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Thanks to Aiden, Heidi, Zoe, Mikey and Vail, fifth-graders at Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science in Kenai, for reading our Tune-In Tale this week, “The Day the Crayons Quit,” by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers.

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Where there's smoke there's good beer flavor and let's hear it for the women in brewing history. Bill also checks in with Bleeding Heart Brewery in Palmer and get details about the Cooper Landing's plans to build a new brewery.

A lost ball turns into a fuzz frenzy for a community of prairie dogs in "The Great Fuzz Frenzy," by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel, read by Sally Cassano. Will the Big Bark steal the fun or save the day?

Shel Silverstein delights with a selection of poems: “The Googies Are Coming,” read by Anya Hondel, “Hug of War,” read by Skylar Lyon, “Zebra Questions,” read by Mandy Samuels, and “Help,” read by Anya Hondel. After that, it’s “Have I got dogs,” by William Cole, read by Mary Whybark.

Feeling a little sluggish? "Score One for the Sloths" will make you feel great about your level of motivation. Story by Helen Lester, read by Mandy Samuels.

What trouble will the Siamese kitty Skippyjon Jones get into with his Chihuahua friends? Will his imagination be big enough to save the day? Find out in "Skippyjon Jones in the Doghouse," by Judy Schachner, ready by Sally Cassano.

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Dave Ianson thinks rhubarb could be the next big thing in Alaska agriculture, if only growers would show it a little love.

And if you're thinking about raising dairy goats, make sure you plan ahead so your experience doesn't turn sour.

Links from this episode:

Karluk Acres, Julie Wendt and& Paul Vass:

Phone: 907-252-3980

Website: www.karlukacres.com

Facebook: Karluk Acres

Courtesy Soldotna Rotary

This month, Bill reports from the eighth annual Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival and compares the craft brewing industry in Maine vs. Alaska.

Megan learns just how smart pigs can be in "Pigs," by Robert Munsch, read by Sally Cassano.

Bill visits with two relatively new breweries in Alaska's craft beer landscape — Resolution Brewing in Anchorage and Bearpaw River Brewing in Wasilla.

Today’s story are "Weird Parents," by Aurdrey wood, read by Mary Whybark, and two poems by Shel Silverstein, "Sick" and "Zebra Questions," read by Mandy Samuels.

Poor Thidwick's good manners get him into a host of trouble. Hear more as Sally Cassano reads, "Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose," by Dr. Seuss.

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."

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