8 - ALW Airport

 

The Walla Walla airport has been a fixture of the valley since the early 1920s. ALW, as it is known in airport nomenclature, has swerved as a shipping hub, a bomber base, a soldier training ground, and even a campground for woodland firefighters. In a small town like Walla Walla, ALW becomes a doorway to the world. In this episode, Alex, Kris, and Jenn discuss the value of travel, connecting with "the other", and the quality of life small commutes bring. The three explore how unique and integral an aiport like ALW can be for small town life.