Jim Brader (53) talks with colleage and friend Eric Stevens (49) about starting his National Weather Service career by moving to St. Paul Island. They discuss changes they’ve seen around the state during their tenure, including sea ice and how its loss impacts climate systems around the state.

This interview was recorded in collaboration with StoryCorps. Recorded by Jessie Robertson on February 26, 2018 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in Fairbanks, Alaska. Edited by Kelsey Skonberg.

Music: “Arctic Evening” by Marcel du Preez

Alaska Voices
Stepping off the plane to roaring Northern fur seals